Greetings! Ten years ago I had a 1995 Saturn with a Pioneer Premier head unit, a 4 channel (75 x 4) Eclipse amp driving a pair of A/D/S coaxial speakers up front and a 12 Earthquake dual-voice coil sub in the back (the rear stock speakers were driven by the head unit). This was my first foray into an aftermarket car audio system. After enjoying my system for about nine months someone stole my amp and sub but they did not get my head unit (faceplate was removed) or the front speakers. Since that time I've been running a different Pioneer head unit, the same A/D/S speakers in the front, and stock speakers in the rear of my 1997 Toyota Camry. I'm now in a position where I can afford to get another system and live in much more rural area where I'm less concerned about theft (although I'm fully aware that there's always some degree of risk).
Existing items looking to keep (at least for a while):
Pioneer head unit (DEH-P4600MP)
A/D/S coaxial speakers up front (the same ones from before - they sound fantastic)
Items I'm looking to purchase:
Alpine 4-channel amplifier (model #MRP-F300) to drive the front A/D/S speakers + new rear speakers (Alpine 6x 9s)
Alpine mono amplifier (model #MRP-M500) to drive a 12 Alpine Type R dual voice coil sub (SWR-1242D)
I'm also interested in installing Dynamat as I do get quite a bit of road noise. I'm certain I want to do the doors and the trunk. I'd like to do the floor as well but am concerned that it would be too hard to remove the seats (I've never done that before on any of my cars).
I'd potentially be interested in upgrading my head unit to an Alpine as well but would prefer to hold off for a while given my current investment. I would like the ability to hook my iPod up to an auxiliary input on my Pioneer head unit and control the iPod itself (I don't need the ability to control it directly from the head unit). In addition, my wife and I take many day-long road trips and like to hook up our portable DVD player to our stereo system using the headphone output. Regarding my tastes, I'm 35 and listen mostly to rock music - I don't listen to hip-hop nor am I looking to blow the trunk off of my car from the bass. I just want something that sounds as good as what I had before + the ability to remove road noise.
Any thoughts on my proposed system? I'd like start installing everything next month when the weather starts to warm up