First things first: Budget cap is about $1200, possibly a little over, and trunk space does not matter. The time it will take to obtain the components is not overly important, but the shorter the wait the better. I understand the want to avoid new threads if possible, but as there are no components purchased I would like a wide array of suggestions.
I have been looking to upgrade the sound system in my 2009 Ford Fusion SE with a sub or two. In my research I have found that I honestly do not know what to look for, so I decided to take my questions to the experts (yes, you). I am looking for a combination of subs, an amp, and an enclosure that will provide both high quality and as much power as possible while staying in budget and not sacrificing that quality.
My favorite for a sub so far is the JBL W15GTi MkII, which I understand to be very high quality and very powerful, but I do not understand what factors are most important in determining quality and power. Any information in that regard would be appreciated, as well as other suggestions that would meet these requirements.
As far as amps go, my knowledge is that they are not created equal. Any thoughts for a high quality amp to match a specific recommended sub would be appreciated, along with a way to get the power needed to the amp (battery suggestions).
When it comes to enclosures, my understanding is that sealed enclosures provide a higher quality while ported enclosures provide power. I would like to know how much of an effect the enclosure has, and an enclosure recommendation to maximize quality and power of the system, whether it be a specific recommendation or a suggestion to go with a certain manufacturer.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I am looking forward to seeing the suggestions and hearing the results!