Recommendations and fair pricing for 2005 CRV Car Audio Setup?
As per the classic 80/20 rule, looking for a great bang for buck (and maybe a smidge past that in quality) for a good audio setup in my new-to-me 2005 CRV. Appreciate quality audio, but wouldn't quite consider myself an audiophile. I just need something really solid, and don't want to get excessive or go crazy $$ wise. Reasonable setup, high quality, best ROI.
1. Thoughts on the Sony Touchscreen unit for an in-car, CarPlay ready, touchscreen based setup?
[6.5" SONY CarPlay/Android Auto XAVAX100 RI-S-TouchScreen]
2. Thoughts on an amplifier VS no amplifier?
[SR4 Audison Sr Series 65Wx4 Or 65Wx2+190Wx1 AI-B-4CH]
3. Thoughts on speakers? Front only, or Front + Rear?
Audison Prima 6.5"
4. How much should I expect to pay for installation in total (parts + labor)? I have no idea what is reasonable for this. One place quoted me 1.5 hours and total of $311 for installing just the Car radio unit (install + installation supplies), and then another 1.75 hours / $175 for the amplifier install (not even sure I need that) + $108 for the amplifier installation cables (seems excessive for "Flex 8Ga Power Wire, RED RCA Cables, T-Spec BULK Fuse Holder, and Stinger PRO Speaker Wire" ... another $285 for installing the speakers in the door (either 2 or 4) + supplies including STP sound dampening panels... and then another $200 for something "SI-S-Coax-Door" (maybe the other 2 speakers)?
Anyway, total being just under $2500 for 4 speakers, the radio, the amplifier. Is this reasonable? Does this look like a good setup, or a bit excessive?
Pardon, as I am no pro with this, I just remember the last time I had a radio + 2 speakers installed the grand total was around $600 for a solid 2 speaker setup, no amp, though that was around 7 years ago.
Thank you! Speaker, Radio unit suggestions most welcome! Thoughts on amp VS no-amp also welcome.