I have finally hit the point where I can't stand my current speaker setup and have been searching the web and forums for quite awhile. I am hoping to get some valuable advice from you guys.
I initially started this project thinking I would get the Infinity Basslink box and that would be sufficient. That endeavor ended up with me installing a custom box, 12" Diamond Audio Sub and JL Amp. Bass is great, but now the rest of the system is even more annoying.
So I'm looking to upgrade the rest of the speakers.
I've been looking at three possible routes, but am open to other suggestions.
1) Bavarianautowerks is recommending their Stage I Audio upgrade which consists of Rainbow (never heard of them) or MB Quart component speakers and stock amp. This solution is in the 400+ range. http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product.php?II=380
2) I've looked at speakers from a local installer and Tweeter and was impressed with the Focal 130KP speakers. Nice and clear. Of course the down side is expensive as heck. Their suggestion was to only do the fronts and leave out the rears. Installed with Audisson Amp. Aprox 1,300.
3) Upgrade front and rear with Focal's and Audisson Amps. Approx 2,400. (OUCH).
I've heard both the MB Quart speakers and the Focals. Unfortunately not side by side and every place I find to listen to the MB Quart's they have them hooked to an aftermarket Amp.
I also experiemented with the fader to remove the rear speakers and "hear" what a front only install might be like. I have to admit that the car is more full of sound with both front's and rear's running.
I am really tempted to pull the trigger on the Focals for the front only, but am really concerned that after dropping the cash that I'll still not be pleased until the rears are done as well.
So I'm looking for input from anyone that has done any of the above options, and/or might offer an alternate suggestion.
Note: I'm the type that likes my German Industrial loud and clear in my German car running hard and fast. Is there any other way to enjoy life?
Thanks in advance.