Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Phoenix (Tempe) Arizona
Just my few cents on this topic as I used to work for a high-end car audio shop and also competed in and judged IASCA events. If the front set of speakers is a true component set (separate tweeters, crossover, and mid-bass) deck power is seriously under power, even that small alpine amp that one of you had back by the sub is questionable. I know theres a lot of small class d amps now that will do upper range frequencies, but I havent heard them. I did however just do two simple systems for two friends with civics and used a rockford fosgate prime mono amp in each and was impressed (the r500x, I think). Size and weight were both small and I believe they got them from amazonn for less than 150. It also ran quite cool. The system that speaker zone (or whatever the name of the company was) I liked. I think the over use of kenwood was odd, and Im actually a kenwood fan, but just their decks. The way they taped off the car is actually common for a high-end car audio shop. Sealing off the factory sub box is a great idea. If you dont, getting an amp that has a high damping factor will help control a sub in a free air situation. Admittedly, I havent worked on an Evora yet, so setup is unfamiliar to me. When I finish my system in the Elise Ill post it on here. Idea is a basic kenwood digital media head KMM bt522hd, lowest one with 4v pre outs, helps keep out engine noise, also has changeable display color and brightness, reduces glare; a JL 500/5, not made anymore, 250/1+100/2+25/2 amp, built in crossovers low high and bandpass; an Image Dynamics IDQ 10 or 12 sub; Stevens audio MB 6 or 8 mid basses; and Stevens audio horn loaded compression drivers. Hopefully the horns fit, their imaging is much better than can be done with separates without tons of work, usually. Im real big on sound quality and since my Elise is a dd, Im willing to give up some weight for comfort. When I do installation, I may weigh parts so people can know, but right now Im just collecting parts. If anyone has questions feel free to ask, I love talking audio and auto, I may be willing to do audio work, but probably would charge more than any other shop. I focus on performance automotive, so dont look for the audio work.