Looking for questions, comments, suggestions :-)
So I have a 2015 Corolla I just bought. I want a sweet SQL setup but I want everything to look stock except the trunk. and I still want some usable trunk space.
First think I want to do is upgrade the electrical system:big 3, beefy battery and a GOOD QUALITY 300 amp alternator if anybody can make a recommendation.
And I'll probably slowly start putting in sound dampening material if anybody has a good deal on some sheets of dampener.
I want to go 3 way active up front (1" tweeter, 6.5" mid, JL 6.5" w3v3 mid bass in rear deck) and Image Dynamics IDMAX15v3 infinite baffle in the trunk. So the mid bass and the sub will be sharing the trunk air.
I could get some 3 or 4" pods and mount mid range speakers on the front pillars and put mid bass in the doors, but without custom work, nothing I put in the door will give me mid bass like the Jl w3v3
I'd like to run a sinfoni or mosconi 200.4 for the mids and tweets.
I have a zapco 9.0 for the 15 and a zapco 6.0 for the mid bass
I also have another zapco 6.0 and 3.0 I could use to run the tweets and mids.
Zapco c2k amps are HUGE!! Checking all my space i'd have to mount 2 amps under the 2 front seats(they barely fit, but they do) and the other 2 amps I could mount on the woofer baffle facing the trunk, so when you open the trunk all you see is the idmax magnet and 2 zapco amps.
The spare tire well can fit 2 amps, but I'd rather not lose my spare.
I want to use a good dsp to interface with the stock radio. Leaning heavily on the Arc Audio PS8. I'd mount the DSP on one of the back seats that fold down for easy access.
What's the best line output converter to tap into my stock radio??
Equipment I already have (willing to trade or sell if needed):
Pioneer DEX-P99RS $800
Alpine dva-7996 $250
Zapco C2k 9.0 2 ohm version 900$
Zapco C2k 9.0 2 ohm version, won't turn off 500$
Zapco C2k 6.0 anniversary edition 700$
Zapco C2k 6.0 650$
Zapco C2k 3.0 500$
Sundown saz2500 400$
Boston spz60 550$
Boston soz50 500$
Focal k2 power 6.75" 500$
I was running the focal tweeters with boston 5" mid in a 2 way active setup and they sounded good together.
IDMAX15v3 in 3 cuft sealed box (box won't fit in new trunk, want infinite baffle)
JL tw-5 13.5 300
2 jl audio 6.5w3v3 8 ohms ( I'll get about 150 watts into each from a 6.0)
I have plenty of symbilink cables and sldin transmitters for adapters.
Here's some pics of what we're working with: