Originally Posted by RageOfFury
Well, since I'm swapping out the speakers, I figured I might as well get an amp!
Where would be the best spot for it? I'm thinking under the driver's seat.
How would I route the wires? How would I hide the wires as well?
This project of mine is getting bigger by the day! lol
I was told my different installers and mechanics, with the JGC, it was better to look for an amp that does not draw from the electrical system. Which means to look for an amp that is efficient such as a Class D or Class G/H that draw less current.The Alpine amp that you are interested in is a Class AB amp which is not bad, due to the fact it has low wattage. However, I think because you are using a 3 way 6x9 for the fronts, you should get something with more power to cover the dynamic headroom and prevent possible distortion.
If you put the amp under the drivers seat, you would be close to the battery for the tie-in. Keep in mind, if you add a subwoofer enclosure later on, you would need another amp that would also have to fit under the seat in order to use the power connections and add/change the cable to handle the new current load. I would strongly recommend to look into a 5-channel amp (Alpine PDX-V9 has the power for the JL Audio Sleathbox) and the matching power cable, this way you just add a sub later and you are finished.
I have not looked closely, put their are ways to snake cables under the carpet and other assemblies of the JGC to the speaker locations.
Best for now.