just wanted to post up my setup because i really like it and it sound phenomenal. this system can make your eyeballs vibrate if you wish.
this amp (Boston accoustic GT-24)
driving a pair of these (Boston accoustic G5 - Wired parallel for 2Ohm Single channel)
sitting in this box (rear deck dual 10 inch enclosure)
4 channel amp (Boston accoustic GT-42)
driving this set of speakers (raindbow audio) in the rear deck, the kick panel and the door tweeter, not using the mid range for the door, they are junk/uselees anyways.
I am using this headunit (JVC KDX-5000)
The Pros on the headunit
- I like the navi system ( antenna can be attached above the third brake lightand wired through the trunk nicely). some reviewers want more gadgets but i like the way it is simple and get the job done. It even shows you the distance to the next turn and the direction while looking at the AV screen. the navi data sits on the internal harddrive and uses 16 of the 40 gig. maps are all north american and canada. with 16 Mio POI, which is nice when you are hungry or need fuel.
- i dont watch dvds on it so i cant comment on that.
- Media Server. This is the reason i bought the unit. I wanted to dump all my mp3s on the harddrive and be done with cd's. for one, this is my first upper class car audio system and now i can tell the difference in sound between a proper cd and a mp3, worlds apart. number two, and this is the worst part, even though it read dvds and runs on some kind of windows, they couldnt just implement a simple ID3 tag based system where you can just put a flat archive on the harddisc and then display the selection by the usual artist, title, album etc. you have to copy everything album by album. At least it takes the folder and file names and lables stuff correctly, but it takes about 3-5 minutes per mp3 album, and you HAVE to use genres. under which you sort your albums. i had the unit now about 8 weeks and its still not even half full, and stuff is just all over the place, its a mess. This would be the main reason i would not recommend the unit, unless you are looking for a navi system that will leave you with a HVAC control and is not dnaglinh from your windshield like a monkey, and you dont care about the media server.
It does also play audio DVD which sounds very high quality.