Posted this at AVSForums, thought I'd repost here since you're all such a helpful bunch of people
I drive a 2004 Tundra Limited and am looking for a clean, dynamic, reasonably powerful sounding system to cover my wide range of music taste at all volume levels. I don't know anything as far as brands, sizes, etc and could really use some help.
Doesn't matter much, as long as it is good value. I do believe in diminishing returns - I don't want to spend triple the amount to get something that is marginally better.
My tastes include:
all kinds of metal, jazz, classical, electronic - particular affinity for low-end and drums
Balance, mostly, with a good, clean low-end when songs call for it, but not overpowering when it isn't necessary (like listening to Django Reindhardt, for example). I am a musician of sorts and enjoy discerning between the different roles and nuances of instruments, whether it be violins or a drummer. If an electronic song demands something thick and juicy, I want my system to deliver it (and at high volume, if desired). If a delicate violin/cello piece comes on, I want it to sound clear without a bunch of muddy bass tacked on.
Also to play CDs and have a dedicate auxiliary port for 1/8" to mp3 player.
I'd rather not put anything in the truck bed, if possible. If my wants require such, then please let me know.
I'm also probably going to need a new receiver and amp and all that, so any help there would also be swell.
I'm going to be in the LA/Orange County area until the 10th of this month; if there are any exceptional places to have this stuff installed please let me know!
I use a Zune HD, if that matters.
Thanks for the help, and if you guys need pics or more information please let me know and I will do my best to provide it to you.