Is name brand equipment worth it? ...
Just thought I'd throw something out there for those wondering if investing in brand name equipment in car audio is worth it.
I was looking up some details on equipment that I installed in my Jeep, and didn't realize how long it had been since installed:
Kicker Solo-baric sub -- installed June of 1996 (almost 12 years)
Rockford Fosgate Amp for above -- installed June of 1996 (again almost 12 years)
Rockford Fosgate amp for speakers -- installed in May of 2000 (8 years)
Inifinity Kappa 6.5in and 4x6 speakers -- installed in December of 1995 (12.5 years ) (also installed in previous car)
These items are installed in my Jeep Wrangler, which has been abused plenty off-road and by the weather. Even been rained on a couple times, and splashed with mud more times than I can remember. Still installed there today and working great.
I am actually suprised myself... just goes to show that sometimes investing a little more is worth it in the longrun. =)