Originally Posted by ajdale
I was mainly looking at Alpine because I have an Alpine head unit
, and my friend put an entire Alpine system in his 1992 Acura Integra, for the sake of having all the same components by the same manufacturer, for consistency.
He gave me the impression that if you mix and match manufacturers, you won't get as great a sounding result as if you were to take speakers, subs and amps that were designed to work together.
Although who knows how much difference it really makes.
That is not true....having the same brand throughout your car does not make for better sound
quality. They are audio components and they can't read. The only thing being transfered through the wires are voltages and signals. In the end, it is the build quality, efficiency, and install of the components that make up your system that count.