2003 Mazda Protege 5 Audio & Carputer Install
I've been reading a number of the projects on here for a while now, and finally went ahead and ordered parts for my own car.
The car will be a 2003 Mazda Protege 5 Sport Hatchback. I'm going to be doing a full audio install with a carputer as a head unit.
Here is a list of what is going into the car. Items in Bold have already been purchased and are on the way. Others I hope to purchase over the next few days.
Front Speakers: Alpine SPX17-REF Components
Rear Speakers: Alpine SPR-17C Coaxial
Multi-Channel Amp for front/rear speakers: MB Quart PAB4100.4
Mono-Amp for Subs: MB Quart PAB1200.1D
Subwoofers:2x Alpine 10" Type R Series (SQ) SWR-1042D
1/0 Power-Wiring setup (w/ fuse block, distribution blocks, etc)
Various signal wiring (RCA, sub, adapters, etc)
100 sq ft. Dynamat Equivelent
Mini-ITX CarPC Case w/80W DC-DC Power Supply
7" Xenarc Touch-Panel LCD
VIA EPIA Motherboard (1Ghz, on-board 5.1 Audio output)
1GB DDR RAM
100GB Fujitsu 2.5" notebook HD
USB GPS Reciever
Slot-load USB DVD-ROM drive
As of right now, I'm looking for suggestions in a couple areas.
1) Subwoofers: I'm looking for two 10" subs that will provide good, tight base when coupled with the rest of my setup. The amp I have ordered provides 1200w output @1ohm or 800w output @2ohm. I'm aiming for a 2ohm combined setup with the two subs, capable of handling 800 watts of power.
2) FM-AM Reception? Does anybody know of some type of USB FM-AM tuner?
3) Audio Output from computer: The motherboard will have a 6 channel output. Will the quality from this output be sufficient quality at high amplification levels?
I'll post some pics as soon as this stuff starts arriving.