I am moving forward with my in dash N7 install into my 2013 WRX and have ordered everything except for the amp. I do not have the funds/time to install new speakers and dampening right now so I need something to power the base stock speakers. I read that the 2011 came with better stock speakers. Did these go into the 2013 models too? I am also looking for something that will sound good with a modest speaker upgrade down the line. If I ever add a sub, it will get a dedicated mono amp so bridging this amp is not a factor. This will not be a show car so I am very aware of the line of diminishing returns.
Audio path: N7->dac->Clarion EQ746->AMP->Stock speakers (no sub atm)
The current front runner is an Alpine MRX-F35.
MB Quart RA480.4
Any advice/suggestions? I'd like to keep the budget right around 200--maybe a little more for something special.