Hey everyone, been awhile since I've posted but I've always still been lurking
My tax return was decently healthy, so I'm thinking it's time for and upgrade to the old stock system... For future reference, it's an '06 rex wagon (auto) - The only time I have wired my own system, was in my old 81 chevy citation that was hashed... Needless to say, it ended up sounding like garbage, and looked even worse. With that on my mind, I'm going to take it in to a local shop that I trust and have them go to town.
I've been sitting on a pair of 12" Cerwin Vega's, but apart from my also stereo deficient friends opinions/ideas/experiences, I'm not too sure what I'm looking at needing and was hoping any of you could offer some advice/experiences? I know a reasonable amount, but haven't stayed up-to-date at all and don't want to look like a rookie when I take it into the shop.
I'm not looking to pound the wheels off my rex, but I do want it to be throaty enough that I can drown out my singing - Around here I have seen a couple pics of double DIN decks, and would really like to replace my whole unit with one that could interact with my Sirius and iPod.
I of course know I need an amp, but have never known what a crossover does, or if I'd even need it... Would I need to upgrade my stock speakers? I would really like to be able to play my tunes with my car off, and not kill the battery in 2 seconds flat... I'm mainly just looking for any advice that anyone can offer, so i have an experienced opinion from people with similar rides. Any help is extremely appreciated!