I am in the middle of doing a headunit and speaker install on my truck. Sony XAV-65 if you were curious.
Due to a promotoion, my headunit came with free speakers, Sony XS-GT5738F.
My original plan was to power these off of my headunit in the front doors, and to just use my stock rear speakers (also powered off of the head unit).
Out of my old truck I have an 10" JBL Sub in a bandpass box I plan on using behind the front seats, and an old Ebay purchase 225 Watt amplifier (Super Sport brand?) I used to use to power it. Both are about 10 years old now.
But, In a fit of ordering things on Amazon i talked myself into buying
Thinking of running the Excelons in the front doors powerd off of the front channel of that Kac-8405 amplifier, and using the back channel to power my sub.
Running no rear speakers (or stock off of the headunit), and selling the Sony speakers.
Arguably the back channel of the new Amps alone has more rated watts than my current amp, and my current amp is probably over-rated anyway.
But now I am having second thoughts. This is a truck after all, with wind noise, loud exhaust, and big mud tires. Granted my mud tires aren't really that noisy, about the same level as wind noise at highway speeds, but they are noticeable.
tl:dr summary: Now the problem I am having in deciding is, would than gains of those Excelon speakers in the front doors even be noticeable in a noisy truck. Or should I return them and save some money.
For reference, here's a youtube video I made to show the level of tire noise I get:
If you want the best for sound go to Polk or Infinity. I referred the Sony's because you have them and they were free. Anything is better than stock
I've had Infinitis before, the first time I spent real money on a car stereo, I went with INfiniti 6.5 Separates (several hundred dollars worth). I thought the tweeters in those were unnecessarily harsh and bright. Almost painfully in some instances, it has turned me away from Infinitis ever since.
I picked these Kenwoods this time because reviews said the tweeters were not bright, that they were "silken and smooth". But you never know until you try them
Now I have some damn nice Polk home stereo speakers.