Noob base upgrade decision help request
Read the stickies, read many a thread, looking for advice on how to live within a budget of as close to $750 as I can in upgrading a base system. Thus far it seems as if I chew through the bulk of that with $400 on speakers (either two DLS R4s and 2 sw8s, or Gladen x-ion 200 kit). That leaves me with a choice of either an amp like the JL 600 or a refurbed MS-8, but not both.
It seems as if that gives me a choice between a VP described ("less suckage") amplified crap option or a potentially underpowered but good sounding ms-8 solution.
What would you do?