I'd like to see:
- info on amplifiers that have demonstrably lower current demands relative to their peers delivering the same RMS wattage. I believe Alpine had / has a series out like this. If possible, I'd like to see a multi-channel solution so that I could run mains + sub from one amp
- info on steath installs, quickly removable for trips to the dealer. Obviously, these would keep the stock head unit; we're talking about quick removal / concealment of amp / sub / wiring.
- info on speakers that will retrofit into the stock locations on our hybrids, specific to application - for example, the Civics use 6.5" rounds, f&r (there's also a dash-mount tweeter assy to consider).
- info on subs (either powered or in a custom box) that would fit well in hybrids with fixed rear seats (Honda), that preserved maximum cargo space. Possible fitment under driver / passenger seats ?
- info on auxillary charging systems for hybrids that supply power independently of the main charging systems built into the cars; alternately, supplemental devices that augment current drain / replacement, for those who wish to run high-powered systems
- monitoring devices (voltmeters, etc) that can be installed in the pass. compartment
- retrofit kits that allow replacement of a stock head unit (car-specific, obviously, I'm interested in the HCH2, with its contoured dash cover
. I'd like to see these in both dual- and single-DIN replacement kits (the stock unit is a dual-DIN form factor, once you get it out of the dash cavity; however, there are many good single-DIN units out there, and the space should be covered up / reclaimed for storage ?)
- devices that allow retention of steering wheel-mounted radio controls, in instances where the stock head unit is replaced.
- displays / albums of some hybrid-specific installs they've done ('prior experience') ?
In return, I can supply detailed info via the HCH2 service manual on the wiring diagrams, current resistances, etc, relative to the current-model Civic Hybrid.
I can also steer my business toward the vendor, depending on their ability to design a system that meets my needs, and they're a fairly reasonable distance away (although at 60+ mpg on the highway, 'reasonable distance' is relative)