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So I would like to do a audio upgrade to my 2020 crv exl. What I want to install is:

Alpine PDX-V9
5-channel car amplifier — 100 watts RMS x 4 + 500 watts RMS x 1

Kicker 43VCWR122 500w rms
Ported enclosure with one 12" CompR subwoofer

AudioControl LC7i
6-channel line output converter with bass restoration — adds aftermarket subs and amps to a factory system

Kicker 46CSC654 (fronts and rears)100w rms each
CS Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

Would like to know if anyone has any knowledge of these parts. Also when installing the door speakers do I have to cut door panel for speakers to fit? If anyone has any other options or ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to the forum! Moving to Mobile Electronics section. I recommend you check out the Crutchfield website. It has copious info on this stuff - what fits, what is needed, how to install, etc.
So I would like to do a audio upgrade to my 2020 crv exl. What I want to install is:

Alpine PDX-V9
5-channel car amplifier — 100 watts RMS x 4 + 500 watts RMS x 1

Kicker 43VCWR122 500w rms
Ported enclosure with one 12" CompR subwoofer

AudioControl LC7i
6-channel line output converter with bass restoration — adds aftermarket subs and amps to a factory system

Kicker 46CSC654 (fronts and rears)100w rms each
CS Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

Would like to know if anyone has any knowledge of these parts. Also when installing the door speakers do I have to cut door panel for speakers to fit? If anyone has any other options or ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
The amp, sub and speakers are what they are, there's no CRV specific fitment or quality assessment needed. Search here for lc7i though, you'll see a few others that have used it, some with some nice placement photos.

Consider adding significant sound deadening. You can improve quality a lot by preventing resonance and road noise from infiltrating and cancelling out usually mid bass. Most people skip this step and just use watts to overcome road noise, which works, but makes for a less optimal experience. See signature for my approach. I reduced outside noise by 10dB, upgraded speakers and sub, added an EQ on the head unit and left the amp as is. Again, a different/non typical approach that works well for my uses.

Finally, if you have a noise cancelling module (ANC) you'll need to unplug it. Search here for guides, it's easy, just obscure.



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Here is what I did to my 2018 EX-L: Connect amp to OEM radio My final post in this thread is #18.

I heartily agree with mnestrud about using sound deadening material to block out exterior noises. Pumping out more watts won't get rid of the outside noise. It'l only create audio confusion.
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