Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Sitting at my desk
Panasonic will crap out fast, as will profile. Profile amps are a reasonably priced deal, but won't put out the power you want for subs.
If you want loud bass that sounds bad, go with RF series 1's, lots of them. If you want loud bass that sounds really good, go with JL.
If you don't have a lot of money, then piece your system together over time. You may not get the best system today, but at the end of the year you'll be way happier.
My recomendations, as far as brands. Specific models have to go by your budget. But even these brands low end items will be a better system then expensive crap. Start with a good HU and then speakers, then amps and lastly subs. This will let you get progressively better sound that you will only get happier with over time, and nothing has to sit in the closet waiting for something else to make it work.
HU:Clarion or Alpine. Price 150+ Stay away from Sony. Great video equipment, overpriced audio.
Amps: Rockford Fosgate or JL. RF have great power capabilities if wired right, and are reasonably priced. JL's have tremendous power capabilities, but are significantly more expensive.
Surrounds: RF separates, JL separates or plates, Boston Acoustic plates.
Subs: JL. If you want your subs to be hidden, go with their stealthbox. It's completely hidden, hits hard and sound great.
good luck and happy spending.