First - I'm female that should be glaringly obvious.
Second - JVC is junk, as it is the walmart version of real audio. My Alpine deck is over 5 years old and has far more power and options to tune the sound than your JVC (bluetooth, who cares get a real headset for your phone, If I heard my cell phone through my stereo, it would be so annoying it would split my eardrums, who wants to have a conversation at 800 watts?) But, that is splitting hairs. Really, who cares the brand, I care about performance. I'm not going to debate branding with you. I am smart enough to know there are only a few electronic manufactures in the world and most of them make the same guts for everyone.
Third Any unit that sells for $150 or less is entry level and for those that really don't want more than sound coming out of their speakers. I made the recommendation, as he is on a budget.
Fourth My Amp clearly is marked Hifonics, it is 750 watts x 5 with a built in crossover. That does not include the 50 watts built into the receiver. So I'm running around 800 watts (speaker / sub)
Fifth - I have a 14" bandpass sub that bumps so hard if you put your beer on the back roof it will flip the can completely over from the vibration. On the right song, you can hear the drumstick tapping the high-hat cymbal or the fingers sliding up and down the frets on a Santana song, while you are outside the vehical.
Sixth - The MB Quart speakers are so clear it tingles you in the groin on the right song.
Your $150 JVC is less performing than the unit I had in my car in high school. But it's not numbers it's sound quality. If you didn't live accross the ocean, I would turn it up so you could hear it. Hmmm maybe you still can, let me use my remote control and turn it on from my living room. There... how's that sound, listen carefully!
OK, let's take emotion out of this and look at facts. You recommended a unit just after I did. Let's compare.
Your JVC recommendation is more expensive and has less features than the JVC I did.
First - Apologies for the male / female error. The pink avatar should have given it away.
Second - Yes it's sold at walmart I think. Try having a listen, they're not actually that bad. I run an Alpine W202/H701 combo in one car and a JVC AVX77 in the other. Guess which one has lower system noise?
Third - Agreed
Fourth - Maxxsonics owns Hifonics, Crunch, MB Quartz and some other brands. They don't have the best reputation for quality or longevity. 800 (rms I presume) whooppeee, big deal.
Fifth - I couldn't care less about how your sub sounds outside your vehicle. I'd rather not hear anything from the outside. Hence why I have invested in sound deadening.
Sixth. Wouldn't know, haven't auditioned any recently.
I recommended the R800 because it has Bluetooth and Ipod control built it, no need for extra adapters.
The rest of your post cracked me up. Thanks