I don't know if this went through on smoking tire homepage,
Matt, you should come out to Montana for the first time. Missoula for sure though; everywhere else is too... conservative-y. You could link up with John Phillips of Car & Driver for an on-the-road podcast (he lives an hour south in Darby) and Missoula is a cool city with lots of excellent beer. You would probably really like it-- as a Fairfield County-ite who also went west. Also, you could call up AEV in Missoula and test one of their builds.
11 speakers, 200 watts, pretty excellent for the time, especially compared to a friend's base model system. I got the car used, but new it was as expensive and loaded as a 3-series wagon. Subie went after the Germans hard. But it was too pricey and styling-deficient.