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Need 5.25 speaker recommendation

Old 04-29-2008, 12:00 AM
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Need 5.25 speaker recommendation

Could I get some newbie advice on how to pick some 5.25" speakers to go with an Alpine CDA-9885 head unit and Alpine FRS-250 amp. The amp is a 4 channel, 40 watts per channel.

I want a clean, stealthy look but all the speakers I've seen have covers that look like frickin' spaceships. Are speaker covers fairly universal? Can I pick up a plain black cover to go over any speaker?

Also, will I get a huge sound improvement by going with a component system with separate tweeter? Remember, I'm not pushing a lot of watts through this system. It's for fairly mellow sounds.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:09 AM
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my speakers are behind the original factory grills for stealth.

i have a used 3 way set of eclipse 5.25's for sale, but they've got those spaceship covers.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:36 AM
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my speakers are behind the original factory grills for stealth.

i have a used 3 way set of eclipse 5.25's for sale, but they've got those spaceship covers.
The car is 20 years old and doesn't have factory speakers in the door. I might be interested in your Eclipses if I can fit a generic black grill on it. Photos?
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you can always get a set of components and put grill cloth over their grills to make it look plain.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:30 PM
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The Morel tempo 5.25 speakers sound amazing and they come with a plain black grill cover.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:37 PM
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The Focal stuff comes with nice plain grills - and they sound amazing..

Most 5.25's are gonna be a standard size/mount, unless it is a cast basket then it may be a little bigger/taller etc etc

There are a few different grill designs (bottom mount that clip on, top mount screw in etc).

Talk to the shop where you buy your speakers, they may have something that will work with what you are looking for that they can throw in.

Bottom line - buy the speakers you like the sound of for the money you want to spend. Then get some grills that work.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:35 PM
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try the energy speakers at f.s. very very nice... smoke that french crap!!!
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