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Old 03-07-2009, 03:08 AM
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Need a little help picking out speakers..

First off, hello all, nice to see a canadian website dedicated to car audio!
Now, heres what i've gotten so far:
h/u:Pioneer DEH-P500UB
component amp : Cadence TXA300.4
Sub Amp : Audioque 1200d
Subs : 2 RE SE-10's
custom ported 3.5 cubic foot box tuned to 35hz

I need some help with picking speakers that will match well with what I already have.... doors are 4x6 and back 6x9, I COULD do kicker panels, but i'd prefer not to have to mod this car too much, as its a temp ride.

Thanks ahead of time for the help!
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:52 PM
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First off, hello all, nice to see a canadian website dedicated to car audio!
Now, heres what i've gotten so far:
h/u:Pioneer DEH-P500UB
component amp : Cadence TXA300.4
Sub Amp : Audioque 1200d
Subs : 2 RE SE-10's
custom ported 3.5 cubic foot box tuned to 35hz

I need some help with picking speakers that will match well with what I already have.... doors are 4x6 and back 6x9, I COULD do kicker panels, but i'd prefer not to have to mod this car too much, as its a temp ride.

Thanks ahead of time for the help!

To be more specific, I'm going for an SQ/SPL type thing, I don't want to hit 160db, but i need to have all my ranges covered, I listen to alot of rock, metal, and hip hop. I know easily those subs at that wattage in my box can hit 140db. all I am looking for here is somethign that can keep up with my subs, and sound great doing it. I was looking into the infinity kappa series, as when i first got into car audio, these were my favourite series, but I am hearing the new line is VERY trebly. Please help me out here guys, I've made it this far and now am at a brick wall. help me finish this system out properly!
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:07 PM
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If you're not going to do major mods to the car, grab a CD you know well and do the tour.....Set a budget, find 3 or 4 shops within a half hour drive and go listen to your tunes thru whatever speakers they have that will fit in the factory openings. Make sure all EQing is shut off and hopefully you will be able to A/B different models and/or makes at each place.

It's all well and good for someone here to tell you that brand 'A' is best but it's your ears that count.....most decent quality makers have comparable sets in a given price range. There may be differences in tweeter output from brand to brand but that is basically it unless you are willing to part with major $$$ not just for the speakers but the more comprehensive installations required to get the most out of them.....

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:12 PM
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If you're not going to do major mods to the car, grab a CD you know well and do the tour.....Set a budget, find 3 or 4 shops within a half hour drive and go listen to your tunes thru whatever speakers they have that will fit in the factory openings. Make sure all EQing is shut off and hopefully you will be able to A/B different models and/or makes at each place.

It's all well and good for someone here to tell you that brand 'A' is best but it's your ears that count.....most decent quality makers have comparable sets in a given price range. There may be differences in tweeter output from brand to brand but that is basically it unless you are willing to part with major $$$ not just for the speakers but the more comprehensive installations required to get the most out of them.....

HTH
The problem here is that all the shops in my area sell the same overpriced stuff i want to stay away from... one of the shops is basically a bunch of JL fanboys.I'll try to look into some smaller shops, because i definitely understand the importance of hearing them with my own music to decide... I appreciate the input, but to add, is there perhaps a brand you like alot? and if so, whats the reason behind that? I loved infinity, but all i've heard about the new kappas is that the treble is almost painful.
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:15 PM
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You can easily change the front speakers to a 6.5" round speaker in order to get some improvement in sound up front from the measily 4x6" that is in there. A enterprising installer can also install a 6.75" round speaker as well.

Infinity / JBL is definitely not the line that I would be recommending, I too find their speakers annoying. Eclipse makes a nice smooth speaker system, MB Quart if you want a little more top end response.
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really? 6.5s will fit in there?
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With a adaptor plate, yes they will.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:43 PM
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decided on eclipse pointsource, thanks for the help all!
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