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Old 09-20-2007, 09:38 AM
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Hey everyone,

Long time lurker here. I'm looking to possibly upgrade an '01 Chevy Monte Carlo SS. I'm also in the US.

I have this HU: Pioneer DEH-P4900iB CD receiver with MP3/WMA/AAC playback at Crutchfield.com

And these subs & amp:

Kicker CompVR 07CVR124 12'' subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils at Crutchfield.com

Profile HA1000 2-channel car amplifier 160 watts RMS x 2 at Crutchfield.com

Now, to the fun part. I'm looking to make this a decent set up. I have a budget of around ~$200 USD. I'm just looking to upgrade so that I have clearer highs & overall better sound. Would this include swapping out the rear deck & front panel speakers?

If you have any recommendations, please post them! Thanks, it's appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:34 AM
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If I were you, I would not look at buying rear deck speakers but saving and purchasing a decent set of components for the front matched to a solid amp for them.

You will likely want to save a little more cash. But that is just my opinion.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:03 AM
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So maybe a set of front door panel speakers, along with tweeters?
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by motoxer4533
So maybe a set of front door panel speakers, along with tweeters?
a decent two way component set should fit the bill.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:26 AM
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This sounds like what I might want. Based on the reviews, these components are more about the highs, not so much the low bass. I already have enough bass with the subs, so it seems like this is a good choice:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Wb2Xtm0AbGZ/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?s=0&cc=01&g=410&tab=review&i=107DB525 0&pg=4&sortBy=3

Any input?
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:59 AM
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the page isnt working. post the make and model number.
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:07 PM
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I wouldn't hesitate to use those speakers. But, as most people on here would say, try to find a dealer that carries them, and then give them a listen. Make sure you like the speakers before you spend a few hundred bucks on them.
And also, like others have said, Concentrate on your from speakers only. One last thing.. I've noticed in a few of my friends cars, they have component speakers in the back, they are WAY too directional, and screw up the soundstage horribly.
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Well from what I have read, putting speakers in the rear deck is almost pointless, because of the subs overpowering it.

If I were to get these speakers, I'd definately put them in the front door.
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