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Best speakers for upgrade?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tombiosis, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    tombiosis

    tombiosis [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I am planning on switching out the stock speakers...what is the best way to go for under 500$?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    Crutchfield is extremely pricey but you can find great ideas there and then just shop around on Amazon or others to find better prices. Crutchfield presents products very well and is a great source to browse and compare.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    JL c5's. components in the front and coax in the rear. You'll want an amp too.

    You can probably get an amp and jl c2's for 500ish. Have you replaced your radio yet? If not start there, it will make a noticable difference in sound quality, especially with a high quality deck.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    was hoping to avoid an amp for now...I have a Panasonic CQC5310U head unit installed, which I think has more juice than the stock deck. I was going to get mounts from ebay then select some 6X9's for the front and 6.5" for the rear...Really wondering what the recommended drivers are...
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    Really depends if u wanna go component or coaxial. Google the difference if u don't know it.

    I'm going Polk 6501 in the front
     
  6. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    If you ever removed the stock speakers and looked at them you would know why to replace. Basically a good speaker needs a good magnet. The stock speakers have a magnet about the size of a quarter and total weight including the speaker and plastic mount might be 2 ounces. The stock speakers are so light weight that there is no way they could produce quality sound. I went with Alpine Components in front and Alpine 2way's in rear doors. Lots of good brands out there. Hit a few stereo shops, listen to what sound YOU like, then go home, search on line and order for about 1/2 of store price. Hertz, Boston's, Alpines, JL, let your wallet and ears be your guide. My Alpines with a 10" sub / 500w amp in back,and JVC head unit, produce just the sound I wanted, plus more than enough db's to listen to.
     
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