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Want to upgrade all speakers

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 13tacosport, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Oct 10, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    Got a 2013 DCSB non jbl. Speakers suck, of course. I went on Crutchfield and picked out some front lower Rockford fosgates R165X3 and chose same ones for the rear. Also picked out R1TS tweeters by Rockford fosgates. $140 total. Any opinions? Just need some better speakers over stock. Stock sounds like they’re done once I turn them up enough to enjoy. Don’t want the best setup but something affordable and sounds good.. thx
     
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  2. Oct 10, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    Rockfords are sweet. I went kicker ds series because they are priced well and have high sensitivity for either stock HU or aftermarket HU. Infinity also has great sounding speakers but they were just double the cost for me at time
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    Thx I’ll checkout kicker as well
     
  4. Oct 11, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    Rockford fosgates in my 09 and there bad ass.
     
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    While I haven't heard those exact speakers before, I can guarantee that they'll sound better than your stock speakers. Anything is better than stock when it comes car speakers.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    I’m so glad to hear this, I was wondering if $45-50 speakers would be an upgrade or not, should i move up to maybe $75 rockfords? Or most likely I won’t hear the difference
     
  7. Oct 11, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    How much you wanna spend?
     
  8. Oct 11, 2019 at 6:35 AM
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    I probably wouldn't bother. Others know more than me, but I'm pretty sure that unless you're upgrading your headunit and planning on powering your speakers with an amplifier you will see enough improvement with those $50 speakers alone to be happy.
     
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    The ones I installed were like 47$ from eBay. I’ve had kickers jl and a few other name brands in past vehicles and these out of all of them sound and hit the best.
     
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    Less than 200 for front upper and lower and rears
     
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    i never got to do any of this......so finally the stock speakers, front lower, i think took a dump yest. so now its time to buy some new ones. this is what i got in my cart on crutchfield, comes out to about $200. just need something better than the stock speakers. nothing crazy. is this good? do i need an amp?

    Rockford Fosgate P1692
    Punch Series 6"x9" 2-way car speakers $100

    Rockford Fosgate R1T-S
    Prime Series 1" Mylar balanced dome tweeters $50

    Rockford Fosgate R165X3
    Prime Series 6-1/2" 3-way car speakers $45
     
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    For a pinch over $200, you could install Pioneer TS-A692C (components) in front with Pioneer TS-A652F in the rear.

    Look up the details on Crutchfield.

    I'm sure the stock HU will run these. Then later, if you decide to replace the HU, you'll have speakers with more capacity and performance already.
     
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    thanks for the info. so the pioneers are better? just added those and theyre 210. so not a big deal.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    IMHO, yes.

    Check the frequency range of the speakers, impedance and other performance measures. Ultimately, your choice your decision.

    You could also discuss with a Crutchfield tech which would be a better choice for your wants/needs/desires.
     
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    sounds good. the front 6x9's come with the tweeters so that covers the front top and bottom portion and the 652F covers the rear. im all set. no amp needed?
     
  18. Dec 9, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Don't overlook this amp
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTP445U/Alpine-KTP-445U-Power-Pack.html
    I have one running off stock power and tucked it up with zip ties behind the glove box. I bridged the amp so instead of 45x4 it was 90x2 for the front two speakers. I disconnected the rears because they are those garbage overhead things under the liner..I have an access cab so I only went with front components and hit the crossovers in the kick panels by the doors..I made my own mounting adapters for the tweeters out of a $5 plastic cutting board and a hole saw...here are my pictures of the install
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/media/albums/polk-mm6501-and-alpine-ktp-445u-install.30097/


    This is the newest version of the amp
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTA450/Alpine-KTA-450-Power-Pack.html
     
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    You could get some volume gains with an amp. Amps only boost the signal from the HU, they shouldn't alter the frequency.

    I'm not planning to muck about with an amp.

    I just took a look at the Rockfords you mentioned. The frequency range is not as broad as the Pioneers. You would get more lows and more highs with the Pioneers than the Rockfords

    Rockfords 60-22 kHz
    Pioneers 33-49 kHz

    You should run a comparison on the Crutchfield site to look at these side by side.

    Ironically, humans can only hear frequency range of 20-20 kHz. So, either speaker set will produce highs that you cannot hear.
     
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  20. Dec 9, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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    you're speaking a different language...lol I don't understand what these numbers and values mean. I trust you, I'm going with the Pioneer's.
     

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