View Full Version : Need 6 1/2 speakers, suggestions?

08-04-2005, 01:10 PM
i need 2 sets of good 6 1/2" speakers. i want something loud and crisp, i had kenwood kfc-1678ie's all around, and i thought those sounded really good but they were the first pair i put in after i bought the car with stock 91 speakers) and i blew them (yeah yeah,i'm blonde...) so i want something in the rage of about 70-80$ / pair any suggestions? putting them in a 91 CRX, does 2-way or 3-way really matter, whats the diff.? i have the bass covered with the woofers in back, so i just really need something crisp and loud. thanks :)

08-04-2005, 01:25 PM
kappa perfects, can find them fairly cheap online
I also like the Alpine Type S, some may think otherwise but i am very impressed with these speakers running off of just HU power.

Pioneer, any model is descent

08-04-2005, 01:32 PM
what about alpine sps-170a? i read some stuff on them in another thread, anybody think they are any good? i'm just looking for good highs.

08-04-2005, 01:36 PM
Probably want to look into something a little bettter than the alpine type s, Maybe look into the Kappa 62.7i's or maybe some entry level boston Acoustics

08-04-2005, 02:12 PM
those infinity kappas look nice, and are in my $$$ range, u kno if they sound good just off the HU? thanks :)

08-04-2005, 02:14 PM
I have a set of Pioneer 4-ways. They get pretty loud and they have pretty crisp sound. They don't provide much in the mid-bass are though. Pretty much just midrange and treble. There are certainly better speakers out there, but they're a pretty good bet if you're on a tight budget. They definitely need to be used in combination with a subwoofer though due to their lack of bass. You can find them all day long on eBay for $60 or so.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2005-PAIR-PIONEER-TS-A1681R-6-1-2-4-WAY-SPEAKER-37_W0QQitemZ5793704104QQcategoryZ58027QQrdZ1QQcmdZ ViewItem

These are the speakers I have. Here they are shipped to your door for $64.

BTW, depending on what type of music you listen to, you may not need the 4 way. Alot of people say that 3-way, 4-way, etc. speakers are a marketing gimmick - and oftentimes they're right. However, I listen to alot of rock, reggae, and different types of complex music. For me, the 4-ways make a noticeable difference. At the end of the day, if you're happy with what you have, it's all good!

King Asoka
08-04-2005, 05:24 PM
Yeah, id go with the Kappa perfects, they sound very nice, or if your adventurous I highly recnmend Hertz Audio High Energy. They have a wonderful balance between highs mid, and lows. Im amazed by their ability to reproduce lows. not to mention the crisp highs.

Botle Rocket Wa
08-04-2005, 07:13 PM
I've got some Alpine SPS-170's that I just bought for like $70 shipped on Ebay. They are great speakers. They are two-ways and definitely lack some of the treble that my Pioneers are capable of, but I am thoroughly satisfied. Infinity's 60i2's are another speaker in that price range, but I like the Alpines more. Best Buy sells the Alpines for $90, and I found the Infinity's for $100. Local audio shops are about the same price. Pioneer 4-ways go for about $75 new at Wal Mart, 3-ways are $10 less...

I've got a pair of 3-week old Pioneer 4-ways I'll sell you for $50 shipped...They are in perfect condition. They are 6.5's...

08-04-2005, 11:13 PM
I have the Rockford Fosgate Power 6 1/2's in my front and I love them. May be a little out of your price range but check out ebay.

08-04-2005, 11:18 PM
im not usually a fan of rockford speakers but i have a set of power T162c ( 6.5" 2way 75rms, swivel tweeter) and they sound pretty good. they have very good midbass for a 6.5 coaxil speaker.

08-05-2005, 12:27 AM
I'm not much of an RF fan myself either, but those 6.5"s do sound good.

08-05-2005, 01:38 AM
yea infinity kappas. had a set of 3.5's freakin loud for the size of speaker, i can only image the 6.5"s

08-05-2005, 02:01 PM
thanks u guys :) i appreciate it .