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DarkHorse
08-30-2005, 08:18 PM
I've been working on my 94 Camry XLE 4door and getting it to sound nice. I'm doing all the install myself and I'm a noob. Most of my stuff is used except for a decent deal I found at Best Buy for the Alpine 9847 on sale.

These forums searches are great for finding out how to get my crap stock hu out and how to take things apart.

Alpine 9847
used Alpine MRV-F400S powering front 6.5+tweeter(stock) and rear 6x9(stock)
used Bazooka 150.1 amp powering a single sealed 10" RF Punch sub

I know I haven't got the expertise to tune the amp/spkr setup right now but I was hoping to get some decent suggestions on some new 6.5 comps and 6x9 rears. Ideally, I don't have much in power tools to make spacers so I'm hoping it'll be painless as possible.

From some searches, I heard of Infinity 6010CS, CDT CL6X, CDT CL61A.

I just don't know which speakers will sound good given the Alpine MRV-F400S amp that I have.

If I need spacers or adapters since I read that I can't just mount up to the stock mount holes, where can I buy some spacers?

I'm not looking for the loudness...just the best SQ given what I've got.

Thanks!

bri487
08-30-2005, 08:56 PM
what kind of budget do you have to work with?

OlogyAudio
08-30-2005, 09:26 PM
Fronts only tends to give the best SQ :) -- in most people's opinion...

Also what are the specs on that amp?

What is your max budget? :)

Also I would do something different for the subs if you want SQ... (sell the amps/subs -- and add some more money to your budget)

After we figure out what is going on we can give some solid advice :) -- It will get you almost all of the best options out there -- from there it is just picking and choosing what is best for YOU personally…

bri487
08-30-2005, 09:51 PM
with a 4 door i would run rear fill, people in the back dont only want to hear bass. the only way i would ever run rear fill is with a credible time alignment system and with a 4 channel amp.

Jdizzle
08-31-2005, 01:58 AM
do rear fill with a 4door just put a good set of coaxials back there

bri487
08-31-2005, 11:31 AM
do rear fill with a 4door just put a good set of coaxials back there

to do it correctly, time allignment is a necessity.

DarkHorse
08-31-2005, 01:46 PM
The Alpine MRV-F400S amp is 40W rms x 4. I have 2 channels to the front and 2 channels to the rear so I can fade f/r and balance properly. Is this enough info on the amp?

I would like to keep the budget to $150-$200 for the front 6.5 comps and probably around $100 for the rear.

I saw on cardomain that there's a set of Phoenix Gold Octane R 6.5 comp that is suppose to fit my car according to their fit suggestion. What do you guys think?

I don't have alot to spend so that's why most of my stuff is used. I keep the car looking stock so that when I do park in bad areas in Chicago I don't get broken into. That's also a consideration for the sub since I can't go thundering along and get the wrong attention and then get my car broken into. Right now, the sub is giving the low end okay and filling in the bass where it was missing before.

Is time alignment expensive? Is that something a novice want to get into? As of right now, I am still trying to search through forums to find proper advice/guides on tuning the hu and amp that I have so that I can get it work well together.

DarkHorse
08-31-2005, 01:52 PM
Wow, those PG Octane R 6.5 comps are only $84 @ cardomain. For the price, that's great. I haven't heard them and haven't seen them at the local car audio install shop.

DarkHorse
09-02-2005, 01:08 PM
Any suggestions guys?

What else do you need to know about my amp?

aggybong
09-02-2005, 01:54 PM
I have a 95 Camry, and the max depth is 2.75 inches without a spacer. Let me know what you decide to get, I need some new componentsalso. Running a single speaker with bad midbass is starting to irritate me :P

When I randomly ask, a popular pair of speakers in that price range are the Oz Vectors, though those seem to be around $120. There is another guy here who always recommends the Octane ZRs (Mackenzie?) though not many people tend to agree with him.

As for rear fill...if you ride with people in the back a lot, just bridge your amp (if able) and just run the rears off of the deck. If it's just you or you+1, don't even bother wasting money on them. IIf you do decide to get them, some Alpine models have timing alignment, so check your manual to see if yours does. I know my 9830 has the ability to do it, but I don't have rear fill speakers.

Mackenzie
09-02-2005, 02:04 PM
Wow, those PG Octane R 6.5 comps are only $84 @ cardomain. For the price, that's great. I haven't heard them and haven't seen them at the local car audio install shop.

I wouldnt do the octane rs. I would do the zrs, or the xenon comps.

Mackenzie
09-02-2005, 02:07 PM
When I randomly ask, a popular pair of speakers in that price range are the Oz Vectors, though those seem to be around $120. There is another guy here who always recommends the Octane ZRs (Mackenzie?) though not many people tend to agree with him.



How do you figure?
Anyways if someone bashes them, more than likely they havent even heard them. I wouldnt suggest trash to anyone. The zrs are definately worth taking a look at, and imo are unbeatable for their price. If you havent heard them, then dont make statements at all.

aggybong
09-02-2005, 02:42 PM
I look at it this way: if I come here looking for recommendations, I'll always go with the popular opinion since more samples is always better. When it's just one guy suggesting something that no one else seems to agree with, I don't take that as a good sign. It's not a knock on your rep at all, it's just that I'd rather spend my money on something that multiple people have heard and recommend to others. The Octane ZRs may indeed be the most ****** sub-$100 components ever, but that doesn't change that I haven't seen many people agree with your suggestion.

Mackenzie
09-02-2005, 06:49 PM
Weather or not people have heard them or not, I will still stand by the product, and suggest it, because I feel that its a good product, weather or not anyone has heard it or not. He asked about them, so I told him about it.

aggybong
09-02-2005, 10:27 PM
That's fine if you feel it's a good product; I never stopped you from expressing so, I simply stated what I had observed on these boards. Speakers and car audio in general is very subjective, so one review\recommendation doesn't hold much weight to most people. I wouldn't believe a guy if he said $50 Pioneers rock his socks. If you know people who have them and also recommend them, get them to speak out, because as of now, you seem to be the only one.

Mackenzie
09-02-2005, 11:51 PM
Theirs plenty of people that have knowlege about the products, here you go. And another thing, this forum wasnt about what you think of a product, or how many people have heard it, I was answering a question, because he asked about the octane rs . So your comments are irrelevant to the post. Heres all the reviews you want for the xenon/ zr.

http://www.soundbuggy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=760

Heres another

http://www.soundbuggy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=117

You want reviews, you want peoples opinions, then here yah go. :)

aggybong
09-04-2005, 01:56 AM
"And another thing, this forum wasnt about what you think of a product"

What is this forum for, then? Specifically a thread with the word "Suggestions" in it? Also, my comments are far from irrelevant. He was asking, and I told him what I thought.

Mackenzie
09-04-2005, 02:21 AM
"And another thing, this forum wasnt about what you think of a product"

What is this forum for, then? Specifically a thread with the word "Suggestions" in it? Also, my comments are far from irrelevant. He was asking, and I told him what I thought.

You didnt give any informative information about the product, so how did you help him out. He asked about performance, and you did not give him any information on that. If you havent heard them, then keep your mouth shut, or perhaps make suggestions about other stuff you have heard. :D

cheers!

aggybong
09-04-2005, 04:15 AM
I'm struggling to figure out what your problem is. Hell, I never even commented on the ZRs or Xenons, just that you seem to be a huge fanboy and that seemingly nobody agrees with you. Seems like decent information to have. I checked out those 2 semi-reviews you linked, and I see lots of opinions on the poor midbass on the Xenons and the "okay" tweeters on the ZRs. Stellar. As a side note, I browsed around that forum some, and it seems you've made enemies there. I wonder how that could be :|

Mackenzie
09-04-2005, 01:43 PM
I'm struggling to figure out what your problem is. Hell, I never even commented on the ZRs or Xenons, just that you seem to be a huge fanboy and that seemingly nobody agrees with you. Seems like decent information to have. I checked out those 2 semi-reviews you linked, and I see lots of opinions on the poor midbass on the Xenons and the "okay" tweeters on the ZRs. Stellar. As a side note, I browsed around that forum some, and it seems you've made enemies there. I wonder how that could be :|

I decided to edit, and keep my comments to myself. Peace

DarkHorse
09-06-2005, 03:32 PM
Okay, guys. I still only have one suggestion of Octane ZR.

Please suggest some more options so that I can go and look at their specs and see what fits.

What are the most popular 6.5" comps that you guys like?
I dont' think I have a very high powered amp in that Alpine MRV-F400S amp so if the speakers doesn't sound good with an amp that's 40WrmsX4.