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then00b
09-23-2005, 10:00 PM
Hey all, I just one more part of my system to select: speakers. Please dont suggest I go listen to em myself since I dont have an audio store by me. I have about $100 to spend on them. I need either 5 x 7's or 6 x 8's. If possible Id love to buy it off sounddomain.com (rest of my system is being bought there), but if not, its ok. Thanks.

Justintoxicated
09-23-2005, 10:02 PM
go with 6.5's

JimJ
09-23-2005, 10:04 PM
How much power are you sending them?

...please tell me you're externally amplifying them.

then00b
09-23-2005, 10:09 PM
Im getting the Infinity 7541a 4-Ch amp.
No idea how much Ill be sending them.
Specs are listed as:
RMS Power @ 4 Ohms: 111W x 4 @ 14.4V
THD at 4-Ohm RMS Power: <1 %
Bridged RMS Power @ 4 Ohms: 278W x 2 @ 14.4V
Speaker Level Inputs: Yes
Preamp Outputs: Yes
Built-In Crossovers: HP/LP
Bass Boost: 0 - 12 dB
Frequency Response: 10-100,000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 81 dB
Fuse Rating: 2 x 30 amps

Thanks.

How do I go with 6.5's? They dont fit my car. (Mazda3s)

Logikalliquid
09-23-2005, 10:20 PM
http://www.cardomain.com/item/JBLGTO626
http://www.cardomain.com/item/IDSCTX6
They are a little lower power handling than your amp will put out, but if you are careful setting your gain right, you'll be fine.

Adapter: http://www.cardomain.com/item/SCOSA68 (something like that, I think thats the wrong size for you)

then00b
09-23-2005, 10:40 PM
Everything you selected has subpar reviews...Anything else? And why shouldnt I just get 5 x 7s or 6 x 8s?

Cris
09-24-2005, 06:13 PM
I have a pair of pioneer ts-a6867 6x8 speakers. They came off my ford probe, were used for 1 year off a jvc head unit.

They look like this: http://www.carstereoworld.com/Images/pioneer/tsa6867.jpg

they do very well off amps. 40-60 watts rms would do fine. They were $99 brand new. I'd take $50.

I also have a pair of Boston nx-87. they look like this.

http://twtr.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p878255reg.jpg

they are higher quality 6x8. Again, off my probe. Used 3 months. I removed them due to 2 front speakers = better imaging. They're in excellent condition and retail for $180 new. I'd be glad to take offers.


pm me if you're interested :)

JimJ
09-24-2005, 06:14 PM
Boston Acoustics FX series...

Dj Perico
09-24-2005, 06:20 PM
Go with pioneer.

Rattlebrain
09-24-2005, 06:23 PM
I got these...
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Infinity-6-1-2-Loudspeaker-6012I-/sem/rpsm/oid/119733/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do
They sound pretty good considering

squeak9798
09-25-2005, 12:35 PM
http://www.cardomain.com/item/PIOTSD680R

Excellent sounding co-axials. These and some of the Boston Acoustics are some of the better sounding co-axials I've heard.

DiamondFanatic
09-25-2005, 04:14 PM
http://www.cardomain.com/item/PIOTSD680R

Excellent sounding co-axials. These and some of the Boston Acoustics are some of the better sounding co-axials I've heard.
x2 on the rev series. Avoid the lesser pioneers, they do not sound very good. Maybe try and track down some of last years infinity kappa 5x7's... even though they don't have them on sounddomain

then00b
09-26-2005, 03:02 PM
Why did the rev series get such bad reviews? I am trying to choose between these speakers:
Infinity Reference 6812cf
Rockford Fosgate Power T1572C
Kenwood KFC-C6889ie
Polk MOMO Carbon MM575 (eBay = $95)

Thanks.

squeak9798
09-26-2005, 03:09 PM
Why did the rev series get such bad reviews?

Because incompetence is an epidemic in this country.

then00b
09-26-2005, 03:18 PM
So youd recommend those rev series over all of the speakers I listed?

then00b
09-26-2005, 03:24 PM
Also what about these speakers?:
Pioneer TS-A6870R

They have 13 5-star reviews on crutchfield and an almost perfect score on cardomain and only cost $50...?

then00b
09-26-2005, 05:17 PM
Anyone?