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tyrantz
11-01-2005, 12:03 PM
I'm looking into getting some high end 6X9s to replace my factory ones in the IS300. If you have experience with anyone of the above speakers, please share your thoughts. Also, if you can suggest any other brand/model 6X9s, that would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for high SQ and all around performance.

I already have a set of Boston 6.5 pros for the front. I'll also be getting a sub, but not sure what to use yet.

This will all be run using the old Nakamichi PA506 amp.

Thanks

Beat_Dominator
11-01-2005, 12:39 PM
Have you thought of going the 6.5" rout and just making some baffles to fit them in the 6x9 spots? You will tend to have better SQ and more options if you went that way.

tyrantz
11-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Hmmm... was thinking about that, but what is the max. size mids you can fit into a 6X9? I'm thinking something like a 5 1/4" woofer maybe. In which case, you should get better clarity in mids and highs. But then you loose out on some of the bass that 6X9s tend to offer. Also, for a good component set, I'm probably looking at more than $250 for the set, plus making some mounting plates for the components.

Do you think going with components that are cheaper than say $200 would sound better than high end 6X9s?

Beat_Dominator
11-01-2005, 01:29 PM
Well if said 6.5" is too big for the 6x9 you only need to get a dremel and shave a tiny bit to get them to fit.

Are these in the front or rear?

tyrantz
11-01-2005, 01:34 PM
The 6X9s will go in the rear. I have the boston 6.5 pros going in the front

Beat_Dominator
11-01-2005, 01:40 PM
eh, it's up to you. you'll want most of the audio comming from the front anyway. If you wanted to get the 6x9's I'd go with the bostons as they'll probably be a little better at mid-bass. Focal's always sound too warm to me.

OCURIEL
11-02-2005, 07:23 PM
alpine type r's 6x9 were very pleasing to listen to.

Intercooler
11-02-2005, 10:02 PM
I'm looking into getting some high end 6X9s to replace my factory ones in the IS300. If you have experience with anyone of the above speakers, please share your thoughts. Also, if you can suggest any other brand/model 6X9s, that would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for high SQ and all around performance.

I already have a set of Boston 6.5 pros for the front. I'll also be getting a sub, but not sure what to use yet.

This will all be run using the old Nakamichi PA506 amp.

Thanks See sig. I listened to the Bostons at Tweeter and they probably have more bass than my Focals. I have like 140W going to the Focals now and they do the job nicely. I am not an audio tuner so they may be capable of more. **** things were expensive! :crazy:

Intercooler
11-04-2005, 06:03 AM
I didn't realize until I researched it but mine are CV's and are rated at 200W with a range of 45-20,000. The CV1's are a notch below these at 160W and a range of 50-20,000. I was wondering why mine cost more than the ones on E-Bay!

thefunkybunch
11-04-2005, 08:46 PM
the SL95's are a great sounding speaker, and will handle plenty of power. if you already have boston's in the front, then why not keep to what you know you like :)