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aquafang
07-02-2006, 07:56 PM
I am looking to better my factory speakers. I am powering the front speakers with 35W RMS I am looking for a good sounding speaker that I can find anywhere. Rockford, Boston, Alpine, Infinity, polk, etc.
I really want to keep my speakers at $100/pr. or less. What do you think. There are some good deals on ebay for like 30 to 40 bucks and the same to ship. that's still under $100.
Opinions please............

Thank you

NoRemoteNoTV
07-02-2006, 07:59 PM
well Im pretty happy with my infinity speakers that Ive got in my car, they might not be the cheapest of those but later if you do want to add more power then they have some pretty decent power handling compared to alot of other speakers Ive looked at...

azbass
07-02-2006, 08:05 PM
eclpise point souce. awsome sounding, and you can still remove the tweeter

pickup1
07-02-2006, 08:08 PM
buy mine for 60...http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167982

Beerdrnkr
07-02-2006, 11:24 PM
I bought a set of Focal 130CA coax speakers for $100 on sale at woofersetc.com and they sound really good. I wanted the 6.5's but I couldn't pass up the price for the 5 1/4's.

tuckerbucket
07-02-2006, 11:36 PM
try a pair of crystal ssx615... you can get a set for like 105 shipped and it is like a two way as the tweeter is mounted on a bridge over the woofer

Makaveli7haDon
07-03-2006, 01:20 AM
i would say the new redesigned alpine type s coaxials. they now have a silk tweet and should work well with low power.

MBrock4u
07-03-2006, 06:38 AM
Type S are good. Nice bang for the buck.

konechiwa
07-03-2006, 12:37 PM
focals are much better sounding then Alpine IMO. I'd go with maybe rockford or polk momo's at that price. Maybe some Kenwood's too, If you EQ them they don't sound that bad at all.

Just go out and listen man, it's your car and your money! We can only point you in the right direction.

Ignatowski
07-03-2006, 01:07 PM
try a pair of crystal ssx615... you can get a set for like 105 shipped and it is like a two way as the tweeter is mounted on a bridge over the woofer

x2 also
I hear great things about Kickers line up........

Beerdrnkr
07-03-2006, 01:31 PM
The type s coax's get pretty loud, but I think 165CA1 Focals or BOSTON ACOUSTICS SL65's would be the better choice. Musically they both sound very good.

CBFryman2
07-03-2006, 02:10 PM
ill tell you how the pioneer REV's sound in a few weeks if you want.

konechiwa
07-03-2006, 06:20 PM
I just listened to them: The Boston SX65. You can get them on ebay for just under 100 bucks, and they are the best coaxil's i've heard. they outperformed even the SL components (not joking). They have great mids, and are excellent bang for your buck!

qtipextra
07-03-2006, 08:47 PM
Dont mean to hi-jack, but Im looking for the same thing, except my budget is $150. A nice, clean sounding 6.5" coax speaker, and power hadeling around 50-100 RMS. I was thinking about the RE components, but the prices are goin higher, and I don't know if I really dig the tweeters. I have a stupid dual cone speaker for fronts right now, and they give just the right amount of treble for me. Looking for somethin better tho. I just want opinions on wut seems to be the best.

iagrdshaka
07-04-2006, 04:59 AM
ill tell you how the pioneer REV's sound in a few weeks if you want.

The Pioneer REVs are one of the better coax speakers on the market.

Beerdrnkr
07-04-2006, 02:46 PM
I almost went with Pioneer comps and coax's but I couldn't find a place to test them out. I read good reviews on em though. As for QTIPEXTRA I would recommend the Focal 165CA1 they sell for $150.00 and sound very good.

bri487
07-04-2006, 03:09 PM
the pioneer revs are the best coaxial i know of. they are loud and sound good. the zapco iforces sound better but arent as loud, but plenty loud. the diamond d3's sound good and get loud, but i have had trouble with keeping the tweeters from shutting off when you really lean into the speaker on every diamond coaxial that i have owned

Ignatowski
07-04-2006, 03:33 PM
I am more interested in the best sounding coax's I can find for 50 bucks :)

Hoodlum007
07-04-2006, 09:51 PM
you should listen to the CDT Audio Coaxils, i have the CDT comps in front and coax in rear and the sound is so clear you can hear a pin drop and they can handle all the power i juice into them with no problems. I used to have Polks, Infinity then Mb quarts and the CDT sound better. They are under 100 dollars shipped from Woofersetc.com



http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=3066

Echo42987
07-05-2006, 12:49 AM
Focal FTW

-Nick-

qtipextra
07-05-2006, 12:54 AM
Looks like majority says focal. They look good. MMM.

The Focal 165CA1's are 60 RMS. Would they sound good with a little more? Thinkin about a PG Xenon X100.2 amp for my highs. 100 RMS. But, I would set it lower. Do you think that is a good combination?

amartin_72
07-05-2006, 01:30 AM
I dont know much about buying used speakers but maybe you might want to look into that. My JL TR components were brand new and I paid 120 shipped on ebay.