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psych0ticnemes1
07-05-2006, 03:35 PM
I absolutely need a pair of coaxs in my doors, i only have rears right now because my fronts were horrible and i am fed up with car audio and internet purchases... I know there is better for the price but i need something and i don't need the BEST... I just need sound... I have baffles built...

I will be powering the pair with a JBL 180.2 @ 4ohms, 90rms to each... i will turn the gain down a bit if need be...

If these were the only speakers you could choose from, which would you get and why...

I want the best sound/ midbass combo out of these options...

Thanks guys

Polk 6-1/2" Speakers (DB650)
http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/73870/rpem/ccd/productDetailReview.do#tabs

Kicker 6 1/2" Coaxial Speakers (055KS60)
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Kicker-6-1-2-Coaxial-Speakers-055KS60-/sem/rpsm/oid/130630/catOid/-13092/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Alpine Type-S 6-1/2"
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7652658&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03076&id=1134701298137

Infinity Reference 6-1/2"
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7730226&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03076&id=1140392384625

SWEET06CAMRY
07-05-2006, 03:37 PM
I absolutely need a pair of coaxs in my doors, i only have rears right now because my fronts were horrible and i am fed up with car audio and internet purchases... I know there is better for the price but i need something and i don't need the BEST... I just need sound... I have baffles built...

I will be powering the pair with a JBL 180.2 @ 4ohms, 90rms to each... i will turn the gain down a bit if need be...

If these were the only speakers you could choose from, which would you get and why...

I want the best sound/ midbass combo out of these options...

Thanks guys

Polk 6-1/2" Speakers (DB650)
http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/73870/rpem/ccd/productDetailReview.do#tabs

Kicker 6 1/2" Coaxial Speakers (055KS60)
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Kicker-6-1-2-Coaxial-Speakers-055KS60-/sem/rpsm/oid/130630/catOid/-13092/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Alpine Type-S 6-1/2"
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7652658&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03076&id=1134701298137

Infinity Reference 6-1/2"
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7730226&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03076&id=1140392384625
Why not Pioneer 6/5 3 way... I had them in a 2000 Accord and they sounded pretty good

psych0ticnemes1
07-05-2006, 03:40 PM
3 ways don't sound good... i would like to stick with 2 ways if possible

cam5860
07-05-2006, 04:00 PM
I would go with the polk DB's if you like good midbass. If your after the highs go for the infinity reference. Bottom line is the polks have better midbass but the infinitys have brighter highs.

M5AM
07-05-2006, 04:02 PM
since you can go listen to them in the store why not do that and see which you like more. My friend has those kickers in his boat and they sound good and get really loud with pretty good midbass... but then again its in a boat. I would possibly lean towards infinity but then again I ahvent heard any of them.

HotCarl
07-05-2006, 04:04 PM
4 more posts and you @ 3000. :woot:

96GTIVR6
07-05-2006, 04:05 PM
I say go with the Infinities, I've heard all of the others except for the Polks.

psych0ticnemes1
07-05-2006, 04:15 PM
i am debating between the infinities and the polks pretty much... i listen to a lot of rock... i would like good drum hits/ cords

2LouDFoRThiS
07-05-2006, 04:16 PM
polk ..

psych0ticnemes1
07-05-2006, 04:23 PM
it is a tough choice...

sr_se-r
07-05-2006, 08:14 PM
I used to work at circuit city as a car audio guy. And after listening to each one every single day in and out. I'd definately say polks if you listen to a lot of rock!

6spdcoupe
07-05-2006, 08:37 PM
Rainbow SL/KXs...

Sorry had to do it.

pickup1
07-05-2006, 08:39 PM
polk!

Sragan
07-05-2006, 08:59 PM
Polk.

....where's the poll?......

konechiwa
07-05-2006, 09:10 PM
I've heard all of them except the kicker. I'd say go with the infinities. When i listened to the polks, i thought they were alright, midbass was there, wasn't like it was "a force to be reckoned with" or anything.

My friend has the infinity reference shallow mounts, and they sound pretty good, their a little bright, but not harsh, and the midbass is good.

The alpine midbass is ok, midrange is ok, but the tweeters are bad. Their worse on the type R's IMO, but i'd say these would be your last choice.

If it were me i'd go with the infinities.

Also, i just will throw this out, that the boston acoustic SX65 are a great pair of coaxils, very laid back and natural sounding, with great midbass. <- Thats what i'm getting.

cam5860
07-05-2006, 09:50 PM
The dude on here that works at circuit city knows what he's talking about. Thats what circuit city pushes is polk db's and infinity reference.

Every sales person at circuit city that I ask about which was better the infinity's or the polks will tell you polks have better midbass infinity has better highs.

Bolognablake
07-05-2006, 10:36 PM
What's wrong with buying from a reputable seller?

Chevyaudio
07-05-2006, 10:40 PM
IIRC he has been burned several times by internet retailers that seem reputable.

6spdcoupe
07-05-2006, 11:06 PM
IIRC he has been burned several times by internet retailers that seem reputable.


but what about a local "reputable" seller? Says hes from NY... ;)

konechiwa
07-06-2006, 12:15 AM
are the rainbow coaxil's good? I thought that they weren't very notable until you got to the Sound Line SLC range and above?

i'll probably get blasted because this forum seems to be rainbow HQ

6spdcoupe
07-06-2006, 12:17 AM
are the rainbow coaxil's good? I thought that they weren't very notable until you got to the Sound Line SLC range and above?

i'll probably get blasted because this forum seems to be rainbow HQ


Why wouldnt they be good? Above the SLs there is no coaxials. The Dreamline/KX and Soundline/SL

brypink
07-06-2006, 05:09 PM
are the rainbow coaxil's good? I thought that they weren't very notable until you got to the Sound Line SLC range and above?

i'll probably get blasted because this forum seems to be rainbow HQ
I wouldn't know...mine still haven't arrived!!!! :crap:

psych0ticnemes1
07-06-2006, 05:14 PM
so i guess i should get the polks??

mikeyboc
07-06-2006, 05:19 PM
I had the Inf Ref in my last car and thought they were nice for what they are. Ultimately it depends on your taste in music. I used to be a CC emloyee myelf, and the Polks were mid oriented, while the Infinities were high end oriented. Pick what you want and go for it, either set is decent.

edit: guess you didn' buy them "tonight"

christiankills
07-06-2006, 06:01 PM
if you have subs, go for the infinitys.

it'll cover any extra treble you might not like.


of course a proper EQ could do that too.

mach999
07-06-2006, 06:45 PM
I say go with the Polk DB650's.

konechiwa
07-06-2006, 07:37 PM
Boston Acoustics SX65 from crutchfield (they will not screw you), use the code 3a706 to get 20 bucks off.

Better then both polks and infinities IMO.

psych0ticnemes1
07-07-2006, 08:49 AM
I had the Inf Ref in my last car and thought they were nice for what they are. Ultimately it depends on your taste in music. I used to be a CC emloyee myelf, and the Polks were mid oriented, while the Infinities were high end oriented. Pick what you want and go for it, either set is decent.

edit: guess you didn' buy them "tonight"

yea, had to work late, i guess tonight is the night?

shealy06
07-07-2006, 12:09 PM
well im new on here, but not new to car audio. i actually was just at a local store looking for a new set myself :D and they had those two sets both set on the same amp and head unit. Im going to have to agree with the guy from CC, i liked the Reference better, im also more of a Rock listener, and although the Polk were incredible on Rap, when it came to rock..... wow... those reference can SCREAM. they were incredibly crisp, you could hear every pic stroke on the cord. Definetly Infinity.

psych0ticnemes1
07-08-2006, 11:21 PM
****, bought the polks, don't get very high but good midbass