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mnaines
08-19-2006, 07:48 PM
Are the Sony Xplod 6.5" and 6" x 9" speakers a good investment or a bad choice?

AJē06
08-19-2006, 07:50 PM
They "Xplod"......... :|

MBrock4u
08-19-2006, 10:02 PM
Well, sony seems to be the butt of everyone's jokes around here. It really just depends on what you are trying to acomplish in getting a system put together. I personally have no use for sony speakers but that doesn't make them bad. Just not what I was wanting to acomplish in my system. I would listen to various kinds of speakers if you can, find out what sounds good to you and go with that. If sony sound good to you after hearing others, then you have your answer.

mnaines
08-19-2006, 10:06 PM
MBRock, for the price ($80 for a pair of 6.5" Sony Xplod speakers), the speakers sound great, at least to me they do, and they have a full 30Hz to 30kHz response with 92dB sensitivity, which is right on par with the capabilities of the human ear, so for the price, I see no reason not to get them.

xluben
08-19-2006, 10:38 PM
you can do MUCH better for the price, and totally disregard those specs, they are all but meaningless because manufacturers do not have a good standard on how to measure them.

for $75 + shipping you can get the Pioneer REV's:

http://www.millionbuy.com/piotsd161r.html

and the'll blow the Sony's away. You could also look into Kicker, Polk, and Infinity coaxials for something that'll sound better than the Sony's that you should be able to find locally, but you can get a lot better deals online (the REV's are quite expensive at Circuit City).

Also, most people would agree that betting 6.5's for the front along with a small two channel amp, and then ditching the 6x9's in the back, is the best bet.

jeeper07
08-19-2006, 10:39 PM
ive got some speakers for sale for cheaper than that let me knw if ur nterested

Wonderbread
08-19-2006, 10:40 PM
You'll find things a lot better in the 100 dollar range online.

mnaines
08-19-2006, 10:55 PM
I know specs are meaningless. I am just saying that the Sony Xplod speakers sound fine to me, and I compared them with Eclipse and Rockford Fosgate speakers at circuit city and, to me, the Sony Xplods sounded just as good as the Rockford Fosgates did.

acold7dusta
08-19-2006, 10:58 PM
keep in mind the speakers will sound alot different once they hit your vehicle

mnaines
08-19-2006, 11:00 PM
I do have them in my vehicle. I have two 6.5" Sony Xplods mounted directly to the metal door frame (bad idea, I know) and two 6x9's in the rear deck, and even though the back speakers are a little louder, both sets produce clear sound at all ranges. I get good bass with these speakers, which is what I like. Most of the more expensive speakers did not have the level of bass that these Xplods do. The HOP woofer cone and the PEI Dome tweeter and PEI Dome supertweeter provide clear sound throughout all the ranges, and I get the same bass as a small 8" subwoofer would produce. All that without an amp...I'm running the 52W peak 17W RMS x 4 channels straight from the CDX GT200 head unit's built-in amplifier to get that kind of sound. The 6.5" speakers are rated for 220W peak or 55W RMS and the 6x9's are rated for 240W peak or 80W RMS. On some of the more intense songs, I can actually feel the bass coming off the HOP woofer cones, and its enough for me to actually see the bass pulses in the interior mirror. It is kinda hard to describe the level of sound quality I am getting with these Sony Xplods, but they seem to me as if they are worth a lot more than what Sony asks for them. The high-end sounds come out clear, too. I am able to hear the soft metallic song of a cymbol being tapped by a drumstick. At times, it feels and sounds like I've got a full setup in my car because of the amount of bass and the sharpness and quality of the music that these Sony Xplod speakers and head unit produce.

Wonderbread
08-20-2006, 12:01 AM
If you like them, then what does it matter?

Ignorance is bliss.

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 12:12 AM
It appears you answered your own question to yourself multiple times in this thread. Thus making it another Sony Xplod endorsement by you. Im really hoping they pay you well for it.

xluben
08-20-2006, 12:16 AM
Ignorance is bliss.


making it another Sony Xplod endorsement by you. Im really hoping they pay you well for it.

exactly

i see no point for this thread.

Eric111e
08-20-2006, 12:18 AM
I think its a bad choice and a bad investment

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 12:23 AM
No RF at CC :fyi:

Anyways, Sony speakers aren't bad speakers if you're looking for just a set of speakers to throw in your doors to improve the sound over your stock speakers. I had 'em in my first system. Off of deck power, they get loud, sure, but they distorted easily at high volume, even when amped. For most people who dont have such a picky ear, they're great. However, if you demand audiophile quality performance from your speakers, the sonys are a long shot away.

Bottom line: Good speakers for a low-budget, better than stock system off of h/u power. If you want anything high end, Sony should be near the end of your list.

Personally I would take my stockers over Sonys..

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 12:36 AM
lol I had an Exlploder at one point, I can feel ya on that one.

Worlddre
08-20-2006, 12:43 AM
<<<only spent $120 on front stage :naughty:

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 12:46 AM
I wish I only spent that much. :(

Worlddre
08-20-2006, 12:47 AM
I wish I only spent that much. :(

we still wub joo :cuddle:

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 12:51 AM
The youll make an appearance at the next meet and show me? :D

Worlddre
08-20-2006, 12:53 AM
The youll make an appearance at the next meet and show me? :D

most definately:)

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 12:54 AM
most definately:)

cause ya know ya wont live down the last one til ya show at one. :p:

Mike Troll
08-20-2006, 12:59 AM
Sony Xplods are awesome





































































For me to poop on!

I had the "premium" JBL system in my Mountaineer, and they werent as bad as some of my other factory systems but they still ******.

Worlddre
08-20-2006, 01:01 AM
cause ya know ya wont live down the last one til ya show at one. :p:

ive known that since the day of;)

audiobahnuser18
08-20-2006, 01:10 AM
Why would you even make this thread Sony Xplode's do exatcly what they say the XPLODE!!! they **** your better off getting a diffrent company pioneer , kenwood , audiobahn , bouston acoustic , alpine etc.......

Worlddre
08-20-2006, 01:11 AM
Why would you even make this thread Sony Xplode's do exatcly what they say the XPLODE!!! they **** your better off getting a diffrent company pioneer , kenwood , audiobahn , bouston acoustic , alpine etc.......

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

irony anyone?

AJē06
08-20-2006, 01:12 AM
It appears you answered your own question to yourself multiple times in this thread. Thus making it another Sony Xplod endorsement by you. Im really hoping they pay you well for it.


If you like them, then what does it matter?

Ignorance is bliss.


I think its a bad choice and a bad investment

'Nuff said...

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 01:14 AM
w t ***?? A bahns now??

GemaRastem
08-20-2006, 01:19 AM
I am baby jesus, and i'm crying

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 01:20 AM
this thread = teh funny

ballstothewall
08-20-2006, 03:19 AM
MBRock, for the price ($80 for a pair of 6.5" Sony Xplod speakers), the speakers sound great, at least to me they do, and they have a full 30Hz to 30kHz response with 92dB sensitivity, which is right on par with the capabilities of the human ear, so for the price, I see no reason not to get them.

:laugh: :laugh:

T3mpest
08-20-2006, 03:33 AM
I do have them in my vehicle. I have two 6.5" Sony Xplods mounted directly to the metal door frame (bad idea, I know) and two 6x9's in the rear deck, and even though the back speakers are a little louder, both sets produce clear sound at all ranges. I get good bass with these speakers, which is what I like. Most of the more expensive speakers did not have the level of bass that these Xplods do. The HOP woofer cone and the PEI Dome tweeter and PEI Dome supertweeter provide clear sound throughout all the ranges, and I get the same bass as a small 8" subwoofer would produce. All that without an amp...I'm running the 52W peak 17W RMS x 4 channels straight from the CDX GT200 head unit's built-in amplifier to get that kind of sound. The 6.5" speakers are rated for 220W peak or 55W RMS and the 6x9's are rated for 240W peak or 80W RMS. On some of the more intense songs, I can actually feel the bass coming off the HOP woofer cones, and its enough for me to actually see the bass pulses in the interior mirror. It is kinda hard to describe the level of sound quality I am getting with these Sony Xplods, but they seem to me as if they are worth a lot more than what Sony asks for them. The high-end sounds come out clear, too. I am able to hear the soft metallic song of a cymbol being tapped by a drumstick. At times, it feels and sounds like I've got a full setup in my car because of the amount of bass and the sharpness and quality of the music that these Sony Xplod speakers and head unit produce.


I think you'd be suprised if you put together a budget system using our suggestions. However, if you dont' have any money to spend, and feel completely satified and confident in your choice of equipment, then don't bother. However, you wont' get much vindication on your choices from others on this board. Care to tell me how much your system cost you? I wanna build a mock-up system of what I'd do with that money for fun.

MBrock4u
08-20-2006, 08:17 AM
Well stated!

SATX210
08-20-2006, 09:45 AM
sony xplod>rainbow germaniums

johnecon2001
08-20-2006, 02:08 PM
Human hearing is only 20hz-20khz :fyi:

and that's if your like 3 years old. Most people lose parts of that frequency range over time.

6spdcoupe
08-20-2006, 02:12 PM
I do have them in my vehicle. I have two 6.5" Sony Xplods mounted directly to the metal door frame (bad idea, I know) and two 6x9's in the rear deck, and even though the back speakers are a little louder, both sets produce clear sound at all ranges. I get good bass with these speakers, which is what I like. Most of the more expensive speakers did not have the level of bass that these Xplods do. The HOP woofer cone and the PEI Dome tweeter and PEI Dome supertweeter provide clear sound throughout all the ranges, and I get the same bass as a small 8" subwoofer would produce. All that without an amp...I'm running the 52W peak 17W RMS x 4 channels straight from the CDX GT200 head unit's built-in amplifier to get that kind of sound. The 6.5" speakers are rated for 220W peak or 55W RMS and the 6x9's are rated for 240W peak or 80W RMS. On some of the more intense songs, I can actually feel the bass coming off the HOP woofer cones, and its enough for me to actually see the bass pulses in the interior mirror. It is kinda hard to describe the level of sound quality I am getting with these Sony Xplods, but they seem to me as if they are worth a lot more than what Sony asks for them. The high-end sounds come out clear, too. I am able to hear the soft metallic song of a cymbol being tapped by a drumstick. At times, it feels and sounds like I've got a full setup in my car because of the amount of bass and the sharpness and quality of the music that these Sony Xplod speakers and head unit produce.


So what exactly your position at Sony corp? Just sales? Rep? Certainly not tech as they told me themselves they dont use their equipment.

duckfart
08-20-2006, 02:28 PM
My first aftermarket speakers were some SOny Xlod that I bought at Walmart. I just touch the tweeter and it came right off. Their pieces of sh--t.

Nexson
08-20-2006, 02:39 PM
^word, i wouldn't consider anything "great" that you can buy at your local wal-mart, good, but not great

kngadrok
08-20-2006, 02:52 PM
I thought discussion of sony "explode" was a automatic 24hr ban