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sig425
03-19-2007, 09:24 AM
http://www.nakusa.com/master/sps5200_spec.htm

or
A/D/S (http://cgi.ebay.com/ADS-346CS-6-5-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SYSTEM-SPEAKERS-A-D-S-NEW_W0QQitemZ250094893820QQcategoryZ32819QQssPageN ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcm%20dZViewItem)


the only other speaker I have heard that I like is the alpine spx and they wont fit in my car's doors.. too deep. 2.88 or so I think. I already have a nak head and I have always loved the tight sound from the nak subs. But, I hear a/d/s is the shizz and the lower mounting depth is a plus for my space max 2.50.

Also if the rms is 70 and the peak 120, do I size my amp to 70 and 120 per channel? or do I bump it up since its a component set? Thx

my head puts out 43 x4 but it has preouts for the amp

thx

jmanpc
03-19-2007, 09:25 AM
these

sig425
03-19-2007, 09:28 AM
Guess I should clarify that I like a nice tight base.. not thump or boom. I dont like tin'y highs or too much crisp. I like warmth and balance. Boston Z series is the only other well known speaker I have heard that was acceptable but there was too much high end crispness for my tastes compared to the alpine spx anyway. I listen mostly to techno so lots of fast beats so an accurate response is key for me

jmanpc
03-19-2007, 09:30 AM
What's your budget going to be? What amplifier will you power them with?

sig425
03-19-2007, 09:34 AM
budget is secondary but $200-300 for the speaker with $200-300 for the amp seems reasonable.

I have to figure out what size the amp needs to be then I will go after one. Im leaning towards the naks at this point just beacuse they are cheaper and I doubt Ill be able to hear much of a difference once mounted. So Ill probably find a nak amp to match the power I need just to be simple and relatively cheap.

jmanpc
03-19-2007, 09:41 AM
these (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-New-ALPINE-SPX-177R-Car-Component-Speaker-6-1-2-6-5_W0QQitemZ200089044634QQcategoryZ32819QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem) would be an excellent choice. Great sounding speakers, very smooth. However, they don't get extremely loud. This (http://cgi.ebay.com/KICKER-06-ZX250-2-2-Channel-85W-x2-CH-Car-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ280093514907QQcategoryZ48598QQr dZ1QQcmdZViewItem) amp would power them well.

sig425
03-19-2007, 09:50 AM
I really appreciate the advice and as I stated in my first post I really like the spx. They are probably my favorite although I havent heard a/d/s or diamond. But the spx are too deep to mount in my car. The alpines are 2.88 and the max I have after cutting a bunch of stuff up is 2.50". Anything larger than 2.5" will require much custom work or surface mounting which is something I dont want (or need) to do.

DejaWiz
03-19-2007, 10:21 AM
what kind of car?

sig425
03-19-2007, 10:27 AM
93 mazda rx7 for the stock door location

jmanpc
03-19-2007, 11:19 AM
You can just put in a .5" MDF spacer ring. That will make them fit just fine and dandy

DejaWiz
03-19-2007, 11:21 AM
Have you pulled the panel off to see how much clearance there is between the speaker mount and speaker grille? If you have adequate space, you might be able to fit the SPX's in there with an MDF spacer ring.

I had to do that with my 03 VW Golf. The SPX's were just too deep, but there is about 5-6" clearance from the mount to the grille, so a spacer was a must and fixed the problem.

DejaWiz
03-19-2007, 11:22 AM
^^ beat me to it. :p:

jmanpc
03-19-2007, 11:23 AM
;)

bdawson72
03-19-2007, 11:25 AM
i have the step up from the spx's and they should be fine for you

sig425
03-19-2007, 03:44 PM
:banghead:

How many times must I say this? The max mounting depth is 2.5" anything deeper will hit the glass. If I use a spacer it will push the door panel out. The alpines are 2.88 deep and will not work. Others have tried. It is well documented.

http://www.rx7city.com/93_speakerinstall.htm

DejaWiz
03-19-2007, 04:00 PM
:banghead:

How many times must I say this? The max mounting depth is 2.5" anything deeper will hit the glass. If I use a spacer it will push the door panel out. The alpines are 2.88 deep and will not work. Others have tried. It is well documented.

http://www.rx7city.com/93_speakerinstall.htm

You said max depth was 2.5" but you never specified if adding a spacer would push the panel out and was out of the question nor did you link us to that web site prior to giving you advice on the spacer. :p: Thanks for the info.

sig425
03-19-2007, 04:28 PM
I conceed. Thank you for your assistance

DejaWiz
03-19-2007, 04:45 PM
I conceed. Thank you for your assistance

I did read the install write up on the web site. What a pain in the @ss that is. I feel for you bud. Wish I could be of more help.

JB16
03-19-2007, 07:56 PM
How would SPX's run with 150 watts per side?