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williams22
06-04-2007, 08:53 PM
Well it's almost father's day time so I need to get my Dad a present. After hearing my new PG RSd CS65 comps he has been mentioning multiple time how he owuld like to upgrade his speakers. He drives a 2004 Honda Element with the stock 7-speaker system. He listens mainly to rock. I would like to him a component set that will be a considerable upgrade from the stock speakers but would like to run it off the stock power. He really doesn't have too much room for amps so I will be using the stock power which is about 20 w rms. Please suggest some good components that will work well off this power.

Thanks!

konechiwa
06-04-2007, 08:58 PM
price range?

I recommend the Pioneer Rev (Yellow Coned) Components. I have the 6x9 coaxils for rear fill. Those are pretty frekin nice speakers for that price.

You can get the 6.5" components for 160ish on ebay.

williams22
06-04-2007, 09:14 PM
I need to stay under $150. Keep in mind these need to be able to work well off low power (20 w rms).

tbasile1
06-04-2007, 09:56 PM
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_5361_MB+Quart+DSF+216.html

http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9109_Polk+Audio+db6501+6-1-2-+2-way+Component+System.html

http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9319_Infinity+Reference+6020CS.html

the REVs are very nice as well!!

note that components really dont shine unless hooked up to an amp, id suggest getting a small 2ch amp

you could always get some nice coaxils too, my 53 year old dad was blown away by his Premier Pioneer coaxils hahaha and he was very happy and sounded good enough for him and im sure your dad will prolly feel the same way, but hes getting a new car soon and i think he wants Focal coaxils that will be running off a Pioneer HU :)

williams22
06-04-2007, 11:07 PM
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_5361_MB+Quart+DSF+216.html

http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9109_Polk+Audio+db6501+6-1-2-+2-way+Component+System.html

http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9319_Infinity+Reference+6020CS.html

the REVs are very nice as well!!

note that components really dont shine unless hooked up to an amp, id suggest getting a small 2ch amp

you could always get some nice coaxils too, my 53 year old dad was blown away by his Premier Pioneer coaxils hahaha and he was very happy and sounded good enough for him and im sure your dad will prolly feel the same way, but hes getting a new car soon and i think he wants Focal coaxils that will be running off a Pioneer HU :)


What are some good cheap 2 ch amps? I would need it to have a small footprint to fit under his front seats.

williams22
06-05-2007, 10:16 AM
Anyone else? I've been looking at some Infinity and Blaupunkt sets so far.

chi_town
06-05-2007, 10:51 AM
Pickup a Mtx 275X those are great amps to run components with, i have 2 and they work great for me.

Revs are great speakers i have a set in my kicks in my car, but another good set would be to try to find sum Fusion components * i know there low named but there a big step from stock * and there resonably priced i can prob get you a set for around $120 or so from the shop where im at , but im sure you can find them cheaper over the net.

GoodLuck

SeaKid
06-05-2007, 11:02 AM
I just bought the RSd's although I haven't installed them yet because my dad wont let me put them in the door panel, so now I have to get kickpannels...

Anyway, I have heard alot of good things about them and you can get them for $130 form an authorized dealer. www.onlinecarstereo.com

civic si
06-05-2007, 11:23 AM
just get a 4 channel amp..for mids/high...it really doesn't matter at lease its ain't like boss....

williams22
06-06-2007, 08:24 AM
The RSds won't fit because their mounting depth is too deep and they don't work well with low power anyways. I guess I may just go with the Blaupunkt components that are made to run off of stock power. Crutchfield suggested Infinitys and claimed the stock amp is 2 ohm stable but I'm fairly sure its not.

oxsign
06-06-2007, 08:37 AM
I purchased the infinity 6.5 from crutchfield for my father-in-law last year to put in his avalanche, and they sound great. He loves them. Their running off of the factory deck with no amp.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-8FN6TR51cge/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=52100&I=1086022SI

CFaber
06-06-2007, 08:48 AM
The RSds won't fit because their mounting depth is too deep and they don't work well with low power anyways. I guess I may just go with the Blaupunkt components that are made to run off of stock power. Crutchfield suggested Infinitys and claimed the stock amp is 2 ohm stable but I'm fairly sure its not.

the RSD's don't work off of low power? you mean HU power?

i was planning on sending a set 50W off an amp. I hope that's sufficient.

williams22
06-06-2007, 08:53 AM
the RSD's don't work off of low power? you mean HU power?

i was planning on sending a set 50W off an amp. I hope that's sufficient.

That will be fine. I have mine running off about 70 w rms. For my dad's car I only had about 20 w to work with though.

Hoodlum007
06-06-2007, 12:48 PM
cdt cl61 for $130 shipped with free wires FTW!!

tdawg30
06-06-2007, 05:58 PM
ive got an audiobahn a6004t 4 channel amp thats got a decently small footprint for a 600 watt amp(prolly like 500 I know) but if you are interested I would sell it for like 65 shipped.

tbasile1
06-06-2007, 07:22 PM
Infinity > Blauhpunkt IMO

and my dad is actually getting 4 Infinity speakers and a Pioneer Deh-4900 installed in his Jeep haha and i think Infinity is a great step up from stock and is really cheap online, i think your dad would be pleased and prolly far good enough for him ;)

williams22
06-06-2007, 07:49 PM
The problem is the Infinitys are 2 ohm and I don't believe his stock amp is 2 ohm stable.

tbasile1
06-06-2007, 09:41 PM
wait why arent they 4ohms?