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highbl00d
06-26-2007, 12:07 AM
Hey all. Ive seen tons of great advice here. I've been looking at a set of Polk db 6x9 for my front door and polk db 6.5 for the rear. I already have 2 10" subs under my seat in the rear of course, with an amp. I am also planning on running a 4 channel amp for my door speakers. My question is, since I get most of the quality sound from the 6x9 in the front doors, should I even bother changing out my rear 6.5" doors?

I can get all 4 speakers for $150. would it be better if I use ALL the money toward better 6x9's? I havent really dealt with this situation before and just wondering if swapping out the rears would make a world of a difference.


THANKS !!!

DejaWiz
06-26-2007, 10:09 AM
Yes, use all the money towards better front speakers and forget about the rears... and with a 4 channel amp, you could either get a biampable component set or one that can take gobs of power.

highbl00d
06-26-2007, 11:21 PM
ok I been to 3 shops here. so far all 3 reccomend swapping all 4 speakers and utilize the amp as a true 4 channel. since Im on a budget, I guess the polks will do.

thanks for the input.

blimblam
06-26-2007, 11:27 PM
rear speakers for rear passengers. easy as that. if you won't have any, don't worry. or if you don't care about what your passengers hear, don't replace them. and plus, the subs will blur out the rear speakers.

DejaWiz
06-26-2007, 11:47 PM
ok I been to 3 shops here. so far all 3 reccomend swapping all 4 speakers and utilize the amp as a true 4 channel. since Im on a budget, I guess the polks will do.

thanks for the input.

Of course they will say that.. they want to sell you 4 speakers instead of 2. :laugh:

blimblam
06-26-2007, 11:55 PM
Of course they will say that.. they want to sell you 4 speakers instead of 2. :laugh:

exactly lol. especially if they get paid on commission...

tbasile1
06-27-2007, 12:47 AM
how many times have we said on this forum, especially recently, that "REAR SPEAKERS ARE A WASTE OF TIME!" There really a waste of time if YOU HAVE SUBS!!

I think rear speakers should only be used if you dont have subs or dont plan on getting any

take the money you planned on buying rear speakers with and put it towards a very nice front stage!

sorry guys for being a lil edgey on this post, but i just had to let that out!

blimblam
06-27-2007, 09:36 AM
lol Tbayz1....

DejaWiz
06-27-2007, 10:06 AM
how many times have we said on this forum, especially recently, that "REAR SPEAKERS ARE A WASTE OF TIME!" There really a waste of time if YOU HAVE SUBS!!

I think rear speakers should only be used if you dont have subs or dont plan on getting any

take the money you planned on buying rear speakers with and put it towards a very nice front stage!

sorry guys for being a lil edgey on this post, but i just had to let that out!

Agreed 100%

A properly installed strong front stage will be enough for the entire cabin when a sub stage is present.

borrelli49
06-28-2007, 12:02 AM
I strongly disagree, when i am in my truck i like being able to hear mids from the front and rear, i have Polks all around, and 2 10" JL's under the back seat, and they do not blur out the rear speakers, also buddy that posted this Forum, i doubt you will be entering a db compition, so i believe this is more of a personal prefrence

-my 2 cents

xtremekustomz
06-28-2007, 12:28 AM
I strongly disagree, when i am in my truck i like being able to hear mids from the front and rear, i have Polks all around, and 2 10" JL's under the back seat, and they do not blur out the rear speakers, also buddy that posted this Forum, i doubt you will be entering a db compition, so i believe this is more of a personal prefrence

-my 2 cents

First things first....if you aren't going for any kind of realism in the music or correct placement on the soundstage and are wanting something that will be loud...by all means put some in there but for a realistic sound..it won't be right. On a second note musicians and instruments are played in front of you in a concert...not behind you...so why have sound coming from behind you?

DejaWiz
06-28-2007, 12:34 AM
First things first....if you aren't going for any kind of realism in the music or correct placement on the soundstage and are wanting something that will be loud...by all means put some in there but for a realistic sound..it won't be right. On a second note, musicians and instruments are played in front of you in a concert...not behind you...so why have sound coming from behind you?

Bingo. A standard music CD is mastered for stereo sound only. Left and right only.

And going for dB's is stupid in my opinion... why just hear music when you can listen to it instead?

borrelli49
06-28-2007, 12:40 AM
Like i said personal preference.

DejaWiz
06-28-2007, 12:41 AM
Like i said personal preference.

Agreed. :cool:

Although I will always suggest to someone whom is looking for front and rear speakers to take all that money and get the best front stage they can. Tune it, play with it a bit, just get a good feel for having only a front stage for a couple/few weeks. And if it's still not enough, save up for a couple more weeks then throw some rear speakers in.

ntense702
06-28-2007, 12:43 AM
I only run a front stage, I have 3 ways in the rear but disconnected them since I have no use for them, my focals get plenty loud and sound good doing it, they can even be heard by rear passengers, I agree that in terms of sq a strong front stage is all that is necessary, plus when you got a f<ck ton of bass coming through the back what is the point of having some speakers on top of it?

borrelli49
06-28-2007, 12:48 AM
if your just using medioaker speakers 2 in the front are not going to do much if you have rear passengers because if you have to 12's behind them all they will hear is the subs. So i can see where you guys are coming from i guess it depends on the situation and prefrence.

DejaWiz
06-28-2007, 12:53 AM
if your just using medioaker speakers 2 in the front are not going to do much if you have rear passengers because if you have to 12's behind them all they will hear is the subs. So i can see where you guys are coming from i guess it depends on the situation and prefrence.

That's all going to depend on how the front speakers and subs are installed and tuned. If the subs and speakers are oriented and tuned in a manner to best blend with the system as a whole, then rear passengers should have just as much an enjoyable listening experience.

patrick1202
06-28-2007, 01:08 AM
ARE YOU YODA? replace rear speakers, should i :rotflol:

jluv
06-28-2007, 04:47 PM
It depends on the vehicle, setup, and tuning.

My 4-door Explorer sounds better with a little bit of rear fill. I'm driving around right now with the rear speakers off because I am in the middle of changing amps, and it doesn't sound as great as it did before in my particular vehicle. If I had a smaller vehicle, like a car or a two-door truck or SUV, then things would be different. I also use my system for concert DVDs and movies in 5.1, so the rears have a definite role in that. And yes, I carry passengers all the time.

That said, I invested much more into all aspects of the front stage. More power, more tuning, better speakers, etc. And for the majority of people, rears may indeed be a waste of time and counterproductive. Sounds like it in this guy's case. I'd highly suggest dumping more cash into the fronts before even considering the rears, and if you do run rears, send them less power.

My point is that rear fill is not always a waste.

phumanchu
07-03-2007, 04:49 PM
ARE YOU YODA? replace rear speakers, should i :rotflol:

LOL!

For rear speakers, no use you have. Within your vehicle, a front soundstage create!

audiobahnuser18
07-03-2007, 04:59 PM
Only reason i have rear speakers is because i have alot of friends in back. other then that man dont waste your cash build up on a front stage.

konechiwa
07-03-2007, 05:01 PM
I have rear speakers because Nothing else is set-up in my car.

But if you want it to feel like the sound is coming from everywhere, YOu can get some coaxil rear fills. Just don't spend that much it's not worth it.