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Dynasty
07-11-2007, 07:00 PM
I just got a 2000 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab and will be installing my HU and comps soon. I already have the HU (Pionner 5800MP) and will bet getting 6.5 comps with amp soon.

Crutchfield says my stock speakers are 6.75"...there are a limited selection of comps for that size and I was wondering if 6.5's will fit with no speaker adapter needed. Or will I have to do some modifying.

I also need comps that will blow the stock system out of the water. I want a very noticable difference in SQ and loudness. My budget is $200. I will not be using a subwoofer, just the front stage. I listen to rock and rap.

Any input?

kross
07-12-2007, 02:17 PM
The best budget comps are probably the Phoenix Gold Rsd65cs, at $129:

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540

You'll need an amp for those, there are many to choose from for under $100 that will power those. Here's a Profile 2-channel amp for $79:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=4873

You could get an amp with more power to allow for future upgrades, etc.

You'll also need to throw in an additional $30-$40 for a wiring kit. This brings the total to about $240-$250, a little over your budget I know. You can probably lower the price to under your $200 mark by shopping for second-hand stuff.

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin

MSW Danny
07-12-2007, 02:37 PM
^^ that's a great setup for those who are on a tight budget

tbasile1
07-12-2007, 03:22 PM
agreed, that is a nice setup!!

Dynasty
07-12-2007, 05:38 PM
Could I use a 4 gauge amp kit with that amp and comps? I already have one.

Dynasty
07-12-2007, 05:41 PM
Also, I think I'm going to go with the CDT CL60's http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=5207

They are cheaper, sound very good (based on reviews on these boards), and free shipping.

Also, does woofersect.com still upgrade to the CL61's for free?

EDIT** Will any the PG or CDT comps posted eariler sound significantly better than amp Pioneer REV's?

kross
07-13-2007, 01:59 PM
Also, I think I'm going to go with the CDT CL60's http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=5207

They are cheaper, sound very good (based on reviews on these boards), and free shipping.
Okay, I've never heard them, so I don't know how they compare to the PG's. You said you won't be using a sub. So whichever comps you choose, they need to have good low end. The PG's have good mid bass, not sure about the lower bass.

Those CDT's have a higher RMS power specification, so you'll probably need a bigger amp than the one I listed.


Also, does woofersect.com still upgrade to the CL61's for free?
No idea.


EDIT** Will any the PG or CDT comps posted eariler sound significantly better than amp Pioneer REV's?
I've never listened to the Pioneer REV coaxials, so I can't say. But from what I've read around here, most people seem to think they would.

Also, something I neglected to mention, make sure you deaden your doors! Properly deadened doors will make any speaker sound much better!

Hope this helps!
-- Kevin

JoeHemi57
07-13-2007, 02:39 PM
the Rsd's are 88 shipped on ebay, look for a usamps xt800.2 there as well.

Dynasty
07-16-2007, 11:06 AM
I still have not decided.

Here are the options I have in mind...

A) CDT CL-61A powered by Profile AP600 (100x2 rms) $165

B) Cadence CWM6-Kit powered by Cadence TXA3002 (150x2 RMS) $200

C) Pioneer REV (coaxial) powered by Profile AP400 (65x2 RMS) $130

D) PG Rsd65cs powered by Profile AP600 (100x2 RMS) $150

BlazedGlory
09-16-2007, 02:58 AM
I still have not decided.

Here are the options I have in mind...

A) CDT CL-61A powered by Profile AP600 (100x2 rms) $165

B) Pioneer REV (coaxial) powered by Profile AP400 (65x2 RMS) $130


This is what I've just narrowed my choices down to for my girlfriend's car. I'm about to throw a sub in there (on her amp from a previous install). She would be satisfied with even the stock fronts, but I want to at least slap some decent coaxials in there. I was actually thinking about trying the Revs on the head unit first, and then later getting a cheap Profile amp if necessary.

But then I got to considering the fact that I could get a decent component set (that would probably sound better... I guess?) for a little more. I'd hate to get the coaxials and change my mind later, but I know she would be satisfied with anything, so maybe I should just get the Rev's...

Any ideas about how the Rev's would sound compared to the CDTs?

DejaWiz
09-16-2007, 12:21 PM
Cadence TXA-3004 (http://www.cadencestore.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=125&idproduct=383) $129 shipped

Cadence CWM-6Kit for $85

Use your 4 gauge kit... $free!


Eventually:
eD SQ10-S4 (http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?t=2&products_id=106) $70

Build a 0.3-0.5cf sealed box $20-50
...box would be so small you could easily stash it under the rear seat or something.


Use channels 1 and 2 for the comps, bridge 3+4 for the sub.

Gary S
09-16-2007, 01:37 PM
Unless you are going to do a three-way system with 8" in the door, you are dreaming... you will probably be disappointed.

The basis of all decent car systems is a biamped subwoofer/satellite system... get at least a four channel amp and use the rear channels for a sub.