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Andrew12
07-24-2007, 11:16 PM
Ok, I'm lookin for replacement speakers for my 99' Honda Civic. 6.5" front and 6x9 rear. I want something that will get realllllly loud. I have a kicker zx650.4 and will be using it. I was looking at 02 audio and eminence. I know no one likes the sq on them but i do for how loud they get. Only thing about o2 is that theyre 100 per 6.5" lol I'm thinking more around 50. Looking for the PA style driver that can be used in car audio. Like I said, loud. So around $250 for all the speakers. I have the seperate tweets so I'll be looking to replace those too. Prob. spend around 50 for tweets. Sorry for the long post lol.

Thanks,
Andrew

CRAZYCORNUTS18
07-24-2007, 11:20 PM
if you have a sub stage you dont even need the rear bynines.

Andrew12
07-24-2007, 11:36 PM
I wish I had a substage still lol. I miss my maggy. She swept the floor w/ her lows. But until finances settle down I'm sub less

Andrew12
07-24-2007, 11:54 PM
Is there any way I can get rid of my rear fill and just run the 6.5" and tweets seperates up front w/o custom door panels and get reeeeeally loud?

mapolley07
07-25-2007, 08:22 AM
just take out your rear speakers and spend more money on the front.

what exactly is your budget for front comps and an amp? also figure in wiring. I assume you have a head unit already?

Anyway a good budget setup would be:

Phoenix Gold RSD 6.5" comps (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540)

Profile 2channel Amp (http://www.millionbuy.com/prfha600.html)

and an 8AWG amp kit from KnuKonceptz (http://knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KLM-K8)

Total is just over $200 plus shipping

Andrew12
07-25-2007, 06:01 PM
I already have a kicker zx650.4, 4 gauge wiring, and 75+ feet of 16 gauge speaker wire. I just need some ideas for the front 6.5"s. As of now I'm set on eminence. Any other suggestions?

Andrew12
07-25-2007, 08:57 PM
Also, I will be adding in a substage sooner or later so the rear fill isnt a must. So maybe just one really good component set up front...

DejaWiz
07-26-2007, 01:24 AM
$250 for speakers and you already have one helluvan amp, so......

Fronts: PG RSd65cs (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540) $129 shipped

Sub: PG RSd12 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17537) $109 shipped

Total: $238

There ya go! :D

Andrew12
07-26-2007, 05:56 PM
are those pg components really that loud?

DejaWiz
07-26-2007, 06:08 PM
Most factory systems push about 8 to 20 watts rms into the speakers, depedning on make, model, audio option, blah blah etc etc. Some factory systems can get fairly loud.

Those RSd's with a clean 120-160w rms have the potential to perform vastly better. Install is a big key here. Don't skimp on the install and the results will speak for themselves.

Andrew12
07-26-2007, 06:19 PM
it says their rms is 60, id be mad overpowering them unless i did 4 pairs lol

kross
07-26-2007, 06:27 PM
Nah, lots of people on here send them 100-120 watts. As long as its good clean power with no clipping, those PG comps will sing.

DejaWiz
07-26-2007, 06:31 PM
it says their rms is 60, id be mad overpowering them unless i did 4 pairs lol

No, you wouldn't. As long as it's a clean 120-160w rms (non distorted, non clipped), they'll perform beautifully with no problems at all. Lots of reviews out there stating that's actually what the owners recommend others to do.

Andrew12
07-26-2007, 06:39 PM
I'll look into them... But if all plans go through w/ my future setup I'm going to need something to keep up w/ the bass

kross
07-26-2007, 06:44 PM
Is the $250 budget just for a pair of comps? Or does that include a sub as well? If it's just comps, then I would recommend the Rainbow SLC 265 Kick. You can get them shipped to you for about that price, maybe a little more. But definitely under $300.

Those would satisfy. All the midbass you can handle, and can take a lot of power.

Andrew12
07-26-2007, 06:49 PM
Im not worried as much about midbass as I am the highs and vocals. The 250 is just for the door speakers. I was looking into the rainbow Powerline CMX 265 series... theyll run me about 300 shipped but idk yet

kross
07-26-2007, 06:57 PM
Well if you have the budget for Rainbow, then forget about the PG's! PG is great for the price, but Rainbow is definitely an upgrade.

If you're trying to decide between SLC's and CMX's, here's a nice write-up by Latina33 who has had them both:

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=248715

DejaWiz
07-26-2007, 07:04 PM
Im not worried as much about midbass as I am the highs and vocals. The 250 is just for the door speakers. I was looking into the rainbow Powerline CMX 265 series... theyll run me about 300 shipped but idk yet

If you have plans for a strong substage, then I suggest a set of comps that will keep up/blend with it. The last thing I want is weak midbass and highs when my substage is going strong.

If you're considering $300 for the CMX, you might want to think about spending an additional $30 and going with the CMX Kicks. Either CMX set will take some power - a clean 200 to 300 w rms per channel can be done.

Andrew12
07-26-2007, 07:15 PM
yo man, thanks for that link. I may have found the o2's at a good price but it's now between them and the cmx's. I'll look around and see if I can find the rainbows a lil bit cheaper but they seem like a good deal at that price anyways.
Thanks for the help so far guys. Another ?. My amp does 325x2 bridged at 4 ohm. Should I run them at that from my amp or keep it at the 125x4 and leave the 2 extra channels open?

HKUSP45
07-26-2007, 09:14 PM
just take out your rear speakers and spend more money on the front.

what exactly is your budget for front comps and an amp? also figure in wiring. I assume you have a head unit already?

Anyway a good budget setup would be:

Phoenix Gold RSD 6.5" comps (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540)

Profile 2channel Amp (http://www.millionbuy.com/prfha600.html)

and an 8AWG amp kit from KnuKonceptz (http://knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KLM-K8)

Total is just over $200 plus shipping


PROFILE AUDIO SUX!!!!

DejaWiz
07-26-2007, 10:19 PM
yo man, thanks for that link. I may have found the o2's at a good price but it's now between them and the cmx's. I'll look around and see if I can find the rainbows a lil bit cheaper but they seem like a good deal at that price anyways.
Thanks for the help so far guys. Another ?. My amp does 325x2 bridged at 4 ohm. Should I run them at that from my amp or keep it at the 125x4 and leave the 2 extra channels open?

I'd run it bridged. Use the following formula to calculate how much power you want to sent them via a DMM, a test tone, and the gain knob.

VOLTS = SQRT(WATTS * OHMS)

SQRT(200*4) = 28.28V

SQRT(250*4) = 31.62V

SQRT(300*4) = 34.64V

For further details on how to do this, check out the gain setting thread here or slap the link in my sig.

Andrew12
07-26-2007, 10:57 PM
ite man thanks. Ill def. look deeper into those cmx kicks

DejaWiz
07-26-2007, 11:14 PM
good man.