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sue bee
07-29-2007, 12:11 PM
What is one, or two? I want them to blend well with each other and live in a happy family of sound.

mapolley07
07-29-2007, 12:43 PM
well, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before anyone can help you.

what sizes of speakers are you looking for?

what car will these be going in?

what is your budget?

do you have an amp already, or will you be buying one?

also I assume you already have an aftermarket head unit. if you don't, definitely start by buying one.

sue bee
07-29-2007, 12:47 PM
dang. i will get back to you then.

mapolley07
07-29-2007, 12:54 PM
yeah, I am not the best person to ask, but those are some absolutely necessary pieces of info before anyone can suggest anything.

hope I can help, if not some more experienced people on here will chime in as well

Twistid
07-29-2007, 12:57 PM
alot of people just use comp's up front with coaxils in the back...

but the same could be said with just comp's up front and no rear's

tbasile1
07-29-2007, 12:59 PM
if you have a substage, IMO you really dont need rears, as long as you have a nice comp set up front with a good amp powering them, you'll be all set

mapolley07
07-29-2007, 01:02 PM
yeah, I have comps up front and coaxes in the back, but I think the OP was looking for a specific pairing of speaker sets.

my opinion on just fronts versus rear fill is the car and whether or not rear passengers are in the car often.

in a 2 door car or a small 4 door, I would forget the rears. In a large 4 door car, it depends. I turn my subs off at night so I don't wake up neighbors and what not, so the rear fill is nice. I also have people ride in my back seat fairly often so the rear speakers help the sound for them too.

CrazedCat
07-29-2007, 01:06 PM
if you have a substage

bass is non-directional

tbasile1
07-29-2007, 01:10 PM
basically i was trying to say "if u have subs"

sue bee
07-29-2007, 03:12 PM
I have a re hc on 1500 watts. and i like a full sound, plus i'd prolly put my comps in the door so placement wouldn't be ideal. i want rear fill.

tbasile1
07-29-2007, 04:04 PM
ok so whats your budget for 4 speakers?

For the rear, look at the Pioneer REVs, super good coaxials for a good price, as for comps, check out Rainbow, Focal, MbQuart, Diamond, Polk, and PG

And I would get a 4ch amp for the comps/coaxs, whats your budget for that?

sue bee
07-29-2007, 05:42 PM
budget is like $800-$1000 for comps, coaxes, and a 4 chan amp.

mapolley07
07-30-2007, 12:54 AM
with that budget, Rainbow is probably going to be great for you. PM 6spdcoupe and he will sell you some.

aleborjas
07-30-2007, 01:18 PM
for the coax i've heard polk, infinity kappa, JBL they sound great and support lot of power!
for the comps, Boston acoustic at least SL series, focal, PG RSD's, rainbow, etc
the 4 channel amp, JBL 75X4, us amp, rockford, Alpine, infinity, etc