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iceman1489
07-30-2007, 10:49 PM
Sup everyone I blew my speakers and I dont know what to get?

My car needs 6 X 9's for the back dash and 4 inchers for the doors. Lmk what is the best out there right now im leaning towards these.

Polk Audio db 690 6"x9" 3-way Speakers - Rear
Polk Audio db 401 4" 2-way Speakers - Front Door

Let me know if these are any good and will i need to get a mid amp for these or wat?

Prowler573
07-30-2007, 10:53 PM
Are these front and rear speakers being driven by an outboard amp or by the headunit?
What is your proposed budget for all of this?

You'll get many suggestions, likely, to simply ditch the rear fill idea and concentrate purely on front stage gear.

I say it's a personal choice. If you like it, use it - if you don't care really - then put more money in your front stage. :)

iceman1489
07-30-2007, 10:57 PM
Are these front and rear speakers being driven by an outboard amp or by the headunit?
What is your proposed budget for all of this?

You'll get many suggestions, likely, to simply ditch the rear fill idea and concentrate purely on front stage gear.

I say it's a personal choice. If you like it, use it - if you don't care really - then put more money in your front stage. :)

I have a really ****** deck an Aiwa CDC-Z137 and I know little to anything about car audio. They would be hooked up to the Head unit im assuming and money wise not really lookin to spend more the 250.

iceman1489
07-30-2007, 11:54 PM
Would you guys suggest something like this jsut leave the back the same and buy 2 4 inchers for the doors someone recomend Pioneer rev's.

LMK

DejaWiz
07-31-2007, 09:17 AM
What kind of vehicle?

filtor1
07-31-2007, 09:25 AM
The Polks would be fine. If you are depending on your HU for power, I would look at something a little more efficient. Unless you plan on adding an amp in the near future for the front stage.

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 10:00 AM
What kind of vehicle?

99 grand am

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 10:02 AM
The Polks would be fine. If you are depending on your HU for power, I would look at something a little more efficient. Unless you plan on adding an amp in the near future for the front stage.


I think I may have to work on it in pieces the hu right now is 180 - 190 watts so I would need to upgrade in the near future. Maybe in another 2 months I Would by the HU and mid amp. I guess It all depens how funds come in you know.

DejaWiz
07-31-2007, 10:04 AM
You should have factory 4x6's up front. :fyi:

It shouldn't be too much of a task to fit and benefit from 6.5" rounds up there.

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 10:11 AM
You should have factory 4x6's up front. :fyi:

It shouldn't be too much of a task to fit and benefit from 6.5" rounds up there.

Really at the best buy store it said get 4 inchers.... aye no biggie what would I have to do to make it able to fit a 6.5

DejaWiz
07-31-2007, 10:23 AM
You'll have to determine a couple things to see if you can fit an MDF baffle in there.

1. Measure the distance from the inner door skin/speaker mount to the inside of the door panel. This will tell you how much room you have to work with and how thick the MDF can be.

2. Take the factory speaker out, place it upside down (cone down) on a piece of MDF. Trace around the speaker and trace the factory bolt holes.

3. Take the new speaker and place it cone down centered inside the 4x6 tracing. Trace around it and the bolt holes.

4. Cut the 6.5 hole out according to the trace.

5. Cut the excess outside meterial off around the 4x6 trace. note: you may have to leave a little extra outer material (e.g.- make the oval wider) at the places where the 6.5 meets the 4x6 tracing.

6. Drill out the bolt holes only wide enough to give a tight screw/bolt mount, mount the MDF baffle to the 4x6 opening, then mount the 6.5 on it.

7. Done!

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 10:34 AM
You'll have to determine a couple things to see if you can fit an MDF baffle in there.

1. Measure the distance from the inner door skin/speaker mount to the inside of the door panel. This will tell you how much room you have to work with and how thick the MDF can be.

2. Take the factory speaker out, place it upside down (cone down) on a piece of MDF. Trace around the speaker and trace the factory bolt holes.

3. Take the new speaker and place it cone down centered inside the 4x6 tracing. Trace around it and the bolt holes.

4. Cut the 6.5 hole out according to the trace.

5. Cut the excess outside meterial off around the 4x6 trace. note: you may have to leave a little extra outer material (e.g.- make the oval wider) at the places where the 6.5 meets the 4x6 tracing.

6. Drill out the bolt holes only wide enough to give a tight screw/bolt mount, mount the MDF baffle to the 4x6 opening, then mount the 6.5 on it.

7. Done!

Im car retared is mdf the material used for boxes and such? And what is a baffle...

DejaWiz
07-31-2007, 10:58 AM
Im car retared is mdf the material used for boxes and such? And what is a baffle...

Yep, MDF is used primarily for sub enclosures, but has many other uses in the car audio realm. MDF = medium density fiberboard.

A baffle in this case is simply an adapter.

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 02:48 PM
Yep, MDF is used primarily for sub enclosures, but has many other uses in the car audio realm. MDF = medium density fiberboard.

A baffle in this case is simply an adapter.



Thanks another dumb ? what is the easiest way to take of the panel on the door?

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 05:06 PM
Alright I just looked at the front and they are 4 x 6. Let me know what would be the best ones I can find.

DejaWiz
07-31-2007, 05:34 PM
You want to stick with 4x6's instead of fitting 6.5's?

If so, then have a look at the following speakers:

PG RSd460 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17548) $49
PG Rsd690 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17543) $78

And this amp:

Kicker KX350.4 (http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/1422517/vpcsid/0/SFV/30046) $110

Total: $237. Head over to www.knukonceptz.com for a wiring kit and you're good to go.

tbasile1
07-31-2007, 06:26 PM
You want to stick with 4x6's instead of fitting 6.5's?

If so, then have a look at the following speakers:

PG RSd460 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17548) $49
PG Rsd690 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17543) $78

And this amp:

Kicker KX350.4 (http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/1422517/vpcsid/0/SFV/30046) $110

Total: $237. Head over to www.knukonceptz.com for a wiring kit and you're good to go.


:yumyum:

I think 6.5s would be better though, and the RSD 6.5 comps are really nice!!

tbasile1
07-31-2007, 06:27 PM
Double Post FTW

DejaWiz
07-31-2007, 06:32 PM
:yumyum:

I think 6.5s would be better though, and the RSD 6.5 comps are really nice!!


100% agree. If iceman wants to give a try at fabricating some baffles to fit 6.5's up front, then the RSd 6.5 comps with no rear speakers are my recommendation, as well.

tbasile1
07-31-2007, 07:13 PM
:boink:

maybe if on a tight budget for an amp, check out a Profile amps or those refurb Kickers from hifisound that you've been recommending Deja!!

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the tips guys I dont really know if I know enough do change the size and what not. I might just stick with 4 x 6's for now

also what do you think of these

http://www.cardomain.com/item/POLDB460

DejaWiz
07-31-2007, 09:43 PM
I'd probably go with the RSd's, personally. Especially if you plan to amp them now or in the future.

tbasile1
07-31-2007, 09:56 PM
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9308_Polk+Audio+db461P.html

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7112_Polk+Audio+MOMO+MMC460.html

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6628_Infinity+Reference+6412cfp+-PLATE-.html

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_4298_Infinity+Kappa+462.7cfp.html


Theres some comps on a 4x6 plate, just throwing them out there for ya!

iceman1489
07-31-2007, 11:19 PM
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-pAOilakkYC0/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=400&I=107DB460

I like that please lmk if they will sound sweet