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plasticspoon
12-04-2007, 04:07 AM
i have 2 12inch type-r's, with my stock speakers...

im kind of lost in the speaker department, i know i want components, 6.5's and 6x9 in the back, and tweeters possibly if the price is good

im looking at all of this for around $300-$400, thanks guys

plasticspoon
12-05-2007, 12:59 AM
well i decided to go with the PG RSD6.5's for the front, and the 690's for the back, just wondering what amp i should get for this.

any suggestions, looking to spend like $150 on it

amoffitt
12-05-2007, 01:05 AM
what year model impala?

plasticspoon
12-05-2007, 12:41 PM
2000 impala ls..

also my deck is a pioneer 6800mp

nice imp by the way in your avy.

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Echo42987
12-05-2007, 02:46 PM
Just do one set in the front and in the rear of the RSD6.5's. Don't do the 6x9's in the rear. Whats your budget on an amp and we'll tell you or are you trying to keep speakers + amp for $400?

-Nick-

rc10mike
12-05-2007, 02:55 PM
I have an 04 Impala,

Just wondering why you say no 6x9's? Is it better to have JUST front speakers?

93 saturn sl2
12-05-2007, 02:58 PM
I have an 04 Impala,

Just wondering why you say no 6x9's? Is it better to have JUST front speakers?

Its all personal preference. Some like rear fill, others dont.

Racerx250
12-05-2007, 02:58 PM
no rear speakers presents a better image. Imagine yourself at a concert. Is the sound in front of you of behind you?

Racerx250
12-05-2007, 02:58 PM
Or at least that's how I thought it worked

amoffitt
12-05-2007, 04:43 PM
thanks man ya thats my impala. i run 6.5 in the front and 6X9 in the back.

Echo42987
12-05-2007, 06:01 PM
Why would you run only fronts when you can run rears and fill the car even more? Never understood why you wouldn't run rears unless you wanted to just be cheap. But if you're gonna do rears don't get the 6x9's get the 6.5's in the back as well!

-Nick-

Twilight
12-05-2007, 06:27 PM
I don't run rears because front only sounds better (to me, anyway). With only front speakers, you get a better "soundstage" (if tuned properly it sounds like the music is right on your dashboard). With speakers in the rear playing the same frequencies as the fronts, you will here the same sounds coming from two sources, and because you're further away from the rear speakers, the sounds from the front speakers will hit your ears first, then the rears second. This makes the overall sound more sloppy and will confuse your ears as to where the sound is actually coming from. Music is recorded in two channels, not four. So why use four speakers? I don't see this as being cheap, I see this as being able to afford a nicer front speaker set with an amplifier.

plasticspoon
12-06-2007, 02:33 AM
Just do one set in the front and in the rear of the RSD6.5's. Don't do the 6x9's in the rear. Whats your budget on an amp and we'll tell you or are you trying to keep speakers + amp for $400?

-Nick-

ill probably spend between $100 and $180 for the amp for them..i guess ill just do 2 sets of 6.5's..

donpisto
12-06-2007, 11:36 AM
If you are going to run your front mids on 1 amp, I have an RF 500a2 in pretty much mint condition, just lookin for 110+shipping. I completely agree on only doing a front stage though. If you don't have one yet, get a deck with time alignment. The older Eclipse 8xxxmodels are great and you can get them for under 200. I think there is an 8053 for sale somewhere.

amoffitt
12-10-2007, 10:40 AM
still got the 500.2?

IgnoreMe
12-10-2007, 02:51 PM
Why would you run only fronts when you can run rears and fill the car even more? Never understood why you wouldn't run rears unless you wanted to just be cheap. But if you're gonna do rears don't get the 6x9's get the 6.5's in the back as well!

-Nick-

you dont understand sound stage imaging. thats why you dont "get it"

plasticspoon
12-14-2007, 01:58 AM
so i should go with just one set of 6.5's...what should i do with my rear speakers then?

also, whats an amp i should get for the 2 speakers, i appreciate the offer donpisto, im just trying to find a new amp though.


also, im not even sure of the amp i already have for my speakers, i forget how many watts it is, but i shouldnt consider keeping the stock amp right?

amoffitt
12-14-2007, 10:20 AM
just do what i did with mine put 2 6.5 in the front and 2 6X9 in the back. with a alpine MRP-F450 amp. I used Type R 6.5 in the front and then Rockford Fosgate 6X9 in the back. they sound pretty good for my liking.. not the best but they do the job.

Echo42987
12-14-2007, 04:38 PM
you dont understand sound stage imaging. thats why you dont "get it"

Trust me I GET IT. It's called being cheap and running rears doesn't ruin your imaging at all. Well at least sometimes ;)

-Nick-

plasticspoon
12-19-2007, 04:48 AM
should i get this amp..
http://www.millionbuy.com/kikzx4502.html

it seems good enough, the price isnt bad either.

amoffitt
12-19-2007, 12:56 PM
its okay i dont know too much about kicker i mostly use Rockford equipment