View Full Version : Component Help Please

12-11-2007, 12:08 AM
I would love some advice or suggestions. First off, I have an older BMW that has a 4x6 in the kick plate area. I know I can use a 4" component there and have a few in mind I'll list below. However, I also hear with a little modification I could install a 5.25" component and be happier.
In the rear there are nasty old 5.25 components. I was thinking of just throwing some newer ones in. Again, I hear I should just go coaxial in the rear, but I want opinions. I will eventually throw 2 1o's in the trunk, but thats a few months down the road.

Here are the ones I am considering:

Diamond Audio M641 4 for $105
Diamond Audio M651 5.25 for $132

MB Quart PCE210 4 for $128
MB Quart QSC213 5.25 for $148
MB Quart RCE213 5.25 for $85
MB Quart PCE213 5.25 for $110

Phoenix Gold RSD5CS 5.25 for under $100

Or, if I went the coaxial route, please throw some suggestions at me.

Other thoughts or opinions?


12-11-2007, 10:58 AM
Maybe I should add another thing... I listen to mostly rock, and some classical. I want sound quality more than anything, good mids, some bass.

12-11-2007, 11:08 AM
im not a huge fan of mb...

odds are you could probaly fit 5.25 in the 4's and do that if possible...
forget about the rear speakers.. take that money and put it towards better front speakers...

and without an interior amp - almost any aftermarket speaker you buy will never reach its potential

12-11-2007, 11:09 AM
do they still make the M series diamonds, I think that they only have the D's and the Hex serios, I have 2 sets of Diamond D6 6.5 comps in each door... they get LOUD

12-12-2007, 02:31 PM
you can get the Diamond M's on eBay for a great price, about $150 after taxes and shipping.

Gary S
12-12-2007, 05:18 PM
Diamond Audio M651 5.25 “ for $132

MB Quart QSC213 5.25” for $148

MB Quart PCE213 5.25” for $110

- I would do one 5.25" set in the kicks, forget about the rear... rears are only needed to please rear seat passengers, surround sound, or OEM systems with no sub... it will sound better in the front seats with only a front set.

The speakers above from your list are all excellent bang for the buck, can't go wrong there.