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Kuta
12-18-2007, 10:56 AM
I just got a red Fiero GT fastback in nice condition.
The radio & speakers are stock, and, well, you get the idea.

Side pillars are 4x6, and I read good things about the
Boston Acoustics plate speaker, model 746 link (http://www.bostonacoustics.com/car/car_product.aspx?product_id=91).

For the front, with some adapters I'll cook up in the shop,
I can fit 5.25" in the 4x10 hole (+tweeter, if not elsewhere)

This is actually the correct sound-stage, bigger speakers in front.

I don't have a way of comparing the BA 746 by itself, or probably anything I will buy,
so I need some input on their tone, timbre, highs, etc.

- - > What's a good match for these?


Note:
I may install a couple subs behind the seats next summer,
but would prefer to have great mid-bass out of the 5.25"
/bass, as the sub(s) can't be much greater than 8" anyway.

Kuta
12-18-2007, 11:11 AM
I looked into Focals a while back for a Miata . .. wish I could afford them.

In my price range, that I have found:
MB Quart Reference (RVF 213)
MB Quart Premium (PVF 213)

Infinity Kappa 5.1
Infinity Kappa Perfect 5.1

Boston Acoustics SX50 (SL80 might fit)

Alpine 'Type-R' SPR-13S


The headunit I'm looking at is the Alpine 9884.

Pootie
12-18-2007, 11:17 AM
I got these

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=16928

I like them

Kuta
12-18-2007, 11:43 AM
Better sensitivity than all of this year's MB Quart.
I wonder what the sensitivity is of the BA 746,
although on their website sensitivity is criticized :(

I'm looking at JL audio now.
My 5.25" budget is (ebay prices) under $200.