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xNaStYx
04-30-2008, 09:50 AM
Budget: 200$ max (I know it might be more and I could MAYBE get some more)
Size: 5 1/4 front (not going to bother to get backs)

I dont really want to blow out my factory speakers, so I am in need of some new speakers. I know that my budget is pretty low but all i need is something that wont blow as I pump up my Subs. I already have a mono amp but since im guessing a need another amp for the speakers, I also need an amp to go along with them. Is there a way to run the subs and front two speakers off a single amp? Because if so then i would sell my current amp and buy a new one.

If anyone could give me a few different kinds of speakers that fall within the price range and work well?

xNaStYx
04-30-2008, 08:08 PM
bump?

tee
04-30-2008, 09:20 PM
If you posted this a few days earlier, I would've recommended that Type X bigbangtheory was selling in the classified.

What sub are you running and how much power are you giving them?

You could run your speakers and sub off of 1 amp. Get a 4 channel amp and use the first 2 channels for the components, and bridge the last 2 for the sub. The amp will depend on what sub and speakers you plan to run.

bad @SS chevy
04-30-2008, 09:23 PM
send me a pm. i have the speakers you need for cheap

xNaStYx
04-30-2008, 11:07 PM
Subs: 300 Watt RMS 4 ohm ( i know they ****)
Amp: www.keenzo.com/showproduct.asp?ID=680281

I knot they don't match up but i got the for really cheap and its my first system so its good for me.

mcsoul
04-30-2008, 11:15 PM
These:

http://audiosavings.com/product_details.aspx?item_guid=767e9c4a-3e3b-4e48-8a27-7a13f9c0a9fe&category_guid=7617d28f-f8fa-4c53-b172-133ce952abd6

And:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6335_Hifonics+ZXi+6006.html

and keep your mono amp.

xNaStYx
04-30-2008, 11:25 PM
Would i just hook another amp to my battery or do i have to do a whole new process?

mcsoul
04-30-2008, 11:29 PM
Did you hook up the mono amp and sub in there now?
A terminal block might be nice. What are your
running now?

xNaStYx
04-30-2008, 11:33 PM
Yup that amp and 2 12's in there right now. Did it all myself

mcsoul
05-01-2008, 12:12 AM
Then just get a terminal block to share the wire you ran.

xNaStYx
05-01-2008, 12:17 AM
how much do they cost?

mcsoul
05-01-2008, 12:33 AM
6 bucks

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7762_Scosche+e2+EADB2.html

xNaStYx
05-01-2008, 12:54 PM
those speakers are 6.5 how do i put them in a 5 1/4 spot?

mcsoul
05-01-2008, 01:37 PM
My bad, even cheaper then. Here's the 5 1/4 version.

http://audiosavings.com/product_details.aspx?item_guid=44a8d2e6-d4e6-40ac-9630-c283d70e7b73&category_guid=acdb2917-9a1e-4374-b813-17d9935b2d6d

xNaStYx
05-01-2008, 10:02 PM
awesome... Thanks for your help. I think I am going to get both of these.

tee
05-01-2008, 10:12 PM
I think you should have bought the 6.5

xNaStYx
05-01-2008, 11:18 PM
well i didn't buy them yet. im guessing bigger=better?

kross
05-01-2008, 11:44 PM
Yep.

Also, I hope you noticed those are component speakers, meaning you'll have to make some holes in your door for the tweeters. It's easy enough to do, just make a 2" hole (approx.) in each door panel, and pop in the tweeter.

As for the crossovers, many people like to put them up front, close to the speakers. Like inside the door, or under the front seats. Personally, I just put them in the back, next to the amps, and run two sets of wires to the speakers. It's up to you.

-- Kevin

xNaStYx
05-01-2008, 11:51 PM
There are already speakers on the top of the doors under the windows... are these not tweeters?

mcsoul
05-01-2008, 11:53 PM
I guy on another thread recommended this amp to somone and it may be good for your purposes instaed of the one I suggested earlier.

Same power, but cheaper:
Profile CA600
$69 brand new
Should do great with the PG RSD's.

http://www.profilecaraudio.com/amplifiers.htm#Specifications4

xNaStYx
05-02-2008, 09:05 AM
Awesome. Since my budget is low, saving money is a plus.

mcsoul
05-02-2008, 10:19 AM
Set the high pass crossover filter to about 80 or 100Hz, whichever sounds better to you.

xNaStYx
05-02-2008, 10:34 AM
with the distrubution block, does it have to be a certain distance from the battery on the wire? Or can it be like close to the amps so i only have to run 2 shorter wires to the amps from that

tee
05-02-2008, 11:15 AM
with the distrubution block, does it have to be a certain distance from the battery on the wire? Or can it be like close to the amps so i only have to run 2 shorter wires to the amps from that
Yes, get it close to the amps so you can save some wires. Have a long run of 0 or 4 gauge wire from the battery into the block. Get the block close to the amps, then run whatever wire is necessary from there.

xNaStYx
05-03-2008, 12:06 AM
So im going to go with:
5 1/4 RSD's
CA 600 (only because its cheaper and give out same power)
some type of distribution block
power wires for that distribution block


Do i need anything else?

WKD TC
05-03-2008, 01:06 AM
you should also take a look at HERTZ speakers

kross
05-03-2008, 07:33 PM
There are already speakers on the top of the doors under the windows... are these not tweeters?

Most likely they are, but we can't say for sure without seeing it.


So im going to go with:
5 1/4 RSD's
CA 600 (only because its cheaper and give out same power)
some type of distribution block
power wires for that distribution block


Do i need anything else?

RCA wires, speaker wire, remote turn-on wire.

-- Kevin

xNaStYx
05-04-2008, 12:43 AM
right i need RCA wires. How much do those cost? also im guessing i need spliters since my HU only has one spot for RCA's

kross
05-04-2008, 06:26 PM
right i need RCA wires. How much do those cost? also im guessing i need spliters since my HU only has one spot for RCA's

www.knukonceptz.com has good quality, inexpensive RCA's and splitters.

xNaStYx
05-04-2008, 08:07 PM
Is the CA 600 a good amp?

kross
05-05-2008, 04:03 PM
Is the CA 600 a good amp?

Profile makes decent, budget amps. I don't have experience with that amp in particular, but I don't expect it to be a problem.

xNaStYx
05-05-2008, 07:28 PM
thanks, that was what i was hoping to hear. I didnt want to go buy some name brand the people know obviously *****

SSS 18734
05-05-2008, 07:52 PM
Before you buy anything, I would really suggest you thoroughly read through www.bcae1.com, this and other forums, and possibly go to your library and check out some books on car audio.

That component set / amp combination should keep you happy enough for your first system as long as you do a decent install :)

xNaStYx
05-05-2008, 10:40 PM
thats a pretty big thing to read through. I started reading it until i realized theres over 100 pages then i decided to stop.

xNaStYx
05-06-2008, 09:34 AM
I've read around and I have seen bad reviews on the RSD's. Are these operator errors or the speakers themselves?

mcsoul
05-06-2008, 10:32 AM
What did the reviews say that was negative?

Did they claim to have the speakers crossed
over?

These speakers need power, maybe they were running
off of deck power? Or too small an amp.

RSD's are not the best speakers you can buy by any
stretch, but properly crossed over and with a lot of
power they are strong contenders to anything under
$150 (online price) or even $200 (retail).

A lot can be said for setting the amps gain control properly,
using the proper crosover frequency (80-100Hz HP) and
not feeding the amp distorted signals from the head unit.
Distorted signals include things like cranking the headunit to 10/10,
poorly ripped mp3's or CD's, and radio stations that are weak staticky
or cutting in and out. You can play such sources, but not at high volume.
That tends to fry your tweeters. It's called cumulative error, or amplifying
a distorted signal.

What youve asked for is a budget settup. You can move to
the $400-$450 (amp & speakers) range for more piece of mind;
but you may not get a lot better sound out of it.

Anyway, good luck.

xNaStYx
05-06-2008, 02:40 PM
well im new to this whole car audio thing. Hopefully they are noob friendly.

hazardous0388
05-06-2008, 02:46 PM
You got pm

xNaStYx
05-06-2008, 03:01 PM
pm back

bigbangtheory
05-06-2008, 08:28 PM
If you posted this a few days earlier, I would've recommended that Type X bigbangtheory was selling in the classified.

What sub are you running and how much power are you giving them?

You could run your speakers and sub off of 1 amp. Get a 4 channel amp and use the first 2 channels for the components, and bridge the last 2 for the sub. The amp will depend on what sub and speakers you plan to run.

Thanks for looking out for me. I did get rid of them for an insanely cheap price though. I guess it is better than them sitting, collecting dust.

xNaStYx
05-06-2008, 08:32 PM
shucks i guess i missed out

xNaStYx
05-08-2008, 07:55 AM
where is the best place to buy these online?

bigbangtheory
05-08-2008, 11:05 PM
where is the best place to buy these online?

To buy what? The Rsd's?

xNaStYx
05-11-2008, 09:37 PM
anything

bigbangtheory
05-11-2008, 10:38 PM
anything

Well most online places seem to be shoot or miss. I like to use onlinestereo.com, but others have had problems while ordering from them. I have not and gotten a few things off there.

Also most people are good in the classifieds here. Might be able to pick up a nice used set, or find something brand new for a killer price. Just have to check it out I guess.

xNaStYx
05-13-2008, 07:46 AM
ok