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section8
05-09-2008, 07:57 PM
Hi guys - Just joined a few days ago and I've been reading up as much as I can in my off time but I still need some help.

I just picked up a 99 Miata that has the stock Bose POS system in it. I bought this car to drive daily because it gets 30mpg (suburban was killing me @ 16). I drive 90miles a day to/from work so I need music. Add to that the bose system ***** and has a blown passenger speaker.

Anyway - I'm looking for some decent 6.5" componets to go with the Clarion HU and Alpine amp i plan on putting in the car. My problem is the only thing in the way of an 'audio' shop i seem to have around me to listen to speakers is Best buy and Circuit city. No thanks.

My budget is around $300 - I listen to just about everything but country music but mainly rock, classic rock, some pop and classical.

thevic24
05-09-2008, 10:00 PM
jl has a nice entry-level set that is a true 6.5" set. they cost around $200 new but you can get them cheaper on line. also look to mb quart exp or the discus. i run the discus in my truck and am very happy with them. i also run quarts along with the jl 6.5's in my wifes car and am happy with thoes as well.

hairbandlover
05-09-2008, 10:40 PM
I listen to much of the same as you, I have CDT Audio CL series (entry level) and they rock! Send Exige a PM on here he is a dealer and has great pricing.

MyPoison1
05-09-2008, 10:57 PM
Hi guys - Just joined a few days ago and I've been reading up as much as I can in my off time but I still need some help.

I just picked up a 99 Miata that has the stock Bose POS system in it. I bought this car to drive daily because it gets 30mpg (suburban was killing me @ 16). I drive 90miles a day to/from work so I need music. Add to that the bose system ***** and has a blown passenger speaker.

Anyway - I'm looking for some decent 6.5" componets to go with the Clarion HU and Alpine amp i plan on putting in the car. My problem is the only thing in the way of an 'audio' shop i seem to have around me to listen to speakers is Best buy and Circuit city. No thanks.

My budget is around $300 - I listen to just about everything but country music but mainly rock, classic rock, some pop and classical.

if u have d time go into the places you mentioned above and take a listen to the all the speakers for yourself, thats what i did and out of the 3 i had to choose from i chose some pioneers, mind you i was desperate, but i like them.
don't forget the amp!

ENDER_XVICM
05-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Look around for Rainbows SLC 265s they can easily be had for under 300 bucks and sound great. Also the Pheonix Gold RSDs are great for 85 bucks. Which amp and HU are you looking at?

kross
05-10-2008, 12:49 AM
Is $300 your total budget including the new HU and amp? Or is that just for speakers? Also, which Alpine amp in particular, so we know how much power you'll have?

section8
05-10-2008, 10:41 AM
Thanks for the suggestions guys - Guess i should have given the info on the HU and Amp. I've ordered clarion DXZ585USB and I have a friend local that is selling me an older Alpine V12 4 channel amp. He's not online right now so I can't get the wattage from him. The $300 budget is just for the speakers.

I had looked at the Rainbows mentioned above, but still wasn't quite ready to pull the trigger.


edit: talked to my buddy and he said it is an Alpine MRV F250

MyPoison1
05-10-2008, 03:03 PM
how these
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-KFC-P708-560w-6-5-COMPONENT-CAR-SPEAKER-SYSTEM_W0QQitemZ170215103520QQihZ007QQcategoryZ328 19QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Hintzyboy
05-10-2008, 03:18 PM
how these
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-KFC-P708-560w-6-5-COMPONENT-CAR-SPEAKER-SYSTEM_W0QQitemZ170215103520QQihZ007QQcategoryZ328 19QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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What's total budget for comps and amp? That Alpine is a little small.

Racerx250
05-10-2008, 03:28 PM
Try hertz hsk 165's. pm me for some info on em. Read reviews on them. They are golden.

MyPoison1
05-10-2008, 03:45 PM
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What's total budget for comps and amp? That Alpine is a little small.
he has $300 to spend on comps or coax, i know the wood's aren't the best but they won't let you down for that price.
i guess your right for $300 you can pretty much get any speakers you want if you shop around.

Hintzyboy
05-10-2008, 10:57 PM
he has $300 to spend on comps or coax, i know the wood's aren't the best but they won't let you down for that price.
i guess your right for $300 you can pretty much get any speakers you want if you shop around.
There are much better speakers out there for the price of the Kenwoods. And I want to know what his TOTAL budget is for comps and amp. Because that Alpine he's looking at is only big enough to amp one pair of comps. If he wants to amp the rear fill, he needs a bigger amp that he won't have to bridge.

kross
05-10-2008, 11:40 PM
Rear fill?! It's a Miata!

Hintzyboy
05-11-2008, 12:14 AM
Rear fill?! It's a Miata!

didn't even notice

section8
05-12-2008, 08:37 AM
Yeah, i only need the comps for now - and i'm getting a friend deal on the Alpine. I figure if i decide i need a small sub in the future I'll upgrade the amp appropriately, or use the 2nd 2 channels of the alpine for the sub.

A friend of mine suggested OZ audio, but he told me he's been out of the car audio game for a while and wasn't sure if they are still good quality?

DejaWiz
05-12-2008, 11:30 AM
Pioneer TS-C720PRS or TS-D1720C.

section8
05-12-2008, 02:39 PM
Well, i ended up ordering a set of Phoenix Gold RSd65cs 6.5s. Ordered some RAAMmat BXT too.

Hintzyboy
05-12-2008, 04:47 PM
Just make sure you bridge that amp on the comps. Otherwise you won't have enough power. You'll have to upgrade that amp or buy a dedicated sub amp if you want a sub

section8
05-12-2008, 07:04 PM
You think it'll be ok for just running the comps for now though?

Hintzyboy
05-12-2008, 08:19 PM
You think it'll be ok for just running the comps for now though?

Sure. Those are supposed to have decent midbass. I was just letting you know what will be required if you want to upgrade.

meh
05-12-2008, 09:55 PM
id cdx. great sounding comps