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Justintoxicated
10-24-2008, 09:40 PM
I have a 91 Geo metro with Eclipse 3200 CD player.
I tried using some 3.5" infinity speakers (say 25w RMS) from my friend but I can only hear the tweeter working and they sound like crap and not very loud off the HU power, so I went back to the stock 1991 paper speakers.

I want an upgrade but nothing too crazy...
Would these full range drivers work just powered by the head unit?
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-378

or would I be 1000x better off with these IDs
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=909
or
http://www.arcaudio.com/productdescription_pages/speakers/ks-series/ks4026.asp

I do have an 75x2 @ 4ohms amp but I was going to power a small sub with it, if it will be necessary for the front I'll just forget about adding a woofer for now.


I'm not really fond of any 4" speakers but I don't think its worth doing a custom install into the doors of this vehicle. I have some old Kenwood excelon pink cones that would be shallow enough, but I figured the factory look would keep it simple.

Also it has 4x6's in the rear, should I disconnnect them or get some 4x6 to help out with volume and rear fill?

Horsemanwill
10-24-2008, 11:01 PM
those ID speakers are great speakers to run off a deck i've used a set in 3 different vehicles now. i'd say since it's only 4's i'd go ahead and get you a set of 4x6s to fill out the vehicle.

Hoodlum007
10-25-2008, 12:18 AM
Agreed, the ID Coaxils and comps sound awesome.

Justintoxicated
10-26-2008, 10:24 PM
Ok this sounds good since I like silk tweeters, anyone know where I can get a decent price on them I don't wanna spe nd too much money on a $1000 car :) $100 is already pusing the budget. Think I could get by with just one set? Amping one set would be cheaper than buying both fronts and 4x6's for the rear.

bass_lover1
10-27-2008, 03:35 AM
The RS100s are great drivers, the pair I have is gonna go head to head with my L3s for a spot in the car.

The only issue with the RS100s is that after about 6-7k hz unless they are directly on axis, you're going to lose quite a bit of output. Great speakers, but they're at home more in a 3-way setup as a dedicated midrange, or a low powered 2-way system, like bookshelf speakers.

I think in a vehicle, if all you're going to have running is 4s up front, you'll probably be better off with the IDs. Though whatever you end up choosing, I wouldn't expect any type of usable output below 160hz, a simple HP crossover is something I would look into.

Ridinhi
10-27-2008, 03:01 PM
pm sent

JBLCAMRY
10-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Geo Metro=******

Buck
10-27-2008, 03:05 PM
Personally, I wouldn't worry about buying speakers but a new car....

Justintoxicated
10-27-2008, 03:39 PM
I have another car, this is my commuter 40+ MPG on the freeway. But it only had an FM radio and paper surround speakers. I just wanted some tunes and bluetooth but want to hear music rather than distortion from the crappy speakers.

Anyways I guess I will just go with some ID's up front and then see if I want 4x6's in the rear too.

I believe my Eclipse HU already has a high pass crossover, I'll probably cut them off at 180htz or higher anyways. My amp definately has one as well if I decide to amp them.

loudcartunez
10-27-2008, 03:43 PM
i have some rockford 4'' speakers brand new in the box if u wanna buy them $25
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd99/cartunez2004/Picture085.jpg
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd99/cartunez2004/Picture086.jpg

Justintoxicated
10-29-2008, 02:27 PM
How would those fosgates compare to something like these?
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?Source=googlebase&ProductID=19915
Or those vegas someone posted me.

The JBL's look pretty nice and might be good eough for the geo? I can get them fairly cheap like around $60 a set.
Maybe get these for the rear?
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=19919

Justintoxicated
10-29-2008, 07:57 PM
So now I'm thinking to go with Pioneer or Phoenix gold so I can replace all 4 speakers for cheap.

Whats better
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17549
or
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=19140

Open to other suggestions too. I don't really like harsh sounding tweeters like aluminmum or titanium. I want to keep the total for these + 4x6 version to under $100