View Full Version : Best 6x9 Speakers without Amp

12-28-2008, 08:33 PM
I'm looking to run two 6x9 speakers on the rear deck of my car from only the head unit, no amp. I'm planning on using this Pioneer receiver:


In the $150ish range, what speakers will sound the best without an amp? I listen only to classic rock, hope that helps. Thanks!

12-28-2008, 08:55 PM
probably some basic hertz speakers

12-28-2008, 09:02 PM
Polk audio speakers i have the momo's and they hit good for 6x9's running of a head unit. Now I have them running on a alpine amp and sound even better.

12-31-2008, 07:25 PM
the older jbl 6x9 2 ways (can't remember the model) they come with their own crossovers
rated at around 100 rms

01-02-2009, 11:18 PM
^^^ the polk audio are really good? they sell em at fry's really cheap too

01-02-2009, 11:42 PM
well i have no experience with polk audio 6x9s specially non amplfied
but its overall a great brand

01-03-2009, 03:09 PM
well i have no experience with polk audio 6x9s specially non amplfied
but its overall a great brand

Umm... No. I'd pass on the polk. For running without an amplifier, my best recommendation is a pair of pioneer 6x9 speakers. You'll get the most clarity and depth out of them for the price, matched to the power.

01-03-2009, 03:20 PM
look for speakers with the highets dB sensitivity rating as they will get louder off less power. Something like 92dB would be good...but a small amp would be your best bet, so check out the Profile refurb store online for amps around $40.

01-03-2009, 03:39 PM

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01-03-2009, 04:53 PM

Only problem is he'd severely underpower them. Fine and all if you want to upgrade later with an amp, but if you don't, then not the ideal option.

01-03-2009, 05:00 PM
actually the ctx were made for factory drop in replacements so they would do great off of deck power. i've installed two pairs of the ctx57 speakers ran off a factory radio and they sounded awesome.

mendon mafia
01-03-2009, 05:31 PM
i have a pair of used JBL GTO 6x9's that i will let go to you for dirt cheap. there in good condition except for a tiny slit in the surround which i fixed with rubber cement. they were never powered over 50 watts rms and never say frequencies below ~70 hz. they sound WAY better than the kappa comp set i had running in the front running on over double the power of the 6x9's the suspensions are still stiff as new. i only ran them for a few months. let me know.

01-03-2009, 05:34 PM
I have some used Soundstream Picasso 6x9's Id let go for $30.00 shipped