View Full Version : Best Speakers without an amp?

01-18-2009, 07:44 PM
ok i am new to car audio so please help me
I have a 2004 pontiac grand am with an alpine cda-9884 head unit
i am looking to eventually put a subwoofers in the trunk in the future
Right now i am currently looking for 2 4x6 door speakers and 2 6x9 rear speakers that are good quality and can run off the head unit because i am on a budget and cant afford an amp right now, so please help me with any suggestions of what kind of speakers would be good for me to power off of my alpine head unit.


01-18-2009, 07:49 PM
wat kind of amp do u suggest?
does this mean im going to have to get a 5chan amp bcuz i want to eventually put subwoofers in my trunk

01-18-2009, 07:50 PM
honestly, most aftermarket speakers will be much better than stock. What's your budget?

01-18-2009, 07:52 PM
about 200-250

01-18-2009, 07:53 PM
about 200-250

that include for the subs?

I would stay away from a 5 channel amp and get a D-class amp for the sub.

A d-class amp is an amp that is dedicated to powering subs.

01-18-2009, 07:55 PM
no that does not include subs....i have about 250-300 to spend on 4 speakers...i was just wondering if there were any good speakers i could buy without an amp at the moment cuz i know they can get expenisve...later on in the future i was going to get subs and an amp to just power the subs not the speakers

01-18-2009, 07:58 PM
Hm, I would buy 2 sets of speakers for 200 then a decent 4 channel for 100, then get a wiring kit from wally world, but that's just me. If your newer to car audio this would be a great start to get your feet wet.

01-18-2009, 08:00 PM
would i eventually be able to power subs off of that 4chan amp?

when it comes to amps i know nothing about them

01-18-2009, 08:03 PM
Could you, yes

Would I recommend it, no. I would get a class D amp for subs, thats what they are meant for.

Just save your money, and get some decent equipment. You could find all the stuff I told you for pretty cheap in the classifieds section.

01-18-2009, 08:06 PM
ok...so ur suggesting having one amp for the speakers and one for the subs?
is this wat most ppl do? would that kill my car battery?

01-18-2009, 08:09 PM
ok...so ur suggesting having one amp for the speakers and one for the subs?
is this wat most ppl do? would that kill my car battery?

yea. as for killing the battery, don't worry about it. only if you have a bigger system.

01-18-2009, 08:11 PM
you can easily get 2 decent sets of speakers and a 4 channel amp to power them for 250 or under.

01-18-2009, 08:15 PM
I've had a decent experience with Polk db's running off the deck, but you'll definitely thank yourself if/when you get an external amplifier.

01-18-2009, 08:23 PM
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this a good amp for 4 speakers?

01-19-2009, 12:13 AM
the id ctx speakers are great for drop in replacements and do fine running of deck power.

01-19-2009, 02:50 AM
A good car stereo with good sound is good enough. You can make a try on AS12-X100 100 WATTS.