View Full Version : Components on Stock HU

06-09-2009, 04:00 PM
Hi everyone,

I've been searching the forums for an answer to this question but I'm having a little trouble finding a good answer. So here goes:

I've got a 2004 Civic EX Sedan, and it has stock speakers and HU. I'm looking to get some new speakers (no new HU, no amp, no sub) just to improve my sound clarity overall. Component speakers seem to really appeal to me... I'd really like to have some separate tweeters for those highs.

I'm really asking what component speakers ($150 or less) you guys think will work best in the front of my car with the STOCK HU, i.e. without an amp.

I've mostly been looking between the Infinity 6020cs and the Alpine Type-S components. I see that the Alpines have a passive crossover as opposed to the Infinitys. The Infinitys appear to be a bit too bright, though... Wondering your opinions. I just want a well-rounded, sensitive speaker that will perform best without an amp. Also, the Alpines and Infinitys appeal to me because their tweeters look pretty stock, which is the look I'm going for. Nothing goofy like the Pioneer tweeters look.



06-10-2009, 12:34 AM
I have the same car as you, and I am in the process of replacing the headunit and speakers(amping them as well). If you want better sound quality, amp your new component speakers. I would ditch the stock headunit as well, not great for sound quality with the high distortion it produces.

06-10-2009, 02:11 AM
With stock HU it will always sound like ***.

06-10-2009, 02:18 AM
Either go on ebay and get the Alpine Type R's if you want Alpine (Alpine Type S *****) or there's some Phoenix Gold speakers a lot of people on here recommend. Or look online for some Planet Audio BB625Cs, I'm running them in the rear and they're loud and clear. There's a pair of them one of the ebay stores has for like 87 bucks, real good deal, the store is called hwy836

06-10-2009, 02:43 AM
I just ordered a RF 3sixty.2, which is supposed to really improve OEM stuff, you might want to look into it, although it's a bit pricey.

06-10-2009, 02:55 AM
The infinities will be fine.

Did you draw this opinion of them being harsh from actual experience or from what people post here?

I ran with infinity 6820cs comps for about a year. And I can tell you that the only time they could of be considered harsh is when you have the crossover set at 0db and the volume cranked high.

Set it to -3db and you can get a bit more volume before your ears bleed. Really though, they arent that bad and you get used to it. Its not harsh at all at reasonable to somewhat high levels. It can get fatiguing though if you play it loud with something like techno for long periods.

06-10-2009, 02:24 PM
You guys have changed my mind. I started a new post because posting it here would be off-topic.