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justafifteen
12-06-2009, 01:47 PM
That are on the cheap side?

I'm just looking for some to replace my stock speakers, one of which is blown. I'm not planning on adding an amplifier, so just some that will run off of my HU's 17rms would be great. I'm not looking to spend any more than $40 or so for the pair, so I'm not sure whether to look for just coaxials, or low-rms comps :confused:

orinlboy
12-08-2009, 03:28 PM
Polk Audio DB651 $40 at Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P0PF9G/

You can check out specs here.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9111_Polk+Audio+db651.html

There's probably better options, but getting good sound off of the HU and to be under $40 is kinda tough.

Ridinhi
12-08-2009, 04:02 PM
I hear Alpine type S coaxials sound good off h/u power

jdawg
12-08-2009, 04:11 PM
these work good on deck power
http://www.millionbuy.com/pows6c.html

KyleBechtold
12-08-2009, 04:12 PM
Polk Audio DB651 $40 at Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000P0PF9G/

You can check out specs here.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9111_Polk+Audio+db651.html

There's probably better options, but getting good sound off of the HU and to be under $40 is kinda tough.

VERY VERY nice speakers.. much better than the pg rsds the tweets are a little bright though but is fine if you have a treble control..

Ignatowski
12-08-2009, 06:58 PM
these work good on deck power
http://www.millionbuy.com/pows6c.html

I use those for OEM replacements they **** but they
are usable...for HU run speakers I like a cheap Pioneer coaxle

lyttleviet
12-09-2009, 03:48 AM
yeah definitely stay on the cheap side if your running off the hu. You can check out ARCs new XXD line. Its supposed to be affordable and nice... I don't know if its THAT cheap though :P.

ascitiesburn69
12-09-2009, 04:27 AM
$40 and running off HU, prob won't sound much better than your blown stock ones..

ascitiesburn69
12-09-2009, 04:27 AM
dbl post ftl..

KOL
12-09-2009, 06:22 AM
The eeny weeny amp in your HU won't impress most aftermarket gear. Odds are you'll be disappointed & wish you had your stock speakers back. If I were you, I know what I'd be asking Santa for Xmas.

silverlude56
12-09-2009, 11:21 AM
Out of curiosity...
How are stock speakers > than aftermarket on the same wattage input?

KOL
12-09-2009, 06:16 PM
Out of curiosity...
How are stock speakers > than aftermarket on the same wattage input?
I don't think that was said by anyone. As is usually the case, it comes down to personal preference. Generally, a stock speaker will have a lower moving mass that'll translate to greater output & bass response. While the better built aftermarket speakers will likely have better clarity, they just won't have the juice to move like the stock speaker did on such low power.

justafifteen
12-10-2009, 12:57 AM
$40 and running off HU, prob won't sound much better than your blown stock ones..

Right, I'll keep my blown speakers that are being held together with duct tape instead. It'll sound so much better! :confused:

I know that a lot of people here have awesome systems, and are very serious about it, but I'm not. I just want speakers that will sound good. I know that I could have gut-wrenching, deafening sound, but I don't feel like spending my whole paycheck on $300 subwoofers and $150 component speakers and amplifiers. Anything better than what was in my car from the factory will be music to my ears, literally.

Even when my speakers that I bought are running off of my HU, I don't crank the volume high enough to create a clipped signal, so I see no reason why they would sound bad at all.

At the point that I'm at in my life, I don't have the money for what people here would consider a "respectable" sound system, and I'm fine with that. When I have more money, and probably in a few years, of course I'm going to upgrade correctly and get good component speakers that are amped. But until then, I have more important things to spend my money on. I know this is a very serious website with a lot of audiophiles on it, but I think some people should calm down and realize I'm trying to improve my stock audio. I don't run in any competitions, show off to my friends, or brag that I have a $3,000 sub system running 4000wRMS @ .5 ohms. So, I really don't have a need for amped components right now.

I've read on this forum for quite some time now and have gained a lot of knowledge about how things work as far as the technical details of speakers etc. I know what I need for a good sound system, but like I said, that's not what my goal is right now. Music and sound is an extreme hobby of mine, but there are other things in my life I have to prioritize ahead of spending hundreds of dollars on a sound system in my car. Therefore, $40 coax's running off of my head unit will suit me just fine