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PStalls
01-22-2010, 09:53 PM
Which is better? list some pro's and con's (how are the high's mid's and low's?) of both please ...thanks

links:
infinity 6x9- http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13964_Infinity+Kappa+692.9I.html
or
alpine 6x9- http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8552_Alpine+SPR-69C.html

AllenH427
01-22-2010, 10:53 PM
I have the Type 6x9s... actually I just blew one recently so I need another set.
Type Rs: They get freaking loud, many people don't like the sound, but I use mine for rear fill and they sound great. The tweeter is nice and clear, and the midbass is solid too. They need to be amped to sound good though.
Kappas: Heard them at best buy, decent mid bass but the tweeter is pretty harsh.

Bass911
01-23-2010, 08:46 PM
Infinity

cleansound27
01-24-2010, 09:14 AM
I heard the infinities and they sounded horrible.

Bass911
01-24-2010, 08:44 PM
I owned both. OP, you just need to listen to them both and decide for yourself. I'd do Infinity between those two. The Alpine tweeter sounds tiny and doesn't standout IMO. An installer told me this before I got the Alpine and I didn't believe him. I sold those Alpine so quick. I expected better from Alpine. They don't ****, but they just have a dull sound compared to the Infinities. The Alpine are also power hungry.

AllenH427
01-24-2010, 08:57 PM
I owned both. OP, you just need to listen to them both and decide for yourself. I'd do Infinity between those two. The Alpine tweeter sounds tiny and doesn't standout IMO. An installer told me this before I got the Alpine and I didn't believe him. I sold those Alpine so quick. I expected better from Alpine. They don't ****, but they just have a dull sound compared to the Infinities. The Alpine are also power hungry.

Basically stating what I said, amp the Type-Rs... Infinities have very harsh tweeters.

Bass911
01-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Basically stating what I said, amp the Type-Rs... Infinities have very harsh tweeters.

I don't know why people say they're harsh. You can make Infinity tweeters sound as dead or dull as any other tweeter. Some say the same about Focal, and those are some of the best sounding speakers I've ever heard. Best buy can make the best speaker sound bad. I've heard the new Kappas 3-way 6x9's on some Bass Mekanik and almost sounded like subs were in the trunk.

Maglite
01-24-2010, 10:43 PM
Woud you consider anything else besides Alpine or Infinity?

What's your budget.

PStalls
01-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Yes, i would consider others....how is the pioneer premier series? those are kinda sticken out now....a little less pricey

my budget is about 150-200 for just speakers(the lower the better kinda but if alpine or infinity's are really good.....i will get them)

Chrispy
01-25-2010, 04:56 PM
Take a look in the classifieds if you dont mind buying used.

Echo42987
01-25-2010, 05:50 PM
I don't know why people say they're harsh. You can make Infinity tweeters sound as dead or dull as any other tweeter. Some say the same about Focal, and those are some of the best sounding speakers I've ever heard. Best buy can make the best speaker sound bad. I've heard the new Kappas 3-way 6x9's on some Bass Mekanik and almost sounded like subs were in the trunk.

Because they are and Infinity is probably one of the top worst brands to buy in the market of car audio along w/ Boss and Lanzar.....so yeah................................Alpines would be a better choice OP

manny1337
01-25-2010, 06:17 PM
neither =P

Bass911
01-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Yes, i would consider others....how is the pioneer premier series? those are kinda sticken out now....a little less pricey

my budget is about 150-200 for just speakers(the lower the better kinda but if alpine or infinity's are really good.....i will get them)

Check your PM

manny1337
01-25-2010, 09:25 PM
do some research. buy the ctx image dynamics blow all of those away. 180 new.

cleansound27
01-29-2010, 09:04 PM
Try find a deal on some JL audio 7.7 inch marine speakers. I will guarantee they will hit harder and sound twice as clean as any 6x9 that costs as much.

Amasa
01-29-2010, 10:54 PM
Both excellent speakers but I would prolly would go with the Kappas. The bass from the kappas is alot more crisp and powerful and you don't have to amp them and Infinity's tweeters are always of good quality.

misfit138
01-29-2010, 10:57 PM
Try find a deal on some JL audio 7.7 inch marine speakers. I will guarantee they will hit harder and sound twice as clean as any 6x9 that costs as much.

lulz

McClintock89
03-09-2010, 08:06 PM
i've owned both amped, un amped in everyway shape and form. It really depends on what your application is. If you plan on adding a 4 channel amp. either type r's or infinity's will both sound great. if you just use your h/u's amp stay away from type r's been there and they sound like crap without an external amp. the infinty's on the other hand will still sound great.

ZO6killinsbf
03-09-2010, 08:12 PM
Focals on an amp hands down. Heard them at a shop and was blown away. Sounds like a 10 in the trunk.

McClintock89
03-10-2010, 12:11 AM
Focals on an amp hands down. Heard them at a shop and was blown away. Sounds like a 10 in the trunk.

yes focals would be awesome. haha. but if he's deciding between alpine and infinty i'm sure the focals are deff way out of his price range.

ZO6killinsbf
03-10-2010, 05:58 AM
yes focals would be awesome. haha. but if he's deciding between alpine and infinty i'm sure the focals are deff way out of his price range.

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