View Full Version : Best Bang-For-Buck 3.5" Speakers?

Suicide Bobb
02-17-2010, 12:05 AM
My dash speakers are stock, so they aren't that good. I'm looking to replace them with some that can handle, say, 50watts rms or so (probably wishful thinking), for under $100. I don't want cheap speakers like boss, I'm looking for some quality stuff. I usually buy off craigslist, but am open to Ebay if that's where the deals are at. I am having a hard time finding any 3.5's on craigslist in the first place. What would you guy's suggest?

Thanks for any help!


02-17-2010, 12:06 AM
umm, not using them IMO...

what vehicle?

Suicide Bobb
02-17-2010, 12:09 AM
I figured as much, lol.

1996 Saab 900se

I have some JL 6.5 evolution seperates in the door, without crossovers or tweeter. I'm guessing my better bet would be to find some? Would it matter if I got crossovers and tweeters from a different brand or would it make a big difference?


Suicide Bobb
02-17-2010, 12:12 AM
Actually, if I remember right, one of the JL's might be blown so it might be more worth it to just get new seperates.

Rephrase of thread topic: What are the best bang-for-buck 6.5" seperates?

02-17-2010, 12:13 AM
hmm...find vertexaudio (mike) on here or another forum. He can hook you up.

Thats what i would do anyways, maybe some 6.5 kicks too?

Suicide Bobb
02-17-2010, 12:18 AM
Another thing I remembered...
I have some new Alpine Type R seperates, missing the crossovers. The dustcaps on the 6.5's are all f'ed up, but who cares. If I were to look for crossovers, would it be in my best interest to get Type R-specific crossovers?


Suicide Bobb
02-17-2010, 12:26 AM
Here's an idea - Alpine Type R crossovers, great deal!!!!! - eBay (item 290396011529 end time Feb-25-10 17:03:09 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290396011529&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXF%3F&GUID=5929906d1240a03660b48524ffd330df&itemid=290396011529&ff4=263602_263622)

I could offer $14.50 for two of them, so it would total $35 if the shipping price would remain the same for two items.

Should I go for it or?...

Suicide Bobb
02-17-2010, 02:59 AM
So I have these 3 amps to run them:

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6333/dsc01724f.th.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/dsc01724f.jpg/)

Alphasonik MA-2025
Sony XM-3021 (GOOD Sony)
Hifonics Thor VII (post Zed I think)

Which one would you guys run? I would love to run the Sony, but I don't have the wiring harness yet. The Thor is nice, but it is bigger than the Alphasonik, both of which can be hooked up immediately. I'm looking for sound quality.

Also, would this crossover work instead of two seperate Type R crossovers?

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8184/dsc01727z.th.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/dsc01727z.jpg/)
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/995/dsc01725s.th.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/i/dsc01725s.jpg/)
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3831/dsc01726w.th.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/dsc01726w.jpg/)

I'm thinking it won't, but I don't understand it as well as I should as I have barely any experience with external crossovers.


02-17-2010, 03:09 AM
the Alphasonik on the 3.5's.....the hifonics would be nice on a small substage in the rear,,,the audio control crossover looks pretty rough without knowing which crossover chip is in it...i wouldn't use it

Suicide Bobb
02-17-2010, 05:42 AM
Or, rather, I will be getting two more speaker amps tomorrow. One is an oooold alpine, one of those all black ones with lots of fins on the top. The other is an old Soundstream 110.2 Granite. Should I still stick with the Alphasonik?


02-19-2010, 12:38 PM
CADENCE ZX-351 3.5" COAX SPEAKER SYSTEM | PAIR - eBay (item 310153852331 end time Mar-04-10 09:28:59 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CADENCE-ZX-351-3-5-COAX-SPEAKER-SYSTEM-PAIR_W0QQitemZ310153852331QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_S peakers?hash=item48369c35ab)

great lil 3.5's i used one in my 5.1 setup

BNIB Cadence CVL-6K 6.5" Components - Car Audio Classifieds (http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=23026)

03-30-2010, 06:41 PM
I got some Boston Acoustic Rally 4" comps Ill sell ya if they woud fir ur application.

03-30-2010, 06:43 PM
thses here:
i can get actual pics if interested once i get off form work

03-31-2010, 10:26 AM
Use full-format tweets in the dash, midbasses in the doors, bi-amp.

Suicide Bobb
03-31-2010, 03:39 PM
I'm planning on selling my car, so I ran some beat up but fully functional type R components, with the tweeter in the dash. I just cut out cardboard to make it fit, since I figure tweeters aren't hindered by how they are mounted.

In my next car, I plan on getting ID CD-Pro's (super-efficient horns). I'm getting a bronco, so hell if I don't have enough room for them :D


O.G. D-Wet
03-31-2010, 04:22 PM
partsexpress has some affordable stuff