View Full Version : Do away with rear speakers?? Really?

04-07-2010, 11:42 PM
This is something that I've heard ALOT of since I've joined this forum and started doing some reading and I'm debating wether I should do this or not. It's hard to consider my car without rear speakers but if I can do without and still have it sound good then why not? Now my understanding is that if I do go this route then I need to have a good amount of money set aside for good comps for the front. Right now I'm looking at Infinity Kappa Perfect 5.1 5 1/4 and I've read that CDT component speakers are awesome as well. I'm going to be running off an alpine deck and will no doubt be getting an amp to power the set. Just in case it matters I listen to house, trance, breabeats, and rock. At this point as far as the bass goes I'm looking into getting 1 12 in Alpine Type R sub with a 500 Watt Mono amp to start with. I'm more into SQ rather then SPL but do want feel some bass, some of the music I listen to does have some pretty sick bass lines.
My goal: a well balanced system!!
Budget: No more then 400 on component speakers... even thats pushin it... ;)

Oh I should mention to that I do drive a small car... a geo prizm.


04-07-2010, 11:46 PM
For the price you'll pay for a Type R, you can find much better sound quality woofers for a similar price. Look into Image Dynamics ID series.

04-07-2010, 11:55 PM
I took out my rear speakers a long time ago. They were just flapping around in the rear deck from all the bass anyway.

04-08-2010, 12:03 AM
I don't agree with doing away with rear speakers personally, but it depends I guess. I've tried it in vehicles and idk, I prefer the rear "fill". Could just be a psychological thing, tho.

04-08-2010, 12:04 AM
COMPS $180 (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6201/CTX65CS--Image-Dynamics-65"-Component-Speaker-System.htm)
Sub $180 (http://www.woofersetc.com/p4994/ID12D2-V3--Image-Dynamics-12"-Dual-2-Ohm-Subwoofer.htm)
Comp Amp $100 (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6839/DSC450--MB-Quart-4-Ch-400-Watt-Amplifier.htm)
Sub Amp $180 (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6836/DSC5001--MB-Quart-1-Ch-500-Watt-Amplifier.htm)

Spend that $600 or whatever it is, but to me a VERY important factor in a good sounding front stage is good deadening. If you deaden the front doors and install the components correctly, you shouldnt have to worry about a rear stage. Thats a nice little setup for not much cash.

04-08-2010, 12:06 AM
And.... my brother likes rear fill. He hated on my setup for not having rear speakers. I enjoy not having a rear fill. It just depends.

04-08-2010, 12:07 AM
It would be even cheaper to just run a dsc4125 for the fronts and bridge the sub. Unless of course he wants to go active...

04-08-2010, 12:11 AM
Haven't had rears for about 3 years now...especially in your small car, they won't be missed.

04-08-2010, 12:14 AM
Thanks everyone.... Any thoughts on the speakers I mentioned? CDT? Infinity Comps? Any other subwoofer suggestions? Oh and I have 5 1/4 openings in my front doors what would I be looking at as far as price to have it made into a 6 1/2 in. space? What it be worth it to do this? What is a good review site for speakers? I've been to testfreaks.com, amazon.com, and bestbuy.com for reviews... is there any other site? Yes this it a lot of questions but knowledge is power! :)