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BoxsterBoy
01-05-2004, 02:49 PM
I've seen so many ppl with 5.25 in comp and also on this board (in signature) ...

I start to wonder if that's best to get 5.25 instead of the 6.5 in. ...

can someone help me out understand why ppl chose 5.25 over 6.5????

ps: I listen to rock, pop, jazz ... (No more rap, house...)

Thanks much!!!!!

nosaj070
01-05-2004, 03:04 PM
It is mostly due to space limitations, 6.5s will obviously put out more midranges, but will take up more room. Many times in kickpanels a 6.5 would take up too much room so the 5.25 fits beter. Then there are cars where the factory locations are only 5.25, But if you are asking about sound quality you won't tell much of a difference but 6.5s get a bit lower(depending on speaker) and will give ideally a tiny bit more output, but again its all theoretical, so get whatever fits the best in your car.

BoxsterBoy
01-05-2004, 03:07 PM
It is mostly due to space limitations, 6.5s will obviously put out more midranges, but will take up more room. Many times in kickpanels a 6.5 would take up too much room so the 5.25 fits beter. Then there are cars where the factory locations are only 5.25, But if you are asking about sound quality you won't tell much of a difference but 6.5s get a bit lower(depending on speaker) and will give ideally a tiny bit more output, but again its all theoretical, so get whatever fits the best in your car.

Thanks buddy.

This is for my 2000 Golf. I hear they where 6.75 in speakers... Guess that 6.5 will do the trick then!!! :D

limitkid7
01-05-2004, 03:29 PM
agree, 6.5 will sound nice...

so since we got that settled, what brand are you going with?

BoxsterBoy
01-05-2004, 03:39 PM
agree, 6.5 will sound nice...

so since we got that settled, what brand are you going with?


Well...

Honestly, I've ordered some Cadence Audio (to see how they do... Since my mind is not made yet. Paid 69$ for nice Cadence components (Street price above 250$)

So in the mean time, I'll continue exploring my possibilities... Here they are:


At one point, I wanted either JLs (XR CSI Series) or MB Quart (PCE Series...) but, after alot of reading and listening, it seems there are better sounding speaker out there for the buck...

So... I'm down with basically two choice...

Either CDT or Focal. Then again, I'm not sure about which line of CDT to go with. I've seen the HD-62EF going for like 200$ which would be real nice imo. As for Focal, even if some said the Access line is cool, for the difference of $ i'd go for the PlyGlass V series (165V2) for about 210$. I just can't justify the PolyKevlar series for 100$ more for my application.

They're going to be powered by me already installed PPI PCX-480

I've also looked at the PPI components, since they are 3 OHms which would make a big difference, since the PCX will push arounf 130 WRMS / channel @ 3 OHMs ... :D

That is where my mind is at the vemry moment....

ddumb8
08-20-2005, 07:48 AM
I just installed a set of CDT-ef61's in my truck and they sound great to me, even without an amp which I'm installing today. I can't wait to here them amped, I've heard it makes a big differance. Anyway I got my set off of djdilliodon here on the board for $175 shipped. He carries CDT's and can probably beat $200 for the HD-62EF. I have never heard the HD-62EF but any CDT comp is great for the price. You can PM him here on the board or e-mail him @ islandsound1@yahoo.com. Good luck.

Ignatowski
08-20-2005, 08:09 AM
If you havent the room by all means buy 5.25s
but if you have room for the 6.5s,there is no reason to even consider a 5.25
apple to apples 6.5s will sound better than 5.25s -

Recently i went from Aura 5.25s to aura 6.5s and the difference was enough....
the bigger speakers had more midbass,drums sounded better and overall have a bigger sound

audiolife
08-20-2005, 01:18 PM
totally depends on space how well you can install and crossover points. a 6.5 will have more of a beaming effect than a 5.25 if crossed over higher between the tweeter and itself.

T3mpest
08-20-2005, 06:13 PM
Yeah, 5.25's do have a slight midrange advantage. If it's a 2 way setup your after I'd still get the 6.5's though.

audiolife
08-20-2005, 06:36 PM
if you ap membrane a 5.25 it can go just as low as a 6.5 just not as loud (via same designed speaker)

JoseMCeee
08-20-2005, 10:18 PM
im not proud of my 5.25 components. They are bright *** hell and have hardly any midbass. If 6.5s were an easy fit for my car I would have gotten them. But!

1)Manual door handle is in the way
2) Not enough depth, window when rolled down gets in the way
3)Door is too shallow and I would have to cut a hole through it
4) I dont know how to make kick panels

audiolife
08-20-2005, 11:30 PM
read up on ap set ups for speakers would probably help you a great deal and its not all that hard to do.

JoseMCeee
08-20-2005, 11:54 PM
where at?

audiolife
08-21-2005, 12:30 AM
http://www.usdaudio.com/tutorials/ap-tut1.php thats what it looks like material can vary from fiberglass insulation to simple packed poly

JoseMCeee
08-21-2005, 01:04 AM
and your supposed to mold this onto the door? I was actually looking a the specs of my current driver Kicker RS5C, it has mounting depth of 2 7/16''. So if I find some 6.5s with the same mounting depth or less would they work?

Raven
08-21-2005, 01:14 AM
In theory, yes. Magnet diameter makes a big difference, too. In my case I could probably fit Adire Extremis mids in my doors with a little effort, but never XXX mids, dispite the similar mounting depth.

JoseMCeee
08-21-2005, 12:44 PM
IC. so i should measure the magnets diameter also? I think as long as the depth is ok it should be fine because theres a decent amount of space to the sides.

audiolife
08-21-2005, 06:10 PM
and your supposed to mold this onto the door? I was actually looking a the specs of my current driver Kicker RS5C, it has mounting depth of 2 7/16''. So if I find some 6.5s with the same mounting depth or less would they work?
mold what into the door? i see nothing about a mold anywhere all it is is a small frame holding the material right behind the magnet. the 5.25"s i have now out perform all the 6.5's i have had (didnt do this to them though)