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NyFitDriver
05-23-2010, 07:24 PM
I am looking to add some new speakers in my car. It currently has the OEM 6 speaker system(2 tweeters, 2 front/2rear), and i would like to upgrade.

I don't want to add a sub, and would just like some good, all around speakers, that will cover low-high. I dont need booming bass, but some decent bass, wouldn't hurt(i assume it will be better then stock either way).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

*SlappinAzz*
05-23-2010, 07:24 PM
Why not get a little 8 inch sub?

Or two 6x9's

NyFitDriver
05-23-2010, 07:47 PM
Why not get a little 8 inch sub?

Or two 6x9's

No real reason on the sub other then i don't really want to take up room, and just wanted a pretty simple system.

As for the 6 x 9's i don't think they will fit, as the speakers are in the rear doors.

I honestly don't know allot about audio equipment, so any specific models/brands, would be appreciated.

NyFitDriver
05-24-2010, 01:59 PM
Anyone?

Bumpin' Goalie
05-24-2010, 02:12 PM
What size do the doors accommodate? 6.5"?

Will you be running an amp to them? If not, stock or OEM replacements may be a better option do to their efficiency.

Most aftermarket speakers will want a certain amount of power to bring them to life. If a small, hidden amp is possible, then the possibilities are almost endless. Alot will depend on budget, tweeter type, and other personal preferences.

For now, look into Image Dynamics, Polk Audio, and others for a start. woofersetc dot com will help aid your search.

James Bang
05-24-2010, 02:15 PM
Do you drive a fit? I know someone that might be selling a sub enclosure for the newer body style fit.

A 10" in an enclosure that'll save you a lot of space. win/win.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8299/dsc00989inm.jpg

NyFitDriver
05-24-2010, 02:38 PM
What size do the doors accommodate? 6.5"?

Will you be running an amp to them? If not, stock or OEM replacements may be a better option do to their efficiency.

Most aftermarket speakers will want a certain amount of power to bring them to life. If a small, hidden amp is possible, then the possibilities are almost endless. Alot will depend on budget, tweeter type, and other personal preferences.

For now, look into Image Dynamics, Polk Audio, and others for a start. woofersetc dot com will help aid your search.
I could do a small hidden amp if need be. Honestly id like to budget it around 5-700. Any suggestions with that in mind?

And yea, i think 6.5 is what most people use.

Do you drive a fit? I know someone that might be selling a sub enclosure for the newer body style fit.

A 10" in an enclosure that'll save you a lot of space. win/win.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8299/dsc00989inm.jpg
Yea, it is an 09. How much for that enclosure? Where was that purchased from?

Bumpin' Goalie
05-24-2010, 02:43 PM
That enclosure would be so convenient in that car. I have a Suzuki SX4 so similar space and shape. And I've almost given up on the hatch area.

For 500-700 you can easily get a small 2/4 channel amp to run a pair of comps in the front. And if you want, also a pair of whatever in the back.

Personally, i'd go with a 4 channel amp, 1 pair of components in the front off of the front channels, and a sub in that stealth box off the rear channels (bridged)

NyFitDriver
05-24-2010, 02:47 PM
That enclosure would be so convenient in that car. I have a Suzuki SX4 so similar space and shape. And I've almost given up on the hatch area.

For 500-700 you can easily get a small 2/4 channel amp to run a pair of comps in the front. And if you want, also a pair of whatever in the back.

Personally, i'd go with a 4 channel amp, 1 pair of components in the front off of the front channels, and a sub in that stealth box off the rear channels (bridged)

And the rear door speakers? They would be powered off the HU? Just go with a pair of 6.5's?

I really don't need a "booming" system, just something NOTICEABLY better then stock

Bumpin' Goalie
05-24-2010, 02:50 PM
And the rear door speakers? They would be powered off the HU? Just go with a pair of 6.5's?

I really don't need a "booming" system, just something NOTICEABLY better then stock

I don't run anything in my rear doors. Personal preference. I prefer just fronts for imaging reasons. Though many people do run rear speakers off of the H/U. Also a lot of people amp them. It all depends on what you want from your car's sound.

mclerico83
05-24-2010, 03:07 PM
yea run the rears off the headunit,

MB QUART 2000 Watt DSC4125 4 Channel Car Amp Amplifier - eBay (item 350319318708 end time Jun-19-10 13:40:35 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/MB-QUART-2000-Watt-DSC4125-4-Channel-Car-Amp-Amplifier-/350319318708?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Amplifiers&hash=item5190a896b4)

this is the perfect amp then put like an idq or dcon in a stealth box on the rear channels bridged for 500rms at some nice 6.5's up front and some basic coax's in rears for fill.

NyFitDriver
05-24-2010, 03:15 PM
yea run the rears off the headunit,

MB QUART 2000 Watt DSC4125 4 Channel Car Amp Amplifier - eBay (item 350319318708 end time Jun-19-10 13:40:35 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/MB-QUART-2000-Watt-DSC4125-4-Channel-Car-Amp-Amplifier-/350319318708?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Amplifiers&hash=item5190a896b4)

this is the perfect amp then put like an idq or dcon in a stealth box on the rear channels bridged for 500rms at some nice 6.5's up front and some basic coax's in rears for fill.
Thanks

Do components up front, or just 6.5's?

Now i just need to find someone competent around here to install it..lol

mclerico83
05-24-2010, 03:28 PM
components def, how much u want to spend on a set,

PHOENIX GOLD RSD65CS 6.5" Component Speakers FREE SHIP - eBay (item 110529918077 end time Jun-06-10 17:19:26 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/PHOENIX-GOLD-RSD65CS-6-5-Component-Speakers-FREE-SHIP-/110529918077?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19bc18b47d)
great budget


CTX65CS IMAGE DYNAMICS NEW 6.5" PRO COMPONENT SPEAKERS - eBay (item 110532403265 end time Jun-11-10 14:37:10 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CTX65CS-IMAGE-DYNAMICS-NEW-6-5-PRO-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/110532403265?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19bc3ea041)
amazing

HERTZ 165 HSK (italian hi-end speaker system) - eBay (item 170481550331 end time Jun-02-10 18:46:39 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/HERTZ-165-HSK-italian-hi-end-speaker-system-/170481550331?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item27b17e03fb)
my face 6.5's for 200 price range

CVL-6K - CADENCE 6.5" 2-WAY COMPONENT SPEAKERS SYSTEM - eBay (item 120564023345 end time May-30-10 17:53:07 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CVL-6K-CADENCE-6-5-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-SYSTEM-/120564023345?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1c122d0031)

HERTZ HKS 163 3-Way Car Speaker System in Original Box - eBay (item 220607493893 end time May-24-10 12:34:17 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/HERTZ-HKS-163-3-Way-Car-Speaker-System-Original-Box-/220607493893?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item335d3b3705)
if u can get this 3 way set jump on it now woooooow. norm like 400 to 500 dollars

mclerico83
05-24-2010, 03:29 PM
where in ny are u, im from ny also city though,

NyFitDriver
05-24-2010, 05:02 PM
components def, how much u want to spend on a set,

PHOENIX GOLD RSD65CS 6.5" Component Speakers FREE SHIP - eBay (item 110529918077 end time Jun-06-10 17:19:26 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/PHOENIX-GOLD-RSD65CS-6-5-Component-Speakers-FREE-SHIP-/110529918077?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19bc18b47d)
great budget


CTX65CS IMAGE DYNAMICS NEW 6.5" PRO COMPONENT SPEAKERS - eBay (item 110532403265 end time Jun-11-10 14:37:10 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CTX65CS-IMAGE-DYNAMICS-NEW-6-5-PRO-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/110532403265?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19bc3ea041)
amazing

HERTZ 165 HSK (italian hi-end speaker system) - eBay (item 170481550331 end time Jun-02-10 18:46:39 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/HERTZ-165-HSK-italian-hi-end-speaker-system-/170481550331?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item27b17e03fb)
my face 6.5's for 200 price range

CVL-6K - CADENCE 6.5" 2-WAY COMPONENT SPEAKERS SYSTEM - eBay (item 120564023345 end time May-30-10 17:53:07 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CVL-6K-CADENCE-6-5-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-SYSTEM-/120564023345?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1c122d0031)

HERTZ HKS 163 3-Way Car Speaker System in Original Box - eBay (item 220607493893 end time May-24-10 12:34:17 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/HERTZ-HKS-163-3-Way-Car-Speaker-System-Original-Box-/220607493893?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item335d3b3705)
if u can get this 3 way set jump on it now woooooow. norm like 400 to 500 dollars

Thanks. Those CTX65CS look nice..

I wonder if i had those upfront, with some cx64 in the rear, all running off an amp, if i wouldn't even need a sub?

or

Maybe the ID Ctx65's up front, stock speakers in the rear, and the sub..

mclerico83
05-24-2010, 07:15 PM
just put some basic coa in rear

6.5" CAR SPEAKERS - CADENCE XS652 - eBay (item 230477382312 end time Jun-19-10 08:21:35 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/6-5-CAR-SPEAKERS-CADENCE-XS652-/230477382312?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item35a985c2a8)

upgrade even if its so some cheaper ones like this. low power

Phoenix Gold RSd6 RSd 6"/ 6.5" 2-way Car Audio Speakers - eBay (item 290437160481 end time Jun-18-10 19:48:15 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/Phoenix-Gold-RSd6-RSd-6-6-5-2-way-Car-Audio-Speakers-/290437160481?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item439f675e21)


i prefer the hertz over the id but their both great speakers

James Bang
05-24-2010, 07:18 PM
Maybe the ID Ctx65's up front, stock speakers in the rear, and the sub..

I'd go with that route.

mclerico83
05-24-2010, 07:19 PM
u really want a sub nothing big, maybe a nice 8 inch or 10 inch sub on low wattage to get a real nice sound

CADENCE 6x9 600w COMPETITION 3 WAY SPEAKERS+CROSSOVERS - eBay (item 350271933794 end time May-27-10 12:13:03 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CADENCE-6x9-600w-COMPETITION-3-WAY-SPEAKERS-CROSSOVERS-/350271933794?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item518dd58d62)

even speakers like this wont get that low and they do get low.

ZRS-W8 Cadence 8" 600W LOW PROFILE POWER ENCLOSED SUB - eBay (item 110526805498 end time May-30-10 17:47:29 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ZRS-W8-Cadence-8-600W-LOW-PROFILE-POWER-ENCLOSED-SUB-/110526805498?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Subwoofers_Enclosures&hash=item19bbe935fa)
u might want something like this and throw it under the seat be real easy

Bumpin' Goalie
05-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Even if you don't want to go "boom" a sub gives you the frequencies most 6.5's cannot. Most of the speakers mentioned drop off anywhere from 100-60hz. Many subs will excel from 30hz up to 90hz or wherever you choose to cross it off. Many people recommend having your components play down to 80hz then let the sub play up to 80hz as it is essentially non-directional up to this point.

mclerico83
05-24-2010, 07:21 PM
FOCAL BUS25 10" SlimLine Active SUB Bass Box 120 Watts - eBay (item 390198210537 end time May-29-10 07:12:53 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/FOCAL-BUS25-10-SlimLine-Active-SUB-Bass-Box-120-Watts-/390198210537?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Audio_TV_Electronics_In_Car_Entertainment_GP S_Car_Speakers_PP&hash=item5ad9a02fe9)

focal makes one

ARMAGEDDON FL-8 Under Seat 8" ACTIVE Sub Enclosure 600W - eBay (item 390188015814 end time May-26-10 06:54:02 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ARMAGEDDON-FL-8-Under-Seat-8-ACTIVE-Sub-Enclosure-600W-/390188015814?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Audio_TV_Electronics_In_Car_Entertainment_GP S_Car_Speakers_PP&hash=item5ad904a0c6)
never heard of this one and never actually listened 2 it but its cheap lol.

NyFitDriver
05-24-2010, 07:58 PM
Thanks for all the input everyone.

I think my biiggest issue is that the doors are so shallow, and i don't think the ID's will fit the doors.

NyFitDriver
05-24-2010, 08:13 PM
mclerico83-

do you have any experience with Hertz's "Space" line?

mclerico83
05-25-2010, 12:02 AM
yes budy at srq customs is a deler of hertz top of the line sq stuff but very expensive lol, italian company just really coming 2 their own in the us