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mr.tigger
05-25-2010, 10:26 AM
I need to change my 6.5 in my 2004 jeep cheroki an would like to keep my stock radio would like to keep under $200 lookin for loudness an sq too

way2sl0
05-25-2010, 11:15 AM
TBH, a stock deck will more than likely be quieter and worse sounding with aftermarket since they tend to be a little lower sensitivity, and made for greater power handling. Your best bet for $200 would be a small amp (50x2) and some 6.5 components for around $100.

Alot of people rave about the PG Rsd's for the money, and then try to find a used amp with as much power as you can afford.

DarkScorpion
05-25-2010, 07:16 PM
lookin for loudness an sq too

You're not going to be able to achieve that off of deck power alone. You might be able to get something that holds you over, but to get the most from any set of component speakers, you're going to need an amplifier.

That doesn't mean you can't get a new set of speakers for the time being, though. If you want to get speakers now, take a look at the Image Dynamics CTX65cs (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6201/CTX65CS--Image-Dynamics-65"-Component-Speaker-System.htm) component set. You can also look into a set of Audioque AQG6.5's (http://www.audioque.com/aq/?page_id=34), Shok Industries CB6.5's (http://www.vertexaudio.com/store/pc/Shok-Industries-CB6-5-Component-Set-65p184.htm), Phoenix Gold RSD65cs's (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6952/RSD65cs--Phoenix-Gold-65"-Component-Speaker-System.htm), or Alpine SPX-17ref's (http://www.woofersetc.com/p5812/SPX17REF--Alpine-65"-TypeX-Series-Component-Set.htm).

Don't let price be your determining factor. All of these speakers are very popular, and for good reason. If you're dead set on using your factory deck to power your speakers, look into components with higher sensitivities.

mr.tigger
05-25-2010, 07:43 PM
dam darkscorpion those look nice but $200 was my buget for all 4 so i guess the only one's right now is the pg rsd65cs. an if i go with component where is the best place to mount the tweeters cause i dont wat to do no fiberglass work

DarkScorpion
05-25-2010, 07:48 PM
dam darkscorpion those look nice but $200 was my buget for all 4 so i guess the only one's right now is the pg rsd65cs. an if i go with component where is the best place to mount the tweeters cause i dont wat to do no fiberglass work

Oh, I didn't know you were replacing all 4. Tweeter placement mostly depends on what speakers you choose and your own personal preference. You don't need to do any fiberglass work at all; the most popular spots that don't necessarily require fiberglass are on the door near the window, in the sail panel, or in the A-pillar. For all of these options, surface mounting or flush mounting the tweeter is easiest. Some people also have good luck mounting tweeters in their stock dashboard locations.

Do you HAVE to upgrade your rear speakers? What most people on these forums do is spend more money on a really nice set of front speakers instead of 2 sets of lower quality speakers and either don't run rear speakers at all, or run a rear set on low power as rear fill. The reasoning behind this is that rear speakers often take away from the overall listening experience - they usually pull the sound stage behind and to the right of the driver. I'm not saying the rsd6.5's are low quality; they definitely aren't, but in this case they would be a compromise if you had better options available.

mr.tigger
05-25-2010, 08:48 PM
ok am learning more an more everyday fromu guys