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KENDO!*
06-24-2010, 01:15 PM
hey all new to this car audio thing so bear with me. i am buy a diamond d3 400.4 off my buddy for 75 bucks that has only a few hours of use on it and am looking for a component set that will compliment it nicely but not break the bank. i was looking at/thinking either the alpine spr-13s components or the alpine spx-13ref. my current head unit is a pioneer deh-p6300 but i will update that eventually after this little spree. i eventually plan to also run a single 10" sub in the future. any help/advice is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

mclerico83
06-24-2010, 02:01 PM
CTX65CS - Image Dynamics 6.5" Component Speaker System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6201/CTX65CS--Image-Dynamics-65%22-Component-Speaker-System.htm)
much better speakers

HERTZ 165 HSK (italian hi-end speaker system) - eBay (item 170481550331 end time Jul-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)

PHOENIX GOLD RSD65CS 6.5" Component Speakers RSD 65CS - eBay (item 120576097482 end time Jun-27-10 16:42:38 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/PHOENIX-GOLD-RSD65CS-6-5-Component-Speakers-RSD-65CS-/120576097482?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1c12e53cca)
some of the best budget speakers u can buy

6.5" CDT Audio COM-626 Comps + FREE CDT Rear Speakers - eBay (item 160424759256 end time Jul-16-10 10:11:40 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/6-5-CDT-Audio-COM-626-Comps-FREE-CDT-Rear-Speakers-/160424759256?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item255a0f8fd8)
this is a great deal
CDT AUDIO CL-61A-25 PRO CLASSIC 6.5" COMPONENT SPEAKERS - eBay (item 120579225711 end time Jul-04-10 17:08:02 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CDT-AUDIO-CL-61A-25-PRO-CLASSIC-6-5-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/120579225711?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1c1314f86f)

KENDO!*
06-24-2010, 02:06 PM
my truck has 5x7 stock though for some reason ford chose oddball speaker sizes. would that be alot of cutting/modifying to fit a 6.5"?

mclerico83
06-24-2010, 04:05 PM
6 x 8 ADAPTER TO 5.25 / 6 or 6.5 (FORD / LINCOLN / MERCURY )*::**SPEAKER ADAPTERS (NON SPACERS) [NON CUSTOM]*::*SPEAKER ADAPTERS*::*Dash Kits Harnesses*::*AUTOTOYS (http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=1772)

http://cgi.ebay.com/BEST-KITS-BKSA68-FORD-CAR-SPEAKERS-6X8-6-5-ADAPTOR-/130396198238?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5c38155e

no cutting

then in rear

if its 5x7
http://cgi.ebay.com/PAIR-NEW-PHOENIX-GOLD-5x7-6x8-RSD-CAR-SPEAKERS-100w-RMS-/300439312839?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item45f39419c7

something basic like this will be nice

http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-6X8-3-WAY-240W-SPEAKERS-NEW-KFC-C6893PS-/370400456326?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item563d966e86
i like these also

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-CADENCE-CS3-57-5x7-6x8-300-WATT-3-WAY-CAR-SPEAKERS-/390211817745?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item5ada6fd111
these are really nice take a lil more power then others has a switch to boost the tweeters 3 db's

pyfocal
06-24-2010, 09:45 PM
SPX13 REF's .Nice set for the price.Don't buy those plastic adapters they are junk.Make your own out of MDF or birch plywood.You should be able to fit the SPX 17 REF's in there-you would gain more bottom end with those.They have real nice crossovers for the price also.

fasfocus00
06-24-2010, 09:57 PM
i have a set of Kicker DS680.2 6x8 components and Kicker DS680 6x8 coaxial that I was going to use in my focus but have decided to go a different route, PM and we'll go from there if interested.