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voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 12:47 PM
I was hoping somebody could recommend some components for my 95 civic. They will be running off a Pioneer 6200 hu (speaker amp to be determined) and eventually will be paired with a 15" RE SX (old model :) ) which will be probably running off a AQ1200D. Before I get flamed, I do plan on upgrading my alternator.

Right now I've had my eyes on some alpine SPR-17S components. I am looking to spend under $200, the alpines just seem to be liked by most and I found a good deal on a pair so I was looking at those but am very open to suggestions. I also wouldn't mind if somebody recommended an amp for the speakers. I am hoping to find some speakers/tweets that will install in the stock locations for my car and wasn't sure if the alpines/most speakers would fit.

Thanks for your help, I've done a ton of research - just looking for some final suggestions from some experienced guys. Thanks.

Cabin_Pressure
09-07-2010, 12:53 PM
Crutchfield used to have a fitment guide on their website. They sell Alpine, so you might get some info there.

voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 12:58 PM
yah, I checked that and crutchfield says the speakers fit, I was a little more concerned about the tweeters in the stock locations. That, and I figured there's bound to be one person that's installed speakers in a 95 civic. lol.

Thanks for the quick reply tho!

Cabin_Pressure
09-07-2010, 01:03 PM
No prob, that's all the help i can give...........................never had a Civic, lol.

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 01:58 PM
6.5's front and rear, accourding to scoche,

Polk audio make some realy decent speakers, the crescendos have had some good reviews recently. Mb quart mkaes some nice budget stuff as well.

gunz4me2
09-07-2010, 02:23 PM
If that 95 is anything like my 97 Civic was, you probably don't have jack for mounting depth in the door.

I had an Alpine Type R woofer:
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr102/oldsch00lf00l/TypeR-6.jpg

and a CDT TW-25 tweeter:
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr102/oldsch00lf00l/CDT-tweeter.jpg

voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 02:52 PM
I used to own a 97 civic and I feel like my 95 has more depth in the door, but I'm gonna pop off the the panel and make sure tonight. Also, the stock tweeter location for my 95 is on the door panel, (not the pillar like I wish it was) so I should have some decent depth there.

Does somebody know the mounting depths for the Crescendos? I can't seem to find it on their website. I feel like I'm leaning more towards them over the Alpines. Can't find anybody saying anything bad about them, and I always like to support smaller companies.

Can anybody comment on their quality versus the apline SPR-17S's? Thanks again for all the help/recommendations!

UMWDawg92
09-07-2010, 02:57 PM
also look at Phoenix Gold RSDs

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 05:10 PM
I used to own a 97 civic and I feel like my 95 has more depth in the door, but I'm gonna pop off the the panel and make sure tonight. Also, the stock tweeter location for my 95 is on the door panel, (not the pillar like I wish it was) so I should have some decent depth there.

Does somebody know the mounting depths for the Crescendos? I can't seem to find it on their website. I feel like I'm leaning more towards them over the Alpines. Can't find anybody saying anything bad about them, and I always like to support smaller companies.

Can anybody comment on their quality versus the apline SPR-17S's? Thanks again for all the help/recommendations!

Ill email Navid and ask about the depth of his crescendos...

whitedragon551
09-07-2010, 05:16 PM
Fvck the PG RSD's. They were a good deal when they went on buyout for $40 shipped, but they arent worth their asking price now.

Only difference is 1 is silk the other aluminum denoted by the letter at the end of the model name. Both are great sets.
Diamond Audio D662S Component Speakers - Car Speakers at Onlinecarstereo.com (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_19444_Diamond_Audio_D662S.aspx)
Diamond Audio D662A Component Speakers - Car Speakers at Onlinecarstereo.com (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_19443_Diamond_Audio_D662A.aspx)

voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 06:13 PM
Crescendos ordered :D

Now to find them an amp...Suggestions?

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 08:06 PM
Crescendos ordered :D

Now to find them an amp...Suggestions?

uhh, why not crescendo?

whats your budget?

voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 09:04 PM
I'm trying to stay around $250 so its basically narrowed down to the crescendo or the aq4x90. I don't really see a big difference between the two and they are right around the same price so I'm kinda stumped. Part of me wants to go with crescendo to match the comps but then part wants to go with audioque since I am already planning on getting the 1200d to power my sub. I'm **** near about to flip a coin.

Also, while getting ready to order some amp kits I was wondering if spending the extra $15 on
Car Audio Wire (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KFX-AK44)
compared to this:
Car Audio Wire (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KOL-AK4-4)
is even worth it. The only things different are the speaker wire and rca cable.

Same thing with this:
Car Audio Wire (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KFX-PK0)
which is $30 more and has different power/ground wire than this:
Car Audio Wire (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KFX-PK0)

Thanks again for the help

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 09:14 PM
I say Order from Crescendo, AQ gets enough business.

Id use 1/0 gauge, because you know your going to want to upgrade to a bigger system in the future....save money.

voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 09:24 PM
haha, decent reason.

I wasn't sure if you thought the differences between the installation kits (planning on the 4auge for the 4ch and the 1/0 for the mono amp) were worth the price differences. I just don't know if the small differences between each set are worth the extra money.

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 09:35 PM
id get 1/0 kit, and 5 feet of 4 gauge, and a distro block that has 1 x 1/0 in and 2 x 1/0 or 4 gauge outs....dont bother buying 2 amp kits, for the amount of power you need, one run of 1/0 is plenty


are you planning on a battery for the trunk?

voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Ahhh, I gotcha. So something along these lines?

Car Audio Wire (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KNF-22D)

I'm not meaning to advertise for knu, just trying to clarify. As for the trunk battery, I was planning on just upgrading the alternator/big 3 and seeing how it does.

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 10:12 PM
ya you should be fine with a decent batt under the hood, I was asking about the trunk batt because you could bypass a distro block, tie into the rear batt terminals and just use a fuse holder for the one amp.

you could use one of those that has can hold a fuse but id personally I would go with one of these

Tsunami TSDB-8021 Non-Fused Ground Distribution Block (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_20691_Tsunami+TSDB-8021.html)

and than use a ANL fuse holder for your aq amp. you can only get 150a fuses with those mini ANL fuse holder/distroblocks. if you ever plan to upgrade to a bigger amp you will have the anl fuse holder and can get up to 350a fuses...

heres one

Stinger SPD8101 - Fuse Holders - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_16817_Stinger+SPD8101+-Gold-.html)

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 10:20 PM
its all about thinking ahead, and savin doe.....

voodoochilde87
09-07-2010, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the explanation. & I definitely appreciate you looking out for me to upgrade in the future. I do think for now I'm gonna stick with the single battery.

I'm gonna go ahead and say that you would recommend this kit, with all copper wires
Car Audio Wire (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KFX-PK0)
over this one for $40 less?
Car Audio Wire (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KCA-PK0)

Also, the kits comes with 1 anl fuse holder capable of up to 300A, do I need an additional one?

also what size fuse for the kit? Sorry if this is noobish.

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 11:49 PM
Its no problem, dont forget to thank me :)

The one thats more expensive is very flexible cable, like a noodle, if you think you need that than spend the extra cash for it, I personally don't care.

Your going to need a fuse/fuse holder on your power wire thats around 12" from your front battery, than your going to need another fuse/fuse holder on your power cable thats 12-18" from your AQ amp. I suggest using a 200a ANL fuse for the front by your batt, and a 150a fuse by the amp...

does this make sense to you??

Deeper_shades
09-07-2010, 11:51 PM
oh, dont forget, it looks like in the amp kit its missing the rca cables, your going to need 3 sets, one for your front speakers, one from your rear speakers, one for your sub amp

voodoochilde87
09-08-2010, 12:29 AM
alright, thanks to your explanations and some pics I think I got it... Using this pic:
http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/graphics/infolib/carlib/amp_wiring2.jpg

Their power distribution block would be replaced by the ground block you linked (or similar).
One wire ran to 4ch amp and the other connected to the aq1200d with the 150A fuse.

Do you recommend another ground block before connecting the ground like the picture above or does it matter? Do you recommend 'higher quality' rca cables? I noticed knu has about 5 different models to choose from. Thanks again - you've been a huge help!