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reible82nd
01-26-2011, 01:10 PM
I am going to be replacing the factory speakers in my 2009 Corolla (6.5's in front / 6x9's in back) and powering them with a Rockford 4.6X. I've been looking at several brands but wanted to know if anyone had any experience with any of them, here's what I looked at:

Rockford P1694 6x9 / P1653 6.5

Polk Audio DB691 6x9 / DB651 6.5

Alpine SPS-609 6x9 / SPS-600 6.5

Infinity Reference 9633cf 6x9 / 6032cf 6.5

RE Audio RE6X9FR 6x9 / RE6.5FR 6.5

If anyone has any other suggestions please let me know.

nateberrier
01-26-2011, 01:22 PM
I have a nice pair of almani 6x9s ill give you for 50 shipped, they blow away most any of those and they are way cheaper.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs052.snc4/34953_1384289400197_1020847011_30879015_787928_n.j pg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs072.snc4/34953_1384289440198_1020847011_30879016_4550251_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs072.snc4/34953_1384289360196_1020847011_30879014_4364310_n. jpg

they are new in the box, bought them for the gf then she slept with another man.

nateberrier
01-26-2011, 01:24 PM
otherwise i like the alpines if you can find them cheap, but there are other brands that i like for cheaps too, check out what cadence has to offer. I had a nice set of 45 dollar 5 1/4s that came with crossovers and adjustable tweets. DONT BUY FROM BEST BUY YOULL GET RIPPED OFF.

SicAudio
01-26-2011, 01:28 PM
I have a nice pair of almani 6x9s ill give you for 50 shipped, they blow away most any of those and they are way cheaper.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs052.snc4/34953_1384289400197_1020847011_30879015_787928_n.j pg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs072.snc4/34953_1384289440198_1020847011_30879016_4550251_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs072.snc4/34953_1384289360196_1020847011_30879014_4364310_n. jpg

they are new in the box, bought them for the gf then she slept with another man.

these Almanis are the shizzle dude get em... I used to sell Almani til they went out of business and they are better than anything you listed by alot!!!

reible82nd
01-26-2011, 01:31 PM
PM sent.

Bob Saget
01-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Phoenix Gold

Digital Designs

Cescendo Audio

Cadence

all these companies have an entry level line of speakers that will outperform what you listed, $$$ for $$$.

SicAudio
01-26-2011, 01:39 PM
but the Almanis are still better... those are 5 series.... they take gobs of power and as far as oval speakers go they are 1 of the best oval coaxs around for under 150$

they get nasty loud and have tons of clean midbass response.

reible82nd
01-26-2011, 01:39 PM
I've looked at cadence but was unsure whether they were decent or not, what about these:

Cadence ZRS-69S 6x9 / ZRS-65KS 6.5 (Comp)

I found them pretty cheap.

Bob Saget
01-26-2011, 01:41 PM
but the Almanis are still better... those are 5 series.... they take gobs of power and as far as oval speakers go they are 1 of the best oval coaxs around for under 150$

they get nasty loud and have tons of clean midbass response.

Rockford 4.6X

he doesnt have gobs of power :fyi:

reible82nd
01-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Would it make a difference if I had two different brands?

reible82nd
01-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Meaning a different brand of speaker in the front than in the back.

Bob Saget
01-26-2011, 01:42 PM
I've looked at cadence but was unsure whether they were decent or not, what about these:

Cadence ZRS-69S 6x9 / ZRS-65KS 6.5 (Comp)

I found them pretty cheap.

Phoenix Gold RSD 6'' or 6.5'' 2way components can be found for $60-80 on eBay. The tweeters are a little bright, but they have great midbass & are about the nicest speakers you'll find new for that price.

Bob Saget
01-26-2011, 01:43 PM
Would it make a difference if I had two different brands?

nope

SicAudio
01-26-2011, 01:46 PM
yes Bob is right the PG RSD are very nice for the price

as far as power the Almanis do not need alot they have a higher sensitivity than alot of Bostons... they run well on deck power and wake up hardcore on 50-125 rms.. very broad range for power needs..

a set of comps in the rear is pretty much a waste IMO for most people ( even tho I have them but it is in a MINIvan and for my kids pleasure ) but for the front the PG RSD and almani in the rear as fill would do very well...

reible82nd
01-26-2011, 01:48 PM
Sounds like I have a plan thanks to you guys!! I appreciate your help!

Durry
01-26-2011, 06:59 PM
go with the phoenix gold...

emilimo701
01-27-2011, 03:57 PM
Alpine Type R! IMO better than the Type S, Infinity reference, Polk DB, and Rockford Fosgate and definitely worth the extra $15 or so. I haven't heard the RE Audio speakers though or any other brands suggested. Hope that helps.

Bob Saget
01-27-2011, 04:07 PM
Alpine Type R! IMO better than the Type S, Infinity reference, Polk DB, and Rockford Fosgate and definitely worth the extra $15 or so. I haven't heard the RE Audio speakers though or any other brands suggested. Hope that helps.

overpriced

reible82nd
01-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Has anybody heard the cs series from cadence? They're pretty freaking cheap but I wasn't able to find them on the Cadence website.

reible82nd
01-29-2011, 01:59 PM
I was able to score a Zapco AGP 650.6 so I will have some more power now...

JL Audio
01-29-2011, 02:00 PM
i was gonna say the almani as soon as i seen 6x9 lol

BlactimusCrime
01-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Forget all these previously mentioned, go to walmart and get the pioneers.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 02:16 PM
the Almani are nearly impossible to beat ....

how you liking yours?

pieper88
01-29-2011, 02:34 PM
the Almani are nearly impossible to beat ....

how you liking yours?

Any opinion on the Almani 4" or 5.25"? I've got friend not wanting to run adapters and I'm having trouble finding speakers for him.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 02:38 PM
stay away from the 3series unless you just want better than stock replacements..

the 5 series and 7 series especially are amazing!!

the 4" doesnt have near the midbass of course and the tweeter is a bit on the harsh side but the 5.25 is clean if you deaden the install area, or use a 1/4" baffle for it.

where are you gonna get Almani? my distro bought them out 18 months ago or so and they have none left... and I want more of the S7 comp sets...they are fking beast.... 2" vc and 300 rms easily and almost 1" excursion on the mid lol

reible82nd
01-29-2011, 03:04 PM
How about the Hifonics ZXI series? I read a forum on here previously that spoke about them sounding decent.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 03:10 PM
I love the zeus mids but for the money the almani are better...makes me sic they went out of business...

Bob Saget
01-29-2011, 03:12 PM
You do realize you're talking to a Maxxsonics nuthugging dealer, right? Maxxsonics speakers are far from the best budget speakers available.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 03:22 PM
I love the zeus mids but for the money the almani are better...makes me sic they went out of business...


You do realize you're talking to a Maxxsonics nuthugging dealer, right? Maxxsonics speakers are far from the best budget speakers available.

might wanna learn to read idiot...

and I got pm from you that says differently to what you just posted up... want me to quote that too?


I will put any mid that maxxsonics makes and put it upto any mid CDT makes all day and come out on top...

been there done it and proved it... so have others here...

CDT is garbage for the price period....


now go take a reading class ....

reible82nd
01-29-2011, 03:41 PM
Alright, well I may just go with the Hifonics combo pack then, it's only $89:

HIFONICS ZXI693+ZXI63 6x9 + 6.5" CAR SPEAKERS PACKAGE

I read into them a little, they have silk domes which a lot of people say sound better than titanium. I think I'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal. Hopefully they'll fit, a few people mentioned having issues with clearance.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 03:52 PM
thats just barely over dealer cost from sonic.

and they are shallow mount so fit will not be a problem IDT....


at that price i can guarantee ur buying from our bstock buyers such as audiosavings or sonic so no warranty :(

but I doubt you'll need the warranty..

reible82nd
01-29-2011, 04:48 PM
Yep, Audiosavings. I usually treat my speakers well though so I should be fine. Thanks for you input, I look forward to hearing everything put together:

Kenwood KDC-HD942U
Zapco AGP 650.6
HIFONICS ZXI693+ZXI63
2 x Eclipse 8712.4
Cadence WK42 wiring kit (it sounded alright for the price - $42)

This should be good to start with.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 04:50 PM
put 60-100 rms to em and they wake up alot ;)

gl you will like em a ton for that price...

reible82nd
01-29-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks for your help man, I would've gone with some Rockfords or something if it wasn't for you.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 04:57 PM
ewww lol the Almani woulda been better but for 90$$ the Zxi are very good ..

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 06:28 PM
lol I got snitched out.... course i didn't realize the word i used was not allowed it didn't censor it...

emilimo701
01-29-2011, 10:41 PM
overpriced

Where can you get better speakers for less than $90 shipped?

RAM_Designs
01-29-2011, 10:48 PM
Almani already went out of business? I remember LOLing when I took my Orion 2500D to a local shop to get checked out. For some reason it was barely making my subs move(turned out to be something stupid), and the guy insisted I put some real power to them. He then proceeds to pull out a 3000 watt(max) Almani amp, maybe half the size of the Orion, and of course it pushed the subs hard because the Orion was messed up. He then tried to sell me about 87 Almani items.

SicAudio
01-29-2011, 10:51 PM
was never a fan of their amps but their speakers are seriuz bidnez...

most people don't know that when DEI bought Orion the designers/engineers created Almani and went there own way down in Cali ;)

but on the Amp side they just couldn't compete so the amps were meh at best lol

reible82nd
01-30-2011, 10:26 AM
I just found some Almani PCS65's and PCS69's on Ebay for $91 w/shipping!! All this talk about how good Almani stuff is, I just had to buy them.

Bass911
01-31-2011, 11:47 PM
They are ok if you haven't heard anything else. I wasn't impressed, but I used high dollar comps before I heard them. The best entry level imo is Focal Access. They cost more, but are worth it. Their regular 2-way coax sound better than some component sets. I do own 2 Almani S7 10's, but have not hooked them up yet.

SicAudio
01-31-2011, 11:56 PM
I just found some Almani PCS65's and PCS69's on Ebay for $91 w/shipping!! All this talk about how good Almani stuff is, I just had to buy them.

ugh they are the 3 series that i said to avoid :fyi: lol

still decent but nothing to write home about lol

reible82nd
02-01-2011, 11:17 AM
No man, they're the 5 series, they are BNIB and that's what it says on the outside of the box. I verified them on the Almani site too, here are the specs:

PCS-69
6" x 9" Three Way Coaxial Speaker
500 Watts MAX Power Handling
- Stout Magnet (For better Bass response)
- Sturdy Cast frame
- Reinforced Kevlar Surround

PCS-65
6.50" Three Way Coaxial Speaker
360 Watts MAX Power Handling
- Stout Magnet (For better Bass response)
- Sturdy Cast frame
- Reinforced Kevlar Surround

sobe3yourself.
02-01-2011, 11:25 AM
this is the first helpful thread ive seen in a LONG time!

good to see that a noob can finally come here, ask for help and not get made fun of because of how they worded their question.


PS.
look for higher end speakers and go around your local craigslist, you might hit the jackpot. i found some rockford t1652s for 70 BNIB. not the best speakers, but couldnt beat it for the price

SicAudio
02-01-2011, 11:25 AM
my bad i didnt "see" the model # just went by pics lol

you will like em

detune the treble a tad ( unless you like it bright sounding ) and deaden the area they are mounted to ( the hole ) and they will have great midbass

SicAudio
02-01-2011, 11:26 AM
this is the first helpful thread ive seen in a LONG time!

good to see that a noob can finally come here, ask for help and not get made fun of because of how they worded their question.

I intend to spend most of my forum time in the tech sections from now on, just for that reason. I have had my share of rudeness to people and I am done with it..

reible82nd
02-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Cool man, thanks for the tips!! Any advice on good sound deadening? I'm on a budget but will look for some if it will help.

reible82nd
02-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Can I do anything to improve the sound for the rear speakers (mounted on rear deck / open to trunk)?

SicAudio
02-01-2011, 11:35 AM
you can use 1/4" or 3/16" MDF but any audio grade sound mat will work.

I do not recommend using the hardware store stuff. it never loses it's "smell" lol

get w/e is cheap! ( mdf will be the cheapest option and will make a huge difference vs nothing at all )

reible82nd
02-01-2011, 11:43 AM
Cool, thanks a lot for your help man.

SicAudio
02-01-2011, 11:52 AM
np :)

GL

post a review of them when you get em in and let us know how you liked em :)

reible82nd
02-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Sounds good man, I'll make sure to do that. I actually plan on taking pics of my install when it's done and posting them on here as well. I was thinking about your reply for sound deadening, were you talking about mounting the speakers to some mdf and then mounting them in the doors / rear deck? I know it's a stupid question, I've just never actually done that before.

SicAudio
02-01-2011, 01:54 PM
yup
they are called baffles and make a huge difference

back in the old days we didn't have Dynamat lol

reible82nd
02-01-2011, 01:56 PM
Man, that seems easy enough, I'll definitely do that!

SicAudio
02-01-2011, 02:05 PM
for about $10 you can get a 2'x4' or 4'x4' sheet of 1/4" at HD or Lowes ;)