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4x4runner
02-22-2011, 04:24 PM
I am looking for the best budget speakers i can get for my moms car. She wants better sound than the factory bose system in a 02 audi s4. The front are 4" components, however i dound a diy it is fairly easy to put in 5 1/4/ the rears are 6 1/2 coax in the deck. I am going to bypass the factory system/amp all together and run new speaker wires to the hu. the hu is a alpine cda-105 .

So far i found the new mb quart discus series components and mb quart 6 1/2" coax in the rear. for about 100 shipped both sets. or the rockford fosgate prime 5 1/4" components and 6 1/2" . I also found the alpine type s 6 1/2" coax but alpine doesnt have a 5 1/4 type s component. I would be willing to mix and match sets for the best sound. would like speakers with decent midbass, probably not getting a sub. Would prefer a silk tweeter also. I realize my options are slim when just running hu power, is there anything else i should look at? trying to stay under $120 for both.

Slayerx
02-22-2011, 04:34 PM
I don't think it will sound any better than the factory bose system if you're not going to amp them, unless for whatever reason it's sounding like extreme crap somehow.

4x4runner
02-22-2011, 04:54 PM
well both rear speakers are blown however the front components sound decent besides higher volume. anoth component set i just found is the Pioneer TS-A1304C . they look ok , but have never used pioneer. I think with the aftermarket speakers and less midbass she will be more convinced to maybe add a 4 channel amp to run the components and bridge two channels to a small 10" sub to add the lower end back. She is against the subwoofer idea mainly because she hates my 18" solo x and my friends 2 18" btls lol , she relates a sub to that "noise" .

Bob Saget
02-22-2011, 05:15 PM
I'd do front components & a small 2-channel amp over 4 speakers off h/u power any day.

thevic24
02-22-2011, 05:20 PM
I'd do front components & a small 2-channel amp over 4 speakers off h/u power any day.
This and IMO Pioneer makes a good, cheapish comp that will sound good on factory hu power or amped.

4x4runner
02-22-2011, 05:56 PM
ok i talked with her and she will spend a little more on an amp. Still a small budget , looking for an amp but probably like the alpine mrp-f240? 40rmsx4 . i used to have one and was a good little amp. I have to do back speakers b/c they are blown, there is also 4" speakers in the rear door , but going to do without those. So i am thinking all speakers replaced amp fronts , hu on rear , and other 2 channels of amp on small sub. or just all 4 speakers amped and hope she is ok with the amount of midbass she gets?

thevic24
02-22-2011, 05:59 PM
Just about any small amp will be 10X better than HU power.

And try it with out the sub at first and you can always add one later.

4x4runner
02-22-2011, 10:04 PM
just got a 5 channel alpine mrp-f320 . old school v-power amp . does 40rmsx4 and 120 rms to sub . should be perfect for this. i am worried about the mb quart being too harsh with a titanium tweeter, is thre any cheaper set recommended with a silk tweeter?

4x4runner
02-23-2011, 02:21 AM
ok its all ordered and under $300 total. alpine cda 105 hu , alpine mrp-f320 5 channel amp. Mb quart discus 5 1/4 components , mb quart formula 6 1/2 coax. 4 gauge amp kit. tsunami 4 channel rca's, metra dash kit. I didn't bother with the expensive bose wire harness for the hu since all i will need to splice is power, switched, and ground. and with the 5th channel on the amp at 140rms can easily add a sub later on for under $100 and should be plenty of power to just add some low end to the music. i will post some pics of the install when it all arrives.

Bob Saget
02-23-2011, 02:25 AM
shoulda got these comps....... they're the german quarts, you got maxxsonics quarts...

MB Quart DSH-213 (dsh213) - 5-1/4" Component Systems - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13190_MB-Quart-DSH-213.html)

4x4runner
02-23-2011, 02:25 PM
those are the ones i purchased . they are made by maxxsonics, think you got mixed up