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Ben Case
05-05-2011, 02:49 AM
I need something that will sound good with my 15" Fi Q in the trunk of my Buick Park Avenue. The mid range speakers are 5-1/4". I'd like to keep it between $200-300, but if it's over that I guess I can live. I don't mind spending money on speakers/amps as long as they are good quality, because I can always just put them in my new car or whatever if I ever get one.

I haven't been keeping up on car audio much, so I'm just looking for some suggestions on what would sound good in my price range.

Thanks for your time.

EDIT: If it matters, I have a Alpine iDA-x300 headunit.

dot8905
05-05-2011, 08:27 PM
I have a 2000 park avenue and I just picked up a pair of hybrid audio imagines I'll let you know how they are when I get them in, should be this weekend. I have cadence speakers in it now and they get plenty loud but the tweeters are harsh

Slayerx
05-05-2011, 08:38 PM
The HAT imagines are great for the price, and are continually becoming more popular. But remember, the speaker is only half the battle, the quality of the install will have alot to do with how it's going to sound.
I'm also a big fan of JL C-5 speakers. You should be able to find the comps for around $300ish last I checked

Bettr n' Revrse
05-05-2011, 08:40 PM
I have some massive ck's and vks and an alpine 4ch if your interested...

Ben Case
05-05-2011, 08:59 PM
The HAT imagines are great for the price, and are continually becoming more popular. But remember, the speaker is only half the battle, the quality of the install will have alot to do with how it's going to sound.
I'm also a big fan of JL C-5 speakers. You should be able to find the comps for around $300ish last I checked

I've never really done a speaker install before. What are the main factors in these types of installs?

DDtC
05-05-2011, 09:03 PM
Hertz esk
biggest factor,the sound deadening.

PHD - USA
05-05-2011, 09:15 PM
Hybrid Audio Imagines out performed anything in the Hertz lineup that was even remotely in the same price range. Just my $0.02 and this guy http://www.caraudio.com/forums/subwoofer-speaker-reviews/461810-hybrid-audio-techologies-new-imagine-i61-2-review.html

Ben Case
05-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Hybrid Audio Imagines out performed anything in the Hertz lineup that was even remotely in the same price range. Just my $0.02 and this guy http://www.caraudio.com/forums/subwoofer-speaker-reviews/461810-hybrid-audio-techologies-new-imagine-i61-2-review.html

I looked into these and these look like a pretty good deal. What would be a good amp to pair with them?

Slayerx
05-05-2011, 10:57 PM
I've never really done a speaker install before. What are the main factors in these types of installs?

Sound deadening, good solid mounting, as in no flimsy factory plastic brackets, location and direction of mid-woofer and tweets


I looked into these and these look like a pretty good deal. What would be a good amp to pair with them?

Depends on your budget really.

PHD - USA
05-06-2011, 12:06 AM
buy the amp I have for them right now lol I have a nice old school Sony Mobile ES 4 channel on them and they sound amazing. I am just wanting to go active.

Ben Case
05-06-2011, 02:21 AM
Sound deadening, good solid mounting, as in no flimsy factory plastic brackets, location and direction of mid-woofer and tweets



Depends on your budget really.


****, looks like I'm going to be getting my head into more then expected. Hahaha.

AT MOST I want to spend like, 400 dollars for everything.
I'm guessing sound deadening and wiring is going to be a good 100-200 just in itself. ****.
Maybe I need to start selling drugs.

Bettr n' Revrse
05-06-2011, 02:23 AM
Ive got wiring as well...

subzero
05-06-2011, 02:24 AM
i doubt 5 1/4 speakers can keep up with the 15. You probably should try to put larger drivers in the front.

Bettr n' Revrse
05-06-2011, 02:26 AM
i doubt 5 1/4 speakers can keep up with the 15. You probably should try to put larger drivers in the front.

Which mine are!

Ya I need this stuff gone cant you tell

subzero
05-06-2011, 02:32 AM
Which mine are!

Ya I need this stuff gone cant you tell

did you try to post on DIYMA, CACO, SSA, SMD,....