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Kurama
01-09-2012, 10:12 PM
So, the door speakers in my 03 avalon are starting to sound bad, so i'm looking to replace them.

At the moment i'm looking at Sony Xplod XS-GTX1640 (leaning towards these) and the XS-GTX1641 (couldn't post a link apparently)

I'd also be open to any other suggestions.

audiobaun
01-09-2012, 10:16 PM
Take a look at some Infinity Kappas.They sound Great..In my opinion,JBL,Polk,even Kickers would sound much better than those sony speakers.Hifonics Zues 6.5 blew me away for how inexpensive they are.Sounded great!

Kurama
01-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Take a look at some Infinity Kappas.They sound Great..In my opinion,JBL,Polk,even Kickers would sound much better than those sony speakers.Hifonics Zues 6.5 blew me away for how inexpensive they are.Sounded great!

I read that those Hifonics speakers you mentioned don't sound very good.

Flipx99
01-09-2012, 10:33 PM
Is that you kusama?

Kurama
01-09-2012, 10:34 PM
Is that you kusama?

Who? lol.. I've never been on these forums before today. Someone from another site recommended it for me.

audiobaun
01-09-2012, 10:34 PM
I read that those Hifonics speakers you mentioned don't sound very good.

Well, I put a pair on an old school Alpine 3522 Duo_b 2ch. amplifier with bass blockers, and they SCREAMED/and Sounded pretty CLEAN to me.?????I felt like My nephew got his $49 worth, and some.Whats your budget, and are you going to use an amplifier? If so,How many watts rms per ch?Or are you just going straight HU power by using Stock or Aftermarket??

audiobaun
01-09-2012, 10:37 PM
The Infinity Kappas, are some really great sounding speakers in my opinion.Cant go wrong with them, I believe.:D

Kurama
01-09-2012, 10:42 PM
Well, I put a pair on an old school Alpine 3522 Duo_b 2ch. amplifier with bass blockers, and they SCREAMED/and Sounded pretty CLEAN to me.?????I felt like My nephew got his $49 worth, and some.Whats your budget, and are you going to use an amplifier? If so,How many watts rms per ch?Or are you just going straight HU power by using Stock or Aftermarket??

I'm trying to keep it relatively cheap. I'm really just trying to replace the 2 front speakers for under $100, but if i can do it around $50, i'm going to replace the back speakers as well.

The car was bought new with a JBL audio system (so it's upgraded stock??) but I'm not planning on using an amplifier (or buying one)

audiobaun
01-09-2012, 10:55 PM
You may be able to find a good set of Kappas on E-bay.I say Kappas, because myself Ive used with and without an amp, and those speakers sounded great regardless of having an amplifier or not.You should be able to find a set for under your price range with free shipping as well.Im thinking that you have the 6.5 sized speakers in the doors/kick panels, and a tweeter just at the pillar, or front of the door.There should be a component set also for that price, or just under.I was looking at them not long ago..Or the Infinity 6030CS 6 1/2 540 watt max-90 rms per side for $98.15 with free shipping, and a 2yr warranty @ techronics-store on ebay

BnGRacing
01-09-2012, 11:19 PM
The Infinity Kappas, are some really great sounding speakers in my opinion.Cant go wrong with them, I believe.:D

Infinity speakers, both home & car, are a love it or hate it speaker. To me, I think they're terribly bright and sound nasal. To others, they think they sound 'clean' and/or 'crisp'.

Give 'em a listen before you hand over the cash.

audiobaun
01-09-2012, 11:26 PM
:D
Infinity speakers, both home & car, are a love it or hate it speaker. To me, I think they're terribly bright and sound nasal. To others, they think they sound 'clean' and/or 'crisp'.

Give 'em a listen before you hand over the cash.

I have sir.Yet, evryone has an opinion as to what sounds good to them, and as for not being amplified, Ive enjoyed Infinity for my liking

audiobaun
01-09-2012, 11:29 PM
Infinity speakers, both home & car, are a love it or hate it speaker. To me, I think they're terribly bright and sound nasal. To others, they think they sound 'clean' and/or 'crisp'.

Give 'em a listen before you hand over the cash.

To the Thread..Op is asking for opinion of sony speakers he has chosen, or, for $100, or better at$50?? What do you recommend him for the budget?

BnGRacing
01-09-2012, 11:52 PM
:D

I have sir.Yet, evryone has an opinion as to what sounds good to them, and as for not being amplified, Ive enjoyed Infinity for my liking

Nothing wrong with that at all.

My recommendation to the OP is to go out and listen to a few sets. There's nothing worse than ordering something online b/c the 'specs' looked good to only be really let down by how they sound and the PITA it is to return them. There's nothing out there better than a demo.

Danometal
01-10-2012, 12:00 AM
I would steer clear of the Sonys, IMO. I have some older model Xplod 5.25s in my rear doors, and they just don't sound right. They are fine for rear fill, but I'm glad they're not up front. For HU power check out Kenwood's and Boston's lower powered offerings.

audiobaun
01-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Nothing wrong with that at all.

My recommendation to the OP is to go out and listen to a few sets. There's nothing worse than ordering something online b/c the 'specs' looked good to only be really let down by how they sound and the PITA it is to return them. There's nothing out there better than a demo.
Ill agree with that sir

Why So Cereal?
01-10-2012, 12:58 AM
check out the lower line Boston Acoustics. I just got my se65s in today for a project and they sound great! in a (temporarily) leaky sealed enclosure in my den, you could feel the bass in your feet from a good distance away. I was able to crank them up pretty darn loud and they still pounded some great midbass and help their composure in the midrange and highs. I'm considering running some in my car some kinda way.

heres a quick video I made of them. pushed by a cheap Planet Audio 2 channel that supposedly gives each speaker 50wrms. gain all the way down and volume is about 25% in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLFqGe_II44&context=C39d36f8ADOEgsToPDskKZpo0ZiaHF9w1i9K93tgRx
but I definitely agree that you should try and listen to some speakers before buying but this gives you something to look into.

Kurama
01-10-2012, 01:23 AM
Appreciate all the suggestions so far. I can't seem to find any sound shops in the nearby area unfortunately. I already took a look in the section here to find stores and didn't seem to have much luck (i'm in the dallas area).

What's with the low opinion of Sony? These speakers i mentioned got some great reviews on amazon, crutchfield, etc..

audiobaun
01-10-2012, 01:55 AM
Appreciate all the suggestions so far. I can't seem to find any sound shops in the nearby area unfortunately. I already took a look in the section here to find stores and didn't seem to have much luck (i'm in the dallas area).

What's with the low opinion of Sony? These speakers i mentioned got some great reviews on amazon, crutchfield, etc..
What part of Dallas are you in???Im all over Dallas/Ft worth daily, and can recommend a shop close to you?:eyebrow:

Danometal
01-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Check out Sonicelectronix and Audiosavings for great deals on speakers and such. I just got my 11th order in yesterday from Sonic, and last month I received my 9th order from Audiosavings. Most excellent webstores.

daboyfrumdabx
01-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Appreciate all the suggestions so far. I can't seem to find any sound shops in the nearby area unfortunately. I already took a look in the section here to find stores and didn't seem to have much luck (i'm in the dallas area).

What's with the low opinion of Sony? These speakers i mentioned got some great reviews on amazon, crutchfield, etc..

The problem is the people writing the reviews. People on sites like this either won't buy that stuff do to past experience or won't because they've heard others with past experience were disappointed in them and there are better options. So in essence, the people who do go on those sites and buy this kind of product, usually don't have anything to compare it to. Either that or they're comparing it blow out stock speakers. See what I'm saying? Reviews can be good and I will sometimes look at them. If reviews are incredibly low, I turn away. If reviews are amazing, I take a second to figure out why.

audiobaun
01-10-2012, 10:22 PM
Apparently you have a computer, and the internet as well.You should utilize your resources to locate a car audio shop near??/Or, I can recommend a couple that I go to every now and then.:search2:

Kurama
01-11-2012, 03:18 AM
What part of Dallas are you in???Im all over Dallas/Ft worth daily, and can recommend a shop close to you?:eyebrow:

I'm in garland. Only store i know about is car toys in rockwall.