View Full Version : Do these Coaxial Speakers look decent for my daily driver?

01-31-2012, 03:16 AM
Well I have a daily driver that has a couple blown factory speakers in it.
The car all factory speakers in it now.
I plan on just replacing the speakers with Coaxial speakers because they are cheaper and this car is just a beater.
The car takes 5.25 speakers in all the door and back hatch.
The speakers I came across are SoundStorm LS52 .
I will be powering the speakers off the Head unit itself.
The headunit is a Kenwood KDC-138.
I could order 2 pairs of them for $28 shipped.
So that will do all 4 doors.
I am sure they will be better then my blown factory speakers but I just want some peoples opinions.
The car by the way is a 1993 Dodge Shadow ES.

SoundStorm LS52
Poly-coated paper cone
Santoprene surround
High temperature aluminum voice coil
Mylar dome tweeter
Peak power handling: 250W
Magnet structure: 25 Oz.
Efficiency: 90dB (1 Watt/1 Meter)
Impedance: 4 ohm
Frequency response: 85Hz-20kHz
Mounting depth: 1-15/16"

Car speakers are usually sold as a pair unless otherwise noted.
UPC: 791489000000
Weight: 3.42

Well thanks for all your advice in advance.

01-31-2012, 03:20 AM
I forgot to add the link to the speakers:

SoundStorm LS52 Full Range Car Speakers at Onlinecarstereo.com (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_25611_SoundStorm_LS52.aspx)

01-31-2012, 03:30 AM
Absolutely not. That is one of the last companies I would reccomend even on a homemade bicycle system (which I've seen first-hand).

Do yourself a favor and try Cadence. They're budget friendly and wont sound worse than the factory's did. Promise.

01-31-2012, 03:52 AM
I wouldn't bother with 'em. Like said above, Cadence makes some good budget speakers. I'd look to spend at least $40 a piece. Maybe around $200 for a couple pairs. I know it seems silly and it seems like a lot, but it's a solid investment. You say the car is just a beater, but you can always take the speakers out and put them in your new car, that's the beauty. Treat the speakers well, and buy a decent pair, they can last over a decade.
Here's some cheap Cadence ones....
Cadence Acoustics Flash Series FS5525, 5.25 (http://www.bestaudiodeals.com/Cadence-Flash-FS5525.html)
Cadence Acoustics ZRS Series ZRS-55s, 5.25" Two-Wat 100 Watt Super Slim Speaker System (http://www.bestaudiodeals.com/Cadence-ZRS-ZRS55S.html)
Cadence Acoustics ZRS Series ZRS-55, 5.25" Two-Way 180 Watt Speaker System (http://www.bestaudiodeals.com/Cadence-ZRS-ZRS55.html)
Also, if your car does have a stock tweeter location, a pair of components can be had at a good price that would sound great.
Here are some other lower-level options. You're not gonna have much low-end output with cheaper speakers, especially with coaxes, so most don't play very much below 60hz.
JBL GTO528 5-1/4" Grand Touring Series 2-way Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_17731_JBL-GTO528-GTO-528.html)
DLS Performance Classic 225 5-1/4" 2-Way Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_10500_DLS-Classic-225.html)
DLS Classic 125 5-1/4" Performance Series Coaxial Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_34676_DLS-Classic-125.html)

Bettr n' Revrse
01-31-2012, 03:56 AM
Yep ^^^