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Drummer65
07-29-2012, 07:15 PM
Got a friend whose looking to change out her speakers. She wants to spend no more then $80 and will be running it off the power from the HU. They need to get fairly loud so I'm looking for some high efficiency speakers. Its for her 2003 Ford Focus so unfortunately the stock housings are 6x8's, I don't feel like making custom baffles to fit 6.5's or anything

Thought these Boston Acoustics looked okay

Boston Acoustics SE85 SE Series 5" x 7" 2-way Speakers (SE85) (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_36961_Boston-Acoustics-SE85.html)

Anyone else have any other recommendations

preferably speakers that have decent bass/midbass output

imp4pdabest
07-30-2012, 02:15 AM
Those Bostons are probably your best choice. Pioneer D series 6x8 are great, in that price range & will have much better midbass.

Drummer65
07-30-2012, 02:28 AM
Those Bostons are probably your best choice. Pioneer D series 6x8 are great, in that price range & will have much better midbass.

Yeah I was looking at the Pioneer D series, however the sensitivity on the pioneer's was 88dB while the Bostons were 92 dB. So I'm thinking the Bostons may get a little louder from just HU power.

imp4pdabest
07-30-2012, 07:27 AM
Yeah I was looking at the Pioneer D series, however the sensitivity on the pioneer's was 88dB while the Bostons were 92 dB. So I'm thinking the Bostons may get a little louder from just HU power.

I can't give an opinion of how they'll perform off HU power, but the Pioneers will handle more power than the Bostons if amped.

Bettr n' Revrse
07-30-2012, 08:20 AM
Check Massive and Cadence...

trumpet
07-30-2012, 10:36 AM
JBL GTO8628 (http://www.513electronics.com/store/car-audio/coaxials/jblcoax/jbl-gto8628-5-x-7-6-x-8-coaxial-loudspeaker/)for $99.95. They call these "True 4 Ohm", but they are 2 Ohm speakers that work on any head unit.