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Iceren
08-11-2012, 01:00 AM
Alright so here is my dilemma... I received a $200 gift card to SonicElectronix for my birthday. I currently badly need to replace the stock speakers in my doors, but I donít really want to invest that much in them, because the car just really isnít worth it. I also really would like to replace my head unit, currently I have an older Sony Xplod that came with the car that Iíve tolerated up to this point, but I would like to get something with iPod/USB connectivity, decent EQ, etc.

So far Iíve been looking at expanding the budget slightly, so I could get something like the Kenwood KIV-701 and a pair of Alpine Type-E 6.5ís.

Mainly Iím looking for something to tide me over till I get out of college and actually afford the cars, which currently, I daydream about someday owning.

Ps. I saw a JVC KD-X80BT which was similar to the Kenwood in regards to rear usb, Bluetooth, and lack of a CD player (which in turn leaves my car less cluttered.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Edit: Well, seeing how I am unable to post links this could be a little tedious, but I appreciate anyone who is willing to have read this and offer advice, thanks!

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:10 AM
Would need to know what kind of vehicle you have, and what is your MAXIMUM Budget

Iceren
08-11-2012, 01:17 AM
I currently have a 2000 honda civic, I don't really want to spend over $250.

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:23 AM
Daily Deal - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/daily-deal/?affiliate=DailyDeal)
On sale right now

Iceren
08-11-2012, 01:31 AM
The sony doesn't have usb, therefore leaving me little better of than I currently am, with aux in and bluetooth..but no usb

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:31 AM
Precision Power PPI A2.65C 6-1/2" 2-Way Component Speaker System (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_24362_Precision-Power-PPI-A2.65C.html)
You can use these as a component set or coaxial

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:35 AM
Sorry ..Ill look some more..Thought it was since it said Ipod /Iphone ready, and needing to buy/optional was a USB-Ipod/Iphone cable

Iceren
08-11-2012, 01:36 AM
The specs on the precision powers recommend 130 watts rms per side, I am planning on running the 6.5's off of the head unit for the forseeable future. Any recommend the polk db651's?

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:36 AM
Sony CDX-GT660UP (CDXGT660UP) In-Dash CD/MP3/AAC Receiver w/ USB (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_40309_Sony-CDX-GT660UP.html)
I had this unit in my last car, and was great

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:38 AM
I have a set of those polks, and they sound pretty darn good,especially running active with a cap/bass blocker,they get pretty loud, and clean,Good speakers

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:42 AM
My little brother has those PPI speakers and they sound fantastic to me,for the money,Yet, Infinity sound great, as well as JBLs.I did put a set of real Budget speakers in a coworkers truck and sounded great with an old school Alpine duo-b 3525 amp,and were surprisingly clean and loud,even off the hu i was impressed..Hifonics Zuess 6.5 components

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:47 AM
Infinity Kappa 652.9i (6529I) 6-1/2" / 6-3/4" 2-way Kappa Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13454_Infinity-Kappa-652.9i.html)
These sound great too for the money,

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:51 AM
JBL P662 6-1/2" 2-way Power Series Speakers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_12266_JBL-P662.html)
The price have gone up on these since Ive last bought around June last year

Iceren
08-11-2012, 01:51 AM
I don't particularly care for the Kappa's metal tweeter, its a little harsh for my liking. Also, I'd really rather stay with coax's because of convience of install. I don't intentionally keep trying to be obstinate, truly, lol.

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:53 AM
Hifonics ZRX6.5C (zrx6.5c) 6-1/2 ZRX Series Component System (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_44476_Hifonics-ZRX6.5C.html)
These were the real budget set that sounded good for cheap

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:54 AM
The Polks are gonna be the way to go, within your budget,and the JBL if you can spare the extra.Thus my opinion.

Iceren
08-11-2012, 01:56 AM
Any thoughts on the Powerbass 2XL's?

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:56 AM
I bought some Massive VK6 I believe they were, that a few said were fantastic speakers,and I bought to try out,and put 30rms of power on them, and they lasted about 2 weeks..I myself wouldnt buy any Massive products.

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 01:58 AM
Any thoughts on the Powerbass 2XL's?

Dont believe Ive ever heard those before in action before

Iceren
08-11-2012, 01:59 AM
Didn't realize that Powerbass/Massive Audio were one and the same. I think the JBL's are a little out of the price range that I want to spend and still be able to afford a good head unit, so it will probabl fall back to the Polks'

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 02:00 AM
Image Dynamics CTX-65 (CTX 65) 6.5" 2-Way CTX Coaxial Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22335_Image-Dynamics-CTX-65.html)
I have heard alot of good from these,but have not heard for myself in action

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 02:04 AM
I just pulled out a set of the DB 651 from the front in my Chevy Truck, and put in some CDT Briaxl 6.5,and Polk MM 100rms old school 5.25 woofers, and CDT 1in tweets running @2ohms @ 140rms per side..kept up with 4-1k tens,and did a great job on the mids,with a bass cap

Iceren
08-11-2012, 02:04 AM
Not sure about the Powerbass, they seem to have a decent cone, pivoting silk tweeter, but low sensitivity (which is a little iffy).

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 02:12 AM
Shop CDT Audio - COX-622 (http://cdtaudio.com/shop/viewitem.php?productid=12)
I really like the sound that CDT have..thes are refurbs, and at a decent price, I just had a scratch on mine on one tweet,barely noticable

Iceren
08-11-2012, 02:24 AM
I've been wanting some CDT's for a long time after hearing my friend's component set. Although, I think for now I will just grab a pair of the Polks and possibly the kenwood kdc-448u

audiobaun
08-11-2012, 02:29 AM
Cant go wrong with the polks..Ive had a few Kenwood HU,and JVC,and never enjoyed them..seem to have never lasted for me.Always had fading issues,buttons going out ect.Never had an issue with that sony hu..I currently use Eclipse CD8455,and CD3000,Clarions are not too bad either.Havent had a Pioneer since the early 90s when they were Supertuners,and looking at the PRS80s