View Full Version : What are some good 6x8 speakers?

09-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Im slowly but surely upgrading my 2002 ford ranger's system, I just replaced the head unit with a new one, and now I need to get some speakers. Any reccomendations? I need four 6x8s!

09-25-2012, 05:25 PM
make plates and use 6.5 components,they'll sound better

09-25-2012, 05:28 PM
make plates and use 6.5 components,they'll sound better

How do you make plates?

09-25-2012, 05:28 PM
make plates and use 6.5 components,they'll sound better
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09-25-2012, 05:35 PM
1/4 inch mdf or birch ply ,use cardboard to mak a pattern where the 6x8 speakers are ,cut,paint and mount .ii can make you some for a price plus shipping

09-25-2012, 05:44 PM
How much?

09-25-2012, 10:45 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Scosche+-+Convertible+Speaker+Adapter+%282-Pack%29/7199239.p;jsessionid=884DD3A8CBCA5D867BC3DD79264E2 740.bbolsp-app02-70?id=1218019629620&skuId=7199239&st=7199239&cp=1&lp=1

09-26-2012, 04:52 AM
With the oval speaker, you get a bit more cone area, so a tiny bit more sensitivity, and you don't need to make any mounting baffles. Unfortunately, the selection of 5x7/6x8 speakers is poor. Nonetheless, there are 2-3 options that are worth looking at. First, JL Audio C5-570 are certainly not bad. You can also try the C3-570. There exist a coaxial only version of these too. Next, there is the Image Dynamics XS-57. Finally, if you need a good coaxial speaker, Hybrid Audio Mirus 5x7 speaker is supposed to be good.

09-26-2012, 11:40 PM
I am a fan of infinity.....and have had ford trucks for years. For the money, kappas can't be beat. However, there is a fine line on making them sound good....

1. Good clean power (a little more than the rms rating).
2. Proper adjustments....takes a while to get em tuned in.

I have walked away from mine, came back and had to readjust.,...(eq.,xovers, whatever the adjustments your HU has). After a little playing around.....they sound good and I leave it alone.
I have used components as well as coaxial....will be trying out 2 kappa 120.9w soon.

Right now, I have good sound coming from kappas : 2 682.9s in the front doors and 2 42.9s high in the rear pillars of an 03 F350....the stock 6x8 holes in the back are useless (they play behind the back seat). They are powered by a Polk MOMO 400.4.....100x4 @ 2 ohms.

So, long story short...... great budget choice...... should be Infinity kappas for 6x8 coax. or components. You can even use a plate (mylows idea) and go with the infinity 6.5 components if you want to.