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ledvedder
11-02-2012, 07:18 PM
I'd like to upgrade the factory speakers in my Dodge Caravan. I'm not looking to spend crazy amounts of money. I just purchased a Clarion CZ702 head unit for it. Crutchfield says my van takes 5 1/4 in the dash, 6 1/2 in the front doors, and 6x9 in the back. They've recommended Pioneer speakers. I'm just looking for some recommendations on some mid-level, good sounding speakers.

ledvedder
11-06-2012, 01:38 PM
What about these, Pioneer TS-A1604C 6-3/4" component speaker system — also fits many 6-1/2" openings at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130TSA1604/Pioneer-TS-A1604C.html?tp=106?)

naughtyca
11-06-2012, 01:44 PM
are you putting an amp on these speakers or just running off straight the HU?

ledvedder
11-06-2012, 01:54 PM
Just off the head unit for now. Maybe I'll add an amp in the future, when I figure out where to put it and have the $$$ for one.

Falcons
11-06-2012, 02:05 PM
better to do it right the first time and save yourself some money. i'd look into hertz, cdt, or focal if your looking to run passive, which you are.

naughtyca
11-06-2012, 02:08 PM
if you want some very inexpensive ones, go to parts express sometimes they have some buy outs that are close to nothing in price.

Moler1129
11-06-2012, 02:09 PM
Go with some crecendo 6.5s.. 32 shipped each.. Best sounding 6.5s!

ledvedder
11-06-2012, 02:20 PM
I have a Clarion cz702 head unit, which I believe is active.

ledvedder
11-06-2012, 02:41 PM
Go with some crecendo 6.5s.. 32 shipped each.. Best sounding 6.5s!

An what about the tweeters? Would I also need crossovers?

Moler1129
11-07-2012, 10:17 AM
An what about the tweeters? Would I also need crossovers?

If your wanting tweets, get the sundown audio 6.5 component set.. Very good speakers! You can get it on sundownonly.com, sound solution audio store. What amp will you be using on these?

ledvedder
11-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Well, initially, I wasn't planning on amping. I was just looking for some good speaker recommendations within my budget. I'm not looking to win any competitions, I just want to have a decent, clear, full and crisp sound in my van. I don't need the windows shaking when I'm driving down the street.

ledvedder
11-07-2012, 11:36 AM
I originally started out with a recommendation from Crutchfield for 3 sets of Pioneer coaxials for the rear, front door, and dash. But, I figured why not ask for opinions here. Perhaps there are better options for around the same price.

sjv13
11-07-2012, 11:05 PM
Well, initially, I wasn't planning on amping. I was just looking for some good speaker recommendations within my budget. I'm not looking to win any competitions, I just want to have a decent, clear, full and crisp sound in my van. I don't need the windows shaking when I'm driving down the street.

Your factory speakers are designed to run off the mediocre factory head unit power. Aftermarket speakers are designed to run off amps. They will run fine off of HU power, but they will be quieter than stock, because they have more/better material to move/more magnetic force to overcome. An amp will also improve the clarity and sound quality of the music. More power = less distortion and clipping = better sound.

ledvedder
11-07-2012, 11:22 PM
I ended up getting JBL GTO608C components for the front. I'm gonna stick with the factory speakers in the rear for now. Now I just need to find a decent amp around $100.