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akillj
01-28-2013, 10:58 PM
I got a $300 best buy credit.. I'd like to spend something on my vehicle. Since best buy doesn't carry much of what im looking for, i'm thinking of buying my component set through them. How do the Alpine Type R's sound? I'm planning to put them in a 2000 expedition, which uses 6x8's but I could just get an adapter from crutchfield or something to compensate for the size. Thoughts?

Alpine Type R 612" 2Way Component Car Speakers with Hybrid Fiber Cones Pair SPR-60C - Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Alpine+-+Type+R+6-1/2%22+2-Way+Component+Car+Speakers+with+Hybrid+Fiber+Cones +(Pair)/2293046.p?id=1218318856003&skuId=2293046)

rebelfromva
01-28-2013, 10:59 PM
Spend it on some easy to sell electronic. Flip it for cash and buy some better comps.

akillj
01-28-2013, 11:01 PM
What would be a better choice for the money? If I decide to flip it for cash

rebelfromva
01-28-2013, 11:04 PM
200-300 could get you a nice component set. You could even sell the gift card in Craigslist or something of that nature. Depending on how much ya get, the recommendations could vary.

akillj
01-28-2013, 11:17 PM
Interesting. Could you give me some recommendations on a component set in the 200-275 dollar range? I want them to be able to at least somewhat keep up with an AQ HDC3 18". (if possible)

BlueMagic12
01-29-2013, 07:58 AM
PHD md series 6.5 components
CDT es i think are 299
HAT are 299

akillj
01-30-2013, 01:37 AM
Could you post links? I looked at some CDT ES series stuff.. only found component sets $500+

I realize I made a minor mistake.. I have to go with something 6" or smaller, because the hole is 6x8, so 6 1/2's won't fit. I'm not much into modding the panels, so i'd like to just drop them in. (with or without an adapter). I'd be willing to spend a bit more, if it's worth it.. So we'll say the budget is ~$400.

av83
01-30-2013, 01:48 AM
Could you post links? I looked at some CDT ES series stuff.. only found component sets $500+

I realize I made a minor mistake.. I have to go with something 6" or smaller, because the hole is 6x8, so 6 1/2's won't fit. I'm not much into modding the panels, so i'd like to just drop them in. (with or without an adapter). I'd be willing to spend a bit more, if it's worth it.. So we'll say the budget is ~$400.

you can fit a 6.5 in a 6x8 opening pretty easily.

MutantDreams
01-30-2013, 01:50 AM
I might be interested in buying the gift card if you are willing to sell

av83
01-30-2013, 01:51 AM
Speaker Adapter Brackets at Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i171_speaker-adapter-brackets.html)

av83
01-30-2013, 01:52 AM
Spend it on some easy to sell electronic. Flip it for cash and buy some better comps.

I saw a PayPal ad fir cashing in gift cards. Idk how much return you get off it tho.

MutantDreams
01-30-2013, 01:57 AM
Or you can try eBay, usually you can get .85 on the dollar

tanpatnode
01-30-2013, 01:59 AM
It would also come down to what you're powering them with. I had just did an all Type-R install and I think it sounds pretty good. I definitely think the 5x9's sound worlds ahead of the 6 1/2's actually to the point where I would recommend the for the money. The guys on here are right though, lots of better options! Best of luck to you!

av83
01-30-2013, 02:29 AM
It would also come down to what you're powering them with. I had just did an all Type-R install and I think it sounds pretty good. I definitely think the 5x9's sound worlds ahead of the 6 1/2's actually to the point where I would recommend the for the money. The guys on here are right though, lots of better options! Best of luck to you!

Components, not coaxial. And for $300 there are much better options.

TitoThePirate
01-30-2013, 02:47 AM
alpine type r's are great speakers, i've installed more than my fair share of them, both on stock headunit power and amp'd up. great tiny motor for those small places, small depth, overall good sound. 0.02$.

zako
01-30-2013, 03:47 AM
The neodymium motor midrange may sound fine, but one thing I read in many reviews is that SPR-60C tweeters are not very good. In the end, it's hard to think what else to get at Best Buy. Can they hook you up with a set of Polk Audio MM6501 components? These are not without flaws, but they're considered pretty good.

zako
01-30-2013, 03:49 AM
Components, not coaxial. And for $300 there are much better options.

Probably not at BestBuy prices. And last time I was there, all I saw were some lower end Alpine, Polk, Kicker, Kenwood and may be a sony on the speaker board..

akillj
01-30-2013, 07:22 PM
you can fit a 6.5 in a 6x8 opening pretty easily.

I see there are adapters for that actually now, thank you for pointing that out. Can anyone post links as to what I should be looking at? All I found last night was some of the CDT ES series stuff, but for $500+. I don't think i'm going to go with the Type R's. I plan to spend no more than $400 on them