View Full Version : My first aftermarket speakers.. Need help

03-03-2013, 05:53 PM
So here's the deal guys. I've got one blown 6x9 in the back of my sonata, and I can't stand it. I've been doing some research and finally decided to upgrade my speakers. I plan on getting the JBL GTO638 (6.5" for the front doors and the JBL GTO938 (6x9 for the back). I have an aftermarket head unit (nothing special though).

Now for my question(s)!:
•does anybody have and remarks about these speakers?
•what's a pretty good head unit for around [or less] than $250 that is satellite radio ready?
•how hard is it to install aftermarket speakers in a 2000 Hyundai Sonata?
•is an amp necessary to power these speakers, and if so what should I look for?

Thanks for the replies and sorry for my ignorance when it comes to audio systems!

03-03-2013, 07:56 PM
Yeah you will need an amp, those speakers are 2ohms and I've yet to see a hu that is 2ohm stable. I'm currently using the jbl gto608 comp set and i like them, but then again i have nothing to compare them to

03-03-2013, 08:02 PM
budget ,goals for the system , and what do you need in a new deck ? i can help

03-03-2013, 09:43 PM
What specifications should I look for in an amp? I shouldn't need a super expensive once since they aren't subs, right?

03-03-2013, 09:46 PM
Budget (not counting speakers already bought) $500-$700. I want to get subs sometime in the future.

As for the head unit, the only MUST HAVE is satellite capable and iPod compatible because the radio *****. Everything else is just an extra

03-04-2013, 05:44 PM