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Red Dragon
07-21-2013, 03:06 PM
I got a 1999 Nissan Altima. I'm wanting to replace the stock stereo and speakers with new ones. I'm looking to get really good sound quality. I'm planning on installing some amps later in the future but for now I'm going to replace the head unit and speakers. Also the stock radio is double din so it can be ether single and double din. The features I want are HD Radio and changeable colors. I also want to be about to play songs on my iPod touch. I want a good brand and I've heard that kenwood's are good. I'm thinking about the BT852HD, I like that it has a 3 line display but I've heard that the controls on it are hard to use so I'm also looking at the HD455U or the excelon X596. It's a little out of my price range but I do like the features that the BT955HD has but I have the same question as with the BT852HD, how are the controls? I'm also willing to look at other good brands. I'm also looking for some good speakers. I've been told that the infinity reference speakers are good but I have a question the RMS power of the stereo is 22 and the rms power of the Infinity Reference 6032cf speakers is 60 RMS. Will this mean that it will sound weak because the stereo doesn't have the power to drive the speakers or will it sound fine?

Here are some pictures of the current stock speakers
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tat2bass
07-21-2013, 03:52 PM
If you are going to upgrade your speakers, them get an amp for them. You can find cheap and decent 50watt 4 channel or 2 channel amps for less than $100 easily.

trumpet
07-21-2013, 06:51 PM
Anything will sound better than those speakers if they all are blown like that one. The Infinity Reference speakers will play fine off head unit power. They will sound better with a separate amplifier.

A double DIN will look better, in my opinion. I hate seeing a big ugly pocket under a single DIN when the factory opening fits a double DIN perfectly.

Red Dragon
07-21-2013, 10:15 PM
I'm going to put a amp in later on because I'm going to have to run wires and stuff for now I'm just replacing the Head Unit and speakers. I know a double din would look better but there aren't that many that are affordable and I like the kenwoods. So Infinity Reference will sound fine or would it be better to get some speakers that are lower rms. what other speakers would you recommend?

Red Dragon
08-02-2013, 01:08 AM
I was looking at a pair of Memphis speakers for a $100 but that's a bit high for me. what 6.5 speakers do you guys recommend for not a lot of money that have good sound and bass.

Red Dragon
08-16-2013, 10:27 PM
Well I'm thinking of ether the Sony XS-GT1638F or the Pioneer TS-G1644R

FamousMassacre
08-16-2013, 10:28 PM
Underpowered speakers sound like crap, mine were all distorted until I amped them.

des343
08-16-2013, 10:53 PM
whats the budget your looking at?

and i would suggest an amp if you are going aftermarket but at the same time depends on your goals and your budget

des343
08-16-2013, 10:54 PM
Underpowered speakers sound like crap, mine were all distorted until I amped them.

underpowering does not sound like "crap" that happens when you are asking too much of the Head Unit and it is starting to distort.

Red Dragon
08-16-2013, 11:34 PM
under $300 and I got another question. Can I see what is playing on HD radio on my iphone when i connect it to my kenwood x497 so it's easier to read?

EnemyxXxGhost
03-19-2014, 09:45 PM
I got a 1999 Nissan Altima. I'm wanting to replace the stock stereo and speakers with new ones. I'm looking to get really good sound quality. I'm planning on installing some amps later in the future but for now I'm going to replace the head unit and speakers. Also the stock radio is double din so it can be ether single and double din. The features I want are HD Radio and changeable colors. I also want to be about to play songs on my iPod touch. I want a good brand and I've heard that kenwood's are good. I'm thinking about the BT852HD, I like that it has a 3 line display but I've heard that the controls on it are hard to use so I'm also looking at the HD455U or the excelon X596. It's a little out of my price range but I do like the features that the BT955HD has but I have the same question as with the BT852HD, how are the controls? I'm also willing to look at other good brands. I'm also looking for some good speakers. I've been told that the infinity reference speakers are good but I have a question the RMS power of the stereo is 22 and the rms power of the Infinity Reference 6032cf speakers is 60 RMS. Will this mean that it will sound weak because the stereo doesn't have the power to drive the speakers or will it sound fine?

Here are some pictures of the current stock speakers
265437552654375626543757

Im sure you have a HU by now, but wanted to tell you the HD455U is very nice indeed :)

Red Dragon
03-19-2014, 09:51 PM
well I got the x497 which is the upgraded version of the HD455U