View Full Version : Need Some Advice on first ever aftermarket speakers

12-28-2013, 05:24 AM
So I have an old 98 nissan maxima that has three of the four speakers blown out and its driving me crazy. I'm a college student so the budget is rather tight. From what I can find around the internet my car has 4 6.5 inch speakers (some places say 6.75 inch but more say 6.5). I'm trying to get the best bang for my buck, preferably all four speakers under $75 total. I have picked out a few and was wondering what you guys would suggest. I dont have the budget or time to get a sub and install it so hopefully I can get decent bass response. I realize that coaxials aren't built for bass but I would like to know that the bass is there. I have narrowed it down to a few choices but if you guys have any more ideas I'd love some help here.

Amazon.com: Rockford Fosgate Prime R1653 6.5-Inch Full Range 3 Way Speakers (Pair): Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosgate-R1653-6-5-Inch-Speakers/dp/B001P804SO/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_21)
Amazon.com: Kenwood KFC1694PS 6-1/2-Inch 3-Way Car Speakers (Set of 2): Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KFC1694PS-2-Inch-3-Way-Speakers/dp/B007C7ZUD6/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_2)
Amazon.com: Pioneer - TS-G1644R - Full Range Car Speakers: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-TS-G1644R-Full-Range-Speakers/dp/B005GINKRQ/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_11)
Amazon.com: Kicker DS65 6.5" Coax Speakers (Pair): Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Kicker-DS65-Coax-Speakers-Pair/dp/B004K4VSCG/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_4)

I'm kind of leaning towards the kickers based on what I've read review wise but I'm completely new to car audio. Also as a side note I still just have my stock head unit but am thinking it would be worth it to get a new head unit while I'm at it because the one in the car has a broken lcd which is a pain in the butt. I'm thinking I'll be picking one of these (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_42330_JVC-KD-R330.html?SearchClickout%5Bquery_id%5D=13955507&SearchClickout%5BIgnore%5D=1) up for that while BestBuy has them on sale for $39.99

12-28-2013, 03:12 PM
For 75 bucks, it doesn't matter what you buy, everything is going to perform the same, shity...
At this price point and your intentions for the system, just go with your gut.

12-28-2013, 05:55 PM
Ok, so pretty much whatever is cheapest will work? I know that the budget is rather tight but there aren't any speakers you'd prefer over the others?

12-29-2013, 12:35 AM
If anyone else could chime in with your opinion I would appreciate it. Based on calebkhill's reply I'm now considering these (http://www.3kings.com/Planet-TQ622-SPEAKERS-AUDIO-SPEAKER/dp/B002QUZHW8) since they are under $20 a pair and have decent reviews.

12-29-2013, 01:02 AM
If i was you, i would forget rear speakers, go with a component set, a piece together a set from parts express or madi sound, could probably put together a good set for less than 100$

12-29-2013, 08:32 PM
Not that anyone cares, I ended up picking up two pairs of these speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_25419_Planet-Audio-TQ622.html?SearchClickout%5Bquery_id%5D=14260286&SearchClickout%5BIgnore%5D=1) and this head unit (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_42340_Kenwood-KDC-152.html) for a total of like $110 including mounting brackets, harnesses, and butt connectors to install them. I know they are sh*tty, but they will do on my minimalist budget and will be better than three blown speakers and a radio with busted lcd screen. If anyone is interested to hear how the install goes and sound quality seems to me I can give an update if you reply to this post.