View Full Version : alpine 6.5"s and 6x9's

06-24-2004, 12:16 AM
ok i am thinking about buying both the 2 way alpine 6.5" (sps-170a)
and the 3way 6x9"s model (sps-690a)
I was wondering if these would be any good for the money? and
if you have them what do you think of them.

06-24-2004, 09:55 AM
I had these exact speakers. Thought they had way too much distortion and the highs were way too piercing. No bass at all.

But everybody has their own tastes, so you might like them.

I didn't like the alpine amp if you're thinking of that too

06-24-2004, 10:43 AM
what was the problem with the amp?

alpine amps are usually pretty good, albeit a little overpriced usually.

06-24-2004, 02:21 PM
Seemed to have distortion at higher volumes. I thought it was my speakers but when I switched it with a pioneer amp the pioneer sounded much better. The gain was only about 1/3 of the way up too.

06-24-2004, 03:20 PM

They were the low end alpines, a M350 and f240 I bought at circuit city, not a V12. Not sure if that matters though.

You just replied to my soundstream thread regarding those amps. I'm a little nervous about mail ordering a SS amp since I can't return it if it doesn't sound better than my pioneer stuff. Do you think there is any worry there? Is Pioneer stuff ususally pretty good?

06-25-2004, 10:56 AM
well the bass im not really woried about but was hoping they would be better than my jensens6x9's and my pioneer 6.5 lower end model pioneers r 2ways and they are way to harsh with treble the jensens didnt get to harsh with highs really just they distorted bad.

06-25-2004, 11:34 AM
I found the alpine to be very harsh with the treble also. I found the Sony's to be much better

06-27-2004, 11:49 PM
ok what about a componet set wich one would or should be best out of the two so its either alpine 6.5"
type S http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/1997
or type r http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/72 or else any other ideas of other componet sets around same price.
i know i should just go to a stereo place and lisen to some but nearest one is like 1.5hours away and i am too busy to go to see. other replys really needed please. :confused:

06-28-2004, 10:04 AM
From what I heard at the local Circuit city shop the type S sounded horrible but the type R were pretty good. I'd definately upgrade to Type R.