View Full Version : Good 6X9s for a 442

08-01-2004, 12:16 AM
Me and my dad are restoring a 1972 olds 442 and I (naturally) am in charge of the sound system. My dad wants everything to appear "stock" and will not allow me to make custom fiberglass kicks for components... so basicly since I'm limited to a strictly rear stage of 2 6X9's.

What would you all suggest for the best SQ that I can get outta just two speakers?

don't worry, once I get the car there will be a front stage and some 10's in the trunk...
but for now he wants it to be nostalgic...

08-01-2004, 12:18 AM
pioneer.makes some good 6x9's. there cheap so thats good. Boston makes 6x9's but they aint cheap

08-01-2004, 12:45 AM
I would just get another pair of 6.5's and make brackets.

08-01-2004, 12:48 AM
another pair? and mount them where? I'm am not going to be allowed to do ANY cutting and there are only holes for the 6X9's...

Or are you saying 6.5s instead of the 6x9s?

08-01-2004, 01:04 AM
6.5's would be better.
you could fab up a bracket from 1/2" mdf.

08-01-2004, 01:18 AM
yeah I know that, but he'll probably still want 6X9's cause that's how he used to do it back in the day

08-01-2004, 04:53 PM
Pioneer's highest line 3-way 6 x 9s sound good and they're cheap. I believe MB Quart makes a component 6 x 9 set but I've never heard it.

08-01-2004, 05:35 PM
Infinity and JBL also make good 6x9's around $100-$200 range

08-01-2004, 06:59 PM
i thought 6x9s were better than 6.5's am i totally mistaken?

08-01-2004, 07:34 PM
i thought 6x9s were better than 6.5's am i totally mistaken?

Generally yes, but he has his reasons for wanting to go with the 6x9's.

Diamond Audio M391l
Focal 690CV
Focal 690HC
Infinity KAPPA693.5I
Infinity KAPPA692.5I
MTX 6933
JL Audio VR690-CXi
Orion C693
Kicker K693
MB Quart DTE-169

A few of the "better" sounding 6x9's I've listened to recently and took note of.

- Steve

08-01-2004, 08:25 PM
x2 on the Bostons. Very nice coaxials.

08-01-2004, 09:19 PM
Ill have to agree on the Bostons cause I love my 3-way comps...

I would definately go with 6.5" midbass drivers in the rear instead of 6x9s.

Don't ruin the car with crappy audio.

08-01-2004, 11:58 PM
My dad's the one that is insisting up 6X9's cause they're "old school" and after all it's his name on the title... until he dies, which hopefully will be a while, so I'm trying to give him what he wants without KILLING me

And thanks to all the referances thus far, it's much appreciated!