View Full Version : Looking for the biggest bass/best 6x9's

12-28-2004, 11:59 PM
After installing my new Pioneer head unit I think I will be happy with just upgrading the factory Honda speakers with better units. I have pretty good bass now but want to get the most out of the 6x9 in the deck of my 4-door Civic. Who makes them? I plan on replacing the 6.5" door speakers with CDT or DLS Iridiums to complement the rears. Will my Kicker 800.4 amp be enough to all these and does it match up well or do I need something different? TIA

12-29-2004, 11:14 AM
Save your money and don't put anything in the rear. At most just pick up a decent co-axial.....$50 or so.

12-29-2004, 11:18 AM
Save your money and don't put anything in the rear.

Thats the best advice I've ever read out of You Squeak :eek:

12-29-2004, 11:23 AM
All I have is the 6.5" component set in the doors if I don't replace the 6x9's. I decided not to put a box in the trunk. In the time I have had the car I have found the trunk space too valuable! I don't feel like taking the box out or doing some crazy custom piece. I am really impressed with how the factory Honda 6x9's sound off the Pioneer head unit. Sounds like 80% of what my S-10 does with MB Quart, CDT and Image Dynamics stuff. I just need a little more punch from the rears to suit me. I went back in the archives and saw someone suggested these:


The look like a meaty piece that by design would thump some bass. With the DLS Iridiums in the front it should sound pretty good. Think the 800.4 amp will do it?

The others I saw mention of were Infiniti Kappas, Boston Acoustics, Pioneer, CDT and Cerwin Vega. Out of all of those I can listen to about three in my area.

12-29-2004, 11:26 AM
That Lanzar is the first 6x9 I have ever seen listed as a woofer. Does another 6x9 woofer exist?

12-29-2004, 11:28 AM
Ever thought about doing 8's IB in the rear 6x9 slots? Not hard at all....just make a baffle to hold the 8's under the 6x9 openings, get some tape or something and seal off all the other openings so that the trunk is sealed. That IMO would be a better option than using 6x9's for bass.

But, if 6x9's are a must, Kicker used to make some 6x9 subs, Tang Band currently does aswell.

12-29-2004, 11:30 AM
Thats the best advice I've ever read out of You Squeak :eek:


12-29-2004, 11:33 AM
Thanks for your help. Do you have any links to those? I was trying to stay totally simple with the Civic since it is a commuter and to haul my daughter, her stuff and her friends around. I didn't want to fool with having to run a second amp, space for it and taxing my electrical system more than I had to. Just looking for a single amp install without all the hassle of modding.

12-29-2004, 12:00 PM
The Lanzars are showing as discontinued. Anyone know where I may be locate these?

12-29-2004, 12:17 PM
Kickers may be able to be had on ebay.

Here is a link to the specs of that Tang Band: http://www.tb-speaker.com/detail/1208_03/w69-1042.asp

Here's where you can buy it: http://www.creativesound.ca/details.php?model=W691042

12-29-2004, 12:18 PM
Visonik used to have a decent pair of 6x9 woofers as well... but they had chrome magnets so they must be teh ghey.

12-29-2004, 12:28 PM
Can someone explain to me how to read those charts? I see them all the time but don't know what I would want to see on there to know if it is good. Another one listed is these Power Acoustics:


Are they good?

12-29-2004, 12:29 PM
I'd take that TB over any PA/Lanzar crap. TB is actually pretty decent for the money....PA & Lanzar are, well, crappy.

12-29-2004, 12:36 PM
It says they are 8 Ohm. Will that make a huge difference? Yeah, I am not familiar with those brands. I wonder if some of the other known brands has a version of 6x9 sub?

12-29-2004, 02:03 PM
Squeak, say what you want. I like my PA Amp.

12-29-2004, 03:05 PM
Yes 8 ohms will make a difference. You'll get 1/2 the power of 4 ohms. But you can parallel 2 of them and bridge an amp into them at 4 ohms.

I also heard that someone else made 6X9 subs.. JL maybe? I'll keep looking.

The Infinity Reference 6X9's I have in my deck are very effecient and have more output at 30 Hz than the Kicker 8" midbass' that I tried to use as subs. In a small car they'd make decent subs with 40 watts. I'm running 8" free air subs now and they're more than adequate - you could easily adapt 8's to a 6X9 hole.

01-14-2005, 10:54 AM
Anyone try the Lanzar or Tangbands? Need a thumping 6x9 here! Will 200 watts going to these be okay?