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pandimus
03-05-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi all

I have an 05 acura tsx, obviously i am looking at upgrading my components.

I have an alpine mrv-f340 amp, 4x55

The stock setup of the car is 8 speakers, 2 tweets 4 6.5 mid's and 2 6x9 woofers, I am looking for advice on a couple of things, first of all rear fill. I heard people talk about not upgrading the speakers in the back and spending the money on the components. So what exactly would i do with the back speakers? Just disconnect them? It was mentioned that i could get some adapters and put 6.5 in the back and tune that channel of my amp to lowpass, kinda get some bass out of it. What do you think?

I am goiing to disconnect the stock amp, and use the stock head unit.

I am also kind torn on the kind of components to get, and i am aware that there are a variety of brands and everyone has there preference's. Some I am considering.

cdt cl-62
cdt ef-61
RE
Dls
Alpine.


Thanks in advance

squeak9798
03-05-2005, 12:57 AM
IMO you only need rear fill if you carry rear seat passengers on a pretty steady basis and want them to be able to still hear the music fairly well while it is down to a conversation level (where the music is mainly there for background music so you can talk over it).

If you absolutely must run rear fill, don't spend any more than $50 or $75 on them, and it is perfectly fine to run them off the HU's internal amp (and fade to the front some). But frankly, I haven't missed my rear fill in 5+ years of not having anything back there.

As for comps; all those are good choices. There are many other good brands as well (MB Quart, OZ Audio, Rainbow, Arc Audio, yada yada yada) if you want more options aswell. How much are you lookin' to spend?

pandimus
03-05-2005, 01:01 AM
the budget...

I would like to keep it about 200 bucks.

I have a guy offering cdt-cd62's for 175 shipped

i know djdillion offers the ef61's for 200

also I would like to keep the car in stock disposition, i/e no kicks, no box in trunk.

I will mount the amp under the rear decklid

BTW tool is my favorite band.

squeak9798
03-05-2005, 12:22 PM
For that price range, contact Tplaya07 on here about OZ Audio Vectors and the DLS that are in that price range. Both are some of the best in their price range.



BTW tool is my favorite band.

I like you :)

steve_minnich
03-05-2005, 12:29 PM
tool is my favorite band to!

steve_minnich
03-05-2005, 12:30 PM
squeak9798 is a tool!

squeak9798
03-05-2005, 12:38 PM
steve_minnich is a tool!

Agreed

pandimus
03-05-2005, 02:24 PM
Ok i sent him a pm regarding thos speakers.

Do you think i will be lacking in bass considering I dont have the option for a sub?

squeak9798
03-05-2005, 02:45 PM
You could run subs if you wanted to ;) Run smaller subs IB in your rear deck speaker locations

pandimus
03-05-2005, 02:47 PM
What size could i fit without major modifications?

squeak9798
03-05-2005, 03:00 PM
6.5's......just make a baffle to mount them in the 6x9 openings. Get something like the RE mids or these TangBands: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=264-832 and you should have decent bass output from them. Not mindblowing mind you....but enough to let you know they are there. Or, if you really wanted to try to squeeze, you could try to figure out a way to mount 8's. But that would be more work.

pandimus
03-05-2005, 03:06 PM
6.5's......just make a baffle to mount them in the 6x9 openings. Get something like the RE mids or these TangBands: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=264-832 and you should have decent bass output from them. Not mindblowing mind you....but enough to let you know they are there. Or, if you really wanted to try to squeeze, you could try to figure out a way to mount 8's. But that would be more work.


Would my amp work? 4x55? for all

ismelllikepoop
03-06-2005, 02:43 AM
the stock 6x9's already are supposed to be subs. My friend has a tsx and they didnt sound too bad i thought.

elduderino
03-06-2005, 03:19 AM
Goddamit, pandimus, how many times I gotta tell you, rear fill is a commie plot!

JAZN
03-06-2005, 03:49 AM
lol good one.

pandimus
03-06-2005, 12:29 PM
Hey dude, My wifes chinese

thaught you knew....

JAZN
03-06-2005, 02:46 PM
im vietnamese and its not like i care :D

pandimus
03-06-2005, 03:14 PM
im vietnamese and its not like i care :D

No way, an asian in OC..

JAZN
03-06-2005, 03:17 PM
didnt see that coming did ya

pandimus
03-06-2005, 03:28 PM
didnt see that coming did ya


I suppose your next going to tell me there are hispanics in LA county huh?