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    $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    Hello all!

    Like the title says, I have a budget of $500 to spend on a 4 channel amp and a set of front stage speakers.

    I'm not worried about replacing the 6x9's in the trunk lid at this time.

    I have 08' Pontiac G6 coupe with the monsoon 3 speaker setup in the doors. The new speakers must fit in the existing mounting areas, as I wont be building out the doors with fiberglass or anything of that nature. 6.5s are the correct size for the mids.

    Just as a reference, the front stage will need to match up with a B2k amp pushing 2 12" subs in a custom box in the trunk. Most likely going to be 2 12" Fi Qs as $$ allows. I am currently running 2 Type R 12's.


    Should I be shooting for the 125-150rms range with these?


    Thanks for your input here fellas


    Here's a pic of the current 3 speaker door setup.0 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??-g6-3-speaker-door-panel.jpg
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    Re: $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    Get that focal 3 wway comp set in the classifieds right now.




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    Re: $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    Eclipse SC8365's and spend the remainder on deadener.



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    Re: $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    Eclipse SC8365's and spend the remainder on deadener.
    Those do look like a great set of components, but I also need an amp w/in the $500.

    What do you think of either of these amps?

    MB Quartz Q4.150 (4x150rms@4ohm) ~ $200
    MB Quartz ONYX4.125 (4x125@4ohms) ~ $180

    Is it necessary to have 150rms for the front stage? It seems as most of the component sets are more in the 100w range.

    What do you think?




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    Re: $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    Id do this:

    SC8365 ELICPSE 6.5" WOOFER 3-WAY COMPONENT SPEAKERS NEW | eBay
    ARC AUDIO XXD5080 Class D Car Audio Power Amplifier | eBay

    Bridge channels 1 & 2 for the left side and 3 & 4 for the right side. Most 5 channels have an option to run 4 or 5 channel mode. When you get the money do deadener right away. It will make the most difference over adding a 3 way front and amp.

    If you want you could drop to nice 2 way front stage, 4 channel, and deadener right away. You could do something like this:

    KAR 400.4 ARC AUDIO AMP 4 CH. 400 W. SPEAKER AMPLIFIER | eBay
    NEW 2011 DLS R6A 2-Way Refrence 6.5'" Component System | eBay

    And spend the remaining $75 on deadener.



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    Re: $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    Can you tell me why you like the Arc audio amps over the MB's?

    Their power rating is about half for the same price.




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    Re: $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonc13 View Post
    Can you tell me why you like the Arc audio amps over the MB's?
    Because they are a superior company. They have better internal parts, sound better, etc.



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    Re: $500 for front stage in G6.....what to buy??

    there is no denying arc audio is better than mb quart. but i went with my q150.4 because of more power for pretty much the same price. the sq is good has alot of option and its able to go active.





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