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    So, I drive a 2000 Celica GTS that comes with an "8" speaker (really 6) premium speaker system that includes 2 front tweeters, two front 6 1/2 speakers, and 2 rear 6 1/2 speakers. From what I have read, the front door speakers are most important as that's what I'll be hearing most and the rear is just secondary. I want to do a complete sound system swap. I already have a Kenwood HU that I'll be keeping but everything else needs to go.

    When buying a new amp, do the tweeters take up a channel or should I leave the wiring and have Front Left, Rear Left, Front Right, Rear Right? And what are a good set of tweeters? (keeping it under $100-150)

    I've already decided on getting the Pioneer Rev 6 1/2s for the front unless anybody knows of any cons?

    Really I just need to know what kind (channel-wise) of amp I need to get to power all of this stuff.

    Subs will come after all of this.







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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    Are you staying with the stock speakers?
    If yes I would leave the wiring the way it is to the fronts as they will have a capacitor to the tweeter, making the load to the amp the same as the mids in doors alone.
    Bi-amping mids/highs is an option, but imo not reasonable or necessary for oem speakers.

    I would buy a 4 channel amp.



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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    I would get a good 2 channel amp and a new pair of 6.5" components. Then later you can get a mono amp for the subwoofer.

    How much do you want to spend on the front speakers?




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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    Im thinking no more than 140 on the 6.5s. Would you suggest leaving the tweeters be and just get an amp for the front speakers (+possibly the rear)?




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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    With that budget, yes, I would just get an amp for now. You can't get much for 6.5" components with that budget. I have a couple of options for a 4-channel amp. Clarion XC1410 and Precision Power i520.4.




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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    You can get the incriminator audio 6.5 components for $120. Then just get a small 2 channel for them
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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    So get a good 2 channel, good 6.5s and leave evrything else alone?




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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    Quote Originally Posted by Binci88 View Post
    So get a good 2 channel, good 6.5s and leave evrything else alone?
    This is a good start to really focus on the front speakers. You can add sound deadening and a sub later.




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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    Quote Originally Posted by Binci88 View Post
    So get a good 2 channel, good 6.5s and leave evrything else alone?
    - Those IA 6.5's mentioned are a good bang for your buck, they have external crossovers so all you need is a descent 2 channel amp to power them up front, run your rear off of the head unit for now unless you get a 4 channel amp to run both sets, but I would look for like 100-150 rms per channel either way so you will have a bit of head room




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    Re: Need Help On Picking Components of My New System

    Quote Originally Posted by Binci88 View Post
    So get a good 2 channel, good 6.5s and leave evrything else alone?
    If you're skiing a complete system swap then no, don't leave everything alone. Do some research on component sets.

    Amp them. You have 2 options, running the component set off of one amp like you mentioned, or bi amping tweets and mids. The later is the more ideal option.

    Rear fill is not necessarily a bad thing, though on a budget , getting you're front stage perfected should be you're focus. You can tie in rear fill to you're system later.

    Add a sub.

    Deaden.



    Quote Originally Posted by NIHL8ION View Post
    - Those IA 6.5's mentioned are a good bang for your buck, they have external crossovers so all you need is a descent 2 channel amp to power them up front, run your rear off of the head unit for now unless you get a 4 channel amp to run both sets, but I would look for like 100-150 rms per channel either way so you will have a bit of head room
    Hearing this too.
    Those tantrics look nice, they aren't too expensive either, or am I wrong



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    Quote Originally Posted by calebkhill View Post
    If you're skiing a complete system swap then no, don't leave everything alone. Do some research on component sets.

    Amp them. You have 2 options, running the component set off of one amp like you mentioned, or bi amping tweets and mids. The later is the more ideal option.

    Rear fill is not necessarily a bad thing, though on a budget , getting you're front stage perfected should be you're focus. You can tie in rear fill to you're system later.

    Add a sub.

    Deaden.




    Hearing this too.
    Those tantrics look nice, they aren't too expensive either, or am I wrong
    - Those tantrics look siick I'm still waiting to hear a set in person...




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    Quote Originally Posted by NIHL8ION View Post
    - Those tantrics look siick I'm still waiting to hear a set in person...
    yup. You know how much they cost?



    "When I listen to a stereo loudspeaker playback in my room and an auditory scene has formed in my mind, how would I know that what I hear is an accurate replica of an auditory scene that could be had at the recording venue? Or more generally, that this is an auditory scene that could have existed at all?"


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