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    Speaker recomendation

    Hello,

    I'm new here and I have a 03 Kia Rio. The stock speakers in the doors are really high on the treble. So much that I get a really hard slap from the drivers side window when it is up. The stock speaker size is 5.25 or so says Crutchfield. Anyone suggest any coaxials? Preferably ones that aren't unnecessarily harsh, and do not distort at loud volumes.

    I mainly listen to hard rock and classic rock among others. I appreciate the help.

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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    Good chance the distorton is caused by the factory HU. BTW

    sounds like you need some sound deadner. Trebel won't really make your doors rattle or "slap" bass does.



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    HU:
    Eclipse CD7200 MKII HU
    Speakers:
    DLS Iridium 6.2 Front Stage
    TC1000's,
    AMps:
    Arc Audio XXK 2100 for fronts, Diamond Audio D5 1200.1
    Other:
    Knukonceptz 0 & 4ga and all Speaker wire and Streetwires 0 ga Power/Ground Distro Block, 4.5 rolls 60 mil RAAMAT and Ensolite foam througbhout, Kintetik HC2000 The Big 3 + 0ga Gounding Kit.

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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    Yeah I could use the deadner, I am partially deaf in my right ear so things sound diffrent to me. I don't have the stock HU, I have a Alpine CDA-9823, came with the car when I bought it. I am picking up some Dynamat after I get my amp and sub hooked up next week. I have a RF Punch 10 and matching amp coming soon




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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    Your front speakers are 6.5" with 3" of mounting depth...... your rears are 6.5" and 2" of mounting depth if you have a sedan and 5.25" and 2" of mounting depth if you have the hatchback... first things first... I recommend that when you are done (if you are looking for quality) that you only have front speakers (or some cheap pioneer rear fills for the passengers if you rly care about them and are on a budget... just fade forward all the way when you are driving and there is noone in the back...)

    OK heres the question of the day, what is your budget? are you after loud loud..... or as high quality as can be managed with your budget?



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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    I still vote that any coaxil can probably distort at high volumes when powered by the HU.



    Truck:
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    HU:
    Eclipse CD7200 MKII HU
    Speakers:
    DLS Iridium 6.2 Front Stage
    TC1000's,
    AMps:
    Arc Audio XXK 2100 for fronts, Diamond Audio D5 1200.1
    Other:
    Knukonceptz 0 & 4ga and all Speaker wire and Streetwires 0 ga Power/Ground Distro Block, 4.5 rolls 60 mil RAAMAT and Ensolite foam througbhout, Kintetik HC2000 The Big 3 + 0ga Gounding Kit.

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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    My budget is probably 100.00 for now, I'm after quality that still sounds better at higher volumes. For the most part I keep the volume pretty low, and the rears aren't as bad as the front, I tweaked the EQ a bit and it's better except for when I really crank it from 15 or 16 where I usually have it to 18 or 19. And it's the sedan not the hatchback.

    And it's not really a rattle:

    I can't really explain it other than if you've ever been to a indoor shooting range that has concrete walls if you stand next to the wall you get a really bad slap kind of like a echo off the wall but in this case it's off the window.
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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by JasoninPrescott
    My budget is probably 100.00 for now, I'm after quality that still sounds better at higher volumes. For the most part I keep the volume pretty low, and the rears aren't as bad as the front, I tweaked the EQ a bit and it's better except for when I really crank it from 15 or 16 where I usually have it to 18 or 19. And it's the sedan not the hatchback.

    And it's not really a rattle:

    I can't really explain it other than if you've ever been to a indoor shooting range that has concrete walls if you stand next to the wall you get a really bad slap kind of like a echo off the wall but in this case it's off the window.
    Yea I know what ya are talking about -- massive beaming!...
    Well if you can solder and can squeeze a little under $150 I can send ya a prototype design that would blow anything else remotely near the pricepoint thats a retail component away...



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    Quote Originally Posted by OlogyAudio
    Yea I know what ya are talking about -- massive beaming!...
    Well if you can solder and can squeeze a little under $150 I can send ya a prototype design that would blow anything else remotely near the pricepoint thats a retail component away...

    I can solder, I need a little practice because I haven't done it in awhile but shouldn't be a bigge. what did ya have in mind?




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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    Quote Originally Posted by JasoninPrescott
    I can solder, I need a little practice because I haven't done it in awhile but shouldn't be a bigge. what did ya have in mind?
    You can be the first to try out my budget design who knows if it will be awesome or not since I haven’t put it together yet... Thats a weekend/early next week project here... It is a bit of a mess assembling 4th order xovers though haha... At the very least it will be ultra linear and distort less than your head unit thats for sure...

    If you have time I'll try it out first to make sure I didn't fudge something up -- if not I've nailed it on the head every time simulating before hand... so why should this be any diffrent.... and if I find some changes that make things sound better... ya can always modify the xover a little bit later

    Dayton RS 6" $28.88/ea (you need 2)
    Dayton Neo tweeter $4.60/ea (you need 2)
    shipping... $15?20?
    Xover parts.... $40? oh wait we are under that 150 mark still neways...
    Hours and hours of checking things three times and soldering and installing..... priceless when ya get to hear the sound that comes out for so little money

    If ya can send me $20 for the design that’s better than nothing but all I rly need is some pictures, a review and feedback from other people on the budget design



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    Re: Speaker recomendation

    Sounds good to me, I'm working out a deal for a RF Punch 10" now but I'll send ya a pm when I get paid next week. Thanks

    J




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