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    Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    Just recently purchased 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5SE 5-Speed. Goal now is to add a nice front stage to the current stock speakers. I was surprised how well the stock fill was and plan to run the front door and rear deck speakers off my Pioneer Premier HU which produces 60x4 peak (Theres a switch to run it @ a lower wattage and I will probably go that route).

    The New Front Stage

    I will be constructing kick panels with a fiberglass baffle to house just the 6.5" woofer. I will locate the tweeters in the stock locations of the front pillars. I will be running about 150W rms to each component set. JL Audio 300-2.

    So what about these components? I would like to stay in the $350 range(+- $50). Any body out there have some good input?

    Just do me a favor and dont abbriviate or exclude the manufacturer. Thanks .

    These are some first impressions but haven't heard any of these. Just selecting based on reputation, functionability and price range.

    Focal 165KF - Focal Poly Kevlar Power Series 6.5 Component Set $379

    CDT Audio CL-61-560 - CDT Audio Classic 6.5" 2-Way Component $347

    Diamond Audio S600a - Diamond Audio HEX 6.5" Components W/Aluminum or Silk Tweeter $329

    Image Dynamics CXS64 - Image Dynamics 6.5" 2 Way Component System $299

    Pioneer Premier TS-C720PRS 6 3/4" 2-Way Component $289



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    I would highly consider the Rainbow SLCs. I just ordered a set from 6spdcoupe who is a Rainbow dealer and the price would beat most of what your are looking at while exceeding performance I think. I switched to them from the CDT HD line for referance. If not those then I would probaly go with the Diamonds.




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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    I just happen to have a VERY good set for sale check them out here. They are the Alpine type x's. Here is my for sale add. Do a search for reviews on here and you'll see these are very nice.




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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    Quote Originally Posted by IronCityGuy
    Goal now is to add a nice front stage to the current stock speakers.
    What exactly are you planning to do??

    The best advice is to invest in speakers which your ears like. Take some time and locate local shops and listen, listen, and listen some more before you buy.



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    boston pro 60's

    rainbow slc's

    type x's

    mb quart premiums

    oz matrix elites

    diamond hex silks <--- only silks aluminums sux hard core

    Those are what id consider for 300$

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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    What exactly are you planning to do??

    Planning to keep the stock speakers in the front door and the stock speakers in the back deck and run these from the aftermarket head unit.

    Plan to remove the stock tweeters located in the pillar in front of the front door which will be replaced with the tweets from the component set.

    Plan to install the component set woofer into the kick panel.

    I plan to finish it off with a sub a little later as expendable money presents itself.

    Last thing I plan to do is run around trying to hear all the potential sets of component speakers available in my price range. Besides most would probably be in a showroom and not in a car. Just thought that there might be some people on this forum who would share thier opinions about possible components in that price range that would work in my application.

    I guess an important question is if anyone would recommend splitting up the location of the component parts. Should I keep both component tweeter and woofer in the kick panel?



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    x2 on the Oz Audio matrix elite



    The CDT CL's would not even be considered for that price



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    Quote Originally Posted by IronCityGuy
    Planning to keep the stock speakers in the front door and the stock speakers in the back deck and run these from the aftermarket head unit.

    Plan to remove the stock tweeters located in the pillar in front of the front door which will be replaced with the tweets from the component set.

    Plan to install the component set woofer into the kick panel.

    I plan to finish it off with a sub a little later as expendable money presents itself.

    Last thing I plan to do is run around trying to hear all the potential sets of component speakers available in my price range. Besides most would probably be in a showroom and not in a car. Just thought that there might be some people on this forum who would share thier opinions about possible components in that price range that would work in my application.

    I guess an important question is if anyone would recommend splitting up the location of the component parts. Should I keep both component tweeter and woofer in the kick panel?

    The Type X's have a great x-over that has alot, and I mean alot, of adjustment just for that reason!




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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    Quote Originally Posted by dogears
    x2 on the Oz Audio matrix elite



    The CDT CL's would not even be considered for that price
    X3 on the OZ



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    well, if you are considering anything from cdt, you could get a lot better pricing from a cdt dealer, djdilliodon. he has pretty good prices, and for the amount of money you have to spend, you could get the HD or ES lines. Also, i agree, the Rainbow SLC's (soundline, IIRC)are very good for their money. Good midbass, and smoother tweet than most others. if you have a bit more money to splurge... 450, i know its out of your range, but you could consider the Rainbow Germaniums. But im running a set of Focal Polyglass 165v2, im running the mids and the passive xovers /w a set of rainbow cal25 tweets, and they sound pretty good. Just go out and try to demo as many different sets as you can. The best choice of components are those that please your ears, because its your car, not ours



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    Quote Originally Posted by IronCityGuy
    Planning to keep the stock speakers in the front door and the stock speakers in the back deck and run these from the aftermarket head unit.
    Probably not a good idea. Running the stock mids in the doors in addition to the comp set in the kicks will cause cancellation and basically sound like do-do. Either ditch the stocks and run the mids in the doors or put the comps in kicks. You will probably also find that the rear speakers do more harm then good [see: rear fill debate].



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    You should be able to find Focal 165K2P for around $ 430.00




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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    if you want to add to the stock speakers get something like a 3 or 4in driver to add more mid to it. I would suggest the Hybrid Audio Legatia L3 for a small midrange driver that will do much better in a tight spaced kickpanel than a 6.5 driver will. As for the CDT's, i wouldn't pay that price for the CL-61 at all. Pm me if you want a good price on them.



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    Re: Help select 6.5" 2 way components for $300

    pro 60's



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2LouDFoRThiS
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