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    Icon7 $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    Hello everyone. This is my first post on here, but I'm not a complete idiot to the car audio scene. This is a bit of a lengthy post, so please bear with me.

    My current set-up is as follows:

    Head Unit: Pioneer DEH-P3800MP

    Front Speakers: Pioneer TS-A1780R
    Front Amplifier: Pioneer GM-3100T

    Subwoofer: Alpine SWR-1242D
    Subwoofer Amplifier: Kenwood KAC-8152D
    Basically, my Pioneer speakers and amplifier aren't cuttin' it anymore for me. I'm looking to get some 6.5" or 6.75" component speakers.

    Now, I realize everyone's opinions differ from one another, so I guess I'm just looking for everyone's opinions on what they think are good component speakers.

    I do however, have a budget of $500 for a pair of speakers and an amplifier to power them. Anything with a total of under $500 would be great! I may also want to invest in some 6"x9"s, but I don't really care for 6"x9"s. But, I guess my subwoofer is too loud and my front speakers aren't loud enough if you are sitting in the back seat.

    I've done a little research and have come up with a couple of suggestions myself:

    Front Speakers:
    CDT Audio EF-61FG
    A/D/S 346cs
    A/D/S 246ix

    Amplifier:
    Phoenix Gold X200.2
    Elemental Designs NINe.2X
    Any other suggestions or advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Drunkship







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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    Get the P.G. Xenon amp with this higher series comp set and it should shound soo

    http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuse...roduct_ID=5091




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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodlum007 View Post
    Get the P.G. Xenon amp with this higher series comp set and it should shound soo

    http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuse...roduct_ID=5091
    Yep and this lil amp for 225.00 shipped you get you right there.

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195147



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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodlum007 View Post
    Get the P.G. Xenon amp with this higher series comp set and it should shound soo

    http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuse...roduct_ID=5091
    Wow, $299.99, looks amazing!

    I only have one problem... I'm only seventeen and my father owns the car I drive.

    While this is my money I'm spending, if he thinks I'm wasting my money on things such as speakers, he won't let me put them in the car to begin with (it took me a month to convince him to let me get a subwoofer).

    Although I'd love to get those speakers, realistically speaking, I don't think he'd approve of anything over $200 for a pair of speakers.


    Also, is that PG amplifier actually good? I don't know much about them, but the amplifier itself looks kind of crappy... Then again it's the insides that count.




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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    those xenon amps are good. personally i think they look good to. but they are slightly underrated and they put out power from 1-4ohms for better wiring options. and cdt's are very good speakers and at www.premier-auto.com they have them on sale for a couple more days. also check out www.audiojunkies.com, they have some rainbows left on sale as they are getting out of the car audio side of the business.




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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    Quote Originally Posted by ctmike View Post
    those xenon amps are good. personally i think they look good to. but they are slightly underrated and they put out power from 1-4ohms for better wiring options. and cdt's are very good speakers and at www.premier-auto.com they have them on sale for a couple more days. also check out www.audiojunkies.com, they have some rainbows left on sale as they are getting out of the car audio side of the business.
    Personally, I like plain rectangular looking amplifiers, although I could care less if it's a good amplifier.

    The Premier-Auto website didn't seem to work, but Audio Junkies has some nice component speakers. Although, I think they are all 5.25" speakers.

    My car fits 6.75" speakers, so I'd already have to make a baffle to fit 6.5" speakers. Would 5.25" speakers sound any worse or quieter than 6.5"s?
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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    sorry about that, it's www.premier-audio.com




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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    If I am not mistaken, I think 6.5's should fit where 6.75's fit with no problem. At least that is how it is on my dakota.





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    Re: $500 Budget, Need Opinions!

    Thanks for all the great advice guys! I think, unless anyone else has any interjections, I've got my speakers all picked out.

    CDT Audio EF-61FG
    • 6.5" 2-way
    • Midrange: 6.5" Cast Fabric stripe Fiber Glass cone
    • Crossover: SatNet-400 Elliptic 4th/5th order 2-way
    • Tweeter: TW-24 1" Smooth Silk Dome
    • Power handling: 140 watt RMS
    • Frequency response: 60-20kHz
    • Sensitivity: 91.5 dB.
    • Impedance: 4 Ohm
    • Surface & swivel flush mount housings

    Price: $199.99
    This leaves me with $300.01 left, which has to go towards a two-channel amplifier and an amplifier wiring kit.

    Any other amplifier suggestions besides the Phoenix Gold Xenon X200.2 and Elemental Designs NINe.2X?
    Last edited by Drunkship; 11-24-2006 at 08:48 PM.




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