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    Okay, so I've got myself a new car and its time to upgrade the audio. This is an extreme budget build, so the cheaper the better. The plan is to start with a new HU, buy front and rear speakers and an amplifier to run them off of.

    The head unit I decided on is the Alpine iDA-X200.

    Unless you guys have any better options I was going for a set of 6.5" Phoenix Gold RSD65cs components for the front.

    Now, for between $50 and $75, what would you guys suggest for rear speakers? The stock size is 6"x"9, but eBay has 6"x9" to 6.5" adapter plates readily available.

    I'm getting all of these for a combination of Christmas and my birthday (two days apart) so I won't be installing the speakers until I can save up for an amp, so I don't need amplifier suggestions for now.


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    Re: New Car, New Plans... New Advice..?

    i have a set of rainbow soundlines that sound quite a bit better than rsd's IMO

    lemme know if your interested



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    Re: New Car, New Plans... New Advice..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Niggz89 View Post
    i have a set of rainbow soundlines that sound quite a bit better than rsd's IMO

    lemme know if your interested
    Well, the set-up would be a combination Christmas / Birthday present from my parents this year. They still live in 1998 and are weary and scared of buying things off the internet. So, I was trying to use as few websites as possible, never mind PayPal or eBay, sorry. As much as I'd love a set of Rainbows, I'm trying to only buy new stuff. Thanks, though!



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    Re: New Car, New Plans... New Advice..?

    forget the rear speakers, take that money and spend it towards something else, and there are better options than the rsd's depending on your budget



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    Well, in my last two vehicles, I only had a front set-up without rears. I did it for SQ purposes, but since this is such a budget set-up its obvious it won't be SQ oriented. Also, I just didn't like the sound of no rear-fill, so I want to try it this time. The budget for the front speakers would be as low as possible, definitely $100 or less. Not looking for a super system this time around. But anything is better than the Pyle speakers someone put in here with the stock AM/FM cassette player.



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    Re: New Car, New Plans... New Advice..?

    Look into ARC KS Coaxials all the way around.. and a small jbl amp or something to push it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkship View Post
    Well, the set-up would be a combination Christmas / Birthday present from my parents this year. They still live in 1998 and are weary and scared of buying things off the internet. So, I was trying to use as few websites as possible, never mind PayPal or eBay, sorry. As much as I'd love a set of Rainbows, I'm trying to only buy new stuff. Thanks, though!
    you can use paypal with a credit card

    do yourself a favor and convince them.

    you can can get a way better system buying used than new



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    Well, I have stock tweeter locations up front, so I wanted to go with a component set-up up front, but I'll look into the ARC KS's anyways. Thanks!



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    Bravox Audio Diamond Series Comps and Bravox EDX6 for rear fill



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