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    6.5 coaxials

    Alright guys, so I've narrowed it down, Polk Audio db651s or Infinity Kapp 652.9i or something else? Going to be powered by the head unit (JVC KDHDR60) without an amp. My music library varies from hiphop, to classic rock, to jazz, to classical, so i definitely want something that's well rounded. Which do you recommend and why?







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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    of those 2, i would say the polk, the kappas that i have heard are pretty bright, and i dont realy like the sound of them



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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    I'd lean towards the Polks if I was choosing between the two speakers you mentioned too.

    I'd also recommend amping the speakers, no matter which you decide to buy. You don't have to spend a fortune on an amplifier, and it's really not that difficult to install a small amp somewhere out of the way. You could pick up a very nice 2-channel amp in the classifieds for less than $100 shipped...



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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    ^^^ x2 on the amp.



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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix Risen View Post
    ^^^ x2 on the amp.
    yeah, i'm going to be slowly upgrading my sound system but the speakers are going to come first. I'm in college and working a part-time job so it's going to be a work in progress over the next few years. But the speakers are a start! I was under the assumption that the Kappas are higher-end than the Polk (they are more expensive as well) but I'm glad to hear that I can save some money and get better sound! How about the Infinity 6032si, any opinion of those?




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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    i would still go with the polk. ive used a lot of the infinity line of coax and havnt really liked any of them



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    i would still go with the polk. ive used a lot of the infinity line of coax and havnt really liked any of them
    good to know, i'm new to this whole car audio thing (just got my first car) so i'm still kinda feeling my way around. Anything you'd recommend over the Polks without adding an amp or component system?




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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    In my opinion Polk speakers sound better than Infinity. Granted, I haven't installed every single speaker that both companies make. I have installed the DB coaxials you're looking at (in my cousin's Versa), though. They're seeing 50 watts or so per side and he hasn't had any problems with them whatsoever. That's why I said I'd lean towards them.

    And here's another option:
    There's a guy selling a pair of Crescendo CCX65 components in the classifieds right now for $80 shipped. crescendoaudio.com is selling b-stock components right now too, but you have to call to get pricing. I'd expect them to be somewhere around $75 or $80.

    A pair of 2-way components will give you greater upside if/when you do get an amplifier. The price difference between the crescendo components and the coaxials you're looking at right now really isn't that significant...even for a broke college student.



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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    other than the infinity stuff ive never ran coax, so i cant say much else as far as they go.

    i can vouch for those ccx comps, they are very solid for the price. i had them on a little over rated and they played really well. i lost a tweet do to a ground coming loose, but a good budget set of comps.



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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    Quote Originally Posted by misfit138 View Post
    In my opinion Polk speakers sound better than Infinity. Granted, I haven't installed every single speaker that both companies make. I have installed the DB coaxials you're looking at (in my cousin's Versa), though. They're seeing 50 watts or so per side and he hasn't had any problems with them whatsoever. That's why I said I'd lean towards them.

    And here's another option:
    There's a guy selling a pair of Crescendo CCX65 components in the classifieds right now for $80 shipped. crescendoaudio.com is selling b-stock components right now too, but you have to call to get pricing. I'd expect them to be somewhere around $75 or $80.

    A pair of 2-way components will give you greater upside if/when you do get an amplifier. The price difference between the crescendo components and the coaxials you're looking at right now really isn't that significant...even for a broke college student.
    i know a component system is going to have alot more upside, but i feel like since i'm going to be doing the install myself, i don't want to have to cut holes in the dash and custom mount the tweeters, crossovers, etc. Maybe I'm wrong about the install but it seems pretty complicated, no? (by the way, I appreciate all the advice and expertise you are giving me!)




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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    not much harder than doing coax just more to do really...

    heck you can get a decent amp new for 100$ to push em.. and the crecendo Misfit mentioned wouldn't break the bank at all.. pretty cheap for a really good set of mids..

    in fact if you get those mids i will sell you a good 100 x 2 amp new for 100$...



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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    hmm... definitely alot to think about it. I'm still leaning towards the coaxials to be honest, just since that's what I know and I'm comfortable with and I'd probably go component next time around... I'm definitely gonna sleep on it a little bit and see what I should do.
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    not much harder than doing coax just more to do really...

    heck you can get a decent amp new for 100$ to push em.. and the crecendo Misfit mentioned wouldn't break the bank at all.. pretty cheap for a really good set of mids..

    in fact if you get those mids i will sell you a good 100 x 2 amp new for 100$...




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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    Quote Originally Posted by gonoles92 View Post
    i know a component system is going to have alot more upside, but i feel like since i'm going to be doing the install myself, i don't want to have to cut holes in the dash and custom mount the tweeters, crossovers, etc. Maybe I'm wrong about the install but it seems pretty complicated, no? (by the way, I appreciate all the advice and expertise you are giving me!)
    The crescendo components can be mounted as seperates, but you'd also have the option of mounting the tweeter coaxially. That means the install could be exactly the same (except you'd need to mount the Crescendo crossovers somewhere, and you'd be using two runs of speaker wire from the crossovers). It's easy, man.



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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    yeah, i'm going to talk to a few friends that have done stuff to their car and see if they can help me out installing this kinda stuff. I know I can definitely do coaxial speakers on my own. Also, my PT cruiser has very little room for the speakers, so I have to use a shallow mount option. I'll definitely keep you all posted on what i decide to do and how the final system turns out!
    Quote Originally Posted by misfit138 View Post
    The crescendo components can be mounted as seperates, but you'd also have the option of mounting the tweeter coaxially. That means the install could be exactly the same (except you'd need to mount the Crescendo crossovers somewhere, and you'd be using two runs of speaker wire from the crossovers). It's easy, man.




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    Re: 6.5 coaxials

    Quote Originally Posted by gonoles92 View Post
    yeah, i'm going to talk to a few friends that have done stuff to their car and see if they can help me out installing this kinda stuff. I know I can definitely do coaxial speakers on my own. Also, my PT cruiser has very little room for the speakers, so I have to use a shallow mount option. I'll definitely keep you all posted on what i decide to do and how the final system turns out!
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