View Poll Results: Which 6x9's should I pair with my Alpine PDX-4.100?

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  • Kenwood KFC-6982ie (5-Way) 90 RMS

    2 2.38%
  • Infinity Kappa 693.9i (3-Way) 110 RMS

    5 5.95%
  • Other - Please Specify in Thread

    77 91.67%
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    Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    I have a set of Infinity Kappa 60.7cs for the front of my car and I am in need of a solid set of 6x9's to pair them with in the back. The Alpine PDX-4.100 will be powering them and is rated at 100 RMSx4 at 2 or 4 ohms so I'm assuming I can choose a set of 4 ohm 6x9's even though the 60.7cs' are 2 ohms.

    I've been looking at the Infinifty Kappa 693.9i's which are around $115 on Amazon plus tax + free shipping.

    General
    Design 3-way
    Tweeter Design Dome
    Tweeter Composition UHF
    Woofer Composition Woven-glass fiber
    Woofer Surround Hi-roll rubber
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Specifications
    Sensitivity 95.6 dB at 2.83 volts
    Frequency Response 35 - 30k Hz
    RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-110
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 330
    Impedance (Ohms) 4
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3 5/16
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 7/8

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    I've also been looking at the Kenwood KFC-6982ie's which are around $70 no tax + free shipping.

    Features and Specs
    General
    Design 5-way
    Tweeter Design Dome/Balanced Dome/Flat
    Tweeter Composition PEI/Ceramic
    Woofer Composition Fiber Mica-poly
    Woofer Surround Urethane
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Specifications
    Sensitivity 93 dB at 1 watt
    Frequency Response 28 - 30k Hz
    RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-90
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 500
    Impedance (Ohms) 4
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3 1/16
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 9/16

    I'm sure there are better 6x9's but from what I've see from these two, I like the frequency responses, the rms ratings to go with the amp, and also the sensitivity db's. They seem like comparable speakers but the Kenwoods are a lot cheaper.

    Help!!! Also anybody recommend another set of 6x9's in this price range that are similar specs?







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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Ditch those Kenwoods. Checkout the Boston Acoustic SR95's. They can be had for $140 shipped.




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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Do you have personal experience with them? They're only 75 rms, 2-ways, and sensitivity is lower than the Kappa's.




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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Quote Originally Posted by imp4pdabest View Post
    Ditch those Kenwoods. Checkout the Boston Acoustic SR95's. They can be had for $140 shipped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM725 View Post
    Do you have personal experience with them?
    I have experience with the smaller Boston SR speakers as well as most of Boston's lineup. I have the SR65s on my golf cart on the Alpine PDX 5 Channel and I just had it out yesterday ALL DAY. Pretty much full tilt at the show and they were cool. I had the Boston SE's rated at 35wrms iirc and ran 175wrms to each in my car and they took it fine.
    They're only 75 rms, 2-ways, and sensitivity is lower than the Kappa's.
    Don't worry about rms ratings - music is too dynamic
    2 ways vs 3 ways is something commonly misconstrued when it comes to coaxials. 2 ways can/will sound just as good or better than 3 ways. There are some mindblowing 2 ways out there.
    Sensitivity, as far as I know, is not derived the same way from each manufacturer so I tend to ignore that as well. Also, you can also do some level matching from the amp if you need to so no biggie there.




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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Wooo have not seen an amp 6x9 in a min...



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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    So 17 people voted Other but only 1 person made a suggestion on an alternative pair of speakers in that price range?

    I'm not asking for anyone to loan me the money, just for some opinions...




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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Pioneer TS-D6902R, may want to take a look at them.

    Other than that, stick with the Kappas. They'll match your fronts and will still have a decent amount of midbass.




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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    If you like Infinity You should check out JBL. They're from the same parent company, but the speakers are different. The GTO938 is the low cost 6x9 from the Grand Touring Series, and step up with a separate crossover module is the Power Series, model P963.




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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Thank you for your input. It would seem there is about 30 lazy people that couldn't even bother to type a Brand and Model No. for me, yet decided to vote Other Please Specify....




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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Neither buy an adapter and install a set of comps.. Better yet run no rear fill at all and walk around that much richer..



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    Re: Need Help Choosing 6x9's to pair with Alpine PDX-4.100

    Sst6.9




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