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    Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    I'd like to upgrade the factory speakers in my Dodge Caravan. I'm not looking to spend crazy amounts of money. I just purchased a Clarion CZ702 head unit for it. Crutchfield says my van takes 5 1/4 in the dash, 6 1/2 in the front doors, and 6x9 in the back. They've recommended Pioneer speakers. I'm just looking for some recommendations on some mid-level, good sounding speakers.







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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    are you putting an amp on these speakers or just running off straight the HU?




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    Just off the head unit for now. Maybe I'll add an amp in the future, when I figure out where to put it and have the $$$ for one.




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    better to do it right the first time and save yourself some money. i'd look into hertz, cdt, or focal if your looking to run passive, which you are.



    Things to look forward to:
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    set of PHD MF 6.5" comps
    Completely seal off and deaden my doors
    aquire a 2k amp
    aquire a 2 channel amp for front stage

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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    if you want some very inexpensive ones, go to parts express sometimes they have some buy outs that are close to nothing in price.




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    Go with some crecendo 6.5s.. 32 shipped each.. Best sounding 6.5s!




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    I have a Clarion cz702 head unit, which I believe is active.




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

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    Go with some crecendo 6.5s.. 32 shipped each.. Best sounding 6.5s!
    An what about the tweeters? Would I also need crossovers?




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

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    An what about the tweeters? Would I also need crossovers?
    If your wanting tweets, get the sundown audio 6.5 component set.. Very good speakers! You can get it on sundownonly.com, sound solution audio store. What amp will you be using on these?




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    Well, initially, I wasn't planning on amping. I was just looking for some good speaker recommendations within my budget. I'm not looking to win any competitions, I just want to have a decent, clear, full and crisp sound in my van. I don't need the windows shaking when I'm driving down the street.




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    I originally started out with a recommendation from Crutchfield for 3 sets of Pioneer coaxials for the rear, front door, and dash. But, I figured why not ask for opinions here. Perhaps there are better options for around the same price.




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    Quote Originally Posted by ledvedder View Post
    Well, initially, I wasn't planning on amping. I was just looking for some good speaker recommendations within my budget. I'm not looking to win any competitions, I just want to have a decent, clear, full and crisp sound in my van. I don't need the windows shaking when I'm driving down the street.
    Your factory speakers are designed to run off the mediocre factory head unit power. Aftermarket speakers are designed to run off amps. They will run fine off of HU power, but they will be quieter than stock, because they have more/better material to move/more magnetic force to overcome. An amp will also improve the clarity and sound quality of the music. More power = less distortion and clipping = better sound.




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    Re: Help me choose speakers for my Caravan.

    I ended up getting JBL GTO608C components for the front. I'm gonna stick with the factory speakers in the rear for now. Now I just need to find a decent amp around $100.




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