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    Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    I got a $300 best buy credit.. I'd like to spend something on my vehicle. Since best buy doesn't carry much of what im looking for, i'm thinking of buying my component set through them. How do the Alpine Type R's sound? I'm planning to put them in a 2000 expedition, which uses 6x8's but I could just get an adapter from crutchfield or something to compensate for the size. Thoughts?

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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    Spend it on some easy to sell electronic. Flip it for cash and buy some better comps.



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    What would be a better choice for the money? If I decide to flip it for cash




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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    200-300 could get you a nice component set. You could even sell the gift card in Craigslist or something of that nature. Depending on how much ya get, the recommendations could vary.



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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    Interesting. Could you give me some recommendations on a component set in the 200-275 dollar range? I want them to be able to at least somewhat keep up with an AQ HDC3 18". (if possible)




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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    PHD md series 6.5 components
    CDT es i think are 299
    HAT are 299




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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    Could you post links? I looked at some CDT ES series stuff.. only found component sets $500+

    I realize I made a minor mistake.. I have to go with something 6" or smaller, because the hole is 6x8, so 6 1/2's won't fit. I'm not much into modding the panels, so i'd like to just drop them in. (with or without an adapter). I'd be willing to spend a bit more, if it's worth it.. So we'll say the budget is ~$400.




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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    Quote Originally Posted by akillj View Post
    Could you post links? I looked at some CDT ES series stuff.. only found component sets $500+

    I realize I made a minor mistake.. I have to go with something 6" or smaller, because the hole is 6x8, so 6 1/2's won't fit. I'm not much into modding the panels, so i'd like to just drop them in. (with or without an adapter). I'd be willing to spend a bit more, if it's worth it.. So we'll say the budget is ~$400.
    you can fit a 6.5 in a 6x8 opening pretty easily.



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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    I might be interested in buying the gift card if you are willing to sell




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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelfromva View Post
    Spend it on some easy to sell electronic. Flip it for cash and buy some better comps.
    I saw a PayPal ad fir cashing in gift cards. Idk how much return you get off it tho.



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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    Or you can try eBay, usually you can get .85 on the dollar




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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    It would also come down to what you're powering them with. I had just did an all Type-R install and I think it sounds pretty good. I definitely think the 5x9's sound worlds ahead of the 6 1/2's actually to the point where I would recommend the for the money. The guys on here are right though, lots of better options! Best of luck to you!




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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    Quote Originally Posted by tanpatnode View Post
    It would also come down to what you're powering them with. I had just did an all Type-R install and I think it sounds pretty good. I definitely think the 5x9's sound worlds ahead of the 6 1/2's actually to the point where I would recommend the for the money. The guys on here are right though, lots of better options! Best of luck to you!
    Components, not coaxial. And for $300 there are much better options.



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    Re: Alpine - Type R 6-1/2's (Components), worth the money?

    alpine type r's are great speakers, i've installed more than my fair share of them, both on stock headunit power and amp'd up. great tiny motor for those small places, small depth, overall good sound. 0.02$.




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