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    Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Hey everyone. Brand new to car audio and this forum.

    Current specs (super basic): '01 Maxima
    Stereo: alpine cde-133bt
    Speakers:6.5" alpine sps-610c pair in front, stock clarions in back
    Power specs for the stereo are: Power Handling Peak: 50W X 4
    Power Handling RMS: 18W X 4

    Just bought these speakers from bbuy with installation, but just cannot stand the tweeters. Just dont sound clean, and have a crackly fuzzy sound in certain frequencies. Absolutely ruin the listening experience for me. The 6.5"s sound fine, but nothing special. Plan to return asap when I decide what I want to replace them with.

    Want to go up in price from current but $300 is my max. Looking for the best sound quality $300 can buy for front component speakers!

    Thanks in advance!







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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    How are they installed?




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    50 % install and 50% speakers . cdt hd 61a get my vote at 270 a set til monday




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    How are they installed?
    Installed by best buy techs. I just do not have the time to learn how to do it, what to speak of actually installing them. I spoke with the guy who installed them about the tweeters, and he said there was nothing he could do besides enable crossovers or something which would spike the tweeters to even higher frequencies. Definitely dont want that.

    "50 % install and 50% speakers . cdt hd 61a get my vote at 270 a set til monday"

    what do you mean by 50% install 50% speakers? Just trying to clarify, the option you're reccomending is $270 for everything right?

    Thanks again.




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Meaning the way the tweeters are mounted is going to play a huge role...




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    phd's



    Things to look forward to:
    (2) 10" or 12" imperium audio designs subs
    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: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by sizzling View Post
    Installed by best buy techs. I just do not have the time to learn how to do it, what to speak of actually installing them. I spoke with the guy who installed them about the tweeters, and he said there was nothing he could do besides enable crossovers or something which would spike the tweeters to even higher frequencies. Definitely dont want that.

    "50 % install and 50% speakers . cdt hd 61a get my vote at 270 a set til monday"

    what do you mean by 50% install 50% speakers? Just trying to clarify, the option you're reccomending is $270 for everything right?

    Thanks again.
    yes 270 for the mids ,tweets and 2 x overs .what i mean by install is ,are the doors deadened at all ? are the tweets installed in the right position to make them sound the best ? and what amp are you using for the components , does it bring the sound out like it should ?




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Phd Fb 6.1 kit gets my vote $299, for an amazing speaker set made in Italy.



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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ge_off_me View Post
    Phd Fb 6.1 kit gets my vote $299, for an amazing speaker set made in Italy.
    haven't heard them yet ,was talking to mike yesterday tho,hoping to be a rep soon




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Hey not to steal your thread 'sizzling' but I too am a newbie and am in a similar situation. Just trying to get an honest opinion about what brand to go with. I, like sizzling, don't mind spending the money, just want to spend it once, on the right product. I havent bought anything yet, but right now I am leaning toward JL C5-650 components for the front (03 civic sedan), and HERTZ HCX 165 "hi-energy" coax's for the rear... Also with two either 10 or 12 inch JL w3's in the trunk, havent decided. Can I do better for the money? Is there a better brand out there? Would you not mix brand between front and rear? Apologies if this is rude to post here sizzling and others... Just found this site 20 minutes ago and this is my first post. Thanks, i appreciate any feedback.




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

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    Hey not to steal your thread 'sizzling' but I too am a newbie and am in a similar situation. Just trying to get an honest opinion about what brand to go with. I, like sizzling, don't mind spending the money, just want to spend it once, on the right product. I havent bought anything yet, but right now I am leaning toward JL C5-650 components for the front (03 civic sedan), and HERTZ HCX 165 "hi-energy" coax's for the rear... Also with two either 10 or 12 inch JL w3's in the trunk, havent decided. Can I do better for the money? Is there a better brand out there? Would you not mix brand between front and rear? Apologies if this is rude to post here sizzling and others... Just found this site 20 minutes ago and this is my first post. Thanks, i appreciate any feedback.
    JL products are overrated and overpriced... stick with Hertz or if you want to buy from someone here; get CDTs or PHDs.




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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by oo7 View Post
    Hey not to steal your thread 'sizzling' but I too am a newbie and am in a similar situation. Just trying to get an honest opinion about what brand to go with. I, like sizzling, don't mind spending the money, just want to spend it once, on the right product. I havent bought anything yet, but right now I am leaning toward JL C5-650 components for the front (03 civic sedan), and HERTZ HCX 165 "hi-energy" coax's for the rear... Also with two either 10 or 12 inch JL w3's in the trunk, havent decided. Can I do better for the money? Is there a better brand out there? Would you not mix brand between front and rear? Apologies if this is rude to post here sizzling and others... Just found this site 20 minutes ago and this is my first post. Thanks, i appreciate any feedback.
    sizzling???

    edit: I now see this is the op's name, lol. whoops.

    and the general consensus around here is that there is much better to be had for the price of JL Audio. I can't say for certain, having never run a single JL product in my life... but just looking at the specs of their products vs others in the same price is rather enlightening. I would take a b stock Sundown Audio E-12 over a W3 any day. And I own almost the same PHD set mentioned above(slightly different midrange). It's sounds absolutely fantastic.



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    Re: Newbie here with question: what is the best $300 component speakers I can buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by marc2112 View Post
    JL products are overrated and overpriced... stick with Hertz or if you want to buy from someone here; get CDTs or PHDs.
    The gentleman at DIYMA feel the same way about Hertz, lol.



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    Quote Originally Posted by av83 View Post
    The gentleman at DIYMA feel the same way about Hertz, lol.
    Choosing between overpriced JLs or overpriced Hertzs. Let me think...uuuuuh? I think i'll stick with my italian made ribbon mids.




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