Closed Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Reload Thread: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

  1. #1
    iApex's Avatar
    iApex is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    506
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Icon14 Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    Hello guys, it's that time of the year again where income tax money is plentiful and all the bills are up to date.

    I'm looking to replace my front and rear speakers. I can't decide what the best combination of speakers would be in order to play loud and clean enough to hear over the subwoofer.

    Current System:
    Head unit: Alpine iDA-x305s
    Front Stage: Alpine SPX-13REF 5.25" Components
    Rear Deck: Infinity Kappa 692.9i 6x9's
    4-Channel Amp: Hifonics HFi100.4
    Sub: Alpine Type X 12", Custom Rebuild by PSi, (D1)ohm
    Sub Amp: Hifonics Brutus BXI1610D
    Box: 2.25cubes @32hz

    Car is a 2001 Pontiac Grand AM Coupe

    I've been looking at several options that look good from the spec sheets but I don't have the experience with them to know how they perform for sure.
    I'm looking for really loud and clear high's and reasonable mid-bass for the size of speakers I can fit in the car.

    For the front speakers I have considered...
    Alpine SPR-50C 5.25 Components
    Infinity Kappa Perfect 5.1 5.25 Components
    Rockford Fosgate Power T2 T252-S 5.25" Components

    or

    Just scrapping the component idea and getting some 4" bullet tweeters for the front
    such as the MTX RTX4BT. But I honestly don't think the sound quality would be sufficient.

    For the rear speakers I have considered...
    Infinity Kappa 680.9cs 6"x8 Components
    Rockford Fosgate Power T3 T3652-S 6.5" Components
    RE Audio XXX 6.9C 6x9" Components
    Image Dynamics 6x9's
    Digital Designs 6x9's


    What would you buy?

    I know there is a lot of options and I'm open to any suggestions or offers on speakers equal or greater than those listed here.




    REF's: SPY, Cravingbass123, mihklo, ace_800, Frostylemonade, blackdragonaudi
    Current System:
    Deck: Alpine iDA- x305s
    Front Stage: Alpine SPX-13REF
    Rear Stage: Infinity Kappa 692.9i
    4-Channel Amp: Hifonics HFi100.4
    Sub: Alpine Type X 12", Custom Rebuild by PSi, (D1)ohm
    Sub Amp:Hifonics Brutus BXI1610D
    Box:2.25cubes @32hz




  2. #2
    Bettr n' Revrse's Avatar
    Bettr n' Revrse is offline I do what I want



    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    16,839
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    27 (100%)
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    Wrong section but just do a set of nice components in the front and coaxials in the back




    Western Rep.

    99 Honda CRV: (Always Changing) ___________ 79 F-150: Show Truck ________________
    -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100________________ -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100
    -Sub Stage: Sundown SD-2 8's sealed________ -Sub Stage: Looking
    -Mids/Highs: Deciding_____________________ -Mids/Highs: Scan Speak & Blaupunkt
    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
    -Mid Amp: ^^^ 5/6 bridged at 1 ohm_________ -Mid Amp: ^^^

  3. #3
    Team Ampere's Avatar
    Team Ampere is offline Team Ampere Audio-Alabama



    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    birmingham,alabama
    Posts
    278
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    I have a aset of lnib infinity kappa perfect 5.1 . Got them off ebay about 8 months ago. Hit me up if ur interested. Got the woofers, tweeters and the crossovers. Linb



    1997 Cadillac Seville
    30 cube Clamshell designed and installed by Neill Barber @ Audio Extremes
    6-Sundown ZV3 15"s d2....Sub Amps-AMPERE AUDIO 3800.1s
    Fiberglass Front Doors done by Me...6-Crescendo PWX 10s...6-Selenuim ST200s...Mids/Highs amps-AMPERE AUDIO 125.4s
    Head Unit-Pioneer 80prs
    Sky High 1/0, XS Power XP FLEX 8g
    Tenney 320a alt
    Batteries-Powerware Group 31s-(12 of them bastards)
    3" lift kit by Lift-a-brand.. 24" Verde Helix Rims

  4. #4
    Team Ampere's Avatar
    Team Ampere is offline Team Ampere Audio-Alabama



    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    birmingham,alabama
    Posts
    278
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    Tried to pm you. Clear ur inbox. I can do the comp set for 150



    1997 Cadillac Seville
    30 cube Clamshell designed and installed by Neill Barber @ Audio Extremes
    6-Sundown ZV3 15"s d2....Sub Amps-AMPERE AUDIO 3800.1s
    Fiberglass Front Doors done by Me...6-Crescendo PWX 10s...6-Selenuim ST200s...Mids/Highs amps-AMPERE AUDIO 125.4s
    Head Unit-Pioneer 80prs
    Sky High 1/0, XS Power XP FLEX 8g
    Tenney 320a alt
    Batteries-Powerware Group 31s-(12 of them bastards)
    3" lift kit by Lift-a-brand.. 24" Verde Helix Rims

  5. #5
    Vertex Audio's Avatar
    Vertex Audio is offline Supporting Vendor Vertex Audio is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Vertex Audio is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    774
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    20 (100%)
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    What is your budget like? We can set ya up with some nice CDT gear.



    Authorized Dealers for: CDT Audio, ZED Audio, Incriminator Audio, Ultra Audio, Mechman Alternators, Flatline Audio, Ampere Audio and Shok Industries. Send us a PM if you need a price quote or are interested in our trade in program! And remember. FREE SHIPPING in the Continental USA

  6. #6
    esmokah's Avatar
    esmokah is offline Dabbed Out



    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North of 8, WI
    Posts
    377
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    I have just component woofers in back crossed to play 100Hz to 750. No tweets in the back for me! just something to think about



    Head Unit: Pioneer avh-4300dvd,
    Front Stage: Ascendant Audio 6.75", Massive Audio 28mm tweeters
    Rear Fill: Massive Audio CK6-3 6x9 Woofers
    Amps: PPI Phantom P900.4, Sundown Audio SAZ-2500D
    Sub: RE Audio XXX 12" 2.25^3 Tuned to 32

    They sell Kicker at Wal-Mart now. That's saying a lot..

  7. #7
    trumpet's Avatar
    trumpet is offline Supporting Vendor trumpet is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    trumpet is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Langdon, ND
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,626
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    25 (100%)
    Mentioned
    75 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    I have CDT 6x9 coaxials in stock which I could make a good deal on, plus a set of JBL Power components would be nice for the fronts.




    Small town service, family owned and operated. See our new mobile friendly online store at store.513electronics.com
    Home to CDT Audio's Systems Design Specialist
    Perfect Fit Speaker Kits
    Our CDT Audio dealer store, Clarion,_JBL,_Pioneer,_DB Drive,_Metra,_T-Spec
    My system: Pioneer AVH-4000NEX, JBL MS-8, Clarion XC6610 x 2, CDT 6.7"/4"/1.1" in the front doors, 4"/1.1" center channel, Pioneer TS-W3003D4 12" ported, Clarion SRG-1622R rear fill

  8. #8
    iApex's Avatar
    iApex is offline CarAudio.com Elite

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    506
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasmccabe View Post
    I have a aset of lnib infinity kappa perfect 5.1 . Got them off ebay about 8 months ago. Hit me up if ur interested. Got the woofers, tweeters and the crossovers. Linb

    Tried to pm you. Clear ur inbox. I can do the comp set for 150
    Did you ever put power to them? How did they sound? How do you think they would compare to the Alpine Type X 5.25" Components or the Rockford T2's?

    I have cleared my inbox now, sorry about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex Audio View Post
    What is your budget like? We can set ya up with some nice CDT gear.
    I'm thinking between $250-$500 is the total amount I'd like to spend on this project. What are some of the specs on the CDT equivalents?

    Quote Originally Posted by esmokah View Post
    I have just component woofers in back crossed to play 100Hz to 750. No tweets in the back for me! just something to think about
    How do the component woofers sound as far as mid-bass and rear fill?
    The Infinity's I have now scream, but when I try to get any mid-bass out of them they sound distorted as hell. =/

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    I have CDT 6x9 coaxials in stock which I could make a good deal on, plus a set of JBL Power components would be nice for the fronts.
    How are the specs looking on those? How do you think they would compare to Infinity 6x9's? How would those JBL Power components compare to the Alpine Type X 5.25 components or the Rockford T2's?




    REF's: SPY, Cravingbass123, mihklo, ace_800, Frostylemonade, blackdragonaudi
    Current System:
    Deck: Alpine iDA- x305s
    Front Stage: Alpine SPX-13REF
    Rear Stage: Infinity Kappa 692.9i
    4-Channel Amp: Hifonics HFi100.4
    Sub: Alpine Type X 12", Custom Rebuild by PSi, (D1)ohm
    Sub Amp:Hifonics Brutus BXI1610D
    Box:2.25cubes @32hz

  9. #9
    mylows10's Avatar
    mylows10 is offline Dc,tantric,singer,phd rep mylows10 is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    mylows10 is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    monterey , ca
    Age
    51
    Posts
    19,097
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Feedback Score
    92 (100%)
    Mentioned
    498 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    i could also set you up all around with cdt components ,new of course hd 61a components for the fronts and the hd 690 cfx for under 450 shipped
    CDT Audio HD-61A
    CDT Audio Braxials - HD-690CFX




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
    http://www.dcsoundlab.com

  10. #10
    trumpet's Avatar
    trumpet is offline Supporting Vendor trumpet is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    trumpet is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Langdon, ND
    Age
    33
    Posts
    4,626
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    25 (100%)
    Mentioned
    75 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    Quote Originally Posted by iApex View Post
    How are the specs looking on those? How do you think they would compare to Infinity 6x9's?
    CDT HD-690CFX link
    They would give you a different sound at similar quality. Actually, your 6x9s are already very nice. If you want to try something else that's what this would be, not a massive upgrade.
    How would those JBL Power components compare to the Alpine Type X 5.25 components or the Rockford T2's?
    The JBL Power speakers are designed to get a little louder than other JBL speakers. I've always read that the Alpine Type Xs are good sounding but they don't like to be pushed hard. The Power speakers would get you a bit more output. Compared to the Rockford T2s it looks on paper to be a draw. They both have features to help them sound clear when pushed hard. You'd be looking at at least another $100 to step up to the next level of speakers.




    Small town service, family owned and operated. See our new mobile friendly online store at store.513electronics.com
    Home to CDT Audio's Systems Design Specialist
    Perfect Fit Speaker Kits
    Our CDT Audio dealer store, Clarion,_JBL,_Pioneer,_DB Drive,_Metra,_T-Spec
    My system: Pioneer AVH-4000NEX, JBL MS-8, Clarion XC6610 x 2, CDT 6.7"/4"/1.1" in the front doors, 4"/1.1" center channel, Pioneer TS-W3003D4 12" ported, Clarion SRG-1622R rear fill

  11. #11
    iApex's Avatar
    iApex is offline CarAudio.com Elite

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    506
    Post Thanks / Like
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Front & Rear Component Speakers. 5.25", 6.5" or 6x9's

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    i could also set you up all around with cdt components ,new of course hd 61a components for the fronts and the hd 690 cfx for under 450 shipped
    CDT Audio HD-61A
    CDT Audio Braxials - HD-690CFX
    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    CDT HD-690CFX link
    They would give you a different sound at similar quality. Actually, your 6x9s are already very nice. If you want to try something else that's what this would be, not a massive upgrade.


    The JBL Power speakers are designed to get a little louder than other JBL speakers. I've always read that the Alpine Type Xs are good sounding but they don't like to be pushed hard. The Power speakers would get you a bit more output. Compared to the Rockford T2s it looks on paper to be a draw. They both have features to help them sound clear when pushed hard. You'd be looking at at least another $100 to step up to the next level of speakers.
    Thanks for the information guys. I ended up buying some Rockford T2's for the front and some JBL-GTO938 6x9's for the rear deck. For the price I decided I might as well **** with it. I'm not really looking to go all out on this car. After I trade this one in and get the new car then i'll sink some real change into it.

    This will have to do for now.

    Thanks again guys.




    REF's: SPY, Cravingbass123, mihklo, ace_800, Frostylemonade, blackdragonaudi
    Current System:
    Deck: Alpine iDA- x305s
    Front Stage: Alpine SPX-13REF
    Rear Stage: Infinity Kappa 692.9i
    4-Channel Amp: Hifonics HFi100.4
    Sub: Alpine Type X 12", Custom Rebuild by PSi, (D1)ohm
    Sub Amp:Hifonics Brutus BXI1610D
    Box:2.25cubes @32hz

Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Which amp for front 2-way component speakers
    By MagnusO in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 09:53 PM
  2. Worth buying an amp for component speakers?
    By W124_Man in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-25-2011, 12:19 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-10-2011, 10:27 PM
  4. amp for component speakers
    By blabo219 in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-15-2009, 10:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum