I'm new and my first diy install and what is the best and most powerful 6x9 thank you


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reddzeppelin

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2012 ram 1500 Laramie longhorn

Non alpine system/

Aftermarket head unit is a boss touchscreen DVD ,nav, cd, etc

Replaced front tweeters with kickers and bass reducers

Front and rear doors total of 4 new 6x9

All new wire

Everything is soldered and heat shrink wrapped

Two 12" subs originally had 2 kickers then upgraded one when I had the money to a dd

Non alpine system

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LosIsATool

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you can get odd harmonics off odd shaped speakers especially if the cone is not rigid enough it can flex at higher frequencies causing variances in tone.not that most people will ever hear it but it does happen.

sound like op just needs some speakers. like recommended i would get 6x9 to 6.5" adapters with preferably a separate spot for the tweeter. i always liked the sound of polks but there are plenty of good brands out there that will fit your needs.
No. That would just be a crappy speaker. If you are playing any driver to high it will sound bad. A 6x9 is very close to a 8 so it's just as limited as a 8.

 
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reddzeppelin

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Tried the jbl and wasn't impressed with them the kickers out performed them IMO but maybe it's just the music I listen to which is classic rock

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LosIsATool

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The bad news is you went about this all wrong.

It's going to be best to do it in stages.

I'd start with replacing that head unit.

If the source is crap no matter what speakers you use they will be crap.

 
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Yes I hate the hu and wife isn't convinced or understand why I need to replace it , when I started this build I really wish I did more research I didn't even know what a dual sub even meant and there so many ways yiu can wire speakers but now I'm a sponge soaking all the knowledge and addicted to iy

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Yes I hate the hu and wife isn't convinced or understand why I need to replace it , when I started this build I really wish I did more research I didn't even know what a dual sub even meant and there so many ways yiu can wire speakers but now I'm a sponge soaking all the knowledge and addicted to iy

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I wouldn't do anything until you get a better deck. You don't know what's really wrong with the speakers the way it is not. It might be fine afterwards. Or if it's not you will know where to start.

 

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Do you even have the letter"x" on your keyboard? 6x9....
Some people are uneducated about sound/speakers. That's where we come in and help figure out what that person wants, how loud, budget to work with, what vehicle, etc. Some of the most simpliest questions so that we can figure out what's best for that person. It's called asking and researching. We're not here for the hell of it. Some of us have been in this car audio game a long time. We have messed around with many brands to make suggestions. And 6x9's isn't one of them.
LoL no x's this way only *

 

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No. That would just be a crappy speaker. If you are playing any driver to high it will sound bad. A 6x9 is very close to a 8 so it's just as limited as a 8.
Pioneer had an article about it in pas years ago

The odd shape of the oval speakers creates high and low pressure points on the cone.

Not to mention the surround dimples in the corners limiting excursion and again creating a pressure point on the cone.

It doesn't really matter that for subs but the higher the frequency goes the more the sound is affected

 

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And I agree the head unit should be addressed

Also generally it's not good to mix different subs especially if they are in the same box sharing air space

And triple especially if they have different power on them

And nothing wrong with kicker speakers

I always did like the sound for rock more than most speakers

 

LosIsATool

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Pioneer had an article about it in pas years agoThe odd shape of the oval speakers creates high and low pressure points on the cone.

Not to mention the surround dimples in the corners limiting excursion and again creating a pressure point on the cone.

It doesn't really matter that for subs but the higher the frequency goes the more the sound is affected
Sorry but thats bogus. As long as it's playing within it's capable bandwidth it will sound like a round speaker playing the same bandwidth. Sure it will have artifacts playing to high. So will a round speaker.

 

Jeffdachef

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Yes I hate the hu and wife isn't convinced or understand why I need to replace it , when I started this build I really wish I did more research I didn't even know what a dual sub even meant and there so many ways yiu can wire speakers but now I'm a sponge soaking all the knowledge and addicted to iy

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so your boss deck has zero sound quality tuning options along with a poor low end audio convertor which means poor sound from the start. A good deck makes ALLL the difference in the world sound quality wise. You can have the most expensive speaker in the world and sound like sh*t in a poor setup with a crappy head unit while a flea market speaker on a nice head unit with a proper tune sound beyond amazing.

Head unit should be your main # 1 priority over ANYTHING else. I'd get a pioneer 2800bs or kenwood ddx 374 to replace that boss. As for nav, you dont need it. Just get android auto and you can navigate through your phone onto that screen.

Main thing about buying a head unit is. 24 bit dac, 13 band or higher EQ, time alignment and 4 volt pre-out or higher. Those are the BARE bones you need for any kind of audio results.

As for speakers, i'd invest in a 6x9 to 6.5 adapter and get quality drivers that can get loud and sound good. Almost all 6x9s on the market are trash quality.

Literally a pair of my PRV 6.5s completely destroyed a vehicle that had EIGHT 6x9s in terms of both loudness and sound quality. Sensitivity is the spec you look for when you want things loud.

 

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