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dahotprotege
10-30-2003, 10:08 PM
For some strange reason my 6x9's in the back are blown. I took a lot at them and they are disgusting! So now I need to get new ones. I was wondering what name brands you guys would recommend? Should I put two more speakers in the back door panels and in the front ? All my speakers are stock except my audiobahns woofers.

walight01
10-31-2003, 12:23 AM
don't bother with the rear speakers right now, replace your front ones since they are stock.

MisterT
10-31-2003, 08:15 AM
Agreed. I am not using rear speakers currently and you wouldn't be able to tell except that the rear deck is removed revealing two holes where the factory ones. If you are using deck power for the amplification, then you don't need to go with a higher up model from a manufacturer. For example, I hear from members that Infinity Kappa's are really good sounding, but don't sound that loud or lack bass versus the more efficient Reference series. On the flipside, they do sound better when properly powered, but when using deck power (roughly 25 watts RMS), then the Reference series sound better. I am not totally sold on Infinity, but am using them as an example.

dahotprotege
10-31-2003, 10:19 AM
Yea, I couldnt tell my back ones were blown until my friends told me all they heard was bass. So if I just get some god reference 6x9's since im going deck powered is good? Has anyone put speakers in the rear doors? Or is that a waste of time too?

walight01
11-02-2003, 10:31 AM
i know blue has done it, its actually a good idea if you have rear passangers. infinity reference series are pretty good, i've installed a few 2 way 6X9's and they sounded good, but as misterT has found out, his rear speakers had about a 3 in xmax b/c he had so much bass coming from his subs ;) so the rear deck is a bad place for speakers unless you can seal them off from the trunk. but definiatly replace your front speakers with a set of components first, night/day difference

blue LEDz
11-02-2003, 02:30 PM
yeah, i've got components in my rear doors. i used to be the only one of my friend's with a 4 door that ran good, so we always took my car:biggrin: and i don't want to just bombard my rear passengers with a **** ton of bass, so i installed a cheap set of power acoustik components in the rear doors. it was easier to run the wires into the rear doors than the fronts;) i spent like $50 on the components, and they are more than good enough for rear passengers, and i've got them adjusted so they don't really effect the front sound:biggrin:

thunderb0lt
11-02-2003, 04:19 PM
Pioneer 6x9s rock. I have em in the rear. The drown my 6.5s in the front. The highs are crystal clear and the bass is clear and deep enough to make people think you actually have a sub in the trunk.

Lil Freek
11-02-2003, 10:16 PM
i've heard really good things about Kenwood... and don't they have some sort of unsung deal with Mazda?

dahotprotege
11-03-2003, 08:18 AM
Originally posted by blue LEDz
yeah, i've got components in my rear doors. i used to be the only one of my friend's with a 4 door that ran good, so we always took my car:biggrin: and i don't want to just bombard my rear passengers with a **** ton of bass, so i installed a cheap set of power acoustik components in the rear doors. it was easier to run the wires into the rear doors than the fronts;) i spent like $50 on the components, and they are more than good enough for rear passengers, and i've got them adjusted so they don't really effect the front sound:biggrin: That sounds good because my passengers in the back complain of too much bass. So to sum up get some of those inifinit's for the front and some cheaper components for the rear doors? one more thing, tweeters?

Lil Freek
11-03-2003, 08:38 AM
the only thing i've heard about Infinity speakers is that "if you don't listen to Classical all day, don't bother getting Infinity"
That's just hear-say from me.

I will probably opt for either Clarions or Kenwoods in my front and back... sadly, my carwill be without kickpanels. :(

98zoomzoom
11-03-2003, 10:47 AM
I have the prblem of the rear deck speakers getting torn apart too.
I think they make some that are "closed-back" where the cage is solid.

McCorkle
11-03-2003, 11:00 AM
I replaced all of my speakers with Polk EX3's. Sounds great and I would highly recommend getting components in the fronts as well.

jnorion
11-03-2003, 03:09 PM
I have Rockford 3way 6x9's in the back, they sound great. I have never heard them distort yet, even running them with an amp. The sound quality and bass are both really good. I have no sub but half the time it feels like I do. They were actually pretty cheap, too, only $130 for the pair.

blue LEDz
11-03-2003, 06:01 PM
i can say that from all my use, kenwood, clarion, and pioneer have some of the worst speakers i've heard:( pioneer being the worst of the 3. granted they are still better than sony, but that's not saying much. i've installed power acoustik speakers that sound as good or better for much less;) and i've heard great things about infinity, especially their components. don't worry about extra tweeters, if you use components:biggrin:

dahotprotege
11-04-2003, 11:00 PM
so I have made up my mind so far to get some good components but not any pioneer kenwood or clarion. Are audiobahns good?

asylum24
11-04-2003, 11:21 PM
can anyone guess what im gonna say? :) :) Alpine Type - R's

McCorkle
11-04-2003, 11:48 PM
I knew immediately when I saw your name in my control panel screen as the last person to reply. Honestly I don't even know why I clicked on the thread, I already knew the answer.

dahotprotege
11-04-2003, 11:53 PM
are they that good? How much were they?

asylum24
11-05-2003, 12:37 AM
I got mine from a actual store so i got em for 215 ish but you can get them for around 140.... I say they are damn good... they sound damn wonderful and clean and would work great since your passengers complain about too much bass in the back... I personally think that they put out just the right amount of bass without an amp on them to do great as backspeakers since it is just fill.

asylum24
11-05-2003, 12:38 AM
lol proto2k... did I have that much of a influence on ya?

asylum24
11-05-2003, 12:40 AM
Also if you dont want the Type - R's...(dont know why you wouldnt) I would go check out some eclipse speakers... friend has a pair in his accord that are externally crossed over and sound great and paid only about $100 or so for them I believe they put out more mid-bass than the alpine, but the high's sound a lil harsher to me.

McCorkle
11-05-2003, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by asylum24
lol proto2k... did I have that much of a influence on ya?

Well not that much influence since I am rocking Polks in my car.

asylum24
11-05-2003, 01:13 AM
ok so maybe influence wasnt the right word... how bout annoy ;)

MazdaMania
11-05-2003, 09:51 PM
I've done the speakers in the rear doors. They helped more than I thought they would. Sony's suck. I would much rather have 2 sets of the Infinity's. Espically since I paid 1/3 of the price for them. That was the only thing that got me to put them in the rear doors. It wasn't worth 100 bucks but 35 I can deal with. My Pioneers sound good for highs but I'm not too keen on the bass out of em when I've got the subs off. I want a set of tweeters but if you go with components you don't need them. This is what i've got.
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dacinokc
11-07-2003, 08:40 PM
OK my two cents-
First the "sweetheart deal" between Kenwood and Mazda is just that- I deal to sell Mazda the "upper end" of thier car audio hardware for the MSP, the MP3 and whatever else comes up. The products Kenwood sells to Mazda are solidly middle of the line.
Next- Use rear speakers for what you want in your set up. Many of us including me would tell you that rear speakers are for ambience, or rear fill, not for a primary soundstage- that is for the front speakers to do. 6x9 can be used and often are to supplement the bass of the front speakers of the system. But while they can go deeper than the front, don't count too much on the bass of any 6x9 to be adaquate for a system, particulary if you like bass and/or louder volumes. Get a sub is you like bass.
Now as to choice, I will beat a dead horse here, but I would suggest that you go listen to as many different makes and models of 6x9 speakers as you can find. If it requires a road trip, take it! Most car audio can be purchased by looking at frequency charts, Signal to Noise ratios, channel seperation, numbers and statistics. The only thing that you can't buy that way are speakers!!
Speakers are very subjective- I have in my shop two pairs of interesting mismatched speakers- one pair has almost identical frequency response curves, and they sound nothing alike. The other set have almost night and day frequency response charts, but sound almost like twins! I keep them both to show folks why to not purchase speakers by the "numbers".
So the numbers are the way to go, what is? Well, you will pay for them, and live with them, so I would say your ears are the best judge of what you will like the sound of. I know my taste in sound is very different from other folks. I have auditioned, listened to, and owned a lot of speakers in the past 20 years. I have prefered models, and even some suggestions for folks on occasion base on what they listen to at what volumes, but really-
find some speakers you like the sound of!! It doesn't matter what we think- you are the one who will hear them daily!
So take a couple of favorite disc and go auditioning, the process can actually be pretty fun, and will give you much bigger dividends over time when you get some speakers you like!
Good Luck- let us all know what you listen to, what you think about them and what you finally decide make the best music for your ears!! :cool:

dahotprotege
11-08-2003, 12:44 AM
wow that was unexpecting! Thanks a bunch bro! Im gonna head out to Circuit City and Best Buy and listen to all the speakers.