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Can someone recommend me cheap but good aftermarket speakers? I just need something reliable and with good sound quality. I already have a cheap aftermarket JVC head unit that can support speakers with total output of 50W and a subwoofer, though for now I'd just go for the speakers. The standard speakers are ok but start distorting the sound when played at volume near their capacity. It would be nice if the recommended unit is sold at BestBuy so I could buy it, and possibly have it installed over there.
 

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As I mentioned in another thread, I don't have a CD changer, so I can't fully comment on their capability, but given ****** FM radio audio, I like my Powerbass speakers. I run their 5.25" component set in the front doors and their 5.25" coaxial set on the rear deck and have a MACH RCU.

I don't know about a G3 install, but my G4 was a piece of cake.

Front: Unscrew all of the visible screws in the door panel, pop the panel loose from the door by starting at the bottom, lift up and off the door lock rod, disconnect the power window and door lock switch, then set the panel to the side. Since I was installing components, with crossovers, I removed some of the sound deadening padding in the upper left hand corner of the door panel (Towards the rear doors), as well as snipped off some plastic "casting flash" that was in the way. Using 3M super strength double-sided tape (The same used on Ventshades) I mounted the crossovers there. After some quick wiring and mounting the Scosche 5x7/6x8 adapter in place of the factory speaker, I was done. I did both front doors in about an hour's time, not bad for not knowing what I was getting into.

Rear: Couldn't be easier, push down, out and up on the bottom seat cushion. Then the cushion is removed from the car. Slip two screwdrivers underneath the 3rd brake light, it pops up, pull up and out and disconnect it. Two bolts hold the back of the seat, then lift that up and out, make sure both rear doors are open when you do this. I just flipped mine down and sat on the back of it while working on the rear speakers. Mitchell-On-Demand says to remove the trim near the headliner, but I left mine in place without issues. Pop up the two plastic body panel retainers holding the carpeted section, then remove that section. Quick wiring and mounting the speaker adapters and done. Rears took me less than 30 minutes.
 

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Pioneers are great inexpensive brand-name speakers. They sound good and are quality items. If you want to pay a little more, Infinitys are better.
 

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here is a small list of stuff i like these are all consided by audiophiles as good speakers. the reason the list is small is there are a very slight few that have good sound quality because of silk tweets. most of the time audiophiles find mylar and metal tweets to harsh or bright sounding. any ways on to the list


I personally have heard these brands . and liked them
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-CADENCE-6-5-300-WATT-SLIM-CAR-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/390225359085?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/CVL-5K-CADENCE-5-25-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-SET-NEW-/130418386730?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/CDT-Audio-CL-S50A-TW-19-5-25-2-Way-Component-Speaker-/120599845112?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/PHOENIX-GOLD-RSD5CS-NEW-5-25-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-RSD-5CS-/120599843483?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-TS-A1302C-5-25-2-Way-Speaker-System-360W-Set-/290461657502?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-5-1-4-180-WATTS-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKER-SYSTEM-/180534925734?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/INFINITY-KAPPA-50-9CS-CAR-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-5-25-/380258016283?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/Infinity-REFERENCE-5030cs-2-Way-5-25-Speakers-210w-New-/130412094994?pt=Car_Speakers

Sorry have not tried the Boston’s or the alpine’s below I hear they are good. just have not had the time to listen to them or purchase them.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Boston-Acoustics-SC50-5-25-2-Way-Component-System-5-1-4-/350291894272?pt=Car_Speakers
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Boston-Acoustics-S50-300W-5-25-Car-Component-Speakers-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ400142408975QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Alpine-SPR-13S-5-25-5x7-6x8-Component-Speakers-5-1-4-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ180445256401QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo
 

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Pioneers are great inexpensive brand-name speakers. They sound good and are quality items. If you want to pay a little more, Infinitys are better.
I was in local Warmart's car audio section today, and they had a wall with speakers that you could turn on and try. Indeed, a pair of Pioneers did stand out among Sony's and others over there. It was a TS-A6872R 3-way pair sold for under $60. I think I'll get that.
 

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Pioneers are great inexpensive brand-name speakers. They sound good and are quality items. If you want to pay a little more, Infinitys are better.
Speaker choices are personal opinion...and after listening to Infinity...I think they sound horrible even compared to the lesser priced Pioneers. Not saying you are wrong....I just disagree with your statement.

Alpines, Pioneer, Cadence are the brands I would choose in the price range you want to pay. I personally have had MB Quart and JLs in my other rides...I like those too...but they get pricey.
 

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I second the Pioneers. Kenwoods are good too, but tend to be pricey. I used a set of Kenwood Excellons on my LX wagon, and they are amazing.
 
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