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Hey yall I am a new member. And I have a 95 GL or LX i dont know but the point im getting at is speakers. I hate my stock speakers. They are complete crap and i gurentee ive already blown them to hell and back because when i got the car it came with a realy powerful pioneer head unit. So what kind of speakers would you people suggest and what size power and all the junk for the fronts and the back. I am looking at Sony Xploids and Pioneers. They are both about as loud, the pioneers make more base but the sonys look a hell of alot better and i already looked and the sonys and pioneers look alot bigger than the ones currently there. So ya thats my story and if im in the right place "posting" (as your chat room calls it) this maybe yall could help a lil. Thanx lata

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Hmm well it all depends what you want to hear... Or you could just read the last 10 identical questions, they are probably still on the same page as this post. Don't waste time trying to save money, if you like something that costs alot, just buy them, otherwise you'll just be wishing you had when your low cost stuff breaks. good luck...
 

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and don't go sony. I know rockford fosgate make some good speakers
and if you can find some planet audio has some good stuff to
 

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Yeah, I can't speak to car speakers, but nearly every SONY product my family has ever bought is broken (4 TVs, 1 VCR which is now fixed again, 2 Boomboxes, 1 Bookshelf Stereo, 1 Discman, 2 Walkmans, 1 car radio, at least 3 pairs of headphones)! Now I'll only buy Panasonic for everyday electronics (but I know nothing about their car audio..)

 
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Infinity speakers are really good (Reference series is good, Kappa series is best) - made my stock HU sound pretty good. I'm not sure on power ratings or anything, though. Hope this helps
 

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It all depends on what you like. I agree with Zeptoplix, don't try to save money - get what you think sounds good - you'll totally regret it if you don't.

Personally, I think anything you can buy at Best Buy or Circuit City as far as speakers go don't sound good, so I wouldn't buy that stuff. From my experience, the people that work there don't know s***, and will tell you anything just to get you to buy stuff, so be wary.

If you're going to install them yourself and it's your first install, I'd recommend Crutchfield because they give you absolutely everything you need to do the install. You can also call them if you have any problems, they have great tech support. If you have a decent idea what you're doing and what you need, I'd buy from some of the other online retailler with cheaper prices (eg. Etronics).

On a final note, if you want to take full advantage of aftermarket speakers, amp them. Try to match an amp's RMS power ratings with your speaker's RMS power ratings. You'd be amazed how much better they sound.

Good luck.
 

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Right thanx yall, For the replys: I listen to rap rock heavy metal rave techno trance but its all very loud for my own purposes. So what do most people have thats loud and current speaker that are good so i know they have been tested in a sence?
 

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I love my infinity 6x9's, crystal clear sound. They'll handle up to 125 rms, 250 max. So if u just have a head unit to them, they will be fine by a long shot. Definitly worth their price.
 

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Originally posted by snyper1982@Mar 4 2004, 06:04 PM
you should NEVER be juding a speaker by its looks.
Remember, if you can see 'em, thieves can see 'em.
 

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The new Pioneer 6"X8"'s are very nice, the 3-way ones and they are about $80 a pair street prices. Crutchfield is good, as well as best buy.
 

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Ya... steal my stuff ya right, first i got one hell of a sensative alarm, and second by the time i get my speakers ill have the new security system. Which is basicly a marine engine battery hooked up to the doors, hood and trunk for those annoying theives. See how they like getting their asses shocked to hell. LOL
 

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95... That is the wrong attitude to have. if someone wants something in your car, they'll get it no matter what, its just best not toadvertise what you got. Personally, I have one set of sony 6x9s (sound only ok) 2 sets of alpine 6 1/2" 2 ways , and 2 sets of 3 1/2" speakers. this is extremely loud for metal and hard rock. With rap you are going to run into a crappy response at high volumes if you do not have a sub.
 

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Ya you got a point there ill consider that but still who else has speakers non stock so that i know whats good n all. And also on a more custom note: Anyone ever think of putting speakers in the rear doors? I think it would give some more power if thats possible anyone thinking bout this or knows how to do it without a amp TELLL ME!!! Im bored as hell at my house and I suddenly have cash to work with and its all going N2 the ford. YAY!
 

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I've had both Sony Xplods and cheap walmart Pioneers. They were both horrible.

Infinity Kappa is the way to go IMO. One of the best coax speakers out there, has an inline passive crossover, it's good. JBLs are good too but they're a bit more harsh (the Power Series) but really clear...the GTO's are similar to the References that Infinity sells (believe it or not actually I think they are the References...LOL)
 

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I have Kenwood 6879ie 6x8"'s all the way around, and I am very pleased. they have a somewhat sharp sound to them - but that's obviously compared to the muddy mid sound of the factory speakers. They weren't too expensive, either - $70.00/pair off of crutchfield.

Putting speakers in the rear doors would lower the soundstage, assuming you would be taking the speakers OUT of the rear deck. The nice thing about rear deck speakers is that the sound bounces off the rear windshield, and really puts the stage at face level. But if you were going to ADD speakers to the already existing setup, putting sub-only speakers in the doors would make the car rattle pretty good.
 
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