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Old 02-21-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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I'm looking to put some really good 6x9s in the rear and was looking for some opinions. The stocks do pretty good but I want something that can get louder and bang a little harder. I have subs already but I'm working on getting rid of them because they suck so I'm just wanting to do some small upgrades for now.

I've gotten good opinions on these:

http://www.cardomain.com/item/JBLT595
http://www.cardomain.com/item/ROCT1693C?ref=carr

Any opinions are welcome.
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both are good options, a few questions first, do you plan on amping them? and there is 100 dollar difference between the two, the RF handle 110 RMS and hte JBL handle 150 RMS. THe sensitivity is 94 for the JBL but only 90 for the RF, so the RF will always be louder. and that is way too much $$ for thoes fosgates
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both are good options, a few questions first, do you plan on amping them? and there is 100 dollar difference between the two, the RF handle 110 RMS and hte JBL handle 150 RMS. THe sensitivity is 94 for the JBL but only 90 for the RF, so the RF will always be louder. and that is way too much $$ for thoes fosgates
No no no... Sensitivity is the SPL of a speaker @ 1 watt @ 1 meter in an anoechic chamber. Basically a room with no sound reflections. 94 will be more then double the SPL of the 90 sensitivity speaker. And since it can handle even more power, you will probably be able to play it up to 3-5x louder.

Those JBL are teh **** and with a good 100wpc amp will sing.
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Thanks you guys. Yes, I plan on amping them. And no, I'm not buying them from there, I'll pick them up off of eBay or a car audio forum a lot cheaper, just wanted to show the specs on them. More opinions are welcome. Do you have recommendations for an amp for the JBLs?
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No no no... Sensitivity is the SPL of a speaker @ 1 watt @ 1 meter in an anoechic chamber. Basically a room with no sound reflections. 94 will be more then double the SPL of the 90 sensitivity speaker.
oh yea, good catch its been a long morning
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. Do you have recommendations for an amp for the JBLs?
150-175 wpc would be sweet on them I've run some 6x9'* off of a JBL amp before it was great. I also have a directed amplifier for my subs now, and i love it too. It'* better then the subs....

These are both new products
Directed A802 will do 150 W x2 @ 4ohm (underrated)
JBL GTO75.2 not as much power, but it'* underrated, and will match the speaks..
RF, JL audio are some other good ones. MTX generally have more distortion in the spec sheet then I like to see.

If you want top sound look for Phoenix Gold, nakamichi
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Kenwood, and sony arent as good either, i would get what u know is good, which is in this instance the jbls
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Thought about Infinity'*? I have a pair of Infinity 6953i'* in my SSE and they friggin pound. They have great mids and they really give the low end of the mids and the highs are good also. I have Alpine TYPE * 2-way 5.25'* in the front and the only amp is the stock BOSE amp and although they aren't quite as loud as the old BOSE 5.25'* they are clearer and the tag team of Infinity 6953i'* in the rear and Alpine Type *'* in front actually present a nice staging effect -mostly bass with great mids from the rear and the some mids and highs up front.
You can get the Infinity 6953i'* new off ebay for like $69 + shipping which I consider to be a steal even though it is a 2003 model -it'* worth the $$ saved over the 2004 and 2005 models which don't sound much, if any, better.
I've got a Infinity 12.3SE sub and am looking at a Kicker KX500.2 to power it as soon as I get a deck (I'm still running a factory upgrade deck -7-band eq cd unit).
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Thought about Infinity'*? I have a pair of Infinity 6953i'* in my SSE and they friggin pound. They have great mids and they really give the low end of the mids and the highs are good also. I have Alpine TYPE * 2-way 5.25'* in the front and the only amp is the stock BOSE amp and although they aren't quite as loud as the old BOSE 5.25'* they are clearer and the tag team of Infinity 6953i'* in the rear and Alpine Type *'* in front actually present a nice staging effect -mostly bass with great mids from the rear and the some mids and highs up front.
You can get the Infinity 6953i'* new off ebay for like $69 + shipping which I consider to be a steal even though it is a 2003 model -it'* worth the $$ saved over the 2004 and 2005 models which don't sound much, if any, better.
I've got a Infinity 12.3SE sub and am looking at a Kicker KX500.2 to power it as soon as I get a deck (I'm still running a factory upgrade deck -7-band eq cd unit).
I agree, Infinities sound great. However, Harmon and Kardon owns both Infinity and JBL so either way you go they should sound somewhat similar (and both great). Infinity is the higher end model though. Kind of like Chevy VS GMC.
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i have these they sound awsome they cooudl use a bit more low end bass but thats what subs are for.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/JBLGTO936
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