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Old 06-14-2009, 02:26 AM   #1
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So my speaker blew today because apparently my new headunit is too powerful for my stock speakers.. lol oh well it'* just all the more reason to go aftermarket with speakers.

Anyways.. I have a few questions about buying aftermarket speakers since I can't really afford new 6x9'* and new component speakers and an amp to power them at the moment. So what I was wondering is if I should just get the 6x9'* and component speakers since I can afford to buy both of those (alpine type-* (also any opinions on these speakers?) ). But the speakers will only be getting 22 watts rms from my headunit. How would this sound?

Or should I just get new component speakers since the speaker that blew was the one in front on the passenger side and try and find an amp that only costs about $150 max that has two channels and about a 100 watts per channel (the speakers are rated at 85 or 80 watts rms @ 4 ohms). But if I did this wouldn't my comp. speakers overpower my 6x9'*? and end up making my system sound bad until i get another amp and the aftermarket 6x9s.

I also just had another thought.. Do the watts and the power from the amp add up? and if they do couldn't I buy CS60.2 - JBL 2 Ch 120 Watt Full Range Amplifier and be able to fully power them?

Alpine Comp. Speakers: Alpine - Type-* 6-1/2" 2-Way Car Component Speaker System - SPS-600C

Alpine 6x9'*: Alpine - Type-* 6" x 9" 3-Way Coaxial Car Speakers with Poly-Mica Cones (Pair) - SPS-609

I of course won't be buying from Best Buy so I don't need anyone telling me where to buy speakers. lol

Also this may sound like a dumb question.. But can that amp use the preamp outputs on my headunit? (can all amps use them?)

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It might also be worth mentioning that I have 3 preamp outs on my headunit. So getting 3 amps (1 for comp. speakers, one for 6x9'* and 1 for sub(*) ) shouldn't be a problem if i go with the 60 watts x 2 channels amp @ 4 ohms
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you will be able to use your HU preouts for sure for the amp. if i can suggest something is if cash is tight to go with the front speakers and a 4 channel amp. tha way when you will have both fronts workin again, a decent set at that and a amp to power them. then when time comes to get some new 6x9s you will be ready to give them amp power due to the 4 channel. Woofersetc.com the online car audio super store, the largest selection at the lowest prices! has good prices for sure and should have a 4 channel in your price range. a 4 channel would also reduce the amount of amps you will need in the end which saves space and wiring. your stock 6x9s should be fine without bein powered by the amp, might sound a lil crappy due to them bein factory but no worries.
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Alright, thats probably what I'll do. But that raises another question... (I feel like a dumbass now.. lol) I just realized that the comp. speakers that I was planning on getting for my front speakers is meant for a rear deck. So scratch that idea of getting those comp. speakers.. So does anyone recommend any aftermarket component speakers? I prefer quality over volume, also, easy install is something that I'm really looking for... I don't really want to cut up my car too much to fit in new tweeters or anything like that.
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well according to crutchfield.com your car has a 6.5" opening in the doors(correct me if im wrong ) and you should be able to fit that component set in no prob, unless you dont have a opening for the tweeter, then a set of coaxles would work too..well if your not down to cut a hole for one that is ha.
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that confusing though because when i enter my car and everything and i go to look at those speakers it says rear deck by it... So... I guess im confused now because it should fit but it says next to it that it only fits rear deck.. hmm
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I just put new components in my 02. The factory ones are attached to the door panel, from behind. You'll know what I mean when you take the panel off. I used Alpines as well, but I got the spx-17ref 6.5 components. They fit just fine. I actually mounted the woofers a little differently, though. I took the factory grill off, mounted the woofer from the front of the panel (like a surface mount) then put the factory grill back on. I had to trim some of the cutout to do this, though.

I mounted the new tweeters in the factory place, but I had to do a bit of trimming with a dremel to get them to fit in there. But they look good now, except for a few nicks where the dremel got away from me a little bit.

I'm not 100% happy with the bass output I'm getting from mine, but I suspect it may be from mounting them to the door panel. It doesn't seem like a solid enough way to mount it to keep the basket from moving too much. Overall, though, I'm liking the sound better than factory.

I didn't do anything for rear speakers. I'm just running the front components and subwoofers, that'* it. Sounds nice to me. Got a 100wrms x 2 amp to run the comps, and have 2 12s w/ 600wrms on them. Also Alpine. Kinda want to upgrade my low end now, though.
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might i suggest checkin out DC soundlabs DC Audio - Home just e-mail rusty for pricing. very good product and excelent CS. ill be rockin DC very soon now
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hmm i was looking at those alpine comp. speakers as well.. Ahhh I'm so stumped as to what speakers I should buy.. lol.. and this blown speaker is really getting on my nerves.. Anyone else have any experience with installing component speakers in a bonneville (2000+ preferably - I'm thinking they are going to be different than pre-2000 bonnevilles maybe?). So any speaker recommendations would be highly appreciated.
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chech these out. not sure what kinda sound ya like but heres a few decent sets.. CL-S60A - CDT Audio Classic 6.5" 2-Way Component Speakers
FXC-6K - Cadence 6.5" 2-Way Component
6020CS - Infinity 6.5" Component Speaker System
and here is a decent powered 4 channel for under 150 too. i have the mono amp of this brand/style etc and it puts out some clean power for the cash. has a small foot print so it can be fit/mounted in more places too
KAC-8404 Kenwood 4-channel 600 Watt Amplifier
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