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Old 04-29-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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i've had these bestbuy gift cards, and can't decide what to do with them

but today, i found some sweet 5 1/4"* at bestbuy

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1140392384738

infinity 5012i

these things sounded amazing

are they any good?
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I like pretty much anything by Infinity. There may be two issues to deal with.
1 I am not sure if they will fit due to mounting depth. They might, just not sure.
2 If they are running off the factory deck they probably won't sound as good as they did in the store.
But, yeah if they fit they would probably be very nice.
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mounting depth is not an issue in our doors. there is LOTS of room back there.
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I have the 6.5" versions in my Malibu....both the coaxial and the component. You WILL need to amplify them....they sound like utter and complete crap if using the line-level feed, even from an aftermarket high-power deck. My coax pair are unamped (just for rear fill), my components are amped with Kicker 200.4 bridged to 2 channel operation, and they REALLY sing, with zero distortion up to around 80% volume.
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I have installed these in a ford explorer (custom cut into doors) and amplified them and they sound amazing. These speakers can take a beating but I do not know what they sound like on a stock system, they will probably distort more easily (if not amplified) because the lack of power and clean signal from the stock amplifier, but those are great speakers, and you can always amp them in the future if you decide to.
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While they do have an above average power handling for their price point, I personally think they still sound great on head unit power. I have a set of Reference 6.5" components in my 95 SLE, powered off of a Pioneer DEH-P8000R and I think they sound great. Factory HU, aftermarket HU, amp, no amp... in any scenario I think they perform well for you, but speakers and audio in general is very subjective. Trust your ears above anything else. You're the one who'* going to be listening to them, not any of us.
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infinty = generally the best you can buy in the pricerange.
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