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Topic # 91707 19-Oct-2011 16:42 Send private message

Hi Geeks,

I know nothing about car stereo systems. I recently installed a head unit and rear speaker into a friend's car. The front speakers are also worn and so I would like to replace them with something that balances out the rest of the kit.

I would very much appreciate any suggestions on a quality brand and appropriate type. Looking to spend sub-$90 on the pair.


Installed thus far:

Sony CDX-GT260 (head unit -- 50W)

Sony XS-F693G (rear 6x9 speakers -- 50W)


Thanks,


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  Reply # 535230 19-Oct-2011 16:46 Send private message

50w 6x9's? Is that max or nominal, because you would really want 200+ max watts on 6x9's.

If you want to spend sub $90 on front speakers, then pretty much just get any good brand name speakers in there, possibly better value by going to a car stereo specialist and seeing if they have decent ones that you wouldnt find at Repco et al.

With no seperate amp etc and a low budget, you arent really going to find a hugely spectactular difference in $90 speakers.




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  Reply # 535240 19-Oct-2011 16:59 Send private message

I have found in the past that the Japanese speakers sometimes sound tinny. But on the other hand i also stick with a brand so if you have sony at the moment i would stick with sony. You should be able to get some good 6" speakers for well under $90.

Such as: http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=838059 

i would go for http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=503800 



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  Reply # 535276 19-Oct-2011 17:47 Send private message

Thanks very much for the replies. Much appreciated.

The Sony kit I installed was received as part of a Mitre 10 giveaway. I am not looking for anything fancy, just a solid replacement for the old busted front speakers.


50W RMS methinks. My thoughts were to find any "well known" brand speakers that are also 50W rated. The prices I have seen so far have been all over the place. Anywhere from $40 to $200 for similar rated speakers manufactured by the usual suspects, i.e. JVC, Alpine, Sony, etc.

Does anyone know of a particular special that they are able to point me towards..?



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  Reply # 535279 19-Oct-2011 17:55 Send private message

I had a look through PriceSpy and Parallel Imported comes up as the cheapest supplier.

The options seems to be 25W-40W RMS. The head unit has written on its face "4x50W" -- I take this to mean it will happily drive any front speakers rated under 50W..?

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  Reply # 535294 19-Oct-2011 18:29 Send private message

Ive had good experiences with the cheap sony speakers. But would avoid the panasonic ones personally, they tend to be the cheapest but tend to distort

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  Reply # 535296 19-Oct-2011 18:32 Send private message

nickb800: Ive had good experiences with the cheap sony speakers. But would avoid the panasonic ones personally, they tend to be the cheapest but tend to distort

+1. Used several sets of the $50ish Sony 6" speakers recently, and they've been good. They don't sound as good as a $300 set, but very happy for the price.



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Reply # 535522 20-Oct-2011 11:20 Send private message

Thanks. I'll purchase some matching-ish Sony front speakers.

Cheers to all for responding to this query placed in the 'Home Theatre' forum!

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  Reply # 539334 30-Oct-2011 19:33 Send private message

The 4x50w on the headunit will be max rating. Most headunits are around 8w rms.

This thread reminds me I need to install my amp and crossovers in my new car. I hate running door wires





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  Reply # 539344 30-Oct-2011 20:39 Send private message

A little above your budget but you could do worse for the money, JVC CS-FS60

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  Reply # 539756 31-Oct-2011 23:19 Send private message

merve0o0: The 4x50w on the headunit will be max rating. Most headunits are around 8w rms.



This thread reminds me I need to install my amp and crossovers in my new car. I hate running door wires


Put the tweeters on the dash and use the factory door wires for the mids ;)






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  Reply # 540400 2-Nov-2011 17:10 Send private message

I'm not a big Sony fan when it comes to speakers. Car audio wise Infinity speakers are always fairly good but wont fit your budget.. ..Spend some more ;)

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  Reply # 540759 3-Nov-2011 15:18 Send private message

If they are just going in the holes in the door then IME high end ones just don't work well. that's only with 2 pairs however so there might be some that are made to work well in an open backed baffle type situation.




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