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wtfisafleek 10-09-2017 05:07 PM

Need help selecting proper speakers
 
I took off my front door panel the other day and noticed the cone of my speaker had failed. I've never been a big car audio guy so I don't think I'll be looking to build a full-blown system with amps, crossovers and tweeters. I just want to replace the stock stuff with quality speakers that will sound good and work with the stock headunit and wiring.

Can someone recommend some middle-of-the-road speakers for the doors?

F22Chris 10-09-2017 10:34 PM

Alpine and higher end Pioneer products have never let me down in quality & sound. Just stay away from brands like Dual, Pyramid, and Rockwood. Sony xplod products suck too.

wtfisafleek 10-10-2017 09:48 AM

Awesome, thanks Chris.

fleetw00d 10-10-2017 04:54 PM

If you've got the 6.5 inch speakers, Honda offered an upgraded dual cone speaker that is plug and play. I have a full set in my 90 LX. Might still be some available if I can find the Honda PN.

wtfisafleek 10-10-2017 06:28 PM

No thanks Fleetwood. Even if there's any still around, I'm sure the decent quality speakers on the market are better.

sonikaccord 10-10-2017 06:37 PM

For regular guys( non car audio people) I always recommended Infinity speakers. They have always sounded good to me.

Alpine would be my next choice. The engineer that worked there used to post good information on one of the car audio forums.

yh61r 10-10-2017 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by sonikaccord (Post 3277070)
For regular guys( non car audio people) I always recommended Infinity speakers. They have always sounded good to me.

Alpine would be my next choice. The engineer that worked there used to post good information on one of the car audio forums.

You do know Infinity is top-of-the-line JBL/Harman Kardon, right? Way to good for your average Joe...

Alpine is too good for your average Joe, too.

I'd recommend either the cheapest, JVC, or the second cheapest, the same I have, JBL Club 5020's. They sound great. Really. They have bad low frequencies but that's not what these kind of drivers are made for anyway. That's what Subwoofers are for. I have a cheap, 1990's subwoofer, combined with the JBL Club 5020's, once roughly tuned (HPF @ 125 hz), the setup will sound great. All that for sub $200, new.

sonikaccord 10-10-2017 09:07 PM

Yes I do, but I would not recommend Walmart speakers nor would I recommend Hertz Mille.

What I listed, I feel is perfect middle ground, easily obtainable speakers at a great price point for 4 coaxial speakers that bolt right in.

Edit: Also, the speakers I mentioned aren't "that" good, even the higher end models of that brand are OK.

fleetw00d 10-10-2017 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by wtfisafleek (Post 3277066)
No thanks Fleetwood. Even if there's any still around, I'm sure the decent quality speakers on the market are better.

That's true. Couldn't find any anyway.

wtfisafleek 12-07-2017 12:17 AM

Has anyone ever used the little adapter harnesses from Metra for connecting aftermarket seakers to the stock wiring connectors? I found the Metra 72-7800 on Crutchfield. It looks like it would keep me from having to splice my existing wires like I did the fronts.

Jon 12-07-2017 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by wtfisafleek (Post 3278795)
Has anyone ever used the little adapter harnesses from Metra for connecting aftermarket seakers to the stock wiring connectors? I found the Metra 72-7800 on Crutchfield. It looks like it would keep me from having to splice my existing wires like I did the fronts.

Yep, used them and they work fine. Also if you ever want to turn around and sell the car, the next owner will love you for it. :D

EDIT: BTW, I'm running Pioneer Premier REV 6.5"s all around, love them.

wtfisafleek 12-07-2017 11:38 AM

I think that model's been around for a while IIRC. Those do sound good. I ended up getting a cheaper model though.


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