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Old 10-09-2017, 06:07 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:34 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:48 AM   #3
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Awesome, thanks Chris.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:54 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:28 PM   #5
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No thanks Fleetwood. Even if there's any still around, I'm sure the decent quality speakers on the market are better.
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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.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:09 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:17 AM   #10
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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.
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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.

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

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Old 12-07-2017, 12:38 PM   #12
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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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