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Hi all,

I've just bought me one of these



... and I'm looking for some speakers to replace the stock rubbish that comes in the lude.

I'm not putting a sub/amp in as I don't want unnecessary weight (IMO) in my car.

What models would you go for? What sizes as well?

I did a search but speakers are like PCs there forever evolving :(

Thanks

Dave
 

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infinity referance
6 1/2's
are they better for mids? like he said hes not getting a sub, why not pay a few extra bucks and get kappa's? just wondering if tehres a reason for it
 

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the mids are decnt on them
i wouldnt run kappas off a sony headunit, the power just isnt clean enough
polk gives a nice midrange though
 

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ds2000, you could just buy a small amp JUST for the speakers in your car.

i just replaced my speakers in my 4th gen over the winter. 10 year old speakers were ALL blown.

i got the Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 6-1/2" Component System
and for the rear i got Infinity Kappa 62.5i 6-1/2" 2-way Speakers

only down fall is i couldn't use the covers they gave. i stuck w/ the stock prelude ones. also had to cut the back of the speaker holders for the driver/passanger door speakers. but they sound awesome and very clear/clean :cool: i did buy an amp to power them instead of running off HU

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Thanks guys, I popped into an audio specialist today and they recommended Kenwood KFC-HQ167DB for the rear and Focal <130A for the front.

The place seemed to know what they were on about and have an excellent reputation around our way (+I get 15% for being a Honda club member :bigthumb:)

The thing I think is odd is that there 5 1/2" which seems small to me. The guy in the store said they were ideally suited for the car as they'd drop in perfectly and the mid and low sound was deep and very basey...

I'll keep searching for a few days though n bide my time.

Any more advice is welcome though :D

Thanks again!!
 

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For speakers if you want good quality and don't care about price I would go with MB Quartz. I would also get a new head unit but you can keep that one. I would also get an amp to push those and maybe some subs to even it out. But I had Infinity in my old car and they are really nice but MB Quartz are well worht the money.
 

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i have kappa components n they sound great, running off an amp though, i would get 6 1/2 over 5 1/2, IMO they sound better and louder. i installed them with no problem jus need some customizing , nothin too hard that u cant do it yourself.
 

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MB Quart (no z) is good, I ran them in my previous car (their Autobahn series) and my friend runs 2 Referenz Premium sets in his 4Runner... but they're not for everyone, MBQ has a VERY bright tweeter that annoys some people. Listen to all the speakers they have so you can pick one that sounds best to you - not what someone else says sounds good. And like someone else said, I would highly recommend a small 2 channel amp at least. Even a 50x2 would greatly increase the sound quality of your new toys over the headunit's amp, and the increase in weight is negligible, just 4-5 pounds. If that much weight makes a diff, don't eat McDonald's for 2 months. :)
 

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I heard Premium MB Quarts (plural :D) installed in a car audio salesman's car with Dynomat, and Q-series in a demo board; I wasn't impressed... maybe it's just the way I perceived the sound coming from the speakers, but there was simply no midbass to speak of in the guy's car.

Then I heard and purchased Infinity Kappa 60.5cs, love these speakers to death.

Of course, there are variables: I have an EQ, the guy with the MBQ's did not, and I don't know what kind of amp he was running (he said 75W, I'm running 40W), but still, I wholeheartedly recommend these. Just my 2 pesos. :)
 

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All depends how much you wanna spend, but I've just stuck a set of Genesis Audiophile A16s in my 4th gen. along with a Dynamat Extreme kit, and the bass from them (off a 4x50w Alpine head unit - no amp) is better than anything else I've ever heard in a 4g (and I work in car audio). You have to bin the plastic mounting pod to fit them, and use a 1" MDF spacer. PM me if you want more details. I've got to pull the doors again to stick a bit more Dynamat on the backs of the door cards at some point, so I could probably take some pics if you're interested.

5 1/4"s are a bit of a backward step. 6 1/2" fit with pretty minimal work, and are going to give you a lot more bass.
 
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