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The "Which speakers should i buy" thread

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by RUN41T, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. RUN41T

    RUN41T Go forth and modify

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    There hae been alot of threads lately asking what speakers should i buy? So here is a thread for all of them :thumbsup:

    When you ask "wich speakers should i buy" you will never get a definitive answer. All people hear differently and speakers that sound great to one person may not to you.

    The best way to pick a set of speakers is to head out to your nearest speialist car audio dealer, and audition the speakers on display. Dont ay so much atention to how they look or who they are made by (I will address this later) just listen to the music and compare the sets you test. It will soon be clear how different one set of speakers can sound entirely different to another set.

    Speaker size is another problem for people, In my oppinion 6" splits are the standard for a set of speakers. These fit into comodore factory locations (Vr-vz i am sure) with little or no modification. The rears are not so important as they are there mainly for rear fill or for passengers to have some beats. Try and stear clear of 6x9's unless you are not planning on running a sub as they do produce lower frequencies than 6" but they lack in SQ. A set of 6' coaxials are a good choice if running sub/s.

    Speakers ALWAYS sound better powered of an amp than off a head unit, a head unit is lucky to produce 17wrms where lower end 4 channel amps put out around 45 per channel, also amps give you total control of Freq and gives you the option of Hp and Lp filters. Just ask the guys at the shop they will help you with selection of an amp if need be.

    Speaker instalation is EASY people!, do not fork out Hundreds of dollars on instalation, have a go yourselves. If you get stuck there are plenty of people on here to give you some tips.


    Brand choice is not so important as long as you are buying quality gear,

    Cheers
    Garrett
     
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  2. Torquative

    Torquative Sports Economy

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    just as Im about to run out and buy speakers within the next 10 minutes!!!

    haha thanks, good timing ans a good, no BS writeup !!!
     
  3. rch-13z

    rch-13z im rick james..... bitch!

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    Good work mate, definitely agree about installs. I must have spent hundreds maybe even close to a 1k with all the different things I added and changed.

    Speakers and a head unit are not a drama to install, but if you are gonna setup amps and all the rest then a professional is the best way to go. The chances of a fire increase quite dramatically. I know I always keep a fire extinguisher for electricals just in case.

    Good work!



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  4. LJS-UTE

    LJS-UTE New Member

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    its about time someone did a write up like this, every week i see a new post with the headline "what speakers should i get?", well done mate for takin the time out to do this!
     
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    Torquative Sports Economy

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    simplest answer, because Im a no hoper when it comes to this crap.

    Had the VZ head unit modified by ASR (Greg aka Phreddy) to allow RCA out
    Used a Sony Xplod 600W 4 channel amp I brought from Supercheap last year
    Used a 1300 watt Sony Xplod sub from SCA
    Used a rampage install kit
    Used new Kevlar Jaycar Response 6.5" speakers front and rear

    Cost me $200 for all 4 speakers, cant remember with the amp and sub but it was fairly cheap as Im on a budget.

    Not the best sounding system but its come aloooooong way from where it was this time 12 hours ago. Took 3 of us 5 hours to do the complete job, that included re wiring the speakers to the amp, but it was worth it.

    For $100 a pair cant go wrong. They sound awesome when connected to response amps too, thanks to Greg from ASR for a demo in his SV6!!!
     
  6. bezz

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    please dont use liquidity's list of car audio brand names as your basis for buying your gear, it was completely based on personal opinions without any info backing up why brand A is better than brand B etc. Sure use it as a guide to begin with but be sure to do some further research and go test everything out before you go out and blow all your savings! I notice the list has been slightly modified again since it was posted on MEA.
     
  7. RUN41T

    RUN41T Go forth and modify

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    Yes it has bee slightly modified to include some exotics into the "Good brand" section. If you read the bottom of the post it states CLEARLY
    There are obviously hundreds of car audio brands out there, this is just a guide to help you guys as much as possible. also Sourced form MEA

    This is just a guide to help you guys out.
     
  8. garfa

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    **** you BEZZ! got to it first.

    run4it: schneider is made by boss. its a crap product for christs sake.

    in fact i completely disagree with this whole thread.
    if your after a speaker, then you have a budget and you listen, brand means nothing.
    also a bit of the old "get what you pay for" comes into it as well.
     
  9. mattgreen

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    to tellt he truth i have an american boss amp running 80 rms per channals oh and its a 4 channal amp. i handles fine it goes well andnever had any problems with it. its rolled around in my boot my 15 inch sub has fell on it its taken a beating and its still fine!! so im not sure if is all american boss amps that ur classing as **** but the one i have is fine can hear me from blocks away. also running some mtx speakers in the rear and working on mtx splits and a new amp
     
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    just because it works does not mean its good quality.
    conversley just because its bad quality does not mean it wil break.
     
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    didnt mean that i ment that it goes hard and has worked non stop for 6 months
     
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    wrx884 WA's ASR Rep

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    wat garfa is trying 2 say is that they have such a bad name 4 themselves 4 the poor build quailty. this doesnt mean ur unit isnt the same as every single fauty unit out there but i 2 have boss gear being used else where atm thats lasted years but doesnt mean its not crap gear.
     
  13. RUN41T

    RUN41T Go forth and modify

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    Come on garfa, did tou even read the post i clearly stated that:


    The best way to pick a set of speakers is to head out to your nearest speialist car audio dealer, and audition the speakers on display. Dont ay so much atention to how they look or who they are made by (I will address this later) just listen to the music and compare the sets you test. It will soon be clear how different one set of speakers can sound entirely different to another set.


    The list is a GUIDE nothing else. I wrote this only to help people out. I have stated that brand is not important and to listen to the speakers, so i dont understand what you are critisising???
     
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    but you copied a list of brands listing which is better. sorta defeats the purpose......
     
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    i nol boss is absolute crap ammerican boss seams to be better tho, got my new pioneer sub in a week ago goes hard as
     
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    Tasmaniak Not a valid input....

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    lol @ Recommending NOT buying American BOSS
     
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    fazz1977 myspace.com/fazz_himself

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    I can honestly say that my Jaycar Response Precision kevlar 6.5" components are one of the nicest speakers I've ever heard, next to the old Alpine DDDrive splits. And for $149 rrp you can't go wrong. They MUST be amped though. HUs don't pump the juice out enough.
     
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    6 months later and i still disagree with saying a speaker is **** because of brand......
    Why is this sticky???????.........
     
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    lol you love it
     
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    i did some research and the other night went and bought a pair of 6.5 fusion cm65 splits. i am running them off a 70x2 rms kenwood amp and they are absolutely awesum speakers. they go as loud as i want and are excellent quality.
     

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