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My 15 year old speakers are pretty beat up, I'm looking to get some new ones. Somthing that can handle a high volume without getting blown... any suggestions? I'm not that much of an audio guru, so with that in mind, is an amp necessary for aftermarket speakers? Thanks
 

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An amp shouldn't be necessary if your head unit has enough power. The small speakers in the stock locations aren't big enough to justify an amp. When i replaced my speakers, I just installed the mid-range Alpines that were available at the time. The acoustics in the CRX are very good. Just go with whatever will fit with no modification and is within your budget.
 

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I run Eclipse 5.25" and 6.5" speakers in my silver car. I like them a lot, but I've been told that they wound really trebble-y. I also run an eclipse head unit and amp (small amp, maybe 500watts) I absolutely love it, personally.
 

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I'm partial to my MB quart set.But then again Im more of a crystal clean audio sound then a bass guy.Just be wary of cheap knockoff brands.
Pm me if you are in question.
 

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I second the "anything will sound better", except that I went a step further: components all around. since the grills (in the the doors especially) will muffle the tweeters on a 2-way speaker, so it's best to mount some domes somewhere else. (I put mine in that little space just beside the door defroster vents on the dashboard)

And my personal opinion is that a decent sealed single 10 in the hatch is a fairly perfect match for a "high-power" head unit (read 45x4 or higher). Shouldn't take too huge of an amp to power it sufficiently, and you'll really kick ass without killing your wallet or your alternator. At least you'll actually hear/feel some of the low-end frequencies that a 6.5" just WILL NOT convey. Won't rob too much of your precious cargo space. Some say a powered Bazooka tube will also do the job pretty well.

Also, be careful with the mounting height and depth on those 6.5" speakers for the doors. If the magnet extends too deep, you'll have to remove the factory baffle, and get a custom bracket. If the tweeter on a 2-way speaker protrudes too much out of the top, the grill cover will bubble outwards, and possibly rattle. (This is from experience)

4 good (not great, just good) 6.5" speakers: $100-200
ANY decent 45x4 CD player (go for MP3 if you have a burner): $125-300
QUALITY 10" sub (get a good one...you'll have to replace cheap ones fairly often): $150-200
~250-400 watt amp (for sub): $100
 

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for a sub, i'd suggest the Phoenix Gold Ti10. you can get it for like 70 bucks(if they havent sold out, its discontinued). i have 2 with 600 watts RMS each and it can make my eyes hurt :twisted:

-Edit, oh and they sound really good to. i often get complimented for how "clean" my bass sounds :wink:
 

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Alright guys, thanks for the help.

I used to have 2 12" MTX thunder 4000's with an alpine amp, I miss the bass, but at the moment I would much rather have nice components over loud bass. Don't get me wrong, I want bass, but I want quality sound much more. Actually this reminds me... I know someone who is selling an Audiobahn 15" subwoofer and a Lazar amp (I think thats what its called, i forget the wattage) for $150 altogether. Is this a good price? I didn't hear it, but everything looks to be in mint condition.
 

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i would stay away from that "Lazer" amp... and the audiobahn subs to. I have 2 aw100xs by them (now sitting in my room) and yeah they hit hard, but dont sound very clean.
 

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auTONYmous said:
Also, be careful with the mounting height and depth on those 6.5" speakers for the doors. If the magnet extends too deep, you'll have to remove the factory baffle, and get a custom bracket.
well you dont have to get custom brackets you just need to modify the baffles.

and im not sure on this but i thought the fr speakers used 5.25" not 6.5"
its been so long i cant remember

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nah, I've used two different sets of 6.5's in the fronts and rears. Only three of the screw holes match up exactly to the baffle on a 6.5, but that's enough to hold them securely.

You can use either 6.5 or 5.25, just a matter of preference, though 6.5's have that depth issue, so measure when you buy. (Crutchfield.com can give the exact mounting depth). I went with 6.5's so I could buy a set of four matched speakers.
 

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Topic Seems to be old, But being its one of the few things Im knowledgeable On the subject Ill put forth my 2 cents....For those looking for a budget friendly system, I have put this setup in a car for my friend who also has a CRX.

Head Unit - http://www.crutchfield.com/S-7WWM1vQ2aQ ... 055CDCX304 This unit spits 52 watts per channel of clean sound, Has preout for a sub, as well as one for an Ipod, which makes up for the one thing the unit is lacking, MP3 Capability.

Speakers - I did this setup on a 91 CRX, So I went with 6.5's all the way around, http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 8844006009 You may catch crap from audiophiles for using them, but dont be fooled quality product for cheap, nice clean sound.

In total the system costs around $200 bucks, cant beat that and the quality works.
 

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You may catch crap from audiophiles for using them, but dont be fooled quality product for cheap, nice clean sound.
Actually once upon a time DUAL made a decent product.



I remember when I worked at Circuit City back in the day and sold DUAL products...Impossible to sell when they are next to companies like Infinity, Polk Audio or Alpine. So we always placed their products next to Jenson and Kenwood.
 

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there are ways of incorporating bass into your car w/o it being overwhelming loud, space consuming, nor will it take away from the look ofyour car........

I have a '91 Si that i will be putting in a stereo in soon....... thinking of making stealth enclosures just for our vehicles that would utilize 1-10" to 3-6.5" subwoofers..... that light enough to ship in the lower 48......
 
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