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celicatalbot Jun 23, 5:31pm - #205600 
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What to look for when buying speakers

I am replacing all of my 6.5 " speakers, but I am not sure what to look for as far as things like: 2 way or three way
how many watts
etc?

Help me out!
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ravertony Jun 23, 5:52pm - #205601 
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make sure to look at the RMS rating and not the Peak Watt rating, cause thats how they rip you off. but go for some JLs or Pioneer thumbsup thumbsup

You should look for anythin that performs great mids to highs.. you don really need the three way or the ones with the tweeters built on since our celicas got those right in the corner.. unless you dont have some confused confused
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ravertony Jun 23, 5:55pm - #205602 
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oh, try about 30-75Watt RMS they should be loud enough thumbsup thumbsup unless i got my numbers wrong
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Polykarb Jun 23, 6:11pm - #205603 

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yeah man you'll definatly be thumping then, but also don't think that high watt amps are good, my friend has an escort with a badass system in it with an MTX amp at 400w...we call it the escort thunder. So don't wast your money on a high-wattage amp, only buy that if you pushing out some serious subs.

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RookieGTS Jun 23, 6:12pm - #205604 

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ooh man i would say 3 ways in the rear because it sounds better all around and hella loud when your driving. In my 97 camry i had the 6-speaker set up and the subs in my trunk. Had the tweeters up front and the mids and the back i had my 3-way 6x9's and the shit sounded hella sweet! grin
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celicatalbot Jun 23, 6:19pm - #205605 
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So I should power my 4 6.5" speakers with an amp?

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ppeddy Jun 23, 6:28pm - #205606 

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I changed out my four factories with 6 3/4 Kicker Component speakers. I have those four running off just my pioneer deck and I have an amp running to two tens in the back. Oh yeah, I still used the tweets in the front too.
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RookieGTS Jun 23, 6:29pm - #205607 

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nice setup ppeddy! im doing the same thing thumbsup
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Sultan Jun 23, 6:31pm - #205608 

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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
So I should power my 4 6.5" speakers with an amp?


I'm running my front JL components off a JL 300/2 amp and the stock rears off my head unit. Next is a 10w7, 500/1, and an equalizer
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ppeddy Jun 23, 6:57pm - #205609 

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Thanks Rookie GTS. Let me know if you run into any snags. I might be able to help you out. I did the speaker install myself but had the Pioneer deck installed at a sound shop.
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ravertony Jun 23, 7:01pm - #205610 
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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
So I should power my 4 6.5" speakers with an amp?


simply put: if you have a decent headunit you don need to but if you want to really push it yeah get an amp smile
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celicatalbot Jun 23, 7:12pm - #205611 
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I have a great headunit: Pioneer AVH-6600. However, when I put my shit up loud, it gets a little distorted, you know. I want to be able to blast my music and have it sound krystal clear! What do you think?

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Sultan Jun 23, 7:40pm - #205612 

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^^^
amp it...
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robotninja Jun 23, 10:42pm - #205613 
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Couldnt have said it any better.

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Anonymous Jun 24, 12:01am - #205614 
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yeah i just bought some upgrade speakers, but you seriously need an upgraded head unit, cause stock is crap, it will make your upgraded speakers sound horrible!
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