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What to look for when buying speakers #205600 Jun 23, 10:31am Jun 23, 10:31am
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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!

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: celicatalbot] #205601 Jun 23, 10:52am Jun 23, 10:52am
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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

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: ravertony] #205602 Jun 23, 10:55am Jun 23, 10:55am
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oh, try about 30-75Watt RMS they should be loud enough thumbsup thumbsup unless i got my numbers wrong

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: ravertony] #205603 Jun 23, 11:11am Jun 23, 11:11am
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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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Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: ravertony] #205604 Jun 23, 11:12am Jun 23, 11:12am
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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

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: RookieGTS] #205605 Jun 23, 11:19am Jun 23, 11:19am
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So I should power my 4 6.5" speakers with an amp?


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Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: celicatalbot] #205606 Jun 23, 11:28am Jun 23, 11:28am
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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.

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: ppeddy] #205607 Jun 23, 11:29am Jun 23, 11:29am
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nice setup ppeddy! im doing the same thing thumbsup

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: celicatalbot] #205608 Jun 23, 11:31am Jun 23, 11:31am
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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

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: Sultan] #205609 Jun 23, 11:57am Jun 23, 11:57am
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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.

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: celicatalbot] #205610 Jun 23, 12:01pm Jun 23, 12:01pm
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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

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: ravertony] #205611 Jun 23, 12:12pm Jun 23, 12:12pm
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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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Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: celicatalbot] #205612 Jun 23, 12:40pm Jun 23, 12:40pm
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amp it...

Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: Sultan] #205613 Jun 23, 3:42pm Jun 23, 3:42pm
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Couldnt have said it any better.


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Re: What to look for when buying speakers [Re: robotninja] #205614 Jun 23, 5:01pm Jun 23, 5:01pm

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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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