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Old 09-06-2017, 04:31 AM   #1
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Looking for 4 6.5 speakers under 150

There have been so many new companies on the scene and I have been out for a couple of years. I'm looking for four 6.5" speakers for my trailblazer ss that I will be running off a amp. Amazon has a lot of great deals going on along with open box items. I would like to keep things low budget and spend more on the sub set up. Here is a list of what i'm looking at any help would be amazing! Not looking for component speakers. Also around 50 watt rms. Prefer 3 way since i'll be getting base from subs.

Speakers:
https://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosg.../dp/B00BF6HWCM
https://www.amazon.com/2-Way-Coaxial...9PRNPHPTM710FS
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...W6DBOCGT7I3KMJ

amps:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ALXYKUS3K5LB4R
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...01cf1cd52a4ecc

thanks again guys.As for now i'm leaning towards all the rockford prime speakers and amp.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:41 AM   #2
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I'd avoid any 3-way speakers since the "super tweeter" in 3-way coaxials tend to sound horrible.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:38 PM   #3
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Fair enough I can believe that trying to shove it all into one package probably isn't the best idea. I'm fine with two ways that focus more on high's and mid's. Any suggestions? I wish I could afford the sundown 6.5's but it just isn't in the budget right now.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:54 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, I don't spend a lot of time researching or listening to entry level coaxial speakers, so I'm probably not the best source for info. NVX usually isn't bad for the money, but I have no direct experience with those speakers. Image Dynamics IDs aren't bad for the money.

http://www.woofersetc.com/c-172-spea...-speakers.html
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:33 PM   #5
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Yes those do look a lot built than the ones I was looking at and for only 60 dollars more might be a safe bet. Why spend 100 on crap if I can get these for 160. Can always take out and put in next vehicle and i'm sure these have nice bass until I get my sub set up in.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:59 PM   #6
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I don't care for your amplifier choices. Kenwood is hit or miss on amps. The RF is decent, but I like PPI better in that price range.

http://www.woofersetc.com/c-3-amplif...amplifier.html

http://www.woofersetc.com/c-3-amplif...amplifier.html

The Zapco ST's are my favorite entry level amp:

http://www.woofersetc.com/c-3-amplif...amplifier.html

http://www.woofersetc.com/c-3-amplif...amplifier.html
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:36 PM   #7
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Zapco makes nice stuff. I know you said no component sets but if you could swing it the Morel Maximo 6 would get my vote as the best budget speaker.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_210MAX...-6.html?tp=105

I' bet their coaxial sounds decent for a budget speaker.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_210MAX...er-reviews-tab

Otherwise the NVX gets my vote.

I agree with Jim that the Kenwood amplifiers are meh. Every one (2 so far) that I've tried was disappointing and that Rockford still makes decent amps.

Good budget amps for those speakers:
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_130GMA....html?tp=35782
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500MRV...-MRV-F300.html
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_136994....html?tp=35782
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_236THN....html?tp=35782
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_130GMD....html?tp=35782
http://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com...amplifier.html

Look at the scratch and dent or open box items versions.

Also don't forget quality coper power wire and ground. I have bought NVX wires and they are good quality for the money and so is Crutchfield.

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http://www.woofersetc.com/c-172-spea...-speakers.html

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Precision...&wl13=&veh=sem

i think that is the set up i'm going to go with. lower rms then the ones you posted but after checking the same build materials and such. i googled that amp and walmart has it at a steal of a price. i have had ppi amps before and loved it. so for just over 200$ i think i'm going to be really satisfied.
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for the money you will not find a nicer sounding speaker I have the 6x9 coaxials in my front and the 6.5 in the rear doors I am about to upgrade my 6x9 coaxials to the 6x9 midbass driver image dynamics you can not go wrong with this brand
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3" mounting depth in the trailblazer ss, those look great but not really looking for more bass as i'm adding a sub later. the reviews look great on those though
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You really need to consider component speakers for the front. I would use these in the front - https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...SABEgKBqPD_BwE - and keep the factory speakers in the rear. You really don't even want to hear the rears. Fade them down to where you first can't hear them and back up just a touch for rear fill. Or better yet, just disconnect them.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:57 PM   #13
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I just ordered the ppi black ice amp on walmart.com of all places for 77$ like for real. I have had ppi before and really liked the amp. so far i think the last set of speakers i posted for 69.99 a pair (Image Dynamics ID6) will be plenty at 150 rms and the reviews on all image dynamics products are great. Thanks alot for the help guys i'm going to continue to compare all those speaker choices and probably sleep on it.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:01 AM   #14
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You really need to consider component speakers for the front. I would use these in the front - https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...SABEgKBqPD_BwE - and keep the factory speakers in the rear. You really don't even want to hear the rears. Fade them down to where you first can't hear them and back up just a touch for rear fill. Or better yet, just disconnect them.
my main issue with component isn't that i don't like them, it is the having to cut the panel or drill the panel. i have a 2008 tbss and they are getting pretty rare, anything i do that is not reversible isn't ideal.
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You really need to consider component speakers for the front. I would use these in the front - https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...SABEgKBqPD_BwE - and keep the factory speakers in the rear. You really don't even want to hear the rears. Fade them down to where you first can't hear them and back up just a touch for rear fill. Or better yet, just disconnect them.
also i'm not sure why you would want to leave the back speakers out. for people riding in the front that is fine but for anyone is the back that sounds like it would be really annoying. The set of components you linked are almost double the price as the Image Dynamics ID6 and only run 25 more rms. Am i missing something here?
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