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I'm no audiophile, just want a little more punch to the sytem.

I have a peripheral sven4, and an audiobahn a6004 (75x4 rms) amp at the house now, previous stereo stuff.

I'm putting this in an 04 sedan, no folding seats, no ski pass, no folding armrest.

Can't decide if I should just go components up front and 6.5 or 6x9 2-3 ways in rear or forgo the rear and use the amp for a pair of 8" subs mounted either through or under the rear deck, going IB.

Any recommendations on this?

Speaker wise front components well under 100$

diamond d362
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=19205

hifonics ZXi 6.5C
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=16381

Phoenix Gold R6.5COMP
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=13036

Kicker 07DS650.2
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=18607

I know these are budget speakers, that's how i'm building this...

My vert is fine for me, currently wired with pioneer front comps TS-A1702C (not bad speakers, picked up at best buy for 70 bucks earlier this year...are these above comparable?), 10" sub in ski pass left open, and alpine 40w rms amp to front, bridged to sub.

Audiophiles, don't bash me. I just need a little more depth and a little more clarity than the stock system provides...

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IB on the rear deck with 2 8's or 10's. Make some mdf rings and mount the drivers on top of the sheetmetal and below the deck. You'll need to cut some sheetmetal to open up enough room for the magnet. :)
 

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that's what i'm thinking.

any ideas on the budget comps up front.

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that's what i'm thinking.

any ideas on the budget comps up front.

joe
Good question. I went with <$50 total on drivers up front from partsexpress.com and am running active with over 150W RMS going to each speaker. I don't have much experience with comps.

Try DIYMobileAudio.com for better advice on comps. You may want to buy something used there. :excited:
 

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anyone else with any ideas on these cheap comps i've come across???

I'm wondering if i might just add a sub first. The stock radio isn't too bad at moderate volume, to me a little muddy low volume and terrible loud but average listening for me, not bad except no bass/fullness to the sound...
 

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You'll like adding a sub.

You'll love it when you swap out the front speakers too. Swap them out with anything and you'll hear the music much more clearly. Then when you add an amp to the fronts, you'll get a much clearer and tighter midbass, especially if you mount the speakers to the sheetmetal doors with mdf rings.

I wish I could better advise you on which comps are the best bang for the buck. Whatever you buy, I recommend that you get mids that can handle >100W RMS.

Speaker brands seem to be very subjective. Go to DIYMobileAudio for speaker data and pick up a good set of comps used for half the price. A lot of the guys over there switch up comps all the time just for sh!ts. And they resell perfectly working drivers for cheap. :dunno:

Anyone else out there have a particular comp set that's a good bang for the buck?

BTW: I'm very interested in hearing these IB in the rear deck. They're a great price too. :)

Ooooooooor, you could buy my fiberglass enclosure with JL 10W3v3 and I'll try the IB 8's. :4ngie:
 
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