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post #1 of 8
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I'm looking at some of these..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882010068

I have a pioneer head unit, i believe its 50x4 watt, no amp, so wattage isn't a huge deal

I need 4 6.5" speakers, and my budget is about 50$, quality is a bit more important to me than volume, since my doors rattle at high volume anyway

any suggestions would be swell biggrin.gif
post #2 of 8
1.) Boss = Junk

2.) For $50 for four of them you probably aren't going to get much for quality.

3.) Buy used! You can find some awesome deals at pawn shops on speakers. Pioneer speakers are usually fairly cheap, and don't sound too bad when they aren't amp driven.

What are you putting these in? Rattling doors can be fixed with $30 worth of Dynamat. You'd be amazed at the difference in sound you get.

I was running all Alpine in my old Cadillac a couple of years ago. Two 6x9's in the rear, two 6's in the front, and 2 1/2 tweets on the pillars with 3 Type R 12's in the trunk and it sounded super nice. I got the speakers from a local pawnshop for $100 for the set of 6 and they even threw in a roll of 50 feet of wire for free.

When dealing with a pawn shop, keep in mind they will usually be willing to drop the price about 20% if you haggle. Just asking if they would take any less for them will usually get you a 5% discount.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I know I'm not going to get much as far as quality goes for 50$, but I know even those boss speakers are better than the ones I have lol, I just dont want to go overboard with how much I spend on this

Its a 2003 jeep liberty.. and what is dynamat?
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Hobybobag View Post

I know I'm not going to get much as far as quality goes for 50$, but I know even those boss speakers are better than the ones I have lol, I just dont want to go overboard with how much I spend on this
Its a 2003 jeep liberty.. and what is dynamat?

Dynamat is sound deadener.

I've never heard the stock speakers in a Liberty, but most newer vehicles (2000+) have pretty decent speakers in them already. You might not get better sound from the Boss speakers than you do with your current speakers. If you want decent sound, just go get a sub and amp from the pawn shop, have them show you that it works, have them take the sub out of the box and show you that there are no connections duct taped on or anything, and stick that in your vehicle. With an SUV, you will be able to hear the sub very well. Even a cheap sub/amp combo. Then just adjust the settings on your deck to cancel out most if not all of the bass to the speakers. No more harsh door rattle, and you won't blow your factory speakers.

If your deck doesn't have a hi-pass filter to cancel out the bass, then go to your local car audio place and ask them for some bass caps for your factory speakers. They can tell you how to put them on, and then you get the same effect. DO NOT let them install them for you, they will overcharge for it and you'll end up paying $50 to get some $10 parts installed.

However, if you don't want a sub and amp, none of that info will be useful to you. lol

I used to buy cheap speakers, until I realized I could spend just a little more and get a HUGE difference in sound quality, and reliability.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
edit - that was all kind of useless information

what about these?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kenwood-6.5-2-Way-160W-Speaker-System-KFC-1652/16451452
Edited by Hobybobag - 1/25/12 at 8:28pm
post #6 of 8
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edit - that was all kind of useless information

Then go to a car audio forum and have them tell you the same thing.
post #7 of 8
I got a nice set of pioneer 3 Chan speakers from a junk yard for 5 bucks. Made a great upgrade for me. Might take a look there.

I actually moved those to the front and put some new kicker 2 Chan speakers in the back for $75

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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek View Post

Then go to a car audio forum and have them tell you the same thing.

not what you said, what I edited out

sorry i should have been more clear about that
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