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I run Alpine Type S's. They sounded pretty good off of just the head unit. Adding an amp that does 90w RMS made them really come alive. They can be had for $50-75 online.

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I run Alpine Type S's. They sounded pretty good off of just the head unit. Adding an amp that does 90w RMS made them really come alive. They can be had for $50-75 online.

I have the same speakers in the front of my Impala. They currently get about 100 watts per channel with a low-pass filter installed they sound great. I couldn't ask for more from for only being two channel speakers. Plus they have lasted for 5 years in two different cars.
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If you want some of the best 6.5" speakers you can buy. wink.gif Be prepared to get a 250w RMS per channel 2 channel amplifier to power them though (more than your subs will take). And also be prepared to do some custom fiberglass work to make them fit...as those speakers are 6.5" in diameter...and 7" deep. eek.gif
If you want some good speakers to run off a head unit:
Pioneer
Alpine Type S
Rockford lower end lines (not the power series)
Clarion
Hifonics
Kenwood
MB Quart
Infinity Reference
Good speakers off a real amplifier (not some cheap amp like you have now):
Alpine Type R
Rockford Power series (model has a T in it)
Hifonics Brutus (not my first choice, but not bad)
RE XXX
MB Quart
Infinity Reference
My personal favorites would be the Alpine, Rockfords, the RE XXX of course, MB Quart, or Infinity's. Make sure you get component speakers for up front, coaxials in the rear. And you only need to amplify the front speakers. Don't forget sound dampening material in your doors either, if they're door speakers. wink.gif
Get your speakers and a good 2 channel amp to power them (I can make some recommendations based off your speaker choice). From there, worry about your subwoofer setup. You could build up a single 8" subwoofer that'll absolutely BLOW AWAY your generic 12's you've got now.
Oh, and go check out sonicelectronix if you're in the States. wink.gif They're the newegg of car audio. Woofersetc is also good.

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I have a pair of Hertz HSK 165 powered by some Boston Acoustics amps and they sound pretty nice imo. don't know if anyone has heard of them but they are pretty high end?

Also got a Boston Acoustics G5 12" powered by BA

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I absolutely love my alpine Type-R's, but they sound the same as Type-S's if you don't have them on an amp.



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I have a pair of Hertz HSK 165 powered by some Boston Acoustics amps and they sound pretty nice imo. don't know if anyone has heard of them but they are pretty high end?

Hertz makes some great equipment, I just have never gotten a chance to listen to them yet. Boston Acoustics amps.....well they'll do rated at 14.4v usually, so they're not horrible.

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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_108629I/Infinity-Kappa-62-9i.html?tp=105&nvpair=FFBrand|Infinity&nvpair=FFSpeaker_Size|6+3%2f4<-- i have 2 sets of these in my car along with
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1086929I/Infinity-Kappa-692-9i.html?tp=105&nvpair=FFBrand|Infinity&nvpair=FFSpeaker_Size|6X9<-- one set of these
It sounds amazing runnin off this http://www.crutchfield.com/p_108R475A/Infinity-Reference-475a.html?tp=35782&nvpair=FFBrand|Infinity
With 2 http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130W3002D4/Pioneer-TS-W3002D4.html?tp=111&nvpair=FFBrand|Pioneer mine look different thought they are the premier ones but almost the same specs
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I absolutely love my alpine Type-R's, but they sound the same as Type-S's if you don't have them on an amp.

They actually sound worse if you don't have an amp. My brother bought an S10 with type R's off the head unit. It sounds pretty bad.

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I absolutely love my alpine Type-R's, but they sound the same as Type-S's if you don't have them on an amp.

They actually sound worse if you don't have an amp. My brother bought an S10 with type R's off the head unit. It sounds pretty bad.

What head unit though? I know running Type-R's off a stock Honda head unit sounded like crap as you mentioned, but running Type-R's (old style with big magnets) and Type-S's was about the same.

I haven't tried my new style Type-R's yet (with the smaller magnets) off the head unit, I'm using a Alpine KTP-445 in-line speaker amp with 100 W peak output per channel to power the Type-R's and they sound amazing.



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He has some JVC head unit. The type S has a slightly higher sensitivity which could very well be the reason they sound better.

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