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    Question Choosing Speakers

    So right now i don't have much, i'm running GPS and Media software on an old laptop through my head unit, just to slowly get the thing configured.

    Right now i'm planning on a speaker upgrade, those stock '93 Camry speakers have seen better days, and the rears especially are starting to crackle and pop.

    So i'm shopping around for speakers, but i really can't tell what i want. I've heard alot from the guys at suxxit-city and worst-buy, but they usually have a bias to the most expensive speakers they carry (polk and alpine).

    I've heard great things about both, but i've also heard a few things from friends.

    Infinity are flat
    Polk arn't great with Bass
    Sony's Blow out
    Pioneer arn't any better than my stocks
    Alpine isn't good with bass
    Rockford (the brand i used to have in my old car) are good on bass, but not on vocals (and from what i've seen thats mostly true)

    I really don't want to have to get Infinity, then have to get a sub just to get the sound i'm looking for, but i don't want to get something that isn't going to work well for my GPS's voice.

    Anyways, i'm up for some real opinions from people who arn't trying to get me to dump alot of money into my car.

    So what do you reccomend? I'm looking for something i can get enough bass out of without a sub, enough power from a 52x4 Head Unit, but can handle a reasonable amp. Also: should i bother running new wires?

    I know literally nothing about speakers, i know my honda was 100% Rockford and it sounded great, but that was some time ago, and it seems that the newer speakers don't have the same quality and clarity that the old ones did.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    click on the link in my sig....you should ifnd your answer there...
    Trouble deciding on car speakers? Clicky Clicky
    Speakers: DLS Ultimate Iridium 6.3 Link
    Subwoofer: removed
    Amplifier#1 (Front Stage): DLS Ultimate A4
    Amplifier#2 (Sub) removed
    Carputer: Removed for tablet install

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    just another general question: passive speakers would be something i'd not require an amp for?

    I really don't know too much about car audio, the system i had in my old honda was all rockford and came when i bought it used.

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    Passive: uses a box with spooled wire in it to control the frequencies going to certain speakers (the frequencies get dropped after the amp, and before speakers)

    Active: Frequencies are dropped before it gets to your amplifier from your audio source. I dont want to say it's software based, but for lack of better explanation, that should do it.

    being active or passive has nothing to do with having an amplifier or not.

    EDIT: for active setups, you would use something like a headunit that has the capability to do this, and you should get speakers that are capable of going active. I cant tell you the difference in sound quality as of right now, as i still havent gone active, but will in the next month or so when i get my Alpine PXA-H701 installed. I also cant tell you which speakers are capable of going active and which ones are not. that is something that Durwood, or Red should be able to help you out with. as a general rule, if your speakers come with a passive crossover, you can more than likely go active with them, and remove the passive crossover box
    Trouble deciding on car speakers? Clicky Clicky
    Speakers: DLS Ultimate Iridium 6.3 Link
    Subwoofer: removed
    Amplifier#1 (Front Stage): DLS Ultimate A4
    Amplifier#2 (Sub) removed
    Carputer: Removed for tablet install

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    sorry for the double post, but what is your budget for buying speakers?

    I know there are quite a few of us here that will be more than happy to help find some quality speakers within your budget.
    Trouble deciding on car speakers? Clicky Clicky
    Speakers: DLS Ultimate Iridium 6.3 Link
    Subwoofer: removed
    Amplifier#1 (Front Stage): DLS Ultimate A4
    Amplifier#2 (Sub) removed
    Carputer: Removed for tablet install

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