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    Ordering speakers, yay or nay on these?

    Simple enough question! Let me know what you think. That and would my head unit below be a problem?

    Front doors: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-wWU5oez...1340&s=0&cc=01

    Rear Pillars:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-wWU5oez...1340&s=0&cc=02

    The head unit powering them would be my *runs out to car in bare feet and grabs face plate* Sony XR-C450. Its a tape deck with a decent AM/FM tuner and does 4x35 watt.
    Normally I run the speakers balance at 75% front 25% rear. The Pioneers are lower than what the head unit does.

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    If both the fronts and rears are the same size, why wouldn't you use the same speakers? It will sound better if you do because they will have the exact same frequency response. Also, why would you have your front speakers louder than your rear speakers? At 75% front 25% rear you wouldn't be able to hear the rears at all.

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    Fit mostly. The ones I want to put in the front won't fit in the back. You can hear them, at least I can.

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    IMHO, i don't much like sony or pioneer, even though they seem to be very popular. I would go with rockfords or infinity or earthquakes.

    thezeb.com is a good site to get stuff at a good price, navigating the site sucks though. Or sounddomain has some pretty decent priced stuff as well.

    BTW, I am not affiliated with either of the sites listed.

    Cheers.

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    My dad's Grand Cherokee has Infinity's. You can hear it coming down the street! Sounds absolutely beautiful too.

    Might get these Infinity's listed, don't know much about them though.

    Rockford: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-MmrOkyw...=1&cc=01&avf=Y
    Infinity: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-MmrOkyw...=1&cc=01&avf=Y

    I would REALLY like to get these, but it says they don't fit my car. Wondering if its the depth of the speaker... which is ironically shorter than what fits.
    Infinity Kappas:
    http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/INFKAPPA525I

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    The rockfords you selected are okay, but the infinities are very nice. Things to keep in mind are sensitivity is important, and don't get speakers that are too powerful. For instance, don't get speakers that handle 200 watts RMS when you are only going to give them 20 RMS. keep them in the ball park of each other.

    However the infinities from crutchfielf might need a crossover because they don't seem like they will handle a full range of frequency. Your deck will put out 20 - 30 Hx lows but this will handle only 67hz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfay93
    If both the fronts and rears are the same size, why wouldn't you use the same speakers? It will sound better if you do because they will have the exact same frequency response. Also, why would you have your front speakers louder than your rear speakers? At 75% front 25% rear you wouldn't be able to hear the rears at all.
    A lot of people advocate not using rear speakers at all. Only using the front speakers gives more of a live feel. In a concert the music is generally coming from the front, the only reason to have rear speakers is for rear passengers. Therefore, I agree with his usage of 75/25. The only thing I would recomend is getting a component (sp?) set of front speakers. This takes the higher frequencies off the floor and pointed toward your ears. From what I understand this is important as higher frequencies only travel in a line of site, where as bass will travel omni-directional. But hey, I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greaper007
    A lot of people advocate not using rear speakers at all. Only using the front speakers gives more of a live feel. In a concert the music is generally coming from the front, the only reason to have rear speakers is for rear passengers. Therefore, I agree with his usage of 75/25. The only thing I would recomend is getting a component (sp?) set of front speakers. This takes the higher frequencies off the floor and pointed toward your ears. From what I understand this is important as higher frequencies only travel in a line of site, where as bass will travel omni-directional. But hey, I could be wrong.
    The 25% in the back also makes it seem like an echo in a concert hall. I almost freaked when my friend touched my stereo putting it to these settings... then I did agree with him it sounded better. Rear speakers are useful for passengers and surround sound movies. Component would be nice... but Jeeps have to be the WORST cars of all to put speakers in.

    Subwoofers have to move farther to create that low rumble, which makes causes larger vibrations in the metal/whatever around which is picked up easier by our senses. Higher frequencies aren't line of sight, but the sweet spot for them is more line of sight.

    By the way, I just got $125 tax return.

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    I don't know how the Infinity 5002i speakers sound, but if they sound as good as my 6002i's do, I'd recommend that you get them.

    I've had them in two of the vehicles that I've owned ('94 Eclipse & 2002 RSX), and I've loved them since day one. I've found that for the price, they're very competent speakers.

    Some other car audio enthusists may disagree with me though, but to my ears, they sound great.

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