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Old 05-22-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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So, no disrespect to Bavarian, but I feel like with a little DIY, I can make a lot more bang for my buck (even though I haz no many buxz). I've done a lot of research and already picked my mids and tweeters (which are a b*tch to find) - thanks to Shon and his post here.

My car is non HK and I plan on not running a separate amp for the speakers. I have an Android Dynavin installed, and plan on creating a custom fiberglass box for subs in the back, but that will come over summer.

Anyone have a good preference on 6.5" mid-bass speakers that won't hurt the wallet? I already bought four adapter brackets, so that's not a problem. I also plan on using some sort of wire taps, or solder T-wires coming from the speaker wires, that way I can keep the OEM adapters on, just in case I want to put everything back to stock.

I've done some searching, and the new Kicker 40CS654's seem pretty qualified, but I feel that someone may know more than I do. So thanks in advance!
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #2
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Bump.

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:13 AM   #3
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I have Diamond Hex S600 mid-subs in my coupe; they sound great. I recommend that you check Madison Sound as their site has a range of 6.5" speakers.


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I installed Infinity 6.5 speakers in front door and rear deck, sounds great
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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I installed Infinity 6.5 speakers in front door and rear deck, sounds great
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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I am currently researching the same, if you order from crutchfield they will give the brackets free, and free shipping. Are the current OE speakers any good? If not, then you can cut the connectors off the old OE speakers, solder speaker wire between the connector and the new speakers. Put at least 1/2 foot of wire between that and the speaker so you can extend the connector outside the speaker enclosure. That is for the rear deck, I have not looked at the doors yet. This way will prevent any splicing or tapping of the wires in the car. If your OE speakers are still good and you want to hold onto them.... I have no suggestion for that piece. I just experimented withy rear deck with some infinity speakers I had laying around.

My only problem is that the OE speakers are 2ohm and all I can find aftermarket anywhere is 4ohm.


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I am currently researching the same, if you order from crutchfield they will give the brackets free, and free shipping. Are the current OE speakers any good? If not, then you can cut the connectors off the old OE speakers, solder speaker wire between the connector and the new speakers. Put at least 1/2 foot of wire between that and the speaker so you can extend the connector outside the speaker enclosure. That is for the rear deck, I have not looked at the doors yet. This way will prevent any splicing or tapping of the wires in the car. If your OE speakers are still good and you want to hold onto them.... I have no suggestion for that piece. I just experimented withy rear deck with some infinity speakers I had laying around.

My only problem is that the OE speakers are 2ohm and all I can find aftermarket anywhere is 4ohm.


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Crutchfield is horrible for prices. I know they include all the "extra" but still way too expensive. I use them for information and knowledge to what will be plug and play, and what won't be - that's it. I already ordered four of the brackets for $10 off of eBay.

I think I'm gonna go with some Infinity speakers. I also plan on soldering wires to the new speakers, and then use male bullet connectors to connect to the female plugs coming from the car. That way, not only can I go back to stock, it is connected the best and cleanest way possible.


Also, you can use 4 ohm speakers, you'll just need to turn the volume up a little more.

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Hmm...

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...pa-60.9cs.html

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Old 06-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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i had these in my 330ci a few years back, Focal K2 Power 6.5" Component 2-Way Speakers, Model 165KR, powered by a 300/2. needed to do some door cutting to make them fit, but it was well worth the effort
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Crutchfield is horrible for prices. I know they include all the "extra" but still way too expensive. I use them for information and knowledge to what will be plug and play, and what won't be - that's it. I already ordered four of the brackets for $10 off of eBay.

I think I'm gonna go with some Infinity speakers. I also plan on soldering wires to the new speakers, and then use male bullet connectors to connect to the female plugs coming from the car. That way, not only can I go back to stock, it is connected the best and cleanest way possible.


Also, you can use 4 ohm speakers, you'll just need to turn the volume up a little more.
bro, can you show me pic of your speaker female and male connectors, sometimes mine comes out...
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:55 AM   #11
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bro, can you show me pic of your speaker female and male connectors, sometimes mine comes out...
Like these, and then you take the male side, and bend them so they fit into the OEM plugs.

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