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#183212 - 12/09/05 08:56 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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I have boston acoustic 4x6 plate speakers in my camaro. Probably the best speaker ive ever bought, as far as power handling and sound quality, as well as construction. I also had the higher end 3 way kicker 6x9's in my monte. they were amazing as well. probably the bass they made impressed me most. also had sony's they sucked really bad.


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#183213 - 12/10/05 03:24 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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I have Eclipse 6x9's in the rear deck and they sound good (fill in sound). I upgraded my front with Focal 165kp's thru a Zapco 1000.4 amp. Unreal sound quality. The difference is dramatic.With our carpeted rear deck the true sound can not be heard.I'm going to install another set of 165's in the rear deck with the carpet removed for the speakers.



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#183214 - 12/10/05 06:18 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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best speakers i ever heard were jl components...best ever, period..

you get what you pay for with pioneer stuff, the cheaper stuff is exactly that - cheap...if you spend some money, you get good stuff...i have a set of 6x9 4 ways that are rated for 420w max and they sound awesome.....i get them for wholesale cost, so they were only $79/pair...they sound better than my $250 kenwood 4 ways in my monte

#183215 - 12/10/05 07:13 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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I also find it hard to agree that Pioneers are trash :rolleyes: . Pretty decent speakers, IMO. Maybe not the best but better than average or even most.

I have Pioneer 4 way 6x9's in my LS. I heard you couldn't fit 4 ways without cutting or doing some minor fab work, but mine fit in just fine with the adapters. Sounds very nice with an amp \:\) . I also got my stuff all at 5% or so above cost while I was working at Best Buy \:D .


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#183216 - 12/18/05 01:31 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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I've run Boston Acoustics for several years. I pounded my 6X9's for 8 years and they finally blew on me this fall. They had excellent sound quality, and lasted a long time. I'll probably research other brands anyway, since that's my nature ;\) I think the speakers I had weren't the cheap ones, but they also weren't the highest priced either at the time.


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#183217 - 12/19/05 05:46 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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Originally posted by PB86SS/87LS:
I also find it hard to agree that Pioneers are trash :rolleyes: . Pretty decent speakers, IMO. Maybe not the best but better than average or even most.

I have Pioneer 4 way 6x9's in my LS. I heard you couldn't fit 4 ways without cutting or doing some minor fab work, but mine fit in just fine with the adapters. Sounds very nice with an amp \:\) . I also got my stuff all at 5% or so above cost while I was working at Best Buy \:D .
The only reason a 6x9 wouldn't fit in a monte is because the magnet is to large. That is the only real thing u need to worry about.


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#183218 - 12/19/05 06:18 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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Pioneer is better than most factory...but compared to other aftermarket they suck there on the same level as Kenwood to me...if you spend a lil bit money you can get the 3 and 4 ways but they still arent that great they get loud but SQ isn't that great....infinity or polk to me is the best if you going to run them off the head unit...

and before you guys knock those 3-1/2's I asure you that my Boston Accoustic 3-1/2's are louder than most of you all's pioneer 6x9's, but then again those still running 6x9's can't expect to much....but in a monte on any g-body, any quality 6x9 will do better than those 4x10's...but it would be pointless to sink any real money in 6x9's when the sound will be muffled by the carpet, I re did my entire rear deck cutout all that cardborard, took a plasma cutter and made the hole larger then redid the cover in grill cloth


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#183219 - 12/20/05 01:55 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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What about Memphis speakers.....they are awesome especially with a lifetime warranty. I prefer Alpine head-units, their speakers are nice too.


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#183220 - 12/20/05 09:01 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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i have pioneers in the front and back in my monte. They were installed by a previous owner. Sound good too, All i need is a amp and a sub to finish the system off nice.


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#183221 - 12/21/05 07:25 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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i have JL components in my Monte, ans they sound awesome.. payed a little more but it was worth it..

#183222 - 12/21/05 05:17 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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so basically if your upgraded from your stock speakers or some completely terrible speakers, by basically anything with a decent rep. and u will enjoy it.


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#183223 - 12/22/05 01:10 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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Quote:
Originally posted by Atl_Monte:
but it would be pointless to sink any real money in 6x9's when the sound will be muffled by the carpet


I spent another 20 bucks on materials..3/4" MDF covered in cotton liner and walmart vinyl...package tray looks stock, SQ is awesome for $100. I suppose i could have got better speakers but these are good enough for now. Did some chopping up of the metal and reinforced it with X's....ingenuity rocks...and yes, those are pioneers - Bill


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#183224 - 12/23/05 05:36 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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Alpine head unit and 3 amps. Infinity Subs, and 6x9's in the rear and JL's in the kick pannels (custom not the non fitting q-craps) SOUDNS KILLER!!! and im my truck I have an Eclipse deck, 3 rockford amps, JL subs, and Eclipse 6x9's and MB Quart 3 1/2's! I've already lost 3 back windows and 2 door windows in that one!

In what ive come across in audio of any kind is that the more that your willing to spend the better quality you will get. If your a true audiophile there is no extent to how far your willing to go, I have a Full Set of Polk RTi speakers the bad ones.. here at my house, First thing i did was re-wire them internally with Monster cable. And i was incredable the diffrence it made. I had done the same with the Klipsch speakers I had before. Ulitmatley its going to come down to how you care about sound re-production and just how much you want to spend. Same basic rule with going fast!


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#183225 - 12/25/05 04:56 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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I personally think the best 6X9 speaker available is the INFINITY KAPPA 3-WAY. These speakers are expensive but worth every penny! They're awesome!


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#183226 - 12/26/05 10:05 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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I have Pioneer setup in the Monte and a Bose setup in the Grand Prix I like them both.



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#183227 - 12/28/05 12:26 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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I have been installing Systems for 11 years now. The sound of your speakers will rely heavily on how you power them, and what kind of enclosure they are in, there are a lot of things to factor in when you are putting you system together.
However for the majority of us, we are mostly happy with a good set of pioneers from Wal-Mart.
The monte has had Pioneer 6x9's for 8 years now and they still sound as good as they did the day I got them. Heck one of the best pairs of 6x9's I every had were Jensen's, but that is because of the power and enclosure they were in.
IMO, Boston Acustics and Bose are probably the clearest and cleanest sound you will find on the market.

Good Luck
Chris



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#183228 - 12/29/05 03:57 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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where would I get brand new Bose or Boston acoustics, bose's site seem to be just home audio, If any of you guys can help me out on some prices I would greatly appreciate it! thank you for all the feedback!

#183229 - 12/30/05 03:43 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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85SSMan,
Would you recommend the Q-logic kick panels?


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-Hedman Long Tubes - 2.5" True Duals - X-pipe - Dynomax Bullets
-T56 6 Speed - LT4 PP - RAM Powergrip - Pro 5.0
-8.5 Grand National Rear - Posi - 4.10s
-Hotchkis Springs & Sway Bars - Boxed Rear Control Arms & 1LE Bushings
-F41 Frame Braces - PST Front End Kit - XH Steering Box
#183230 - 01/06/06 05:14 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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Ive had pioneers there Okay for a Monte IMo
Ive Had Rockford and I took them back because the sound was alittle distorted
Iv had MB Quarts and by far the worst speakers ever German Crap!!
I have also put sony's in my car they IMO are the best they dont produce alot of pump but if your looking for better then stock and not too high quality just a normal everyday speaker I would try em plus 3 1/2 are hard to find and I like to match all my speakers so Sony is a good product Ive heard Kenwoods and would also recoommend them however never heard em in a monte. I think pioneer or Sony would be your best bet because they sound decent and work nice for our cars but I am certain there are better quality brands but IMO stay away from MB Quarts as for Boston never heard em they maybe good I hear alot of Philly people say there nice but you have to get the sound your looking for not what everyone else is ;\)


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#183231 - 01/08/06 06:01 PM Re: Best 6x9  
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I really am not a fan of putting in Kick panels. I prefer to keep things as stock looking as possible. I try to always keep my stuff as hidden as possible as to not attract unwanted attention to mine, or your car if you know what I mean.

I have found the Bose 6x9 at local Car Audio shops before, you may want to look in your town, or if that doesnt work the nearest big city.

Good Luck
Chris



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#183232 - 01/09/06 01:22 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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If it makes more noise than the kids but less than the engine, it's just right.



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#183233 - 01/12/06 04:06 AM Re: Best 6x9  
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I would recommend the kick panels.. but you ahve to cut the hole for the speaker on your own. Also, I have noticed that the passengers in my car tend not to realize the kick panel sticks out more then a normal car, and the speaker grill is actually dented in. Also, I have the Alpine Type-R 5.25" Component set and the depth of the speaker is actual to big and took some force to get to fight right. So if done right, yes I would recommend them. I also wouldnt use the grill supplied with the kick panels, it is very cheap and flimsey.


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