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    Default best budget car speakers?

    After eight years of bad sound in my Honda Civic, courtesy of the standard 30w peak speakers, I have decided it is time.

    Looking for pair 6x9" for rear and pair 6" for front.

    Local shop has Clarion, would cost about $200 all up. I would like to spend a bit less if possible. They also have "Fusion" brand, dunno anything about them.

    Is there anywhere I can find some reviews to get the best bang for my buck?

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    I have been out of the car audio scene for a while. For top notch 6x9" for me Infinity Kappa or MB Quart . Sony's or Alpine's budget line was also good value.

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    What head unit or amp are using to drive the speakers?

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    Sony are cheap enough and work well enough in most cases
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    Quote Originally Posted by digoxin View Post
    What head unit or amp are using to drive the speakers?
    Heres the thing. At the moment I have the stock unit, no amp. Not planning on upgrading to an amp, but will probably in 6-12 months put in a new head unit so that I can play CDs and ipod. Like a base model Kenwood.

    So I don't really figure its worth spending on 300W speaker to run on a 4x50W head unit, just seems silly, if not bad for the speakers?

    Other people have been recommending I spend the money on splits at the front, and not worry too much about the rear, but I am not sure they realise how bad the current rear speakers are, anythng basey and they will break up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal_blam! View Post
    Heres the thing. At the moment I have the stock unit, no amp. Not planning on upgrading to an amp, but will probably in 6-12 months put in a new head unit so that I can play CDs and ipod. Like a base model Kenwood.

    So I don't really figure its worth spending on 300W speaker to run on a 4x50W head unit, just seems silly, if not bad for the speakers?

    Other people have been recommending I spend the money on splits at the front, and not worry too much about the rear, but I am not sure they realise how bad the current rear speakers are, anythng basey and they will break up.
    I would spend on the splits in front and leave(disconnect) the rears until later. Most half decent head units will drive the typical speakers ok. I don't have rears in mine(they busted and I haven't replaced them) but went with a subwoofer in the boot.

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    Agree with digoxin, buy a $300 pair of splits for the front and you will get much better sound than 4 speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by forno View Post
    Agree with digoxin, buy a $300 pair of splits for the front and you will get much better sound than 4 speakers
    I wouldnt rule out the rears to early, deffently spend more on the front speakers, but dont leave your shity stock speakers in the rear, it will sound terrible.

    My mate did this, spent close to $1000 on fronts, head deck, and a sub, leaving the stock rears in. (Half decent ones from a commodore 02 VY)and it sounds like dogs balls, there is no treble, no mid just bass. The stock system sounded better IMO (unless your just into fully sick subwoofer being the only thing you hear)..

    I put some kickers in the front and rear, the fronts where one generation newer than the rears, and went with a decent head deck with ipod support, a 12" sub with a 400WRMS mono block and it sounds amazing. Came in under $1400 too.

    If your tight on cash, you can do financing with JB HI-FI as long as you spend over $700 you can get it all then and there on the spot and pay it off over 12months interest free. Basically a free loan if you pan it off within 12months (like i did) but if you dont then you get hit with the entire 12months of interest and pretty much doubles your original cost.

    If you can afford the $15 a week (most people can easily) then this is a great way to get a kickin sound system IMO.
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