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Old 04-04-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Decent Replacement Speakers

If anyone is looking for some decent replacement door speakers, I recommend the Pioneer TS-D161R. They're about $90 online. They have kevlar woofers and some sort of soft dome tweets. Very smooth sounding mids. Decent low end response.

I just picked up a pair after auditioning about everything under the sun. If money isn't an option, there are some nicer speakers in the $250 range. But at $90 these really shine.

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my $20 Rage speakers are badass :gay:
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to each his own.

these pioneers are great for anyone who's looking for something nice without spending stupid $$. they blow away the alpine/infinity/polk crap found in the same price range. Play fine on headunit power, though I'd imagine an amp would make them sing.

There are some other speakers I like better: Rainbow, CDT, and Crystal in the $250-300 range. They'd need an amp.
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no actually that's good to know....one of these days I might replace the old MMS stereo that barely works, since I don't even have my bass shaker in my driver seat anymore and the automatic volume adjustment thing doesn't work.

now find me some tweeters!
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I really liked the stereo that came in my 96M. The auto volume thing worked pretty well, but the "top up" and "top down" dsp modes were cool.

Here's a good set of cheap components for ya: Phoenix Gold RSD

Anyway, ya'll probably could tell that that I have a fairly critical ear. So if I like a speaker, chances are you will too.
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http://www.audioallies.com/getitem.a...=DKF116&Sys=FR

those are decent too. I bought the shitty lightning speakers, and they are terrible. I should have saved the $30 and bought the $200 mc quarts so I'd never have to worry about it again.
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Any suggestions for the headrest speakers?
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MBQ is nice in a "tinkle & boom" kind of way. They are not smooth. Would be good speakers for rap or techno. Wouldn't want them for rock, jazz, or country, or anything with vocals.

For headrest speakers, actually I'd go with the stock speakers. You don't want to add the complication of a multi speaker array that close to your ear.
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yeah just ditch the headrests and run an amp to the main speakers and crank away.
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I tried some pioneers in the doors but ditched them for some Kenwoods. Hooked them into a 4channel amp that powers the Kenwoods and a small bazooka sub in the trunk. Put Max 5 headrest speakers in but they are only powered by the head unit which is a 2002 Tribute 6CD changer double din unit. the headrest speakers are used just to "fill in" some sound and the system is mainly faded to the front amp powered Kenwoods.

Sounds really good with the top down!
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yeah just ditch the headrests and run an amp to the main speakers and crank away.
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Good info, thanks.
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Mine came with the Clearwater's in the headrest... but I went with the standard m.net recommendation for the doors. 6.5" Lightning Audio 2-ways. I think they were about $40 at Walmart and do the job. I run a "newish" Pioneer headunit and no amp.

It's all Memphis Audio in my other rides and have no complaints about the Lightning stuff. I usually keep the fade at about 4-rear for the Miata, so the Clearwater's do most of work.
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http://www.audioallies.com/getitem.a...=DKF116&Sys=FR

those are decent too. I bought the shitty lightning speakers, and they are terrible. I should have saved the $30 and bought the $200 mc quarts so I'd never have to worry about it again.
Hmm... I have lightnings in mine and I think they sounds pretty damn good. I get compliments on the sound quite often too. What head unit are you running? 27W RMS from my Blaupunkt seems to do the trick rather well.
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I'm running alpine deck, alpine components, and a 4-channel alpine amp. Great sound, but i think the amp was a little overkill. I'm only using 2 channels, and if I turn up the volume about ~25 (depending on the song) the speakers start hitting the grill.
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Any suggestions for the headrest speakers?
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-830
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Mine came with the Clearwater's in the headrest... but I went with the standard m.net recommendation for the doors. 6.5" Lightning Audio 2-ways. I think they were about $40 at Walmart and do the job. I run a "newish" Pioneer headunit and no amp.

It's all Memphis Audio in my other rides and have no complaints about the Lightning stuff. I usually keep the fade at about 4-rear for the Miata, so the Clearwater's do most of work.
heh, my last 10" sub finally hit the crapper, memphis power bass 10", thing was badass untill "someone" decided to run them in parrell but ran them in series instead...or something like that.
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MBQ is nice in a "tinkle & boom" kind of way. They are not smooth. Would be good speakers for rap or techno. Wouldn't want them for rock, jazz, or country, or anything with vocals.

For headrest speakers, actually I'd go with the stock speakers. You don't want to add the complication of a multi speaker array that close to your ear.
take the metal tweet down to -3db if you need too. I'm an audiophile, and happy with the sound q of quarts. People who think they sound tinny don't know how to use an eq.
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Hmm... I have lightnings in mine and I think they sounds pretty damn good. I get compliments on the sound quite often too. What head unit are you running? 27W RMS from my Blaupunkt seems to do the trick rather well.
I have a 40w kenwood.
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I have Focal speakers, they came with the car. Really really nice sound, but they're about $250 for a pair.
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