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Hi,

I just added an Alpine 9813 deck and wanted to upgrade the factory NON-JBL speakers. From what I understand, the front doors and rear deck take 6x9 speakers and the dash use tweeters (not sure what size).

Does anyone know if I can just replace the door 6x9's with a set of Kaption 6x9 (http://www.kaptionaudio.com/product.html#coaxe) or do I need to get components like the HD 6.5 (http://www.kaptionaudio.com/product.html#hdcomponents)?

The place that I am getting the stuff installed (Auto Sound Design in Unionville) told me that the door speakers do not have tweeters and if I just replace the 6x9 with a integrated tweeter, it will sound too bright. He also said that if I disable the dash tweeters, it will change the sound stage and not sound good.

With Installation, sound proofing and the components, he wants $550 inc taxes.

Is this a good deal and are these speakers good?

I listen to a variety of music and want the speakers to give me good mid range and bass and clarity and I don't want to lose the bass levels.

Any thoughts? :confused:
 

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Are you sure about 6x9 in the fronts? :confused:
 

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Get a good set of 6.5" components for the front stage (use adapter). Alpine Type-R get my recommendation as they can be had for a great price on Ebay and sound awesome.

For the rear-fill, personally, I'd just no have anything. But if you want the "surround" effect, a decent set of 6x9's or 6.5"s coaxes will do the job just fine.

Remember, you might want to get a 2-channel amp to drive your components. Allows you to get louder all the while maintaining a clean, crisp sound.

_Ray
 

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TakeABao said:
Get a good set of 6.5" components for the front stage (use adapter). Alpine Type-R get my recommendation as they can be had for a great price on Ebay and sound awesome.

For the rear-fill, personally, I'd just no have anything. But if you want the "surround" effect, a decent set of 6x9's or 6.5"s coaxes will do the job just fine.

Remember, you might want to get a 2-channel amp to drive your components. Allows you to get louder all the while maintaining a clean, crisp sound.

_Ray
I have a 2003 camry and want to use 6 1/2 coaxials. Want kind of adapters do you recommaned? I have heard that some end up rattling.
 
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If you guys aren't comfortable with making your own MDF adapters send your original baffles to Marv, he can make a set off that. Probably cost around 45 bucks or so.

Marv
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http://community.webtv.net/MarvsPlace/MarvsPlace

I would definitely go with a 6.5" speaker over a 6x9.

You can save a bunch of money and get better stuff if you want to try and tackle the job yourself, it really isn't that hard.
 
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