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Old 02-04-2013, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default looking for: 6.5 inch with 2ohms speakers

i have been looking around for some door spears that are 6.5 inches and 2ohms.

i only come up with JBL. is there anything else out there?
not looking for anything over 100 rms watts. less is better for my setup.

im also leaning towards non seperates like 2 or 3 way, but im still open to any suggestions while doing more research.
so what do you guys suggest?

brand and models and why?

must be $100 or less.
no components. coaxial speakers only.
it can be two way but mounted on the speaker.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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CDT Audio has a fair share of component and coaxial speakers in 2 Ohm

http://www.cdtaudio.com/coaxials/coaxials.htm
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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Your other options are primarily Infinity.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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What are your reasons for wanting 2 ohm speakers?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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Yup Infinity makes good 2ohms speakers. They also make a very nice pair of 3 ways. Look up Infinity 63.9i. I'm putting it in my car soon. Just trying to figure out what kind of spacer I need for it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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Yup Infinity makes good 2ohms speakers. They also make a very nice pair of 3 ways. Look up Infinity 63.9i. I'm putting it in my car soon. Just trying to figure out what kind of spacer I need for it.
The 63.9i are a solid speaker. The Infinitys will need to have an adapter with a cutout of 5 1/8". Contact me if you need a pair and I can get you set up.

To the OP- if you are trying to cut costs, the 62.9i or 62.11i are just about as good as the 63.9i and typically are cheaper. In my experience, a "3-way" speaker has been a marketing tactic more than having a true benefit in performance.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #7
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Aren't the POLK MM speakers 2 ohms too?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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The 63.9i are a solid speaker. The Infinitys will need to have an adapter with a cutout of 5 1/8". Contact me if you need a pair and I can get you set up.

To the OP- if you are trying to cut costs, the 62.9i or 62.11i are just about as good as the 63.9i and typically are cheaper. In my experience, a "3-way" speaker has been a marketing tactic more than having a true benefit in performance.
I sold all my audio stuff to get winter tires so I haven't contacted you about getting those spacers. the only thing I have left is those 63.9i so I thought might as well throw them in my car if I can't sell them. I don't really want to spend any more money right now so I'm going to figure out a way to use the included 1/4" spacer.
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CDT Audio has a fair share of component and coaxial speakers in 2 Ohm

http://www.cdtaudio.com/coaxials/coaxials.htm
CDT.
But why 2 Ohm?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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2 Ohm gives better protection with smaller gauge wires (aka factory wiring).
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2 Ohm gives better protection with smaller gauge wires (aka factory wiring).
Can you please explain?
If I'm not wrong isn't the stock wiring 16 gauge?
If so that would handle up 200 watts with ease I would think.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:22 PM   #12
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Well thing is with regular 4 Ohm speakers some wires will make the coil in them heat up too fast. The 2 ohm will be able to take smaller wires without it heating up as much.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #13
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Well thing is with regular 4 Ohm speakers some wires will make the coil in them heat up too fast. The 2 ohm will be able to take smaller wires without it heating up as much.
I guess so looking at it as a resistor. Do you know what size the speaker wire is?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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I guess so looking at it as a resistor. Do you know what size the speaker wire is?
I think the stock wires in the wrx is 16-18. Which is fine unless you're pumping 1000watts around them. I forgot to mention the reason it heats up because a lot of wattage going through the small wires. I'm planning to re-use the factory wires if I upgrade my stereo system. Although I'm not going anywhere past 500watt-600watt so it shouldn't be much of a problem.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #15
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I think the stock wires in the wrx is 16-18. Which is fine unless you're pumping 1000watts around them. I forgot to mention the reason it heats up because a lot of wattage going through the small wires. I'm planning to re-use the factory wires if I upgrade my stereo system. Although I'm not going anywhere past 500watt-600watt so it shouldn't be much of a problem.
I guess you plan on doing it like I am. Just running amps under seats and the speaker wire to the after market headunit harness to the speaker
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If I do it I'm using OEM HU. I was going to have a nice set up with JBL MS-A1004 amp, Kappa Perfect 6.1 front, and Kappa 63.9i rear. But I had to sell my stuff to get winter set up lol. I'll probably get them again after I get my tax refund since I can get a great discount on them. Might not go with the Perfect 6.1 this time as they have very mixed reviews about the harsh high.
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If I do it I'm using OEM HU. I was going to have a nice set up with JBL MS-A1004 amp, Kappa Perfect 6.1 front, and Kappa 63.9i rear. But I had to sell my stuff to get winter set up lol. I'll probably get them again after I get my tax refund since I can get a great discount on them. Might not go with the Perfect 6.1 this time as they have very mixed reviews about the harsh high.
The CDT's are suppose to be pretty nice.
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I have internal hook up to JBL/Infinity products and can get them at price no one can beat lol.
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I have internal hook up to JBL/Infinity products and can get them at price no one can beat lol.
You should send me a pair of Jbl ms components?
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You should send me a pair of Jbl ms components?
Sure for a reasonable price. JBL MS-62C $140 shipped.
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Sure for a reasonable price. JBL MS-62C $140 shipped.
Guessing thats brand new. If so that would be pretty sweet.
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Guessing thats brand new. If so that would be pretty sweet.
Yup brand new. I'll just order it then have it ships to you. I have done this with another member here. Sold him a pretty sweet set up. (JBL MS-A1004, MS-A5001, kappa perfect 6.1).
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Yup brand new. I'll just order it then have it ships to you. I have done this with another member here. Sold him a pretty sweet set up. (JBL MS-A1004, MS-A5001, kappa perfect 6.1).
Need to sell my amp first then Im up for it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:56 AM   #24
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thanks guys for the input.

the CDT ES-6CFX.2
2OHM version looks promising.

basic. only two way, i like it simple. dont really need three or seperates.

2 OHM. what i am looking for.

slim design. makes installation less of a hastle.
mounting depth is 2 5/16"

about 119.00. somewhere in budget. prefered to spend about 100 or less but im ok with alittle more.

130 RMS watts. prefered 100RMS or less but this is ok and workable.

built in crossover. makes installing easy. mount the speaker. wire it up and call it a day. no need to run extra seperate ecrossovers or seperate tweeters.
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thanks guys for the input.

the CDT ES-6CFX.2
2OHM version looks promising.

basic. only two way, i like it simple. dont really need three or seperates.

2 OHM. what i am looking for.

slim design. makes installation less of a hastle.
mounting depth is 2 5/16"

about 119.00. somewhere in budget. prefered to spend about 100 or less but im ok with alittle more.

130 RMS watts. prefered 100RMS or less but this is ok and workable.

built in crossover. makes installing easy. mount the speaker. wire it up and call it a day. no need to run extra seperate ecrossovers or seperate tweeters.
These will NOT fit without an adapter. The slim depth means that the adapter does not have to be terribly deep, but CDT baskets are HUGE for a 6.5" speaker- most are 5.75" with some at 5.88" cutouts. You will need an adapter or the baskets won't fit in the oem speaker cutouts.

I can look up the exact cutout later, but CDT is also notorious for not publishing the adapters, and their technical support are...um...unenthusiastic about giving out the specs.
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