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Old 05-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I have a 2006 WRX limited where the factor system was completely ripped out and the car has no speakers in it right now (not a problem because the car just sits for right now).

Obviously I'd like to be able to listen to music in the car. I was curious if I should just get a set of the stock speakers and under-seat sub and throw that back in (I haven't checked if the harness for the sub is there still or not, but I could always get one and run it if I had to).

OR, should I put some Polks or Infinity speakers in it? The car has some pioneer head unit, it's nothing to write home about at all and I'll probably replace it one day. I want something that has a little bit of bass to it, but nothing crazy (i've had a VW GTI VR6 with infinity component speakers, alpine type R subs with a cap and all that fun stuff).


Also, I'm aware that for the front speakers I would need spacers, but I forget what I read about the sizes (I can just find that on here again), but the back don't need them?

I don't want to take up trunk space with a sub anymore, so I'll probably go with an under seat sub, I may even go aftermarket on this as I've seen they can run cheaper and perform better.

So, recap, looking to put in some speakers and an underseat sub. Not trying to spend too much as this isn't a major priority. Suggestions are appreciated, as I'm aware we all hear our stuff differently.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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Infinity lacks bass. Go to radio installers and listen to their speakers.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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I find that most reference speakers lack bass which is why I think I'll have to supplement with an infinity hideaway sub or the Sound Ordnance B-8PT instead of the OEM subwoofer.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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As a general rule, if you're going to be spending $$$, then you're much better off getting a set of aftermarket speakers than you are sticking with stockers (esp. since you'd have to buy them). Polk DB651 are pretty cheap and are good bang for the buck.

Check out this site with regards to speaker spacers: http://www.subaruaudio.net/subaru-speaker-spacers/

I order a set of spacers for my front doors and the spacers are really well made.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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I'll check out those spacers. 6.5's fit fine? And has anyone tried the DB651 slim mounts?
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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look into the alpine 6.5 component type r's they're pretty awesome
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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I've used them, I don't feel like running components haha
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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you dont feel like running components? um, last time i checked the limited already came with components. so you would just be replacing what you have and sticking the little box in the door. how lazy are you?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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if you read the initial post, the car has absolutely nothing in it. And there is no real benefit to components unless i'm going to amp them, which I don't plan on doing. I've been there and done that.

It's not being lazy, it's a matter of not getting something that I don't intend to use to its potential.

edit- and yes I'm aware that I don't NEED an amp for components, but you don't really utilize their capabilities without one.
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I have coaxial Polk dxi (basically the in store version of DBs more available online) in my car, and with minimal sound tweaking on Pioneer radio power they sound good, so I'd recommend Polk. They're rated down to 35hz, and the tweeters can be aimed for better imaging. I went to worst buy (didn't feel like waiting for shipping) and compared them directly to Infinities, and although Infinity was brighter they totally lack mid bass which 6.5" speakers should easily hit. If I turn on bass boost with my Polks it almost sounds like there's a sub.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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Nice, that's the kind of info I was hoping for. I've seen the dxi's but I haven't read up on them.

I had infinity components in a previous car and to me, they were GREAT speakers, if I didn't want bass. Fortunately I had 2 12" alpine type R's to fill in that void haha.

6.5" only fit in the front correctly? I've read you can get them in the rear doors, but that a 4" or a 5 1/4" were better fits.
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components, because you want correct staging, they dont have to be amped
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Nice, that's the kind of info I was hoping for. I've seen the dxi's but I haven't read up on them.

I had infinity components in a previous car and to me, they were GREAT speakers, if I didn't want bass. Fortunately I had 2 12" alpine type R's to fill in that void haha.

6.5" only fit in the front correctly? I've read you can get them in the rear doors, but that a 4" or a 5 1/4" were better fits.
A site like www.crutchfield.com or www.sonicelectronix.com (way cheaper with crutchfield-like specs on products) will say what sizes can fit officially, but I'm pretty sure you're right about 6.5s being standard front size and iffy for the back doors. I don't think the interiors of our Suby models are vastly different, and I know 5" speakers fit perfectly in my rear doors, I'd imagine yours are the same.
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A site like www.crutchfield.com or www.sonicelectronix.com (way cheaper with crutchfield-like specs on products) will say what sizes can fit officially, but I'm pretty sure you're right about 6.5s being standard front size and iffy for the back doors. I don't think the interiors of our Suby models are vastly different, and I know 5" speakers fit perfectly in my rear doors, I'd imagine yours are the same.
I know crutchfield, but I've never used sonic so I'll check that site out.

Yea, I know I've read you can do up to a 6.5" in the fronts with spacers, but I THINK I read to stay around the 5 range for the rear. I'll go back and double check on that when I get closer to purchase though.
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I'll check out those spacers. 6.5's fit fine? And has anyone tried the DB651 slim mounts?
Don't worry about the dB651s. The regular dB651 model has better bass and fits fine with the adapters, regardless of what Crutchfield says.
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I know crutchfield, but I've never used sonic so I'll check that site out.

Yea, I know I've read you can do up to a 6.5" in the fronts with spacers, but I THINK I read to stay around the 5 range for the rear. I'll go back and double check on that when I get closer to purchase though.
Id go no bigger than the dB501 if you want Polk, though everything here has been confirmed to fit with an adapter:

http://www.subaruaudio.net/subaru-sp...d-sg-forester/
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Thanks phenry

So, should I do something like http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB50...avf=N&skipvs=T --- for rear

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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB65..._6501&skipvs=T --- for front

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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PT...nce-B-8PT.html --- for underseat sub?


Sorry, I've never in my life owned a car that had limitations like these when it came to speaker sizes haha.
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Thanks phenry

So, should I do something like http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB50...avf=N&skipvs=T --- for rear

and

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB65..._6501&skipvs=T --- for front

and

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PT...nce-B-8PT.html --- for underseat sub?


Sorry, I've never in my life owned a car that had limitations like these when it came to speaker sizes haha.
I agree with the gear choices, but I'd but the Polks through Amazon or somewhere similar. The Crutchfield prices for the Polks is about 35% above the Amazon price, even factoring in buying the wiring adapters.
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ha, I agree with the crutchfield prices. I've already found the stuff on amazon for considerably cheaper. It was just easier to post the products all from one site.

I'm thinking of doing the 651 speakers in the front instead of the 6501 because of the RMS that the components want. I believe the aftermarket HU only puts out 45w and they are rated at 100. So it seems a little silly to have them with no amp.
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So I ordered the DB651 and DB501 polk speakers from amazon. Next I plan on ordering the NVX sub from sonicelectronix.

phenry, I'll be ordering some spacers from you sooner than later!
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Why did you bump a month old thread even after my last post said what I went with?
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Why did you bump a month old thread even after my last post said what I went with?
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