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Old 03-16-2009, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default what did you replace your stock speakers with.

i have a 07 wrx tr and i want to replace my stock speakers.
i was thinking of putting infinity front speakers and alpine rear speakers because i know the infinity has a high pitch sound for the front and the alpine rear speakers have a clearer hit compared to the infinity for the rear.

now i found out that my rear speakers (the hole for it is tiny)

what did you replace it with and did you make the rear hole bigger for bigger fitments?

how did you do that?
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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I went with alpine all the way around.
Started with Type S 5 1/4" Alpines in the back
Then went with Alpine Type R components in the front
I did however have to build a custom door pod for the front speakers seeing as they were to deep to fit.

The sound is amazing. kinda pricy but worth it. I would definatly amplify them if you go my route. Im running the Rockford 400.4 amp on mine.
Oh ya...and this is all in an 02 WRX Sedan.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:48 AM   #3
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I did Image Dynamics Horn Loaded Compression Drivers under the dash and Hertz ML165 Midbass Drivers in the doors. No rear speakers..

the rear speakers are 4". you could easily put more money into the front speakers and just not put anything in the rear locations as they are very low in the door and being a 4 leaves you limited on what you can put in that will be much of an improvement without going pretty high end. I would load the front doors with 6.5 components and a good 2 channel amp and leave the rears out.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:10 AM   #4
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type r's in the front, type s's in the back. sounds perfect
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:55 PM   #5
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type r's front and back, 12 type r in the trunk, alpine pdx-5... its lovely but component fronts would be better
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:56 PM   #6
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sorry double post
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #7
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I did Image Dynamics Horn Loaded Compression Drivers under the dash and Hertz ML165 Midbass Drivers in the doors. No rear speakers..

the rear speakers are 4". you could easily put more money into the front speakers and just not put anything in the rear locations as they are very low in the door and being a 4 leaves you limited on what you can put in that will be much of an improvement without going pretty high end. I would load the front doors with 6.5 components and a good 2 channel amp and leave the rears out.
Wow did that ever come out of left field...

I doubt the OP even knows what a HLCD is.. lets not confuse the guy..
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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i have a 07 wrx tr and i want to replace my stock speakers.
i was thinking of putting infinity front speakers and alpine rear speakers because i know the infinity has a high pitch sound for the front and the alpine rear speakers have a clearer hit compared to the infinity for the rear.

now i found out that my rear speakers (the hole for it is tiny)

what did you replace it with and did you make the rear hole bigger for bigger fitments?

how did you do that?
Don't get yourself hung up on rear speakers homie... They are in a poor location (low in the door) and are small, as you found out (4")

Put the most effort in the place where YOU normally sit, up front...

I think 2-3 times a week we follow this path here...

Run the stock rears from the HU and fogetaboutit...

The Infinities you mentioned are well known for the upper frequencies (some say to much, IE harsh) but what you may NOT know, is they are also well known for sucking bigtime at lower frequencies..

Have a look at Alpine Type S (drop in IIRC), Pioneer TS-D series, Phenix Gold RSD, Polk Db...
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:39 PM   #9
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Have a look at Alpine Type S (drop in IIRC), Pioneer TS-D series, Phenix Gold RSD, Polk Db...
mmmm plus one to the Pioneer TS-D's. I'm really impressed with their speakers this year. Smooth, clean sound out of both the coaxials and components, they sound good off an aftermarket deck, and even better amped. Polk DB's are always a good drop-in replacement speaker.

FYI I'm running amplified Eclipse SC6500 components in my car, and I have Pioneer TS-D coaxials in my GF's 2.5RS running off a Pioneer DEH-P5000UB and they sound great. Stock rears in hers, and I dont even have my rear speakers powered. Both sets were drop-in with appropriate spacing.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:43 PM   #10
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I upgraded the HU and front speakers in my dad's old Forester over the weekend and I agree, you can't hear anything out of those tiny rear speakers. Even with the fader set to full rear they were a whisper, and set full front was about the same as balanced front and rear. It reminded me of the sound you get if you set a pair of headphones on the table and turn them all the way up.

Put the money up front and you'll thank yourself. In the case of my dad's vehicle, even switching the fronts to 10 year old Clarion speakers I had laying around made a noticable difference in the sound quality.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:13 PM   #11
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i just did the polk db 6 1/2 components up front and they sound pretty good. I just cut the extra plastic off of the back of the stock trim ring and they dropped in perfectly no hitting on the window or anything.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:51 PM   #12
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I did Image Dynamics Horn Loaded Compression Drivers under the dash and Hertz ML165 Midbass Drivers in the doors. No rear speakers..

the rear speakers are 4". you could easily put more money into the front speakers and just not put anything in the rear locations as they are very low in the door and being a 4 leaves you limited on what you can put in that will be much of an improvement without going pretty high end. I would load the front doors with 6.5 components and a good 2 channel amp and leave the rears out.
Right on! HLCD's are the way to go, but usually an installation challenge... Pics in another thread! I recall the first time I saw them on the USD-Speakerworks Grand National from back in the day. If I got to redo my system, I'd go horns all the way...

I went CDT HD 63 Braxials with the upstage kit for the front and CDT 6.5 Coax for the rear.

Dampen your doors, it will make whatever you have sound better...
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:06 PM   #13
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thats easy. aftermarket speakers. DUH!! lol


focal 165
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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dont you have to get these adapters for the speakers??
i have a 04' wrx.
i remember on my tC it was something similar cuz they sold the adapters but then the wiring plug to go in the speakers were attached to the stock speakers. how would i wire them up to the aftermarket ones?
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:00 PM   #15
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My front is replaced with the Clarion Ultra 5 1/4" speakers , center channel was added from Alpine, rears are still stock with the crossovers and gain adjusted very carefully.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:20 PM   #16
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Replaced with Pioneer 720PRS. They fit fine with 2 Kartboy spacers on each speakers. Rears are disconnected...otherwise I'd run them with HU power.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:30 PM   #17
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Headunit: Kenwood kdc-x492
Front Speakers: Alpine SPS-600
Rear Speakers: Alpine SPS-400
Amplifier: Alpine MRP-F300
Wiring Kit: Kicker 8 gauge 2-Channel Kit 05CK8
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:54 PM   #18
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+1 on the focals, i like mine alot but there a little more than drop in
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:08 PM   #19
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I did Image Dynamics Horn Loaded Compression Drivers under the dash and Hertz ML165 Midbass Drivers in the doors. No rear speakers..

the rear speakers are 4". you could easily put more money into the front speakers and just not put anything in the rear locations as they are very low in the door and being a 4 leaves you limited on what you can put in that will be much of an improvement without going pretty high end. I would load the front doors with 6.5 components and a good 2 channel amp and leave the rears out.
i bet this sounds killer!!


to the op - jl vr coax and stock rears. sounds ok.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:18 PM   #20
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Front Speakers: Alpine SPS-600, so if i just ordered these they are just drop in?
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:00 PM   #21
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Front Speakers: Alpine SPS-600, so if i just ordered these they are just drop in?
I had to use kartboy spacers for them
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #22
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I had to use kartboy spacers for them
alright thanks! but other than the spacers there just plug and play?
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:34 PM   #23
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I used 5.25" Diamond components in the front, no rears, driven by 150 watts per. I really wish I would have spent far more originally on the front speakers, focals, quartz, etc. My 04 Sti (bought spring 03) came with no ICE. My head unit is an Alpine 9815, amp is a Diamond 600. I also have a 12" SVS sub driver driven by a US Acoustics 600w amp. Sounds great, but again, I wish I would have spent more for the front speakers. FWIW, I have put over 100k miles on this and have had NO ISSUES except for overheating the amps during a long road trip alone (read LOUD) during 120 degree temps.

Don't skimp - look ahead and think of it as an inventment in your "driving pleasure"!
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:05 PM   #24
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I used Polk 5" - Yes 5" and not 5.25 and the worked out good and they weren't a pain to install. Also with a liitle work you can re-use the stock speaker mount.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:03 AM   #25
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Generally speaking, the larger the speakers, the more efficient they are and the better they will sound. I see absolutely no reason for not going with the largest drivers that will fit. Given the same quality of course. The difference between any given manufacturer's systems in 5.25 and 6.5 are not that great, and the benefits are well worth it....
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