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Old 01-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default 2007 STI Speaker Upgrade

Ive got an 07 STI, and Im looking to upgrade the sound but not anything nuts. No enclosures or subs in the trunk. I just purchased the Pioneet AVH-X15000DVD Headunit, and Im looking at front and rear speakers recommendations now. Looking to spend about $100 for front and $100 for rear.
Ive read that some people need spacers for their setup?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Speaker Adapters

I enjoy these speakers: JL Audio C2-650X
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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i was actually thinking the same thing ,but with me wanting to have a "family car" and wanting to keep the sti for a baby, i did the sound proofing trick.

night and day difference on your speakers. mid bass is now awesome and its baby friendly!
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:50 AM   #4
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My car didn't come with a radio. I went with 4" rear and component fronts. In your case I would cut the budget for the rear fill speakers in half and shift the funds to the front. Look for the most efficient (sensitive) speakers that you like to go with your head unit. I'm not going to bother to tell you what I use as they are long since out of production...

My sensitivities are 92 db/W front and 90 db/W rear. I've been very happy with what I have. I don't crank it up, but do keep it loud enough to overcome most of the road noise with a Kenwood head unit and no external amp.

Be very carfull of the front mounting depth. With the windows down there isn't much room. The Polk Audio db6501 have the same 1 11/16" depth as mine, but at ~$200 the price is a little more than you have said you want to spend. (Check you mt dia too. I used a 4 13/16" in an '04 GD, crutchfield.com says that they fit.)
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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Go to car radio installer's with some of your favorite CDs. Listen to their speakers.

Component speaker usually need power amp to drive them.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:34 AM   #6
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Im watching this thread
Want to run a 4 ch Alpine amp under the pass seat and
Maybe Polks or Bostons for the front and a
10" sub in the trunk in one of those side mount enclosures
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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Ive got an 07 STI, and Im looking to upgrade the sound but not anything nuts. No enclosures or subs in the trunk. I just purchased the Pioneet AVH-X15000DVD Headunit, and Im looking at front and rear speakers recommendations now. Looking to spend about $100 for front and $100 for rear.
Ive read that some people need spacers for their setup?
Polk dB6501 in front. Polk dB501 in rear. About $160 for all. Wiring is $15. Add mounting adapters (www.subaruaudio.net or PM me for info) and you are in good shape.
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