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Old 03-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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So I am upgrading the sound system on my 2012 Sti so far I just ordered Pioneer Avic Z130bt head unit Memphis Audio 12" C3 subwoofer, and Memphis Audio PR1.1000 amp. Thinking of upgrading factory speakers in near future looking for opinions and options I haven't thought of.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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You like Memphis? They make pretty good component sets also.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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You like Memphis? They make pretty good component sets also.
I had a Memphis M class subwoofer in my last car and loved it so figured I would stick with them as far as subwoofer anyway.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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i like the rockford fosgate t 252-s components. they are pretty clean. they keep up with my 15" re sx which i run at about 1200-1500 rms at 2ohms. i couldn't be happier but i feel the need to get more bass and i know that these components can keep up.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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^^^ you sir LOVE bass.... Anything in that range of 1000rms or more is too much bass for me. My trunk hates my 12" L7 and most of my car is sound deadened. Im thinking of downgrading to something cleaner in sound and less bass like a JL w6.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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^^^ you sir LOVE bass.... Anything in that range of 1000rms or more is too much bass for me. My trunk hates my 12" L7 and most of my car is sound deadened. Im thinking of downgrading to something cleaner in sound and less bass like a JL w6.
Lol. i'm going to start competing soon so I need it. the goal is to hit 150db. Now, i don't often turn it up all the way, but I sometimes do btw, if you are going to downgrade to a w6 I have an older 10" one sitting in my room. lmk.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:26 AM   #7
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So I am upgrading the sound system on my 2012 Sti so far I just ordered Pioneer Avic Z130bt head unit Memphis Audio 12" C3 subwoofer, and Memphis Audio PR1.1000 amp. Thinking of upgrading factory speakers in near future looking for opinions and options I haven't thought of.
Thinking about upgrading the factory speakers?

Why? Any reason in particular?

What factory speakers? Your fronts or rears?

If so, list the parimeters. -Component or coaxial? Size, depth, etc?

If Component, where are the mids & tweets. On or off axis?

^How accustomed are you W/ fabrication? Do you have the option of housing your tweeters in the A-pillars, high up the dash, etc...

Can not believe I forgot to mention this! -Budget?! -Are you including installation within this budget? External amplifiers, sound dampener, noise reduction, etc?

Available wattage?

Lastly, ...any other circumstances? Particular to any specific type of cone material or tweeter composition. -Yes they differ (characteristics, break-ups, etc)

I could give you a better opinion if some of these questions were answered. Good luck man & enjoy the system! -Keep your ears healthy

Btw, do NOT ever listen to anyone who says "buy this speaker because they are amazing." -He/she is an idiot for saying that more times than others, especially if nothing else was listed within a post like that including much of the above that I have stated. There are so many variables that need to be taken in account if you want to do it right.... However, if you do not care about getting the most out of your money than go ahead & roll the dice. Speakers are like candy. Each one having its own unique flavor. What may taste good to another may taste sour & like ***** to you.

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Old 03-18-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Thinking about upgrading the factory speakers?

Why? Any reason in particular?

What factory speakers? Your fronts or rears?

If so, list the parimeters. -Component or coaxial? Size, depth, etc?

If Component, where are the mids & tweets. On or off axis?

^How accustomed are you W/ fabrication? Do you have the option of housing your tweeters in the A-pillars, high up the dash, etc...

Can not believe I forgot to mention this! -Budget?! -Are you including installation within this budget? External amplifiers, sound dampener, noise reduction, etc?

Available wattage?

Lastly, ...any other circumstances? Particular to any specific type of cone material or tweeter composition. -Yes they differ (characteristics, break-ups, etc)

I could give you a better opinion if some of these questions were answered. Good luck man & enjoy the system! -Keep your ears healthy

Btw, do NOT ever listen to anyone who says "buy this speaker because they are amazing." -He/she is an idiot for saying that more times than others, especially if nothing else was listed within a post like that including much of the above that I have stated. There are so many variables that need to be taken in account if you want to do it right.... However, if you do not care about getting the most out of your money than go ahead & roll the dice. Speakers are like candy. Each one having its own unique flavor. What may taste good to another may taste sour & like ***** to you.

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Wow! So many questions I never thought of some of which I have no idea what your talking about...lol. So to answer what I can looking to replace both front and rear. Looking for components in the front would like to mount everything in the factory locations realizing that I'm going to have to cut the factory tweeter location to enable a slightly larger tweeter to fit and will need to run spacers in the door panels to accommodate the larger magnets. Looking for clean highs and mids in the front with some nice clean fill in the rear. I am handy to a point and if I have dimensions of what I'm trying to build I'm sure I could fabricate something.
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go with the rockford fosgate t 252-s components in the front. i have them in my subie and i kno they are smaller then the oem speaker but they come with an adapter to it'll fit the factory hole. also the are super clean!!!
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Wow! So many questions I never thought of some of which I have no idea what your talking about...lol. So to answer what I can looking to replace both front and rear. Looking for components in the front would like to mount everything in the factory locations realizing that I'm going to have to cut the factory tweeter location to enable a slightly larger tweeter to fit and will need to run spacers in the door panels to accommodate the larger magnets. Looking for clean highs and mids in the front with some nice clean fill in the rear. I am handy to a point and if I have dimensions of what I'm trying to build I'm sure I could fabricate something.
Ha, read my post over again. ..Budget? Than where are those factory OEM tweeter locations? -You noted you plan on using them. Not all tweeters will sound the best in the same location.

Rear fill? Oh dear, read up. This can be tricky to incorporate correctly.

External amplifier(s)?

Where do you plan on purchasing?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:27 AM   #11
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go with the rockford fosgate t 252-s components in the front. i have them in my subie and i kno they are smaller then the oem speaker but they come with an adapter to it'll fit the factory hole. also the are super clean!!!
Can you share where did you source the speaker/adaptors from?
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