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Old 05-31-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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Question Looking for 6.5" coax with most bass for less than...

...$150.00.

I've had some older Rockford Fosgates in the back for a few years now and need a little more bass.

My system is a very simple Pioneer DEH-P4000 head unit, older Infinity Reference 6.5" components in the front, 6.5" Rockford Coax's in the rear and a cheap Profile amp (80w x 4 RMS). It's done it's job well but the Rockfords just aren't cutting it any more.

What coax's put out the most bass, still sound great and won't break the bank? I can't do a sub right now. It's just not in the cards at the moment. And I really don't want to cut the holes to fit a 5x7 or 6x9.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:24 PM   #2
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Do you just want midbass, or do you want the full frequency range coming from the rear?

If you just want some added midbass, look into some dedicated midbass speakers like the Kodas (not sure if they'll fit in the rear though, depth-wise), Kicker's 6" midbass, the ID Chameleon mid, or some Vifa PLs
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Old 06-01-2004, 01:46 AM   #3
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Hmmm, that's a good question. I could probably get away with going with strictly mid-bass only since I like my highs coming from the front only. Highs from the rear are distracting. I have to use my fader to move some of it more forward which I don't like to do but it's necessary in this setup.
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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...$150.00.

I've had some older Rockford Fosgates in the back for a few years now and need a little more bass.

My system is a very simple Pioneer DEH-P4000 head unit, older Infinity Reference 6.5" components in the front, 6.5" Rockford Coax's in the rear and a cheap Profile amp (80w x 4 RMS). It's done it's job well but the Rockfords just aren't cutting it any more.

What coax's put out the most bass, still sound great and won't break the bank? I can't do a sub right now. It's just not in the cards at the moment. And I really don't want to cut the holes to fit a 5x7 or 6x9.

Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Why is it not in the cards to do a sub? If you sold your Rockford's for like $20 to someone, that gives you money for materials to build a small box. Then use the $150 for a cheap (but not junk)10" sub. There are pleny of 'decent' subs for around $100 that don't need much power. It won't have quite enough power from the Profile to sound it's best, but I bet you will still be happier than using midbass drivers in the rear. Then later on you can upgrade the amp and be much happier with your setup.

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There is another route also, EBAY. I purchased a MTX Blue thunder 10" sub in a nicely made MTX box for 23.50 with 14$ for shipping. Then I bought 3 Jensen JXP720 amps for between 13 and 24$ each from ESSEX ( a resale company) just in case some didnt work (they all did very well, but are not show quality in the looks department). Basically for under 150$ including some 4ga wiring and a good fuse I got all the bass I am going to need plus 2 extra amps that I am now wiring to my DEH-P7600 pioneer head unit via RCA cables for a great sounding stereo. EBAY or UBID can be great resources for stereo gear. The only "new" components in my system are the Polk Db 650's in all four doors (rotozips are a godsend) and the 100$ worth of FatMat that I have PLASTERED my car with.
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If I were to do a sub it would be one or two Shiva's with an Avionix amp. But right now I'm sinking everything I have into finishing our back yard (top priority), finishing my '83 C10 (new rear end and exhaust system) and finishing up a restore on our 1973 Cub Cadet tractor.

I think the Adire Koda's will fit the bill and just be a little over budget at $160.00 and they are good with infinite baffle. I am going to use my four Rockford 6.5" coax's for garage speakers.

And I guess the other big reason why I don't go sub now is because the car rattles and squeaks like mad. If I were to put a sub in the trunk it would sound like one of those boom boom rattle traps you hear and laugh at so much. I just don't have the time to chase down every little squeak and rattle.
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