(Car Audio) Looking for CD player and front speakers for $200 or less

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  1. MattThom01

    MattThom01 New Member

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    I'm currently driving a 2000 Kia Sephia. The stock radio sucks (due to just being your old AM/FM Cassette player deck). I'm looking to replace it with something comparable to the Pioneer P3300 in my old car (car is no longer used due to expensive suspension problems, was replaced with the Kia). I'm thinking it would just be easier to get a new deck rather than pull out than swap the old pioneer deck with the current radio in the Kia (old car is still being used by parents). I'm also looking to replace the front speakers, as one of the stock ones is blown. I'm not looking for a super high quality system. I have no plans to put a subwoofer in, but may end up replacing the rear speakers in the future if it would make a noticable difference.

    I'm looking right now for a budget around $200. I have no problems with ordering stuff online.

    I was tenatively looking at this deck. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-aVSGR4m...p?I=130DEHP380

    The front speakers are 5 and a quarter I think. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for ideas for speakers to go with that deck, or for any good speaker/deck combination.

    Thanks in advance for your help.




    Cliffs: Looking for CD player and front speakers (5 and a quarter) for $200 or less for 2000 Kia Sephia.
     
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  2. danie!

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  3. Ronin

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    http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/from-pricegrabber.asp?id=964601691&rf=pg&dfdate=04_12_2006

    http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=829

    better deck

    sensitive speakers should run well off of deck power, alpine makes decent entry level speakers in comparison to other companies

    u would generally fade the sound to the front of the vehicle, although if you often have passengers and think they would enjoy have rear speakers than that may be a viable upgrade in the future
     
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    I like that deck (and that's an awesome price for it), but I'm wondering if it's worth getting since it's more than I need. I really have no plans for getting a sub or amp for the car in the future...and considering that unit is a higher model number than the one I was looking at on Crutchfield, I don't really know why I'd need it. The main reason I was looking at the 3800 over the 2800 was for the fact that I liked the look of the 3800 better.

    Maybe I should look for the 3800 on the site you linked to, and use the extra money to get slightly better speakers?
     
  5. Ronin

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    http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/from-pricegrabber.asp?id=964601477&rf=pg&dfdate=04_16_2006

    http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=902

    :dunno:
     
  6. darkslayer

    darkslayer There is more to life than increasing its speed.

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    Look here for a good HU . . .http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm...ay&page_id=14&mfg_account_ID=55&category_id=8 Panasonic is solid. "not top of the line" Well maybe some of it. But for your needs you'd be cherry with almost any of the pana units.
    And those alpines dont look bad. $56usd (I think).http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=829
    Says 2-30wrms and those HU's will probably put out around 18-25wrms.
    On a side note if you go with pana "or probably any unit" Look for day and night illumination It really helps with sunglare etc. ..
     
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    Well, I looked at those speakers...I like them, but according to Crutchfield, they won't fit in my car.

    My options according to Crutchfield are either a pair of Kenwoods, or a pair of Pioneers.

    Kenwoods: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-1KZay49wVAg/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51800&I=113KFC1360

    Pioneers: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-1KZay49wVAg/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51800&I=130TSG1341

    Any recommendations of those two pairs? And I'm still trying to decide between those 2 decks..I like the detachable faceplate (my old Pioneer deck in my other car has the feature), but it isn't necessary.
     
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    Fuck crutchfield. They don't even carry Focal...

    Both of those links... the speakers suck. They are on our display wall... they suck.

    Get the 3800 and the Focal Coaxials...
     
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    you don't think the focals are a bit overkill? how effecient are they off of a HU's power? I say the type S and a Pio or Pana radio and you'll be fine. The kenwood and pioneer speakers won't be that bad. OF COURSE YOU WON'T GET KILLER FRONT STAGE WITH ACCURATE MUSICAL REPRODUCTION.....but i sense you're not looking for that, just some sound.......am i right? i'm right aren't i?
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    i'd look at boston acoustic speakers, their pretty efficiant.
     
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    No, they're not overill.

    The point is to get the best you can get within your price range. Why settle for less?

    Also, you don't ALWAYS have to think of mainstream chainstore garbage. Seriously... the Pioneers and Type-S's suck... balls.

    You want some Pioneer speakers? At least get these:
    http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=1015

    Excellent coaxials, one of the best sound coaxials available nationwide ;). Just installed a pair sunday... and they sounded amazing off HU power.

    :)
     
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    Ok, guys seriously, settle down. I am not really planning on ordering from crutchfield, I was just using it to make sure the speakers you guys suggested would fit in my car. I don't know the exact dimensions for the speakers in there, so I don't know which speakers will fit and which ones won't fit.

    I know I'm not going to get killer sound with a $200 budget. I'm mainly just looking for a combo that will get me some decent sound so that I don't have to be stuck with the radio all the time, but i also need something better than factory speakers (especially since the driver side one is blown).

    Oh, it looks like this is the mounting depth I'm stuck with. hope it helps!
    top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
     
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    ngsm13 New Member

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    Use washers to space out the speaker a little bit to get a better mounting depth. Just a trick ;), used it on numerour installs...
     
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    how many have you blown that way? :eek3: make sure if you do this, you make some kind of seal between the mounting surface and speaker. if not essentially what you have is a speaker just playing in an open atmoshpere. kinda like setting it on the counter while hooked up.
     
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    Well, I won't be the one installing the stuff...I'll either take it somewhere to be done, or have my brother do it. I'm more into the home theter stuff myself. But what do you guys think? Should I go for the more expensive deck, or go with the less expensive one, and spend a little more on speakers?

    I like the look of the more expensive deck, and the detachable faceplate, but other than that, it doesn't seem like I would really need the extra features...I'm not planning on adding any subs or amps or anything.

    DEH 3800: http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/from-pricegrabber.asp?id=964601477&rf=pg&dfdate=04_16_2006

    DEH 5800: http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/from-pricegrabber.asp?id=964601691&rf=pg&dfdate=04_12_2006
     
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    I use non hardening clay ;)...

    Or more offten I use a .5" MDF ring...

    nG
     
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    thats relieving. i was worried for a minute
     
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    i've used masonite, i've use 1/4" plywood, plastic spacer rings, even reversing the grill ring... but not washers(though i do use non-hardening plumbers putty on some apps). i know most cars the factory location are not completely sealed, but how manytimes have you seen a factory speaker in a car spaced out with washers??? usually they are sealed with a strip of foam, and if they are not a direct fit for the hole they have an adapter plate. hell i even make my own tweeter brackets for the stock location in chevy trucks. i use the brown plastic i found from when a conoco was being renovated, it's solid, it's cutable by tin shears, and it's almost a perfect match for the 1/3 of chevy's that came with brown interiors... the other 2/3's i paint it flat black.
     

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