Good 6.5 speakers

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  1. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Looking to get some new speakers for <$200. Can be component or coax doesn't really matter. Just looking for something with some decent mids and clear highs. Suggestions?
     
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    For the money, the Zapco I-6.2 components are about the best I've heard (for my tastes...others opinions/tastes may vary)
     
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    hmm never heard of them.
     
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    Never heard of Zapco? Really? They've been around forever it seems. http://www.zapco.com/ or more specifically http://www.zapco.com/prod/Speakers/i-Force/i-6.2_Frame.htm for the speakers I mentioned.

    Zapco has been around since the 70's, primarily as an amplifier manufacturer. Though they have never really been "mainstream" like Rockford/Alpine/Kicker/JL they have always produced a very clean product that many in the car audio world have looked up to as an "elite" lineup.
     
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    Focal makes speakers that people on forums seem to always be raving about. I've never been able to find a dealer that has them on display, so I have no idea what they sound like though.
     
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    Focals will be tough to be had at the sub $200 mark though. If you want to go the DIY route (read build custom crossovers) you can always use Vifa/Morel/Tangband/Usher/etc... as well
     
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    C32 *The M3 Executioner*

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    When I was looking for speakers a while ago I could easily find various focal models for $150-$250 on eBay. Again, I have no idea what the sound difference is between their various models, but they can be had for a decent price.
     
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    Oh...I thought you meant from a reputable place :hsugh:
     
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    stay away from focal on-line, same with alpine amps... there are knock-offs floating around.
     
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    Yea I don't realy feel like taking the time for that. I don't need anything too fancy just something over stock that is more clear and can handle more power.
     
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    So what about the big box companys? Alpine, rockford, kicker, etc.

    Any of those have anything decent out anymore? I remember back in the day JL had some pretty good components.
     
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    Sure, they all make a decent product. At the sub $200 mark, you will probably be just fine with any one of them.
     
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    JL XR650-CXI sound fanfuckingtastic can't be beat in that price range. Especially in doors.. the off-axis response is excellent.
     
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    I thought about these, I will have to take some measurements though and make sure they won't be too deep. I have also heard they sound pretty damn good though.
     
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    what kind of car is it? think they're about 3in deep.
     
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    For a 99 Jeep Cherokee. Originally they are 5.25 or whatever but all the holes allow for 6.5 speakers to fit perfectly. The front doors are pretty shallow though. My cousin has Alpine Type-s in his and they are roughly 2.4in deep.
     

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