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This is a discussion on speaker reccomendations within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; hi all, I have an Alpine 7894, and I want to upgrade my speakers. I dont want to make spacers, ...

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    speaker reccomendations

    hi all, I have an Alpine 7894, and I want to upgrade my speakers.

    I dont want to make spacers, I want something that's "plug n play"

    What speakers would you reccomend using with my deck?

    Thanks

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    If you really don't want to make spacers, you'll probably have to go with 5.25" drivers. Are you looking at separates or coaxials?

    P.S. Congrats on the new times!

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    whats the difference

    I have no idea about stereo stuffs. I just want better sound.

    Yeah Im still kinda shocked about my times! I figured it was my 1st to 2nd shift that sealed the deal.

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    Separates or component speakers sound better but they also need more power (an amp) to drive them. The Infinity Kappa 52.5i's are good, inexpensive coaxials ($85) that you can run off your h/u. You'll still need spacers for the front though. The 42.5i's should fit in the rear w/o spacers.
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    MB QUART (These speakers RULE!)

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    Kicker resolutions will fit in back (4"), and i'm pretty sure the 5.25" or maybe even the 6.5" would fit in front. The resolution series are made for really short mounting depths, while still retaining decent quality. If you want volume and bass response, go with the kickers, if you want definition and clarity go with infinity.

    If you want all of the above, make some spacers and go Alpine

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    My 6.5" Alpine 2 ways fit just fine up front with no spacers.

    Sheet metal screws straight into the door.

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    thanks for the replies.

    soo which "alpines" would they be?

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    These:

    Alpine SPS1629S

    They sound great.

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    Originally posted by wrxinthehouse
    My 6.5" Alpine 2 ways fit just fine up front with no spacers.

    Sheet metal screws straight into the door.
    Can you explain what you mean by this?
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    Took the old speakers out. Put the new ones in place and drilled small pilot holes in the sheetmetal. Spliced the wires, put in sheetmetal screws and that was it.

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    So they're good as replacements for the stock front door speakers, without any other changes to the stock (premium) stereo?

    Do they render the door tweeters useless?
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    I'm installing my Focal 165k2 components this week, when they finally come in the mail, I'll post if I have to make spacers for them and how they sound. More than likely they will need some type of spacers made beacuse of the large magnets on them.
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    You can put in Infinity Kappa components in the fron and 2 ways in the back. That is what I have running with a Fosgate 400 W amp. Add in the 15" kicker solobaric with 775 W and it is just too sweet!

    Cook32

    P.S.- putting in the component system is sweet cause you can replace the tweeters too. It makes the sound sooo much better. You do need to use the spacers that come with it and you use one screw and adhesive between the plastic spacer and the metal door
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    Originally posted by cjackswrx
    I'm installing my Focal 165k2 components this week, when they finally come in the mail, I'll post if I have to make spacers for them and how they sound. More than likely they will need some type of spacers made beacuse of the large magnets on them.
    I am probably going to put in some 165K focals. If I did my mm conversion corectly then the 165K has a mounting depth of 2.71 inches and the 165K2 had a depth of 3.07 inches.

    I was under the impression that the most you could fit in the door was 2.75....

    If you get them to fit, I would LOVE to see some pics.

    good luck.

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