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I am wanting to put 6x9 speakers in the rear deck, an amp, and 6 1/2 in the front doors . There is a place for tweeters in the dash but not sure if i really would need component speakers. I am looking for good quality sound. Not looking to blow the doors off but something that sounds really full and nice. I am looking for some advice on what amp, and speakers to get. I am not planning on putting a subwoofer in at this point and i do not want to change out the stock radio. I know I will need a 4 ch amp with speaker inputs. But again, just not sure what to get. Any ideas or advice would be appriciated.
i have an Accord to, but its a coupe...
i used to have 6.5 pioneers in the front, and 6x9 in the back
the big problem is the mounting depht in the front, but you have to nice options, the infinity, and the polk audio, component systems for an outstanding sound. you can use the place for the tweeters
if you are going to keep the OEM reciver, you should better buy the pioneers, becouse are cheaper and have a good sound.
i would recomend you the pioneer´s TS-A1682 & TS-A6972 for an OEM Reciverand for an aftermarket stereo i would go for this 2 options..
Polk audio DB6500 & DB690Infinity Kappa 60.5cs & 692.5i
there are other options, but the mounting depth is not enoug for our cars
I have a 2002 Accord (4-dr EX-L), so it's one generation back from yours, but roughly the same factory audio. What I did:
Everything is only about 2 weeks post-installation, so it's not perfect yet. The Kappa's don't start out with a whole lot of bass, but they are warming up with use (as any speaker with a surround will have to do). The 6020's in the front are incredibly crisp, even in the mid-range. I initially had the amp set to not push anything below 50Hz to the fronts, but have since opened it up to full range. They can handle it.I'm not super-happy with the low end from the Kappa's, but it's really too early to make a final judgment. However, if I had it to do over, I would have gone with a simple pair of Kicker 6x9's in the rear -- the magnets on those things are impressive, and they drive pretty hard. (I actually set the amp to drive the Kappa's as a subwoofer for an hour or so. They actually carried the low low's pretty darn well, and helped loosen the surrounds a little. I'm not suggesting this, just pointing out that they can actually drive in the very-low range with an amp.)
If you don't want to bother with an amplifier installation, you can do what I did in my wife's 2000 Accord: Infinity 6012i in the front (they're as accurate as any car speaker I've heard in that price range), and Kicker KS69's in the rear. The factory head will drive them just fine, and you'll get decent volume.
If you don't like the sound of the Infinity line, a pair of Boston Acoustics in the front and Kicker in the back will do just as well, but you'll lose a little bit on the very high end.
That may be true for the Perfect line, but when I flipped the Subwoofer EQ switch on the amp to send lower lows to the Kappa 692.7i in my car, they definitely responded. The Kappa line definitely has some bass -- just not tons. If you're a rap listener, the Infinity Kappa isn't for you -- at least for the rear. For rock, metal, alternative, thrash, pop, folks, jazz and just about everything else, they'll probably be fine.
Again, though, I think if I had it to do again, I'd keep the 6020cs components up front and put in some Kicker KS69's in the back. They definitely have a stronger bass response.
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