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Old 05-10-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Best Speakers for mild MK1?

Good morning!

I'm thinking about updating the speakers in my ZTS. I will be keeping the stock basic cd player, but possibly upgrading to a Blaupunkt if I find one without lines on the screen (not for anything other than to install the iPod controls).

I don't need a booming system, so I'd think a sub/amplifier would be unnecessary.

But what speakers does everybody like? I just want to replace stock speakers with something a little more powerful that sound good whether I'm listening to hip hop or oldies.

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Are you looking for something to replace your door speakers or a subwoofer?

For door speakers I like Boston Acoustic, for subwoofer and not something too loud you can get a single 10" and an amp. Kicker is pretty affordable.
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these sound great http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Refer.../dp/B002CMUKZY

but when i swithced i lost almost all my bass from the doors but that was good for me since i have subs that hit hard lol

almost any aftermarket unless its in an enclosed structure you will likely lose your low end but mids and highs will be lovely
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Are you looking for something to replace your door speakers or a subwoofer?

For door speakers I like Boston Acoustic, for subwoofer and not something too loud you can get a single 10" and an amp. Kicker is pretty affordable.
Just door speakers, but I've never had a car with a sub so I'm just assuming I don't need one. If that sounds crazy to anyone please feel free to set me straight!
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these sound great http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Refer.../dp/B002CMUKZY

but when i swithced i lost almost all my bass from the doors but that was good for me since i have subs that hit hard lol

almost any aftermarket unless its in an enclosed structure you will likely lose your low end but mids and highs will be lovely
Can you explain what you mean by "enclosed structure"? If it's possible I'd like to maintain my low end, possibly improve on it.

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Enclosed means its inside a speaker box.

These are what I was talking about http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Acousti...+acoustics+5x7
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You can get something like this too http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KSC-SW...x7+speaker+box

It has a built in amp and mounts cleanly to the back.
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Enclosed means its inside a speaker box.

These are what I was talking about http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Acousti...+acoustics+5x7
These seem to be what I am looking for

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You can get something like this too http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KSC-SW...x7+speaker+box

It has a built in amp and mounts cleanly to the back.
This I am interested in. I don't want it to have overpowering bass, but I also wasn't aware that subs could be made so small. So that would go behind the seats in the trunk?
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You can mount it to the back seat or mount it laying flat right behind the seat. The box has two 6x9 so its more compact.
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I've decided to go with these:

http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Refer...0525633&sr=1-1

Can anyone confirm that these will fit? 6 x 8 / 5 x 7-Inch 180-Watt 2-3/8 inch mounting depth

And what size would I need for the back?
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