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So I blew up one of the speakers in my SVT and am not sure what to replace them with. I have the Audiophile system and have no idea what kind of power it outputs to the front speakers. I just want something that will sound the best with the stock deck. Any suggestions??
 

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The stock decks don't put out too much power. Even the audiophile. Pretty much any speaker (the correct size 5X7/6X8) will work. I have had kenwood KDC's that I really liked. I also have had some infinity Kappa's as well as Blaupunkt's. Typically you get what you pay for so go with something name brand for the best quality.
 

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So would I be better off buying a speaker that has a RMS range of 2-45W versus one that goes up to 100W, neglecting price that is.
 

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Look at the Pioneer A-series, the MB Quart Discus line, or Polk DBs. Those are some of my favorite 5x7s.
 

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Ok thanks for the input. I talked to a specialist at a stereo shop today and he was wondering if the speakers are powered by the amp, I think just the sub is right? Also, he said if the speakers have a different impedance they are going to sound bad. I really don't know much about this stuff so I'm kind of lost here haha.
 

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What he is trying to find out is if the stock speakers run at two ohms rather than four, which they don't. A lot of premium stock systems (namely Bose products and Infinity too) use a two ohm speaker system, meaning that when you throw in a "normal" four ohm speaker, nothing good happens.

Also, the stock amp, to my knowledge, is only for the sub. In fact, now that I think about it, I think it has to be only for the sub. I took the Audiophile deck out of my SVT when I drove it home (missing the security strip) and put in my other Fofo's stock deck, and everything but the sub worked, which would imply that only it is powered by the amp.

Anyway, after all that rambling, any 5x7/6x8 will fit. Well, at least most will. I know some speakers (the Infinity Kappa's that I have are one) have too large of a basket on them, which makes the speaker too deep to fit in the stock hole. However, the metal it rubs on is easily cut away to make them fit, and it doesn't cause any problems by doing so. I'd suggest the Polk DB's and the Infinity Kappa's if you don't mind the cutting part. I've had the Infinity's for a long time, and they still sound great and have been run hard for over three years. The DB's were some of my favorites at the store I worked at too. They are both great for the price...I think the DB's are still at about $100-$120.
 

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Thanks for the info garf! I think I will probably go with the Polk DB's since everyone seems to agree that they are great speakers. Thanks for all the information everyone, it was very helpful!
 

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Yeah, Polk DBs are nice speakers on deck power. They are very full and warm. They shouldn't disappoint.
 

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What he is trying to find out is if the stock speakers run at two ohms rather than four, which they don't. A lot of premium stock systems (namely Bose products and Infinity too) use a two ohm speaker system, meaning that when you throw in a "normal" four ohm speaker, nothing good happens.

Also, the stock amp, to my knowledge, is only for the sub. In fact, now that I think about it, I think it has to be only for the sub. I took the Audiophile deck out of my SVT when I drove it home (missing the security strip) and put in my other Fofo's stock deck, and everything but the sub worked, which would imply that only it is powered by the amp.

Anyway, after all that rambling, any 5x7/6x8 will fit. Well, at least most will. I know some speakers (the Infinity Kappa's that I have are one) have too large of a basket on them, which makes the speaker too deep to fit in the stock hole. However, the metal it rubs on is easily cut away to make them fit, and it doesn't cause any problems by doing so. I'd suggest the Polk DB's and the Infinity Kappa's if you don't mind the cutting part. I've had the Infinity's for a long time, and they still sound great and have been run hard for over three years. The DB's were some of my favorites at the store I worked at too. They are both great for the price...I think the DB's are still at about $100-$120.

Do you remember what model DB's you bought? Are they these - http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9125_Polk+Audio+db571.html


Thanks
 
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