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 Post subject: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Hey All,

So I'm upgrading the stock speakers in my BA Fairmont Ghia.
I went to a few places looking at speakers and the best range appeared to be at JB.
They have 3 types in my price range and I was wondering what everybody thought or would recommend:
Choice 1: Cadence XS682 5x7 2-way 150max/50rms
Choice 2: Orion CO570 5x7 2-way 100max/40rms
Choice 3: Kicker DS680 5x7 2-way 70max/35rms

The speakers will be running off an 800w amp (4x200max/100rms).
I will be introducing a 12" sub in a month or so, so im not after a lot of bass from these speakers, hi's and mid's mainly.

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 Post subject: Re: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:52 pm 
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How much do they cost?
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 Post subject: Re: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:56 pm 
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gsouth wrote:
Choice 1: Cadence XS682 5x7 2-way 150max/50rms
Choice 2: Orion CO570 5x7 2-way 100max/40rms
Choice 3: Kicker DS680 5x7 2-way 70max/35rms


Choice 1 - $99
Choice 2 - $79
Choice 3 - $97

 

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 Post subject: Re: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:08 pm 
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i asked joe the same question a week ago with this reply,
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These are $179 and would definitely be a good upgrade from a factory system:

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see if he has any other option...

considered alpine S-type(R would be to pricey i guess) pioneer also do a budget 5x7
http://www.pioneer.com.au/Products/Car%20Entertainment/Speakers/TS%20A5713.aspx
note. iv seen these for 130 in autobarn on sale

but oout of your 3 choices id be going the cadence

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 Post subject: Re: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:12 pm 
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the kicker speakers are great. So are the cadence.
the amp is rated 4 x 200 max/100 rms at 2 ohms i'm guessing.
so at 4 ohms (which is the speaker impedence), 4x 50rms.
you'd probably want to try and get the speakers that are closest to that rms rating, that way you will get better quality sound by powering the speakers fully.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:32 am 
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Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks to Cam and Joe but although the Slick speakers would be great, there about $80 outside of my budget! I could get the Alpine Type R from JB for $229 (which is RRP on the alpine site, so probably less than that), but again, outside of my budget.

Everyone seems to like the Cadence. I must admit, last time a bought speakers (which was a loooong time ago, Cadence wasn't even sold at JB, hence i've never heard of them). When i looked at them, they seemed a little flimsy, I think the housing was plastic? Is anyone actually using these speakers that could comment on them. They do appear to be the best in the price range in terms of power.

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 Post subject: Re: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:58 am 
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Are you buying 2 sets? Or are you saving the other 2 channels on the amplifier for the sub?
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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:01 am 
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I'm buying 2 sets (front and back) and then buying a second amp to drive the sub.
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 Post subject: Re: 5x7 Speaker Recomendation
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:03 am 
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Why not get one higher quality set or go for a set of 6" splits and find a way to mount them? The results will be much better for the same amount of investment.
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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:37 am 
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as joe said, the components will sound better, but the price tag is usually steeper.
I did an install with a cadence sub, pretty entry level but a good performer.
just make sure you listen to all the comparisons before you buy.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:58 am 
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Coaxials blow goats, buy splits.

My mate fitted Alpine splits 5 x7's in his, sounds great.

As already said, you could mod the hole to fit 6 - 6.5's, i have 6.5 JL's in my BF. Way better than the factory "premo sound" rubbish.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Spend more money on the front splits and just run the stock rear speakers (off the amp though). Also if possible I would buy a bit more powerful amp so you can slightly underrun it.

 

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