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Unread 10-30-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys.

I want some door speakers with some decent bass. My current ones rather suck in the low frequency department. I don't need or want an amp, just two decent door speakers. Preferably under $50 for the set.

Need 6 1/2" for the Blazer.
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Some things to look for, in general:

Since you'll be relying on your head unit you won't have gobs of power available - look for higher sensitivity speakers. Sensitivity is the ammount of sound output you can get from a speaker with (usually) 1w of input power measured at 1m. Think of it sort of like an efficiency rating. I'd be looking for a minimum of 88dB.

You want a 2-way design. If you don't want to swing for the modification needed to have a component system (physically separate woofer and tweeter), try to find something you like with aimable tweeters so that you aren't just firing high frequencies (which are very directional) into your legs.

Avoid anything with a paper cone or foam surround. These will disintegrate in the harsh environment a car poses.

Also avoid anything with piezo or piezoelectric tweeters - these are an awful sounding way to get high output.

Under $50 does not leave a lot of options:
Pioneer TS-G1643R 6-1/2" Coaxial Speaker Pair 180W | Parts-Express.com

Should be okay.

If it were me doing it on a tight budget, I'd look more in the $50 a speaker range for something like this:
Polk Audio db651 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers — for 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" openings at Crutchfield.com
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