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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Best speakers?

I'm looking for the best speakers money can buy. Music quality is huge and I'm sick of blowing speakers out. I went to my local Best Buy and their most expensive speakers were some Alpines for $150. What is the best brand of speakers, and how much do they run?

Also, is it possible to just buy speakers and install them, and then later down the road add an amp, sub, and headunit if I want? You don't need an amp for speakers, correct?
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you can run speakers without an amp but a new headunit and a four channel amp would give you the best quality



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How does a head unit up the quality?
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How does a head unit up the quality?
sound processing and better control of what sound is coming out.
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the real problem of using aftermarket nice speakers on stock deck comes in the form of lacking volume. my pops thought he'd match me, he threw some nice speaks in my mom's balt thinking he would get more clarity and volume. While yes they sound good, the stock decks amp can't hardly push them.

always something to keep in mind when upgrading.
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I have an ALL Kenwood audio system and it sounds awesome!!!! Alpines are way overpriced.......Pioneer is crap....Sony is crap.......go on Sonicelectronix.com and look for speakers and reviews and you will choose Kenwood they are the best in my opinion!!!..............Headunits process sound more refined and detailed if your gonna get speakers get an amp and headunit or your wasting time and efforts
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I don't have any sound work in my cobalt just yet but my 86' trans am has
a custom box
2 6x9 alpine type "s"
2 pioneer 4x6
a alpine mono amp
2 alpine 12 inch subs
and a cheepie walmart cap
all run with monster cable wires..... sounds good...
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post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help! Everyone agrees that if I'm going to buy speakers I should plan on buying a headunit along with it. As for Kenwood and Alpine, Kenwood is actually the better speakers even though Alpine costs more? It's really hard to tell at a display in a department store. Partly because half of them are blown out and you never know if they rig them. Also, id it ok to mix and match speakers and headunits? Like if I bought Kenwood speakers can I buy a Sony headunit or should I keep same brands?
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Keep the same brands you will notice the difference.........go with kenwood all the way.....look at sonicelectronix.com they have awesome prices and everything you need!!!!......
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i have a pioneer in-dash double din head unit and i love it, no problems at all. i'd definitely recommend them for the head unit



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