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Old 05-23-2006
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best sounding quality rock speakers

I am a heavy metal, hardcore cranking, loud as f!$^ rock-n-roll fan; I blast my music constantly. I was wondering what kind of component speakers would be best for my type of breed. The stock speakers sound ok, but, they are starting to go a lil bit....they start to cut the bass off now and then and its not even up. I want highs, mids, and lows. Please help, my music needs me!
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Old 05-23-2006
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I am a heavy metal, hardcore cranking, loud as f!$^ rock-n-roll fan; I blast my music constantly. I was wondering what kind of component speakers would be best for my type of breed. The stock speakers sound ok, but, they are starting to go a lil bit....they start to cut the bass off now and then and its not even up. I want highs, mids, and lows. Please help, my music needs me!

Best thing would be to get the 6x8 component plates. shey have seperate woofers and tweeters and usually have better crossovers, I had some infinty ones in my other ranger they sounded great.
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NO! the best thing would be a component system in some *sealed* kick panels with big woofers (6.5"-9") and titanium-dome tweeters, preferably.

Make sure the components have a really high power handling, 150Wrms will do good.

And a set with carbon fiber cones or something of the sort that will react fast can help with the heavy bass notes.
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Old 05-23-2006
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The db Drives I'm putting in my Ranger has the best sound quality i've ever heard. But they don't have much bass.. but one 12" Infinity sub worked perfect. A amp on those speakers may create more bass though. What is yours extended cab or reg? That would make a big difference due to room.. it's harder to fit subs in a reg. cab as i've found.
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That's why I reccomended a components system with a big woofer.

Other than that, you would have to run a subwoofer.
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Before anyone can give a good recommendation on speakers, What will drive the speakers?

150 W RMS is worthless driven by the stock radio.

Components may be the optimal setup, but with a mild to stock stereo, you may be perfectly happy with some coaxial 2 or 3 way speakers.

If you are looking for bass response without investing in a separate subwoofer, look for the low end frequency response advertised on the speakers. The lower the better, but most aftermarket speakers are made for mid to upper range. Most even report the stock speakers reproduce bass better than some aftermarket speakers.

First tip, visit every stereo shop in your town and check out what they have. Listen to as many different varieties as you can to get a good feel for what's out there.

Second tip, buy baffles or make your own, especially on the door speakers, and they will probably work on the rear speakers in regular cabs too. Cheap foam ones can really help create a proper enclosure and help seal off some airspace for improved bass response.
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my memphis m-class did well with rock...alot better than they did with rap...they would come alive with stuff that was musical.directional tweeter. kind of like a component set from the stock location. i was running 75 watts each to them.when i pulled the amp they sounded like crap,but thats like what was said above you have to amp them. check'em out
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/519346/2
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so if you are anyone else is interested i will sell them for $100 a pair.
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Before anyone can give a good recommendation on speakers, What will drive the speakers?

150 W RMS is worthless driven by the stock radio.

Components may be the optimal setup, but with a mild to stock stereo, you may be perfectly happy with some coaxial 2 or 3 way speakers.
Yeah, forgot aobut that.... go with 2-way if you do...

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If you are looking for bass response without investing in a separate subwoofer, look for the low end frequency response advertised on the speakers. The lower the better, but most aftermarket speakers are made for mid to upper range. Most even report the stock speakers reproduce bass better than some aftermarket speakers.
That's why I'm not upgrading anything until I've exhausted every effort and purchased every piece. Install it all at once and you'll be even more satisfied.

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First tip, visit every stereo shop in your town and check out what they have. Listen to as many different varieties as you can to get a good feel for what's out there.
Yeah, I guess... they usually will sound alot different in your doors.

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Second tip, buy baffles or make your own, especially on the door speakers, and they will probably work on the rear speakers in regular cabs too. Cheap foam ones can really help create a proper enclosure and help seal off some airspace for improved bass response.
Or just seal off the entire door...hehe.
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i personally like the same thing as you but i listen to everything. i have a 6.5 in front and 6x9 rears with a 10" sub enclosure(sealed) in back and it rocks

i use pioneer all the way around and soon hope to replace them with boston acoustic enclosures.

mine currently sounds great
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I also like metal and rock i run jbl amp's had pioner's and blew them in 3 day's boght infinty kappa 's seprate's and they are awsome had them for a year and sound great and also crank it up every day...
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Of course speakers will sound different in store vs. mounted in your vehicle for dozens of reasons, but the point was it's better to hear the speaker before buying it "blind" without a clue to how it sounds.
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opposed to what? rap speakers?
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Rap just needs a bump and tweeters... rock needs the entire spectrum, most of doesn't go as low, but some does (ie. Korn, Rob Zombie, NIN, Marylin Manson)
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MB Quart....all the way...best rock speakers next to boston accoustics
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Yeah, they are good... so is CDT, Quest sells them, or used to.
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Old 05-25-2006
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CDT is a hook up of mine but we carry Dynaudio these days. MB Quart is total crap these days. ever since they were taken over by maxxsonics.
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Dynaudio is mucho expensive!!

I've never listened to them, though.
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dynaudio 3ways are like 700ish my price
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first time i ever heard of "rock speakers"...or "rap speakers"...i thought all speakers played music?

is this like a "rap sub" and a "rock sub"?
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Old 05-26-2006
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personally i dont think rock sounds that goood with the deepness of a sub. Sure, its on a bit, but not at booming levels. the guitar sound turns into wierd distortion
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If you like ' Metal ' style music, your NOT hearing much bottom end at all. Even tho it SOUNDS ' heavy ' with bass, its really a swept midrange. The most valuable frequencies you'll deal with range from 250hz to 1.3Khz.

The Best ' Metal ' speakers I ever had were a pair of Fosgate ' Series 10 ' that were driven by a PPI ' Sedonia ' series amp. Vintage stuff, but I love Mosfet power amps for listening to music, tube for playing it
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Rap and Rock speakers....I love it. Good way to put it. The frequency response curves of some sets of speakers are just way out of proportion (ex: typically what we call "good rap" speakers)

As far as rock goes, I am a huge fan of high quality soft dome tweeters. I think they soung better with rap. No matter how much I turn down the high frequencies, I notice that hard domes are usually too tweety. Its all good, but I like it loud, and that harsh tweeter tic is annoying.

As alyways, nothing sounds good without an amp, truly, it is not even close, so get an amp no matter what you do.

Looking for speakers is a tough job. I would almost always put 5x7 or 6x9 over typical 6.5 or 5 1/4 speakers in the door if you are using just one set or plan on no dedicated midbass driver. You will appreciate the increase in midbass if you like to listen to your music at volume levels which are consistently louder than an aftermarket radio without a separate amp can produce.

For the money and popularity, I say use the ALpine type R 5x7 speakers. Soft dome tweeter, and a pretty good flat response.

There are many good sets of speakers out there, hard to say any in particular. Compnents for the money, I am a big fan of the Alpine type r's. I use the MCSQ-6 from Memphis, but they are a tad pricey.
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i love my boston's sl80's hooked up to my 4 channel rf 550x power series amp.

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Ide say, if you want it to pound good, youde need a dicent set of door and rear speakers #1, every speaker reccomended here is a very good quality speaker, myself, i have all memphis speakers in my truck (99 King Cab). I have Memphis door & rears with 2 sets of tweeters, ones in the top rear of the back window and 2 above the seat belt adjustment. Then i added 2-10'' subs. Myself i think for alot of rock, 10s hit nice and tight and clear, for fast hitting music. 12's seem to more directed towards low deep bass, but that is all dependent on the box you chose to if you decide to go that route.

Myself ide choose your speaker brand, ide do all new speakers, and a set of tweeters. If you want to rock the truck ide do a single 10'' subwoofer maybe around 800-1000w. That would rattle that truck like crazy. I listen to Nickelback & Disturbed, Nonpoint, etc etc and ive got numerious 1st place awards for SQ & DB (148.7db Last June @ Sanford Sound)
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MB Quart....all the way...best rock speakers next to boston accoustics
As he said...

MB Quart has been a phenominal company throughout the years. And believe me, these speakers have been put through hell by yours truly... I had the reference components in my previous car amped to RF Power series 4-channel. I'm big into rock and every other music. I'm in the process of building up my truck's system now, i'll post some picks of what i've been doing too...
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