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Need help on new door speakers

I am going to keep the stock head uint I want to get the best
sound I can get with the stock head unit and I want to replace
all 4 of them and I do not mind spending money for something
nice. I have a 05 FX4 I do not know if that helps.

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Most definitely go with a cdt braxial component set in the front. and some midbasses or coaxials in the rear.

www.cdtaudio.com
www.thezeb.com
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Actually the speakers they're putting in the 05s aren't terrible speakers, at least as factory speakers go. I'm sure you'll see some quality improvement with good aftermarket speakers, but the bottleneck in this system really is the factory headunit.

I haven't replaced my factory unit either, and I don't want to, but I'm not an audiophile and I can accept mediocre sound quality. Everyone I know who has replaced the headunit with aftermarket was amazed at the sound difference, even with the stock speakers.
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With the stock head, you'll be hard pressed to find the "Best" sound, even with throwing money at it. Look for high efficiency speakers, with a low RMS rating. Stock CD6 changers put out about 20-22 watts per channel RMS. Items rated for 100 watts RMS wouldn't be a great match.
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I just installed Rockford Fosgate Punch P1682S comps in my ranger and i love them. I have Kenwood KFC-C6889ie 6"x8" 3-Way Speaker in my rear doors. I also have a aftermarket head unit. But the fostgates kick. I now you wont beleive me but i hit around 100db with just these for speakers. I used a cheaper db meter but still the are loud. I also used dynomat and foam baffles. This comp are great if you want to pay the price for them
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Oh hey Rick, I just realized who you are.. I work with Marc (Technicar.) We met at Doubles a few weeks ago. I took a look at your truck down at Velde on Friday.. thats a neat color of green. I like it.
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i've got Alpine Type S speakers all the way around, and i'll soon be installing type s components in kick panels....i'll post about my opinions whenever UPS decides to drop off my package....

Im also running an Alpine HU....trust me...the stock cd player is nothing like an aftermarket unit...with the time correction function, u can set the speakers to play at slight intervals ahead of the other...in essence, taking away the effect that the passenger door is WAY too far away compared to the driver door/rear door...it makes a world of difference
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Oh hey Rick, I just realized who you are.. I work with Marc (Technicar.) We met at Doubles a few weeks ago. I took a look at your truck down at Velde on Friday.. thats a neat color of green. I like it.
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100dB is good, but you really shouldn't be listening to music that loud my friend. Permanent hearing loss shall ensue...

Also, the time correction is awesome if you set it up right. A friend of mine has the 9835, i think, and the time correction makes the image center right in the middle of the dash... its a beautiful thing.
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yeah i run a panasonic cq-c9800u and a cq-vad9300u head units and they both have time correction. The cq-c has it so you can set it for driver side, passenger side, back seat or full. it works great. The dvd player also has it. but you have to set it by hand will it sends sound to each speaker. I think i finally have it tweeked. I cant wait until i get my subs in.
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100dB is good, but you really shouldn't be listening to music that loud my friend. Permanent hearing loss shall ensue...

Also, the time correction is awesome if you set it up right. A friend of mine has the 9835, i think, and the time correction makes the image center right in the middle of the dash... its a beautiful thing.
Lol...I can't remember the last time I enjoyed music UNDER 100 dbs...
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