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Question (speaker brand preference)

ok heres a comparison for you all...

alpine or kenwood.... hmmmmmmmm which one is better...
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thats a broad question...... are you talking about headunits, speakers, amps.....??
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ok its speakers sorry for the lack of specifications....
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It all depends...

What kind of music do you listen too?

What kind of speakers are you looking at (Comps or coaxials?)

What is your budget?

On an overall level it's tough to just say x is better than y. But given Alpine and Kenwood as my only two choices I'll take Alpine pretty much every time.
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Speaker wise, i'm going to have to say neither. For a few bucks more or even the same price, you can get some real decent ones. I don't know if you're shopping somewhere where these are the only brands available. Out of the 2 i'd take alpine though.
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^what real decent brands are you talking about.


i am going to have to say alpine also.
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Memphis over those two.
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kicker over all those brands
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It depends on what you want to do...if I didn't have a sub and wanted a little bass, then I'd go for the Alpine...if I just wanted a nice system with little bass then I'd get the Kenwoods...if those were my only choice...I personally would choose some Infinity Reference/Kappa Components or even coaxials over the others...this is all assuming these are amped, of course...if you're not going to amp them I would just get some Pioneers or something of that nature...
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IMO kicker is the best but with those 2 choices i have seen really nice sound quality out of Alpine
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my jl's kick ***
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<ahem> given the question, I would choose Alpine.
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Seriously, it all depends on your budget and what sounds best to you.

There have been some great brands listed here. If I were to make a blanket statement to who my favorite brand is, at the moment it would have to be Focal.

Some other brands that i have listened to and liked:

DLS
Dyneaudio
Boston Acoustics
Diamond
Arc Audio
Infinity (I put infinity reference speakers in my "budget" system for my truck)

Brands that make high quality speakers but just didn't do it for me but may do it for you:

JL Audio (However I love their subs and amps (I have 4 JL 8" W3v2 subs in my car))
MB Quart
Morel
CDT
Alpine

I have heard good things about the top of the line Kicker components but I have never heard them in person so I can't make a statement about those.

The most important thing is to set a budget and find something that you like inside that budget. Decide what is important, are you going to amp the speakers with an amp, add a sub, etc...

If you are just going to run the speakers off of deck power, stay away from components and get some coaxials that match the RMS power of your deck.
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Al[ine with the 2 mentioned, my choice though on high end would be MB Quartz
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I like my kenwood 3ways i have in my back doors... I have never really heard alpines escept for my subs with are type r's... I guess is what you perfer... i have rockford fosgate comps in my front doors and they are nice... what ever you like and what you can aford i guess..
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btw cool avatar mnemonic
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If I had to choose between the 2 I would go with alpine. For a little more I could by a JL or kicker and just a bit more I could get a diamond.
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My Rainbows rock would reccommend them if you can buy them great speakers, not cheap though
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hows about infinity?
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I've been enjoying my Boston Acoustic speakers..
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