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Rockford Fosgate 6x9 all around any thoughts

I know the factory size for a 02 ranger extended cab is 6x8 noticed several people using 6x9 in there place any thoughts on these?

Rockford Fosgate T1693 6" x 9" Power Series 3-Way Car Speakers Power Handling:

* Peak: 400 watts per pair / 200 watts each
* RMS: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each

about $110/pair

Planning on adding an amp later for now I have a JVC 200w stereo power will be low till I get an amp but Not finding very many reviews on these speakers and how hard is it to do the cutting I have seen many on here talking about it but not very many pics

and as for 6x8s they don't have near as many options
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Rockford's FTW. i have a Fosgate 10in sub and i've never been more satisfied.
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I have never had any problems with anything i have had from Rockford.
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I would hold off on speakers till you get an amp for the speakers to perform well.
They are good speakers, but a 6x9 is only going to give you a tiny more bass than a 6x8. Check out some 61/2 round if you are looking for more options. I have some Kenwood (6 3/4) Excelon with an amp they sound better than 6x9 IMO. Still need a small (10 inch) sub for bass.
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I had Rockford everything in my superduty. everything worked great. now on the Ranger i have Rockford amps. They work great also. stay with the 6x8s, and add a sub.
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for that price, i would get crescendo 6.5" comps
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for that price, i would get crescendo 6.5" comps
why crescendo? that would not be my first choice.

I do agree that components would be a better way to go though.
Components will give you better sound then a coaxial speaker.
Oval speakers will have more distortion then round ones.
For $110 you can get a nice component set. you won't have to modify anything.
Put an amp on them, sound dampener, and seal up the large wholes in the door. this will give you more lower mid-bass.
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crescendo makes great stuff, what would u choose?
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I think their amps are rather good, but I just doubt that they have the best speakers. Their speakers look more like a "catalog filler" product. A company known for making electronics is not likely to produce the same quality speakers. it takes a lot of research and development in order to produce a good sounding speaker.

I would stick with known good sets that have plenty of reviews and reputation. companies like boston, pioneer, jbl, infinity, focal, Image dynamics, alpine, pg.. all put a lot of R&D in to their speaker lines, it takes big $$ to produce a good product that will uphold their reputations. Their entry level speakers have to be pretty damn good, that's what most of their customers start with, then move up through the line.

The components I'm running right now TS-D720c where based off of pioneers top of the line set the 720prs (One of the highest praised sets ever) Pioneer changed a few basic things, like the cast frame to steel, some cheaper crossover components, and changed the machined aluminum tweeter to a steel/plastic version. The result was a speaker that cost 1/5th of the price to produce but had 90% of the sound quality as its expensive cousin and compete with $200+ sets. they are still available for around $100 but are tougher to find now.

Now that I have an active system I won't buy pre-packaged component sets again. a set of well chosen raw drivers can produce better sound then almost any prebuilt passive set due to the variable characteristics in the vehicle.
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I've done the 6x9 mod, and it doesn't do much for the low end - the highs and mids sound great, but you'd get that out of any replacement 5x7 as well. As stated before, add a subwoofer if you want to hear more bass. If you're really stuck on the idea, replace the front speakers with 6x9's and the rears with 5x7's. Due to the construction of the doors, the front speakers produce alot more bass than the rear speakers.
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I have all RockFord in my truck and they sound great.
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I think their amps are rather good, but I just doubt that they have the best speakers. Their speakers look more like a "catalog filler" product. A company known for making electronics is not likely to produce the same quality speakers. it takes a lot of research and development in order to produce a good sounding speaker.

I would stick with known good sets that have plenty of reviews and reputation. companies like boston, pioneer, jbl, infinity, focal, Image dynamics, alpine, pg.. all put a lot of R&D in to their speaker lines, it takes big $$ to produce a good product that will uphold their reputations. Their entry level speakers have to be pretty damn good, that's what most of their customers start with, then move up through the line.

The components I'm running right now TS-D720c where based off of pioneers top of the line set the 720prs (One of the highest praised sets ever) Pioneer changed a few basic things, like the cast frame to steel, some cheaper crossover components, and changed the machined aluminum tweeter to a steel/plastic version. The result was a speaker that cost 1/5th of the price to produce but had 90% of the sound quality as its expensive cousin and compete with $200+ sets. they are still available for around $100 but are tougher to find now.

Now that I have an active system I won't buy pre-packaged component sets again. a set of well chosen raw drivers can produce better sound then almost any prebuilt passive set due to the variable characteristics in the vehicle.
iv heard good things about the crescendo comps, PG are nice too. CDT makes top of the line speakers. and going active is tricky to do, but it can be really nice.
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I've done the 6x9 mod, and it doesn't do much for the low end - the highs and mids sound great, but you'd get that out of any replacement 5x7 as well. As stated before, add a subwoofer if you want to hear more bass. If you're really stuck on the idea, replace the front speakers with 6x9's and the rears with 5x7's. Due to the construction of the doors, the front speakers produce alot more bass than the rear speakers.

I was thanking of going with the 6x9 because they have a lot more options available than the 6x8 haven't looked at many 5x7 yet
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5x7 and 6x8 is one and the same for many speakers. They are actually 5x7's with the mounting holes for 6x8's too.
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5x7 and 6x8 is one and the same for many speakers. They are actually 5x7's with the mounting holes for 6x8's too.
yep. have polk 5x7's sound good to. mounted up in my doors.
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Did the 6x9 all around sound great but brings out the need for a sub even more
on the other hand you can turn up the volume and shut all the doors and windows and still hear the music crystal clear
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