Where to get new speakers - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-04-2007
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
Where to get new speakers

I am looking at outfitting my truck with new speakers all the way around. Does anyone have ideas on what will give me the most bang for my buck. I am going to keep the stock headunit for now but I have an amp for whatever new speakers I get. Also are there any websites that have good deals on speakers.
Thanks for the help all
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-04-2007
Urandaman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: wher ever uncle sam wants
Posts: 1,193
onlinecarstereo.com
etronics.com
crutchfield.com
ebay.com
bestbuy.com

depending on the amps output. and budget. there are alot fo direct replacement speakers for a reasonable price.
i had some Boston Acoustics in my f150 6.5" speaker and i paid about 100bux and they had a nice smoooth sound.
the upper end pioneers sound pretty good too. as well as infinity
JBL has some coax that are real clean sounding for about 85
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-04-2007
My91Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Roseville, Michigan
Posts: 2,252
Crutchfield is one of the best sites around imo. They have every little thing you may need as well as plenty of information and specifications. They also have a good selection to choose from. The only draw back is there prices aren't always the best.

I've ordered my system all through discountjungle.com They site isn't very good to navigate or for info but the prices were good and customer service was helpful.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-04-2007
00rangerxlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: louisville,KY
Posts: 117
ive heard the cardomain has some good deals. but imo if you know what your lookin for you can find the best deals on ebay.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-04-2007
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
ebay.com I got 4 Pioneer 240 watt 6x8s for 100 bucks. Sound great and were brand new.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-04-2007
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
why the hell would u amp speakers off a stock stereo itll sound like poo and go ahead and say if you dont have anythign good to post dont post cuz you dont know what your talking about....cuz i do since i do this for a living
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-04-2007
FX403/STX96's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 395
Head End Unit

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003stealthedge
why the hell would u amp speakers off a stock stereo itll sound like poo and go ahead and say if you dont have anythign good to post dont post cuz you dont know what your talking about....cuz i do since i do this for a living
he is right, buy a new head end unit w/RCA outputs. Or it will sound like poo
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-04-2007
casfz1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: southgate, mi
Posts: 1,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003stealthedge
why the hell would u amp speakers off a stock stereo itll sound like poo and go ahead and say if you dont have anythign good to post dont post cuz you dont know what your talking about....cuz i do since i do this for a living
Pete

there are was around it sounding like poo but they cost as much as a new headunit. Audiocontrol and JL Audio make great factory radio interface products for those that don't want to loose there stock headunit and controls.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-04-2007
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
ive worked with there interfaces and they all sound the same. The sound is getting cut down by going throw interfaces and rca's in the end its not even worth it. Ive installed hundreds of set ups like that and never once did one sound good with all the tweaking in the world
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-04-2007
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
2003stealthedge I made this forum because I dont know much about it so dont tell me I dont know what I am talking about because I will be the first to admit it, its great that you do this for a living and with that said I would really like some advice on what I asked. There is no need to bash me or what I know.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-05-2007
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
no i just warn newbs before they have a chance to respond cuz im with everyone else on here im geting sick of everyone btching and whining...

go on ebay and get urself a nice pioneer or alpine radio with 3 sets of preouts and if you havethe money buy urself a 4 channel amp as well thats the way do properly do it
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-05-2007
casfz1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: southgate, mi
Posts: 1,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003stealthedge
ive worked with there interfaces and they all sound the same. The sound is getting cut down by going throw interfaces and rca's in the end its not even worth it. Ive installed hundreds of set ups like that and never once did one sound good with all the tweaking in the world
The couple Audiocontrol LC8's that I have installed turned out sounding really good. I am getting ready to install a Audiocontrol LC7 or a LC6i into my truck because I want to keep everything looking stock.

Last edited by casfz1; 11-05-2007 at 02:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-05-2007
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
I know I need to get new speakers and I am thinking some good 3ways will do the trick but I like the look of the stock deck what can I install that will push out more power but still keep the look up front that I have now. Or something close to it.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-05-2007
Urandaman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: wher ever uncle sam wants
Posts: 1,193
factory amp? it should all plug in... not sure tho
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-05-2007
2003stealthedge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The ILL State
Posts: 1,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Urandaman
factory amp? it should all plug in... not sure tho
no such thing in the rangers expect for the older ones but its a wayyyyyy different plug
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-05-2007
sambob117's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,124
ebay ftw
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
to get a new ranger or not get a new ranger mcd58 General Ford Ranger Discussion 10 01-24-2012 12:24 AM
speakers speakers speakers doug435 Audio & Video Tech 5 01-30-2006 01:50 PM
What hu,amp,speakers to get? CAW Audio & Video Tech 13 12-28-2005 08:32 AM
New speakers! What should i get? DustinS Audio & Video Tech 14 05-06-2005 06:59 PM
why would my new alpine speakers sound worse than my stock speakers? james13f Audio & Video Tech 21 04-03-2005 06:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.