Help - Car speakers

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  1. Shakey21

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    My in door speakers have just died on me and as I know nothing about this kind of stuff I thought I would ask you guys for some advice.

    I have Renult Laguna (1997) with 16.5cm in door speakers. I need some speakers to replace these but I don't know the first thing about them.

    I went into Halfords for a look at what they had and I liked the sound of these infinity speakers:

    http://www.cel-direct.com/detail.asp?ProductID=36002i265

    Anyway, different web sites say they are different sizes some say they are 16.5cm and some say 17cm (least of my worries for now). Also they are coaxial (not sure what that has to do with it)

    So what I am basically looking for is a recommendation of a good sounding spair or 16 or 16.5 cm speakers that are up to about £50 in price.

    I have a pioneer CD head unit (bought this last year about April) that plays MP3s if that helps.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Mylo

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    Hello mate, you have a couple of choices for door speakers. Pioneer and Kenwood for example do custom fit speakers tailored to fit specific makes and model of cars, these should fit straight in. The other option is to buy a normal off the shelf speaker, but expect to have to do some drilling and possibly reshaping of the doorcard. Companys like www.mcs-direct.co.uk or www.icedirect.com will have a bigger range and probably lower prices than Halfords. Nearly forgot Infinity speakers are superb IMHO and would be a wise choice. Co-axil means the speakers may stick out further than conventional single cone speakers.

    Cheers, Mylo :)
     
  3. Shakey21

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    Thanks for the help mylo, an idea what this coaxial thing is all about and if this limits my choice of speaker?

    Cheers.
     
  4. ~Kev H~

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    Co-axial just means that rather than having a seperate unit for the tweeter the speaker will have a tweeter (sometimes a midrange and a tweeter) mounted on top of a column that rises out of the centre of the main cone of the speaker.

    Infinity get the thumbs up from me too, kitted my car out with Infinity 6x9's at the back with the Kappa components up front, they sound smooth and detailed. :smashin:

    typical coaxial speaker...
     

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  5. Shakey21

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    Well you learn something every day, thanks Kev.
     
  6. sunil4

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    have a look at

    www.caraudiodirect.com

    www.caraudiosecurity.com

    For reasonable money (<£200), the best components would be Helix or Genesis

    Infinitys have quite a harsh sound, depends what you like really, The Gennys are softer and more mellow
     
  7. samhain

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    Agreed. Go to car audio direct excellent service. Consider DLS or crystal too. Nice sound for less than £200
     

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