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Old 08-06-2013, 06:39 AM   #31
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Mixing sizes is not going to affect sound quality.
Not as much with mid frequency drivers as with larger combinations. However there is a very valid reason for not using combinations of driver sizes, it is called standing wave frequency. In a jeep with a bunch of noise it would be harder to notice and most people don't have audiophile hearing so they likely won't notice anyhow.

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I keep seeing people talking about having 6.5s and the pods lining up perfect for new holes, for me the speakers dont even recess into the area where the stock holes are. I guess you could drill them info the face of the pod but then they sit outside of it a bit and if you use the speaker grille, that hangs down even further.

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I keep seeing people talking about having 6.5s and the pods lining up perfect for new holes, for me the speakers dont even recess into the area where the stock holes are. I guess you could drill them info the face of the pod but then they sit outside of it a bit and if you use the speaker grille, that hangs down even further.
I'm not sure if it matters but I have a 2002 model and ordered the slim Polk speakers rather than the regular speakers.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #34
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Mixing sizes is not going to affect sound quality.
If you have a 4.1 sound system that is unbalanced with different speakers in the front and back, you think the sound isn't effected? If you have horrible speakers in front, and great speakers in back, you think sound isn't effected?

If you have great 4" speakers in front and great 6.5" speakers in the back, which speakers get more power? One set will get more volume. Hence, you have unbalanced sound. Sound Quality is therefore effected. Same thing with 5.25 and 6.5. The best sounding system would be 6.5 all around or 5.25 all around. An unbalanced system effects quality. I used 4 great 5.25 speakers by the same manufacturer in my 4.1 system, and it feels like I'm sitting in a surround sound studio. I previously had 4x6 Infinity Kappa's in front, and 5.25 Infinity Kappa's in back, and the 4x6's were being pushed to the brink that they finally blew out. Allegedly, great speakers, but it was an unbalanced, crappy sounding system. You need to adjust the fader for speaker over compensation if the speakers aren't all the same. And even then, its not perfectly balanced because you are driving one set of speakers over another.

Bose knows this. This is why the satellites, in their theatre systems, are all the same. And, nobody does it better than Bose. On the best sounding home theatre 4.1 or quadrophonic systems, the front and back speakers are the same. This is how you get perfect balanced surround sound. It is like ducking your head in a jacuzzi with the water flowing all around you at the same height and the same warmth.
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Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

- Size is not a measure of power the speaker can handle. The RMS is. (I can find you smaller speaker with RMS ratings higher that larger ones)

- The stock location setup is not going to provide anywhere near a balanced environment. Downward facing right above your head and dash speakers pointed at the floor. And we are NOT talking a bout a huge physical size difference between a 5.25 and a 6.5
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #36
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Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

- Size is not a measure of power the speaker can handle. The RMS is. (I can find you smaller speaker with RMS ratings higher that larger ones)

- The stock location setup is not going to provide anywhere near a balanced environment. Downward facing right above your head and dash speakers pointed at the floor. And we are NOT talking a bout a huge physical size difference between a 5.25 and a 6.5
Did you not hear the previous poster say that he could tell the difference in quality between his 5.25 and 6.5? This would not be true if he had four 6.5 or even four 5.25. Clearly, his system is unbalanced.

If I brought really cheap quality 6.25 and the best quality 6.25, you don't think there would be a noticeable sound difference from even the exact same size speakers? Wouldn't it also, therefore make since to get the exact same manufacturer and the same size?

RMS has nothing to do with the quality of the speaker. It has to do with handling capacity. A high capacity handling speaker will not sound good on a system that can't push it. Example, A subwoofer does not sound good at low volumes. But, pump a little wattage into it and it sounds great. Just like a low capacity handling speaker is not going to sound good way above its intended RMS. There are great low capacity speakers just like there are great high capacity speakers. Polk might be great low capacity speakers(45RMS). But, if you put 100 watts through them, they are going to blow out and sound like crap.

For the sake of argument though, get 4 great 6.5 speakers, or 4 great 5.25 speakers, put them into your system, and then come back and tell me if it isn't the best balanced, best sounding system that you have ever had in your life. It is for me.
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Did you not hear the previous poster say that he could tell the difference in quality between his 5.25 and 6.5? This would not be true if he had four 6.5 or even four 5.25. Clearly, his system is unbalanced.

If I brought really cheap quality 6.25 and the best quality 6.25, you don't think there would be a noticeable sound difference from even the exact same size speakers? Wouldn't it also, therefore make since to get the exact same manufacturer and the same size?

RMS has nothing to do with the quality of the speaker. It has to do with handling capacity. A high capacity handling speaker will not sound good on a system that can't push it. Example, A subwoofer does not sound good at low volumes. But, pump a little wattage into it and it sounds great. Just like a low capacity handling speaker is not going to sound good way above its intended RMS. There are great low capacity speakers just like there are great high capacity speakers. Polk might be great low capacity speakers(45RMS). But, if you put 100 watts through them, they are going to blow out and sound like crap.

For the sake of argument though, get 4 great 6.5 speakers, or 4 great 5.25 speakers, put them into your system, and then come back and tell me if it isn't the best balanced, best sounding system that you have ever had in your life. It is for me.
size of the speaker means very little if both speakers are of decent quality, have close sensitivity, and similar frequency response

that is of course if the system before the speakers is adequate.

I'll take the pepsi challenge against anyone with my 6.5" momo's in the pods and 5.25" momo's in the dash being pushed at 125w per channel. have the bass turned down a bit as the sub handles that

just about anything in car audio can be reverted back to home audio, where audio quality takes the next step. why is it that matched sets of high end home audio uses different speaker sizes for towers, bookshelves, and center channel? because its the quality of the speaker thats being matched, not the size
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This whole speaker size balance argument is moot. Even with a hard top a jeep is not an ideal venue for audio. My 2 cents is to tell the OP to get what fits (ideally with the speaker bracket 5.25 as you still need a bracket for the 4x6) Polks are great speakers I run them in my Jeep too. I would shy away from the components in the pods and stick with the 2-ways. The tweeter location would be so close to the speaker you wouldn't get the benefit from all the work to put them in and extra money it costs. I only put in components because they were a transplant from my old Jetta. I would recommend pulling out a factory speaker if there is a question on size and bring it to the stereo shop and line up the holes and check the basket size in order to make sure you get what works. -Good luck.
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size of the speaker means very little if both speakers are of decent quality, have close sensitivity, and similar frequency response

that is of course if the system before the speakers is adequate.

I'll take the pepsi challenge against anyone with my 6.5" momo's in the pods and 5.25" momo's in the dash being pushed at 125w per channel. basically have the bass turned off as the sub handles that

just about anything in car audio can be reverted back to home audio, where audio quality takes the next step. why is it that matched sets of high end home audio uses different speaker sizes for towers, bookshelves, and center channel? because its the quality of the speaker thats being matched, not the size
I thought I was the only one with MOMO components in the pods. Nice!
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I thought I was the only one with MOMO components in the pods. Nice!
and also a transplant from my last rig

truly amazing speakers
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All I am saying per the OP's original question of 5.25 or 6.5, is that you are going to get the best balanced surround sound, if you use the same size speakers all around. This way you won't hear one set of speakers standing out over the other pair. And the sound will be full and balanced. Assuming of course that your speakers are in phase.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:50 AM   #42
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All I am saying per the OP's original question of 5.25 or 6.5, is that you are going to get the best balanced surround sound, if you use the same size speakers all around. This way you won't hear one set of speakers standing out over the other pair. And the sound will be full and balanced. Assuming of course that your speakers are in phase.
Its more important to match sensitivity than size. If all 4 are the same model, its easy, but if they aren't, they could have vastly different sensitivity levels and be no where close to balanced

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