I bought the Kicker 4x6 speakers that aer shown on Quard.. website. They are the Kicker DS460's . I was able to get them from Ebay and after wiring them up I noticed that they are way to short to reach the factory screw holes. Am I missing a bracket? Should i have bought the from Quad?
its the 5.25" bracket but most 6.5" speakers have extra holes (5.25") around the inner part to mount in a 5.25" hole. if you notice the outer ring thats the 6.5" tabs to hold them down. but the inner ring that has the holes in it are a perfect match for a 5.25" hole i had to modify the bracket to fit into the area but they fit perfect now. just used a dremel to cut some of the plastic away from the bracket. and had to cut some (almost none at all) metal behind the panel.
W.W.J.D. (What Would Jerry Do???)
I just put in pioneer 4x6's in my jeep 2 days ago. I found the correct brackets on Ebay for $10. They worked great. Crutchfield used to carry them, but don't anymore. The sound in my jeep is a TON better.
Surfnaked- That's an awesome idea! I just happen to have a set of 200watt, 6.5" sony explodes. I had planned on putting them in the sound bar (replacing the 5.5" Pioneers in there now). but now I think I'll put them in the front and just put a bass blocker on the Pioneers. these Pioneers have good mid and treble, but suck in the bass range.
Surfnaked- That's an awesome idea! I just happen to have a set of 200watt, 6.5" sony explodes.
Don't count on those 200 watt speakers being louder or better. That they are rated for 200 watts just means they can handle 200 watts maximum without damage.
If you are running the stock stereo, you would actually be better off with speakers designed with the lower power of a stock amplifier in mind. Let's say your radio's amplifier can put out 18 watts of power which is pretty typical. A speaker rated at, say, 50 watts with a 91 dB Sensitivity rating will sound better/louder with your stock 18 watt amplifier than a different speaker rated to 200 watts with, say, an 88 dB Sensitivity rating. A speaker's Sensitivity rating is more important to figuring out how well it will work (and how loudly it will play without distortion) with a stock radio than the speaker's wattage rating will.
Speakers that boast things like "200 WATTS!" are misleading the consumer to think the higher wattage rating will make them play more powerfully or louder when the amplifier power driving the speaker remains the same. It doesn't. With a small amplifier, a 200 watt speaker will usually never perform as well or sound as loud as a speaker rated to handle, say, only 50 watts.
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Jerry- what you said is very true. It's very much about matching your systems. but I've had these sony explodes in other vehicals, and used low power, and high power decks with them. They always sound awesome!