Ok - tax money is coming back to me soon. I'm also planning on getting a new iPod 120GB for music... thus the need for new speakers.
I currently have a Pioneer DEH-P4000UB head unit and some cheap Pioneer TS-G1642R 6.5" speakers in my sound bar. The stock speakers in the dash are shot and am just running sound to the rears. I want to buy some new fronts and probably some better rear speakers... But I don't want to buy an amp. I want decent sound for a decent price with only my head unit powering them. I keep hearing good things about Infinity Sufferance speakers, but $100 for a pair probably isn't something I'd like to pay.
Also - is 33Engineering the only place for 5.25" adapter plates?
Umm, I am not sure what Memphis cost now but I bought some a few years back and I swear by them. They may be a little high for what you are looking. Might sound low end but if you have never had them you would be surprised and that is Sony Explodes. I am not a fan of there subs or anything else but there highs are actually good. Just a thought. I have put these in many cars with great results. Don't knock it till you try it(I know some on here might bash me for recommending these). Good luck with your hunt
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I had Sony's before in my Tracker... hated them. Sounded way too loose and floppy.
Mainly wanting a good speaker that will perform at high volumes with what power the head unit will supply(22wx4 continuous). And my head unit has a rather nice high pass crossover (filter) to mellow out some of the bass.
I bought a set of these Kappa's for my dash recently. They might fit your price range. They're on sale for $60, from $150. They are 90$ off because they are last years model. I like them. Very crisp highs, and you can adjust them to be +3DB higher if you want. These are definitely not for bass. But you're going to be putting in a sub anyways, right? This is my second set of them though. I got a bad speaker in the first set. I haven't had any problems with the second set. These are 55 watts RMS, so if you ever wanted to add an amp, they could take it. You'll need speaker adapters though, and have to do a bit of cutting in your dash, but no biggie. Read the reviews for more info. Infinity Kappa 52.7i 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers at Crutchfield.com
I aslo got a set of the 6.5" 63.7i Kappas for the Sound Bar while they were available and on sale. (Again, because they're last years model) It doesn't look like Crutchfield has them available any more though. They've already replaced them with the 63.9i series. But you may find them for a great discount price elsewhere. I only paid $70 for them. They also have a +3DB control. The Infinity Components that Jma has are very nice too.
However, Amazon is where I bought all 3 sets of KC's and light bar. Everything went perfect. But that might have been through Amazon directly though. I can't remeber.
You never can tell.
READ THE SELLERS REVIEWS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE LEGIT!
I've got Kappa 5 1/4 in all four spots, and a very similar Pioneer HU. They sound great. In fact, there is so much sound coming out of the front speakers, that my dash actually rattles. As far as the adapter plates, I got a nice pair from offroadtoystore. I actually got them from ebay, but ORTS is having some issues with ebay so I'd recommend going through their own website. here is the link: 33 Engineering 5-1/4 Speaker Adapter Plates for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler (Pair): OffroadToyStore oop, aparently they get theirs through 33 engineering.
x2 on those speaker adapters! Those are the ones I'm using as well, and they are great. Those PVC's are no where near the quality of these. And the guy doesn't back his product either.
I had to file a claim with Paypal because he didn't refund my money upon return like he said he would. He took his adapters back, and kept my money. THEIF! Stay aways from him! I think his company on ebay is mjmautoinnovations or something like that.