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What component speakers have you installed?

I am investigating an aftermarket stereo system, and I am curious how people feel about any component speaker systems they may have installed?

Also, what aftermarket amp/head unit (if any) are you using?

I only have the base stereo system (no Shaker), so I am particularly interested in people that have upgraded from that.

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Kenwood EZ900SR with built in Sirius and HD radio + Memphis audio 5 Band PEQ +alpine V12 5 channel + 12 inch JL W0 + 4 sets of 61/2 components by MB Quart. Very clean and pounds. Using a Crutchfeild box in the corner of the truck for the sub, doesnt use much trunk at all

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Is Crutchfield the final word on what does or doesn't fit in our cars? It looks like crutchfield says we can fit 6 x 8's or 5-1/4" (with adapter) in both the front and rear. However, I am noticing that some 5-1/4" components speaker systems (in particular, the Kenwood KFC-P507) are not showing up on the list of what fits my car. Is this due to mounting depth or some other cause?
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I stuck some 6 1/2s and had custom mounts for them. Go with the 6 1/2 speakers, they give really good midbass. Go with a knowledgable shop for the install, and dont belive everything crutchfields says.. a good installer can customize almost any cars fitments.
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My preference has always been to use Kicker speakers and MTX amps (well since the THunder series Amps came out around '96). IN my Z28 I had 2 sets of Kicker 6 1/2" w 1" tweeter components runnign off a keenwood headunit with built in Sirius. In the back I used an MTX 10" powered enclosure. Sounded really good, but not too loud.

Now, other good Spreaker Brands for components are MB Quart, Alpine, MTX, Infinity. TO be honest, all most all 6-1/2s will give you good mid bass if you run them off a good Amp, its the harshness of the tweeter that seperates them.

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Well, I didn't go with components, but I did gut the skipper1000 and replace it.

Infinity Kappa 682.7s in the doors and rear deck
MTX Thunder 4508-4 subs in the doors
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Is Crutchfield the final word on what does or doesn't fit in our cars? It looks like crutchfield says we can fit 6 x 8's or 5-1/4" (with adapter) in both the front and rear. However, I am noticing that some 5-1/4" components speaker systems (in particular, the Kenwood KFC-P507) are not showing up on the list of what fits my car. Is this due to mounting depth or some other cause?
I wouldn't say that Crutchfield is always right with fitment issues. After reading several threads aout the infinity 6812's I decided to order them, but the Crutchfield website showed that the infinity 6812's would only fit the rears, not the fronts. I then called their customer service line, and the rep said the same thing. When I asked why, he said that their information showed that depth was an issue. Of course I ordered them anyway, and they do fit perfectly. I will say however, that Crutchfield is a great place to order from. Good prices, free wiring harnesses, and a detailed mustang installation guide thrown in, with quick shipping.....
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I'm a former IASCA guy from the early 90's and car stereo has come a long way. My former system consisted of Zapco components and i have only seen 1 shop that carries this brand. I guess the mainstream stuff is really all equal now because most of the stuff you can buy these days are made overseas. I dont think many amps are made in the USA anymore.
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Another newbie question,

How can I find if a head unit as adequate for powering component speakers? For instance, speakers I am looking at are rated at 8 - 45 watts RMS. Head unit I am looking at is good for 22 watts RMS x 4 channels. Does this mean it is underpowered if I am trying to run both front and rear speakers from the head unit alone?

How does that math work?
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Another newbie question,

How can I find if a head unit as adequate for powering component speakers? For instance, speakers I am looking at are rated at 8 - 45 watts RMS. Head unit I am looking at is good for 22 watts RMS x 4 channels. Does this mean it is underpowered if I am trying to run both front and rear speakers from the head unit alone?

How does that math work?
It means that each speaker should be rated at least 22 watts, 2 in the front and two in the back. You also have to be careful that you match the impedence, If your stock ones are rated at 2 ohms, you need 2 ohm speakers or you will miss out on half the power.
I also have the stock system and replaced the two fronts with the Infinitiey 6812 CF, very nice speakers. The Standard speakers are rated at 25 Watts. The infinities are rated at 60watt, 180watt max.




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Always use an Amp for powering Component speakers, you can also blow them up if you put too much distrortion thru them.
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Here is a link to my stereo upgrade.

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ad.php?t=55596

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