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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012 Thread Starter
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Door speaker replacement 94 mustang

Ok my door speakers have went bad...can someone please tell me the best speaker to go with that will match up good with the Mach 460? From what i have been reading they are 5x7s all the way around. I was thinking about Polk Audio. Any suggestions?

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There are tons of good ones out there, but I think the best for stock replacement are the Infinity Reference and JBL GTO series 5x7's. They're 2 ohm speakers, so they extract more power from stock amplification than 4 ohm models. They get fantastic reviews as well.

JBL GTO8628 6" x 8" / 5" x 7" Grand Touring Coaxial Car Speakers

Infinity Reference 6832cf 6" x 8" Reference Series 2-way Car Speakers

You can find them even cheaper on Amazon, but this is the best way to go for dropping in to a stock setup.


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Thanks for the info....my set-up isnt stock anymore so would those speakers still work? I have changed the head unit and also have subwoofers in the trunk. once i do change the door speakers i plan on putting an amp on them as well.
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Yes, they would still work well, even on an external amp. They are just lower impedence than most aftermarket car speakers. If an amp is hooked up to a 2ohm speaker, it puts out a lot more power than when connected to a 4ohm speaker. The amp runs cooler with a higher impedence speaker, but puts out less power.

However, if you're going to run them from an external amp, the 2ohm aspect of the two speakers I listed isn't as important. They're good speakers but you can get away with running better speakers if you're going to use an amp. Look at Focal, Image Dynamics, Morel, MB Quart, JL, Boston SR series, and so forth. These are speakers that you wouldn't want to run off the head unit. How much do you want to spend on speakers (the ultimate question). If it's going to be a long time before you get an amp, I would still stick to the two I listed, even with an aftermarket head unit. Also, Polk makes a 5x7 that's 2.7 ohm that folks seem to like even more than the Infinity.

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My only hold up are the speakers...i already have the amp which is a kicker dx200.4 so i will look around at some of the brands you just listed. i dnt want to spend alot in door speakers but i want to get a good clear sound so im willing to spend a good bit to get what Im looking for.
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Check Amazon and SonicElectronix. You often need to look at 5x7's and 6x8's because some are only listed in one category.

The Image Dynamics models are usually 99 bucks and are well-regarded among the snobs. Morel 5x7 is expensive but they make a cheap 5.25 which you can use with an adapter. That's something else I forgot to mention, since you're going with an amp, check out 5.25's as well. There's nothing wrong with oval speakers, it's just that companies put more development into 5.25's, so there's much more to choose from. CDT also makes a well-priced 5.25 and they have a fantastic reputation.

Personally, I'll have a tough choice between the Infinity, Polk, and Boston Acoustics models. I doubt that I'll get an amp for them but if I did, I'd get Image Dynamics.

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ok thanks sooo much for all the info about to go browsing around on the internet. Thanks again!
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