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Help me pick out some 6.5" speakers!

I have already replaced my factory headunit and I plan to add 6.5" speakers in all the doors and a 5 channel amp soon.

HELP ME CHOOSE SOME SPEAKERS PLEASE! I will be supplying either 100 or 150 watts RMS to each speaker so I need some that can handle the power. I'm looking for a good value on something mid-high level. If possible I'd like to stay around $250-500 per pair. Please make some recommendations. I listen to everything under the sun.

I am trying to decide on component speakers for the front primarily. I am putting my money there When I look on Crutchfield.com it is saying that very few 6.5" component speakers will fit the front doors. IS THIS TRUE???

If you have replaced your front door speakers with 6.5-6.75" round speakers PLEASE CHIME IN and provide the make and model so I'll have an idea what dimensions fit for sure.

THANKS GUYS!!!

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Old 01-19-2016, 01:49 AM
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Yeah,that would be good info to know. In reading previous threads it seems the FOCAL speakers are pretty popular here.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:32 AM
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Re: Help me pick out some 6.5" speakers!

I am considering the Focal PS165 components for the front doors and tweeters.

Is anyone using those?

I know I have to buy the adapter plate to make the 6.5" round speaker fit the 6x9" oval hole. But I am concerned about the depth. Please chime in if you have knowledge of what will fit...
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Re: Help me pick out some 6.5" speakers!

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I am considering the Focal PS165 components for the front doors and tweeters.

Is anyone using those?

I know I have to buy the adapter plate to make the 6.5" round speaker fit the 6x9" oval hole. But I am concerned about the depth. Please chime in if you have knowledge of what will fit...
I have the Focal PS 165 FX in my front door and they fit easily.
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After break in how do they sound compared to the stock speakers?
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After break in how do they sound compared to the stock speakers?
No comparison at all. I would say these speakers are even better than the Power K2's. Very smooth and will play down to 60 hz with ease. They can get a little overpowering on the midbass with some tracks but it might be due to differences in Itunes compression.
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Were the focal tweeters part of that package? If so were they too bright in your opinion?
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Were the focal tweeters part of that package? If so were they too bright in your opinion?
Out of the box almost all Focal tweeters are a little harsh until they break in. When using the passive networks I try to put them in a place I can easily get to them and use the -3db setting to start with. If the tweeters are in a door, sail panel, or a-pillar I'll usually switch them back to 0 db once they have broken in, if they are on the dash and reflecting off the windshield I'll usually keep them at -3 db.
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Sounds like good advice are those db settings changes using an amp of some sort or without and just putting them in the stock locations with the stock head unit.
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Re: Help me pick out some 6.5" speakers!

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Sounds like good advice are those db settings changes using an amp of some sort or without and just putting them in the stock locations with the stock head unit.
They are on an amp and I definitely would not recommend these without an amp. I'm running about 75 watts rms to these right now and they are doing well. If you are just looking for something that will run off the oem system I'd look into Focal's Integration line.
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Do you have any pics of the install or before and after pics?
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They are on an amp and I definitely would not recommend these without an amp. I'm running about 75 watts rms to these right now and they are doing well. If you are just looking for something that will run off the oem system I'd look into Focal's Integration line.
Thanks for the information TxAgTony! That helps me a lot.

Was it a "drop-in" type of install? Any modification to the Jeep? Did the 2" tweets fit nicely in the factory locations?
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