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Infinity Reference vs Alpine SPS

Like some other non deep pocketed Laredo E owners I'm looking to upgrade my audio system via a simple speaker swap i.e. NOT getting new head unit, amp, stealth box, dynamat, new wires ect.

Anybody have experience with any of these speaker lines? I'd be getting the matching coaxials for the rears.

Infinity Reference 6030cs vs Alpine SPS-610C vs Polk Audio db6501

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...07DB6501&g=400

Thoughts and opinions other than "bite the built and spend a grand" appreciated! Whats the the stock RES & RBZ head units power rating?
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Re: Infinity Reference vs Alpine SPS

The Alpine SPS-610C will work in the front. I can guarantee it! They sound very, very good. I've had them for about a year now.

I'll be upgrading to SPR-60C soon, which is Alpine's Type R model. Higher end speaker.
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The Alpine SPS-610C will work in the front. I can guarantee it! They sound very, very good. I've had them for about a year now.
would these be the easiest as they have built in crossovers vs the Infinity or Polks that have externals? Where are the crossovers on the factory six speaker set up?

any idea on the power out put of the factory headunits? i.e. 130 / RBZ?

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Re: Infinity Reference vs Alpine SPS

The SPS-610C have separate crossovers that you need to mount somewhere and connect. All component systems are that way, some easier then others though.

The factory headunit doesn't output much at all. You'll get better sound quality with the new speakers, but it won't blow you away.

I installed an aftermarket amp, new speakers all around, new headunit. I essentially replaced the pathetic stock 6 speaker system. Now I have a kick-ass audio system.
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The SPS-610C have separate crossovers that you need to mount somewhere and connect. All component systems are that way, some easier then others though.
where did you mount the SPS's crossovers? and where are the stock crossovers?
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Like some other non deep pocketed Laredo E owners I'm looking to upgrade my audio system via a simple speaker swap i.e. NOT getting new head unit, amp, stealth box, dynamat, new wires ect.

Anybody have experience with any of these speaker lines? I'd be getting the matching coaxials for the rears.

Infinity Reference 6030cs vs Alpine SPS-610C vs Polk Audio db6501

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...07DB6501&g=400

Thoughts and opinions other than "bite the built and spend a grand" appreciated! Whats the the stock RES & RBZ head units power rating?
I can vouch for the type S's also. Had them in a car I had a long time ago straight off the deck and sounded good. If you can I would save up and go with the type R's though. The whole time I had the S's I wished I just waited...
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I can vouch for the type S's also. Had them in a car I had a long time ago straight off the deck and sounded good. If you can I would save up and go with the type R's though. The whole time I had the S's I wished I just waited...
will the RES / RBZ units have enough power to drive the R's or is an amp necessary? I don't need to shatter windows
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will the RES / RBZ units have enough power to drive the R's or is an amp necessary? I don't need to shatter windows
This is just speculation because I've never tried them with a factory Headunit, but I don't see how they would sound worse then the type S speakers. If you can find them at a big box store like best buy, try them out and if you don't like it just return them. I've seen the type S's there.
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Re: Infinity Reference vs Alpine SPS

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Like some other non deep pocketed Laredo E owners I'm looking to upgrade my audio system via a simple speaker swap i.e. NOT getting new head unit, amp, stealth box, dynamat, new wires ect.

Anybody have experience with any of these speaker lines? I'd be getting the matching coaxials for the rears.

Infinity Reference 6030cs vs Alpine SPS-610C vs Polk Audio db6501

Compare: All Car Speakers at Crutchfield.com

Thoughts and opinions other than "bite the built and spend a grand" appreciated! Whats the the stock RES & RBZ head units power rating?

I have had experience with the polk components and powering them with the factory head unit in an VW passat I owned.

I mounted the crossovers behind the door panels, I did some test fitting to make sure nothing interfered.

I used this set up for over a year before I powered the same speakers with an amp and upgraded aftermarket head unit.


I also used a set of low end coaxial infinty speakers in previous grand cherokee we owned.


Based on the specs of these speakers you are comparing I would consider the Polks or the infinity first before I chose the Alpines.

The reason for this is the frequency response on the speakers.

If you will just be upgrading the speakers and keeping the headunit then the polk and infinity hit lower frequencies than the alplnes.


I would go with the alpine I were adding a subwoofer so that I could cover the range that the alpinee don't down on the low end.

mind you now this is only based on the specs you posted since I have never used any alpine speakers.
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I also used a set of low end coaxial infinty speakers in previous grand cherokee we owned.
How'd they compare with the polk's? Were they from their Reference line?

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Based on the specs of these speakers you are comparing I would consider the Polks or the infinity first before I chose the Alpines.

The reason for this is the frequency response on the speakers.
agree with you on this..my concern with the Polks is that they need more power to drive them. How did they perform in your VW?

Can anyone chime in on the power of our stock headunits?

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If you will just be upgrading the speakers and keeping the headunit then the polk and infinity hit lower frequencies than the alplnes.

I would go with the alpine I were adding a subwoofer so that I could cover the range that the alpinee don't down on the low end.

mind you now this is only based on the specs you posted since I have never used any alpine speakers.
agree with this as well
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