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Old 04 May 2011, 03:33 pm
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Default Trying to choose front stage set up...

Im looking to upgrade my stock front speakers and was wondering which set up is better sounding.

I can choose from these sets...

MTX Thunder Axe 6 1/2" 2-Way Car Speakers (TX6001N)
or
Alpine 6 1/2" Component Car Speaker (SPS-600C)

If I want to spend more money I could get

Pioneer 6 1/2" Component Car Speaker Set (TS-A1604C)
or
Alpine 6.5" Component Car Speakers (SPS-610C)

Im leaning toward the MTX because they are on for a good deal or would any of the others sound better?
Tweeters would be put in the pillars.
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Old 04 May 2011, 03:49 pm
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Alpine SPS-600C
Frequency Response 70 - 22000 Hz
RMS: 160 watts per set / 80 watts each side



MTX Audio TX6001
RMS: 180 watts per set / 90 watts each side
Frequency Response 44 - 20000 Hz


Alpine SPS-610C
RMS: 160 watts per pair / 80 watts each (CEA-2031 Certified)
Frequency Response 70 - 22,000 Hz


Pioneer TS-A1604C
Frequency Response 29 - 29,000 Hz
RMS: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each side


The Pioneer is only 50 RMS; which is kind of low. However, they have the largest Frequency response range. They can hit the low bass notes; and the very high treble notes the best amongst all 4.

Both Alpines have a 70 Frequency response, and are 70-80 RMS.

I agree with you; the MTX are able to handle the most power @ 90RMS; and have the second best frequency response range @ 44hz.


If you are amping them; I would go with the MTX. If you are running them off the head unit; I would get the Pioneer because the headunit puts out 20RMS; and the Pioneer will give you the deepest bass.

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QUESTIONS: Do you have an amp, and/or a subwoofer? That would be the determining factor in my opinion.
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Old 04 May 2011, 04:02 pm
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Polk Mobile Monitors and call it a day.

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Old 04 May 2011, 06:22 pm
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Polk Mobile Monitors and call it a day.

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Can't debate that

Great quality; and 125RMS. those would thump and be very clear.

They are double the price; but it might a good value still
$200.

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Old 04 May 2011, 06:45 pm
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Default Re: Trying to choose front stage set up...

I'm just using an Alpine CDA-117 and using the deck power for now.
I have a mono sub amp and subs not installed yet.
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Old 04 May 2011, 07:11 pm
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The Polk's can handle more than 125w/rms easily.

Look around, you can find pairs for $175-$250 a pair.
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I'm just using an Alpine CDA-117 and using the deck power for now.
I have a mono sub amp and subs not installed yet.

If your going to have a sub, then your component can serve it's purpose of being a mid bass driver.

you won't need a frequency response as low as the Pioneer @ 44hz.

So frequency response shouldn't be your major concern.

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The headunit gives about 20RMS per channel. If you are going to invest in some nice front stage components; you really need an amp. for them.

If your planning on those Kick ass Polks; your amp should push 125RMS per channel @ 4 ohms

Many 4 channel amps are only 50-75RMS, so make sure you keep that in mind.
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I found one for you that is 125RMS x 4 @ 4 ohms. That would be perfect for the polks.


Audiopipe is CEA certified. They are the best value for the dollar. They are know for being a value brand. I would get the Audiopipe amp; and the Polks if I were you.

Amplifiers | AQX-360.4

• Power Amplifier: 2500 Watts
• Channel: 4 Channels Class AB
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30KHz
• Bass Boost: 0-15dB @ 45Hz
• Input Level: 0.2-6V
• Crossover Range: 55Hz - 550Hz
• THD: <0.08%
• Output Power (RMS):
4 Channel @ 4Ω - 125W
4 Channel @ 2Ω - 180W
2 Channel @ 4Ω - 360W
• Dimension: 433x182x66mm

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Old 05 May 2011, 04:28 am
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Default Re: Trying to choose front stage set up...

Thanks for the input guys.
Im going to try to get the MTX speakers.
Should be installed with in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 05 May 2011, 09:33 am
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Question to SergeantC., why is it you post a one or two liner post and then 20mins or so later it turns out to be almost an entire page?

Should at least post a footnote as to what you edited and why.

You've done it for just about 95% of your posts and it's confusing as hell.
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Question to SergeantC., why is it you post a one or two liner post and then 20mins or so later it turns out to be almost an entire page?

Should at least post a footnote as to what you edited and why.

You've done it for just about 95% of your posts and it's confusing as hell.
sometimes i forget to add a picture or a link.

I am assuming people could benefit form seeing the actual model in a picture; and a link to see it's specs.

I didn't know adding something would be confusing; rather; i thought it would clear things up more.

But whatever; I am not going to write why I edited. And 95%; man, you keeping tabs? That is weird..

....anyway; let's try to stay on topic You can PM me if you have any other questions off topic.

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