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    Default Best 6.5 components for around $200?

    Now that Alpines are toast I'm going to have to get a new set of speakers. My budget is around $200. I think my best bet are MM6501's, but just wanted to make sure that I'm not overlooking any good alternatives.

    If I had the money I would go with Polk SR series but the cheapest currently is $400 at Fry's, and no telling when they'll go on sale again.

    TS-C520PRS 5.25 components for $220
    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...S-C520PRS.aspx

    Alpine SPX-13PRO 5.25 components on sale for $280
    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...SPX-13PRO.aspx


    I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with these speakers, and see what you guys would recommend in that price range.

    The Alpines are a bit out of my price range only going to consider them if they are the clear winner. I think it's really between the Pioneer's and the Polk's.
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    Do you still have the other stuff laying around you can sell or is that the money you are going to spend? I still think if you can swing it the SR is a better bet b/c you can get the warranty with it. If they sold it for 299 before, I'm sure fry's will sell it for 299 again. Just may be a while though.

    Are you wanting 5.25s or 6.5s?

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    I would say wait for the SR but the MM6501's are a great choice. I think CDT audio makes some nice comps for around $200 too.
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    The SR's are 5.25" as Dskip was pointing out. The 6.5" SR's are off the market. I know because I've been looking for another pair.
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    I likes the Alpine SPX-13PRO components in my car but you gottaa have a good 2 channels amp to push it. i recommended kicker or jl
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    What is the year, make and model of you car or truck?

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    I would just get the mm's. At $ 200 there aren't too many options that would sound much better.

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    Or get the SR's ;) Buy a used set of speakers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbui2007 View Post
    I likes the Alpine SPX-13PRO components in my car but you gottaa have a good 2 channels amp to push it. i recommended kicker or jl
    I had the type R's (one step up from the spx) for about two weeks and couldn't stand it. I put my momos back in as soon as I could get them to run safely. They sounded better than anything Car Toys had for 200 or less, but they couldn't keep up with the momos.

    Quote Originally Posted by arun1963 View Post
    I would just get the mm's. At $ 200 there aren't too many options that would sound much better.
    I shopped around locally for quite a while with a $200 price point on comps and came to the same conclusion.

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    Yes the SR 6.5's are no more so you'd have to go with the 5.25's which are still kick add speakers. The MM's are very nice. I'm probably going to get some MM coaxials for my new car while I decide if I want a competition system or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Yes the SR 6.5's are no more so you'd have to go with the 5.25's which are still kick add speakers. The MM's are very nice. I'm probably going to get some MM coaxials for my new car while I decide if I want a competition system or not.
    I'm kind of surprised to hear that from you. Are you just tired of all the work that goes into it?

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    Few things. Mainly because I've got a baby now and need as much room as possible.

    2nd would be money. It's pretty expensive to compete and that goes back to having a baby and needing as much money as I can get.

    3rd is almost none of my buddies are returning and that sucks.

    4th is drama. A lot of crybabies out there and I het tired of listening to them whine but thats remedied by not reading forums.

    5th is checkbook competitors. It's frustrating for guys like me that do all their own work and tuning and have to compete against guys that hire NASA to design and tune their systems for them.

    So while I love car audio tuning and tinkering, there are times I question if its worth it.
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    [QUOTE=DSkip;1302462]I had the type R's (one step up from the spx) for about two weeks and couldn't stand it.

    Are you sure it's one step up? i used to have type-r in my older car and the new SPX-13PRO sounds much better
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    Here's a nice set of component for the price !
    CDT AUDIO CL-61A-25 PRO NEW CLASSIC 6.5" COMPONENT SET

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CDT-AUDIO-CL-61A...item1e5ae725b4
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbui2007 View Post
    Are you sure it's one step up? i used to have type-r in my older car and the new SPX-13PRO sounds much better

    Youre right, those are Type-X's. He had those in his car. When I see that model number I keep thinking they are the type-S for some reason. I was looking forward to listening to them, as I hear from several sources those are the only Alpine speakers worth a damn.

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