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I'm thinking of upgrading all my interior speakers, well the 4 that I have anyway. lol So, I was looking at the Infinity Kappas and was told their good, they sound like good quality, but I thought I'd ask if that's a good choice and if it's worth upgrading the speakers. The only audio upgrade I have now is an Alpine Type R 12 sub and Alpine MRP-500 Amp. Stock headunit, AM/FM Cassette 1 CD no OnStar. :beer:
 

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hey i had that exact set up for a while before adding another R and upgrading the amp. as far as the speakers go, you will get cleaner sound from the infinitys. but i dont think it will be anything that would amaze you. and passengers prolly wouldnt notice, especially if you po und on your sub haha
 

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I got Sony Xplods. Nothing great. But I def can tell they sound better than stock. Fixing to upgrade to a 15 though.

Wally, you putting your system in your new SS?
 

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It's worth upgrading. I'd rip out my bose ones but I don't drive the car enough right now to care, but I will when I upgrade the head unit.


Oh and My08, don't put a 15 in the trunk. Its a waste of space, get you a nice 12 and a GOOD amp and box and you'll be happy.

I used to have a DD9515 w/ a JBL 1200.1 and it was loud but it weighed my car down like crazy and I had no trunk space left.
 

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Well I gotta 12 in there right now and I love it. Me upgrading to a 15 isn't something I'm dying to do. I still haven't even decided if I'm going to. But I am getting ready to put a new head unit in also.
 

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Unless your going to spend the money to get premium speakers, I really dont think it matters... whether theyre polk, infinity, pioneer, or Sony, all you are going to hear from people is their personal opinions.

Yes its worth upgrading, but your best bet is to define your price range first. Then, distinguish what you want you speakers to do... since you have a sub and no tweets, you probablly want speakers that put out some nice hi-mid range sound. Nothing worse than too much bass.... Use those two bits of info to find your best speaker for the money.

Just my .02.. dont shoot me.
 

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Pew pew. I missed. Hahaha. And I agree with you. It's really just someone's personal opinion. You gotta go with what you feel.
 

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The Kappas are awful. At least the new ones are. Quality went way down hill.
I was gonna comment on his choice saying that I liked them, but I've been out of the audio world so long I don't know who makes good shit anymore!!

Oh and a single JBL1200.1 on a DD9515 thats around quarter power for that sub.

That sub will play all day and night long off 4kw RMS
I know, but it was plenty to win me a few small competitions and place 5 in the state A LONG time ago(almost 10yrs now)!! Not to mention I was a broke high school kid making $5.65/hr when I got that setup. I did hurt some feelings though!

Unless your going to spend the money to get premium speakers, I really dont think it matters... whether theyre polk, infinity, pioneer, or Sony, all you are going to hear from people is their personal opinions.

Yes its worth upgrading, but your best bet is to define your price range first. Then, distinguish what you want you speakers to do... since you have a sub and no tweets, you probablly want speakers that put out some nice hi-mid range sound. Nothing worse than too much bass.... Use those two bits of info to find your best speaker for the money.

Just my .02.. dont shoot me.
I agree. Personally I will never own any Sony products, pioneer speakers/subs, or polk anything.

Oh and you can NEVER have too much bass, but you can be an ass and annoy other people with it.
 

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^Understandable man.

The kappas were good, so I bought a set recently. Had them amped off a properly calibrated RF650.4 and blew the tweets on both in a week. These were te components tho.

Here in a couple months I plan on buying a set of dayton pro 6.5 mids and some horns to go with.
 

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I'm thinking of upgrading all my interior speakers, well the 4 that I have anyway. lol So, I was looking at the Infinity Kappas and was told their good, they sound like good quality, but I thought I'd ask if that's a good choice and if it's worth upgrading the speakers. The only audio upgrade I have now is an Alpine Type R 12 sub and Alpine MRP-500 Amp. Stock headunit, AM/FM Cassette 1 CD no OnStar. :beer:
i did the same thing a while back...but i took out my subs...which are for sale if anyone is intrested

i have this head unit Walmart.com: Sony Xplod CDX-GT35UW Car CD Receiver: Auto Electronics

this amp Walmart.com: Dual XPA Series 600-Watt 4-Channel Amplifier: Auto Electronics was like 100 at the time (don't think they sell this anymore) i recommend an 800watt or a 1200watt amp deff go bigger than 600watt if price isn't an issue for you

these for the rear deck Walmart.com: Sony Xplod XS-R6944 6" x 9" 4-Way Speakers: Auto Electronics

and these for the front doors Walmart.com: Sony Xplod XS-R1644 6-1/2" 4-Way Speakers: Auto Electronics

i am happy with them...i only wish i had a more powerful amp because if i go to full volume i can tell the amp is working at 100% and its distorted a little but at 85% 90% it sounds great





i just gutted the old amp and drilled some holes to mount this amp in the same place
 

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Oh and you can NEVER have too much bass, but you can be an ass and annoy other people with it.
Completely disagree.. especially on a stock setup, its very easy to overload bass and completely drown out your mids and highs. Whats the point of listening to music of all you can hear is the bass notes? A quality sound system is well balanced. You wouldnt throw 2 1000 watt amps on 4 15" subs and still stick with your stock speakers would you? How would you be able to hear any MUSIC?
 

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Completely disagree.. especially on a stock setup, its very easy to overload bass and completely drown out your mids and highs. Whats the point of listening to music of all you can hear is the bass notes? A quality sound system is well balanced. You wouldnt throw 2 1000 watt amps on 4 15" subs and still stick with your stock speakers would you? How would you be able to hear any MUSIC?
That's why they have bass knobs/controllers. So with certain music you can adjust your bass levels. I've got 1000w on a single 12 with the stock bose and it stills sound pretty good when I want to bang on the sub. I don't always have the bass up cause I'm getting old(mainly the wifey doesn't like it!)!!

I will say that "most" classical music sounded better through my old setup which was 1200w and a 15 in a 8cube/ft box. Rock/Alternative was just about the only music that doesn't sound good with alot of bass.IMO
 

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You have 1 12 in sub, and you have Bose... You dont exactly qualify for what I would consider too much bass. And with the stock setup, turning the bass down via the crappy factory headunit does very little... in fact I remember having to fade my speakers to the front all the time because all I could hear was bass.

Nonetheless, if you think theres no such thing as too much bass, why would you ever turn it down?
 

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I think you guys are both right. Its a matter of preference. When I listen to most rap/hip-hop, I like my shit to wang hard as hell and i don't care about the lyrics, instruments, whatever. As long as the beat go hard as hell. But, when i listen to more dance/club type songs i turn the bass down a good amount. And when i listen to my smoking music such as bone thugs, red hot chilli peppers, twista, mac miller, some wiz khalifa. I like the bass wayyy down, or off. Thats my personal preference, everyone elses may be different. But I agree with both of you in a sense.
 

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yeah exactly, people wanna hear young jeezys deep lyrics about selling drugs and fucking bitches haha but i just wanna hear and feel the beat, i would probably play some of the instrumentals if i had them
 
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