Speaker replacements

I'm needing to replace the four 6.5" speakers in my suburban, right focus is on the front speakers for now. They are paired with tweeters that are functioning, but I'm thinking I'll skip over those and go with 2 way or 3 ways in place of the woofers.

I'm not thinking of spending much, there are some boss brands that are cheap on ebay, so price wise I'm thinking like less than 50 a pair. I just need something that works and sound decent for a good price.

Many thanks in advance!!!
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Marantz UD-7007 Cd Player
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Marantz ST-7001 Radio Tuner
Parasound HCA-1500A Power Amplifier
Polk Audio Monitor 10B's

5 channel
Sony Bravia 32" LED
Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
Klipsch RB-41 Surround Speakers

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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,428
    The component sound is different than coaxial that's for sure.

    https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-DB651-Certified-Speakers/dp/B000P0PF9G/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_107_bs_lp_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=77M7Y0CF83PSKQZXCR6M

    These are a little over $50 a pair but not much. Sound great too, had them in 3 different cars before switching to the MM line.

    https://www.amazon.com/Renegade-RX6-2C-6-5-Inch-Component-System/dp/B0045SRLE6

    Don't know how those sound but a pair of 6.5 components for $35, I know Renegade is a subdivision of Rockford.
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  • deucekazoodeucekazoo Posts: 141
    I don't know if I would switch over to coax on the front. You might not like the sound because the high frequencies get muffled by your legs/seats. That is why they are putting tweeters up high on most cars these days. But if I was you and wanted to go cheap, I would look at craigslist for someone selling their system. You can pick up real good speakers at good prices.
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  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    Thanks for all the replies, yeah i dont necessarily want to go coaxial if possible bc i have excellent experience with components systems.

    I even thought of leaving the tweeters and getting some wof ets but I did that once and the tweeters started buzzing soon after... not sure what happened, I figured the woofers messed up the crossover point but idk how that would happen.
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    Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
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  • deucekazoodeucekazoo Posts: 141
    You might have removed the cap that blocks the low frequencies to the tweeters. A lot of the OEM manufacturers put that cap on the back of the woofers and then run the signal wires to the tweeters. If I were you I would just keep the stock tweeters as long as they work, get your new woofers and then just make sure you keep the cap (if you can find it from the original speakers) or add a cap to the signal wire to the tweeters to block the lower frequencies. You should be good to go.
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  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    Sounds good, the caps are actually attached to the rear of the tweeter on these:) so going a new set of woofers will work just fine. Thanks so much for all the replies!!!
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    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
    Marantz ST-7001 Radio Tuner
    Parasound HCA-1500A Power Amplifier
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B's

    5 channel
    Sony Bravia 32" LED
    Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
    Klipsch RB-41 Surround Speakers
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    deucekazoo wrote: »
    You might have removed the cap that blocks the low frequencies to the tweeters. A lot of the OEM manufacturers put that cap on the back of the woofers and then run the signal wires to the tweeters. If I were you I would just keep the stock tweeters as long as they work, get your new woofers and then just make sure you keep the cap (if you can find it from the original speakers) or add a cap to the signal wire to the tweeters to block the lower frequencies. You should be good to go.

    I can't remember where I saw it are full range signals sent to the front woofers in this vehicle, since the cap is located on the tweeters?
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  • deucekazoodeucekazoo Posts: 141
    Yes they should be, the woofers should naturally roll off on the high frequencies.
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  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    Okay sweet, I ordered some coaxial drivers I had already planned on using in the back, I may try in the front, then later will probably get some nicer woofers to go up front.
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    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
    Marantz ST-7001 Radio Tuner
    Parasound HCA-1500A Power Amplifier
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B's

    5 channel
    Sony Bravia 32" LED
    Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
    Klipsch RB-41 Surround Speakers
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    I got the coax speakers and put one in, come to fine out the drivers side tweeter is blown:( very sad bc the speakers alone sound pretty bad. I think once I get some nice component speakers to go up front it'll work out nicely.
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    Marantz UD-7007 Cd Player
    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
    Marantz ST-7001 Radio Tuner
    Parasound HCA-1500A Power Amplifier
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B's

    5 channel
    Sony Bravia 32" LED
    Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
    Klipsch RB-41 Surround Speakers
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    edited August 2017
    if you have the Bose system stock I believe the crossover is active not passive, located in the Bose amp.
    That said the mids/tweets combined can dip to 1Ω (rated 2Ω).
    I did a complete aftermarket install in mine.
    Thats how mine was anyway.

  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    My Bose GM system (2004) used solid core speaker wire from the factory, I thought that was unusual.
    I used it (to save alot of wire fishing), & ended up being quite happy with it.
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    It's definitely not bose. But thank you. The install of anything should be really easy, this vehicle has some little mounting rings I just drilled small holes for the screws and just popped it in speaker and all... the tweeter install will be different as the hole is larger than the stock tweeter, what I'll end up doing is cutting holes in a secondary board of some kind that will sit over this hole with tweeters in there... shouldn't be any problems:)
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    Marantz UD-7007 Cd Player
    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
    Marantz ST-7001 Radio Tuner
    Parasound HCA-1500A Power Amplifier
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B's

    5 channel
    Sony Bravia 32" LED
    Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
    Klipsch RB-41 Surround Speakers
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    Yea I've been doing more research on replacing the sub but the two brands I've seen that made replacements (kicker and memphis) their pricing is insane like wow.... so seeing as how you can do a amp crossover bypass, I may just dish out closer on to $100 or more for a lot nicer front door speakers. I'm not going nuts spending $300++ on a subwoofer, no need.
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    Marantz UD-7007 Cd Player
    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
    Marantz ST-7001 Radio Tuner
    Parasound HCA-1500A Power Amplifier
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B's

    5 channel
    Sony Bravia 32" LED
    Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
    Klipsch RB-41 Surround Speakers
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,124
    edited August 2017
    8" sub?
    Image Dynamics makes a VERY GOOD one.
    Concentrate on the front soundstage.
    Ever see a live band playing behind you?
    You can leave the stock speakers in the rear, for rear fill.
    Spend the rear speaker money on a sub or amp.
  • Mr. SharpeMr. Sharpe Posts: 1,085
    I already got some cheap pyramid brand coax's that I'm trying in the front, turns out two tweeters is too harsh on the ears, but I was planning on putting them in the back anyway, that's why I'm saying just as long as I can get the front speakers sounding good I'm happy. It doesn't have to rattle my brain
    2 Channel
    Marantz UD-7007 Cd Player
    Parasound Halo P5 Preamplifier
    Marantz ST-7001 Radio Tuner
    Parasound HCA-1500A Power Amplifier
    Polk Audio Monitor 10B's

    5 channel
    Sony Bravia 32" LED
    Yamaha RX-a3010 Receiver
    Marantz UD-7007 Blu-Ray player
    Klipsch RB-61 Main Speakers
    Klipsch RB-41 Surround Speakers
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