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in general which give a better sound for rears?
A 3way 6x9 or a 2 piece component (6.5 mid woofer and 1 in tweeter)?

Trust me, I know it really depends on ALOT of factors.. but in general?

I'm putting Polk DX 3056's in the front and am going back and forth on doing the same in the back, or using Polk's 6x9's in the back.

Unfortunately, there is now place in town that carries these speakers, so I cant give them a listen. I'm just going on Polk's reputation, and my experience with their home speakers.
 
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from my trials in car stereo I've found that in my impala the 6x9's (rear)were louder than the front 6-1/2's. just the way the cars made I guess. but right now I don't have anything in the rear and love the sound. (more realistic)

good luck!
 
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I've struggled with this too.

I am going to go with Boston Pro 6 inch separates in the front and rear. I've noticed that the speaker manufacturers offer their high end speakers in the round versions, and items like 6x9 and 4x6 are only available in their middle and low end lines.

Bottom line though, is its really dependant on what level of system you are looking at.

For a simple upgrade, with little or no additional amplification, the 6x9 should be fine. But for a more involved system, with a sizable amp, I'd stick with round speakers. I'm going to run an A/D/S PQ20, so driving the speakers will not be a problem.

Of course, in any case, pay attention to the specific speakers' power requirements.

One advantage of the 6x9s is that they typically offer more bass than the 6.5 - useful if you aren't running any subs.

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From my experience I've found that 6.5" component sets tend to have more bass than 3-way 6x9s, but 2-way 6x9s in my experience offer more of everything - bass, high end, loudness, etc. I had a pair of 2-way Kicker 6x9s and they had the most bass I've ever heard from any 6x9s, with no distortion, and crystal clear highs which get very loud if you like - my friends thought I bought subs when they first rode around with me.

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componets definatly get my vote overall theres componets that are much nicer then any 6x9 ever made by far
 
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Just a follow up... I finally got to hear the two speaker sets I mentioned in the first post. The seperates sounded much better in my book. You milage may vary. Might have to do with a better tweeter, and a MUCH better cross-over set up. Plus the seperates offer some tweeking of the tweeter levels at the cross-over.

Its 6.5's all the way around for me.
 
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If you have a good front stage, you won't even need rear fill. Most of the time I run my system faded all the way to the front. I really can't tell much of a difference when I'm using the back speakers. Having said that, just get some nice 2 way 6x9's for the back, and get some really nice 6.5 components for the front, install them well with a quality amp, and you'll be pleased.
 
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What if you modified the hole and put in 2 6.5's for each 6x9?

Just a thought.
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by catdaddy:
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what model 6x9's do you have?
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Right now, some Alpine 6x9 3-ways, which are decent but they tend to distort even with the bass all the way down at high volume, which is a problem I never had with my kicker 2-way 6x9s.
 
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One phrase; EVEN SOUND! Accurate sound imaging would be fronts and rears the exact same speaker.
6.5's all the way! I fabricated some nice little plates out a ABS plastic and have the 6.5" mid with the 1" tweet in the 6x9 spot, all under the factory grille.
 
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