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Old 10th February 2006, 03:58   #1
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Hi Guru log,

First of all sorry for posting a new Thread on rear speakers, but cant help because my question is specific. I am sure, guru people now how to forgive.

Ok, I just saw new kicker speaker (model ES 693) in the market. It costs around 4500 Rs. The build quality seems to be great and it has 1/2" Tweeter and Mid 2"-1/2". I listen to Hip-hop and UK bhangra music. Is this speaker good to play this kind of music.

How is SoundStream (some model costing Rs 4500 Rs) compared to this Kicker?

Here are the specs for Kicker ES 693
  • Woofer: 6" x 9" (15.2cm x 22.9cm)
  • Mid 2"-1/2" (6.4cm)
  • Tweeter: 1/2" (1.3cm)
  • Rated Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Max Rec Amp Power: 270 PEAK (90 RMS)
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1w/1m
  • Frequency Response: 30-20 kHz
  • Mounting Hole Diameter: 5-5/8" x 8-1/2" (14.3cm x 21.6cm)
  • Mounting Depth: 3-3/8" (8.4cm)
  • Grills
My amp would be supplying 80 x 2 RMS. Would this kicker speaker cause distortion at high volume as its RMS power is 90 RMS??

I feel that speaker depends of the type of music you play, isnt it? So if you people have any other speaker in mind for my kind of music, please do suggest
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Old 10th February 2006, 08:48   #2
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a) 6x9 rear speaker: Kicker v/s Soundstream. I dont think there is a significant difference between these 2. some will contend otherwise but as a rear speaker both should be adequate. if you reall are instrested in more check out the opinions on caraudio.com.

b) watts: dont worry about them. Most speakers are limited by their physical characteristics rather than their electrical or thermal characteristics (watts are electrical or thermal).
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Amit, I think you have a sub in your car. In which case the 6x9s (maybe HPF at 80Hz) will not have any significant advantage over a 6.5" coax. Moreover, your car may require cutting in the rear shelf to accomadate the 6x9s, whereas the 6.5" could be a stock fit. And they 6.5" would be cheaper too. If you can stretch your budget a bit I say go for a 6.5" component in the rear too (assuming you have a set in the front).
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true gun, i did not know he had a sub!
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really nice setup there. hope you enjoy hours and years of supreme quality music.
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But gunbir, as far as i can remember that amit already has a pair of pioneer (rev-range) 6x9 speakers at the rear which he planning to upgrade now. So the rear parcel shelf hole is already made. Is there a way to install 6.5 components when there is already space made for the 6x9. I am interested in knowing coz it will a great help for me too .

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Old 18th February 2006, 22:19   #7
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when i said that amit has already installed pioneer speakers at the back, i meant in an earlier thread, amit had already mentioned about it when he was looking for a 4 channel amplifier. Only confusion is that it was amit_baghe then and its amit_sound now. The car, the audio equipment being the same for both, so i assume its the same person, wonder why u made 2 different ids in team-bhp though
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Is amit_bhage amit_sound? I am confused.

anyway one can make a sub-baffle with a 6.5" hole and cover the 6x9 hole with it.
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ya people i am the same person

amit_baghe = amit_sound

There was some login problem with my old user name and password
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My assumption was true, amit_baghe = amit_sound

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