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I'm looking into upgrading my 2003 VW 3 door speakers. I have the Monsoon sound system and I would like to get a little more out of the speakers with out having to add a sub to the car. I would like to add more bass but not loose any of the mids and highs.


Speaker Size is 6.5" round


I was looking at the JL Audio TR650CSi and the TR650CXi but I'm not sure if there is a better choice. Right now I don't have a budget.
 

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personally i feel if you want more bass, you need a sub. most factory systems are designed specifically for your car. the amps eq curves are set for that car. by replacing the factory 6.5's, you will only gain a slight bit in the low end if the speakers are compatible with your factory system (ie 2-ohm vs 4-ohm speakers). but, if you want to increase bass you will need a sub.

pick up a line out converter (LOC), amp and small/large sub n box. with the LOC you can use the factory system already in place and add a subwoofer. there are plenty of combination sub/amp set ups out there. up to you to determine price point and brand.

while i do think JL makes some quality equipment, i personally feel they are overpriced. there are many options out there that are equivalent in quality for lower cost. not trying to steer you away from here, but check out www.caraudio.com forums. many of the posters over there live and breathe car audio. good luck with your decisions...
 

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personally i feel if you want more bass, you need a sub. most factory systems are designed specifically for your car. the amps eq curves are set for that car. by replacing the factory 6.5's, you will only gain a slight bit in the low end if the speakers are compatible with your factory system (ie 2-ohm vs 4-ohm speakers). but, if you want to increase bass you will need a sub.

pick up a line out converter (LOC), amp and small/large sub n box. with the LOC you can use the factory system already in place and add a subwoofer. there are plenty of combination sub/amp set ups out there. up to you to determine price point and brand.

while i do think JL makes some quality equipment, i personally feel they are overpriced. there are many options out there that are equivalent in quality for lower cost. not trying to steer you away from here, but check out www.caraudio.com forums. many of the posters over there live and breathe car audio. good luck with your decisions...

Thanks for the advice. I'm all about cheaper for same or better quality. When it comes down to stuff like that sometimes you are just paying more for the name.
 

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i know there are some options for powered sub units. here is the link to crutchfield where you can get the general idea of what these entail.
http://www.crutchfield.com/g_51000/P...rs.html?tp=114

these included the subwoofer and amp combined into one smaller box. could be the lowest cost alternative for adding the low end. don't forget the LOC to keep the factory HU.
 
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