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Recommend me some new speakers for the back of my 1995LX hatchback

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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    One is shot, so I had to put one OE speaker back on, and even with that one crappy OE speaker, the sound quality sucks balls BAD!! Blown speaker as an old Pioneer TG-A5715 (or maybe 13; and probably 20 years old) and I am looking at this as a potential replacement:
    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Speakers/G-Series/TS-G6845R
    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-TS-G6845R-2-Way-Speaker-Power/dp/B00NF5EQDY/

    Do these look good and will fit with no issues, or does somebody offer another recommendation. I do see cheaper speakers available by companies like Boss and Pyle, and I have no idea if I would even notice the difference since these speakers are in the back. I'm getting crappy bass out of the OE back speakers (meaning like none).
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    unless you are no longer driving an escort you will need 5x7 speakers. i do see two bolt patterns but i doubt those will fit correctly. as for other brands. pioneer is a great OE location replacement brand. go with it. steer clear of Boss and Pyle. you will notice a difference. maybe not right out the box but in a year or two you will regret it.

    personally i don't run rear speakers. i just do nice fronts as components and in door pods :)
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    I was wondering about that as well.

    Those Pioneers look like this:
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    Some 6x8 speakers, like these Kickers 43CSC684, look more like this:
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    Which at least look like they would fit since the tabs protrude outside the speaker.
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    #1 suggestion i have when ever possible get a tweeter that is silk or fabric of some sort. avoid metal or plastics. the location of the rear speakers being near that window can cause harsh sounding highs. some people like it. personally i avoid the peaky tinny sound they generate.
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    For comparison purposes, the existing rear speakers are Pioneer TS-A5715, which have the following specs:
    40W normal, 150W max power
    Three way with 1/2" Ceramic Dome Tweeter
    10 oz magnet on woofer (which is way bigger than the magnet on the OE speaker)
    Frequently Response 35 - 25,000 Hz
    But they also show frequently response on a chart that indicates that it really is more like 100 - 20,000 Hz, since you would have to go +- 15 dB to get that 35 - 25,000 Hz figure (which means that Pioneer is lying).
    Sensitivity 92 dB/W (1 m).
    4 ohms impedance.
    2.5" mounting depth

    The front speakers are Pioneer TS-G1640, and are not as good as the rear speakers, and I can't find the specs for them on the internet, so I will have to look at the box again tonight.
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    Yeah, my Alero is like that stock. But I see other people doing the same thing and I was thinking that I should just try fading out the rear speakers completely just to see if the front speakers are shot too. They are probably 20 years old or more anyway.
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    sounds to me like you need to set aside 200 bucks into a new stereo set up.

    yeah i run most of my cars that have rear speakers faded slightly to the front. some rear fill is nice. but i don't like catching a second sound stage when i go to check my blind spot. lol
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    I ended up going with the Kicker 43CSC684 speakers. So far they are awesome and have made a big difference. Only thing is that now my front speakers suck in comparison.
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