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hi i have a simple question ive used the search feature and cant find anything know the forte has 6.5 speakers when i went to the dealer they wernt that loud i was wondering is it possible to put componet speakers in the front and the back i was thinking to 2 sets of polk momos and a amp but i know nothing of car audio. i dont really have to worry about subs yet i just want very loud clear music can someone help . i belive thee is an audio guru here j113 i think it is sorry if this is a dumb question
 

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Hahaha.......... its D113! and he is the guru!

Here is my experience, I replaced the front speakers (including tweeters) then added a couple of subs n amp. Now I am in process of replacing the rear speakers....and want to amp up all the speakers....thus as far as audio is concerened.......it is never ending! I'm always trying to get better and clearer sound....

It is an on going process for me....but its sort of a hobby!

Stay posted...I'm sure D113 will pipe in soon enough :)

Good luck
 

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I suppose you could put components in the back but you would need some place to put the crossovers and tweeters.
 

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i could flush mount the tweeter next to the speakers and hide the cross over under the back cover idk i get my car on the 28th so ill know more about the placement soon but it def would be good sounding and loud and clear ?
 

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Can I ask why you don't just get a good set of coaxial speakers for the back? I have Polk components and coaxials and they sound excellent.
 

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From what I have heard there is not enough room in the rear to mount both the tweeter and speaker.
The Polks I purchased fit just fine. They are the DB651 and DB6501. I know we are talking about the Sedan here so I am not aware of any differences but they did fit in my Koup.
 

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I had components in the rear door at one time. There us space if you use te flush mount that it should come with assuming they aren't too deep. But you'd have to punch a hole in your door panel.

I'd recommend taking the recommendation of putting coaxes in the back instead. Much easier.
 

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ok what about in the back i get the shallow mount 6.5 subs ? little bump not enough to get my stuff stolen
 

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shallow mount subs still need a defined box/enclosure. Your doors arent the right option unless you deaden them A LOT. They will hum very loudly and sound poor in my opinion. Most 6.5" subs go into kick panels done in fiberglass and have to be much more solid than a metal door made by kia =P
 

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hi i have a simple question ive used the search feature and cant find anything know the forte has 6.5 speakers when i went to the dealer they wernt that loud i was wondering is it possible to put componet speakers in the front and the back i was thinking to 2 sets of polk momos and a amp but i know nothing of car audio. i dont really have to worry about subs yet i just want very loud clear music can someone help . i belive thee is an audio guru here j113 i think it is sorry if this is a dumb question
I think you are on the right track. Depending on what you budget is, the front component speakers are going to be at least 80% of your sound quality. I don't think it's really necessary to spend as much on the rear speakers. I would upgrade them to a decent coaxial speaker instead, and put the money toward a better quality amplifier or subwoofer. You could feasibly run a nice 4 channel amplifier with 2 channels to the front components, and the rear 2 channels bridged to a single 10" or 12" subwoofer. Run the rear coaxial speakers off radio power with some passive "bass blockers".

Although I don't believe Polk makes the "Momo" series any longer, they still have decent but pricey speakers. My personal fav is a Sweedish company called DLS. You can check them out at DLS - Start. Even their $200 sets of components sound phenomenal! They've held the #1 sound quality car in the world for a few years. I've had customers make a special trip back to my shop just to rave how awesome these sound... and how they hear things in their favorite music they have never heard before. Impressive stuff! Good luck!
 

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amplifier?

im hearing alot about amplifiers so are you guys hooking them up to aftermarket head units or are you guys using line output converters? my brother says that its not even worth it to install them because of the sound quality being so horrible and i know it would sound better with an aftermarket HU but i dont have $600 to blow so, what do you guys think about using the converters? pretty good sound quality?
 

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im hearing alot about amplifiers so are you guys hooking them up to aftermarket head units or are you guys using line output converters? my brother says that its not even worth it to install them because of the sound quality being so horrible and i know it would sound better with an aftermarket HU but i dont have $600 to blow so, what do you guys think about using the converters? pretty good sound quality?
I just finished fitting 6.5" coaxial to the rear of my koup and component speakers for the front, they are hooked up to a JVC 4 channel Amp using line converters these are the ones I used AP304 : Speaker to Line Level Converter :: Car Audio Accessories The sound is amazing now. There's plenty of room in the back to mount component speakers plus crossover, just use double sided tape to mount tweeter on the panel somewhere.
With my system now there's no way I need a subwoofer, the whole upgrade cost me $A380. Do yourself a favour and Dynamat the doors and rear encloser as it makes for nice tight bass without any vibrations from the door and panels.
 

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If you buy a decent/good one, the head units output below 15 on the dial is quite good. If you buy a line converter, get an active one so you have a good voltage set of preouts to send to the amp(s). I use a cache coe6. Other people here have used audiocontrol, Req, and I'd love to see a audison bit one, or the new jbl processor used! Also depending on te amp you buy, many amps also have a speaker level input which as long as your gain structure is good, you should be fine.

As for my cache loc, ask anyone who's heard my car!
 

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I originally use line level imputs on my Amp but I got so much engine noise or static I had to use Line Converters. Mine are only passive ones I wish I had the money to get the coe6 like you D113 but the ones I have sound ok to me.
 

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I think you are on the right track. Depending on what you budget is, the front component speakers are going to be at least 80% of your sound quality. I don't think it's really necessary to spend as much on the rear speakers. I would upgrade them to a decent coaxial speaker instead, and put the money toward a better quality amplifier or subwoofer. You could feasibly run a nice 4 channel amplifier with 2 channels to the front components, and the rear 2 channels bridged to a single 10" or 12" subwoofer. Run the rear coaxial speakers off radio power with some passive "bass blockers".

Although I don't believe Polk makes the "Momo" series any longer, they still have decent but pricey speakers. My personal fav is a Sweedish company called DLS. You can check them out at DLS - Start. Even their $200 sets of components sound phenomenal! They've held the #1 sound quality car in the world for a few years. I've had customers make a special trip back to my shop just to rave how awesome these sound... and how they hear things in their favorite music they have never heard before. Impressive stuff! Good luck!
The DLS speakers do look like good value. Are the "Performance" speakers any good? Or, should I go up to the "Reference" model. I don't play music loud, but I want better sound than the stock speakers. I'm also considering adding an amp. since it seems to be the way to go to get cleaner sound.
 

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Well, I can say from my experience, I purchased the cheap 20 dollar LOC from crutchfield, (scosche brand, I think) and had probs with it. First one, the wires came out of the thing in a couple of days (like they weren't soldered in good or something). I called crutchfield and they made good on it - sent me out a replacement quickly, after installing that one, I had no voltage on one channel and the other had very low voltage, even with the gains set all the way up. Luckily, i found my line level adapter to the amp and just ran them into the amp and voila!!!My sub was suddenly hitting better than it had in two weeks. Maybe my experience was a fluke, as I've always had aftermarket head units and no need for a LOC, but - I'd stay away from the cheap ones.
 
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