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Hey guys im new here. I need advice on what are the best component speakers for music like rap, rock and metal. Im looking for speakers that would pick up good bass. I was planning on buying the alpine type r spr-17s but after a bit of research i learned that there best for listening to country and the blues. Btw its going into the doors of a spyder. just curious are there other brand components that are made specifically for bass?
 

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Well if there going into the doors there only 6 1/2" speakers, so dont expect to get much bass out of them. I had JL Audio speakers in the fronts on my car and it sounded pretty good. Before that I had a set of Alpine type S, that still sounded good but not as good as the JL's.
 

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Don't you mean Rockford Fosbreak?...lol j/k. Nothing against Rockford, however, I haven't heard too many good things about their products. Never have had them personally but have installed them before and a month or two later the customer needed them replaced. The brand I live by for interior speakers is Polk Momo. I have the 6.5" Momo components in the front and the Momo 6x9" 3-ways in the rear and they sound phenomenal. They do provide a lot of bass when needed and I recommend deadening the doors so they do not rattle. What type of deck are you planning on running with the new components?
 

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Don't you mean Rockford Fosbreak?...lol j/k. Nothing against Rockford, however, I haven't heard too many good things about their products. Never have had them personally but have installed them before and a month or two later the customer needed them replaced. The brand I live by for interior speakers is Polk Momo. I have the 6.5" Momo components in the front and the Momo 6x9" 3-ways in the rear and they sound phenomenal. They do provide a lot of bass when needed and I recommend deadening the doors so they do not rattle. What type of deck are you planning on running with the new components?

Well right now im using a Pionner avic d-1 double din deck. it puts out about 50w x 4. deppending on the rms on the components i mite even go with an amp. what do you guys think about alpine type r components? im guessing overated and expensive. and from what ive heard they're no good for bass. am i correct?
 

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Well right now im using a Pionner avic d-1 double din deck. it puts out about 50w x 4. deppending on the rms on the components i mite even go with an amp. what do you guys think about alpine type r components? im guessing overated and expensive. and from what ive heard they're no good for bass. am i correct?
That is the same deck that I am currently running on my components as well. The D1 makes these speakers sound phenomenal right out of the box. An amp would definitely clean up the sound and definitely give it the power it deserves. The Type R's are a pretty good speaker but...well I'll let the comparison do the talking...

Polk Audio MM6501
Speaker Size: 6-3/4" (Oversized 6-1/2")
Design: 2-way component system
Tweeter: Dome
Tweeter Comp: Silk
Woofer Comp: Butyl Rubber
Peak Power: 250 Watts
RMS Power: 125 Watts
Sensitivity: 94dB
Freq. Response: 40-25000Hz
Impedence (per voice coil): 2.7
Top Depth Mount: 2-5/8"
Bottom Mount Depth: 2-7/8"
Cutout Dimensions: 5"

Alpine SPR-17S
Speaker Size: 6-1/2" (also mounts in 6-3/4" with included brackets)
Design: 2-way component system
Tweeter: Dome
Tweeter Comp: Silk
Woofer Comp: Rubber
Peak Power: 330 Watts
RMS Power: 110 Watts
Sensitivity: 87dB
Freq. Response: 65-27000Hz
Impedence (per voice coil): 4ohms
Top Depth Mount: 2-3/8"
Bottom Mount Depth: 2-5/8"
Cutout Dimensions: 5-5/16"

All I have to say is that the cages for the Polk woofers fit perfectly in the factory housings which makes it easier to mount in the doors. Even though the peak power is lower than the Alpine's, the RMS (which is what the real power is measured by) is a little bit higher than the Alpine set. So if you were to add an amp you would be safer to do so. Just my opinion and personal experience.
 

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Those speakers are supposed to be for vocals (in the door) not for bass. If you want a little bass why don't you get a little sub?
 

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They do provide a lot of bass when needed and I recommend deadening the doors so they do not rattle.
Don't mean to go off topic, but whats some good cheap dampener? I know there is dynamat which is a little expensive. Is it that good or just the name that you're paying for?
 

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Don't mean to go off topic, but whats some good cheap dampener? I know there is dynamat which is a little expensive. Is it that good or just the name that you're paying for?
A good cheap dampener that I have used in previous vehicles is call eDead. You can get it on ebay for a relatively low price. It is exactly like dynomat but without the price for the name.

Those speakers are supposed to be for vocals (in the door) not for bass. If you want a little bass why don't you get a little sub?
Actually a full range speaker is for more vocal than bass. A component system actually uses a separate woofer for more bass and a separate tweeter for the high. When a component system is used they have a crossover supplied with them so you can change a full range system into a component system. That way the woofer supplies prodominately more bass and less vocal and the tweeter is for full vocal. If what you are looking for is a lot of bass then yes, add the sub in the hatch.

Again just my opinion and experience.
 

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I am looking for bass, but i am a little weiry about getting subs and putting it in the trunk, because im sure its going to rattle like crazy. does dynomat do that great of a job? the thing is almost every speaker ive ever owned whether its a 6.5 or 6x9 they all end up blowing and i did have a sub running also. so basically this tiime around i want to get some quality components and be able to crank the volume without worrying about them blowing. obviously im only going to crank it only when its connected properly to an amp. i have no faith in running speakers to decks because ive blown alot of speakers by doing it that way.
 

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If you get speakers with bass in the door it's going to rattle and sound crappy. IMO.
That is what the sound deadener is for. It lessens the vibrations from the speaker to the metal to keep the distortion down. It also depends on the bass settings on the HU and/or the amp as to how much bass there really is coming out of the woofer.
 

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I am looking for bass, but i am a little weiry about getting subs and putting it in the trunk, because im sure its going to rattle like crazy. does dynomat do that great of a job? the thing is almost every speaker ive ever owned whether its a 6.5 or 6x9 they all end up blowing and i did have a sub running also. so basically this tiime around i want to get some quality components and be able to crank the volume without worrying about them blowing. obviously im only going to crank it only when its connected properly to an amp. i have no faith in running speakers to decks because ive blown alot of speakers by doing it that way.
What type of speakers were you running that blew off of the deck? An amp could cause more damage to speakers that are not tuned properly more so than any aftermarket deck.
 

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i was running some crappy mtx 6x9's
As I stated earlier in my previous post I stick with Polk. Either the standard series or the Momo series. Never had any issues with either type. They can handle quite a bit of power, especially the Momo series. Just my opinion and experience. In my old setup I was running an MTX 564 4-channel amp on two sets of Momo 6.5" components and they were incredibly clear and had quite a bit of bass for just 6.5" woofers. Now I just have them running off of my Pioneer D1 and they still sound great.
 

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Just get some subs. I had some pioneers in my old car, they sounded great but when something with a lot of bass came on then they wouldn't sound to good. But ever since I got subs, it makes them speakers sound so much better.
 
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