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Sony 6.5 Inch 3-Way 40W RMS Car Speakers - $19.99 @ Supercheap Auto (75% off RRP)

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Was looking to get some more doof doof in my 09 Kia Rio on a budget and came across this.
Looks really cheap and well reviewed, seems to have plenty in stock as well.

Description from SCA:
6.5 inch 3-Way speakers
270W Peak Power / 40W RMS
Flat design tweeter for flush installation
tuned for Extra Bass

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  • +16 votes

    You need a sub-woofer and amp for doof doof.

    • +35 votes

      I also need money which I don't have so fake doof doof it is haha

      • +5 votes

        if you're tight , you can get used doof doof for cheap from gumtree

      • +3 votes

        Tuned for Extra Bass is a marketing thing. 'Extra Bass' is a Sony Term, doesn't actually mean extra bass.

        Actual frequency response is: 55-24,000Hz

        • +1 vote

          Hmmm good point… But I guess for a budget system like these speakers without a sub they wouldn't provide doof doof but at least a single doof

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          You can boost (or reduce) frequencies without extending the range. Even some older cheap audio equipment allowed you to do that manually with "graphic equaliser" sliders. Sony has probably picked what it thinks is a sweet spot for its equipment and customers and boosted the bass signal.
          https://www.teachmeaudio.com/mixing/techniques/audio-spectru...

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            @Possumbly: Problem with that theory is that the speaker will only output frequencies within the designed range ie 55Hz-24kHz, nothing u can do will change that… Small speakers are generally not that good for Bass reproduction, u will hear some of it but the resonant (tuned) area of the speaker will over-ride the highs/lows. Whereas good quality monitor speakers actually have a relatively flat freq. response curve.

            The extra Bass thing simply means that the woofer part of these 3-way speakers has a lower resonant freq. compared to the norm… Self explanatory if you look at the frequency curve of the speakers, being 3-way u will/should see 3 spikes in the curve, where each part of the 3-way is resonant..

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              @Bunsen: There's plenty of ways to design speakers to boost various frequencies. Suspect Sony might know a few things about that.

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                @Possumbly: Obviously you did not comprehend what i wrote.

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                  @Bunsen: I'm pretty sure Possumbly was talking about boosting low frequencies which the speaker can handle such as 55-100HZ Zone, while you were discussing the fact that you cannot extend the designed range which the speaker can output.

                  Both of you are correct but in this circumstance, Possumbly had a good point (I was gonna comment that anyway lol) that you can boost low frequencies to provide some doof doof without the requirement of an additional doof doof woofer :)

                  The idea of boosting low frequencies can easily be done with an equalizer however there are many equalizers available and many equalizers which are really… quite trash. The best i've ever used for called Viper4Android and it is just a dream. It can make ANY speaker/headphone/whatever noise making object sound amazing. Sadly it only works on rooted android phones tho

                  On the other hand, you could play around with the settings of you car sound and try and increase the bass and treble depending on your liking

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                    @Zackeroo: Agreed, I wasn't disagreeing just highlighting that u can't go beyond the freq specs of said speaker (which is sort of how it sounded). I wouldn't personally use 3-way speakers anyway as it's a massive trade off compared with a set of splits or single type speakers, much better sound that way..

                    All good..

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                  @Bunsen: The theory I was talking about (boosting certain frequencies over others) isn't - a theory. It's a fact and has been commonly implemented in audio devices for decades. I did say "without extending the range" [of frequencies]. Sorry if it wasn't clear enough.

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          Of course it means 'extra bass', what else would it bloody mean!?

      • +1 vote

        6x9s amplified and youv got yourself doof doof

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        R these sony explodes… 😋

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    You'll only get 7.5ish out of 40 watts rms through a head unit without an amp though right?

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      I think so if it was 100% stock but the mate I bought it from put an aftermarket head unit in it which I think should be okay dealing with these?…

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        Probably 12-14WRMS in that case…either way, it'll be fine for running a pair of co-axes and for $20, it's worth it.

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          Some after market head units give more than others.
          Only other option is an amp.

          There was a budget clarion that did well

  • +2 votes

    Wow! Not usually a fan of sony speakers but at this price you can't go wrong.
    Perfect timing as i've been itching to replace the speakers in my rear doors.

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      The older one were rubbish. The new one are ok for the money. Won't be as good as something like focal or polk audio. However, for general use, it should be fine.

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    AUdio Noob Here - So is this a single speaker? or 2?

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    Does anyone know if these will fit in a lemon Astra TS 2002 sedan model? Sorry, I am a noob when it comes to electrical and mechanical stuff.

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    Would this be a plug and play thing? or would i need to solder wires?

  • +4 votes

    Replaced my paper speakers in the back door of my Pajero with these a little while ago and they are great speakers for the price. They come with wire and crimp plugs fww big and small so you can’t muck it up.

    • +2 votes

      Did the same in my Jackaroo years ago (4 doors and rear pillars), although with different speakers (Kenwood). Difference was appreciable. Had already replaced the old head unit (straight-forward job on that vehicle).

      Car speaker replacement can be a simple and quick job, but newer cars seem to need you to remove the door trim!
      - Get speaker size for your door/cavity. Check head unit will drive them adequately.
      - Remove old cover, unscrew existing speaker.
      - Disconnect wires.
      - Connect new speaker, mount in cavity, re-place (new or old) cover.

      Anyone concerned should simply pull one of their old ones out and see just how easy it is. (Edit - not that simple when the speaker is hidden behind the door trim but there are videos around to assist). You'll also see the build quality of your existing speaker - probably crap in cheaper cars. Take the speaker into a retailer to check fittings/size if that's a concern.

  • +3 votes

    This is a pretty good deal.

    While I have a custom high-end system in my car I find myself tempted to pick some of these up to throw in family members cars.

    For $20 these would be a great improvement over the stock speakers.

  • +2 votes

    This is why I subscribe to OzB!

    Perfect to replace OEM stockies if you're not expecting magic.

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    Thanks OP 🙂 purchased.

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    Noob Q, does anyone know if these fit a 2014 SsangYong Stavic? Also if I don't really like any 'doof-doof' does its mid and treble sound good too?

    PS: not an audiophile at all. In fact I found my 2012 Ford Focus'OEM great. Just that the Ssangyong's are pretty crap by any standard.

    TIA

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    Thank you, ordered

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    I was looking at these a few weeks ago but I needed one with seperate tweeters. The guy recommended the model XS-FB1621C which are essentially the same but with seperate tweeters, Im very happy with them, sound great as a stock speaker replacement.

    There's a quick review on them if it helps anyone with their decision:
    https://youtu.be/OhfNfqTQOu8

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    Sorry for the noob question but would this fit in a polo gti 2015?

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    How do I know if these would be an improvement over my current ones (stock 2007 Outback Premium) and if they'd fit?

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      I reckon the Subaru's premium model lineup had pretty good audio. Unless you are unhappy with your current setup, don't bother.

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      I had managed to blow out both fronts in my 2005 Liberty GT. It has the premium stereo but time has not been kind.
      These screwed directly into the existing spots/holes and no issues with clearing the windows. Been awhile so can't say if they sound a lot better than original but they sound better than what they did (muffled scratchings on one side, nothing on the other).
      Predrilled Holes inside the rim of the speaker line up perfect, reused existing screws.

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      No, factory component speakers (and some hace McIntosh amp) are definitely better than these budget Sony

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        Mines not that premium - no Mcintosh amp and they don't sound that good - still better than the Sony's you think?

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    I have a Honda Jazz with OEM Unit and Speakers, i just wanted to change only either the front or the rear door speakers.

    Would anyone know whether to change the front or the rear for better sound?

    Also, would the speakers be able to perform the HeadUnits sound output? My current speakers sound low volume even when its at the full.

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      Usually it is better to have your best speakers in the front, unless you can put bigger 6" x 9" speakers in a sedan's boot, but even then you want speakers with quality highs in the front too.

      For your Honda Jazz setup I would go for better speakers in the front as it's a hatch but why not a pair of these in front and back doors, even better.

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        Thanks for your reply! Gonna change the fronts for now, not sure they would be a massive improvement compared to the stock speakers (with the Stock head unit).

        Will update here once done!

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          Unless you have done this many times, you might get lucky and find your model car or similar on youtube for a quick vid to walk you through the steps and tricky bits.

          If you need to take off door trims, take your time and be gentle at first working out how to pop plastic caps.

  • +8 votes

    For all those asking if "this will fit my ___ car?", refer to a site like https://www.worldwidestereo.com/pages/car-fit-finder and find out the size of the OEM speakers, and you'll have an answer.

    NB: Please note that in some cases you may still have to use may be some drill bits and elbow grease even if the size is the same.

  • +1 vote

    Typically, if you're changing speakers and sticking with your stock head unit, you won't notice that much of a difference.
    But if you're DIYing the installation, then $20 is pretty good.

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      Some cars have terrible audio - mine is one of those cars. I don't even care for audio but it truly is painfully woeful.

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    Is this better than my 2010 camry's stock front speaker? I have upgraded my head unit to Sony xav 5000, the sound quality is much better than factory headunit. Now I am considering to add a subwoofer and upgrade the speakers

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    Does anyone know if these would fit a Hyundai ix35 2014. How hard would it be to swap them out? and if i would gain much if i kept the stock head unit?

    Thanks

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    Does this come with 4 speakers for the front/rear pairs?

  • +3 votes

    What I found was the factory speakers in my more modern cars sounded better before I replaced them with aftermarket. It turns out at the factory they engineer the speaker holder and have it tuned to provide the best sound, they're also component speakers (meaning the ones in the A pillar were only for higher frequencies and the ones in the doors were for 🅱ass). They are still cheap bargain bin speakers though and if upgraded correctly will sound better.

    My advice if you want to put these or any aftermarket speakers into a car is to use the correct spacer for your car (it's rare for a car from the factory to have 6.5" speakers you can straight swap), make it air tight and consider using sound deadening material like dynamat or even the generic butyl deadener they sell at Jaycar at least around the speaker. I know its going to cost more but it's worth doing the job right.

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    Seems to be very little stock remaining around Melbourne.

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    Went to my local store,it scanned for $79 and they told me its only $20 at the barthurst track store or whatever, what a bummer

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    Thanks OP. just got " ready to collect " sms from my C&C order for 2 sets. Going in my 4wd for improved sound while camping…. happy days.

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