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    Default Looking for better speakers

    I got the stock speakers on my 02 sierra SLE and my speakers are kinda going out. I am looking for better performance speakers that really make a difference in the base and overall quality. Im looking for speakers that add bass with out having to buy a seperate bass itself. My sister has a pontaic g6 (2007) and the speakers and bass are incredible and they're stock as well.

    I do know that it is best to buy speakers with the same brand as the head unit. I Current have a JVC stereo but plan on upgrading it to a higher quality. So with that being said. For those who know alot about speakers and qulaity, which brand or type do you recommend. Price is not quite an issue at the moment.

    2002 Gmc sierra
    5.3 v8 1500
    k&n air intake
    20inch liquidmetal dyno 6's
    xlerator dual exhaust.

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    Jr. Apprentice
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    Jul 2013
    Lake George, NY


    If you really want better bass ur best bet is to get subs&amp. If you didn't want todo that, upgrading ur headunit and speakers will give you more sound volume & quality, but you wont get the deep pounding bass u get with subs. The next best option IMO would be to get an amp still and get component speakers. component speakers are little more expensive than regular speakers, but nice ones will get you a better deep base sound. the nice thing about component speakers is they can replace your factory door speakers. As far as brands go. most brands you've heard of are going to have higher quality units and lower quality units as well. its not always about price point. Take a look on u can put in your vehicle and determine what products will fit. but more importantly, you can compare the important settings of different speakers and headunits. use this to determine the optimal price/power output you can put in your truck. for me, I've used JVC, Alpine, Memphis, bose, & a few others in different cars/boats/houses. I like the JVC's user friendliness of their units, just put in a JVC KW-AV61BT in my truck, and I figure out how that thing worked quicker than another other headunit ive used.
    2011 Black Silverado 5.3L V8 1500 LT All-Star Package, Diablo Trinity Programmer w/ Custom Tune, Magnaflow Dual Exhaust, K&N Air Intake, Tuff-Bar Grille Guard, Memphis Amp w/ 2 12" subs, & more to come

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    Alrighty ill look into that. yea im not looking to have the bass so loud where the next 4 cars can feel it in their car. I don't want that. I just want it to be a nice solid low bass sound where you can feel it and hear it. but thank you for information.

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    Feb 2008
    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States


    Boston Acoustics makes some great speakers, I have spent A LOT of &&&& on stereos over the years and these are the best I have ever had. I have had Infinite, JLs..... While I spent quite a bit on these speakers they were worth the money. I have had them for 7 years now and still no distortion. I used to have a sub and amp but once the kids came along it was time to get rid of them. Now when the kids aren't with, I cant say I wish I still had my sub, I may not have them big ground pounding, mirror shaking bass, but these are a good solid bass even when listening to some of the really low bass that the Beastie Boys use. Bostons are where my money goes!!
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual

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    I have a 02 chevy ext cab that I just got and I also need to replace the speakers in I noticed that the front doors are set up for mids and tweets or component speakers any way I have are looked in to the back yet.
    02 Z71 stock (for now) 5.3 l

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    Jun 2010
    York and Wilkes Barre, PA


    I put sony xplode speakers in the front and rear of my truck to replace the factory units. Much better sound IMO
    Objects in mirror are losing

    2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .

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    Apr 2010
    Piermont,NY, back in Northern NJ now, But may be in IL soon....


    Your JVC is only putting out about 14-18 Watts RMS Any good aftermarket speaker wants about 30+ watts to reproduce a good Midbass They might sound louder but you are not getting a true sound.. BUT if you do not want to Get a small 4 Ch amp to help then the only speakers I would recommend would be the JL Audio TR series or the Focal Acces Both have a nice full sound with out the power..PLEASE Stay away from Pioneer, Sony and the cheaper Best Buy Crap unless you like ear Bleeds..
    08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X

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    if your looking for a good set up for a decent price id look into audio que speakers, im running there tweeters and subs and there nice. ive gone threw 3 sets of kickers and these are 1/2 the price hit harder and sound alot clearer. as for the tweeters there just as good as my alpine type-s component set i have. and 1/5 the price.
    2004 gmc sierra ext z71 5.3
    KB racing hot pipes 3.5" : 76mm turbo: 4l80e : Circle-d 2b multi disk :Walbro 400 : Racetronix Hotwire kit : TB coolant bypass : Nelson 91 Pcm : Tr 220 Cam : Brian Tooley double springs kit : Ls7 Lifters : Stage 3 heads : Custom Intake Manifold :80lb Injectors : Ported TB : 40k tranny cooler: Plx dm-100 gauge: Auto meter fuel and boost gauge:
    Custom Speedo : Leveling kit :Smoked led taillights and 3rd break light : Black projectors and fogs with hids : Blacked out grille : 33's on 16's : Clarion flip screen: sound que 12" subs: clerion 6x9's : Memhpis amps: Alpine componet set.
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