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    Looking for 5.25" mid/midbass rear speaker advice.

    Hopefully you guys can offer some advice as car audio forums seem to be a somewhat unsurprisingly complete waste of time.

    I have a 1990 Mk2 Honda CRX, its not chavved up, its a standard, tidy and a much loved little go-kart. Please dont judge me.

    What Im after is a pair of decent 5.25" mid range/mid bass drivers to go in the rear. Ive managed to get a pair of the optional rear "bass tubes" that have a volume of around 3.5 litres and a small, 20mm front facing port that is easily bunged. They sit in the standar rear speaker holes with the tube going back over the rear arches behind the trim.
    I have a couple of spare amplifiers that I could use, offering between 35 and 75 watts per channel.
    The front is sorted with an Alpine 9835R feeding Dynaudio 242 GTs though a bridged Genesis Profile 5 that also powers a little 10" sealed subwoofer in a home made arch hugging box.

    What I want is a little bit of punchy, mid range rear fill, nothing monstrous, just a gap/hole filler.

    All that Ive really been looking at so far is Rainbows' 130 SLX mid drivers and the range of Focals in 13cm/5.25". Should I consider others? Budget is up to about 150.

    Any help is much appreciated as I dont want to mess about trying loads of speakers - Im too old for such nonsense.


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    A vote for Rianbow speakers. I replaced the awful Harman Kardon OEM cones in a previous BMW 330d with Rainbow items - 2 way 5.25 in rear and component 5.25s up front. It was a massive improvement in clarity and richness of sound.

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    A mate's son fitted a few of these Skytecs (or similar - they were certainly 5.25 Skytecs) in his Corsa. Must say they don't sound too bad.

    Much less than your budget as well, which sometimes helps.


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Skytec-5-2...#ht_1638wt_905


    Current Loudspeaker List now shrinking - Celestion A3, Celestion A1, Celestion Ditton 44, KEF Ref 105.2, KEF Ref 104ab, Yamaha NS1000M, B&W DM7, B&W DM4, B&W DM2a, B&W DM2000, B&W DM14, B&W CM4, Mission 770.

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