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Well it's time to finally buy some new speakers, however, my budget is pretty small ($80) =(. I was looking at some sony xplod speakers(Sony XS-R5743), but i'm having second thoughts. After doing a little research on sony's audio products, i've gotten mixed reviews. Some say they're great, and some say they're bottom line. Looking at the specs, these speakers look pretty good, which leaves me wondering why they get bad reviews. Either way, this is the only $80 i have to spend on 4 speakers, so is it worth it? Or are they a piece of junk.

Also, i'm not looking for the greatest speakers in the world, just a good, noticeable upgrade from factory.

Speakers: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_19181_Sony+XS-R5743.html

Edit: just another question, when i install these (or whatever i decide on purchasing), will i have to remove the entire door panel, or would i be able to just wedge off the speaker grill with a screwdriver?

Thanks for your help guys!
 

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The woofer composite is ok. the surround is better than paper surround. Maybe if your budget gets a bit bigger I'm sure you can find a better speaker. If nothing else those are better than stock speakers.

About the install you will have remove the door panel
 

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Here, tons of better choices for you to work with:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PHOENIX-GOLD-RSd570 ... 2eabbe5168

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cerwin-Vega-VEGA68- ... 439e160082

This is how its done right:
http://cgi.ebay.com/PHOENIX-GOLD-RSd570 ... 2eabbe5168

http://cgi.ebay.com/CADENCE-CWM6-KIT-AL ... 483685f2c6

The fronts are 100x more important than the rears. Even with my system, which has a LOT of time and money in it, I still use the stock rears with standard head unit power. Why? Because the rears should be used as ambience fill only if at all. Trust me, spend your dough on the front, do it right, and enjoy.

You seem very, very new to the world of car audio, so I recommend you look all around in this audio subforum a bit, as many pics and explanations are there for you to help out.

Also, this is bootcamp for car audio:
http://www.bcae1.com
 

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Thanks guys. Well i blew one of my rear speakers, so i need to replace them anyway. For now i guess i'm going to order the sony's, maybe in the future i will have a bigger buget for better things. For now, i won't be running into any large sum of money anytime in the near future. I am very new to the world of car audio, my 03 escape is my first car, but i'm very interested in sound in general. If there is music playing, it should sound good. =D

And i've been using that bcae1 site to answer a lot of questions i have. its very imformative. thanks.

I'm only running these sonys off the HU so it can't be too horrible compared to others. I'm just not to excited to remove these door panals =/
 

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The front and rear speakers are the same. So what you could do is get a nice set for the front, then move one of the fronts to replace the broken rear.
 

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The front and rear speakers are the same. So what you could do is get a nice set for the front, then move one of the fronts to replace the broken rear.
Exactly. I would definitely recommend the two entry-level brands I showed you before 10x over Sony. Sony just isn't up to par here.
 

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=( i ordered the sony's already. oh well, i'll just upgrade again when i can. :mad:

also, is there anything i should know before i go about installing these? This would be my first speaker install. :worry:
 

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bump? sorry guys, i'm just really trying not to mess up here. i ran into enough problems while installing my sub, not trying to have a repeat, or worse. :shrug:
 

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You might need an adapter harness to connect your new speakers to the factory wiring if you don't have one already. The factory speakers have their own set of connectors rather than the flat quick connect lugs you normally see on speakers.
 
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