Ok let me clear out something first basing on what the topic starter wants to do before this thread become "I have this type of speaker and it's awsome with mth amplifier this and aftermarket HU that"
As I have understood:
1. Keeping the HU stock
2. Wants to replace the rearfills
3. $90 budget
4. Looking for an efficient coax rearfill (6x9)
5. He's looking at boston acoustics and polk db (dunno if he already made up his mind on the polk db... i hope still not)
I'm not bashing at polk db... I might recommend them too on the right situations (but I would still be recommending kappas tha db)... unfortunately, using a stock HU with the db is not one of those "right situations" so I'm again discouraing him to buy the db or any speaker on that same category.
Mentioning polk db and highly recommending it is "very wrong right off the bat". If you guys really want him to get this nice looking well known powerfull solidly built complexed looking and designed coax Polk db... then by all means but try answering these questions: are those speakers really suited for stock HU integration??? would it sound good and loud with his stock HU???
^ I don't think you should spend any extra $$ on rear-deck speakers unless it's going to be your ONLY upgrade.
Yep, he shouldn't be if that's the case. That's why I was giving him 2 scenarios... 1. an upgrade ready rearfill or 2. just get a replacement rearfill and that's it.
Agree. I think DB690/DB691 are above average speakers and they do sound very good. They are not the high end version but since you are using stock HU, how much difference does it make to go for the top end speakers?
3way 6x9 will always sound inferior to a 2way 6x9.
How much difference does it make to go for the top end speakers???????
LIKE NIGHT AND DAY!!! "remember... we are not talking about what kind of speakers do you have... we are talking of what kind of speakers are going to install on a STOCK HEAD UNIT" Top end speakers are meant to be installed with good amps so they can perform as it should. Install them to work with a stock head unit on the accord and you'll be cursing on why a ceratin $800-$2000 top end speaker sound so bad. Like I said... like night and day... the stock speakers will perform better than the top end on a stock HU.
I have DB6501 on the front and DB690 on the rear plus a MOMO sub configuration and they are driven by a JBL amp and I am very happy with the results and sound quality.
nice... I bet it really does sound amazing and loud. Now... here's what we'll do... let's take off those polk db both front and rear and let's hook it up on a 2007 Honda Stock Head Unit... tell me if you'd still be happy with the db's SQ and effeciancy...???
BUT, if think I'm wrong or anyone want to prove me wrong... then by all means... do so... maybe the rules in "caraudio system building" have changed.
let me go back to kevinhing's topic/post...
thanks in advance for any advice regarding these speakers and the factory head unit.
You're on the right path with choosing speakers which are effecient as this would be used with your stock HU.
Yes the db might be the "better" than that of the boston acoustics but these two speakers are not going to perform well with your HU. Having a nice looking and nice name speaker is different from having a good sounding speaker. This is why I'm suggesting you to get a 2WAY KAPPA SERIES 6x9
something to think about...
no matter what, a 2way is better, better, better sounding than 3way
polk db is well suited to work with add-on amp
polk db 4 OHM
kappa 2way 2 OHM (...which do you think is efficient? sound better and louder?)
I have dealt with polk and infinity speakers (installing and or recommending basing on budget) and the kappas always has a very very good "in-car" performance than anything out there on the same range and category.
Go get kappas... unless there's something much much better in all aspects that would perform better in-car with a stock HU.