View Full Version : 6.5 vs 6x9

05-11-2008, 11:31 PM
Currently I'm running kicker marine 6.5's on my tower and I just need more! So the issue, do I add another set of 6.5's or run 4 6x9's? I don't know anyone with either set up so what do you guys run for loud and clear tunes at the end of the rope?

05-11-2008, 11:38 PM
Look into wetsounds, NVS, or bullet tower speakers. More money, but MUCH louder. You'll need an amp as well, if you don't already have one.

05-12-2008, 10:52 AM
4 6X9's will be louder than 4 6.5's

05-12-2008, 11:11 AM
What are you powering those tower speakers with? I am running (2) 6 3/4 Polks and can hear them clearly at 75'.

05-12-2008, 11:14 AM
byronkoz is right, 6x9 are louder than 6.5. From what I've seen, then also typically handle more power. But it's a compromise, as the sound quality from a 6.5 is much better.

I'm with tlatoani though, I'd suggest looking into a really high quality speaker. I'm running a cheaper pair of 6.5's right now (Polk MOMO), cost me about $350. I could buy another set of 6.5's to get more sound for a total of $700, or I could have just bought the Wetsounds pro-60's for that much and I'd be much more happy.

05-12-2008, 08:34 PM
I'm running a soundstream 500 watt rms 2 channel. a local guy has a set of arc (lightning accessories) double 6.5's (4 speakers) that i can get a good buy on. I have a few friends that rave about them. anyone heard them?

05-14-2008, 04:58 AM
Boss MRWT69's......6x9 4 ways 500w. Just put them on a few weeks ago and they rock.
ebay......80 bucks apiece. or you can buy them from the mfg @ 250 each

05-15-2008, 03:40 PM
I have two Fusion T Series 6.5 speakers. They sound great 75 back.