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Old 08-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Anyone use the kicker audio cs series speakers ?




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Old 08-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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Kicker is low $$$ crap in my opinion. They skew everything to get huge bass response and to hell with sound quality. If money is a concern, sony xplod is pretty good. If money is not primary concern, Arc Audio has some great stuff. ARC Audio, Inc. Car audio products for serious music lovers!*| Arc Audio

I am assuming you are talking about car audio. Now if you wanna talk home stuff. HSU research has killer speakers, or you can do like I did and get the BiC Accustec copy of the HSU's with about 95% of the performance for about 50% of the price

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Never buy Sony car audio! Kicker is better than Sony, but look into Infinity.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #4
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Yes car audio.
Keeping factory radio.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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Check into Polk or Infinity for a good mid level speaker (around $100 a pair). Much more than that and you're talking adding amps, etc and it gets expensive quickly.
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As a teen, I lusted after a Kicker setup to boom, boom in the trunk. Fortunately I was never really good a saving up and never wasted it on the radio.
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I have the kicker system factory installed in my 2014 stealth and I love the sound and bass.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:08 AM   #8
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Never buy Sony car audio! Kicker is better than Sony, but look into Infinity.
I would have agreed with that statement, but my son bought an xplod system (against my advice) and it was surprisingly good. Nice range and sound. Decent distortion levels at any volume. Quality seemed ok too.

Again, I wouldn't buy them myself. I'm too much of an audio snob, but I gotta call them like I see them, and they weren't bad.

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You know Trurbs, I have been into audio for 35+ years ( home and car as well as pro audio) and most anything is better than stock.

The Kicker system you are talking about should be fine but the factory radio will have a built-in eq (that you can't adjust) just for the factory speakers and may or may not sound quite like you expect it to.

It will probably sound better just because it is a set of seperates and that makes a big differance.

I am a JBL fan and highly recomend them but I am biased for sure.

JL Audio also makes some pretty darn good entry level stuff that I find hard to beat.

Sound is a very personal experience and never let anyone tell you what sounds best to you, only you can do that.
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You know Trurbs, I have been into audio for 35+ years ( home and car as well as pro audio) and most anything is better than stock.

The Kicker system you are talking about should be fine but the factory radio will have a built-in eq (that you can't adjust) just for the factory speakers and may or may not sound quite like you expect it to.

It will probably sound better just because it is a set of seperates and that makes a big differance.

I am a JBL fan and highly recomend them but I am biased for sure.

JL Audio also makes some pretty darn good entry level stuff that I find hard to beat.

Sound is a very personal experience and never let anyone tell you what sounds best to you, only you can do that.
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