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Any speaker gurus here? Looking for suggestions on speakers.

I have an 06CC with a pioneer avh-4500bt. I don't want to run an amp because of more cost plus more wires to run. So basically I want a few opinions from people that know what to pair with this headunit, not just recommendations because it's what you bought. So what can this headunit drive w.o an amp?

When using an amp don't you have to run l speaker wires to the amp then back to the speakers? That's what I don't wanna do. Hence no amp.

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Ok anything Sony sucks. Kickers are nice. Good sound and bass. Pioneers are good. Good mids and highs. Anything other those brands I haven't used. Looking to get the kickers myself when I can pony up the money
And unless you are going for a competition system you don't really need an amp for door speakers only if you are going to run subs.

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Yeah running doors only.

I wonder if I need to get the same speakers in the rear as the front? I would get a speaker with a tweeter in the center. For the rear do I get the same or just a normal speaker w.o a tweeter?

Also what size to go with? Round or oval?

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Should be the same size speaker front and rear they're going to be 5x7 or 6x8 depending on the manufacturer that you go with, the 5x7 and 6x8 is the exact same speaker size.

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I meant rounds versus ovals. I'm guessing since I don't wanna push them with an amp, ovals might be better. Just not as clear as rounds when louder.

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If you aren't looking to run a highly amplified system ovals will serve you just fine

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Kicker sucks. So does Pioneer. (speaker-wise)

What you are looking for is called a coaxial speaker, a tweeter and woofer in one chassis. I recommend JL Audio, Boston Acoustics, Focal, or some of the other higher end speakers. Your low end will be seriously lacking even with upgraded speakers. Even a single 8" sub/amp combo can work wonders for the overall sound quality. A step further is a component setup with a separate woofer and tweeter, using either passive crossovers, or active if you have an amp that's capable or a separate active electronic crossover.

You head unit (assuming it's the avh-X4500bt) specs indicate a 50x4 internal amp. You can dig up the install kit which will allow you to essentially plug and play using your existing speaker wire. It also has internal crossovers, but I'm not sure if they are active on the internal amplifier.

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Kicker sucks. So does Pioneer. (speaker-wise)

What you are looking for is called a coaxial speaker, a tweeter and woofer in one chassis. I recommend JL Audio, Boston Acoustics, Focal, or some of the other higher end speakers. Your low end will be seriously lacking even with upgraded speakers. Even a single 8" sub/amp combo can work wonders for the overall sound quality. A step further is a component setup with a separate woofer and tweeter, using either passive crossovers, or active if you have an amp that's capable or a separate active electronic crossover.

You head unit (assuming it's the avh-X4500bt) specs indicate a 50x4 internal amp. You can dig up the install kit which will allow you to essentially plug and play using your existing speaker wire. It also has internal crossovers, but I'm not sure if they are active on the internal amplifier.

Start here: Car Stereo Installation at Crutchfield.com
Best advice so far. Another option would be Hertz speakers.

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Best advice so far. Another option would be Hertz speakers.

Never dealt with Hertz personally, but their parent company owns Audison too IIRC, so I'd bet that Hertz is top notch too.

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I'm confused on what the install kit is in terms of the speakers? The head unit is already installed.

Would you recommend me to do an amp? Or components? I really don't wanna drill holes or cut holes. Maybe those sails would be the best. I can fiberglass something
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