im looking at a new set of speakers for the front of my civic....whats the best brand out there for the money?
awesome comparison :TU:Actually the alpine components have a better frequency response than the phoenix golds. Also the woofer material on the Aplines is better because its a pulp as opposed to a hard plastic, the stiffness in the cone is why it has a smaller frequency response range. You will get a broader range from the Alpine components ... the Phoenix Golds have a little bit more (20Hz) in the low range ... but I think the extra (7000 Hz) on the high end from the alpines would be more useful. Also the Alpines can handle a lot more power than the pheonix golds and thus will not distort quite as easily. I can run my Type Rs at full volume with no distortion even from the tweeters (which are usually the first thing to distort). The Alpines are a little more expensive but with stereo equipment you do generally get what you pay for. Honestly I've never listened to the pheonix golds, they probably sound fine, but from looking at them this is what I was able to find out about them in relation to the Alpines.
-edit: I'm comparing the high end pheonix golds to the alpine type Rs, they are the pheonix gold TX series I think.