Pioneer TS-A1671R 6-1/2'' 3-way car speakers For 6-1/2'' and 6-3/4'' openings
Dude. These are slick sounding speakers for the budget-conscious wannabe audiophile (yes, he is me). I used a sony head unit with my factory speaker wires and tossed in 4 of these 3-way speakers. My car was bumpin enough that I felt like a pimp...OK I am a bit of a pimp (in my dreams). Some audio expert once told me that it isn't worth wasting a ton of money on car stereo equipment since your car's interior shape is not well-suited to deliver high quality sound. Instead, he told me to invest in high end home audio. These are the perfect speakers to take advantage of "some audio expert's" advice.
Our annual beach vacation includes a 10-hr drive back and forth and this is the first year we have iPhones rather than iPods. Previously we used the iTrip for music enjoyment, but not only was that not a fantastic solution (conne... Our annual beach vacation includes a 10-hr drive back and forth and this is the first year we have iPhones rather than iPods. Previously we used the iTrip for music enjoyment, but not only was that not a fantastic solution (connection problems and finding stations can get annoying) it tends to add up when you have to buy a new one every time Apple changes the connecting port. So I compared prices for an iPhone compatible iTrip with just upgrading my car stereo and the car upgrade won out. I chose Alpine because of the great reviews and because the interface seemed more intuitive and less garish (I hate overwhelming red LED). My only complaint is that I thought I could recharge and connect via USB (in the front), and while I could connect via AUX, it wouldn't be controllable by the radio itself. I had to buy an additional iPod/iPhone cable that plugs in behind and that enabled me to control song selection via the radio controls as well as charge and access other features on my iPhone. Overall, I'm pretty happy.
This Sony CD receiver conveniently plays MP3s and WMAs, so instead of being confined to 20 tracks, you can shove in a data disc with 100+ tunes on it. It has a USB input on the front panel for connecting other digital devices.