The alpine component series are the only ones that fit that I know of but you can make a case for any component speker for that front speaker is a mid. To go to an audio dealer and to grab a 6.5 and to try to fit it may be a headache! Do yourself a favor ... Go 5.25 and know that the Honda Accord door speaker adapter brackets do fit the first gen tsx.Looking to install 6.5’s in the front door, curious if they are an easy fit.
As you say, A Mid. If your new door speakers are powered by the factory amp, you turned them into mids. The DSP in the factory amp is sending the low bass to the 6x9s behind the back seats. I'm replacing those too but right now, I'm missing bass. The rear door speakers will still be powered by the oem amp but will be faded out.
As you say and I believe you. I'll bet they sound great. Alpine knows how to spec a speaker. Most people should follow your path. I'm not going to try to convince you that a Vifa PL18 is better than a Alpine Type S ...........but it is.I didn't cut anything to fit the 3/4" MDF rings with Alpine Type S 6.5" components.
I also went with Alpine type s separates , however I made adapters from the stock speakers and had great results. The core type s tweeters fit within the shell of the factory tweeters so the whole set up buttons up neatly. The sound was very satysfying with types s coaxials in the rear doors for rear fill.I didn't cut anything to fit the 3/4" MDF rings with Alpine Type S 6.5" components. it was pretty simple. i mounted the 6.5" to the rings, then lined everything up and marked where i needed to mount screws on the door. i drilled some pilot holes to mount the rings, them ran self tapping metal screws to secure the MDF to the doors. after that i applied sound deadening behind the speaker, connected everything, mounted it all permanently, then applied sound deadening all over the MDF ring to make it as best an airtight seal as possible. I had room to spare and could go bigger on the midbass.
these are your alternative to fabricating your own ...I also went with Alpine type s separates , however I made adapters from the stock speakers and had great results. The core type s tweeters fit within the shell of the factory tweeters so the whole set up buttons up neatly. The sound was very satysfying with types s coaxials in the rear doors for rear fill.
I was aware of those. The fabricated ones are a stronger and seal better. I’ve used the American international version of the adapter on a civic and it doesn’t fit as well or provide a solid enough drilling surface.these are your alternative to fabricating your own ...
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2X Front Door Speaker Adapter Bracket Plate 5.25" to 6.5" for Honda Accord