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Old 09-11-2008, 09:18 AM
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If your head unit works ok, new speakers on the stock system will definitely help the sound, provided that you get low power speakers.

Most likely, a new HU won't let you use the stock CD changer, but there might be an adapter out there .... I haven't seen it though.
Old 09-11-2008, 11:36 AM
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If you want to keep the stock HU you need to find speakers with a very low power rating and a high sensitivity rating of at least 90db. If you get speakers designed with more power in mind the sound will be muffled and not sound very clear and sharp. The other thing is in this price range of speakers there isn't much difference between sound. They all sound OK, some handle bass a little better but there is really no night and day difference between less than $100 speakers. Also the sound quality will not be worse than stock if you get speakers that will run well off low power. I know the 7th gen accord putout about 15w RMS per channel, and that is being pretty generous. So I doubt the 5th gen has as much power.
Old 09-11-2008, 11:42 AM
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For efficient, low-power speakers, I like JVC.
Old 09-13-2008, 06:10 PM
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Speakers are the most important part of your system so if youre going to upgrade only one part, this should be the part.

One thing to note tho - your stock speakers are made to play low frequencies strongly to make up for a lack of a subwoofer. However, they play midrange and highs poorly. So when you upgrade to good aftermarket speakers, theyre made to work with a sub and so they play mids and highs very well but wont have as much low frequency resposne as your stockers. So while the overall SQ will improve, you can lose some energy in subbass especially if youre not going to be running an amp.
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it may work if you have a very small amp
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