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aggybong
06-18-2005, 04:22 AM
I previously had Infinity Kappa 62.5i's, and I really liked how they sound minus the lack of midbass. I now need to replace them, and I want to go for components. Money is a bit of an issue; I only have $150 to spend. They will be powered by a 2x100w amp, so something around there would be nice.

I was considering buying Oz Vectors a few months ago, but I never go around to finding a place that had them, and now I still can't. Oh, and the max depth my car can handle is 2.75 inches :(

Mackenzie
06-18-2005, 05:00 AM
The pg octane zr components are a definate upgrade from the infinity components. Much better midbass, and just as clear, if not clearer.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32819&item=5783060584&rd=1

aggybong
06-18-2005, 05:51 AM
Never heard of them, any good?

acousticguitar
06-18-2005, 06:19 AM
should sound better than the kappas.

aggybong
06-18-2005, 06:24 AM
Interesting, guess I'll mark those down as a possible. Can that tweeter be surface mounted?

Any other suggestions? Possibly with higher power handling?

Mackenzie
06-19-2005, 12:50 AM
The octane zrs can handle that 100 watts with no problem, but if you want more powerhandling, then these will do the trick. The tweeter is detachable.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32819&item=5783060392&rd=1

Mackenzie
06-19-2005, 12:53 AM
Never heard of them, any good?

Youve never heard of phoenix gold :rolleyes: Well anyways they will sound way better than your infinitys. I should know, since I started out with the infinitys in my car first.

JimJ
06-19-2005, 12:53 AM
DIY :D :naughty: :veryhapp:

aggybong
06-19-2005, 12:53 AM
I've heard of Phoenix Gold, sure, but for their amps, not their components.

Mackenzie
06-19-2005, 01:00 AM
Well they sound much better than the infinity speakers all the way around, if that answers your question. More midbass, tweeter isnt harsh.

bamaboy
06-19-2005, 01:10 AM
maybe some polk components the momo's are good but i think they are a little more than 150$, the polk db's are supposed to be decent for a good price, re components are somewhere around 150$ dont know depth of them,

aggybong
06-19-2005, 01:30 AM
I should have asked this earlier, but...how can you find the max depth your car can hold? I was told 2.75inches was the max. It's a 1995 Toyota Camry.

96pfinderSE
06-19-2005, 01:42 AM
look at alpine type r's.

squeak9798
06-19-2005, 09:34 PM
I was considering buying Oz Vectors a few months ago, but I never go around to finding a place that had them, and now I still can't. Oh, and the max depth my car can handle is 2.75 inches :(


Contact a member on here with the username Tplaya07. He can get you OZ Audio for great prices. The Vectors from him are well within your price range, and frankly a very good option.

Prowler573
06-19-2005, 09:57 PM
#1) You do not have to go with drivers that are 2.75" depth or shallower. You can make spacers for your door panel if you end up with components that are too deep to flush-mount them. Just an idea I thought I'd throw out there.

#2) Are you looking to buy new or would a used set suit you if they price/quality was adequate? One of the Diamond Audio M6 sets I have I got from eBay ~ they came complete with everything that DAT supplied with them when new and the original owner supplied two invoices showing where they were both installed and uninstalled from his ride by an authorized Diamond dealer. Obviously very well taken care of and I got them for $140.08 after figuring in shipping.

If used will satisfy you just have a look around eBay as well as the classifieds section of this forum and others and you'd most likely easily find something that ya like for the $$$ you have to spend.

aggybong
06-19-2005, 10:10 PM
I'm a very ****** carpenter and even making something as simple as a spacer is far too advanced for me. Are there any places that sell pre-made ones? :)

As for used...I'd rather not, but if it's a good set I might be able to look past that. I guess I should check out ebay, though searching is a ***** when you don't know what you want.

aggybong
06-19-2005, 10:12 PM
Contact a member on here with the username Tplaya07. He can get you OZ Audio for great prices. The Vectors from him are well within your price range, and frankly a very good option.

Yea, I've contacted him, but after looking at Oz's site, I see they have a new model. Am I mistaken, or didn't the old ones used to be able to handle 75w rms? The new ones can only do 50w.

How are the eD 6000s? Those are in my price range as well.

Ignatowski
06-19-2005, 10:15 PM
hit up Dessertheat on some Auras
@ 135.00 the MR52s he was selling are smokin,esp with lots fo power

squeak9798
06-20-2005, 12:01 AM
Yea, I've contacted him, but after looking at Oz's site, I see they have a new model. Am I mistaken, or didn't the old ones used to be able to handle 75w rms? The new ones can only do 50w.


People underestimate the power of power :D Seriously, I only have 50w running to my current comps, and they can get louder than most people would ever need. I used to be a "throw huge power at your speakers" kinda guy.....but my recent experiences have really changed that. Big power isn't necessarily needed. Even the mids I was running before now would really throw down and sound awesome with only 50w on them.


So, don't rule them out because of a "low" power handling.