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BDD
08-06-2005, 11:02 AM
Just thought I would share a quick impression of my new speakers here.

I talked to OlogyAudio and he pointed me in the direction of the Dayton RS180 7" Midrange mated with the Dayton RS28A-4 tweeter, along with his custom designed crossovers.

Previously in my truck I had the eD6500 component set and was fairly happy with them other than they got 'harsh' at high volumes. I must say after installing the Dayton's with the Ology crossovers, it was like night and day. You have to remember I used all the stock locations of the drivers so the mid is at the bottom of the door while the tweeter is at the top.

Speaker Build:
The Dayton's are some heavy duty speakers
that's for sure. The only drawback is the size of the drivers, the tweet's needed a 3 1/4" cutout, so they are a tight squeeze in the factory location (had to get out the hole saw). Other than the installation pain, the speakers are worth the low cost, the speakers are around 80 bucks a side. These are some very well made speakers.

Crossover Build:
I received Ology's crossover yesterday and was impressed with the solidity of the design. Very well built and all high quality components on board.

Listening Impressions:
Wow. I was taken aback at the difference the Dayton's had over the eD's. The soundstage jumped up to where it's 'supposed' to be, and the music became much more 'spacious' and defined WITHOUT having the harshness usually associated with a rigid cone, and metal dome tweeter. The midbass is smoother than than the eD's while the high's are extremely detailed and precise. I ran these with the eD crossovers for about a week, and was content in the decision to change speakers out, but then I put the Ology crossovers on them, and the speakers really came alive. Much better staging and delivery. They are not truly broken in yet, so I am sure this will only get better.

Cost:
(2) Dayton RS180: $65.40
(2) DAYTON RS28A-4 1-1/8" ALUMINUM DOME TWEETER: $93.30
OlogyAudio Crossovers: $150
Total: $308.70

Overall:
I am very pleased with the setup I have in the truck now, my whole system blends much better now and the the music has become less harsh and more 'musical'. For the relative low cost involved I would recommend this setup to anyone. Especially when you figure for 300 dollars you will not get anything in my opinion that sounds as good in a component set.

I'm not a very good reviewer so if anyone has any questions, let me know and I will answer them the best that I can.

Derek

ngsm13
08-06-2005, 11:49 AM
Sweet, glad to hear good things coming from Ology. I need to get in contact with him.

NG

Berry47
08-07-2005, 03:56 PM
This makes me very curious.... I own the rs180's and was unpleases with the midrange response. They were run off around 40 watts and I used the crossover on my amp. I'm beginning to think that my amp crossover was the weak point in my setup. My cdt's just sound a ton better then the daytons did. Any thoughts.....

OlogyAudio
08-07-2005, 05:08 PM
This makes me very curious.... I own the rs180's and was unpleases with the midrange response. They were run off around 40 watts and I used the crossover on my amp. I'm beginning to think that my amp crossover was the weak point in my setup. My cdt's just sound a ton better then the daytons did. Any thoughts.....
If ran active these need a *TON* of EQ... and need to be low passed under 1.8khz 4th order or higher

noob with an RS
08-30-2005, 07:02 PM
need more reviews!!!

OlogyAudio
08-30-2005, 08:22 PM
need more reviews!!!

One guy that got the cheaper version -- one of the midwoofers UPS killed :( -- But he has the one side in and loves it... More coming as people get stuff installed :)

I'm launching my high end home audio side of business now too :) -- Got one of the best woodworkers I've ever seen working with me -- real artist... First sets I'm going to churn out are going to be… well pretty high priced :)... Have the prototype design completed... now it is just about getting it built and tweaking :)

Have some much cheaper mini monitors I'm working on too...

Mainly been focusing on this side of business this week... as well as working on the custom drivers -- and I've been talking with one of our favorite subwoofer brands (who expressed interest in me) about them being a distributor of my component sets. :D

Good stuff huh?

noob with an RS
08-30-2005, 08:29 PM
seriously.. all i need to know is if i put your ology components in my car, can you guarantee i wouldn't even want to put my infinity perfect 6.1 components bacc in?

OlogyAudio
08-30-2005, 09:21 PM
seriously.. all i need to know is if i put your ology components in my car, can you guarantee i wouldn't even want to put my infinity perfect 6.1 components bacc in?

Unless you are crazy -- or you found som1 localy that was like this: :eek: -- and offered you $800 for the set :) -- and you needed something to tide you over... There is no way in your right mind that you would want to put that infinity 6.1 back in... Even for the cheaper set...

noob with an RS
08-30-2005, 09:51 PM
****.. thats some confidence there.. buy up everybody!

req
08-30-2005, 10:42 PM
so where are the pictures of this stuff?

OlogyAudio
08-31-2005, 12:06 AM
Just send me a PM if you want links to pictures...

:) -- Also -- more reviews are coming but I'm working on getting www.ologyaudio.com up and going... -- which comes well behind my other priorities at the moment of a fairly large (for me atleast) distribution deal that will help get me jumpstarted a little better... and my home audio side of business that is just now starting and gaining speed FAST...

:)

I would post my review page here... I don't want to trouble the moderators any more than I have to...

Granted I won't forget their kindness in letting me as vocal as I am :) -- Granted it DOES do the forum members a great service having my product out there... More competition -- lower prices :)