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mkell
08-25-2005, 07:10 PM
What components would be the best for under $500? I'm going for sound quality.

flakko
08-25-2005, 07:12 PM
pm ologyaudio. he says his top pair are like rainbow plats. im getting a set to review against my slc's

OlogyAudio
08-25-2005, 07:20 PM
pm ologyaudio. he says his top pair are like rainbow plats. im getting a set to review against my slc's

The plats are better overall.. I was just talking about detail... when I come out with my own custom drivers though... rainbow plat/ref look out here I come... :)

Anywho I would say more on the level of all around quality with the BA Z6... the Z6 gets louder -- mine have a smoother more accurate midbass -- a bit less 'punch' if the BA are in their other mode... -- the BA are a little more sensitive and take a little more power so they come out on top in terms of volume (just like the rainbow plats) -- but mine are in the same league as the platinum in terms of detail... so that makes up for the loss of SPL vs the BA z6... not to mention the price difference lol... :greedy:

mkell
08-25-2005, 07:21 PM
How much do the plats cost?

flakko
08-25-2005, 07:24 PM
a gazilion dollars. no really almost literally

http://www.speedsound.com/caraudio.asp?pg=products&specific=jncqhmkpc
http://www.speedsound.com/img/products/Rainbow%20CS%2026528%20Plat.jpg
and those are the 2003 versions.

SSS 18734
08-25-2005, 07:25 PM
why would you guys suggest a $2000 comp set when his budget is $500??? :confused:

with $500 theres a lot of great choices out there

flakko
08-25-2005, 07:26 PM
How much do the plats cost?
^^^ thas y

OlogyAudio
08-25-2005, 07:27 PM
How much do the plats cost?
http://www.speedsound.com/caraudio.asp?pg=products&specific=jncqhmkpc
and the z6...
http://store.yahoo.com/discountsonline/boacz66cosp.html
-- thats the cheapest I could find via froogle :)

Anywho... I can't advertise prices on the forums you would have to PM me and ask...

Hey mods I would be willing to pay for advertising and support the forums for sure... if I could do business on the forums ;) lol -- I'll be sending ya some money anyways when I actually MAKE some... at this point everything has just paid for my inventory :) -- atleast I have broken even now with my investment... -- as well as getting my car back to normal after it was broken into :( -- GET AN ALARM EVERYONE!!!

OlogyAudio
08-25-2005, 07:31 PM
why would you guys suggest a $2000 comp set when his budget is $500??? :confused:

with $500 theres a lot of great choices out there

It was just a comparison against some $2000 speakers... for some speakers that cost well under $500... -- granted the $2000 set is better :) -- but the BA aren't :P -- mine are arguably better than the BA z6.... or the BA z6 is arguably better than mine -- that is how they can be on the same playing field :) -- depends on tastes -- if you want louder -- or more detailed...

mkell
08-25-2005, 07:56 PM
I must be out of the loop or something, but what are your speakers that you keep talking about?

OlogyAudio
08-25-2005, 08:26 PM
I must be out of the loop or something, but what are your speakers that you keep talking about?
Check your pm box :)

3.5Max6spd
08-25-2005, 10:10 PM
Arc Audio ACS265's, 2ways -Rainbow made using cal 25 silk Professional series dome tweeter and a SLC/Pro hybrid mid, pretty efficient yet can handle gobs of power well, buttery smooth highs, snappy detailed mids with plenty of kick. Can get these way under that budget.
http://www.arcaudio.com/arc-05/speakers/acs_265.htm

Fate710
08-25-2005, 11:25 PM
Image Dynamics CS1.62 or CS1.64 or Image Dynamics CSX 62/64

digital mint
08-26-2005, 05:00 AM
Image Dynamics CS1.62 or CS1.64 or Image Dynamics CSX 62/64
X2

simon21
08-27-2005, 11:23 PM
Can I have a PM too?

Expy2000
08-27-2005, 11:29 PM
I have had these..

Focal Utopias, HEX S600s, DLS Iridiums..

My favorite so far, the Rainbow CMX's...

NICE!!!!!


:)

DIPayton
08-27-2005, 11:37 PM
Ology, just curious. I have seen a lot of your posts and you really know your stuff man. You are like the smartest I have seen in terms of overall knowledge about many different products. I am convinced. Do you got a site or anything? I want to see your stuff or something... just to get familiar with it and maybe read reviews from other people if you have any. Send me a PM, I guess.

and for the question of good comps for under $500, just look around and read some reviews. If you want great SQ type comps then everyone's opinion will be a little messed for you. SQ is a lot of personal tastes and judgement IMO. But make sure you get a good deal on them.

OlogyAudio
08-28-2005, 12:14 AM
Ology, just curious. I have seen a lot of your posts and you really know your stuff man. You are like the smartest I have seen in terms of overall knowledge about many different products. I am convinced. Do you got a site or anything? I want to see your stuff or something... just to get familiar with it and maybe read reviews from other people if you have any. Send me a PM, I guess.

and for the question of good comps for under $500, just look around and read some reviews. If you want great SQ type comps then everyone's opinion will be a little messed for you. SQ is a lot of personal tastes and judgement IMO. But make sure you get a good deal on them.

You have PM... I wish I could just pay caraudio for advertising... ;) *hint hint*