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lil azn 06
09-21-2005, 06:37 AM
Hi once again,

Well i lost against bidding for the Focal Utopias :(. but my budget has grown to $500 for componet speakers (6 1/2). Are the Image Dynamincs CXS 64 still the best i can get? What about the Diamond Audio Hex series? The MB Quart Q series? Please remember, while i like it loud i care a lot about sound quality.

Also what ohms do i get, 2 or 4 ohms?

Thanks

cappy72
09-21-2005, 07:07 AM
i was considering the diamond hex series but I decided to go with a set of cdt ef-61 comps from djdilliondon ... might want to contact him and see what he can do for you....

ps... I havent gotten them yet but the deal that he gave me seemed reasonable

Fast GTO
09-21-2005, 09:52 AM
http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?p=1177824#post1177824

bigbangtheory
09-21-2005, 09:56 AM
Had the mb quart q series till they were stolen along with my whole **** car, but have to say was the best componet set ever heard. Was doing 156.4 in my system so needed something to keep up with. Peace!

squeak9798
09-21-2005, 11:03 AM
Look into OZ Audio, DLS, Arc Audio, Rainbow, Boston Acoustics and Memphis

Range Rover
09-21-2005, 01:27 PM
Rainbow CMX's

:)

Justintoxicated
09-21-2005, 03:39 PM
Hands down...DLS Iridium 6.2's Contact Tplaya07

Range Rover
09-21-2005, 06:01 PM
Hands down...DLS Iridium 6.2's Contact Tplaya07

I had the Iridiums, Utopias, S600s, Type Rs, Polys, hell you name it..

Rainbow CMX's win hands down...

but if you can't find a pair in the states, I second the tplaya for the DLSs


:)

lil azn 06
09-22-2005, 09:18 AM
okay,

So is there a website for the Rainbows? And where can i buy them

The DLS got a pretty bad rating in Car Audio mag.

Range Rover
09-22-2005, 01:28 PM
okay,

So is there a website for the Rainbows? And where can i buy them

The DLS got a pretty bad rating in Car Audio mag.


*** Car Audio mag, I have seen them put Sony comps over Focals and ID comps before..

The DLS's are GREAT!!!

For the rainbows, PM me for the name and company in Germany i got mine from..


:)

3.5Max6spd
09-22-2005, 06:59 PM
I had the Iridiums, Utopias, S600s, Type Rs, Polys, hell you name it..

Rainbow CMX's win hands down...


:)

How you like those aluminum domes? I havent head the CMX's yet...

Range Rover
09-23-2005, 12:50 PM
You know those alum domes are wicked..

For Rock they practically make my ears bleed.

.. the sound is crisper but not as smooth at the silks..

if that makes any since..


:)

lil azn 06
09-23-2005, 04:50 PM
pm sent to range rover for location and price.

Justintoxicated
09-23-2005, 10:52 PM
I love my DLS Iridiums, Rainbows "might" sound better depends alot on your install, the top of the line ones def have the potential, they are also 4x-6x as expensive...Dynaudio makes good comps too but also cost more, so does seas. If you got the extra $1000 for all means feel free to try them out, you won't be disapointed.

My Iridiums kick me in the chest and never miss a beat, the tweeters allow me to hear sounds that I never heard in songs before without becoming extreamly piercingly loud while doing it (they do get loud but don't hurt my ears)...and all i did was deaden my doors, I can't imagine having them in a real sealed enclosure like pods.

My only gripe is I now can hear when music is recorded crappy...CD's that I thoguht sounded good before just don't cut it...

**** Car Audio Mag if they dissed the Iridiums....Specs on paper != human ears....Aluminum tweeters will always show more accuracy on paper, but they hurt my ****ing ears.

I got my iridiums for $475 Show me a set of rainbows thats going to beat that for the money....

snb778
09-23-2005, 10:59 PM
Id say check out DLS, or Dynaudio....

3.5Max6spd
09-23-2005, 11:42 PM
I got my iridiums for $475 Show me a set of rainbows thats going to beat that for the money....

$500 Rainbow Profi's

Those DLS are nothing spectacular outside the 3way set with the 3" soft dome midrange IMO. Nice sounding set, but i dont deel the 2way versions are that nice.. Dont know what makes you think they only compare to the pricier Rainbow sets.

lil azn 06
09-24-2005, 12:40 PM
Rainbow Profis or Rainbow CMX?

Does anyone have a link to these speakers? Their manufactuter?

lil azn 06
09-25-2005, 03:32 PM
Okay Rainbows, or DLS, or CDTs or any other brand maybe (MB Quart Q series? ) I really would like to make a purchase this week if possible, so yeh. Thanks

Eugenics
09-25-2005, 03:39 PM
if i had it to do over, i'd get ologys


but tplaya07 is a very good person to do business with as well, and Iridiums kick major ***

twoohfour
09-25-2005, 03:42 PM
i vote Ology's as well.

dylan knows what he's doing for sure...

DiamondFanatic
09-25-2005, 03:48 PM
I really like my S600s's, and they are well within your price range. Cannot say how they stack up to the ology's or the rainbows as I have not heard either before.

twoohfour
09-26-2005, 02:07 AM
from excessive talking with Dylan, his xover design/quality seems to stack up around the same as the Rainbow Platinum line... as far as the drivers included, they are getting lots of nice reviews and brought to perfection by his xovers.

Eugenics
09-26-2005, 02:41 AM
from excessive talking with Dylan, his xover design/quality seems to stack up around the same as the Rainbow Platinum line... as far as the drivers included, they are getting lots of nice reviews and brought to perfection by his xovers.



when a 300 dollar set beats out a set of Z6's you tend to get some attention

lil azn 06
09-26-2005, 03:32 AM
Eh, thats the only thing that has me worried about the Ologys, the low price.

Sorry, im just very, very used to hearing and knowing from experience that you get what you pay for.

Eugenics
09-26-2005, 03:46 AM
dont worry, his prices will be spiking very soon since hes beeing picked up by SS, so you can pay double price if it makes you feel anybetter

lil azn 06
09-26-2005, 12:32 PM
wait, u already have the DLS Iridium 6.2s setup? How do they sound to you?

3.5Max6spd
09-26-2005, 01:13 PM
from excessive talking with Dylan, his xover design/quality seems to stack up around the same as the Rainbow Platinum line... as far as the drivers included, they are getting lots of nice reviews and brought to perfection by his xovers.

All I've seen so far is a lil' mess on some pieces of plywood....I'd like to see more.

Certainly nothing that looks like this.... And no insight whether they'll be as flexible as this- important for a passive setup in-car, particularly using DIY drivers...
http://car.rainbow-audio.de/products/technology.php?lan=2&pro=1&lin=2&kom=3


when a 300 dollar set beats out a set of Z6's you tend to get some attention

When did this happen? I've yet see a review from someone with a high end set of speakers to use as a reference.

Those are big claims, he's going to need testimony from users of alot better quality speakers than EDi's and SLC's. Or reviews from more knowledgeable members that have experience with the other products out there.