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JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 03:30 PM
Whats a good set of comps for around 200? Im upgrading from the kicker rs5c comps so just about anything would be a good upgrade. Im planning on getting the 6.5 drivers though because I want better midbass. Also selling the kicker comps if anyone is interested. And for the new drivers hopefully they are not too deep because my doors are a bit shallow.

fatryan
11-27-2005, 03:33 PM
i dont know prices, but focal, diamond, rainbow, seas, to name a few. i posted many threads about midbass when i was looking for comps and the response i got was that pretty much all comps lack midbass. youll need dedicated midbass drivers. i did however, hear that my MBQs have good midbass from a reliable source, so i got them and they do alright.

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 04:34 PM
anyone?

XtrmAudioCncpts
11-27-2005, 04:39 PM
what kind of power are you going to send it and what impedance are you looking for

Savstyle
11-27-2005, 04:40 PM
you could wait for the adire mid to be finshed, from what they have been saying this little mid will be insane.
http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=122538&page=18
check it out

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 04:44 PM
i will be using the kx450.2. I need them to be 4 ohms. So I will be able to give each side at least 100 watts. Not that I want to have to give them that much though.

XtrmAudioCncpts
11-27-2005, 04:49 PM
RE XXX mids?

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 04:52 PM
^^^ lol. First off I need comps. 2nd those things are way way way to deep and big for my doors.

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 06:58 PM
anyone? I mean I know comps dont have massive midbass but I need an upgrade to what I have now.

XtrmAudioCncpts
11-27-2005, 07:00 PM
cdt's

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 07:05 PM
well I have thought about those but I mean I already have the ef mids and from what I hear from those they dont have a lot of mid bass. Maybe with alot more power but I kinda want some efficient drivers.

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 07:08 PM
hey what about the GTO Comps? They look decent and are shallow.

http://jbl.com/car/products/product_detail.aspx?prod=GTO606C&cat=COS&ser=GTS

XtrmAudioCncpts
11-27-2005, 07:11 PM
are your doors sound deadened? that would give you better midbass responce

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 07:13 PM
actually the Power Series are not that much more expensive I might get those. Free shipping.

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 07:17 PM
well I plan on deadening them more if I buy a new set of comps.

JoseMCeee
11-27-2005, 07:18 PM
I might buy the Power Series comps to match my subs. They are pretty dam cheap. They have to be good since its JBL :)

XtrmAudioCncpts
11-27-2005, 07:18 PM
deaden first buy new stuff second trust me

bimma85
11-27-2005, 07:21 PM
you could wait for the adire mid to be finshed, from what they have been saying this little mid will be insane.
http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=122538&page=18
check it out
Tis made by them but it isn't theirs :)

deaden first buy new stuff second trust me
thats what im doing.....as soon as me and my buddy both have time. All I want for xmas is my own heated garage ;).

bikejunkie223
11-27-2005, 07:22 PM
Try sound deadening/ sealing your doors first, that made a HUGE difference in my car in the midbass dept. Second, make sure you have a good seal from the basket of the speaker to the door panel, if there is a gap midbass can be lost between the door and door panel rather than the sound being pumped into the car. I would try these two things before you condemn you Kickers. That said, if you want some shockingly good components, save up around $300 and buy Dls UP6's from Tplaya07 on here. They have incredible SQ, great midbass, and a very small magnet to make your mounting issues a breeze. www.dlsamerica.com

fatryan
11-27-2005, 08:25 PM
if your concerned with midbass, aside doing whats been mentioned (matting, sealing, etc), y dont you go to a shop, check out all the comps and see which ones have the midbass response youll like.

JoseMCeee
11-28-2005, 01:37 AM
i gess im going to fully deaden the doors first to see what that gives me. Egg carton foam, weather stripping and 40sq ft of SS should do the trick.

bikejunkie223
11-28-2005, 02:37 AM
All you need is to use a product like Dynamat Extreme, line the inside of the outer door skin with it, and then line the door metal (in place of the plastic moisture barrier) with a solid sheet, or at least sheets so all the holes are covered except where the speaker goes. Place strip caulking on the backside of the woofer, and on the front side of the basket (outside of the surround) so it will seal to the door panel. This should help your midbass dramatically. Stuffing the doors w/ foam is not very effective IMO, and expandable foam has a way of messing up body panels when it expands.

OlogyAudio
11-28-2005, 03:10 AM
Tis made by them but it isn't theirs :)

Thats right -- its ours :) -- and if dan takes too much longer with the prototype... :crying:

Raven
11-28-2005, 04:04 PM
Switch to a different buildhouse..

JoseMCeee
11-28-2005, 04:19 PM
im having the hardest time on finding egg carton foam...
I went to wallmart, home depot and the post office. Where can I buy some of this ****?

JoseMCeee
11-28-2005, 04:48 PM
anyone?

JoseMCeee
11-30-2005, 10:46 PM
well I did part of the job already. I was not able to find any egg carton foam but I got some foam sheets. I also put weather stripping on the bottom and top of the speakers to seal them off well. Then I prepped the holes in the doors with some duct tape so when I do get the deadnener. There was one part of the door that I will probably will not be able to seal off becuase the door/lock bars go across it. For the most part there is some improvement to the midbass. I was able to turn the crossover down on the amp quite a bit and there was no distortion in them. I would probably not see a huge jump of midbass untill I deaden the door tho.

ismelllikepoop
12-04-2005, 01:15 PM
you can get egg carton foam from partsexpress.com they are a pretty good company for diy audio stuff