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hzsogood
06-19-2006, 12:44 AM
Looking for a few pair s for my car now and looking for some opinions for less than 500... Heard ..

jl xr's
diamond hex
mb quart ( ? model)

Thats about it

Fast1one
06-19-2006, 01:12 AM
Rainbow Germs FTW?

GrayMatter4tw
06-19-2006, 01:13 AM
if you used the search button you would find that most people spooge all over rainbow germaniums for the less than $500 component set, they go for like $450 or something like that

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 01:24 AM
if you used the search button you would find that most people spooge all over rainbow germaniums for the less than $500 component set, they go for like $450 or something like that


yEA I WAS BEING LAZY... Sory caps.. You live in ho town huh, fun place to VISIT and party :)

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 01:33 AM
Ive seen a few backwards prices what the better speaker the germs or the slc? And are these really that much better than the origonal 3 i mentioned

NJAV1
06-19-2006, 01:52 AM
Ive seen a few backwards prices what the better speaker the germs or the slc? And are these really that much better than the origonal 3 i mentioned
Germs are above the SLC in the food chain, CAL 25 tweet and a crossover that is very flexible. Don't take my word for it, see what the experts have to say. :D

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 02:01 AM
Well im looking for someone whos heard any of the 3 i mentioned... To me the germs are jl xrs clean , crisp , good mid , sometimes harsh...????

bri487
06-19-2006, 02:23 AM
zapco reference

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 02:23 AM
zapco reference


how much ?

bri487
06-19-2006, 02:24 AM
how much ?

retail is expensive but dealers can do better than that. check your local dealers.

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 02:27 AM
retail is expensive but dealers can do better than that. check your local dealers.


Dont have any:crap: , but then again we dont have focal, morel, diamond,boston or rainbow dealers either

alphakenny1
06-19-2006, 02:27 AM
look into Dynaudio, Seas Lotus, and DLS.

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 02:30 AM
look into Dynaudio, Seas Lotus, and DLS.


yea i said under 500 not 5000:D

spudracer326
06-19-2006, 02:30 AM
I have the gems and they are a very smooth, mellow speaker.....THe midbass is plenty strong and the tweeter is awsome not one bit harsh, yet very detailed and crisp....the best part if your gonna rum em passive though is the crossover....it is very adjustable....

alphakenny1
06-19-2006, 02:33 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-DLS-IRIDIUM-6-2-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ9743110553QQcategoryZ32819QQssPa geNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

some dynaudio sets can be had easily for under $500.

also lotus performance is easily under $500 brand new at mobilesq and used sets of the lotus reference set can be had around $500.

bri487
06-19-2006, 02:35 AM
the references can probably be had for around 500 if you caught the dealer on the right day. i run mine active through a zapco 650.6 DC and they sound absolutly incredable, but i have heard them through their own crossovers and they are still in my top 3 favorites.

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 02:36 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-DLS-IRIDIUM-6-2-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ9743110553QQcategoryZ32819QQssPa geNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

some dynaudio sets can be had easily for under $500.

also lotus performance is easily under $500 brand new at mobilesq and used sets of the lotus reference set can be had around $500.


Yea id love a pair of iridums.. Just not crazy about buying off ebay tho :crap:

krouchchocolate
06-19-2006, 02:37 AM
morel?

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 02:41 AM
Dont have any:crap: , but then again we dont have focal, morel, diamond,boston or rainbow dealers either


Yea ...

alphakenny1
06-19-2006, 02:44 AM
then your only chioce is used stuff from the classifieds or buy off people like 6spd and mobilesq.

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 02:45 AM
how much do utopias run

dumblude
06-19-2006, 03:49 AM
utopias be 3500ish

headless
06-19-2006, 09:25 AM
another Germaniums FTW :D

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149933

addisdar
06-19-2006, 10:02 AM
You can get a set of the OZ Audio ME 180's for that price.

FoxPro5
06-19-2006, 11:09 AM
There's a guy on here from Duluth IIRC....he's a dealer for Eclipse for sure....don't know what else he has. Pretty sure he has a shop up there somewhere. Want to say it's Auto Audio??

GrayMatter4tw
06-19-2006, 11:16 AM
Ho town is the place to be
still plenty of opportunities to get loaded with folks in the summer but the lame factor is quite increased, although theres plenty **** to do around here, and surprisingly still some fine specimens.
Where you from in wisconsin, or as my housemate calls it U-DUBYA

My vote is still for the germs
I'm going to talk to don sometime this week and order me some rainbows I've never heard, probably SLC's though.
People say they put more expenive components to shame so I'm game.

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 12:37 PM
There's a guy on here from Duluth IIRC....he's a dealer for Eclipse for sure....don't know what else he has. Pretty sure he has a shop up there somewhere. Want to say it's Auto Audio??


Yea it was probably jim (jimmyjames) , i live in duluth and worked at auto audio :)

RumbleNTheTrunk
06-19-2006, 02:17 PM
Looking for a few pair s for my car now and looking for some opinions for less than 500... Heard ..

jl xr's
diamond hex
mb quart ( ? model)

Thats about it
http://cgi.ebay.com/DIAMOND-AUDIO-D971-D9-6-5-7-COMPONENT-SYSTEM-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ9741396344QQihZ008QQcategoryZ32819QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'd get those....little more but there made by Morel and would be worth it.

6spdcoupe
06-19-2006, 06:28 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/DIAMOND-AUDIO-D971-D9-6-5-7-COMPONENT-SYSTEM-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ9741396344QQihZ008QQcategoryZ32819QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'd get those....little more but there made by Morel and would be worth it.


Morel made??? LMAO who told you that?

BaseSteala112
06-19-2006, 09:30 PM
I have no compliants about the XR's.

snb778
06-19-2006, 09:49 PM
MB Quart QSD 216 FTW

You can find those under 500 on the net, and they are dead **** speakers. I have the Premiums and they are sweeeet. The only reason I dont have Q's is because I'm too poor :(. I've heard them on more than one occasion, and they're extremely smooth and detailed. I know people accuse MBQ of having bright highs, but when tuned properly, the highs blend perfectly. If I had 500 bucks layin around, I'd hit up the QSD's. If you can't find em under 500, then get the QSC's..


i talked to my guy today...he said he can get me the QSD's...but for under 500 on the net with a MBQuart warranty....will be very hard to find.....MAYBE 1 year...MOSTLY 30-90 days...and for a 500+ dollar pair of speakers...that warranty is KEYYYY

its not what you know...its who you know....if I get these MB's...I can get more for lets say.....450 shipped with full warranty...but I have to get mine first :-)

Echo42987
06-19-2006, 10:29 PM
My boston Acoustics Z6's

-Nick-

JoeHemi57
06-19-2006, 11:07 PM
what about Seas Lotus performance?

hzsogood
06-20-2006, 12:46 AM
jl zr's vs rainbow germs....

hzsogood
06-20-2006, 02:28 AM
i see rainbow has $10,000 components..... Do they top the list for the highest priced comps???? The closest i can think of is morel or focal and there only at the $4k range :)

FoxPro5
06-20-2006, 09:50 AM
i see rainbow has $10,000 components..... Do they top the list for the highest priced comps???? The closest i can think of is morel or focal and there only at the $4k range :)

They're up there, but there are more spendy ones. Hell you can spend that much on diamond studded tweeters :crazy:

Which set do your ears like??

Gary S
06-20-2006, 04:03 PM
If you can find Focal Polykevlar series around wholesale, they might be in that price range.

OnYrMrk
06-30-2006, 11:49 AM
i see rainbow has $10,000 components..... Do they top the list for the highest priced comps???? The closest i can think of is morel or focal and there only at the $4k range :)


Focal No7Be 3-way with the Crossblock Retail: $7500 it is their most expensive set.

RS audio has a set of components that are about the $10000 mark too.

6spdcoupe
06-30-2006, 11:52 AM
jl zr's vs rainbow germs....


from the reviews Ive gotten/heard its not even a comparison.

hzsogood
06-30-2006, 11:55 AM
from the reviews Ive gotten/heard its not even a comparison.


in whos favor?

6spdcoupe
06-30-2006, 11:56 AM
Rainbow of course. ;)