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crazy4ozs
06-23-2006, 12:15 AM
hey guys, ive got a good friend who is offering me a "good deal" on a pair of ADS comps...ive never herd them, infact never even herd of the brand...can anyone tell me how they sound and what they compare to...thanks much

Beat_Dominator
06-23-2006, 12:18 AM
How much is this "good deal"? They probably aren't worth more than $50 :crap:

A/D/S/ didn't always **** but they have gone downhill after Directed bought em up :(

Echo42987
06-23-2006, 02:27 AM
A/D/S still makes really good products as far as I know!?

I just heard a pair of there speakers last week and they were incredible. There flagship lines still impress me!

Haven't heard much of their lower end stuff but they've always been a solid brand name but I do agree after directed bought them out it has been goin' downhill but not to bad yet!

-Nick-

FoxPro5
06-23-2006, 02:30 AM
I agree on DEI ruining the company (WTF else is new)...but I've heard the 346's and they are very repectable speakers that deserve consideration....nice smooth tweet, but lacks some body IMO.

takeabao
06-23-2006, 02:43 AM
What model?

A/D/S/ used to be one of the premier manufacturers in the car audio world...

danteBirosel
06-23-2006, 02:46 AM
yea, i also think it depends on the model he is gonna get.

adam71
06-23-2006, 05:25 AM
A/D/S used to make some of the BEST car audio amps in the business. I don't think they were ever considered to be a great speaker mfg. Not saying they didn't but their amps were their "bread and butter". :D

Ignatowski
06-23-2006, 06:19 AM
How much is this "good deal"? They probably aren't worth more than $50 :crap:

A/D/S/ didn't always **** but they have gone downhill after Directed bought em up :(


I would say that this wasent a well thought out statement......
ADS is and has been making excellent comps for years.
Directed as a whole have been making mediocra products
for the last 4-5 years......It seems alot of the larger companys
have gone to the crapper since the swap to US to Korean made
merchandise. I bought an Orion 2500D and I absolutly hate it so far
and I am contemplating on swapping it out for something US made


Which ADS model are you getting?
ADS offer great SQ and very smooth Audiophile SQ
and I myself was considering a set recently (346s)

Gary S
06-23-2006, 08:40 AM
It looks like DEI has tried to make the new ADS speakers nearly identical to the old ones... however, it looks like the new ones have metal cone mids, and the old were poly?

For what it's worth, average wholesale is around $350.00

crazy4ozs
06-23-2006, 09:50 AM
im not sure which model she is bringing, i wam finding out in 2 hours, ill let u guys no trhen :)...wel would be trading my type R comps for them

99StangGt
06-23-2006, 10:00 AM
A/D/S use to make awsome SQ speakers in the 70s and 80s. I had a pair of 320i speakers and they were great. I remember when DEi bought ads and the local shop here had nothing but problems with them and dropped the line.

Beat_Dominator
06-23-2006, 11:59 AM
I would say that this wasent a well thought out statement......


:p: I'm just not a fan, they haven't impressed me :(