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bamaboy
06-23-2006, 03:43 PM
they are cool, comes with about anything you would ever need to install them, all kind of adapters and screws

pics will be later or tonight

deff some nice speakers

BigWill
06-23-2006, 03:47 PM
**** can't wait to pick mine up tonight!!!

mike75356
06-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Yep there the ****

yacoub
06-23-2006, 04:57 PM
Is there any downside to "underpowering" these by running them off the headunit's power? I mean aside from audio quality / loudness. Are speaker drivers like electric motors where underpowering them could actually cause them to overheat?

bamaboy
06-23-2006, 05:11 PM
no harm from underpowering them, but they will be a waste of money unless you amp them

got 1 side in, i have to go to work now...maybe ill get the other sid ein tonight :(

pics will come sometime, i just took the card out of my gaming computer, and i dont have nothing for my cell phone to transfer on this POS, i dont feel like hooking up the camera either

yacoub
06-23-2006, 05:14 PM
waste of money as in sound WORSE than the crappy stock speakers in my civic? that would take skill to sound that bad! lol ;)

i am aware they will sound even better with some more wattage thrown their way (might pick up a JL 300/2 for them, especially if the HU doesn't seem good for powering them) but i am hoping i can at least get by with them for a while on the HU.

Pyro_By_Nature
06-23-2006, 05:18 PM
Ummm, sorry.BUt you're SERIOUSLY wasting your time trying to run a set of pro's off of headunit power.Which will likely be 10-12 watts rms per side.

Please keep in mind, these speakers like/need 200-400 watts rms PER SIDE to really come alive.Otherwise you might as well just settle with a coaxial you like the sound of.

To the original poster, I can't wait to see pics! :D

FoxPro5
06-23-2006, 05:28 PM
Is there any downside to "underpowering" these by running them off the headunit's power? I mean aside from audio quality / loudness. Are speaker drivers like electric motors where underpowering them could actually cause them to overheat?

Yep...namely destroying them :crap: Too little power has never killed any speaker, but distortion and user neglegence does all the time. You could run them off 12 watts of clean/unclipped power, but then you probably wouldn't enjoy low volume listening now would you.

konechiwa
06-23-2006, 09:00 PM
Bamaboy how do they compare to the SLC's

bamaboy
06-23-2006, 10:54 PM
well at the moment only have the right side hooked up, they sound **** nice

pics when i resize them

bamaboy
06-23-2006, 11:04 PM
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/9074/p62300134nf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/8990/p62300157yu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
the security tape from boston still intact
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/2001/p62300165iw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/3180/p62300172ro.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

now that all the stupid pics are out of the way here are the real ones

bamaboy
06-23-2006, 11:07 PM
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3033/p62300184jm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/5900/p62300198br.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/6237/p62300202np.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2074/p62300210ss.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/557/p62300223vo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3835/p62300233qj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ruger
06-23-2006, 11:11 PM
nice, i allways wanted those but 599 gulp.....

baseballer1100
06-23-2006, 11:11 PM
I want those.

bamaboy
06-23-2006, 11:21 PM
to me they are very nice with just one side hooked up, good midbass so far, need the other hooked up, and can break them in a little

baseballer1100
06-23-2006, 11:24 PM
Where did you purchase them from?

bamaboy
06-23-2006, 11:29 PM
12v kings on ebay, 330$ for them with 2 day air ups

bamaboy
06-23-2006, 11:30 PM
i will get some pics of a mid aganist a XXX6.5 in a few, camera batts are recharging

the XXX dwarfs it :(, but pro60s FTW, because XXX dosent fit

baseballer1100
06-24-2006, 12:08 AM
12v kings on ebay, 330$ for them with 2 day air ups

Thats sweet. Let me know how they sound with the mts.

bamaboy
06-24-2006, 12:15 AM
yes cam with a 5x7 plate and some other adapters/spacers

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6070/p62300013xo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9905/p62300030uk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3923/p62300044bx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

baseballer1100
06-24-2006, 12:16 AM
Those xxxs are huge....

bamaboy
06-24-2006, 12:22 AM
trust me, they are worth the extra over the money you were wanting to spend

2LouDFoRThiS
06-24-2006, 01:43 AM
i got my PRO 60's today too. **** my webcam *****..

bamaboy
06-24-2006, 01:46 AM
hey rocky how are you mounting yours? stock locations, kick panels, and how are you doing the tweent? i flushed mine with a 1 3/4" hole saw looks good, but im thinking of not putting the grill on the tweet, it dosent look as good,
but protection FTW, i like the way the tweet mounts to everythign, althought my friends could twist it and take it with them as a joke if they ever learn how :(

2LouDFoRThiS
06-24-2006, 01:52 AM
hey rocky how are you mounting yours? stock locations, kick panels, and how are you doing the tweent? i flushed mine with a 1 3/4" hole saw looks good, but im thinking of not putting the grill on the tweet, it dosent look as good,
but protection FTW, i like the way the tweet mounts to everythign, althought my friends could twist it and take it with them as a joke if they ever learn how :(

im probably gonna put them in the stock location because my kicks are used for my eu-700's .. not sure how im gonna do the tweets .. but i think i'll put the grill on .. my friends are high sometimes .. they might **** around with it .. lol ..these speakers are so powerful but yet dere such a nice size .. i love that ..

Echo42987
06-24-2006, 02:05 AM
I love my Pro60's Boston Makes amazing speakers hands down!

-Nick-

9512ds
06-24-2006, 02:09 AM
i used to have that fossil wallet... and if its not fossil mine looked exactly like that

Kickerkitty
06-24-2006, 02:52 AM
These pics took me back to when I bought mine a few months back. I have been trying to spread the word, these speakers are amazing. To the guy who wanted to know about HU power. Off of my 880PRS I used them for a week on HU power. The accuracy was there but forget about anything besides acoustical music. After a week I was sick of it, they only start to get loud at the top of the HU power range. Not worth it in my opinion.

bamaboy
06-24-2006, 10:26 AM
i used to have that fossil wallet... and if its not fossil mine looked exactly like that

yup:naughty:

bamaboy
06-24-2006, 10:13 PM
update... just got done installing the other side and tweaking it a bit

these can handle way more lows than the SLC's, i can cross them at 50hz and crank them, they have no problem, the SLC's would egt nasty at 50hz, but at 80hz they were perfect, im just going to leave the pros at 80hz anyway, no need for 50hz crossover on my setup

the midbass is alot more punchier and better than the SLC's, more pronounced

Tweets are loud, they are harsher than the silks on the rainbow, i was expecting it though, but it isnt bad really at all to me

i would deff take the over my SLC's any day of the week, because i was looking for something loud that still sounded good and could hold some wattage, the pro 60's fit nice, SLC's are cheaper and you get the rainbow warranty if you buy from 6spd :D

oh yea, didnt change anything in the install except speakers and amps, no extra deadening added or anything like that since the rainbows were taken out


but, i still wonder how the germs would compare :(

mids in stock location, tweeter up above it somewhere :crap:
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8434/06240619474kl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

it works great like this, the tweet isnt harsh really unless you stick you head right in the front middle where they are both pointed

bamaboy
06-25-2006, 02:32 AM
ss damplifier, outside frame and inside frame

dkmesa
06-25-2006, 02:39 AM
Very nice, I'll be picking up a pair soon enough. What are you running them with? I was thinking Orion 4002 or 8002 for mine

Kickerkitty
06-25-2006, 02:52 AM
Does it really help? And how much u think it would cost me to do mine?

In my car it was a necesity, my pro60's beat the **** out of my doors. I am using 6 layers...

bamaboy
06-25-2006, 12:58 PM
i have 2 layers on the outside 1 on the inside

jluv
06-25-2006, 01:19 PM
I love mine. The screws they come with are a joke, though.

bamaboy
06-25-2006, 02:10 PM
ha, dont get me started, stupid hex bit, i stripped out like 5, had to take them out with pliers :(, i got in a hurry with the power drill:(

found some phillips heads and went to town

2LouDFoRThiS
06-25-2006, 02:19 PM
the pro'ssssssss are CRAZY .. i got mine in as well ..

bamaboy
06-25-2006, 02:30 PM
the mid surprised me on how much it can take over the SLC's

what did you have in before the pros?

you have yours at about 150-200per side or what?

BigWill
06-26-2006, 11:47 PM
hey how many watts are you guys running them at? I just got one side in and I put 300rms to it and crossed over at 80hz it seems to make popping noise out of the woofer when bass hits. I had to lower the gain on them to make them stop.

2LouDFoRThiS
06-27-2006, 02:14 AM
the mid surprised me on how much it can take over the SLC's

what did you have in before the pros?

you have yours at about 150-200per side or what?

i had infinity perfects before the pros .. but my friend was willing to buy them off me so i could upgrade .. they sound much better the infinitys .. get louder thats for sure.. im givin them 150-175 each .. works rather nicely .. i think 300 is way too much if anyeone is doing that ..

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 02:20 AM
i dont know if they are getting exactly 300watts, but i havnt seen any popping yet, i crossed them at 50hz pretty loud and they were moving but no popping

BigWill
06-27-2006, 02:27 AM
hmm... would no sounddeadening cause this? Would sounddeadening make the speakers handle more power without distorting?

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 02:37 AM
could, depends on the type of crossover too, 12db 24db, would let more through or not

could be alot of things

snb778
06-27-2006, 02:37 AM
do you guys know how to bi-amp a set of comps....do you just hook up the tweets to 1 crossover, and the mids to the other????

also,...you said they give some good midbass....does your rear view mirror shake with just your midbass..because i have never heard a good set of mids really, and now i have these mbq's...i turned up the bass a lot on them, and they really didnt make much bass....haha, i dont know if im just expecting to much or what.

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 02:42 AM
actually they did shake the mirror, a very little bit but it was shaking

snb778
06-27-2006, 02:45 AM
ok, see i was under the impression that good midbass will be almost as loud as your subs..only higher frequ. shows you how info on here is taken sometimes.

Kickerkitty
06-27-2006, 05:13 AM
hey how many watts are you guys running them at? I just got one side in and I put 300rms to it and crossed over at 80hz it seems to make popping noise out of the woofer when bass hits. I had to lower the gain on them to make them stop.

I had the same thing, I now run 150 per side with no issues.

BigWill
06-27-2006, 01:21 PM
I guess I'll just set my gains to 200rms each. BTW 300rms each is WAY to LOUD for my ears. :crazy:

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 01:34 PM
i might have them crossed at 100hz dont remember now, i dont know how much they can take :crap: trying to set my gain a little bit ago

alphakenny1
06-27-2006, 01:40 PM
you should be able to cross them around 80hz. most mids can take an 80hz xover pt.

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 01:43 PM
Bama I been meaning to ask you. How much louder are your 2 15s than your 1 18?
a good bit

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 01:44 PM
you should be able to cross them around 80hz. most mids can take an 80hz xover pt.
yea, i am toying with them right now, running 300rms per side im not sure how much they will like it

alphakenny1
06-27-2006, 01:46 PM
i'm sure those bostons should be able to handle 300. also remember your speakers won't be seeing rated output of the amp most of the time. so having that extra headroom will bring out some dynamics. headroom rules!!

snb778
06-27-2006, 02:34 PM
the max rating on them is 250....i cant believe people are throwing 300+ at them daily, and sounding good. Im really thinkin about getting some now. Im going to have to figure out how to make them fit in my kicks now...the cutout is to big for them right now.

BigWill
06-27-2006, 02:48 PM
300rms seems like i am pushing it too hard on my set. I have it crossed over at 80hz. I had to turn down the gain to avoid distortion.

snb778
06-27-2006, 02:53 PM
you doin 300 a side, or total?

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 03:13 PM
300rms seems like i am pushing it too hard on my set. I have it crossed over at 80hz. I had to turn down the gain to avoid distortion.
how much power does that SS amp put out @3ohms?

i havnt cranked the gain yet to see how much tey can take, im trying to make it where i can hear some words :(

FoxPro5
06-27-2006, 03:14 PM
I personally ran 425watts per side to my old MB Quart Premiums - which is a similar speaker. They are rated at 110 rms. I sold those speakers after about 1.5 years and they still looked new and sounded new when I sold them. Power will not kill your speakers YOU WILL!!!

snb778
06-27-2006, 03:23 PM
see I dont have any more power available. And if i run full gain, and crank it...ill probably get some distortion...right?

BigWill
06-27-2006, 03:27 PM
how much power does that SS amp put out @3ohms?

i havnt cranked the gain yet to see how much tey can take, im trying to make it where i can hear some words :(

Im guessing it does 300x2@3ohm since it does 200x2@4ohm and 400x2@2ohm. Same as your orion bama.

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 03:28 PM
i dont know how accurate it is, but you could be your clipping the amp

FoxPro5
06-27-2006, 03:36 PM
Im guessing it does 300x2@3ohm since it does 200x2@4ohm and 400x2@2ohm. Same as your orion bama.

200 x 4 = 800/3 = 266 watts ;)

Set your gains correctly....it's NOT a volume knob!!!!!!! http://www.resnet.trinity.edu/areynol1/gain.htm

superdooperman
06-27-2006, 04:03 PM
200 x 4 = 800/3 = 266 watts ;)

Set your gains correctly....it's NOT a volume knob!!!!!!! http://www.resnet.trinity.edu/areynol1/gain.htm

Yup, someone beat me to it. There was a few posts up there that really scared me. Cranking the gain doest make the volume go up, it makes speakers blow up.

Running full gain will get you tons of distortion, regardless of the amp.

aie.

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 04:19 PM
i didnt per say mean crank the gain, i just havnt tried to find the max yet

BigWill
06-27-2006, 04:22 PM
200 x 4 = 800/3 = 266 watts ;)

Set your gains correctly....it's NOT a volume knob!!!!!!! http://www.resnet.trinity.edu/areynol1/gain.htm

Sqrt(Power*Resistance) = Voltage I used that formula and set it to 250watts. (250x3)Sqrt= 27.38volts

bamaboy
06-27-2006, 04:24 PM
eww gain tutorial