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camry_tuner
07-04-2006, 02:38 PM
i do plan on going active... i currently have focal 165v2 comps, but using the passive xover /w rainbow cal25 tweets. i want to run an active front stage off of my 7998, but i cant decide on what mid to use. the thread boner seems to tell me to get the aa polys because of best bang for buck kinda thing, but is there anything comparable in a similar price range? or is there something taht is worth spending more on? i have about 70w @ 4 ohms for each, so some suggestions would help. also, tweets in the sails, mids in the doors.

azbass
07-04-2006, 02:40 PM
find somthing off madisound.com

camry_tuner
07-04-2006, 03:10 PM
find somthing off madisound.com

well i hav no idea where to start looking... so what should i look for in a good set of mids?

spudracer326
07-04-2006, 03:11 PM
scan speak revelator...

bri487
07-04-2006, 03:16 PM
zapco rm-6b.165 mid. ******. if you want a little deeper sound go for the comp mid. i run mine active, i have the full on ref component set though, sounds incredable.

alphakenny1
07-04-2006, 06:10 PM
scan speak revelator...



zapco rm-6b.165 mid. ******. if you want a little deeper sound go for the comp mid. i run mine active, i have the full on ref component set though, sounds incredable.

did both of you guys actually read his post? he said something in the similar price range of AA poly mids. scan speak revs are way expensive and same goes for the zapco (plus zapco raw drivers probably won't be easy and cheap to come by).

i suggest dayton reference 4 ohm drivers. about $28 a pop or so. i think i might try those drivers just cuz they are so cheap. check out www.zaphaudio.com. great site for reviews on diy drivers.

also consider some seas drivers as well namely the CA18RNX, CA18RLY, L18. all are reasonably priced.

camry_tuner
07-05-2006, 05:06 AM
aha, i would actually be okay with spending a lil more if the speakers were worth it, but i dont hav like 200 to spend on each, but... those seas are all 8ohm, i wouldnt hav enough power for em =T

Bolognablake
07-05-2006, 08:50 AM
I run the Dayton RS 7" woofer. It puts out decent mid-bass in my un-deadened doors, so in a proper enclosure it should perform really well.

bri487
07-05-2006, 03:15 PM
i think just the ref blue cone mids retail for 257 or something like that.

alphakenny1
07-05-2006, 04:13 PM
those seas are all 8ohm, i wouldnt hav enough power for em =T

and what's wrong with 8 ohm? i had my old seas ca18rly running off of 35 watts and it played clean. nice midbass. definately enough power to get them going. seas drivers are really efficient. my lotus refs pound off of 75 watts. but hey i understand but just throwing out suggestions for you ;).

camry_tuner
07-05-2006, 05:47 PM
so 5 choices: dayton, those seas, aa poly

which would sound good /w the cal25? =P

alphakenny1
07-05-2006, 06:11 PM
i say you buy both the AA and daytons. both are pretty cheap. use both and keep the one you like. then just return the ones you want to get rid of. all you lose is shipping (~$10) but i think it's worth it since you will know which one is better.