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ryanbssc29
07-16-2006, 06:09 PM
Ok I have a Ford Explorer so all that will fit is 5 1/4's. I want to have very good sound, and I dont need alot of bass b.c thats why I have subs. I'm trying to stay under 800 for one set of comps for the front and coax's for the back, each being run off an amp. I know most people say that you should just keep stock in the back but since they are blown thats not an option. Basically I've been looking at MB Quart QSC, Boston Acoustics Pro50, and Diamond Audio S500s, but I'm open to other suggestions.

Starky
07-16-2006, 06:19 PM
make spacers so you can fit 6.5's in there

RumbleNTheTrunk
07-16-2006, 06:24 PM
Ok I have a Ford Explorer so all that will fit is 5 1/4's. I want to have very good sound, and I dont need alot of bass b.c thats why I have subs. I'm trying to stay under 800 for one set of comps for the front and coax's for the back, each being run off an amp. I know most people say that you should just keep stock in the back but since they are blown thats not an option. Basically I've been looking at MB Quart QSC, Boston Acoustics Pro50, and Diamond Audio S500s, but I'm open to other suggestions.
IMO

Front- Crystal CSC 50S
Back- Crystal SSX 510

Or

Front - Rainbow CS 230VAN
Rear - might be able to do another set for 800.

ryanbssc29
07-16-2006, 06:53 PM
How about Rainbow SLC's are they really as good as most say they are? More importantly are they compareable to thoose I've listed.

Eric111e
07-16-2006, 07:14 PM
For $800 you could get a set of germaniums and a amp

turn it up
07-16-2006, 07:16 PM
Front: Rainbow Germanium $450
Rear: Focal 130V2 $240

or

Front: Dynaudio System 220 MK II $440
Rear: MBQ QSC 213 $220

krouchchocolate
07-16-2006, 07:17 PM
morel hybrid ovations!

http://www.morelhifi.com/products/mob_2way_hybrid.html

konechiwa
07-16-2006, 07:31 PM
Boston Z5 (around 530ish on ebay)
Boston SX55 (about 130ish)

Those Z5/6's wail. Haven't heard the rainbows but i sure do loves those bostons.

ryanbssc29
07-17-2006, 02:06 PM
Is there someting that I can buy to make 6.5's fit my door, or would I have to make it myself?

AndyB
07-17-2006, 02:09 PM
Yeah, they're around quite a few places. I would just make them yourself though.

RumbleNTheTrunk
07-17-2006, 02:10 PM
Is there someting that I can buy to make 6.5's fit my door, or would I have to make it myself?
dremel? my past components never really fit so made them fit.

I would cut the hole out until they fit then make a ring out of mdf and screw the driver through the mdf/panel.

alphakenny1
07-17-2006, 02:52 PM
seas lotus reference > all :D

mikeyboc
07-17-2006, 02:57 PM
Boston Z5 (around 530ish on ebay)
Boston SX55 (about 130ish)

Those Z5/6's wail. Haven't heard the rainbows but i sure do loves those bostons.

I haven't heard the Seas or Rainbows, but I enjoyed the K2P's over the Z6's. I would love to take the Seas or Rainbows for a test drive, but can't find a shop or person who has them here.

WLDock
07-17-2006, 07:25 PM
seas lotus reference > all :D
I agree that those are great speakers.

ryanbssc29,
With a nice budget like that, have you considered an active system using raw diy drivers?

Mids: SEAS EXCEL NEXTEL - $115.10 each
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=1298710.14743&pid=1939
World class drivers used in some high end home speakers.

Tweets: SEAS 27 _ _ _ _ _ - $28.95 each
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=1298710.14743&pid=2138
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=1298710.14743&pid=2135
There is a lot of talk about this tweeter.

Rear Fill: SEAS CA15RLY -$50.70 each
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=1298710.14743&pid=1044
Can use any decent set back there. I suggested just a mid because I don't like full range rear speakers unless it is a DSP surround sound system. Too much high end pulls the image to the rear of the car as the speakers are pretty close to your ears. I would not run the speakers higher than 4-6KHz.

Crossover: AUDIO CONTROL 24xs
My guess is you will need a crossover to high pass the mids if your deck does not have it built in. This is a nice unit.

My guess is you plan to run the DIAMOND D6 amps to power these? If so that is good as they have a built in X-over that goes high enough to cover the 2-4KHz range. A D6300.4 bridged would be good for the front midsas they are 8 Ohms then, another D6300.4 to cover the tweeters and the rear mids. If you want more than two D6600.4 would be in order.

ryanbssc29
07-17-2006, 09:08 PM
I dont know man that seams like a whole lot of work, and I wouldnt be using the D6's for my speakers b.c they are running my subs. Also this may seem like a noob thing to ask, which it probably is, but how do i know if an amp runs at 8ohms, or in the Boston Acoustics case 3ohms?

ryanbssc29
07-18-2006, 01:23 AM
^^^?

99StangGt
07-18-2006, 08:51 AM
all amps will run 8 ohms. just the power rating goes down. all most all amps will run down to 2 ohms. as long as it hasnt been bridged.

WLDock
07-18-2006, 10:20 AM
I dont know man that seams like a whole lot of work, and I wouldnt be using the D6's for my speakers b.c they are running my subs. Also this may seem like a noob thing to ask, which it probably is, but how do i know if an amp runs at 8ohms, or in the Boston Acoustics case 3ohms?


An active system is a tad more work but offers MORE flexibility in term of adjusting the speaker crossover points and levels to sound best in the given vehicle. Whether you go ACTIVE or PASSIVE, you will have to mount all of the drivers, run wire to all of the drivers, and you will have to tune all of the drivers so, ANY STEREO SYSTEM you install in a car will need some work to get to sound good. If you are not up for it yourself then maybe get a qualified installer to do it? Or by no means should you drop $800 on speakers if thing won't be set up and installed to the level of the drivers you are dealing with.

What amps do you plan to run?

As far as the Ohms question...IF YOU DON"T KNOW, ASK. That is the purpose of these forums...there are NO such things as noob questions.

All amps will run 8 Ohm loads...it just reduces the amount of power the speaker will see...In contrast a 2 Ohm load will increase the amount of power the speaker will see...But, then you have to look at the speakers efficiency...that changes everything in terms of the actual output.
An efficient 8 Ohm speaker can be just as loud as an inefficient 4 Ohm speaker on the same amp! http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31

Anyway, sounds like you may not be comfortable with running an active system?
If so, many of the passive system suggestions should work for you. Just try to listen to as many brands as you can to see what sound you like because more than any other part in the system, speakers tend to sound the most different from brand to brand.

dimond
07-19-2006, 05:22 PM
y not keep it diamond and run the D971. ****** comps...

ryanbssc29
07-20-2006, 12:04 AM
b.c that amp cost like 1000 alone
^^^ my bad I thaught you were talking bout the d9 amp... i just dont feel like cuting holes in my doors.

pimpedout97x
07-20-2006, 12:15 AM
you dont have to. i have a 97 explorer as well. a 3/4" piece of mdf should be fine, get that, cut it a little bigger than the stock 6x8 speaker hole, screw it to the stock speaker hole as you would screw a 6x8 speaker to it. but before you actually screw it on where the stock speaker was, you have to cut a 6.5" hole in the piece of mdf. then u screw the 6.5" speaker to the mdf, and screw the mdf(speaker mounted in mdf) to the stock speaker location. vualla(spelling? lol) 6.5" components.

i have 2 sets of diamond audio d661s brand new forsale for 160 shipped if u want lol...