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brypink
07-29-2006, 04:04 PM
That's right...I FINALLY (after over a month) got them from FedEx today!!!! I had to go pick them up, because again they would have not been delivered today.

Now I got to see if they will fit...there's that chance they wont. :crap:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01293.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01292.jpg

jeeper07
07-29-2006, 04:07 PM
what are we lookin at ?? i dont see ne thing ?

MiSeRy
07-29-2006, 04:08 PM
what are we lookin at ?? i dont see ne thing ?

x2

Chevillac
07-29-2006, 04:09 PM
I dont get it. also link to original thread?

2loud4u
07-29-2006, 04:09 PM
Pics or :ban:

Safe-N-Sound215
07-29-2006, 04:10 PM
what are we lookin at ?? i dont see ne thing ?

x3...All I see is three x's:crap:


Fix your pics or:ban:

brypink
07-29-2006, 04:11 PM
That's odd...they are working for me. :D

turn it up
07-29-2006, 04:12 PM
those are lovely looking tweets! You're trying to fit it in 6.5? Let me know how that works out.

brypink
07-29-2006, 04:13 PM
Can you see them now?

turn it up
07-29-2006, 04:14 PM
wtf now is gone once refresh

brypink
07-29-2006, 04:16 PM
Well Fvck...I am at a lost. :crap:

They are working for me...but I'm no freakin computer hack either!!!!

brypink
07-29-2006, 05:06 PM
Someone let me know if the pics are working now!

alphakenny1
07-29-2006, 05:08 PM
they work for me.

nice comp set.

pickup1
07-29-2006, 05:08 PM
i see them,nice!!

lilwheezy7d5
07-29-2006, 05:10 PM
i see em and like em

JoeHemi57
07-29-2006, 05:20 PM
how deep is that mid?

brypink
07-29-2006, 05:25 PM
how deep is that mid?
3.77 inches / 96mm

timm24
07-29-2006, 05:51 PM
i got me a pair of those. let me know how the install comes out. its taking me foreverrrrrrrrrrr

jeeper07
07-29-2006, 05:53 PM
i can see it now .... nice

3.5Max6spd
07-29-2006, 06:28 PM
That's right...I FINALLY (after over a month) got them from FedEx today!!!! I had to go pick them up, because again they would have not been delivered today.

Now I got to see if they will fit...there's that chance they wont. :crap:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01293.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01292.jpg

I see'm:eek:

how about some shots of that driver!!!

6spdcoupe
07-29-2006, 06:51 PM
:woot: Finally Fedex came through...Glad ya finally got em Bryan Now get em hooked up !

6spdcoupe
07-29-2006, 06:53 PM
i got me a pair of those. let me know how the install comes out. its taking me foreverrrrrrrrrrr

Tim got your call the other day, just been a bit busy, lemme know when ya wanna bring it by.

theothermike
07-29-2006, 08:10 PM
powerline cs = niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

DARKHART
07-29-2006, 08:15 PM
I see them as well, looks really nice........usually I only get the dreaded red x's:D :D :D

6spdcoupe
07-29-2006, 08:15 PM
I dont get it. also link to original thread?


Theres no original thread Dev. He order these quite sometime ago, FedEx decided to lose them, but only for a lil while as they 'found' them about a month later. Then decided they wanted to ship them back to me (took their sweetas$ time) I then had to ship next day air, which actually took two days and Bryan still had to pick them up at the sort facility.

Cliff Notes:
FedEx = FTL
Don = FTW ? :)

Chevillac
07-29-2006, 08:20 PM
Theres no original thread Dev. He order these quite sometime ago, FedEx decided to lose them, but only for a lil while as they 'found' them about a month later. Then decided they wanted to ship them back to me (took their sweetas$ time) I then had to ship next day air, which actually took two days and Bryan still had to pick them up at the sort facility.

Cliff Notes:
FedEx = FTL
Don = FTW ? :)
Ooohhh I see. I thought there was a story behind this. Well a story with a thread. I see now tho. Yes Don ftw.

6spdcoupe
07-29-2006, 08:23 PM
No sir, I try to avoid drama opportunities :D

FoxPro5
07-29-2006, 11:46 PM
Rainbow Power Line eh....meh seen better personally...













I kid, i kid...nice pick up son. :) Now pow pow power them up and write us a review already!

audionewb
07-30-2006, 12:34 AM
looks nice

azbass
07-30-2006, 12:36 AM
fancy

brypink
07-30-2006, 02:39 AM
I see'm:eek:

how about some shots of that driver!!!
This will have to do until I get time tomorrow or have time to install them.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01294.jpg

azbass
07-30-2006, 02:41 AM
boo they are not gona do you any good sitting there. install em. !

azbass
07-30-2006, 02:41 AM
right now!

arsonbob
07-30-2006, 02:43 AM
I would.

brypink
07-30-2006, 02:44 AM
Theres no original thread Dev. He order these quite sometime ago, FedEx decided to lose them, but only for a lil while as they 'found' them about a month later. Then decided they wanted to ship them back to me (took their sweetas$ time) I then had to ship next day air, which actually took two days and Bryan still had to pick them up at the sort facility.

Cliff Notes:
FedEx = FTL
Don = FTW ? :)
Yep...ordered from Don like June 15th or so....they Came from Germany on Jun 26th...then, FedEx lost them until July 20th and shipped them back to Don (instead of me). Don over nighted them and they still didn't arrive on time...2 days later I had to go pick them up.

BTW, Don was AWESOME through out his whole ordeal. Dealt with FedEx like he bought them. Thanks Don.

BTW Don, I'll be calling you soon about some stuff (Morels and the SLs) lol :D

audionewb
07-30-2006, 09:08 AM
you are very lucky.

timm24
07-30-2006, 10:34 AM
Tim got your call the other day, just been a bit busy, lemme know when ya wanna bring it by.

No problemmmmmmmmmmmm, i know ur a busy man. i will defientely give u a call sometime this week. im free now but i dont think u wanna work on sunday, besides its nice as hell out.

BassTurd
07-30-2006, 02:56 PM
How much did those speakers set you back, if you don't mind me asking?

theothermike
07-30-2006, 03:51 PM
im gonna guess mid - high 600's low 700's

But im curious to know as well

Mike

brypink
07-30-2006, 04:59 PM
S.R.P. is $1299...Don only charges $950.

theothermike
07-30-2006, 08:52 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

yeahhhhhh..... i guess ill stick to germs :-)

Mike

turn it up
07-30-2006, 09:00 PM
How's the install coming along? Hurry with the review already!

theothermike
07-30-2006, 09:07 PM
^

What he said

BlackMaxima
07-30-2006, 09:45 PM
That's right...I FINALLY (after over a month) got them from FedEx today!!!! I had to go pick them up, because again they would have not been delivered today.

Now I got to see if they will fit...there's that chance they wont. :crap:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01293.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01292.jpg



this is going to sound like a dumb Q, but does that have only one crossover or two?, couse in the picture i only see one

6spdcoupe
07-30-2006, 09:47 PM
The other one is underneath.

BlackMaxima
07-31-2006, 12:52 AM
The other one is underneath.



that shows you how much i know about car audio lol:naughty:
but, ive learned alot since ive been on this forum. at least i know now what kind of hardware i need for my system

brypink
07-31-2006, 03:10 AM
I got them installed tonight and all I can say is WOW!!! :naughty:

It's amazing how they sound and I love that CAL27 tweeter. Very dynamic, accurate and not the least bit harsh. Those monster mids just slam the midbass. Sounds like I have dual kick drums up front on my floor board. I had to initially tweak them down on the GEQ because I'm used to bumping my mids up a bit.

I'm not done tweaking but all in all these things are simply amazing...I'm convinced there isn't a better set out there. :D

jacka
07-31-2006, 03:11 AM
dang... that is super sick with it my man. and they gotta slam to keep up with that substage. got pics of the install?

cleanerupper
07-31-2006, 03:28 AM
Those speakers are a work of art. How would one describe the sound of the Rainbow tweeters? I'm guessing since they are fabric, they are not all too bright?

brypink
07-31-2006, 03:37 AM
dang... that is super sick with it my man. and they gotta slam to keep up with that substage. got pics of the install?
It started getting late and I was pressed for time so I didn't take pics of the Rainbows being installed.

brypink
07-31-2006, 03:41 AM
Those speakers are a work of art. How would one describe the sound of the Rainbow tweeters? I'm guessing since they are fabric, they are not all too bright?
Not at all bright. Like I mentioned...very dynamic...very accurate...not the least bit harsh (even at higher volumes).

3.5Max6spd
07-31-2006, 07:53 AM
This will have to do until I get time tomorrow or have time to install them.
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01294.jpg


buahahaha! That 7" was designed off the old Rainbow Vanadium 6.9" SUBWOOFER chasis...thats a freggin' nice looking mid!:naughty:

So brypink...can we say they blew your expectations out of the water?:cool:

wesl56
07-31-2006, 08:08 AM
man thats a pretty sweet setup you got there! very nice :D

6spdcoupe
07-31-2006, 08:42 AM
I got them installed tonight and all I can say is WOW!!! :naughty:

It's amazing how they sound and I love that CAL27 tweeter. Very dynamic, accurate and not the least bit harsh. Those monster mids just slam the midbass. Sounds like I have dual kick drums up front on my floor board. I had to initially tweak them down on the GEQ because I'm used to bumping my mids up a bit.

I'm not done tweaking but all in all these things are simply amazing...I'm convinced there isn't a better set out there. :D


Always good to hear, especially knowing what you had prior. ;)

FoxPro5
07-31-2006, 10:30 AM
I got them installed tonight and all I can say is WOW!!! :naughty:

It's amazing how they sound and I love that CAL27 tweeter. Very dynamic, accurate and not the least bit harsh. Those monster mids just slam the midbass. Sounds like I have dual kick drums up front on my floor board. I had to initially tweak them down on the GEQ because I'm used to bumping my mids up a bit.

I'm not done tweaking but all in all these things are simply amazing...I'm convinced there isn't a better set out there. :D

Just to be fair, what other sets have you owned? :cool:

6spdcoupe
07-31-2006, 10:33 AM
I know he had Elates prior to the CSs. ;)

3.5Max6spd
07-31-2006, 10:47 AM
I know he had Elates prior to the CSs. ;)

Utopias before that I believe.....brypink is no newb or kid either, he's got some miles on him;)

FoxPro5
07-31-2006, 11:05 AM
Coolness...that says a lot. I see the word 'amazing' used quite frequently...so I just wanted to have him put that in prespective. Taste teh Rainbow :yumyum:

cleanerupper
07-31-2006, 01:36 PM
Yeah those mids are like mini-subs.

kublkmax
07-31-2006, 03:01 PM
Nice set up, welcome to the family!!!!

ssj2xxgotenxx
08-01-2006, 03:22 PM
I was thinking about getting the Germs, but these bastards look so much better. The rubber surround, basket, and tweeters are so much beefer in comparision to the Germs. Does the preformance justify the price? If so... I might have to copy you brypink.

3.5Max6spd
08-01-2006, 05:36 PM
I was thinking about getting the Germs, but these bastards look so much better. The rubber surround, basket, and tweeters are so much beefer in comparision to the Germs. Does the preformance justify the price? If so... I might have to copy you brypink.

Germs are considered Rainbows entry level competition set.

Power line CS ARE straight up a competition grade juggernaut, price reflecting of course. Not only is the SQ phenomenal and they are fast and effortless- they would be the focus of a LOUD system as well. That tweeter is unreal, no other way to describe it. I own the Platinum tweeters AND the Profi Cal26 silks...and I cant lie, I've told Don this and brypink a while ago...I MISS those Cal27's. Thats a fun tweeter, it doesnt know what strain is.

I never owned the midbasses, but the pictures speak for themselves. That xover is about as big as the surface the mid, and thats 7"s

6spdcoupe
08-01-2006, 11:34 PM
The Absolute Only drawback to that tweeter is the surface mounting structure. Ive ran the original 25s both silk and aluminum,CAL26s..both silk and Titantium and the CAL27s prior to the CAL28 Platinums. The CAL27s are surely missed, they took Gobs of power and asked for more while mainting control through it all.

The entire set, of course including midbasses I have installed a few times, hands down Excellent control under pressure from a beefy frontstage.

While the Germs are certainly great sounding and fun to play with the crossovers, the CS set is in a league of its own.

SQBubble
08-02-2006, 12:22 AM
mini-sub------ and awsome tweeter?:yumyum:

how much did you paid for 'em?

6spdcoupe
08-02-2006, 12:26 AM
mini-sub------ and awsome tweeter?:yumyum:

how much did you paid for 'em?


Hellooooo Eva ! :naughty: :yumyum: :naughty:

$950 sir.

BlackMaxima
08-02-2006, 01:35 AM
How does the CS compare with Profi Line, and Profi Vanadium Line??

6spdcoupe
08-02-2006, 01:38 AM
In simple terms...it doesnt.

BlackMaxima
08-02-2006, 01:53 AM
In simple terms...it doesnt.

I was thinking about having 2 pairs of CMX for front and rear, but now i changed my mind and just get one pair for the front. around $600, the Profi Line and Profi Vanadium Line are more in my budget.


PS: ive herd the ArcAudio and Zapco amps are underrated ( in watts) , is that true?

crazy4ozs
08-02-2006, 01:58 AM
very nice purchase, im picking up some germs in about a month ;)

dconder
08-03-2006, 02:26 PM
Hey Don, Bryan was checking with you on a price for me but, I might as well go straight to you. Can you pm me a price on the SLC 260 Kick 2 x 2 upgrade? And do you think they would work well with a set of Contour 5.25" comps? Same vehicle as Bryan. My Contours are in Q logic kick panels and I was going to put the new mids in the doors. All run off an Arc 2100XXK. I assume at 2 ohm. Thanks.

brypink
08-03-2006, 07:44 PM
Just to be fair, what other sets have you owned? :cool:
I'm 40 yrs old and dabbling in car audio since I was 15...granted, never like this system I have now. I remember what I thought was my first pair of high end speakers...Alpine 6x9s...6988s, IIRC. lol Man that was a long time ago. I also remember my first Stillwater Designs 3-way box system. Use to set that up on top of the truck at the lake...you were cool if you had one of those. I've kinda evolved over the years.

Over the years I've had a pair of most of the major brands...Alpine, Boston, Kicker, RF, JL, Kenwood, Pioneer, Polk, MB Quart, etc...More recently...Focals, DLS, CDT, Morel...I'm sure I'm forgetting something.

Manuel - Yeah, they are more than I expected. :D

Don - Thanks Bro. Did you get the SLs in? I'll be sending these other speakers back this weekend. I also need to call you tomorrow about our other arrangement.

phyphoestilic
08-03-2006, 08:08 PM
Anyone know how the PowerLine CS compares to the CDT ES-07.2 GOLD ?

SQBubble
08-06-2006, 07:52 AM
I got them installed tonight and all I can say is WOW!!! :naughty:

It's amazing how they sound and I love that CAL27 tweeter. Very dynamic, accurate and not the least bit harsh. Those monster mids just slam the midbass. Sounds like I have dual kick drums up front on my floor board. I had to initially tweak them down on the GEQ because I'm used to bumping my mids up a bit.

I'm not done tweaking but all in all these things are simply amazing...I'm convinced there isn't a better set out there. :D

if u can post pics of the 6.9" and cal27 on the doors itll be great:D

brypink
08-06-2006, 01:10 PM
if u can post pics of the 6.9" and cal27 on the doors itll be great:D
Here you go: (didn't feel like taking off the whole door panel...just took off the speaker grille)
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01303.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01301.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01302.jpg

BaseSteala112
08-06-2006, 06:42 PM
Brypink are a member on f150online?

brypink
08-06-2006, 06:58 PM
Brypink are a member on f150online?
Yes I am...and FTW.com as well. Also a couple of other ones I don't frequent as much.

SQBubble
08-06-2006, 10:24 PM
Here you go: (didn't feel like taking off the whole door panel...just took off the speaker grille)
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01303.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01301.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01302.jpg

thx alot brypink, i aprreciate it:D
woww, they look soooo freakin' good!
nice and beefy, i just hope i could just hear them:crap:

brypink
08-06-2006, 10:35 PM
thx alot brypink, i aprreciate it:D
woww, they look soooo freakin' good!
nice and beefy, i just hope i could just hear them:crap:
If you were in SoCal you could.

EDIT: Also, it doesn't look like it, but that baffle is 1 1/2" thick.

FoxPro5
08-06-2006, 11:41 PM
Here you go: (didn't feel like taking off the whole door panel...just took off the speaker grille)
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01303.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01301.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k247/brypink/DSC01302.jpg

Wow they're white?? Kind of an odd color choice buy they look real nice in the doors. Is there another panel that covers them or they exposed like that??

6spdcoupe
08-06-2006, 11:43 PM
Its just the lighting or the camera, theyre silver. ;)

Ruffy
08-06-2006, 11:45 PM
question. by the looks of your car did the previous oem speakers mount on the door panel instead of the door metal frame? My car is like that. Grill on top of door panel thats easily removed, speaker mounted on door panel, door panel mounted on door frame.

From the looks of it you did some cutting on the panel to get the speaker to actual metal frame

brypink
08-06-2006, 11:48 PM
Wow they're white?? Kind of an odd color choice buy they look real nice in the doors. Is there another panel that covers them or they exposed like that??
Nope, they are silver...just lighting w/ the camera.

brypink
08-06-2006, 11:51 PM
question. by the looks of your car did the previous oem speakers mount on the door panel instead of the door metal frame? My car is like that. Grill on top of door panel thats easily removed, speaker mounted on door panel, door panel mounted on door frame.

From the looks of it you did some cutting on the panel to get the speaker to actual metal frame
No, the stock speakers mounted on the metal door frame. Just the door panel was deep and had a 5x7 pocket in the door panel. I had to cut the whole pocket off (flush w/ the door panel).

Also, there is a grille cover that goes over it and they are hidden.

Flipx99
08-07-2006, 12:12 AM
In simple terms...it doesnt.


Care to explain further?

The vanadiam line is listed on the site above the power line. Is it better, worse, different? The profi-vanadium line is the next 3 way set I saw.

6spdcoupe
08-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Care to explain further?

The vanadiam line is listed on the site above the power line. Is it better, worse, different? The profi-vanadium line is the next 3 way set I saw.


The Powerline is set Listed below the Profi/ProfiVandium due to having the CMX within its lineup. With the CMX just being a tad over the SLCs. So I guess they just put em together.

The W175 CS midbass is based off the ProfiVandium sub struture,will handle Gobs of power all day long and maintain integretity while doing it. The CAL27 larger format that the Profi/ProfiVandium CAL26 will do the same with power and will dip a bit lower in range and will offer superior detail.

6spdcoupe
08-07-2006, 12:25 AM
BTW...if you notice the Xplain is below em all, but by no means a slouch also offering the CAL25. But it is different due to its slim fitment... ;)

SATX210
08-07-2006, 01:16 AM
why they upside down? sorry if i imissed sumthin

brypink
08-07-2006, 02:27 AM
why they upside down? sorry if i imissed sumthin

Actually, the original speaker hole is for a 5x7...on that particular mid...I guess I didn't line up the baffle just right. The terminal on the speaker is pretty big and bulky and it got in the way. I didn't feel like taking the baffle off...so I turned it upside down and it fit. So, it is upside down now. I actually think it sounds better. j/k on that.

Don't fret...the other one is right side up. ;)

SATX210
08-07-2006, 02:38 AM
Actually, the original speaker hole is for a 5x7...on that particular mid...I guess I didn't line up the baffle just right. The terminal on the speaker is pretty big and bulky and it got in the way. I didn't feel like taking the baffle off...so I turned it upside down and it fit. So, it is upside down now. I actually think it sounds better. j/k on that.

Don't fret...the other one is right side up. ;)
yeah figured it was a binding post issue, but thought i would ask.

fair warning
08-27-2007, 10:54 PM
I have a f150 '05 and i'm thinking of the powerline cs. Do you think the stock grills are too restrictive. Have you tried them with the grills on and off. how are your clerences between the grill and speaker and speaker and window?

brypink
09-01-2007, 03:42 AM
I have a f150 '05 and i'm thinking of the powerline cs. Do you think the stock grills are too restrictive. Have you tried them with the grills on and off. how are your clerences between the grill and speaker and speaker and window?

Alot of trimming (door panel plastic), you're gonna need at least a 1.5" mdf ring/adapter and you will not be able to use the grilles if you want to put your door panel grille back on.

myvanpounds
09-01-2007, 03:49 AM
bry, you ****... how dare you disband the f150 forums

brypink
09-01-2007, 04:03 AM
bry, you ****... how dare you disband the f150 forums

styx...**** my nuts!!!! btw, your mirrors are too small and are fugly too!!!!!

:moon:

myvanpounds
09-01-2007, 04:06 AM
styx...**** my nuts!!!! btw, your mirrors are too small and are fugly too!!!!!

:moon:

at least I didn't wuss out and buy that seat lift

brypink
09-01-2007, 04:21 AM
at least I didn't wuss out and buy that seat lift

Now c'mon...what where you gonna do originally way back when you were all lazy and broke? Well, your still broke.

myvanpounds
09-01-2007, 05:02 AM
Now c'mon...what where you gonna do originally way back when you were all lazy and broke? Well, your still broke.

still lazy too... I'm almost done with that box

fair warning
09-02-2007, 10:00 AM
Alot of trimming (door panel plastic), you're gonna need at least a 1.5" mdf ring/adapter and you will not be able to use the grilles if you want to put your door panel grille back on.

I think you misunderstood the question. I was talking about the stock f150 trim grilles being too restrictive. I thought of a solution were I can drill out the non functiong holes with small drill bit then sand some material off the back side where the larger speaker area would be. But I would try and see if there is an audiable difference with the grilles on and off first. good luck with the new truck!