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qtipextra
08-02-2006, 01:17 PM
I'm looking for a really good pair of 6.5" co-axials for about $150, and no more then $200. I am looking for a power handling of about 100 RMS. I have heard great things about the Focals, (Both Polyglass - 165 CV1, and Access1 - 165 CA1), but I have also heard the tweeters are harsh. I do not want anything harsh. I just want clear, nice sound. Thanks for the opinions.

Newb 2 Sound
08-02-2006, 07:02 PM
Focal speakers are harsh to some people and perfect for others.

I'd say focal but please whatever you do go out to a sound shop and listen for yourself. Choosing what fits your ear is the best bet when you get into high SQ speakers such as focal.

I'd also recommend anything made by eclipse. Here's a link to some good sounding speakers that I've heard myself.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ECLIPSE-SP6500-CAR-AUDIO-6-1-2-2-WAY-COAXIAL-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ140012800762QQihZ004QQcategoryZ1 8799QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Good luck.

Mike

MBrock4u
08-02-2006, 09:39 PM
Alot of people on here seem to like rainbow's. Unfortunantly, I have never heard them. I would look at them if you can. Also, Take a look at the Polk momo's. They are some swet sounding speakers. I just put in a pair for my front stage. I am very happy with them. They can handle a good amount of power as well.

Megalomaniac
08-02-2006, 09:59 PM
are you goin to use them to fill the rear or for actual listening

skmfkr
08-02-2006, 10:02 PM
cdt cl-6ex or somthin

qtipextra
08-03-2006, 12:13 AM
are you goin to use them to fill the rear or for actual listening
Front stage.

bri487
08-03-2006, 12:14 AM
pioneer revs, end of story.

qtipextra
08-03-2006, 12:24 AM
pioneer revs, end of story.
I did a thread a week ago or so. Poll picked Focals over Revs. Someone commented that teh REVS distort much sooner then focals. However, I have a friend who can get me pioneer stuff really really cheap.

bri487
08-03-2006, 12:30 AM
I did a thread a week ago or so. Poll picked Focals over Revs. Someone commented that teh REVS distort much sooner then focals. However, I have a friend who can get me pioneer stuff really really cheap.

its all a power game with those two coaxials. i can tell you that the revs are the best coaxial i have ever used/heard/know of. and i have had a ton of them. they are the loudest i have ever heard actually.

qtipextra
08-03-2006, 12:37 AM
Polk Momos look freakin sweet too

bri487
08-03-2006, 12:38 AM
Polk Momos look freakin sweet too

one day in the shop, i heard in three different boats with all the same amps, the zapco coaxials, momos, and revs. the zapcos sounded the best, and the revs were right there with them, but got slightly louder.

qtipextra
08-03-2006, 12:40 AM
its all a power game with those two coaxials. i can tell you that the revs are the best coaxial i have ever used/heard/know of. and i have had a ton of them. they are the loudest i have ever heard actually.

What do u mean "its all a power game"?

qtipextra
08-03-2006, 12:44 AM
Im going to be powering with a PG xenon X100.2 amp, so im also looking for a little more power handeling then 60RMS.

bri487
08-03-2006, 12:52 AM
Im going to be powering with a PG xenon X100.2 amp, so im also looking for a little more power handeling then 60RMS.

i know a guy running a c2k 9.0 on his pioneer revs, i think he has like 16 all together, which comes out to 137.5 if that amp is putting out 2200 rms like it claims, but they have been known to put out over 4k watts rms.

qtipextra
08-03-2006, 12:59 AM
do they sound good with that much power tho? Thats the only thing im worried about on the REVS. Like I said, I can get them for a very nice price, but I dont know if over powering them by 40 watts is still going to sound good. Then again, ill be upgrading from some old pioneer dual cone speakers, which I'm feeding about 60 RMS, and there rated at 20 RMS, and they sound pretty decent (for being what they are)

bri487
08-03-2006, 01:00 AM
do they sound good with that much power tho? Thats the only thing im worried about on the REVS. Like I said, I can get them for a very nice price, but I dont know if over powering them by 100 watts is still going to sound good. Then again, ill be upgrading from some old pioneer dual cone speakers, which I'm feeding about 60 RMS, and there rated at 20 RMS, and they sound pretty decent.

yea, they sound great with that much power. i am telling you, they are the best coaxial i have ever heard/used. i ran a pair of them off of a JL 300/2 for a while and they loved 150 per side.

qtipextra
08-03-2006, 01:04 AM
Well I think I have just been convinced. Thanks for all of the info Bri487.

Anybody else's take on the REVS?

bri487
08-03-2006, 01:06 AM
Well I think I have just been convinced. Thanks for all of the info Bri487.

Anybody else's take on the REVS?

i guarantee you will love them. great speakers.

munchies
08-03-2006, 01:33 AM
i guarantee you will love them. great speakers.

im in need of some coaxils as well i think i was just convinced too lol

Ignatowski
08-03-2006, 07:00 AM
crystal mobil's run them all off the road

Newb 2 Sound
08-03-2006, 12:27 PM
LOL, so many opinions.... I'm telling you guys who are looking for co-axial's please go to your local shop who has these specific brands displayed and listen to them yourself....

What sounds good to me might not sound good to you... I know that might sound weird but with sound selection it's just subjective.

Read the high end car audio mags like Car Audio and Electronics they will tell you the same thing I'm telling you go to a local dealer and decide for yourself.

Also, if you haven't done your homework before you choose a speaker than you really don't know what to listen to in the first place. I'd suggest you guys buy Vance Dickason's The Loudspeaker Cookbook. High-Performance Car Stereo by Joe Pettitt is also great.

Mike

MBrock4u
08-05-2006, 05:54 AM
Excellent Point! Is that book curently in book stores?

Igotskills
08-05-2006, 02:28 PM
I just got a copy of the High-Performance Car Stereo by Joe Pettitt and it is great. There is a ton of good info and how to's in there.