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konechiwa
09-14-2006, 10:43 PM
well, back again after much hesitation. Basically, when i bought my deck (the Excelon) i got free kenwood speakers (free meaning 50 dollar ones). Since i have no sub, i use my stock 6x9's and max out the bass boost (yeah, its fun).

Anyway, i was looking for some moderately inexpensive, slim coaxil's, and found the EF-61NEOX which is basically the EF Neo Components...except not components (at least on paper). Crossover aside, i was wondering if anyone had tested or used them (unless i want to drive 400 miles to california, i can't test them myself). Sarcasm aside, i was just wondering if CDT's are good speakers, which can produce a natural sounding...sound (they do have silk tweets).

In the bass department, i also killed another bird with one stone, the CDT 6x9 subs (perfect for a stealth install, and i'd need one. I'm sure where i live someone would take them if they saw them). Anyway, i was wondering if anyone had any experience with them or CDT subs in general.

thats about it. I'm just posting to make sure that the experts here will confirm that CDT's are good.

Thanks.

Intercooler
09-14-2006, 11:08 PM
I can't speak for all their speakers/subs but I have been happy so far. Very natural sounding and can be played loud without bleeding.

cykario
09-15-2006, 12:07 AM
You'll find that CDT is not a very popular brand in this forum, but yes they're great speakers.

T3mpest
09-15-2006, 12:10 AM
used to be....... Rainbow bandwagon chased them out with pitchforks and germs in hand...

flakko
09-15-2006, 12:14 AM
used to be....... Rainbow bandwagon chased them out with pitchforks and germs in hand...

hehe i like that... germs in hand

alteraudiousa
09-15-2006, 05:46 PM
they are nice but in the price bracket where CDT falls into there are lots of choices.

squeak9798
09-15-2006, 06:14 PM
I would open your choices up a bit.

CDT is okay, but better can be had for the same price range

What is your budget?

Also, with minor modifications you might be able to fit an 8" subwoofer in your vehicle, while maintaining the "stealth" install. That would open up your options a lot as well...there are a quite a few great 8" subwoofers that don't break the wallet.

zachzchw
09-15-2006, 06:22 PM
You might want to try to find a forum member in the area with the set youre considering, to get an idea of what they sound like.

Of course, every install will be different.

konechiwa
09-15-2006, 06:26 PM
well my budget isn't much...i don't have much money. It'd be probably 200 dollars for 2 subs (2 8 inchers) and a pair of coaxils.

I'm open to any suggestions, but know that space is quite limited for both subs and speakers, so i would like them to be as slim as possible.

Anyway, i want it to be natural sounding, and as long as i can get a nice punch, i don't care if the bass shakes the car or not.

Intercooler
09-15-2006, 11:23 PM
I would open your choices up a bit.

CDT is okay, but better can be had for the same price range

What is your budget?

Also, with minor modifications you might be able to fit an 8" subwoofer in your vehicle, while maintaining the "stealth" install. That would open up your options a lot as well...there are a quite a few great 8" subwoofers that don't break the wallet.
Can you post that list up. I would like to see what we are talking about here. Thanks!

konechiwa
09-16-2006, 01:07 PM
call me crazy, but i believe i'd like to see the list too.

Hoodlum007
09-16-2006, 05:10 PM
i have had MBq, Infinity, Polk, Pioneer, JL comps and the Cdt comps i have now sound the most natural and i love the smoothness of the silk dome tweeters. My brother was using Hex comps until he heard my Cdt's and switched as well.

Cdt makes comps up in the thousands of dollars and i am just using an entry level set that cost 150 bucks and i am so pleased with them.:yumyum:

Here are the ones i am using now.

http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=4418

squeak9798
09-16-2006, 05:46 PM
Can you post that list up. I would like to see what we are talking about here. Thanks!


http://www.realmofexcursion.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/21_59/products_id/145

When Image Dynamics gets back up and running, the ID8v3 is a great little woofer

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=264-854

Kicker 8" L7 can be found in ebay for a decent price.

Kicker 8" CompVR is only like $100 on sounddomain

http://www.low-hz.com/commerce/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_33&products_id=46 - Never heard any reviews of this sub, but would be something to investigate.

http://ascendantaudio.com/assassin8specs.html - I really don't care for AA, but I'll mention them because the product easily falls within your price range

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=29 - Same comments as AA...don't personally care for eD, but I'll mention them anyway.


That's what I can think of off hand.

konechiwa
09-16-2006, 06:09 PM
would you mind telling me why you don't like the AA's? They have the biggest xmax, and are the cheapest out of the bunch..

squeak9798
09-16-2006, 08:46 PM
Actually, the Crystal CMP8 has the highest Xmax at 19-20mm

But, I don't like AA on an ethical level for how certain things have been handled in the past....Same with eD. But I really don't want to get into that here......

Intercooler
09-16-2006, 10:53 PM
How many component sets come with 8's? I couldn't even begin to fit them.

squeak9798
09-17-2006, 10:31 AM
Not a whole lot.

DLS has a set with 8" mids. The Memphis I'm using have an 8" mid. Rainbow has a set. Illusion Audio had a set back when they were in production. I think Morel might have a set.

Focal actually has a set with an 10" mid.

That's all I can think of off hand. There's probably more that I'm not recalling.