View Full Version : have you heard any of these mid/high-end components?

10-02-2006, 10:27 PM
Mb quart QSC __ http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250033844981

JBL GTI http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290034612944

Diamond Hex http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180033865901

Boston Pro60's http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250034894485

Kicker SS 6.5 http://www.cardomain.com/item/KIC04SS652?vq_id=none

Focal polyglass165 http://cgi.ebay.com/FOCAL-165V2-POLYGLASS-6-5-COMPONENT-SET-165V2S-NEW-06_W0QQitemZ270034026627QQihZ017QQcategoryZ32819QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Mb quart QSD

OZ ME http://cgi.ebay.com/OZ-AUDIO-MATRIX-ME180CS-6-5-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SET-NEW-06_W0QQitemZ250033335013QQihZ015QQcategoryZ32819QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

any CDT's worth taking a look at?

can anyone comment on any of these? or any other speakers worth looking at, i can give 200rms per side at 4ohms and 400per side @ 2ohms, i like the pro's because they let me run the amp at 3ohms for about 300rms, i had the pros in my blazer and liked them, i just like trying out different stuff

around 300-350 for a set

10-02-2006, 10:31 PM
i have the BA pro50's in the rear of my car, they whale not too much dif from the 60's...my little sister has 2 pair of those diamonds, and they are very nice...

10-02-2006, 10:36 PM
I absolutely love the way the kicker ss sounds. I had a set of the SS56.2 and the ssmb6 in my truck and they sounded wonderful. Play loud and clean. I also have 250 watts rms on each side and they sounded wonderful. Out of you list I would recommend those. Probably the best midbass out of all you listed.

10-02-2006, 10:41 PM
The only ones that I have heard out of the listed options are the Diamonds and I think they sound pretty freggin good.

If I might offer a suggestion, however ~ if you ultimately decide to go with the Diamonds look for a set of S600S rather than the S600A.
They are a bit more difficult to source but the silk tweeter sounds worlds better than the aluminum to my ears.

Just my $0.02 :)

10-02-2006, 11:15 PM
but the aluminum will probably be louder, i knew they had 2 versions, i just grabbed one, i dont need a tweet that will play sooper smooth and detailed that much, i like the way my PRo's sounded, i might just pick up that set again, but the kickers did get my attention(although only 125rms, how much can they usually take daily?), why does no one use the kickers or diamonds much on here? Rainbow taken over?

10-02-2006, 11:25 PM
i heard the hex and the polyglass at my local shop in some cars that had em in. both were in stock locations. hex's had 150 watts on em and they sounded decent. not much more of an improvement from my d3's at the time and they were definitely lacking midbass. for the price, i dont think they are worth it. the polyglass was real detailed, but very harsh. he was running them with an audison.. forget which model. i didnt really like the sound reproduction of that focal set.

10-02-2006, 11:28 PM
I'd get the oz's

10-03-2006, 06:59 PM
such a tuff decision

10-03-2006, 07:18 PM
To get loud and clear out of those sets I'd prefer the Kicker SS

10-03-2006, 07:19 PM
Why did no one mention the CDT ES or HD series? Both of those are comparable to the products he listed.

10-03-2006, 07:24 PM
i had cdt as a option, but i dont know anything about them

what can you say about them?

would a 3 way set be louder than a 2 way, i was just looking at my door to see what i could do

10-03-2006, 08:35 PM
yes more drivers give you the capability to get louder...

10-03-2006, 08:58 PM
I really like the Focal's. But I haven't heard some of the others.

10-03-2006, 09:17 PM
Heard the Diamond's and the Pro60s earlier today. There really wasn't a comparison. Pro60s were amazing, much more defined and fuller sounding. Midbass was awesome for a door speaker. I'm planning on picking up a set real soon.

10-03-2006, 09:19 PM
Heard the Diamond's and the Pro60s earlier today. There really wasn't a comparison. Pro60s were amazing, much more defined and fuller sounding. Midbass was awesome for a door speaker. I'm planning on picking up a set real soon.

i have boston pro60s only running off head unit now because my JL was DOA but they are pretty much extremely loud for only being off my headunit...everyone asks me if theyre amped...also you can put 200rms easily on them and they will eat it up...

10-03-2006, 09:59 PM
The kickers can get quite loud but i didn't like the SQ. Focal are sick but the tweet is too harsh for me but atleast its better than the older model tweets. BA and Diamonds are good and CDT HD are good. The ES are slightly more SQ oriented and really need to be in a 3way setup. If you can I'd try to get the M6, ES-500 and drt-26S. Its quite nice and can get very very loud.

10-04-2006, 12:50 AM
alter how do ba pros compare to hd62 w/drt-25 tweets? im running the hd set on 180x2 right now but been hearing really good things about the bostons. this the midbass that good? cuz i love midbass. one more thing the rms for ba pro is 125rms but how much can they really handle?

10-04-2006, 01:30 AM
alot of the midbass response will really come down to install. Also it helps with how they are imaged and aligned/crossed with the sub. On a flat response I would say both set are comparable but with a little EQing the BA may get a little more midbass but to me will sound unnatural, the HD's will have a little more natural midbass but not over pronouced midbass if EQ'd but really excel in the midrange and overal mid to high transition to the tweet.

the BA can take more power but you need to listen to them and not push it. The HD's are very smooth and excel with a good amount of reserve power.

10-04-2006, 11:10 PM
Boston Pro's sound excellent!

10-04-2006, 11:13 PM
I have heard just about everything on your list and I would go with the Bostons out of your choices.

10-04-2006, 11:16 PM
We use a LOT of Boston Pro 60s in my shop in different cars. They are simply great speakers. They bridge the gap from the $400 and down speakers , up to the $1000 price point like NO other speaker really can in my opinion.

10-04-2006, 11:17 PM
out of those, i head the kicker SS, and the MB Q's, Q's were more "realistic" i felt, i would prolly get the Q's, but the kickers were absolutely amazing as well. each performed excellent.

thats all im good for

10-04-2006, 11:19 PM
I don't even need to mention the one I like on your list. :)

10-05-2006, 12:54 AM
The only ones I heard on that list are the Bostons and CRTs. I didn't like the CRTs but loved the Bahstahns so much I bought some. They went as loud as my ears could take without distortion. Give them power though. 200-400 RMS is recommended.

I heard all the CRTs and the only ones I cared for at all were the 'spensive ones which were way overpriced, IMHO.

10-05-2006, 07:52 AM
nice setup list u got there rochambeau, pretty spensive ;D i have the same taste as you alpine electronics and boston speakers ftw

10-05-2006, 10:32 AM
in no particular order oz, kicker and bostons would be my choices.but it depends what you want to do. if you want it loud and good get the bostons..if you want it a little more articulate i would go with either the oz or the kicker ss as to where they shine is when trying to totally blare them lol

10-05-2006, 11:19 AM
nice setup list u got there rochambeau, pretty spensive ;D i have the same taste as you alpine electronics and boston speakers ftw

thank you... stuff's been on order for two weeks now and I am gettin' antsy. :uhoh: I guess it's the iPod cable that's taking forever to get shipped.

Unfortunately my eyes were bigger than my wallet so I had to tone down my speaker choices from the Z6s. Those will be my first upgrade. Followed by another amp with some mid-bass then another amp and center channel. Those tiny, stackable amps are gonna be a godsend when all is said & done. Somewhere down the line an HD Tuner and TV tuner will probably find their way into the mix.

10-06-2006, 12:38 AM
I have the Pro60's now. Great sound...but the tweet is a little bright. And I have the jumper set to the lowest setting on the crossover. And I too found the focals to be not all that impressive. They were pretty clear. But kind of shrieky if that's even a word. The JL ZR650CSi's were flat sick. But were $800 retail. There was a set of Kenwoods (believe it or not) that sounded pretty good too (XXV04s). But the guy was asking $900 for those. Granted this is all retail. The ones I found best of all of them were the HSK 165's. Although people are probably sick of hearing about them at this point.

10-06-2006, 04:34 PM
Kicker, OZ, and MB Quart QSD's get my vote.

All strong speakers and get really loud and handle that amount of power!

I think you would like the Kickers the most coming from the pro60's


10-07-2006, 12:32 AM
Ok...I'm an idiot. I took a better look and realized I have the Boston Pro 6.5's...not the 60's. I bought 'em like a year ago off ebay...cut me some slack...lol. So obviously disregard the part about the Bostons. I just went and listened to the Hertz again today and went ahead and bought em. They're sick dude...There's only one shop here in Sac that carries them. SQ all the way...

10-07-2006, 03:49 AM
I did a side by side comparison in my car with the Pro's and the kicker ss's. I took the kickers out cause they really where not in comparison to the pros. Couldent get them to play nearly as loud or as clear. I would go with the pro's