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thermal
10-09-2006, 10:43 AM
2007 Corolla
6 1/2" Speakers

Does anyone have experience with the folowing:

Boston Z6 $1000/pair
Rainbow Profi Vanadium Phase Plug $750/pair

I don't like the Boston speakers because they can't be discounted.
Any other suggessions?
I'm looking for the best speaker I can get for sq, and of course at the cheapest price.
Thanks.

dalucifer
10-09-2006, 10:45 AM
maybe consider running active?

acold7dusta
10-09-2006, 10:46 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/BOSTON-ACOUSTICS-Z6-6-5-COMPONENT-SET-New-Seperates-04_W0QQitemZ250036028122QQihZ015QQcategoryZ32819QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

thermal
10-09-2006, 11:06 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/BOSTON-ACOUSTICS-Z6-6-5-COMPONENT-SET-New-Seperates-04_W0QQitemZ250036028122QQihZ015QQcategoryZ32819QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


WOW! I was wrong on not finding Boston discounted! Thanks.

blue
10-09-2006, 11:29 AM
Do you care about a warranty ? If not , buy those Bostons from Ebay .... They are selling below cost , but have had the serial #'s scratched off. They're probably perfect speakers , but Boston won't even repair them if they go bad when the serials have been removed , OR if they can trace them to a non-authroized sale. As a Boston dealer , I can guarantee you, you MUST have a receipt from an authorized dealer to get a damaged Boston piece repaired by them. Having said that , I think the Rainbow's SMOKE the Boston Z-Series. Better mid-bass , and much smoother and natural sounding highs. In the Rainbow line , the Profis sound more natural than the Profi Vanadiums though.
BTW , I have either owned , tuned , or installed ALL three of these sets many times over ......
HTH

thermal
10-09-2006, 11:49 AM
Thanks very much Blue!
There are (3) 6 1/2 in the Profis series
CS 265 Profi
CS 265 Profi Kick
CS 265 Profi Phase Plug
Which one do you recommend?
And which sub to go with them?
Thanks so very much!!

blue
10-09-2006, 12:57 PM
Thanks very much Blue!
There are (3) 6 1/2 in the Profis series
CS 265 Profi
CS 265 Profi Kick
CS 265 Profi Phase Plug
Which one do you recommend?
And which sub to go with them?
Thanks so very much!!

Profi Phase Plug for ultimate SQ ...... Profi Kick for insanely great mid-bass. If I listened to more rock , rap , or metal I'd go with the Kicks , but if you are a Jazz , Vocals , Classical , ect .... I'd go with Phase plugs.
Sub is also going to be very music , and preference oriented. At this time , my favorite sub going is the Boston Acoustics SPG-555 in a 1cu ft sealed enclosure.

addisdar
10-09-2006, 02:20 PM
What type of music do you listen to?

thermal
10-10-2006, 09:04 AM
What type of music do you listen to?

Rock, pop, rap, jazz, country

jeeper07
10-10-2006, 09:07 AM
cdt hd 62s bnib im sellin mine.

thermal
10-10-2006, 09:40 AM
I see OZ Audio in addisdar's signature above.
How do these compare to Rainbow?


I found the OZ Audio 180CS for $300 online.
Seems like a great price if they retail for $650.

As I'm unable to hear any of these speakers, your help is much appreciated.

audiolife
10-10-2006, 09:47 AM
oz is a pretty smooth speaker. its kinda hard to get them to sound bad or harsh.

blue
10-10-2006, 02:46 PM
I see OZ Audio in addisdar's signature above.
How do these compare to Rainbow?


I found the OZ Audio 180CS for $300 online.
Seems like a great price if they retail for $650.

As I'm unable to hear any of these speakers, your help is much appreciated.

For $300 the CDTs would be good. But they are NOT going to compare with the Rainbow Profi line in any way .....

Hundreth
10-10-2006, 04:23 PM
For $300 the CDTs would be good. But they are NOT going to compare with the Rainbow Profi line in any way .....

Wrong quote?

blue
10-10-2006, 10:08 PM
Wrong quote?

OOps ... yeah , I meant the Oz wouldn't compete ...

thermal
10-11-2006, 10:06 AM
OK...........Thanks all for your help! I will get the Rainbow CS 265 Profi Phase Plugs unless someone can convince me otherwise.

thermal
10-11-2006, 10:54 AM
Profi Phase Plug for ultimate SQ ...... Profi Kick for insanely great mid-bass. If I listened to more rock , rap , or metal I'd go with the Kicks , but if you are a Jazz , Vocals , Classical , ect .... I'd go with Phase plugs.
Sub is also going to be very music , and preference oriented. At this time , my favorite sub going is the Boston Acoustics SPG-555 in a 1cu ft sealed enclosure.

Why do you recommend the SPG-555 over the Rainbow Subs?
Thanks.

blue
10-11-2006, 11:28 AM
Why do you recommend the SPG-555 over the Rainbow Subs?
Thanks.

The Rainbow subs are great subs , but there are other subs out there that sound as good in the same price range as the Rainbows ..... However the SPG is in a different league althogether , and in MY opinion it has ZERO rivals at any price point ....

thermal
10-11-2006, 12:44 PM
The Rainbow subs are great subs , but there are other subs out there that sound as good in the same price range as the Rainbows ..... However the SPG is in a different league althogether , and in MY opinion it has ZERO rivals at any price point ....

Do you know the retail price of the SPG-555 and where to get it below retail?
Looks like only one size available, but in 2 or 4 ohm. Which one?
Will one sub be enough for sq setup?

Thanks.

blue
10-11-2006, 02:15 PM
Do you know the retail price of the SPG-555 and where to get it below retail?
Looks like only one size available, but in 2 or 4 ohm. Which one?
Will one sub be enough for sq setup?

Thanks.

Ugghh ... One sub will RIP YOUR HEAD OFF !!!! So yeah , one is plenty for SQ :laugh: Which one you need will depend on the amp you're gonna push it with .... Will it play into a 2 ohm bridged load ? If so, go 2 ohm , if not then 4 ohm ...

6spdcoupe
10-11-2006, 02:55 PM
OK...........Thanks all for your help! I will get the Rainbow CS 265 Profi Phase Plugs unless someone can convince me otherwise.

I couldnt/wouldnt even try. You would be more than happy for many years to come.

6spdcoupe
10-11-2006, 02:56 PM
Do you know the retail price of the SPG-555 and where to get it below retail?
Looks like only one size available, but in 2 or 4 ohm. Which one?
Will one sub be enough for sq setup?

Thanks.


You may want to shoot the gentleman your discussing this with a PM...he is a dealer for em. Dunno if he can help, but certainly worth a shot.

blue
10-11-2006, 06:18 PM
OK...........Thanks all for your help! I will get the Rainbow CS 265 Profi Phase Plugs unless someone can convince me otherwise.

I have heard pretty much ALL of the other offerings in the sub $1000 price range , and in my opinion , nothing else really can equal those Profis. Guarantee you nothing will play as loud as they can while still remaining smooth and linear ;)
You'll love them !