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PollyCranopolis
10-31-2006, 04:51 PM
For Rock Music...

Peerless Definition ($169)
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=3D%25&pid=1969

Crystal SSCS6 -$174.99 (seen elsewhere for $159)
http://cgi.ebay.com/Crystal-MobileSound-SSCS6-Component-system-6-1-2-NEW_W0QQitemZ120032341961QQihZ002QQcategoryZ32819Q QrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

CDT CL-61A-25 PRO - $169
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=4596

ADS 346CS - $139
http://cgi.ebay.com/ADS-346CS-6-5-COMPONENT-SYSTEM-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ140047006391QQihZ004QQcategoryZ32819Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Which do you prefer out of these choices? Best value? SQ? (will edit with additional suggestions)

ultimate157
10-31-2006, 05:04 PM
If you're looking at the CDT Cl-61A's, i'd recommend getting the larger upgraded tweeter. Check the link in my sig for more info. Also free shipping and a roll of Monster cable speaker wire.

springy101
10-31-2006, 05:14 PM
definitely the crystal sscs6, many people on here are starting to use them and sending them 250w + to each side and say they sound amazing

SpasticGramps
10-31-2006, 05:24 PM
I loved the way my CDT CL61 use to sound. I agree about going with the TW-24 tweeter. I think they are the best sounding speakers for the price. I'm a big CDT fan so my opinion is biased.

Hoodlum007
10-31-2006, 05:24 PM
The Cdt CL61 with upgraded tweeters all the way, i am using them myself and they sound unreal they sound so detailed and sweet.

yne721
10-31-2006, 05:56 PM
good I don't have to make a post about this now.

i'm in the market for my first set of components, and wanted to go with a silk tweeter, with the whole setup for around the same price as these...

if i were to go to with the CDTs could someone recommend a good amp?(sorry for the thread jack)

MTXman
10-31-2006, 05:59 PM
Are CDTs just good sound quality, or can they get loud and still sound as good?

ultimate157
10-31-2006, 06:03 PM
They can definitely get loud and sound good.

yne721
10-31-2006, 06:37 PM
definitely the crystal sscs6, many people on here are starting to use them and sending them 250w + to each side and say they sound amazing

so get a 250 x 2 2 channel amp to hook them up to?

theothermike
10-31-2006, 06:55 PM
how about a us amps 1600.2 xterminator line series of amps. cheap, lots of power. 200 x 2 @ 4 for like 325 i think. or eD nine.2x or maybe put your money on pre order for 100.4 by sundown audio :cool: . <-- last one my favorite. 325 for pre order, should be out by dec 10 i believe. pre order stops nov 30. go to teamssaudio.com to read about us amp and sundown stuff.

Mike

PremierAudio
10-31-2006, 07:01 PM
Cdt

SpasticGramps
10-31-2006, 08:30 PM
CDTs sound very good and can get very loud doing so.

jacka
10-31-2006, 09:13 PM
i got quoted at 175 out the door for the US Amps XT 1600.2, which is a great price IMO for the power. anyways gymway, if you go with the crystals, contact 95stroked1500 on this forum, it will be cheaper and authorized. for the a/d/s, cardomain has them for about 160 and free shipping i believe, they are also authorized.

jiggy2dmax
10-31-2006, 09:18 PM
CDT is good but I personally found the sound too flat and not lively enough. SSCS is good but your doors must be deadened for you to get good midbass. Rainbow SLC line is also nice, nice blend of not tooo laiback but not tooo harsh.

Notwerk
10-31-2006, 09:18 PM
I think Sounddomain sold out the 6.5 inch a/d/s comps. There still seems to be a healthy stock of them on e-bay, but that's not authorized.

Might also want to consider Oz Vectors. Aluminum dome, but Oz makes great stuff at whatever price range they're in.

I don't get the CDT thing...They're OK, but...but at $200, you're a stone's throw from the Alpine Type-X, which would be my pick.

I can think of so many options I'd take over CDT, but it seems to be the boner here...

Stangs400
11-01-2006, 08:52 AM
The new CDT CL62 - are only 169 and I know there a 15% discount somewhere around the bend so that puts you around the 142 mark...way cheaper than the Type X and sound just as good. Also just to update everyone the new CL62s have:
Crossover: 24 dB. Phase Perfect 2-Way SatNet-480
Built-in Image enhancement tweeter design

Tweeter: TW-25S 1" silk twtr - Yes the TW25 tweeter!

Power Handling: 160 watt RMS
100Hz high-pass
Frequency Response: 60-20kHz
Sensitivity: 92.3 dB
Impedance: 4Ohm
Surface & Flush mount tweeter

Oh and we have thrown over 200 watts a side at these and they take it pretty good!

corto
11-02-2006, 11:44 AM
sounds like i need a pair.

skydeaner
11-02-2006, 01:12 PM
yeah that is a good deal on those cdt's

kicker06
11-02-2006, 01:17 PM
SSCS6 midbass ftw!

PollyCranopolis
11-02-2006, 02:05 PM
Wondering if anyone has actually heard all 3 of these in action?:P

PremierAudio
11-02-2006, 06:05 PM
I have, and I would say it would be between the Crystals and CDTs. The ADS was just a little muddy for my liking in the midrange. The crystals do have a very strong midbass to them though. But both are so close its not funny...just comes down to how harsh or melow you like your tweets. You could always buy one set and sell it back on here, then buy the other, then decide which you like.

xploit2
11-02-2006, 06:29 PM
humm.... I love the midbass and overall sound I get from my CDT I have the CL-61 .....560I crossover and the DRT-25 tweets :yumyum:

Darren5531
11-04-2006, 11:05 AM
Would polk audio mcc6500 6 1/2 comp. set compare to any of these? I have just heard good things about them and was wondering. On ebay for 180ish new.

Thanks

loud-n-low
11-04-2006, 11:09 AM
Crystal!!!!

sundownz
11-04-2006, 02:41 PM
I *really* like the Peerless Definition components. I installed a set in a friends car powered on a Sundown SAX-100.2 and they sound wonderful for the price. I compare them favorably to the JL Audio XR set that I used to own, for way less money.

iamamp3pimp
11-04-2006, 02:52 PM
my stomach hurts.

Notwerk
11-05-2006, 02:28 AM
I *really* like the Peerless Definition components. I installed a set in a friends car powered on a Sundown SAX-100.2 and they sound wonderful for the price. I compare them favorably to the JL Audio XR set that I used to own, for way less money.

I'd love to hear a more thorough review of these. I find them very tempting, give Peerless' reputation and the price tag. They look great, but it seems no one uses them. Think you can manage a full write-up? :)

corto
11-05-2006, 02:40 PM
looking for a mellow tweeter what set?

sundownz
11-05-2006, 10:06 PM
I'd love to hear a more thorough review of these. I find them very tempting, give Peerless' reputation and the price tag. They look great, but it seems no one uses them. Think you can manage a full write-up? :)

Hmmm... It's not my car so it would be hard to do a really thorough write-up since I don't ride with them every day.

I can tell you that the midbass output was VERY good with properly deadened doors. Better than my old JL XR component set, but not as strong as an Adire Koda 6.5", Tang Band 6.5" mini-woofer, or the Ascendant 6.5". However, the midbass is very balanced with the sound of the set... I would have NO problem running this set midbass-wise if I had a budget under $200 for a component set.

Midrange is everything you can expect out of a set under $200 in price. In fact, it was 90% as good as the midrange from my XR component set for way less money. I would say that for under $200 for a pre-fab set you would have a hard time beating these... they easily beat out the Ascendant Audio 6.5" in midrange detail and clarity. I didn't care for the Ascendant drivers over 500 Hz.

The tweeter does an excellent job as well. I set them to -3dB and mounted them in the A-Pillar firing at an angle towards the windshield. I have used this setup before in my own vehicle when I drove a Firebird and I really like the way it works out.

I was a little worried since this way a 2-way and the Firebird used a 5khZ crossover with a 3-way system to avoid much separation... but I was suprised to find that it worked out VERY well and the stage is darn good for not using kick panels or time alignment of any kind.

Tweeter is not harsh the way I set it up... beating the JL XR in this area. Although it has a LITTLE less detail, as you would expect from a softer dome. Again, I would put this tweeter up against anything else in it's price range.

Keep in mind that this setup had the following:

1) 40 ft^2 of deadener between the two doors
2) Closed Cell Neoprene behind the midrange drivers
3) A-Pillar Mounted Tweeters, carefully angled
4) More than sufficient power from a Sundown SAX-100.2

I hope that helps. I was very impressed and my friend can't stop talking about how great they sound every time we talk about his system :)

Notwerk
11-06-2006, 03:00 AM
Thanks. I've always wondered why Peerless hasn't gotten a bit more attention on boards with this set. Seems like a best-kept secret...

theothermike
11-06-2006, 08:58 AM
yeah peerless audio definition or crystal ss6c would be my choices. I only like higher end cdt's like ef cf's or hd's or es's.

So go with either crystal or peerless. It all comes down to amount of power

75 - 130 peerless

175 - 200+ crystal's

Mike

PollyCranopolis
11-06-2006, 10:49 AM
yeah peerless audio definition or crystal ss6c would be my choices. I only like higher end cdt's like ef cf's or hd's or es's.

So go with either crystal or peerless. It all comes down to amount of power

75 - 130 peerless

175 - 200+ crystal's

Mike

I have a RF851X 4 channel, so I would be giving these about 110w. I can bridge this amp for an excess of about 240 per side, but I'm not sure if I will be able to have a stereo signal at that point. May only be able to do that into a mono load.

theothermike
11-06-2006, 07:42 PM
well if u can get 240 per side bridged, id take the ss6c.

Mike

ismelllikepoop
11-06-2006, 09:08 PM
i think you should buy my dls ms6's.

crazy4ozs
11-06-2006, 09:41 PM
although the a/d/s line isnt getting much light here, my vote goes for the 3-ways...going cheap on ebay...i suggest u take a look, and oh, just my $.02 but....


when picking out components, you can go off of what other people think to a point, but in the end it will be YOUR decision, and no1 but your EARS will aid u in that decision....best of luck

crazy4ozs out

theothermike
11-07-2006, 08:35 AM
i still say with your amount of power the ss6c's will wang quite nicely

Mike

ZeroAccess
01-16-2007, 03:54 AM
How do you get the 15% off on the CDT's?

Sorry for resurecting an old thread, was just wondering

IamDeMan
01-16-2007, 07:10 AM
Ugggh