View Full Version : Need some help on comp upgrade

11-06-2006, 03:15 AM
alright, so ive got sum experience in car audio now, and im lookin to upgrade from my noob purchase of type R comps...i wud like to go passive, and wutever set i go with will go in optimim speaker placment in custom kick panels...

please give em ideas...lookin for under 200...sumthing with good kick and SMOOTH highs:yumyum: also, one more thing, i DO NOT CARE if they are new used or refurb...doesnt matter to me.

thanks yall


11-06-2006, 03:25 AM
hmm, I'd try and find a pair of type X's if it was me, yuo can get them used for under 200 or new for just a bit over. Obviously rainbow is popular on here. Boston Pro's can be found at about that price as well. All fit the description of what your looking for. If you werent' happy with your R's you may still like the X's. They are far superior, IMO. I've heard both on boards and the X's were much better. I've heard R's in cars before quite a few times, X's only once, but the X's were alot better than the R's in any case. Anyway, whatever you get I wanna hear it one of these days, if I ever get free time to drive down.

11-06-2006, 03:30 AM
well the main problem with my type Rs is there harsh highs...or atleast the seem harsh to me...but im lookin into the Xs and Bostons right now...any model #s for the bostons?

11-06-2006, 03:43 AM
Wow, nobody pitching CDT yet. I'm shocked.

Anyway, here's a small sampling. There are others:


You might also want to look into Exile's XP components. The a/d/s 3-series have been selling real cheap on e-Bay and are nice. Sounddomain still has some 5 1/4 3- and 2-series available (Sounddomain is an authorized dealer).

11-06-2006, 04:01 AM
definatly lookin into the Zapcos, because if there like anything like there amps im def checkin them out, any body heard them?

11-06-2006, 04:06 AM
I've heard their upper end comps are good, not sure about the lower models though. Morels are pretty laid back for the most part too.

11-06-2006, 04:10 AM
ya, im lookin into those 2...but i cant find prices on any of them and unfortunatly since i live in the middle of f'ing nowhere theres not a dealer near by

11-06-2006, 04:19 AM
a/d/s ftw? herd em once, preety dam amazing for 200 on ebay IMO...thoughts?

http://cgi.ebay.com/a-d-s-346cs-6-5-inch-2-way-component-NEW-in-box_W0QQitemZ330046953235QQihZ014QQcategoryZ18799Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

11-06-2006, 06:32 AM
Those type X's look awesome. Obviously Boston's are smooth. I do wish I knew someone who had Rainbows. I would love to here them. I know they might be expensive, but if you are lookiing for smooth, take a look at Polk Audio. I love mine. Sweetness! They really are smooth.

11-06-2006, 10:46 AM
i no alot of people have been offering up different things but i think i am going with a pair of A/D/S 346cs's....seems just too good a deal to pass up, if anyone has any objections to this please speak now, lol, becuase they will be purchased within the next 10 hours :D

11-06-2006, 10:50 AM
:greedy: sell me your type r's

11-06-2006, 11:56 AM
^^um, ok, ill send u a PM^^

11-06-2006, 05:34 PM
I say stretch you buget just a bit and get a set of Rainbow SLC's. Or CDT's did you look through the classifieds? Or even if you can find a set of Focal poylglass's that would be nice as well. Keep searching. Don't pull the trigger yet.



http://cgi.ebay.com/MB-QUART-6-1-2-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-QSD-216-QSD216_W0QQitemZ280044022463QQihZ018QQcategoryZ328 19QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


This should get you started. I know most of these are listed above 200 bucks but the power of negotiation will get you there. Plus it is more of a reference. My choice would be the Germs!!! Happy hunting.

11-13-2006, 01:35 PM
if your only beef with the Rs is harsh highs, just pick up a set of nice silk tweeters.