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BoondockSaints
11-21-2006, 01:02 AM
Rainbow SLCs or Crystal SSCS6?

2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab.

Will supply an amp for it.

Want good SQ, sound real clean?

Both seem like fair prices and since the Rainbows are on sale why not!

PremierAudio
11-21-2006, 08:45 AM
Both are very good choice and both get great reviews on here. Is there any way you can listen to any of them? How much power are you going to be giving them?

Lil Poot
11-21-2006, 08:49 AM
noone can tell you that, it's what sounds good to you. i've never heard the crystals, but i like my alumapros which use a rainbow silk tweet for what thats worth.

DejaWiz
11-21-2006, 10:06 AM
Have you looked into the Alpine Type X at all?

jiggy2dmax
11-21-2006, 11:23 AM
I've heard both and neither set will disappoint you. The Crystals have a more lively sound while the Rainbows are a bit more laid back. It comes down to personal preference. The crystals do handle a ton of power though and need at least 150 a side to get it to its potential.

Notwerk
11-21-2006, 03:36 PM
The crystals do handle a ton of power though and need at least 150 a side to get it to its potential.

Not this again....ugh.

The Crystals will be fine running off any amount of power you can afford to give them. They have a relatively high sensitivity, ~90db, I think, so they should get plenty loud off little power.

Giving them "150 a side" doesn't mean anything if you dial the gains all the way down. You could give them a 1000x2 amp, and if you dial the gains all the way down, it's just as well as giving them 5x2. The number is arbitrary, and the speakers are made to produce 90db at ONE WATT at one meter. Even 50 watts will be plenty. Try to get them close to their RMS, no reason and no gain in exceeding that.

This goes for all speakers.

jiggy2dmax
11-21-2006, 04:27 PM
First hand experience>what's written on paper.

Crystals sound OK with 50 watts, you will be disappointed. Now put 150-200 a side on the same set and they start to shine. Im sure others who have actually ran the Crystals know what I mean. There a great set that truly shines when you give them the juice. I've never used the rainbows but have heard them in numerous installs. Like I said before, either set will be good, just based on persona preference.

BoondockSaints
11-21-2006, 04:35 PM
Dont really have a way to listen to either one. And I have yet to buy an amp for them so, I guess whatev... only wanting to spend 250 or so on the amp...

Lively sound, more laid back? Is the crystal more punchy or something?

Notwerk
11-21-2006, 04:41 PM
The silk-dome Crystals that I've used have been very, very smooth. Good detail, however. Great stuff for the money. Can't speak for the SSCS set, because I've never used this particular set, but I understand that they're smooth for a hard dome and have an aggressive mid.


First hand experience>what's written on paper.



Experience lies. If it can't be measured, it doesn't exist.

BoondockSaints
11-21-2006, 04:54 PM
If I listen to alot of rap, which of the two would be better?

bigp69
11-21-2006, 04:56 PM
Im considering the SLC's as well.

jiggy2dmax
11-21-2006, 09:10 PM
The silk-dome Crystals that I've used have been very, very smooth. Good detail, however. Great stuff for the money. Can't speak for the SSCS set, because I've never used this particular set, but I understand that they're smooth for a hard dome and have an aggressive mid.



Experience lies. If it can't be measured, it doesn't exist.

Experience speaks for itself. I rather have sum1 with 25 years experience working on my car than some1 with 0 years experience and some kind of cert/degree. Your speaking from what you;ve heard....Im speaking for what I witnessed. They need power....end of the story.

Notwerk
11-21-2006, 09:15 PM
Experience speaks for itself. I rather have sum1 with 25 years experience working on my car than some1 with 0 years experience and some kind of cert/degree. Your speaking from what you;ve heard....Im speaking for what I witnessed. They need power....end of the story.

You're assuming a lot of things there...I'll leave it at that.

PremierAudio
11-21-2006, 09:28 PM
Getting off topic there...The crystals are a little britter than the Bows but the SLCs are a little more well rouded. They have a tight kick in the mid than the Crystals and can handle just as much power. I have given a set 200 watts respectively. But again, this is dialed in perfectly. Needless to say, they are both good candidates for what you looking for. They questions come down to, what type of sound are you looking for? What kind of power do you want to push them with? How strict are you on your budget? What type of install will these be in, kicks or doors? Sound deadening?

BoondockSaints
11-22-2006, 12:31 AM
Theyll be in doors... Im a tad leaniant on budget, Ill probbly do some deadening.

If I was to get these components, would i need to get another pair for the rear?

PremierAudio
11-22-2006, 01:28 AM
No, you would not need the same for rear. If you want rear fill, which most will agree to not have it, you will be fine with just some coaxils ran of the H/U.

BoondockSaints
11-22-2006, 01:49 AM
Well whats the difference between SLC210 and SLC260 (Which I cant find) I think their diff sizes, but that a big deal?

Still not sure difference in the SLC and SSCS sound. Would one be better for rap?

PremierAudio
11-22-2006, 08:11 AM
The number is a size, 265 is 6.5 and 230 is 5.25.

jiggy2dmax
11-22-2006, 10:32 AM
It really comes down to your listening preferences. One wouldn't sound good with one type of music and bad for the other. If you like your music a tad bit more aggressive than Crystals are nice, if you like the more natural laid back sound, the Rainbows will be better. The best thing you can do is go and sample sets for yourself.

BoondockSaints
11-22-2006, 11:42 AM
Where would the Boston Acoustics fit in here?


EDIT: As in laid back or aggresive?

khail19
11-22-2006, 03:58 PM
Where would the Boston Acoustics fit in here?


EDIT: As in laid back or aggresive?

Boston makes quite a few different speakers, which ones are you talking about?

BoondockSaints
11-22-2006, 07:26 PM
S60 I think?

Or whatever is in the same price range.

BoondockSaints
11-23-2006, 01:41 AM
Anyone know where to get rainbow SLC 265 cheap?

2LouDFoRThiS
11-23-2006, 01:44 AM
boston pro 60's definately fit in here ..

BoondockSaints
11-23-2006, 01:52 AM
What do they fit in sound wise, as the rainbows are laid back, the crystal is more agressive?

And would a Hifonics ZX440 cover all the power for these?

One last thing do they run at 4ohms or 2ohms?

slick rick
11-23-2006, 02:04 AM
Anyone know where to get rainbow SLC 265 cheap?

pm 6spdcoupe immediately. :)

BoondockSaints
11-23-2006, 02:27 AM
Done, would I be better off here with the SLC 365 or 265? Also what are they runnin at? Still wondering.

BoondockSaints
11-23-2006, 01:50 PM
One last time, Boston Acoustics S60 vs Crystal SSCS6 vs Rainbow SLC 265/365... Or some CDT EF51neos?

BoondockSaints
11-24-2006, 10:12 PM
Do the CDTs compare to the Crystals or Rainbows?