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ryanbssc29
12-04-2006, 05:20 PM
Alright it been a while since I've visited the site, but I think last time I was here the the rainbow slc's were the most popular speakers on the forum. Anyways I'm searching for some good 6.5 comps for under $200 with around 100w rms. I don't have an amp so feel free to suggest one to go along with the speakers.

dkmesa
12-04-2006, 05:31 PM
I was gonna say Rainbow SLCs from 6spcoupe

DejaWiz
12-04-2006, 05:43 PM
SLC's, Type X's, MMC6500's, or SSCS6's. How much you wanting to spend on an amp?

ryanbssc29
12-04-2006, 05:50 PM
Umm... idk under 300 off ebay

Towncar
12-04-2006, 06:52 PM
exile xtecs

DejaWiz
12-04-2006, 07:11 PM
Umm... idk under 300 off ebay

Xenon X100.2

Hoodlum007
12-04-2006, 11:11 PM
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=3341

Trancer
12-05-2006, 12:23 AM
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=3341



hmmmmmm sounds like I set I am about to upgrade too once my bonus comes in on the 15th.

ryanbssc29
12-05-2006, 10:08 AM
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=3341

Thats a nice price. Do they sound good and can they really take 140w?

jmanpc
12-05-2006, 10:10 AM
check out MB Quart Premiums. Theyre on ebay for around $200

ryanbssc29
12-05-2006, 10:33 AM
Since most of the speakers beeing suggested are around 100w rms. Which amp would you chose:
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=2460
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=470
If for some reason you dont like either, please suggest another one.

3onDubs
12-05-2006, 10:40 AM
I'm running the Alpine Type X's....you can get them for cheap off ebay....i'm extremely happy with them. They will do good off 100 - 200 watts.

DejaWiz
12-05-2006, 10:46 AM
I'm running the Alpine Type X's....you can get them for cheap off ebay....i'm extremely happy with them. They will do good off 100 watts.

QFT. I've got them as well. Get that Xenon X100.4 amp.

Trancer
12-05-2006, 12:27 PM
Type X Comps Vs. CDT Audio EF-61FG is probably the best match up for the price that will take over 100 rms.

ryanbssc29
12-05-2006, 05:17 PM
Since I allready have diamond subs and am very happy with them, I am considering the diamond d6 speakers. Any thoughts?

DejaWiz
12-05-2006, 05:53 PM
I've auditioned both the D661S and D661A sets. The silk's were a little smoother, but both sets didn't impress me for the price.

ryanbssc29
12-05-2006, 06:11 PM
I've auditioned both the D661S and D661A sets. The silk's were a little smoother, but both sets didn't impress me for the price.

So you liked the Type Xs more than either of the D6's? How about the Jl XRs how do they compare?

Megalomaniac
12-05-2006, 06:11 PM
AA Poly mids 6.5
pair of Vifa Conentrics xt25s

Trancer
12-05-2006, 09:57 PM
AA Poly mids 6.5
pair of Vifa Conentrics xt25s

Is that the current set up you have?

Megalomaniac
12-05-2006, 09:59 PM
Is that the current set up you have?

no i have the poly mids and the vifa D26 tweeters, i would like to have the xt25s

DejaWiz
12-05-2006, 10:03 PM
So you liked the Type Xs more than either of the D6's? How about the Jl XRs how do they compare?

Can't say about the XR's. I've not heard them.

Trancer
12-05-2006, 10:13 PM
no i have the poly mids and the vifa D26 tweeters, i would like to have the xt25s

Wouldnt mind hearing those

Megalomaniac
12-05-2006, 10:20 PM
Wouldnt mind hearing those

i still have a lot of stuff to do, right not all my equipment is mounted all wack, im lookin for an alpine processor right now (h701:) ),

Notwerk
12-06-2006, 03:13 PM
I heard Diamonds long ago after they had just switched from the Eton-made drivers to the made-in-the-East drivers. I decided I'd heard as much as I wanted to hear. Haven't heard them since, but I don't think I would bother now. In the mid-90s to late-90s, they were cool, though.

Between the JL XRs and Alpines, I'd take the Alpine. The tweeters are great. The JLs are good for a hard-dome, but I still lean toward the Type-X.

You could go Vifa, but the Vifa drivers are 8-ohm (not a bid deal), won't come with any mounting hardware for the tweets, and aren't really made for car use (contrary to popular belief, the Type-X tweeters are not XT tweeters. They're based on them, but have been modified to Alpine's specs.) Also, the passive crossovers that Alpine made for that set are very nice, indeed.

Unless you're going active for sure, I think you're better off with the Alpines. It's a complete, car specic drop- in set (if memory serves, they even come with spacers for the mids) and are well-made. Smooth, neutral, very musical and not that expensive.

DejaWiz
12-06-2006, 03:51 PM
I heard Diamonds long ago after they had just switched from the Eton-made drivers to the made-in-the-East drivers. I decided I'd heard as much as I wanted to hear. Haven't heard them since, but I don't think I would bother now. In the mid-90s to late-90s, they were cool, though.

Between the JL XRs and Alpines, I'd take the Alpine. The tweeters are great. The JLs are good for a hard-dome, but I still lean toward the Type-X.

You could go Vifa, but the Vifa drivers are 8-ohm (not a bid deal), won't come with any mounting hardware for the tweets, and aren't really made for car use (contrary to popular belief, the Type-X tweeters are not XT tweeters. They're based on them, but have been modified to Alpine's specs.) Also, the passive crossovers that Alpine made for that set are very nice, indeed.

Unless you're going active for sure, I think you're better off with the Alpines. It's a complete, car specic drop- in set (if memory serves, they even come with spacers for the mids) and are well-made. Smooth, neutral, very musical and not that expensive.

:iagree:

Well said. In fact, both the mids and tweets of the Type X are based on the Vifa XT, but made specifically to Alpine's variants of them.


And the crossovers.....
:coolflas:

Oh yeah, the crossovers.

Megalomaniac
12-06-2006, 03:55 PM
I heard Diamonds long ago after they had just switched from the Eton-made drivers to the made-in-the-East drivers. I decided I'd heard as much as I wanted to hear. Haven't heard them since, but I don't think I would bother now. In the mid-90s to late-90s, they were cool, though.

Between the JL XRs and Alpines, I'd take the Alpine. The tweeters are great. The JLs are good for a hard-dome, but I still lean toward the Type-X.

You could go Vifa, but the Vifa drivers are 8-ohm (not a bid deal), won't come with any mounting hardware for the tweets, and aren't really made for car use (contrary to popular belief, the Type-X tweeters are not XT tweeters. They're based on them, but have been modified to Alpine's specs.) Also, the passive crossovers that Alpine made for that set are very nice, indeed.

Unless you're going active for sure, I think you're better off with the Alpines. It's a complete, car specic drop- in set (if memory serves, they even come with spacers for the mids) and are well-made. Smooth, neutral, very musical and not that expensive.


last time i checked the XTs were 4ohm :fyi:
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=3887668.1344&pid=2124

my d26s are 6ohms though, not a problem though :naughty: for me

Notwerk
12-06-2006, 04:02 PM
I stand corrected on that. No, it's not an issue, and if you're going active anyway, you could just attenuate the output at the crossover to match for the impedence difference (which is why I said the impedence isn't really a big issue).

But still, I think it's a hell of a lot cleaner and easier to use Alpine's tweet than Vifa raw driver. That is, unless you're doing a lot of fabrication anyway.

DejaWiz
12-06-2006, 04:08 PM
last time i checked the XTs were 4ohm :fyi:

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=3887668.1344&pid=2124


Yes, the XT tweets are 4 ohms, but not the mids:

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=3887668.1344&pid=1430

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=3887668.1344&pid=1431

Megalomaniac
12-06-2006, 04:13 PM
Yes, the XT tweets are 4 ohms, but not the mids:

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=3887668.1344&pid=1430

http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=3887668.1344&pid=1431

who uses vifa mids? lol id take a Dayton over the vifa mids any day just my opinion.


But i did recomend the AA poly mids, great mids their, cheap too :)



BTW i just ordered the xt25s somebody was sellin them on carstereos.org, the only thing is the flanges are cutoff, thats why i got em cheap :)

DejaWiz
12-06-2006, 04:14 PM
who uses vifa XT mids?

Alpine Type X does. :D

Megalomaniac
12-06-2006, 04:16 PM
Alpine Type X does. :D

:blackeye:


it seems like a ben mile thing :uhoh: , just kidding atleast alpine credits the original designer

DejaWiz
12-06-2006, 04:19 PM
:blackeye:


it seems like a ben milne thing :uhoh: , just kidding atleast alpine credits the original designer

lmao. I use, love, defend, and recommend the Vifa XT/Type X comps, but that was funnay!

Notwerk
12-06-2006, 04:21 PM
No, no. Not like Ben Milne at all. Alpine at least PAID Vifa to engineer these for them under license. :) ZING!

DejaWiz
12-06-2006, 04:27 PM
No, no. Not like Ben Milne at all. Alpine at least PAID Vifa to engineer these for them under license. :) ZING!

now that's a kickindanads! hehe

Megalomaniac
12-06-2006, 05:55 PM
btw i misspeled Ben Mile. i spelled it with an "n" on accident

ryanbssc29
12-06-2006, 06:36 PM
See I'm torn hear b.c I can get type x, jl xrs, and the diamond d6s for the following pirces:
Alpine: 6.5 Comps front and back with a Alpine 75x4w amp for $641
Jl: 6.5 Comps front and Coax for the back with the same Alpine amp for $632
Diamond: 6.5 Comps front and coax for the rear with a Phoenix Gold X100.4 for $532
While popular opinion leads me to the Type Xs, my wallet leads me to the D6s. It really makes me mad that Alpine doesn't make Type X coaxs b.c. that would bring the Alpine systems price down a considerable amount.

Notwerk
12-07-2006, 12:20 AM
Well, there's no reason to use a speaker that good for rear fill. Just use the Alpine Type-Rs for rear fill.

http://www.alpine-usa.com/en/products/product.php?model=SPR-17LP

I personally wouldn't even bother with the rearfill. I'd just keep the stock stuff and power them from the head unit. But if you're generous to your passengers, or want the rearfill anyway, just get the Type-Rs for that duty. They're more than good enough.

ryanbssc29
12-07-2006, 10:33 AM
The alpine type r coaxs are rated for 50w and puting 75 to them might blow them.

Notwerk
12-07-2006, 11:03 AM
No, you'll just have to be careful setting gains. You can put a 10,000 watt amp on a 2 watt speaker and it'll be fine if you set the gains right. Because an amp puts out 75 watts doesnt mean it HAS to. Just set the gains down. If you fade mostly to the front, they'll probably never see more than a few watts anyway.