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elementxero
12-10-2006, 09:45 PM
Been looking at these:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=3587

Only trouble is I've had a lot of trouble finding much about the company or the general feeling towards their comps. They are perfect for my amp: RF2002 50w x2 @4Ohms. Most of what I have been looking at forces me to underpower them, which I really don't want to do.

Any opinions?

squeak9798
12-10-2006, 11:29 PM
Been looking at these:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=3587

Only trouble is I've had a lot of trouble finding much about the company or the general feeling towards their comps.

Helix is a subsidiary of Brax, a very high end car audio manufacturer. Helix is their "more affordable" product line compared to the Brax offerings (though some of the Helix products are still pretty expensive for the common enthusiast, just not as expensive as Brax).

Helix, in general, is a very good brand. Though I don't know much about that particular speaker model.


Though keep in mind that "underpowering" is only relative to a speakers rated power handling. 50w per channel would get most speakers to a more than adequate listening level.


What's your budget for speakers ?

Hoodlum007
12-10-2006, 11:58 PM
Helix makes some hi end audio, Never used any Helix products myself but im sure they sound top notch.

elementxero
12-11-2006, 12:25 AM
Helix is a subsidiary of Brax, a very high end car audio manufacturer. Helix is their "more affordable" product line compared to the Brax offerings (though some of the Helix products are still pretty expensive for the common enthusiast, just not as expensive as Brax).

Helix, in general, is a very good brand. Though I don't know much about that particular speaker model.


Though keep in mind that "underpowering" is only relative to a speakers rated power handling. 50w per channel would get most speakers to a more than adequate listening level.


What's your budget for speakers ?

lookin to spend around 200 bucks at most. Didn't know they were a subsidary of Brax though, I've always heard Brax touted as an insanely elite brand.

95stroked1500
12-11-2006, 10:55 AM
those sound very good, you will be happy. the next line above those is actually made by brax. to be honest, i couldn't justify the $100 more for the set above those. i didn't notice much difference.

helix's first couple lower lines are made in the orient. to their specs, and they sound better than most in their price point imo. about their 3rd sku on up, is made by brax.

we used to be helix dealers before lufrano got genesis and then what ever happened between him and brax/helix.

when helix got a new importer...... we had already replaced with DLS, and we're staying with dls.

crow
12-11-2006, 08:19 PM
lookin to spend around 200 bucks at most. Didn't know they were a subsidary of Brax though, I've always heard Brax touted as an insanely elite brand.

You may have looked this over already but if you haven't, here's their website.

http://www.audiotec-fischer.com/index.html

I linked to the opening page because you can select the english version from there.

elementxero
12-11-2006, 08:47 PM
You may have looked this over already but if you haven't, here's their website.

http://www.audiotec-fischer.com/index.html

I linked to the opening page because you can select the english version from there.

Thanks lol, I am going to buy these based on the sexiness of that speaker in their splash page background alone. :D

elementxero
12-11-2006, 10:39 PM
Before I grab these, can anyone who has heard them describe the tweeter character?

I like a harshish tweeter unlike most of the people here. I listen to a lot of aggressive rock (along with everything else from classical to rap) but I like to almost feel pain from the blaring high pitched guitar.

Maybe I'm a masochist but it's just something I enjoy about high end audio, and if there's anything I've learned here its that everyone has unique tastes for SQ.

95stroked1500
12-12-2006, 06:12 AM
tweeter lets you know it's there, they're a good sounding set.

but the tweeter doesn't rip your ear drums out like mbq does.

elementxero
12-12-2006, 07:38 AM
Alright I'm too curious now I'll take the plunge and let you know what I thought :)

95stroked1500
12-12-2006, 02:26 PM
if you like the harsh tweet, get mbq's. there's only been 1 or 2 vehicle's running them that i've been able to sit in. all others i about immediately bail out of.

that helix set is a good set for it's price point. more alive sounding than most others that sound dull to me in the vocal range. the tweeter is pretty well in balance. not to strong, not weak.

but like i said, if you are tweeter happy, these might not satisfy you..... unless you do some eq'ing to boost them overly bright.

elementxero
12-12-2006, 06:28 PM
I bought em today already so we'll see how I like 'em in a week or two when I can get them installed :)

Hintzyboy
12-12-2006, 06:59 PM
THREADJACK


Anybody know where to buy the Brax Matrix 3-way sets?

spudracer326
12-12-2006, 07:01 PM
contact 6spdcoupe on here, I beleave he can get brax...be prepared for a little sticker shock though......

Towncar
12-12-2006, 08:52 PM
if you like the harsh tweet, get mbq's. there's only been 1 or 2 vehicle's running them that i've been able to sit in. all others i about immediately bail out of.

that helix set is a good set for it's price point. more alive sounding than most others that sound dull to me in the vocal range. the tweeter is pretty well in balance. not to strong, not weak.

but like i said, if you are tweeter happy, these might not satisfy you..... unless you do some eq'ing to boost them overly bright.

With the decent eq /install they can easily be tamed no problem.

Hintzyboy
12-12-2006, 10:13 PM
contact 6spdcoupe on here, I beleave he can get brax...be prepared for a little sticker shock though......

I tried PMing him about some rainbows, but he never responded.

I know the Brax are going to be pricey. The mids alone are $600 on woofersetc. I don't plan on buyng any time soon. Maybe this summer.

BRZguy
12-13-2006, 03:13 AM
so how are the speakers, elementxero? i have a set of s6 waiting to be installed. i cant seem to find any reviews on them.

elementxero
12-13-2006, 07:57 AM
lol like I said I bought them yesterday, I'll update the thread in a week or two :P

BRZguy
01-09-2007, 05:03 PM
did you install the helix yet? how are they, if you did.

ani
04-01-2007, 12:13 PM
lol like I said I bought them yesterday, I'll update the thread in a week or two :P


did you install the helix yet? how are they, if you did.

So how did you like the speakers man??

elementxero
04-01-2007, 07:55 PM
I am still slacking on my install lol, I decided to wait until winter was over since I don't have an enclosed space to do it.

It's been in the 50s-60s here lately so ill definitely update this thread with opinons and maybe pics when it gets done.