View Full Version : Crystal SSCS 6 vs. Rainbow SCL 265 vs. CDT EF-61CF

01-04-2007, 05:03 AM
Well ignore my previous thread.. heh.

Which would you pick?

I'm runnin a JL 500/1 amp to 2 JL 10W6V2 subs,

and im runnin a JL 300/4 amp bridges 150x2 to my components.

I might disconnect my rears or use them from HU but im not sure just yet.. ill see.

Which component set up would you choose if:

1) You enjoyed rock, alternative, pop, and sometimes rap
2) You wanted to FEEL the drums right in front of you for example: Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People.
3) Wanted a crisp clean sound but definitely not "shrill" with a large gain on a song like Christina Aguilera - Hurt

The SSCS 6 is rated at 100W
The Rainbows are rated at 100W
and the CDT rated at 140W

I assume all 3 would handle the 150W from the sub and ask for more?

I'm also open to any other suggestions, but these 3 seem to be well rated from the members here.

01-04-2007, 05:05 AM
Most will say rainbow, but ill take the long shot and go CDT...i assume the door will be properly deadened before install?

01-04-2007, 05:07 AM
Rainbow SLC 265 > Crystal SSCS 6 > CDT EF-61CF

Based on personal use of the Rainbows and what I have read about the Crystals and CDTs

01-04-2007, 05:09 AM
Well.. i was thinking about sound deadening but my car is already really quiet..

I was thinking of putting it off until spring break, I'm guessing that's a nono? heh.

***** seeing my income go bye bye ;p paying for college tuition, going to pay for books, just bought this tiburon, spent 700$ on the subs/amps already.. and going to spend 200-250 more on components.. and then i got to think about sound deadening that's like $150 or more added on! :|

edit: all 3 should fit my car i assume? not positive on what the mounting depth my tiburon can handle.. it's a 6 3/4 slot but most 6 1/2 can fit in it.

01-04-2007, 09:32 AM
PM sent

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01-04-2007, 10:39 AM
Premier, Can I send you a PM? I have a couple of questions about Rainbows. Thanks

01-04-2007, 11:41 AM
No need to ask, just send away!

01-04-2007, 01:17 PM
sweet thanks for the PM premieraudio

01-04-2007, 01:38 PM
uh, the EF's are almost 100 dollars less then the Rainbow's, how can you compare the two?

01-04-2007, 01:45 PM
i dont know? what's a comparable CDT model at ~$200?

01-04-2007, 01:47 PM
SSCS6's are rated @ 150w btw.

If you want to FEEL the drums, Crystal would be the way to go.

01-04-2007, 01:51 PM
150w RMS? or peak?

01-04-2007, 02:17 PM
i dont know? what's a comparable CDT model at ~$200?

One of the dealers offers the HD's for about that price, but I have heard that they are very deep speakers and you can't mount them in stock speaker locations without modification? Im not positive though, thats just what someone said here.

01-04-2007, 03:50 PM
well actually the CDT upgraded EF-61 is 200$ so i think it's comparable.. 480 crossover and tw-25 tweeter.

so i guess it was a fair comparison.

01-05-2007, 04:37 PM
I say Crystal. Mine sound fricken awesome and handle every bit of 150w I'm throwing at each side. Some run even more to them but I don't see why.

01-06-2007, 02:22 AM
i bought the rainbows.

cant wait to try them out!

01-06-2007, 02:29 AM
the crystals are rated at 100wrms. says so on my box. but we all know they are underated. cant wait to go active on them.

01-06-2007, 03:18 AM
I love me crystals.

01-06-2007, 06:42 PM
The president of Crystal says he actually built the sscs for rock and alternative etc.

01-06-2007, 06:46 PM
90% of speaker engineers build their systems to perform while listening to Alternative/Rock music. Its not untill you reach the Higher end components do they really start to tune to Jazz type music for actual reproduction characteristics.