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teylix
01-04-2007, 04:03 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.

crazy4ozs
01-04-2007, 04:05 AM
Most will say rainbow, but ill take the long shot and go CDT...i assume the door will be properly deadened before install?

azngotskills
01-04-2007, 04:07 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

teylix
01-04-2007, 04:09 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.

PremierAudio
01-04-2007, 08:32 AM
PM sent

Lincoln LS
01-04-2007, 09:39 AM
Premier, Can I send you a PM? I have a couple of questions about Rainbows. Thanks

PremierAudio
01-04-2007, 10:41 AM
No need to ask, just send away!

teylix
01-04-2007, 12:17 PM
sweet thanks for the PM premieraudio

ls1pimp
01-04-2007, 12:38 PM
uh, the EF's are almost 100 dollars less then the Rainbow's, how can you compare the two?

teylix
01-04-2007, 12:45 PM
i dont know? what's a comparable CDT model at ~$200?

kicker06
01-04-2007, 12:47 PM
SSCS6's are rated @ 150w btw.

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

teylix
01-04-2007, 12:51 PM
150w RMS? or peak?

ls1pimp
01-04-2007, 01:17 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.

teylix
01-04-2007, 02:50 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.

JohnnyChuttz
01-05-2007, 03:37 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.

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

cant wait to try them out!

dleccord
01-06-2007, 01:29 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.

dru
01-06-2007, 02:18 AM
I love me crystals.

Amokie
01-06-2007, 05:42 PM
The president of Crystal says he actually built the sscs for rock and alternative etc.

PremierAudio
01-06-2007, 05:46 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.