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Pountius
02-07-2007, 06:37 PM
And here's what I got to listen too

Focal 165 K2p
Focal 165 KF
Focal 130 CV1
Focal Utopia #6 kit
Focal Utopia #7 kit
Polk Momo's 6.5 Comps
Alpine Type X 6.5 Comps
Kicker SS 6.5 Comps
Hertz 6.5 Comps
Exile 6.5 Comps

I want Utopia's not a little bit but sacrifice a village of pygmies want. Amasing.

Till I saw the 7k price tag for em. I got depressed at this point. Calling wife was no help, she just yelled at me for even thinking of puttint 50% deposit on em.

Le ****.

baseballer1100
02-07-2007, 06:41 PM
indeed.

Pyro_By_Nature
02-07-2007, 06:51 PM
I'd never spend 7 grand on speakers for a vehicle.........EVER!

Pountius
02-07-2007, 06:56 PM
The Alpine type X were my next favorite speakers.

at 500 a set seems more then reasonable.

Radridd
02-07-2007, 07:18 PM
I listened to many also. Got down to the polk SR's and BA pro60's at local dealers. And believe me those polk SR's sound very good but at $750 they should. Took a chance and ordered Rainbow Germaniums for a lot less. Never heard a set but read about them on this forum. I ordered the right set. PM Premieraudio for info and price.

nickk678
02-07-2007, 08:09 PM
How would you compare the type-x's to the SS's? I couldn't find a set of the X's to audition anywhere so I ended up picking up the SS's when the price was right.

Schuey2002
02-07-2007, 08:18 PM
What did you think of the Hertz? :)

Pountius
02-07-2007, 08:23 PM
The Hertz sounded liek a cat in a blender to me but they were ona board too though. Not all of the gear was in a car but the Focals gave me wood till Is aw the price.

I thought the type x's were more musical but the SS were more rock concert loud.

I tend to not listen to elevated music levels too much as I am getting old and I preffer silence alot lol.

Orion Man
02-07-2007, 08:32 PM
7K DOLLARS!? No wonder she chewed your but out. I would rather shoot myself in the foot than pay that kind of money for speakers!

Buffalohed
02-07-2007, 10:20 PM
I thought the type x's were more musical but the SS were more rock concert loud.

I tend to not listen to elevated music levels too much as I am getting old and I preffer silence alot lol.
Interesting, I just made a thread about my SS's not being nearly loud enough. But then again I'm "young" and have been to way too many concerts. I like my music very loud.

DejaWiz
02-07-2007, 11:21 PM
No Polk SR's in the mix? Those are **** nice comps. I woulda bought them if I could afford them...

Went with the Type X's myself.

Pountius
02-08-2007, 01:12 AM
didn't have polk SR's in that shop.

3.5Max6spd
02-08-2007, 08:23 AM
Wow, quite a few forward sounding speakers in that list-surprised you are not complaining of leaving there with a headache...hehe.

What did you think of the K2P?

Dozy_production
02-08-2007, 09:25 AM
What type of Exiles were they? I have the Xtecs and man they almost compare to my DLS ur6s and about 200 bucks less. Not the best off axis response from the tweeter but the midbass is there. I think the DLS was better though in the transition between the mid and tweeter. It felt smoother, it felt right :D

Pountius
02-08-2007, 10:14 AM
To be honest everything sounded like **** compared to the uptopia's. I didn't listen for extended periods of time though. The guys were busy and I hit 3 shops too.

That being said the k2p's were very decent but not when I listened to the utopia's after. If I just never heard them, I think I would giving a resonable wife think of buying the k2p's.

Still they wanted 1300 for them here. Stupid Canadia dollars

DejaWiz
02-08-2007, 03:09 PM
There's always a few sets of K2P's on eBay US which ship to Canada. You'll have to do your homework to determine seller reliability, though.

Pountius
02-08-2007, 03:55 PM
Been checking ebay for along time. Purchased a few MS2125, MS225, MS2250 and reselling them here for more. But most peeps want top dolla for that gear now. Now if I could get my hands on a Frankampenstien mmm money.

Dozy_production
02-08-2007, 04:17 PM
To be honest everything sounded like **** compared to the uptopia's. I didn't listen for extended periods of time though. The guys were busy and I hit 3 shops too.

That being said the k2p's were very decent but not when I listened to the utopia's after. If I just never heard them, I think I would giving a resonable wife think of buying the k2p's.

Still they wanted 1300 for them here. Stupid Canadia dollars


in most circumstances a component set that is worth 4 times that of another set will sound better :D

Pountius
02-08-2007, 04:32 PM
well its more like 7 times as much really. We'll see still gonna shop around a bunch so far been checking Dynaudio and Rainbow's too.

Dozy_production
02-08-2007, 04:40 PM
they cant be more than 800 American dollars here. Ive seen a lot cheaper.

(this only explains my 4x comment :D )

Guessing online would be the way to go if you want them cheaper.

Pountius
02-08-2007, 04:53 PM
yah the k2p's but have you priced out the #7 kit ?

Dozy_production
02-08-2007, 04:57 PM
no i havent.

Hebrew Hammer
02-08-2007, 04:59 PM
the No7 set is awesome..A good buddy of mine on another forum just sold his NIB active set for 1800.00....that was an incredible deal...and was bumping the thread for almost 2 + weeks before they sold....

DejaWiz
02-08-2007, 05:02 PM
the No7 set is awesome..A good buddy of mine on another forum just sold his NIB active set for 1800.00....that was an incredible deal...and was bumping the thread for almost 2 + weeks before they sold....

Holy crap that's a smokin deal! :eek:

Pountius
02-08-2007, 05:06 PM
1800 wow he got hosed. What forum is htis and can I get there fast?

Was he desperate for cash or something?

Cause wow that cheap.

Pountius
02-08-2007, 05:08 PM
This was a search on ebay in about 25 seconds
http://cgi.ebay.ca/RARE-FOCAL-UTOPIA-Be-N-6-Dont-hesitate-on-this-one_W0QQitemZ230087037214QQihZ013QQcategoryZ32819Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Dozy_production
02-08-2007, 05:10 PM
Aiy, youve been talking about speakers on a whole different and higher up level than to what you were referring to :)

Pountius
02-08-2007, 05:12 PM
Higher level?

I posted I listened to k2p's and Utopia kit 7's

Hebrew Hammer
02-08-2007, 05:13 PM
1800 wow he got hosed. What forum is htis and can I get there fast?

Was he desperate for cash or something?

Cause wow that cheap.


it finaly sold about a week ago...sorry man

Pountius
02-08-2007, 05:20 PM
Gonna have to go listen to them again without the listening to the Utopia's I think.

Gonna head to Edmonton to listen to the Dynaudio car they got there too. Now to find some Rainbows in a ride near me.

///M5
02-12-2007, 10:02 PM
Soundboard comparisons can be really deceiving, so much so I think they are a bit useless.

Pountius
02-13-2007, 01:22 AM
I agree with you but I listened to a bunch in cars. Plunked 200 on brand new alpine type x's. Price was too little for me not to try them.

DejaWiz
02-13-2007, 09:10 AM
Definitely let us know whta you think of those X's. I love mine.

SQChevy
02-14-2007, 10:19 AM
They may cost 7K but **** are they worth it. I have nearly the No 7 setup in my truck. The Be Tweeters and 6.5" Be Midrange with the 8" Be Sub up front and it just sounds incredible. I don't use the crossblock since I'm running active, but I have heard wonderful things around it. You may want to see if you can get a set of the old utopia's with the TLR tweeters. Not quite as good and the Be set, but still really nice and shouldn't be too terribly expensive, at least not by comparison.

Pountius
02-15-2007, 12:38 AM
yah trying to find cheap focal gear is nearly impossible though lol most get gobbled up way too quick. Gonna have to slum with some lower cost ones till I get my 1k a day job.

Anyone looking for someone and paying 1k a day?

Fixxer
02-15-2007, 12:44 AM
Lots of nice companies you missed... The highend CDT sets are amazing, Seas, MB Quarts, Boston Acoustics, Rainbow... etc.

Pountius
02-15-2007, 05:28 PM
I had MB quart in my old ride blew up 3 sets of comps running 100w to them never again. Plus they sounded like **** to me.

No Rainbow dealer anywhere near me. BA dealer wasn't getting anything instock for awhile he said. They also carry kicker Hertz and Exile lines. Might have heard of them Installation Station.

No Seas dealer near me either or CDT. Not in a big american city lol.