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Tonyguy
02-14-2007, 08:31 PM
which would yo choose and why? people who have or have heard either one or both, please chime in. :)

Tonyguy
02-14-2007, 09:00 PM
What do you like about em?Describe.

00poop6x
02-15-2007, 01:49 AM
What do you like about em?Describe.


They're under D&M Holdings instead of DEI.


I kid.

Warbleed
02-15-2007, 04:34 AM
DEI JUST bought Polk, so they have virtually no impact whatosever on the current products. Just because a brand is under DEI doesn't mean their products instantly become ****.

I'd say the Polks, because I love soft dome tweets. If you prefer brighter tweeters, get the Pros. Both are excellent sets, I'd decide based on tweeter preference.

Tonyguy
02-15-2007, 11:45 AM
thanks. anyone else?

WhoSayWho?
02-15-2007, 03:57 PM
DEI JUST bought Polk, so they have virtually no impact whatosever on the current products. Just because a brand is under DEI doesn't mean their products instantly become ****. I'd say the Polks, because I love soft dome tweets. If you prefer brighter tweeters, get the Pros. Both are excellent sets, I'd decide based on tweeter preference.

True. It takes a little while. :laugh:

bri487
02-15-2007, 04:05 PM
the pros arent super bright to me. the mid/tweet/crossover is a perfect matchup thanks to boston. one of the smoothest sounding speakers i have ever heard. the tweeter and mid match up seamlessly.

konechiwa
02-15-2007, 05:14 PM
The Polks will be softer then the pros for sure. Id go with the polks...but i really like it to sound soft.

Towncar
02-15-2007, 05:19 PM
Polks are a smoother sounding set.. That would be my pick..

Echo42987
02-15-2007, 08:51 PM
Polks

Unless you wanna upgrade to the Z6's

-Nick-

bdubs767
02-15-2007, 08:53 PM
Polks

Unless you wanna upgrade to the Z6's

-Nick-



z6 r gone

bri487
02-16-2007, 01:17 AM
no z6 unless he wants the extremely bright.

00poop6x
02-16-2007, 02:43 AM
...Just because a brand is under DEI doesn't mean their products instantly become ****...


Who said this?! :blush:

You all would be hardpressed to find out that the Pro's tweeters are quite smooth for being of the metallic kind, being linear helps a lot. The Z's are a whole different world, the smoothest and softest metallic tweets I've heard, if there is such a thing...

As stated, Polks are smooth. But to me, Pro's midbass wins, and the tweets, and the build, and all the installation hardware that comes with it, and the clarity at high volumes.

SPZ's have arrived.

jluv
02-16-2007, 09:20 AM
I haven't heard the Polks. I have Pro 60s active up front and I like the fact that they get LOUD and still sound great.

Radridd
02-17-2007, 09:42 AM
I listened to the Pro 60's and the Polk SR's before buying the Rainbow Germaniums. Both the pros and polks were running off a JL 300/2. I like both but the Polks are in a different league in smoothness and clarity. If money was not a constraint I would have them now. Although my germs sound amazing with only 70 watts/ch. For the money they are hard to beat

purerx7tt
02-17-2007, 05:14 PM
car audio mag rated the polks #1
http://www.caraudiomag.com/testreports/0511cae_polk_audio_sr6500_car_speakers/

I will be running two sets off of this
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/purerx7/tree001.jpg
sinfoni 120.4x

jdohman
02-22-2007, 01:38 PM
Not to hurt the boston name but the pro60's as well as the older Z6's are not even in the same leauge as the SR6500's. I have never once had a person walk into my shop and listen to both and tell me that the bostons were a better sounding set. That goes for the Focal K2p's as well. The polks are just so natural and sound even better when installed correctly in your car.

Now the crazy thing is. The SR5250's actually sound better than what the SR6500's sound. The midbass is pretty close to even on the 2 so dont throw that into the mix. The SR5250 just sounds alot warmer. They almost make you want to crawl up next to them and snuggle.

bri487
02-22-2007, 02:17 PM
car audio magazine's reviews are ****. they are almost as biased as petersons 4wheel mag.