View Full Version : MB Quart PCE 216???

04-29-2007, 04:09 PM
Hey guys, i'm looking for a new component set. And i've noticed that alot of people say that MB Quart is good along with Diamond Audio. Well I came across the MB Quart PCE 216 Component/coaxial set, and I was wondering how well they would perform. I listen to rap and r&b, so i'd like to have some type of midbass. Also I would be running them at 115 watts a piece. If you guys have any experience or insight with these it would be greatly appreciated.

04-29-2007, 04:37 PM
MB Quart speakers sound good but the tweeter is just too much for most to handle, they are very harsh and sharp and hi volumes.

04-29-2007, 04:39 PM
Since it's a component set can I keep the midbasses and just switch the tweeter?? Or should I just go with a completely different component set in the 200 range?

Gary S
04-29-2007, 04:56 PM
Those are are good speakers, you can't go wrong with them. Best I have found in that price range are Cerwin Vega V-Max 65, or Precision Power 356cs if you like soft domes.

04-29-2007, 05:05 PM
So you think that they can perform well with rap and r&b, and off of 115 watts? Also how well does the midbass perform

Gary S
04-29-2007, 05:41 PM
They are pretty good all around, not the best midbass though. I heard them next to Polk DB series components, the difference was night and day, the Quarts were in a different league. The Quarts' have very pronounced vocals. I did not know poly cone speakers could sound like that until I heard them.

The power should be fine... I think they are rated around 60 watts RMS? If crossed over at 80 hz they should handle double that.

04-29-2007, 05:55 PM
Sonicelectronix has them rated for 130 rms?? I guess I should check the actual website to be completely sure

Gary S
04-29-2007, 06:25 PM
My directory says 60 - 130... I suspect the 60 is RMS, 130 is peak power. I would not be afraid to put 115 on them with a high pass crossover.

04-29-2007, 06:44 PM
It's weird because I see it saying 60-130 Rms and Peak being 260. Thats what the crutchfield review was saying :confused: So with my needs you think these speakers will be a keeper??

04-29-2007, 06:51 PM
im looking to buy this exact set also. i've always been a big MB fan. the tweeters are a little harsh for some, but that can be corrected with some eq-ing. for the price, you really cant go wrong.

04-29-2007, 06:52 PM
Thanx. I've decided on getting them.

04-30-2007, 03:06 PM
get them yet?

04-30-2007, 03:09 PM
I've owned them, and ran 200w to them daily. Excellent midbass, clear highs, very defined voices. I suggest biamping them with a 4-channel amp so that you can independently control the mids and highs. They love power, though. They sounded okay on 50w, but on 200w, they just straight up kicked ***.

05-01-2007, 03:57 PM
Ditto. I had the PCE-216's in my old car before I got my Jeep and put in Focal's. I ran about 165 RMS to each side and the Quarts absolutely loved it! It was amazing how loud they would get while staying detailed with zero distortion.