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williams22
05-08-2007, 06:34 PM
I'm looking to install some comps in my new Mazda 6. I have never bought component systems before so I am extremely new to this. I would like to stay under $200 for the pair...what would you suggest? I will work on getting an amp next.

reed dollaz
05-08-2007, 06:37 PM
look into CDT

DejaWiz
05-08-2007, 07:42 PM
Phoenix Gold RSd65cs from onlinecarstereo.com. Run you about $135 and the midbass will leave you grinning.

genxx
05-08-2007, 07:56 PM
RSD, Diamond HEX, Pioneer 720PRS, Crystals, JL. Try and find a set of Alumapro's. Not a big fan of the lower end CDT stuff.

Hoodlum007
05-09-2007, 01:26 AM
CDT CL61a/TW24 all the way!! :yumyum:

Gary S
05-09-2007, 01:35 AM
Cerwin Vega V-max, Orion HCCA 6

abqrb2000
05-10-2007, 09:50 AM
Do the CDT's include a grill? I will need one if I get them.

DejaWiz
05-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Do the CDT's include a grill? I will need one if I get them.

Don't think so. But here you go: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-422

implayaz9
05-10-2007, 10:28 AM
are Phoenix Gold RSd65cs better than rainbow slc 265 components?..

DejaWiz
05-10-2007, 10:54 AM
are Phoenix Gold RSd65cs better than rainbow slc 265 components?..

Define your meaning of "better" please.

TunedPerfect
05-10-2007, 11:41 AM
On ebay perfect 6.1s are under 175

SplChoice-
05-10-2007, 12:03 PM
how are those pioneer 720s

DejaWiz
05-10-2007, 01:57 PM
how are those pioneer 720s

Awesome from all the reviews floating around the net and in magazines.

Hintzyboy
05-10-2007, 03:16 PM
how are those pioneer 720s

Supposed to sound great especially at the price. You can find them for $250 online all day, but even at the MSRp of $550, CA&E magazine said they were one of the best values out there.

williams22
05-10-2007, 03:30 PM
Would you consider the Pioneer 720s to be the best bang for the buck in my price range then? Any others that compare at around $200? (I don't mind buying off of eBay)

Hintzyboy
05-10-2007, 03:31 PM
I definitely wouldn't hesitate to buy them.

Civic96Lx
05-10-2007, 03:33 PM
what about type x's???

Hintzyboy
05-10-2007, 03:40 PM
those are good, but a bit lacking in the midbass

williams22
05-10-2007, 04:18 PM
I noticed the RMS of the Pioneer 720s is slightly lower than some other comps i've seen in the price range. Are these numbers accurate and if so should this be a deterrent from going with the Pioneers?

casper97ta
05-10-2007, 04:33 PM
no not really. The speakers could easily get louder than some off of less watts due to being more efficient. I personally like upper MB quart models. kind of power hungry but very clear and loud.

implayaz9
05-10-2007, 09:37 PM
Define your meaning of "better" please.

i mean which ones are better in terms of sound qualitY, bass etc?

SplChoice-
05-10-2007, 10:02 PM
cool i got some c720s on the way they also look cool with the kevlar cones and what not i heard they sound as good as higher quality sets so we'll see ill post review and pics later

Gary S
05-11-2007, 08:18 AM
On ebay perfect 6.1s are under 175

- This is a good deal also.


Where are you guys finding Pioneer PRS at $200 or less?

Ignatowski
05-11-2007, 08:19 AM
Crystals by far

abqrb2000
05-11-2007, 09:54 AM
Is there anyone out there running the new Lanzar Optidrive comps. They look pretty **** nice!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Lanzar-OPTI6C-700-Watt-6-5-Component-System_W0QQitemZ110125168856QQihZ001QQcategoryZ386 46QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Lanzar OPTI6C

# Paper Coating Cone
# 3'' Black Aluminum Voice Coil
# Butyl Rubber Surround
# 250 Watts RMS/ 500 Watts Peak
# Frequency Response: 50-6KHz
# Impedance: 4 OhmsOne Pair Aluminum Casing Tweeters:
# 1'' Titanium Dome Tweeter
# Neodymium Magnet
# Aluminum Housings
# Flush Mount Only
# Frequency Response: 1.2-25KHz
# Impedance: 4 OhmsOne Pair Passive Crossover Network:
# Two - Way passive Crossovers
# 12dB Octave Slope
# Gold Plated Connectors
# Fully-Protected CircuitryIncluded Accessories:
# Custom Grills
# Mounting Hardware
# Wiring Kit

Frankensuby
05-11-2007, 10:19 AM
First off, OP can fit 6.5's, but he NEEDS to make sure he is recieving aprropriate spacers/baffles with his speakers. Both front and rear stock locations fit 5x8's, FYI. Not hard to work around, but just giving a heads up so he doesn't suffer sound quality issue [from poorly sealed speaker area].

Looking nice and being nice are 2 different things. Thos Lanzar have a high RMS, but could have pathetic midbass response. For example, my Type-R comps boast being able to hit 35 Hz, which is very low. But it can hit that at about 10 RMS. get anywhere near the rated RMS, your having to crossover at 80-100 HZ depending on song because the speaker sounds like it is playing ping pong.

Also, it has the name Lanzar on it. Not that they haven't been good int eh past, but their new stuff doesn't shine much. I'd have to listen to them first. There is no sensitivity shown, so they could be in the low 80's area, requiring more power to make them loud. I'd only feel safe throwing 200 RMS at these if I got them.

Frankensuby
05-11-2007, 10:23 AM
Ohh and hold on, have we at CA forgot proper n00b helping etiquette?

OP;
Are you planning to amp these speakers?
How much are you planning to have power wise?
What is the overall goal for the system? Loud, SQ, or a combo?
What music do you PRIMARILY listen too?

These are indeed important questions, as they determine what speakers would sound good with your tastes/preferences, and will help cut out the bad stuff.

williams22
05-11-2007, 10:36 AM
Ohh and hold on, have we at CA forgot proper n00b helping etiquette?

OP;
Are you planning to amp these speakers?
How much are you planning to have power wise?
What is the overall goal for the system? Loud, SQ, or a combo?
What music do you PRIMARILY listen too?

These are indeed important questions, as they determine what speakers would sound good with your tastes/preferences, and will help cut out the bad stuff.

I have not bought nor picked out an amp yet so I'm up for suggestions. The overall goal is SQ but they should be able to get fairly loud. I primarily listen to hiphop and rock.

Frankensuby
05-11-2007, 11:19 AM
what coin are you ready to put down for an amp? SQ is *generally* proportional to amount of money spent.

As far as speakers, hip-hop and rock call for a set of components that have great clean midbass, with a nice tweeter. I'd say metal dome for perfect reproduction, but silk dome if you don't want your ears to bleed ;)

I'd say 100 RMS is the top a daily driver needs (per channel) unless the daily driver is also a competition car. For example, I have an amp capable of 221 RMS each channel (benched), 4 channels, but I only use 100 RMS front and 85 RMS rear. I find that it gets plenty loud for me.

williams22
05-11-2007, 11:30 AM
Well this system certainly will not be a competition car setup. I like what I've been hearing about the Pioneer 720s and I'm considering going with them. As far as an amp goes I'm willing to spend about $200 but I'd like to save some if it's possible. I also need suggestions for my rear speakers.

abqrb2000
05-11-2007, 06:17 PM
I too am considering the 720's? Where can we get the best deal?

williams22
05-11-2007, 07:00 PM
Would this amp work for the 720s? http://cgi.ebay.com/ROCKFORD-FOSGATE-P450-4-4-CH-1350-WATTS-AMPLIFIER-NEW_W0QQitemZ290112156695QQihZ019QQcategoryZ39739Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Also, are there any other better alternatives for comps in this price range?

Finally, I need speakers for the rear as well. Should I do comps as well or is that a waste? Will some quality coaxials be just as good?

Hintzyboy
05-11-2007, 08:24 PM
The 720PRS comps are one of the best in the price range. I've seen them go for around $185 plus shipping on eBay for an opened set that hadn't been installed. Generally looking at ~$250 shipped from the online stores.

williams22
05-13-2007, 10:36 PM
Would a Diamond D3 400.4 amp be good to power the 720s?

ChedNompton
05-15-2007, 01:33 AM
Would a Diamond D3 400.4 amp be good to power the 720s?
From what I've heard they sound pretty good with around 60-100 watts, so I'd say you'd be pretty good with that amp. Especially if you bridge it.
P.S. If you bridge it, keep the gain down a bit.