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civic si
05-21-2007, 11:57 PM
Well i like sound quality better then going all out....well i was wondering what 6.5 component set of speaker is going to be the best quality speakers for a sq setup. i also like it to be around 200 watts rms each speaker. what i have is 6.5 (front) and 6x9 (rear). I was thinking about some Boston Acoustics, Infinity perfect, Kicker, Cadence, Diamond, Jl Audio etc. well if you got any good components in mind. please let me know.

AVX Mike
05-22-2007, 12:15 AM
I would say check out Focal and Hertz. They are both great sounding speakers for the money and focal makes some amazing high end speakers depending on how much you are willing to spend. The K2p series is amazing for the $1800 price tag. We have the Vslim series in my wife's car and they are impressive for $600. I'm actually thinking of selling them and getting a set of Utopia's instead. Rainbow and dynaudio are also good companies. If you are really serious about sq speakers go to knowledgeable shops and demo as many as you can. Each speaker is going to sound different to everyones ear to a point. What someone else loves and recomends might not sound right to you. Trust your ears more than anything else.

civic si
05-22-2007, 12:20 AM
I would say check out Focal and Hertz. They are both great sounding speakers for the money and focal makes some amazing high end speakers depending on how much you are willing to spend. The K2p series is amazing for the $1800 price tag. We have the Vslim series in my wife's car and they are impressive for $600. I'm actually thinking of selling them and getting a set of Utopia's instead. Rainbow and dynaudio are also good companies. If you are really serious about sq speakers go to knowledgeable shops and demo as many as you can. Each speaker is going to sound different to everyones ear to a point. What someone else loves and recomends might not sound right to you. Trust your ears more than anything else.

Thanks i was thinking about focal and rainbows...heard they are the best....i heard that they are both underated sets of speakers and are seriously for car audio freaks....

JessAlba452
05-22-2007, 12:21 AM
Thanks i was thinking about focal and rainbows...heard they are the best....i heard that they are both underated sets of speakers and are seriously for car audio freaks....

you have a vote for Rainbow Germaniums :)

civic si
05-22-2007, 01:33 AM
I need some Recommendations...

lil azn 06
05-22-2007, 03:06 AM
Well i like sound quality better then going all out....well i was wondering what 6.5 component set of speaker is going to be the best quality speakers for a sq setup. i also like it to be around 200 watts rms each speaker. what i have is 6.5 (front) and 6x9 (rear). I was thinking about some Boston Acoustics, Infinity perfect, Kicker, Cadence, Diamond, Jl Audio etc. well if you got any good components in mind. please let me know.

You didn't list a budget and i believe all those types of speakers you listed are under $500 except for Boston's top of the line and i dont know what Cadence is.

I've heard the Infinity Kappa Perfects and the tweeters were way too harsh for me. What is your opinion on SQ since people have different taste.

frzninvt
05-22-2007, 10:50 AM
Don't forget about a/d/s (pre-DEI), Morel, Macrom, Vifa, and CDT's top of the line's.

DejaWiz
05-22-2007, 11:11 AM
Rainbow Germainium, Polk SR6500, Pioneer 720 to name just a few. What's your budget for front comps and what have you auditioned so far that you really like?

Gary S
05-22-2007, 03:17 PM
PPI 356cs or Cerwin Vega V-max.

civic si
05-22-2007, 03:21 PM
i'm planning to spending like 150-200 bucks...well i really need a sq setup...

aleborjas
05-22-2007, 03:37 PM
focal which models? i have the same questions but something from ebay please

DejaWiz
05-22-2007, 03:41 PM
Rainbow SLC 265's if you can stretch your bedget to around $230ish. If not, then go with what Gary S recommended.

civic si
05-22-2007, 03:43 PM
focals vslim looks nice....well they cost like 280 bucks shipped from ebay...brand new in box...well im looking into rainbows...ads is nice but they won't fit my door panels. i like boston too....i got a set of boston sl60 component set (6.5). i like the sound. Any body know any components sets compared to that set?

Gary S
05-22-2007, 03:56 PM
focals vslim looks nice....well they cost like 280 bucks shipped from ebay...brand new in box...well im looking into rainbows...ads is nice but they won't fit my door panels. i like boston too....i got a set of boston sl60 component set (6.5). i like the sound. Any body know any components sets compared to that set?



- If the ADS won't fit, the PPi won't fit either, they have the same basket design (they are now sister companies) so scratch those off your list.

Cerwin Vega V-Max 65 are 2.25" deep... how much depth do you have to work with?

DejaWiz
05-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Cerwin Vega V-Max 65 are 2.25" deep... how much depth do you have to work with?

Good info, Gary.

Civic SI.... the SLC265's need just shy of 2.5" installation depth, so definitely keep in mind what kind of depth you have to work with.

civic si
05-22-2007, 04:55 PM
i ordered the adapter for the installation for the 96 civic coupe door panels. well i know that infinity kappa perfect should fit my panels but what other speakers would fit?

lil azn 06
05-22-2007, 05:33 PM
i ordered the adapter for the installation for the 96 civic coupe door panels. well i know that infinity kappa perfect should fit my panels but what other speakers would fit?Best Sq for $200 bucks isnt much, you cant even get the Kappa Perfects.

I would take the Polks MMC6500 or the Rainbow SLCs over the Infinitys

Also look into this thread with your budget http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235255

tbasile1
05-22-2007, 05:44 PM
you can get Focal's Lowest line the Access Line for under 200 on ebay

and i found some polyglass series ones, a step up from access for under 200 as well

http://cgi.ebay.com/Focal-165V1-6-5-Polyglass-Component-Speakers-NIB_W0QQitemZ140119700121QQihZ004QQcategoryZ32819Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Focals are great speakers, and if you can get some for under 200 bucks thats even better!!!

civic si
05-22-2007, 05:44 PM
Best Sq for $200 bucks isnt much, you cant even get the Kappa Perfects.

I would take the Polks MMC6500 or the Rainbow SLCs over the Infinitys

Also look into this thread with your budget http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235255

would they still fit? infinity kappa perfects cost more but im welling to spend more for the better component sets...

Gary S
05-22-2007, 06:30 PM
i ordered the adapter for the installation for the 96 civic coupe door panels. well i know that infinity kappa perfect should fit my panels but what other speakers would fit?



- Something is not right.

Depth:

Infinity kappa perfect: 2.75"

ADS : 2.56"

Take a measurement behind the door panel, list complete model and year of your car, or look up the depth on crutchfield or cartoys.com - Need more information.

lil azn 06
05-22-2007, 07:50 PM
would they still fit? infinity kappa perfects cost more but im welling to spend more for the better component sets...

The 6500s mid bass is ok, but i love their tweeters. civic 96, kind of the same as a 98 civic? Because he has pioneers in the front that barely fit.

uap999
05-22-2007, 10:52 PM
consider also Mb quart qsd 213..

civic si
06-10-2007, 09:29 PM
do you think polk audio signature 6.5 component set is nice? well they are like 700 bucks..well what you think? beside rainbow what would be best?

Here-I-Come
06-11-2007, 02:29 AM
With the money you have to spend I would add a little more and go with the Pioneer 720PRS as stated above. Right out of the box and for the price they can be had for this set is hard to beat.

DejaWiz
06-11-2007, 10:06 AM
do you think polk audio signature 6.5 component set is nice? well they are like 700 bucks..well what you think? beside rainbow what would be best?

Yes, the SR6500's is an awesome SQ set. A little steep in price, but I think for the $500 range (internet pricing), you should also seriously consider the Rainbow Germaniums. I don't think you'll be disappointed with either set.

xtremekustomz
06-11-2007, 08:22 PM
You can make a fairly inexpensive component set sound very good. Installation and placement are key factors in how something is going to sound. A $200 set can sound just as good as a $1000 set if installed correctly. Lots of factors go into play with actual "SQ"

DejaWiz
06-11-2007, 08:49 PM
^ Agreed, however that is also going to depend on a number of factors, such as cone materials (both mids and tweets).

pike110
06-11-2007, 11:29 PM
I have the sr6500 polks.... they are fantastic! I also recommend to pioneer 720prs's, also a very nice set of components.

///M5
06-12-2007, 12:17 AM
i'm planning to spending like 150-200 bucks...well i really need a sq setup...

You can almost buy what you will need for installation for that. How about your budget for the speakers as well?

civic si
06-12-2007, 10:04 AM
well i can push it for the sr polks 6.5 but thats gonna take time unless i find something else that is better and cheaper..

DejaWiz
06-12-2007, 10:50 AM
well i can push it for the sr polks 6.5 but thats gonna take time unless i find something else that is better and cheaper..

I think what ///M5 was trying to say is that attaining SQ is mostly about putting the focus and detail on the install, not just choosing which speakers to get. $200 for front component speaker install materials alone, such as deadening, plexiglass/sheet metal, and nhmc is not unheard of or surprising.

Have you thought about getting individual mids and tweets from a place like Madisound or partexpress and running a DIY active front stage? Could potentially save you tons of money and provide outstanding results.

civic si
06-12-2007, 10:58 AM
I think what ///M5 was trying to say is that attaining SQ is mostly about putting the focus and detail on the install, not just choosing which speakers to get. $200 for front component speaker install materials alone, such as deadening, plexiglass/sheet metal, and nhmc is not unheard of or surprising.

Have you thought about getting individual mids and tweets from a place like Madisound or partexpress and running a DIY active front stage? Could potentially save you tons of money and provide outstanding results.

i know i already have a roll of dymanyte but haven't installed...planning to strip out car and put it in but no time...well the polks should fit my pannels very well...i like others sets such as like i know the alpine type r's don't fit because they are like 2 inches too wide down at the magnet...

DejaWiz
06-12-2007, 11:02 AM
What kind of amp do you have to power the fronts with?

civic si
06-12-2007, 11:08 AM
What kind of amp do you have to power the fronts with?

i have a A/D/S P80 But i'm Looking for a better 4 mulitchannel amp...well i was looking at sundowns 100.4...or something that works like that

DejaWiz
06-12-2007, 11:12 AM
Do you plan to biamp?

xtremekustomz
06-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Whatever you end up buying, I would recommend putting them in kick panels.

pike110
06-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Whatever you end up buying, I would recommend putting them in kick panels.


X2^^^^ having custom kick panels would eliminate the worry of speaker depth.