PDA

View Full Version : help deciding on comps around 500 to spend



gsr22
05-24-2007, 10:17 PM
hey
I currently own diamond s600 silk hexs powered by a zx450.2. I dont like them at all they are very harsh and fatiguing to the ear.
I was wondering what comps i should look at i has these in mind
rainbow germs
rainbow profi cross line
polk sr6500
boston z6
diamond d9

also im debating whether or not to sell the zx450.2 or keep it.
all depends if it is worth going active or not and how much power the comps i want need.
thanks for all your help

gsr22
05-24-2007, 10:20 PM
also the midbass on the diamonds is very week even with a fully deadened door

meinbeast
05-24-2007, 11:04 PM
I haven't looked back with my SR's...after the break in period, amazing......


I have 200w rms going to mine and the tweeter protector in the cross-over glows like crazy on higher volume, careful with your wattage

Flipx99
05-25-2007, 08:47 AM
Since you HU has active capabilities, have you considered mix and match drivers and purchasing a 4 channel amp? You could then find drivers to meet your needs cheaper.

gsr22
05-25-2007, 10:38 AM
yes i have considered going active and mixing and matching mids and tweets but i am unaware of what i should get.

Flipx99
05-25-2007, 10:44 AM
Here is how I made my decision, hopefully it can help you analyze how to make yours:

1) The tweeter needed to play well off axis.
2) The tweeter needed to mount like a traditional driver (It is an aesthetic thing)
3) The mid-bass needed to be rather shallow.
4) The mid-bass needed to emphasize the "kick-bass" region. I felt it was lacking in my old install.
5) The two drivers needed to work together. I mean can they be appropriately crossed.


So, just list your requirements. They probably aren't unique enough where no one has a suggestion.
------------

I went with the profi kick and cal27. I still haven't heard them but for a brief second because I am always in between installs. Hopefully, I can afford to get my amps next week (pdx 1.1000; 4.150) and take a listen.

3.5Max6spd
05-25-2007, 10:51 AM
The Profi Cross line wont be available later in the year and will be above your budget.

Flipx99
05-25-2007, 10:52 AM
The Profi Cross line wont be available later in the year and will be above your budget.

Budgets always become elastic over time anyway.

Mine was what, $300 or so.

3.5Max6spd
05-25-2007, 11:15 AM
Budgets always become elastic over time anyway.

Mine was what, $300 or so.

? <confused>

Flipx99
05-25-2007, 11:20 AM
? <confused>

Sorry....what I am saying is that oftentimes one goes way over budget during the course of an install.

I only intended to spend $300 but after view the options available and what I wanted to accomplish, the budget increased. That is what I mean by elastic.

3.5Max6spd
05-25-2007, 11:33 AM
Sorry....what I am saying is that oftentimes one goes way over budget during the course of an install.

I only intended to spend $300 but after view the options available and what I wanted to accomplish, the budget increased. That is what I mean by elastic.


now i follow, very true.

jrouter76
05-25-2007, 11:55 AM
yes i have considered going active and mixing and matching mids and tweets but i am unaware of what i should get.
seas neo alum. type for about 30.00 apeice very smooth tweets and they do sparkle without the harshness of a metal tweet, this is a very nice tweeter you can get them from solen.ca or madisound.com

gsr22
05-25-2007, 12:03 PM
the tweeters will be going in the stock location i believe its on axis they are 1 inch in diamater
im looking for something thats not harsh, and fatiguing to the ear.
i hear great tings about the cal 27 tweeter
flipx let me know how they sound when u get ur amps in

Flipx99
05-25-2007, 12:04 PM
the tweeters will be going in the stock location i believe its on axis they are 1 inch in diamater
im looking for something thats not harsh, and fatiguing to the ear.
i hear great tings about the cal 27 tweeter
flipx let me know how they sound when u get ur amps in


3.5 has one for sell IIRC.

Will do.

genxx
05-25-2007, 12:09 PM
I have my set of Rainbow Profi Van CS365 that I might be interested letting go off. As my interest have changed they are in great condition. Have original box everything. Retial is around a $1000.00 for a set new IIRC. Mabey we can work something out.

gsr22
05-25-2007, 12:13 PM
i dont want a 3 way set tho if your willing to take out the extra midbass and cross shoot me a price

gsr22
05-25-2007, 12:13 PM
Iirc?

gsr22
05-25-2007, 01:56 PM
so far im leaning towards the germs and keeping my zx450.2
what do you guys think

3.5Max6spd
05-25-2007, 02:10 PM
'If it aint broke, dont fix it...'

Flipx99
05-25-2007, 02:14 PM
'If it aint broke, dont fix it...'

Or you can break it so you can fix it.

Gary S
05-25-2007, 02:17 PM
PPI 356cs

gsr22
05-25-2007, 02:17 PM
Or you can break it so you can fix it.

what do you recommend then?

Flipx99
05-25-2007, 02:23 PM
what do you reccomed then?

It's hard to say really....

Do you find any drivers particularly aesthetically pleasing?

I mean, I don't have the capabilities to discern between many types of drivers so I look for other signals such as after-sale support, build quality, warranty, etc.

genxx
05-25-2007, 02:24 PM
IIRC-If I remember correctly. I think they are already sold not whiling to break up a 3-way set.

If you have plan just stick with that.

gsr22
05-25-2007, 02:48 PM
It's hard to say really....

Do you find any drivers particularly aesthetically pleasing?

I mean, I don't have the capabilities to discern between many types of drivers so I look for other signals such as after-sale support, build quality, warranty, etc.

honestly it doesnt matter what they look like its all about how they sound.
if i were to go rainbow it would be with an authorized seller 3.5max

3.5Max6spd
05-25-2007, 04:03 PM
It's hard to say really....

Do you find any drivers particularly aesthetically pleasing?

I mean, I don't have the capabilities to discern between many types of drivers so I look for other signals such as after-sale support, build quality, warranty, etc.

I think he meant suggestion about using the Kicker amp.....at least thats what i was refering to 'if it aint broke...'

jrouter76
05-25-2007, 04:30 PM
the tweeters will be going in the stock location i believe its on axis they are 1 inch in diamater
im looking for something thats not harsh, and fatiguing to the ear.
i hear great tings about the cal 27 tweeter
flipx let me know how they sound when u get ur amps inSeas neo alum tweeters they are not harsh are fatiguing and not expensive either very good tweet here as smooth as butter and they crossover around 2k hz I love them they are a very well built tweet has some weight for a 1" tweet.

gsr22
05-25-2007, 05:15 PM
I think he meant suggestion about using the Kicker amp.....at least thats what i was refering to 'if it aint broke...'

ive never had a problem with kicker amps there great in my opinion and even if i was to go active most likely id pick up a kicker zx 350/4 or 650/4

nate2587
05-25-2007, 05:27 PM
I have a Cadence CVL-6K 6.5" for sale they have a 3" coil on the midbass which is pretty beefy 200 rms rateing on the cadence so u should be fine with the kicker amp still.275 shipped :)

They are brand new never used still in the original box

http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/nate2587/Cadence/

^^ pix lemme kno

Hintzyboy
05-25-2007, 07:51 PM
Check out Zaphaudio.com and look at the 6.5"to 7" Driver Comparison and the Tweeter Mishmash to read up on a bunch of raw drivers across all price ranges.