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ArrizX
05-29-2007, 10:52 PM
I am thinking about going focal for a set of comps and coax (polyglass v1 or v2).

Although infinitie reference are great and so are alpine type r.

thoughts about those three?

Simek4life
05-29-2007, 10:53 PM
I have heard the Type R's and were not impressed with them at all... too harsh

ArrizX
05-29-2007, 11:11 PM
the highs were to harsh? or just they sounded like ***?

Simek4life
05-30-2007, 12:15 AM
yes. the highs were harshh.. as in making your ears bleed.
there are many other sets out there that would be a better choice for you.
How much power do you have to work with?
What is your budget?

ArrizX
05-30-2007, 12:46 AM
i have the deck (9856), and the amp JBL CS60.4 (60x4). so.. under 400 for both the comp set and coax set sounds good. 400 as a max figure

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 09:19 AM
I have heard the Type R's and were not impressed with them at all... too harsh

Are you talking about the new '07 Type-R's or the previous model?

Simek4life
05-30-2007, 05:07 PM
Are you talking about the new '07 Type-R's or the previous model?

The previous model. They were the 6.5" coaxials.

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 05:23 PM
The previous model. They were the 6.5" coaxials.

Those were kinda harsh. The new '07 model is a night and day difference with the ring radiator tweeter.

tbasile1
05-30-2007, 05:29 PM
go with the focals in front for your comp set, im a focal fan and those are nice speakers

then for the coaxils i like the Polks, they retail for $99 but u can get em cheaper online than that

and with your amp, you'll have a nice speaker set up!


here r the polks:

http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9111_Polk+Audio+db651.html

ArrizX
05-30-2007, 07:09 PM
Those were kinda harsh. The new '07 model is a night and day difference with the ring radiator tweeter.

how would you compare with the infinity reference?

tbasile1
05-30-2007, 07:14 PM
i have infinity ref coaxils last years edition, theyre good, a lil harsh without a sub though cos these speakers dont have much mid-bass what so ever, but with a sub these will give u clarity and good highs but i dont have a sub(s) yet :(

but yea when i listen to my hiphop/rap they can be a lil harsh, any other kind of music that isnt bassy like rap is totally fine and sound great, still rap or not theyre good speakers especially since they are really cheap online, 50-60 bux actaully, they used to retail for like $120

compared to the alpines, well i heard some of last years models along with some JBLs at a shop and i like Infinity and JBL better than the Alpines, but i havent heard the 07s sorry

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 09:41 PM
how would you compare with the infinity reference?

Not as bright as the Infinity set. Quite detailed, though.

ArrizX
05-30-2007, 09:58 PM
So which is the best bang for the buck infinites to fit both comp and coax under 400 dollars? receiving 60w a piece.

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 10:00 PM
What kind of car and do you have a sub stage?

ArrizX
05-31-2007, 12:27 AM
it is a honda civic si. its the 2002 so its the hatchback.

the sub stage I am debating on. I am most likely doing a 12 ssd sealed.

DejaWiz
05-31-2007, 09:15 AM
You're not going to need rear speakers in your Civic, especially since you plan on getting a sub. Take the money you planned on spending for the rears and incorporate it into what you can spend for the fronts. This will give you the best possible soundstaging, IMO. If you feel the need to get some rear speakers afterwards, then install some in the future.

Gary S
05-31-2007, 11:31 AM
I'd take DejaWiz's advice and just put a set of Precision Power 356cs or Cerwin Vega V-Max 65 up front. If you want Infinity, the Kappa Components are a good bang for the buck, but the ones I listed are even better.

DejaWiz
05-31-2007, 11:55 AM
How much did you plan to spend on speakers alone?

ArrizX
05-31-2007, 09:19 PM
i was thinking 150-200/225 for the comps and 100-160/170 for the coax.

robble
05-31-2007, 09:26 PM
I'll vouch for the focals. The pks on ebay will be within your budget. Send em 100w RMS and it'll be great.
I've got pks in my truck and polyglass in my car. they both go loud and clean.

the polyglass tweeter is pretty darn bright and a bit harsh though.