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pope
07-16-2007, 04:19 PM
Hello I am lookin for a SQ setup with component speakers in the front. I listen mostly to hip-hop/rap but I will also be listening to other music like rock/funk/breaks/trance/jazz/reggae

I am looking to spend around $200 on the speakers... so far my choice is the cdt classic's for $150..... before I was looking at the elemental designs edi6500's but the price went up to beyond my price range.... can anyone recommended me some other models to look at? I do understand I will need an amp for ideal performance thats why my budget is around the $200 mark for just the speakers. Help me out, I'll answer any other questions needed!

Thanks

EDIT: BTW, I already have a head-unit but I will be upgrading it after the speaker stuff.

jmanpc
07-16-2007, 04:42 PM
Look into MB Quart PCE216's. They can usually be had around $200, and sound awesome.

DejaWiz
07-16-2007, 04:48 PM
Do you have an amp to power them with? If so, what kind?

Do you have a sub stage? If so, what does it consist of?

tbasile1
07-16-2007, 04:54 PM
what are you going to be amping the components with??

and those Mb Quarts are pretty good speakers, and sound good!

also check out Focal Access components(165A1) and even the Phoenix Golds(RSD65CS)

pope
07-16-2007, 05:02 PM
I have a bazooka sub that is currently disconnected and do not plan to put back. I was planning on having no sub-stage, and then eventually add one 10 or 12 down the road.

As for amplifying I wanted to get solid candidates for the speakers before I started looking into the amps. I plan to amp them with an amplifier and NOT from the head-unit.


Thanks for the recommendations so far:

CDT Audio CL61
MB Quart PCE216's
Focal Access components(165A1)
Phoenix Golds(RSD65CS)

DejaWiz
07-16-2007, 06:06 PM
If you can swing $230 I'd really recommend the Rainbow SLC 265's.

Otherwise, the PG RSd65cs's seem to be doing outstanding for the money based on all the reviews so far.

tbasile1
07-16-2007, 08:24 PM
Yes, the Rainbows are another great option, and are really good components

pope
07-17-2007, 03:08 PM
Well $230 mite be a bit too much since I still would need more money for amp/wiring etc...

Are those the best thats been recommended so far?

DejaWiz
07-17-2007, 03:15 PM
They are outstanding speakers.

Another option might be the REV components (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_808_Pioneer+TS-C160R.html). And also check eBay for the Blaupunkt Velocity Vc660 set.

konechiwa
07-17-2007, 03:18 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-TS-C160R-250W-REV-6-5-Component-Set-TSC160R_W0QQitemZ230150760371QQihZ013QQcategoryZ32 819QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
($170 shipped)
Pioneer Rev 6.5" Components. Their really nice speakers. I have the 6x9's in the back running unamped and i have no complaints whatsoever.

Theirs a guy on ebay who selling this amp:http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-AP400-2-Channel-Amp-65w-RMSx2-PERFECT_W0QQitemZ160138193403QQihZ006QQcategoryZ39 739QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
for absolutely cheap. 32 bucks shipped. You can check it out, but that amp would work perfect.

As always, go to www.knukonceptz.com for wiring. Their really cheap and make good products.

Good luck.

EDIT: **** you deja you beat me.


But those rainbows are VERY NICE SPEAKERS. they make some good stuff.

DejaWiz
07-17-2007, 03:31 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-TS-C160R-250W-REV-6-5-Component-Set-TSC160R_W0QQitemZ230150760371QQihZ013QQcategoryZ32 819QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
($170 shipped)
Pioneer Rev 6.5" Components. Their really nice speakers. I have the 6x9's in the back running unamped and i have no complaints whatsoever.

Theirs a guy on ebay who selling this amp:http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-AP400-2-Channel-Amp-65w-RMSx2-PERFECT_W0QQitemZ160138193403QQihZ006QQcategoryZ39 739QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
for absolutely cheap. 32 bucks shipped. You can check it out, but that amp would work perfect.

As always, go to www.knukonceptz.com (http://www.knukonceptz.com) for wiring. Their really cheap and make good products.

Good luck.

EDIT: **** you deja you beat me.


But those rainbows are VERY NICE SPEAKERS. they make some good stuff.

Be carefull with the REV comps off eBay... there was a thread a while ago about someone receiving a knock-off.

gsr22
07-17-2007, 03:52 PM
i have some diamond s600s or dirt cheap

konechiwa
07-17-2007, 04:32 PM
Be carefull with the REV comps off eBay... there was a thread a while ago about someone receiving a knock-off.

i'd trust sonic electronix just as much as i trust ebay. Both are NOT AUTHORIZED so if you buy from them YOU WILL NOT GET A WARRANTY. you might get those "special warranties" that are through the company but they don't do ****.

DejaWiz
07-17-2007, 04:34 PM
Yes, but SE is an authorized dealer for certain brands, like Kicker and Blaupunkt for example. I doubt they'd want any consumer complaints about them sending out knock-offs and compromise their authorized status with them.

pope
07-17-2007, 05:11 PM
can we start narrowing some of these down? for instance i dont want harsh tweets, im looking for everything to be SMOOTH and ACCURATE. Going for SQ.


CDT Audio CL61
MB Quart PCE216's
RE audio RE6.5comps
Focal Access components(165A1)
Phoenix Golds(RSD65CS)
Pioneer Rev 6.5" Components
diamond s600s
Rainbow SLC 265's.
polk momo mmc6500
kicker 6.5 components

tbasile1
07-17-2007, 06:38 PM
Heres my top 5:

1) Rainbow
2) Focal
3) MB Quart
4) PG
5) MOMOs

pope
07-18-2007, 12:27 PM
great. anyone else got their own top5 ?

DejaWiz
07-18-2007, 12:45 PM
1. RSd65cs (price for the performance)
2. SLC 265 (would be my #1 choice, but they are a smidge over budget)
3. MMC6500
4. REV
5. RE6.5

konechiwa
07-18-2007, 01:19 PM
1.SLC265
2. REV6.5
3.RSd65cs
4.Boston Acoustic SL60
5. 07 Type R Components

rob_6ave.com
07-18-2007, 02:25 PM
why not these my boy has them in his civic and they sound hot
TSC520PRS from pioneer 5-1/4" REV Component Speakers (Pair) check them out at 6ave.com there on sale

pope
07-18-2007, 02:34 PM
yea the pioneer REV is already part of the lineup, except its a 6 1/2 instead

aweir
07-18-2007, 03:18 PM
It's almost as if these speakers don't have any grills to protect them. :eyebrow:

pope
07-20-2007, 05:52 PM
Thanks for the help everyone. I decided to go with the RSD because of the price, I think I should use the extra money to get a better amp to deliver nice clean signal for the SQ. [as well as wiring and deadening if it comes to that]

I hear you need at least 100 watts to each side to make them really shine. That being said, what are some amps I should look into? I WANT REALLY CLEAN PURE SQ and from my knowledge the amp plays a critical role in this! (maybe more so than the actual speaker)

P.S. I already did some preliminary research on the amps of course