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fearthisskyy
07-25-2007, 12:46 PM
Was looking for a JL 450/4 or Alpine PDX 4.150, but found a stellar deal on a PDX 2.150 for under $200 and bought it.

I was originally planning on running a DIY set, peerless exclusives w/ seas neo.

Should I hook up the Seas Neo to the HU,run the alpine to the exclusives and go active, or should I just find a nice component set and run it passive?

If so, what component set would be good for $200-300 and would compare to the DIY set I have in mind?

Latina33
07-25-2007, 12:54 PM
Was looking for a JL 450/4 or Alpine PDX 4.150, but found a stellar deal on a PDX 2.150 for under $200 and bought it.

I was originally planning on running a DIY set, peerless exclusives w/ seas neo.

Should I hook up the Seas Neo to the HU,run the alpine to the exclusives and go active, or should I just find a nice component set and run it passive?

If so, what component set would be good for $200-300 and would compare to the DIY set I have in mind?

SLC 265 Kicks would be a great choice for that price range....I wrote a really detailed comparision/review a couple weeks back via PM, did you ever get it?

fearthisskyy
07-25-2007, 12:58 PM
SLC 265 Kicks would be a great choice for that price range....I wrote a really detailed comparision/review a couple weeks back via PM, did you ever get it?

nope, resend please? :)

do you like your CMX better than your old SLC?

I haven't had the chance to demo any rainbow speakers, but for home audio I usually prefer the more laid-back, detailed, flat, non-bright sound (think Dynaudio), how do those compare?

Latina33
07-25-2007, 01:19 PM
nope, resend please? :)

do you like your CMX better than your old SLC?

I haven't had the chance to demo any rainbow speakers, but for home audio I usually prefer the more laid-back, detailed, flat, non-bright sound (think Dynaudio), how do those compare?


I'll see if I still have what I sent you in my sent items folder.....it was a good 5-6 paragraph evaluation/comparison, so I hope so! :crap: LOL

I LOVE my CMX's, but I also like a more crisp tweeter, also. That's why I went with them instead of the SLC Kicks. The CAL25 titan tweeter suits my tastes perfectly.

When yo said "I usually prefer the more laid-back, detailed, flat, non-bright sound", I INSTANTLY thought SLC 265's or 265 Kicks. The silk tweeter in this set provides the exact sound you're looking for, in my opinion. It's very detailed and clear, but not harsh at all.

I really think you'd love the SLC Kicks....and they'd love you giving them 150w a side. :)

fearthisskyy
07-25-2007, 01:35 PM
kicks are suppose to be crossed at 80hz, i THINK my idmax should be able to play 80hz pretty well... still haven't installed/listened to it

Latina33
07-25-2007, 01:52 PM
kicks are suppose to be crossed at 80hz, i THINK my idmax should be able to play 80hz pretty well... still haven't installed/listened to it

Yeah, they'll play nice at 80Hz.....they recommend that frequency for optimum performance, and not to go any lower as it might damage the woofer. You can always bump it up to 100 or 125Hz without any problems. You just won't get as much of a midbass response up there as you would at 80Hz, that's all.

Latina33
07-25-2007, 01:57 PM
BTW, I found my old component review that I sent you...check your PM's, I just sent it to you again. :fro:

wesl56
07-25-2007, 02:00 PM
I really think you'd love the SLC Kicks....and they'd love you giving them 150w a side. :)

x2


sorry to break up the 2-way discussion haha

Latina33
07-25-2007, 02:05 PM
x2


sorry to break up the 2-way discussion haha

No worries, man! I was hoping other peeps would chime in. I'd much rather have a bunch of different views than a strong one-sided view from one person, if I was the original poster.

Bring on the opinions! :naughty:

Hoodlum007
07-25-2007, 02:22 PM
The Premier 720PRS comps have been getting great review here, they seem to be back in stock too.

http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=4985

another very hi end SQ comp to look into are the ES-610's.

http://woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=5091

Babs
07-25-2007, 02:27 PM
Was looking for a JL 450/4 or Alpine PDX 4.150, but found a stellar deal on a PDX 2.150 for under $200 and bought it.

I was originally planning on running a DIY set, peerless exclusives w/ seas neo.

Should I hook up the Seas Neo to the HU,run the alpine to the exclusives and go active, or should I just find a nice component set and run it passive?

If so, what component set would be good for $200-300 and would compare to the DIY set I have in mind?

Here's a thought.. Maybe reconsider your original active idea..
Find another stellar deal on a smaller two-channel to run your tweets.
Tweets do not require huge gobs of power compared to your mids. Just clean power.
Then you don't have the expense of a set of passive crossovers to deal with, and you can still go DIY.. Besides, I want a review of that Seas, Peerless combo! :fro:

fearthisskyy
07-25-2007, 03:34 PM
which out of those will sound the most realistic do ya'll believe?

Latina33
07-25-2007, 04:04 PM
which out of those will sound the most realistic do ya'll believe?

As far as sounding better, of course that's relative to the listener.....but I would think that the DIY setup you're thinking of putting together would sound better overall.

If you don't mind tweaking your system settings for a while, then you'll probably like the active rout. There's a lot of positive feedback from people who are using Peerless exclusives with the seas neo's.

So, if you're gonna want to have more control over your system as far as tuning goes, so the active route. If you're more inclined to not want to mess around too much with tweaking and adjusting your crossover/EQ settings, then get a set of the SLC Kicks installed, and start listening to some good music! :fro: