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domino_z
08-30-2007, 12:50 AM
Hi guys

i'm from Australia and am gearing up for an install in my M3 and have already decided on most components; Rockford 360 to integrate with oem nav/mp3/tv, 2 Rockford Power amps - 500.1 and 600.4, and 2 Rockford Punch 10" subs

now all i need is speakers. In my last car, i had MB Quart Q-Lines which i really liked. I was told MBs new Premium line is as good as the old Q-line series, so that's what ive been looking at

being a fan of o/s bargains, i had a look online for these speakers and was surpised at how cheap they are in the US - around USD $200-260 from such sites as;

http://cgi.ebay.com/MB-QUART-PVF-216-PREMIUM-6-5-COMPONENT-SET-PVF216-NEW_W0QQitemZ140152299135QQihZ004QQcategoryZ32819Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8921_MB+Quart+PVF+216.html

these prices are almost 1/2 of Australian retail prices. So my question is, is this how cheap the MBs are in normal audio stores? Or are they fakes that i hear so much about?

would appreciate your help guys

and if there are any supporting vendors online who can offer me those rockford amps please send me a pm

jmanpc
08-30-2007, 12:51 AM
No, they're about twice as expensive if you buy retail, 3x as much in some cases.

domino_z
08-30-2007, 12:53 AM
thanks for the quick reply dude

do you think then sonicelectronix is a wholesaler and these prices are for genuine MBs?

im not sure how these audio stores are setup in US, we dont really have car audio wholesalers here since it's such a small market

tbasile1
08-30-2007, 01:00 AM
PCE-216s on sonic are like $180

In a local shop here in Buffalo that has MB they are like $400

domino_z
08-30-2007, 01:11 AM
that's my concern

if a local shop sells them 400, do you think sonic are selling the fake MBs?

jmanpc
08-30-2007, 01:14 AM
No, they ought to be the real deal. Sonic is pretty honest.

toyrunner
08-30-2007, 01:19 AM
This are The real deal, I have 2 sets for future install.

domino_z
08-30-2007, 04:14 AM
sweet, thanks guys

just the cash i can save buying o/s will pay for subs and install

are there any sponsoring vendors on here?

Hoodlum007
08-30-2007, 02:11 PM
make sure you listen to the speakers before you purchase, i used to own MB's and had to sell them because i simply could not turn the speakers up without killing my ears. you may like a harsh alum tweeter but i personaly love the way silk tweeters sound.

domino_z
08-31-2007, 12:07 AM
yeh i had the QLines in my last car and did like them, especially when watching music concert DVDs

stic2it
09-08-2007, 09:36 AM
yeh i had the QLines in my last car and did like them, especially when watching music concert DVDs


My premiums are harsh at loud volumes...Not bad though

tbasile1
09-08-2007, 09:50 AM
For the price of the Premiums online, thats a steal because they are really good speakers, a bit harsh for some, but still great speakers!

uap999
09-08-2007, 11:45 AM
sonic electronics is a cool store, make sure to order ahead of time..