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razingkane
09-06-2007, 11:29 AM
I'm interested in feedback on 3 different component speakers. No one within 200 miles actually stocks these speakers so I'm hoping this forum can help narrow things down. I'm replacing my Boston Acoustics Rally RC620's powered by an Alpine PDX 4.150 with one of the speakers listed below. I plan on putting the RC620's where the NX97(rear fill) are. I listen to rock and jazz

Boston Acoustics Pro60
Polk Audio SR6500
Morel Hybrid Ovation 6"

DejaWiz
09-06-2007, 12:20 PM
I'd go with the SR6500's. I've never heard the Morel's, though.

Gary S
09-06-2007, 01:11 PM
I like the polks... but in that price range, I would look at the new Image Dynamics XS or Alpine SPX-17pro

DejaWiz
09-06-2007, 01:23 PM
Alpine SPX-17pro

Are those finally out?

Gary S
09-06-2007, 01:43 PM
Are those finally out?

- That's a good question. I know I saw an Image dynamics set on ebay, so those are available.

Rainbow would be another good brand to look at.

DejaWiz
09-06-2007, 03:22 PM
- That's a good question.

Yeah, seems Alpine is certainly taking their sweet time to get them to the US market.

Gary S
09-06-2007, 04:55 PM
I would expect to see them shipping anytime, or by November - January at the latest... unless they are replacing another model, and they are giving their dealers a courtesy, giving them time to sell off remaining old stock. You could always call or write an authorized dealer or Alpine.

WantedIsHere
09-06-2007, 04:58 PM
so how do you like your speakers to sound ?

DejaWiz
09-06-2007, 04:59 PM
Been calling authorized Alpine dealers around here since March. They said they were supposed to be out by June or July. Now they say they don't know when. :uhoh:

Rich B
09-06-2007, 05:03 PM
Been calling authorized Alpine dealers around here since March. They said they were supposed to be out by June or July. Now they say they don't know when. :uhoh:


Alpine seems to be having a lot of trouble getting out new models recently.

Doesnt exactly fill me with confidence that the products wont have some issues when they finally get them out.
:crap:

razingkane
09-06-2007, 05:03 PM
I'm guessing the Alpine SPX Pro's are out. I was told by a local sound shop today that it would take a week to get them in. I have to pay for them before they'll order them though. I was quoted $400.00 which is well within my price range. They also said not to bother putting the RC620 in where my NX97 (6x9) are. Just get a nice pair of coaxial 6x9's. What do you think? I'll check out the Image Dynamics via the web.

Is it just my location or are people buying speakers without first hearing them?

WantedIsHere
09-06-2007, 05:04 PM
or it means they are finally working out the bugs before a release....

razingkane
09-06-2007, 06:05 PM
so how do you like your speakers to sound ?

I'm not looking for a bounce down the road sound. I'd like a clean/warm sound if that's possible. I had Morels in the mid 1980's and they sounded warm. My BA can be a bit bright for me but over all I like their sound as well.

Gary S
09-06-2007, 06:35 PM
Is it just my location or are people buying speakers without first hearing them?

- It would be easier to find out which rat hole Osama bin Laden is hidding in than to find the speakers you are interested in at your local store these days.

Thank the Best Buy and Circuit City chain stores, for putting the squeeze on mom and pop shops and killing high end car audio.

xtremekustomz
09-06-2007, 09:46 PM
- It would be easier to find out which rat hole Osama bin Laden is hidding in than to find the speakers you are interested in at your local store these days.

Thank the Best Buy and Circuit City chain stores, for putting the squeeze on mom and pop shops and killing high end car audio.

Agreed. I'd probably have to drive 200+ miles to listen to anything that I would consider "high end" I worked at a store and tried to sell Dyn, Focal, and a few others.....but the market wasn't there for it. I think the internet has hurt car audio shops/small stores the most. Which I can't say much....I'm not going to pay retail for anything.

razingkane
09-07-2007, 07:34 PM
In my quest to hear some high-end speakers I ended up at of all places Car Toys as they have Focal. I used my CD through an Alpine HU and a PDX 4.150 amp. I liked the 165 Polyglass but I was more impressed by the 165 k2. They're priced @$799.99. I hadn't considered Focal but seeing how they are the only higher end speakers I've been able to hear I guess they're on my list.

If any of you know of some car speaker dealers in Denver please let me know. Again, I'm look for speakers to hear like Boston Acoustics SL60, Polk SR6500, Morel, Image Dynamics, Rainbow.

Gary S
09-07-2007, 08:57 PM
Those focals are probably better than the Polks if you can get them in the same price range. Can't go wrong with those. I keep forgetting about them. Polks are a little more laid back.

thefunkybunch
09-07-2007, 10:32 PM
you might want to see if there are any local JL Dealers, the ZR's sound very nice, and the new C5 components look to be quite nice as well; you could also probably find a good deal on the boston Z6 now that the spz-60's are out. the dynaudio system 240 would do very well, as well as many others. i'd have to recommend a drive to the nearest large city that has several shops you can audition some sets at before you commit to spending a lump of cash on something you've never heard. many people will say "i love the ------------- speakers, they sound amazing" while others may think they lack warmth, are too harsh, lack midbass, etc. everyone's ears are different, what i like you may hate. before i dropped $500 plus on speakers i'd go listen to some, even if it took a saturday to do it. this is the primary reason i don't own any rainbow's or some of the other speakers, nobody around here carries them.


the other thing you'll have to keep in mind is that they are only going to sound as good as the install. placement, proper deadening, tuning, etc is key. you can make a $150 pair of speakers sound like a million bucks, or make a pair of boston Z's sound like trash.

customtronic
09-07-2007, 11:20 PM
I've listened to the Morel's and they sound very good. Of the choices you listed that would be my pick. Here's another option....http://www.madisound.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=45&osCsid=070792d4e0c5b2c83df318a93f600606
You can find some high-end, awsome sounding speakers at decent prices. ScanSpeak and Seas just to name a couple. I normally wouldn't recommend the internet to someone as opposed to shopping in a real store but you're somewhat limited on options. Good luck in your search.