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09-09-2007, 08:35 PM
hey guys...thanks to the wonderful engineers at honda, i have about 2" of mounting depth to work with. this narrows my choices greatly...

CDT ef-61neo
Eclipse SC6500

i cant find any more that id be interested in (dosent mean there arent any, i just cant find them)

the other problem i run into is power...i wanna run everything off a 4 ch amp with 3/4 being bridged to an ED 13kv.2. all those speakers take from 50-100 watts which would leave ~150 to 175 to run the sub (on an eclipse ea4100) which isnt enough. i need some speakers that will handle 125w daily so i can run the eclipse xa4000 which would get 350 to the sub, a much better #. i could run the cdts at that power i think, with the gains down, but is one of the other sets better? is there a set im missing? i dont wanna spend more than a about $250 on the comp set and i know what amp im using. this is in a honda prelude with a kenwood kdc-x991. help please? sorry for the LONG post

09-09-2007, 08:36 PM
MB Quart RUA-216

09-09-2007, 08:54 PM
cool....also found these, but no idea on price OR where to get them so help with that would be nice

rainbow CS 265 X-Plain Pro

09-09-2007, 09:08 PM
I think Focal makes slim versions as well

09-09-2007, 09:19 PM
I'm running these in my 07 civic right now.. they sound great

you can get them for about $60 shipped or so on ebay


Gary S
09-09-2007, 09:29 PM
The Cerwin vega v-max 65 would be your best bang for the buck for slim speakers. 2.25" mounting depth. You can use 1/4" MDF to make a spacer to get more depth.

MTX txc series would be second choice, same mounting depth.

Power - The RMS power rating of speakers is typically full-range... if you high pass them around 100hz or higher, you can typically double the power.

The eclipse might not be a bad choice, but I like the ones I mentioned above.

09-09-2007, 09:54 PM
nice...thanks guys, gonna take a look at stuff now. btw, looking for components, not all in ones

looked at the focal, 165 v slims i think, and they were too deep....

anyone with more info on those rainbows?

also, 2.25" is too much and spacers wont work....trust me, ive tried

gary s: thank you for telling me about the power ratings, i didnt think of that. they will def. be above 100hz, prolly at 120 depending on what i feel like. so theoretically i could get the xa4000 (125x4) and be ok with any of those....nice

thinking more, at this point im 98% sure that the xa4000 will be my amp...its not much more expensive and gives me more options sub wise if i want

at this point its between the cdt, dls and the rainbows if i wanna spend a ton...

with that said, what would yall suggest between the three (or something else. i look at all the other recommendations and didnt see anything that would fit or anything i liked)

09-09-2007, 10:58 PM
polk db6501?

09-10-2007, 11:04 AM
Hertz space 6.

It is pricey but there is nothing thinner.

I use the 8" version

Gary S
09-10-2007, 12:48 PM
Go 5.25"

Also, Critical mass has a high power comp set that is 1.75"

Dei has a nice comp set that is 2"

09-10-2007, 07:46 PM
sweet....keep em coming guys!!