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Session25
09-17-2007, 07:17 PM
Hey, I'm new to speakers. I'm getting either an 02 or 03 Cadillac Deville. The Devilles come with Bose speakers. (which i've heard arn't that great). Since I would be getting some subs, i would want to replace all the speakers. I want some really good speakers, but nothing OUTRAGEOULSY exspensive. Can someone recommened some good speakers? The HU and subs that i'm getting r Alpine, and i've heard people say to stick with the same company. what do u all think? any advice would be appreciated, cause i';m totally new to all of this. And once i get the speakers I would proably get an amp for them, so what amp would be good for them? (just extra info: I'm getting two 12" Alpine Type R Subs, and one of the Alpine DVD player Head Units. ) Thanks.

Qbenjamin
09-17-2007, 07:27 PM
Base your speakers off of how many watts your amp is pushing to each channel.

ie: a 4 channel amp that does 50X4@4

gamecock guru
09-17-2007, 07:39 PM
Base your speakers off of how many watts your amp is pushing to each channel.

ie: a 4 channel amp that does 50X4@4

i second that. figure out a budget too. also, tell us what your choice of music is aswell. that will help us, help you

dvrmstrng
09-17-2007, 07:42 PM
check out Hertz, Rainbow, dynaudio, etc

gamecock guru
09-17-2007, 07:50 PM
check out Hertz, Rainbow, dynaudio, etc

where in the hell can you find hertz? i'd like to try out the mlk 165's

Session25
09-17-2007, 07:54 PM
I listen to Rap (alot), but I also listen to metal and rock. so bascially rap and metal. i don't know what amp i would need at all. I'm willing to pay a good amount for everything. i can't give you guys a budget, cause i don't know how much the amp and speakers are, (like the ones suggested). I kind of go w/ the flow. haha.

Qbenjamin
09-17-2007, 07:54 PM
check out Hertz, Rainbow, dynaudio, etc

All of those are very good options, but they are also extremely pricey.


I would suggest some of the CDT Satnet comps

tbasile1
09-17-2007, 07:57 PM
What is your budget????

Qbenjamin
09-17-2007, 07:57 PM
I listen to Rap (alot), but I also listen to metal and rock. so bascially rap and metal. i don't know what amp i would need at all. I'm willing to pay a good amount for everything. i can't give you guys a budget, cause i don't know how much the amp and speakers are, (like the ones suggested). I kind of go w/ the flow. haha.

Do yourself a favor, and start searching on this site for prices on the equipment you are looking for. With the lack of experience that you have with car audio, I would suggest going to a local shop, just to check out some things and prices. We can type all day, but hearing and seeing reign above all.

Session25
09-17-2007, 08:16 PM
I've been to several places that have car audio. My budget for speakers is like 300-400. i would like to get Alpine speakers, but i don't know if they're good.

tbasile1
09-17-2007, 09:22 PM
To name a few:

Rainbow
Focal
MB Quart
Boston Acoustics
Hertz

Session25
09-17-2007, 09:34 PM
are infinity good?

tbasile1
09-17-2007, 09:38 PM
Theyre not bad for the price and have pretty clear and crisp sound, but they are noted for having little to no midbass at all

Personally, any of the above that I listed, I would take over Infinity

Rainbow is really nice, there are 3 dealers on here:

6spdcouple
3.5max6spd
PremierAudio

PM any of them for prices

gamecock guru
09-18-2007, 01:50 AM
are infinity good?

components totally ****.. subs decent.

Eugenics
09-18-2007, 02:06 AM
where in the hell can you find hertz? i'd like to try out the mlk 165's

6spdcoupe i believe.

gamecock guru
09-18-2007, 02:16 AM
6spdcoupe i believe.

anybody know this kid? he said he knows an authorized hertz dealer...

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Eugenics
09-18-2007, 02:25 AM
i dont know, i'd just see if 6spd can help you, he's a great guy.

gamecock guru
09-18-2007, 02:30 AM
i dont know, i'd just see if 6spd can help you, he's a great guy.

$450.00 for the hertz mlk165's seems a little too cheap to me. i thought the msrp was around $900

Session25
09-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Rainbow speakers look and from the reviews must be really good. But I don't want to spend 600+ on speakers, (cause i still want to get a new head unit, subs, amp, ect..). Are the lower line of Rainbow good?

Eugenics
09-18-2007, 08:52 AM
$450.00 for the hertz mlk165's seems a little too cheap to me. i thought the msrp was around $900

Who quoted you that?

Latina33
09-18-2007, 12:21 PM
Rainbow speakers look and from the reviews must be really good. But I don't want to spend 600+ on speakers, (cause i still want to get a new head unit, subs, amp, ect..). Are the lower line of Rainbow good?

Yes, the SLC 265 Kicks are a GREAT component set, and will most likely cost you under $300 from a dealer on the forums here, shipping included....and you'll be buying authorized, so you'll have a real warranty.

I'd highly recommend this set for the money.

mlstrass
09-18-2007, 12:32 PM
x2 on listening to speakers at some local shops to at least see what you like in a speaker. Meaning bright tweeters, laid back, etc... Then you can purchase online based upon your findings and also see which speakers have the characteristics you like.

One more thing: try to make picking out equipment a fun experience vs head casing over every minute detail. Some get hung up on the "grass is always greener" syndrome and are never happy with a purchase or never even get to that point.

Good luck...

DejaWiz
09-18-2007, 02:59 PM
COMPS: Rainbow CMX 265 Kicks $330

AMP: Cadence TXA-6004 (http://www.cadencestore.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=125&idproduct=385) $179

Use channels 1 and 2 stereo for the comps, bridge 3+4 for a sub.

Session25
09-20-2007, 06:26 AM
bump...