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airtas
09-21-2007, 04:18 PM
I currently have polk db's which I like but I think they are lacking something not sure what.

I have an infinity 4 channel pushing out 111 rms per channel and also have two alpine type r subs


what can I do for a speaker upgrade, I was looking at the boston pro 60's


yes, no?

exige
09-21-2007, 06:06 PM
pro 60's are good but there's so many options across all the brands. i have cdt m6's with drt-26 aluminum tweeters and i love them for rock

Macklessdaddy
09-21-2007, 06:15 PM
I currently have polk db's which I like but I think they are lacking something not sure what.

I have an infinity 4 channel pushing out 111 rms per channel and also have two alpine type r subs


what can I do for a speaker upgrade, I was looking at the boston pro 60's


yes, no?

if you don't know what the db's are lacking then how do you know what you want in a new set of speakers.

Latina33
09-21-2007, 06:17 PM
I really liked Rainbow CMX 265's with the CAL25 titanium tweeter for my rock/metal music.

The board member Hemiscott has a pair of those that I used to own that he's selling for $175 shipped. that's a great deal on a set that's usually around $300 brand new.

DejaWiz
09-21-2007, 06:34 PM
Do you have a budget in mind?

Ps - nice amp... I have a 7541a

gamecock guru
09-21-2007, 08:35 PM
the new image dynamics look real good... i like dynaudio-killer sound quality. stay away from metal dome tweeters.

what is your budget?

airtas
09-22-2007, 12:43 AM
budget isn't really an issue i would like to stay within 300-600

I think the polks are lacking treble and some mid bass

gamecock guru
09-22-2007, 01:45 AM
budget isn't really an issue i would like to stay within 300-600

I think the polks are lacking treble and some mid bass

try these...very good comps. get your monies worth!

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=5712

DejaWiz
09-22-2007, 02:19 AM
I recommend the Powerline CMX 265 Kick. On a good clean 2x200w rms. Yeah baby.

tbasile1
09-22-2007, 08:35 AM
I recommend the Powerline CMX 265 Kick. On a good clean 2x200w rms. Yeah baby.

x2 :yumyum:

CrazedCat
09-22-2007, 09:41 AM
I'd jump all over these if I were you (http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20205)

Gary S
09-22-2007, 03:34 PM
Yes, you could do much better than the Polks.

The rainbow speakers mentioned above are good. Other great bang for the buck speakers are Cerwin Vega V-max 65, PPI 356cs, Image Dynamics, and Critical Mass.

JoeHemi57
09-22-2007, 03:46 PM
no mention of any deadening, how do you have your polks installed?

gamecock guru
09-22-2007, 11:52 PM
the new image dynamics is your best bet. think about it this way... would you rather have the lower line of a high dollar comp or the top of the line of a mid-high level comp? with rainbow you don't want anything lower than the geraniums. modles less than just listed is a waste. your just buying the name.

Gary S
09-23-2007, 02:58 AM
the new image dynamics is your best bet. think about it this way... would you rather have the lower line of a high dollar comp or the top of the line of a mid-high level comp? with rainbow you don't want anything lower than the geraniums. modles less than just listed is a waste. your just buying the name.


- This is very wise advice.

I love that avatar... too much junk in the trunk is just right... and I'm not talking about audio equipment!

bose301s
09-23-2007, 03:07 AM
the new image dynamics is your best bet. think about it this way... would you rather have the lower line of a high dollar comp or the top of the line of a mid-high level comp? with rainbow you don't want anything lower than the geraniums. modles less than just listed is a waste. your just buying the name.

Wrong, but whatever.

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 03:49 AM
Wrong, but whatever.

so your the jackass that would buy a BMW 330i rather than a fully loaded NISSAN MAXIMA? why get the BMW 330i, when the maxima has got more power, handles better, and cost less. because you wanna look cool in a beamer. the new id's are 10 times better than the Rainbow SLC 265 Kicks.... period!!!

Latina33
09-23-2007, 03:56 AM
Rainbow Powerline 265 CMX Kicks for THE Mutha Foikin' Win!! :fro:

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 06:11 AM
http://www.imagedynamicsstore.com/idstore/image-dynamics-xs65-component-system-p-357.html

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 06:13 AM
http://http://www.speedsound.com/product.asp?specific=jojnrrjmk

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 06:26 AM
hell, i was trying to get the specs for these two comps but couldn't find 'em. anybody know where to find these specs. i don't care what anybody says the new id's will out peform any lower line rainbow.... period!!!

DejaWiz
09-23-2007, 12:43 PM
hell, i was trying to get the specs for these two comps but couldn't find 'em. anybody know where to find these specs. i don't care what anybody says the new id's will out peform any lower line rainbow.... period!!!

Exactly which "lower line" rainbows are you referring to?

PremierAudio
09-23-2007, 02:20 PM
What exactly are you comparing here?

PremierAudio
09-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Didnt even see that Deja.

DejaWiz
09-23-2007, 04:59 PM
No worries, Aaron. Looks like we're both curious to find out the answer to this one.

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 05:54 PM
Exactly which "lower line" rainbows are you referring to?

Rainbow SLC 265 Kicks

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 05:57 PM
What exactly are you comparing here?

Image Dynamics XS-65 VS 6.5 VS Rainbow SLC 265 Kicks

PremierAudio
09-23-2007, 07:00 PM
Sorry bud, but you really should try to compare apples to apples. The SLC 265 kicks go for 280 shipped. The Image Dynamics XS-65 go for 479.99 plus shipping. What you should be comparing to them is the Germaniums cs265.25, which go for around 450.00 shipped. Im not going to go into comparisons, mostly because it will seem biased coming from me, but compare the Germs to your ID set and settle on that.

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 07:43 PM
Sorry bud, but you really should try to compare apples to apples. The SLC 265 kicks go for 280 shipped. The Image Dynamics XS-65 go for 479.99 plus shipping. What you should be comparing to them is the Germaniums cs265.25, which go for around 450.00 shipped. Im not going to go into comparisons, mostly because it will seem biased coming from me, but compare the Germs to your ID set and settle on that.

first, sometimes price doesn't make them better. to me the cdt hd's sound better than the cdt es 620's. i owned both- i thought the es620's would sound better just because they cost more. wrong...

anyways, the dude said he had a 300-600 price range. i gave my recommendation on price range, and choice of music. everybody else recommended the slc 265's. why they did? i have no idea. if you call id and tell them your interested in their products, their gonna ask you one question. "what kind of music do you listen to". if you say " i listen to nothing but rap"- id will say look elsewhere. they make quality equipment for quality music. their subs are musical and their components totally rule for instrumental music.

DejaWiz
09-23-2007, 07:57 PM
everybody else recommended the slc 265's.

You might want to check the thread again, as here's my count:

Member - Recommendation
exige - M6 + DRT26
Latina33 - CMX 265, CMX 265 Kick
you - ID XS
me - CMX 265 Kick
Tbayz1 - CMX 265 Kick
CrazetCat - ID Chameleon
Gary S - CMX, CMX Kicks, V-MAX65, 356cs, ID, CM

Hmmmm, NOT ONE MENTION of the SLC 265.


The Powerline CMX is a higher line than the SLC and the Germanium, according to the product hierarchy at Rainbow's website (http://car.rainbow-audio.de/products/introduction.php?lan=2&pro=1).

Now the ID's at almost $500 shipped, although enticing, would be hard pressed to match the value of the CMX 265 Kick's at $330 shipped. And possibly hard pressed to match the performance, especially with power in the neighborhood of a clean 2x200w rms being fed to them.

gamecock guru
09-23-2007, 08:05 PM
http://http://www.speedsound.com/product.asp?specific=jojnrrjmk

my bad... i posted the wrong model. i actually got the link right, here ^^^^^

bad link... let's try it again

http://www.speedsound.com/product.asp?specific=jojnrrjmk

PremierAudio
09-23-2007, 10:07 PM
You might want to check the thread again, as here's my count:

Member - Recommendation
exige - M6 + DRT26
Latina33 - CMX 265, CMX 265 Kick
you - ID XS
me - CMX 265 Kick
Tbayz1 - CMX 265 Kick
CrazetCat - ID Chameleon
Gary S - CMX, CMX Kicks, V-MAX65, 356cs, ID, CM

Hmmmm, NOT ONE MENTION of the SLC 265.


The Powerline CMX is a higher line than the SLC and the Germanium, according to the product hierarchy at Rainbow's website (http://car.rainbow-audio.de/products/introduction.php?lan=2&pro=1).

Now the ID's at almost $500 shipped, although enticing, would be hard pressed to match the value of the CMX 265 Kick's at $330 shipped. And possibly hard pressed to match the performance, especially with power in the neighborhood of a clean 2x200w rms being fed to them.

Very well said. I also agree with the HDs over the Euros. And the fact that ID makes some quality speakers. Its just money does play a role in purchasing something, and comparing thing of equal qualities makes decisions can make things harder or easier depending upon if you really know what your looking for.