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sickofsoyo
11-26-2007, 02:37 PM
I am thinkin about getting two sets of these components for my Monte Carlo SS, I havent really seen any non-biased, reputable reviews out there. Can anyone tell me how they are? Both sets will be powered by their own amp, at 180W RMS.

Towncar
11-26-2007, 02:48 PM
Horrible for the money.. Very muddy sounding mids, and harsh tweets.. I would look elsewhere..

SethPhillips
11-26-2007, 02:50 PM
i put a set in my buddy's expedition... they sounded ok...

sandbags
11-26-2007, 02:55 PM
i like the midbass not crazy about the tweets, but overall 8/10. they need 100w+ to sound good

DejaWiz
11-26-2007, 05:14 PM
Horrible for the money.. Very muddy sounding mids, and harsh tweets.. I would look elsewhere..

QFT. I auditioned them a while back and they failed to impress me in any way. I fiddled with the HU's EQ for a good long while and no matter what I did I just could not get them to sound decent.

sickofsoyo
11-26-2007, 07:04 PM
would these be a good alternative?

Pioneer TS-C720PRS?

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069894_291263623,00.html

better yet, what would you get with a budget of $230 per set?

DejaWiz
11-26-2007, 07:05 PM
would these be a good alternative?

Pioneer TS-C720PRS?

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069894_291263623,00.html

YES!!! Amazing speakers for the money.

Nice review from a hard-core SQ guy here (http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7302).

Towncar
11-26-2007, 07:07 PM
Havent personally heard the prs's, but Ive heard to many negative things, especially about the tweets from a few people I know.. Who knows though..

sickofsoyo
11-26-2007, 07:20 PM
would this be good enough to power those?

PX300.4 4 Channel Amplifier

I can get it for 269, which is a fairly good price

4 Channel Amplifier
4 x 123.5 Watts @ 4 ohm
4 x 300 Watts @ 2 ohm
2 x 358 Watts @ 4 ohm bridged
600 Watts max power
Full-range preamp outputs
Slope-selectable variable electronic crossovers
Frequency response: 16Hz to 500Khz
Sensitivity: 76.64dB
Dimensions (H x W x D): 2-9/16" x 17" x 12-1/4"

I am also considering these speakers... $299

Boston Acoustics PRO 60 6.5" Component Speakers

DejaWiz
11-26-2007, 07:39 PM
That will be plenty of amp for them, especially if you decide to run them active. CJ over at diyma was running 4x60w iirc.

SRim23
11-26-2007, 08:09 PM
would this be good enough to power those?

PX300.4 4 Channel Amplifier

I can get it for 269, which is a fairly good price

4 Channel Amplifier
4 x 123.5 Watts @ 4 ohm
4 x 300 Watts @ 2 ohm
2 x 358 Watts @ 4 ohm bridged
600 Watts max power
Full-range preamp outputs
Slope-selectable variable electronic crossovers
Frequency response: 16Hz to 500Khz
Sensitivity: 76.64dB
Dimensions (H x W x D): 2-9/16" x 17" x 12-1/4"

I am also considering these speakers... $299

Boston Acoustics PRO 60 6.5" Component Speakers
you wont be dissappointed with that amp...i have one and love it.. its rather large but is rock solid..... i like the fact its very easy to set up without the worry of clipping.....it has the blinking lights on it to tell you when its clipping....took maybe 10 minutes to set up! running it biamped with my polk momo's and it sounds great.

Towncar
11-26-2007, 09:01 PM
would this be good enough to power those?

PX300.4 4 Channel Amplifier

I can get it for 269, which is a fairly good price

4 Channel Amplifier
4 x 123.5 Watts @ 4 ohm
4 x 300 Watts @ 2 ohm
2 x 358 Watts @ 4 ohm bridged
600 Watts max power
Full-range preamp outputs
Slope-selectable variable electronic crossovers
Frequency response: 16Hz to 500Khz
Sensitivity: 76.64dB
Dimensions (H x W x D): 2-9/16" x 17" x 12-1/4"

I am also considering these speakers... $299

Boston Acoustics PRO 60 6.5" Component Speakers


Go with the pro's..

sickofsoyo
11-27-2007, 03:22 PM
ok, so the boston accoustic Pros, and the JBL Amp. 8 Guage wire for the Amp ok? And where is the best place for the tweeter mount. A-pillar?

SethPhillips
11-27-2007, 03:25 PM
ok, so the boston accoustic Pros, and the JBL Amp. 8 Guage wire for the Amp ok? And where is the best place for the tweeter mount. A-pillar?

that all should be good.. whats the amp draw ont the JBL amp??
Usually you want the tweets about eye level.. if you want you can put them in the a piller..

sickofsoyo
11-27-2007, 03:41 PM
PX300.4 4 Channel Amplifier

I can get it for 269, which is a fairly good price

4 Channel Amplifier
4 x 123.5 Watts @ 4 ohm
4 x 300 Watts @ 2 ohm
2 x 358 Watts @ 4 ohm bridged
600 Watts max power
Full-range preamp outputs
Slope-selectable variable electronic crossovers
Frequency response: 16Hz to 500Khz
Sensitivity: 76.64dB
Dimensions (H x W x D): 2-9/16" x 17" x 12-1/4"

Yeah, thats the one, I think 8 guage should be plenty, but if anyone thinks otherwise...

Towncar
11-27-2007, 04:10 PM
Yeah, thats the one, I think 8 guage should be plenty, but if anyone thinks otherwise...

I would run atleast 4 guage with that amp.. They put out some power..

squeak9798
11-27-2007, 11:47 PM
I am also considering these speakers... $299

Boston Acoustics PRO 60 6.5" Component Speakers

I would try to listen to both before making any decisions.

Both Boston and Pioneer are widely available.....you should have a dealer for both within driving distance.

Boston generally makes great component sets......but Pioneer really packed a ton of technology in the PRS mids and they are very well designed drivers. I wouldn't cross them off your list based on one or two replies to this thread.

Search the website Dejawiz posted earlier for some more opinions on the PRS set, and here is CA&E's review of the set;
http://www.caraudiomag.com/testreports/0612_caep_pioneer_premier_ts_c720prs/index.html

DejaWiz
11-28-2007, 12:13 AM
Pioneer really packed a ton of technology in the PRS mids and they are very well designed drivers. I wouldn't cross them off your list based on one or two replies to this thread.

QFT!!!

Gary S
11-28-2007, 06:23 AM
PPI 356cs or Cerwin Vega V-Max 65.

sickofsoyo
11-28-2007, 03:47 PM
ok, I will browse around a couple shops and see what they got, I also like those precision power speakers posted below. Any opinions on those?