View Full Version : cant decide which to get

12-03-2007, 11:47 PM
I am having trouble deciding between getting Cerwin Vega V-Max 65's or Phoenix Gold RSD's. I have read good things on both but I couldn't find anything with people comparing the two. So which do ya'll think would be a better choice? And if it helps I would be powering them with a Kenwood KAC-8403 amp.

Gary S
12-04-2007, 01:07 PM
The RSD's are a budget set for people who won't spend over $100 - $150.

The Cerwin's are a top of the line set.

12-04-2007, 02:31 PM
and i heard the cerwin vegas can be "coaxial" if you wanted to be...i have not heard them so i cannot comment on the sound

but everyone here has the Rsds

12-04-2007, 05:31 PM
Is there a 3-way speaker that is comparable in price and quality to the Cerwin's?

Gary S
12-06-2007, 03:18 PM
The RSD's are the flavor of the month and hard to beat at the price of around $100

Yes, the Cerwin's are convertible comps. There are other convertible comps such as PPI and Image dynamics, Polk SR, to name a few. They are much better than conventional coax/triax speakers.... for one thing, the coaxes' don't have the sophisticated crossovers the comps come with... and most coax/triax have frequency deviations... that problem has been addressed with the above mentioned convertible comps.

12-06-2007, 03:20 PM
Is there a 3-way speaker that is comparable in price and quality to the Cerwin's?

I don't like any of the 3-way passives that are out there now, tuning a 3-way setup takes time and relying on a passive crossover to do that in every vehicle and setup is too big of a crapshoot for me.

12-06-2007, 03:21 PM
I got my PG RSD's for $87.00 shipped from AudioSavings on ebay

12-06-2007, 04:01 PM
thanks for the help

12-06-2007, 05:02 PM
memphis mclass are convertable too

their coaxials (at least the mclass) also have decent crossovers outside of the speaker