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elkiko2004
12-08-2007, 11:50 PM
hi, i just want to know you opinions between this comps...

i know the iridium its a great comp. but i dont know nothing about the JLs..

so what can you say about each...or make a VS...

BringDaBoom
12-09-2007, 12:27 AM
The ZR's have the most superior woofer ever offered by JL (for comps). It's basically engineered and built like the W7 and W6, minus the W cone. (I.E. DMA modeled motor, elevated frame cooling, polypropeline cones) Kurt Muller parts and suspensions are also used.

The main difference between them and the C5's is the tweeter. The C5's are silk (smoother sounding) the ZR's are aluminum (harsher sounding). If you prefer the sharper, more in your face highs of a metal tweeter, then go ahead. I like the silk dome tweets, so I prefer the C5's.

Haven't heard the DLS so I cannot comment.

elkiko2004
12-09-2007, 01:31 PM
The ZR's have the most superior woofer ever offered by JL (for comps). It's basically engineered and built like the W7 and W6, minus the W cone. (I.E. DMA modeled motor, elevated frame cooling, polypropeline cones) Kurt Muller parts and suspensions are also used.

The main difference between them and the C5's is the tweeter. The C5's are silk (smoother sounding) the ZR's are aluminum (harsher sounding). If you prefer the sharper, more in your face highs of a metal tweeter, then go ahead. I like the silk dome tweets, so I prefer the C5's.

Haven't heard the DLS so I cannot comment.

all right thanks bro, nice review..

is there someone else with some experience in both ??

Eugenics
12-09-2007, 01:35 PM
DLS are more laid back and warm sounding as opposed to the JL's which are harsh. DLS are also made by morel as well. I would go with the iridiums.

elkiko2004
12-09-2007, 02:54 PM
DLS are more laid back and warm sounding as opposed to the JL's which are harsh. DLS are also made by morel as well. I would go with the iridiums.


they are almost at the same price range....

all the system is jl, 450/4 500/1 and a 12w6v2, planin on going active...

so thats why i was thinking on ZR comps....

but i have heard some good things about iridiums...

Echo42987
12-09-2007, 03:30 PM
I like the ZR's I installed on my buddies car. They sound great.

-Nick-

elkiko2004
12-09-2007, 05:49 PM
I like the ZR's I installed on my buddies car. They sound great.

-Nick-

have you listen a dls bro ?

Eugenics
12-09-2007, 05:52 PM
they are almost at the same price range....

all the system is jl, 450/4 500/1 and a 12w6v2, planin on going active...

so thats why i was thinking on ZR comps....

but i have heard some good things about iridiums...

I would definitely not go with either if you are going active. Select your own drivers from madisound.

Echo42987
12-09-2007, 07:19 PM
have you listen a dls bro ?

I've heard DLS but I've never installed them or demoed them myself. But from what I heard I liked a lot.

-Nick-

theothermike
12-10-2007, 08:09 PM
eugenics is right. i regret buying a branded comp set when i can build a diy comp kit from scratch and go active from the beginning using seas / scan speak / peerless drivers. and have a 300 comp set sound like a 600 - 700 dollar one. it the truth.

TheGarageMaster
12-11-2007, 01:44 PM
What about the ZR570's? My dealer is recommending those over the 650's as my Charger as the fitting for both and says it will be a better mid then the 6.5?

Echo42987
12-11-2007, 03:51 PM
What about the ZR570's? My dealer is recommending those over the 650's as my Charger as the fitting for both and says it will be a better mid then the 6.5?

Stick with the 6.5's. I don't see how a 5.1/4 is going to be better?

-Nick-

6spdcoupe
12-11-2007, 03:59 PM
What about the ZR570's? My dealer is recommending those over the 650's as my Charger as the fitting for both and says it will be a better mid then the 6.5?

Sounds to me the installer is either too lazy or lacks the ability to make a plate to fit a 6.5. I would otherwise see absolutely no reason for a oval driver. Sound is round ..

6spdcoupe
12-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Stick with the 6.5's. I don't see how a 5.1/4 is going to be better?

-Nick-

570s are 5X7/6X8 not 5.25 ;)

6spdcoupe
12-11-2007, 04:00 PM
Oh and as for the actual thread ... Iridiums by a Looong shot.

Echo42987
12-11-2007, 04:04 PM
Thats what I ment. Sorry.

Thanks for the correction.

-Nick-

redcalimp5
12-11-2007, 04:05 PM
If you're looking for a more agressive sound presence, I'd say go with the ZR's.

TheGarageMaster
12-11-2007, 04:47 PM
Thanks I agree so I am not using that shop that was crazy when I heard it and so i won't be using them.

TheGarageMaster
12-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Oh and as for the actual thread ... Iridiums by a Looong shot.

Why by a long shot?

6spdcoupe
12-11-2007, 04:59 PM
I have absolutely no desire to hear JLs again. DLS I wouldnt mind and do regularly.

TheGarageMaster
12-11-2007, 05:37 PM
Wow you hate JL that much?

theothermike
12-11-2007, 07:32 PM
he doesnt hate jl, he prefers the sound of dls over jl. there a reason why jl is sold in stores, but dls is used in competitive installations, although the w6v2 is a great woofer for sq..

6spdcoupe
12-11-2007, 07:35 PM
Wow you hate JL that much?

To an extent, yes.

6spdcoupe
12-11-2007, 07:36 PM
he doesnt hate jl, he prefers the sound of dls over jl. there a reason why jl is sold in stores, but dls is used in competitive installations, although the w6v2 is a great woofer for sq..

LoL, he is somewhat on point though. Its not an extreme hate, but definately no love.. ;)

theothermike
12-11-2007, 08:04 PM
lets put it this way, they arnt no hertz, tru, audison, rainbow, dls, or any of that if u comparing one to the other.

theothermike
12-11-2007, 08:04 PM
hye 6spd, are those critical mass ul12 as nice as people say in terms of sq while wangingggggggggggg

6spdcoupe
12-11-2007, 08:08 PM
hye 6spd, are those critical mass ul12 as nice as people say in terms of sq while wangingggggggggggg

yes, very much so. :D

c'mon you know me better than that .. call me Don. ;)

Echo42987
12-11-2007, 08:24 PM
To an extent, yes.

curious to why? Something you can help me out with cause I sell them lol....

-Nick-

theothermike
12-11-2007, 08:51 PM
yes, very much so. :D

c'mon you know me better than that .. call me Don. ;)

brain fart. i no i no. i really want to hear those critical mass drivers. i swear to god though u go through subs like crap through a goose. u had idmax then some flatlines, now the critical mass. im sure u had something else too.

i guess comes along for ride with owning a store =].