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Grinder1989
02-03-2008, 02:51 PM
My friend is spending around $450 for 6.5" components.

He chose these

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1164

But I want to ask if anyone thinks that there are better speakers for the money. Is there anything off of Madisound that would compare? LMK guys.

JimJ
02-03-2008, 02:53 PM
The Focal tweets are a love or hate thing, it's going to be one of the two...

I'd say for $450 he really deserves to be bi-amping them actively, as opposed to using a passive Xover.

Grinder1989
02-03-2008, 02:55 PM
The Focal tweets are a love or hate thing, it's going to be one of the two...

I'd say for $450 he really deserves to be bi-amping them actively, as opposed to using a passive Xover.

I was going to suggest that. What crossover do you think will be a good choice? Also do you think there are better speakers for the money?

BEAVER.989
02-03-2008, 03:09 PM
I'd say for $450 he really deserves to be bi-amping them actively, as opposed to using a passive Xover.

Agreed. You can put together a nice set to run active at a fraction of that price.

Grinder1989
02-03-2008, 03:10 PM
Agreed. You can put together a nice set to run active at a fraction of that price.

That set would consist of? He's looking for top notch quality for the price.

Hoodlum007
02-03-2008, 03:24 PM
Focals are hella nice, tweeters can be a bit harsh at time though.

BEAVER.989
02-03-2008, 03:29 PM
http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=823

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_250&products_id=633

This is a nice combo that won't break the bank. He will have to invest in an active crossover or a h/u with processing capabilities.

Grinder1989
02-03-2008, 03:32 PM
Oops I forgot to mention. The mids are going in kick panels so he needs between 5.25" and 6.5". H/U will be a Eclipse CD5000 and an active crossover. Sorry :(.

Also do you think those speakers will out perform the Focals?

BEAVER.989
02-03-2008, 03:49 PM
Also do you think those speakers will out perform the Focals?

I have never heard the Focals, so I am hesitant to speculate, but this is a very nice combo. It should be hard to beat at any reasonable price.

Grinder1989
02-03-2008, 03:53 PM
http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=609

How about those and the tweets you suggested?

BEAVER.989
02-03-2008, 04:20 PM
I've never ran 5.25's. Check out this link for a few possibilities...

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25250&highlight=5.25%22+mids

CrossFired
02-03-2008, 08:50 PM
My friend is spending around $450 for 6.5" components.

He chose these

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1164

But I want to ask if anyone thinks that there are better speakers for the money. Is there anything off of Madisound that would compare? LMK guys.

Those are nice! here's some other that sound really nice for less money.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_5113_Diamond+Audio+S600S+-HEX+S600+w-+Silk+Dome+Tweeters-.html

Ignatowski
02-03-2008, 10:28 PM
those focals kick ***........sure you can get into the headake of mixing and matching
drivers and tweets via madisound to save a few bucks but it gets old fast when
it sounds like crap.......I heard about a dozen active set up's in my life and only
one was impressive and it was not cheap..........good luck

mikey7182
02-04-2008, 12:42 AM
I'd have gotten the Alpine SPX-17PROs instead... can be had for under $400 shipped, and I love them. They basically use the Scanspeak mid and tweet that you'd find on madisound with active components, plus you get some pretty **** impressive passive xovers if you choose to use them. I wasn't SUPER impressed with mine at first, but I went out today for an hour or two and played around with the TA and the gains, and holy hell did they wake up!!! :eek:

Grinder1989
02-04-2008, 12:55 AM
I'd have gotten the Alpine SPX-17PROs instead... can be had for under $400 shipped, and I love them. They basically use the Scanspeak mid and tweet that you'd find on madisound with active components, plus you get some pretty **** impressive passive xovers if you choose to use them. I wasn't SUPER impressed with mine at first, but I went out today for an hour or two and played around with the TA and the gains, and holy hell did they wake up!!! :eek:

They are 6.75" and I doubt they'll fit in his kick panels. He wants to get them pretty bad.

LMK what the distance is between the mounting holes on the speaker. That will help big time.

Thanks.