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rgclakers
05-11-2003, 09:10 AM
These are the available components on-hand locally. They're going in on a new cr-v. Which do you think would go well with my Kicker kx600.4 and my subs(2 12W6V2 + KX1200.1)? I listen to hip-hop/rap+metal hybrids like linkin park and limp bizkit. I'm only considering JL or kicker components since i'd like to have a 2 brand setup just to keep it clean...

Gauntlet
05-11-2003, 10:58 AM
I don't know why you're only considering JL or Kicker....the brand has nothing to do with it sounding clean....but of those 2, I'd probably take the JL's. But you should really open up your options...

rgclakers
05-11-2003, 11:41 AM
what i meant by 'clean' was aesthetically... i kinda read some good reviews on the resolutions on sounddomain... ya think its a good source? i know the JLs are good. and another thing why i'm considering the kickers is because of the option to mount it as a coax. the car is still brand new and i'd like not to drill holes on the doors or dash as much as possible. thanks

Tungsten
05-11-2003, 01:35 PM
For what it's worth... I am running Kicker K57.2 components in my car right now and that particular tweeter is horribly, painfully, nastily bright. You could cut glass with those tweeters and a Mariah Carey CD.

Unless the Resolution series has improved the tweeter significantly or provides some sort of tweeter attenuation in the crossover -- and I am 99.9999% sure they do not -- then I would avoid it like the SARS virus.

bri487
05-11-2003, 11:37 PM
out of the two, go JL. i was not too impressed with the kickers. if you have the money, go with focal.

Tungsten
05-12-2003, 08:22 AM
Originally posted by bri487
out of the two, go JL. i was not too impressed with the kickers. if you have the money, go with focal.

There are some known, albeit isolated, problems with Focal's Polyglass line right now. Seems that the cones are warping after exposure to heat and/or high power.

rgclakers
05-12-2003, 06:52 PM
another question... i know the JL can be bi-amp'd...
which would yield a better output... sq+l wise

a 600w amp(75x4) to power the tweets and woofers - each getting 75w

or

two amps: a 50wx2 amp and a 100wx2 amp. the tweets would get 50w and the woofers 100w.

fv04as
05-13-2003, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by Tungsten
For what it's worth... I am running Kicker K57.2 components in my car right now and that particular tweeter is horribly, painfully, nastily bright. You could cut glass with those tweeters and a Mariah Carey CD.

Unless the Resolution series has improved the tweeter significantly or provides some sort of tweeter attenuation in the crossover -- and I am 99.9999% sure they do not -- then I would avoid it like the SARS virus.

Its all about preferance because i listened to both sets and i was more impressed with the kicker comps than the jls. Then i listened to some mb quarts and they blew both of them away, so i would also suggest opening up your options.

fv04as
05-13-2003, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Tungsten
There are some known, albeit isolated, problems with Focal's Polyglass line right now. Seems that the cones are warping after exposure to heat and/or high power.

http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/...ic;f=4;t=013167

This is the link where it talks about the focals warping.

Tungsten
05-13-2003, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by fv04as
Its all about preferance because i listened to both sets and i was more impressed with the kicker comps than the jls. Then i listened to some mb quarts and they blew both of them away, so i would also suggest opening up your options.

Sure it's a matter of preference. Yet people often read the posts here and use the opinions expressed by others to help steer them toward equipment that might be more to their liking while avoiding (and thereby not wasting time) auditioning things that clearly wouldn't be.

I admit, buying speakers or any other audip component based purely on what someone says here would be idiotic at best. However, use the experiences of others (here) along with what God gave you (your ears) to make an educated, informed decision at the store. ;)

For me, the MB Quart components have tremendously bright tweeters as well. Again, personal preference. :)

bri487
05-15-2003, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Tungsten
Sure it's a matter of preference. Yet people often read the posts here and use the opinions expressed by others to help steer them toward equipment that might be more to their liking while avoiding (and thereby not wasting time) auditioning things that clearly wouldn't be.

I admit, buying speakers or any other audip component based purely on what someone says here would be idiotic at best. However, use the experiences of others (here) along with what God gave you (your ears) to make an educated, informed decision at the store. ;)

For me, the MB Quart components have tremendously bright tweeters as well. Again, personal preference. :)

i agree totally. i wouldn't buy anything that i didnt listen to first. buy what you like, not what somebody tells you is good.