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xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 01:06 PM
Okay I'm looking for a new comp set around $150-200 that sounds clean and gets decently loud. Have about 150 rms to send to em. I had the rsds and didn't really like em that much. I also had a pair of infinity reference and thought they were about equal to the rsds. Then was gonna get a pair of kicker ks's but listened to them at circuit and wasn't really that impressed. So now im upping my budget a little hoping to find a much better pair.

dman4486
04-26-2008, 01:13 PM
did you think it might be your install?

install is a huge part of how it sounds:fyi:

xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 01:17 PM
Guess it could have been.... I deadened the doors with dynamat so thought that would have helped. They were running off a kicker zx350.2 so like 110 rms at 4ohms but i'm selling that and I'm gonna try to get the 350.4 which will do 175 x 2 at 4 ohms bridged from what I have read. I don't know. I just didn't like the way the rsds sounded because I used to have the reference and then got the rsds and it wasn't that they didn't sound good, but it wasn't a noticable difference imo. Maybe the kicker ks's sound good in a car, but they sounded like butt at circuit on the demo wall so I decided to come here for advice. What gauge speaker wire would you reccommend running 150 watts off of??? and do you think a plastic speaker baffle makes a big difference

dman4486
04-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Guess it could have been.... I deadened the doors with dynamat so thought that would have helped. They were running off a kicker zx350.2 so like 110 rms at 4ohms but i'm selling that and I'm gonna try to get the 350.4 which will do 175 x 2 at 4 ohms bridged from what I have read. I don't know. I just didn't like the way the rsds sounded because I used to have the reference and then got the rsds and it wasn't that they didn't sound good, but it wasn't a noticable difference imo. Maybe the kicker ks's sound good in a car, but they sounded like butt at circuit on the demo wall so I decided to come here for advice. What gauge speaker wire would you reccommend running 150 watts off of??? and do you think a plastic speaker baffle makes a big difference

I use a "plastic" baffle (cutting board), but it is 3/8" thick, and when I install my 6.5" s they will go in mdf baffles

wire sizes, I do not use anything less than 16gauge for anything

xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 01:25 PM
Okay, I think I'm going to run 12 ga wires for my 2 speakers. I bought the plastic bafffles i guess. They are 1" thick. Just the adapters from best buy cuz I got em for like $1.23 lol. But what speakers would you reccommend?

dman4486
04-26-2008, 01:29 PM
you have already gotten rid of the ones I like:( rsd's

could try some alpines, I like the older type x pro's

xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 01:33 PM
ok.. anyone else have any suggestions????

xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 02:46 PM
Anybody heard the Rainbow CS - 265 P 3? Opinions on them?? What about the SLC 265? Thanks

wu501
04-26-2008, 02:47 PM
bump up your budget a bit more if you can and you will have more options available.

xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 02:51 PM
Go ahead and shoot some suggestions.. maybe up to 250??

wu501
04-26-2008, 03:23 PM
250 could get you a set of Pioneer TS-C720PRS new off ebay. A bit over 300 could get you a pair of Hertz HSK 165's.

xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 03:30 PM
Thanks... do you have pros and cons of each? what do you know about the rainbows.. I seem to be leaning towards them for around 200ish used but idk i'm definitely open to any suggestions at this point

wu501
04-26-2008, 04:02 PM
I've read great reviews of both. I actually have a set of the pioneers coming to me hopefully some time next week. I'll let you know once I get a chance to try them out. I'm not familiar with rainbow, but people either seem to love them or hate them.

xxBURT0Nxx
04-26-2008, 04:05 PM
Yeah I would love to hear your input on the pioneers! Thanks for all your input!

ANyone else have any input or opinions on speakers mentioned or any otherones for theat matter?!!!

hairbandlover
04-26-2008, 06:55 PM
It is my honest opinion you wont find a crisper or more midbass speaker than CDT Audio The CL series is the best I have heard in its price range. You can hit up Exige on here or there was a B stock sale on Ebay for $150.00 They sound fantastic and durable as hell.

HU- Alpine CDA-9831
Sub-RE Audio-SR12
Amps- Alpine MRV-F450 & MRD-M301
Speakers- CDT CL-62, 2 way comp. & CL-6 Midrange
Vehicle- 2004 Toyota Rav 4

wu501
04-26-2008, 07:00 PM
^^there are many comp sets that have way better midbass than the cl series. CDTs is not that good till you get into their higher end sets. I'd personally prefer a set of the rsd's than a pair of cdt cl's.

hairbandlover
04-26-2008, 07:14 PM
^^there are many comp sets that have way better midbass than the cl series. CDTs is not that good till you get into their higher end sets. I'd personally prefer a set of the rsd's than a pair of cdt cl's.

I have heard both and the CDT CL can handle alot more power and sound richer to my ears than the RSD. I dont think the middbass comparison is even close CDT by far. But that is to my ear its all personal preference. Especially if he already didnt like the RSD he had. :confused:
Not to mention the CDT will take ALL of the 150 watts he is sending them!!