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RKPsk8er
06-04-2008, 01:11 AM
looking for the best bang for buck components. my camaro will need two sets. 6.5's in the front and the back.

I don't really know whats out there other than mainstream. I currently have Alpine type S coaxials and they honestly don't sound that bad to me.

I have a RF P450.4 for them but will be upgrading to either an RF t400.4 or RF t800.4.

what are most people running?

dman4486
06-04-2008, 01:18 AM
most people are using or have used the pg rsd 6.5 set

RKPsk8er
06-04-2008, 01:47 AM
about what do those run for? power handling?

Vermithrax
06-04-2008, 01:55 AM
I have the Total Mobile Audio 6.5 comps. Total is owned by JL Audio but I preferred the tonality of the Totals over the JL's. I think you can find them on ebay pretty reasonable. My second choice would be the Pioneer TS-D1720C's. They're on Newegg.com for just over a bill.

RKPsk8er
06-04-2008, 02:03 AM
thanks for the opinions!

anymore out there!?

dman4486
06-04-2008, 02:24 AM
about what do those run for? power handling?

you can get them less than $100 and people run over 200wrms per channel

RKPsk8er
06-04-2008, 05:08 AM
how do they compare to type r comp set?

xplicitACTS
06-04-2008, 05:29 AM
I prefer the RSd tweeter over the Type R tweeter set but there is where it ends.

Not sure what you are looking for, but I do have an extra fulll components set laying around retail was over 400........eDi65000s....features the satnet xover featured in the better CDT sets.

RKPsk8er
06-04-2008, 10:57 PM
well I need 2 component sets so even If I got some cheap from you, I'd have to shell out cash to get another set for the rear fill

Platinumxpimp
06-04-2008, 11:08 PM
i would go with the rsd's. nice comps for the price. however, if youre not on a budget hertz components would be real nice

ashtrey1212
06-05-2008, 12:22 AM
i would go with the rsd's. nice comps for the price. however, if youre not on a budget hertz components would be real nice

Yeah, good call on the Hertz. I got a RF P450.4 aswell and I got it powering the Hi Energy HSK 130's in the front and the Hi Energy HSK 690's in the rear. They sound real good and for the money I paid, they were totally worth it. You wouldn't be disapointed with Hertz. But if you really like Alpine I hear that the Type X comp's are real nice.

RKPsk8er
06-05-2008, 09:04 PM
as far as a budget, I'd be very hesitant to pay over 275 for 2 sets of components(front and back)

see I don't really think I need that great of comps because I am currently running alpine type S coaxials and they sound good, and im sure theres a lot better stuff out there than that.

miker
06-05-2008, 09:36 PM
Blaupunkt vc100's and a pair of mids to match with them

D Rock
06-06-2008, 12:49 AM
Have you considered ditching the rear set? I just ordered a set of Premier TS-C720PRS, they should be here tomorrow, I got them for 250 shipped and retail is 550.

Here is a review
http://www.caraudiomag.com/testreports/0612_caep_pioneer_premier_ts_c720prs/index.html

I would run just one front set of comps, but run them active rather than running 2 sets.

RKPsk8er
06-06-2008, 03:06 AM
what does active mean? I would be running speaker wire to each reference from a seperate channel then from to reference to both the midbass and tweeter

xplicitACTS
06-06-2008, 10:25 AM
I would also avoid the rear set.....and put all of my money into a nice set for upfront.

RKPsk8er
06-06-2008, 03:43 PM
and just have no speakers in the back? no rear fill at all?

SRim23
06-06-2008, 03:52 PM
you can get them less than $100 and people run over 200wrms per channel

yeah, and alot of people are blowing tweets....could be they are more than doubling the rms rating ha ha

miker
06-06-2008, 04:29 PM
yeah, and alot of people are blowing tweets....could be they are more than doubling the rms rating ha ha

tcguy is giving the mids 200w CLEAN power and the tweeters 100w CLEAN power.. And his are holding up just fine.. You need CLEAN power.

D Rock
06-06-2008, 05:52 PM
tcguy is giving the mids 200w CLEAN power and the tweeters 100w CLEAN power.. And his are holding up just fine.. You need CLEAN power.

YEA cause dirty power blows **** up!!! :crazy::crazy:

miker
06-06-2008, 06:21 PM
YEA cause dirty power blows **** up!!! :crazy::crazy:


Yeah.. it does:crap:

D Rock
06-06-2008, 06:41 PM
what does active mean? I would be running speaker wire to each reference from a seperate channel then from to reference to both the midbass and tweeter

Active means you don't use passive crossovers which are used in most comp sets. With active many times your head unit can control where the speakers are crossed over at and the mid and tweets are run as separate channels.

rapid96
06-06-2008, 06:50 PM
i just put in a pair of Cadence CVM-6KIT, very impressed with them and i just put them in today. they havent broke in yet so... 75 bucks shipped, not a bad price at all

http://www.cadencestore.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=126&idproduct=194

percept
06-06-2008, 07:29 PM
...just wondering why i've seen some people recommend an empty rear stage. do you still get enveloping sound with just the frontstage? are there disadvantages to running rear components?

Switt23
06-06-2008, 09:44 PM
I think somebody said it on this thread... but

When you go to a concert, the speakers are usually all in the front and expand to the back. Supposively the same theory in the car. Spend your money on what your gunna hear infront of you, the backs are just fill.

bigbangtheory
06-07-2008, 03:04 PM
I have the RSD's and still love them. Going over a month now and no problems. I am only givinmg them 75rms to where a lot of them are going over 200rms per side. I don't recommend that. I say 75-100rms is perfect for this set.

Under 100 smacks shipped to your door is hard to beat.

Audiosavings.com is where a lot of people get them. Check them out.

1549
06-07-2008, 11:05 PM
hey-
I also have a camaro I'm putting a system into, and ive been on here trying to do a LOT of research lately.

by all means, do what they are saying and dump what you can into your front speakers, and buy components for better audio quality.

personally, i'm taking my 100 dollar infinity reference coaxials, that I had in the front speaker location before, and sliding them into the back seat side panels. i figure, fade it to the front 80%, and 20% to the rear, give the infinity's power off of my reciever (20 watts or whatever it is) and just use it to fill the dead space.

i'll take the money I save and put a real nice set of components with a dedicated amplifier up front. personally, on your budget, ive heard a lot of good things about hertz hsk-165's and thats probably what I will end up using. i think they run around 350 bones. for 200, you can get some infinity kappa perfects, which I assume would also sound great. I used to have a set of infinty kappas, which are one step below the kappa perfects, and I gave them all the power they wanted with a decent amp and it sounded absolutely fantastic.


do you have an account at ls1tech.com?

dftnz7
06-08-2008, 12:39 AM
I am going to second the recommendation on the Cadence CWM-6 Kit for $75 shipped. They should sell for $175 per set. For less that $100 the RSDs or Cadence are a no brainer, and will please anyone.

RKPsk8er
06-08-2008, 03:16 AM
hey-
I also have a camaro I'm putting a system into, and ive been on here trying to do a LOT of research lately.

by all means, do what they are saying and dump what you can into your front speakers, and buy components for better audio quality.

personally, i'm taking my 100 dollar infinity reference coaxials, that I had in the front speaker location before, and sliding them into the back seat side panels. i figure, fade it to the front 80%, and 20% to the rear, give the infinity's power off of my reciever (20 watts or whatever it is) and just use it to fill the dead space.

i'll take the money I save and put a real nice set of components with a dedicated amplifier up front. personally, on your budget, ive heard a lot of good things about hertz hsk-165's and thats probably what I will end up using. i think they run around 350 bones. for 200, you can get some infinity kappa perfects, which I assume would also sound great. I used to have a set of infinty kappas, which are one step below the kappa perfects, and I gave them all the power they wanted with a decent amp and it sounded absolutely fantastic.


do you have an account at ls1tech.com?

I get good enough SQ out of my alpine type S coaxials so I'm really just looking to get louder and maintain or improve SQ, which is why I want to get 2 decent sets of components; probably the RSD's. I already have a RF P450.4 amp for whatever I get but I'm probably ditching that amp and going with an RF T4004 or T8004.

Whatever I do should sound nice with my upgraded thump.

I have an account on ls1tech but I hardly ever get on it. I get on a lot at camaroz28.com though.