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asisrem
06-19-2008, 09:37 PM
Well title says a lot but here it is again,
I'm looking for 2 pairs of component speakers 1 pair 5.25 and 1 pair 6.5
I was thinking of IMage dynamics
1 pair CXS62
1 pair CXS54
hooked to a Sundown Audio 100.4

95ZJ
06-20-2008, 12:00 AM
6.5: http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17068

5.25: http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17069

desertheat
06-20-2008, 12:03 AM
I have a set of the higher end xs65s for sale for $325 shipped. Pratically brand new with about 8 hours use out of my show car I am parting out. Original box and all.

teedot231999
06-20-2008, 12:12 AM
These are a great pair of componets I know that the 6.5 is more than $360 but if you willing to pay $360 per set wich would be $720 then the price balances it's self out. http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1235
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1236

kovemaster559
06-20-2008, 01:08 AM
chilango!

Alpineforever
06-20-2008, 03:10 AM
are these both going in the front, because if not you should just consider going with fronts and leaving out rear fill so you can get one much nicer set up front or use the extra to pay for sound deadener, and then you could run them active off of that amplifier

Echo42987
06-20-2008, 10:32 AM
I agree w/ both set given to you. The phoenix golds were great back when then were released and retailed for double that amount and the Pioneer are just phenomenal. But if it was my setup I would take the Pioneers. They are an amazing speaker hands down for such a cheap price! They might find there way into one of my SQ builds one day....

Ignatowski
06-20-2008, 11:18 AM
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17974

mtm87tx
06-20-2008, 11:30 AM
this is what i just ordered

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=19149

asisrem
06-20-2008, 01:39 PM
So instead of 2 pairs (front and rear) $360 i should get 1 pair (front) of $720 and have no speakers back?

WhoSayWho?
06-20-2008, 01:42 PM
So instead of 2 pairs (front and rear) $360 i should get 1 pair (front) of $720 and have no speakers back?

Without question.

asisrem
06-20-2008, 01:54 PM
Or maybe something like this:
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=14413 or similary priced in the rear.
And http://www.speedsound.com/product.asp?specific=jojoeohrq in the front

WhoSayWho?
06-20-2008, 03:21 PM
Or maybe something like this:
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=14413 or similary priced in the rear.
And http://www.speedsound.com/product.asp?specific=jojoeohrq in the front

I would not -- I would just spend the money up front. If you want to spend some time researching it just do a search for "rear fill" here.

But in short, IMO not only are you wasting money you will most likey end up with a worse sounding system if you go with 2 sets of comps.

Flipx99
06-20-2008, 03:24 PM
So instead of 2 pairs (front and rear) $360 i should get 1 pair (front) of $720 and have no speakers back?


Without question.

x2


With that price I range, I would go with the Dynaudio 242 set.

asisrem
06-20-2008, 04:34 PM
but htere is a proble with the Dynaudios, they are 7" andmy car is 6.5

3.5Max6spd
06-20-2008, 04:37 PM
but htere is a proble with the Dynaudios, they are 7" andmy car is 6.5

So you get the 242GT set, which is same driver in a 6.5" shallower mount basket.:cool:

Echo42987
06-20-2008, 04:38 PM
Those alpines are very nice....I would actually choose those over the rest I forgot about those.

-Nick-

Flipx99
06-20-2008, 04:39 PM
So you get the 242GT set, which is same driver in a 6.5" shallower mount basket.:cool:

Exactly.


FWIW, notice my forsale thread...well, there is a reason for that. :)

hognutz
06-20-2008, 07:13 PM
my .02

If you are going for "rear fill" don't use components there. buy a decent set of rear speakers and gain the correctly. rear fill is never ment to center stage the the listener so to speek. you need less power and output there. Some will disagree with me I am sure you have to decide what sound you like.

that being said some people will prefer the "center staged" sound where it is just loud front and back. you will ahve to judge that. you can pick up some infinity reference speaker for rear fill off ebay for $60 or s then spend the rest on the front stage.

I personaly would rather have 150w and nice components up front then dencent speaker and 50w to rear fill. the thing that ***** about this is most amps are equal power amps. I would love a 5 channel amps that was 2x150, 2x50, 1x350@4ohm, 1x700@2ohm, 1x900@1ohm. on my last system I had a memphis belle and my fronts had 90w (could have possibly used a tad more) my rear had 75w had to gain them down. then the subs had 1100 watts and I blew up a set.

you will never go to a rock concert were you have equal audio front and rear.

mil81
06-20-2008, 07:28 PM
my .02

If you are going for "rear fill" don't use components there. buy a decent set of rear speakers and gain the correctly. rear fill is never ment to center stage the the listener so to speek. you need less power and output there. Some will disagree with me I am sure you have to decide what sound you like.

that being said some people will prefer the "center staged" sound where it is just loud front and back. you will ahve to judge that. you can pick up some infinity reference speaker for rear fill off ebay for $60 or s then spend the rest on the front stage.

I personaly would rather have 150w and nice components up front then dencent speaker and 50w to rear fill. the thing that ***** about this is most amps are equal power amps. I would love a 5 channel amps that was 2x150, 2x50, 1x350@4ohm, 1x700@2ohm, 1x900@1ohm. on my last system I had a memphis belle and my fronts had 90w (could have possibly used a tad more) my rear had 75w had to gain them down. then the subs had 1100 watts and I blew up a set.

you will never go to a rock concert were you have equal audio front and rear.

I love hearing what you guys have to say in here. I am just learning how to properly setup an SQ system, but have a lot to learn.

In my Dodge, I just installed an older set of 5 1/4 MB Quarts in the rear to fill what my Boston 6x9's are putting out. Those 5 1/4's were so loud and sharp, it didn't sound very good. It was loud, but ear piercing if you were sitting in the back. I am going to have to turn them down, and maybe disconnect the tweets if it's still too bad. Or do as stated above, and pick up a cheap set of Coax's and turn them way down.

Also interested in the thread, because one of these days I need to replace the 6x9's with a good set of Comps.

siacarman
06-20-2008, 07:41 PM
here is my thoughts...because i just went down the same bridge...i bought a set or rainbow components..cmx kicks for the front..unhooked my factory rears...well after 2 weeks i decided i hate not having any rear fill...so i found some rainbow germaniums to go up front asd my front stage..i then took my cmx kicks the driver only..and ran those off there crossovers and i can not tell you how many times people tell me how crystal clear my front sdtage sounds...i germaniums are an awseome sounding speaker..get loud and sound great...so in my opinion i would go for some rainbows...you will not be dissapointed...

mcsoul
06-20-2008, 07:48 PM
SPX-17PRO
x3

I want them for my front stage.

I'm sure the Dynaudio's @ $720
are a fantastic set.

Here-I-Come
06-20-2008, 08:18 PM
With a budget of $720 I would buy the High-end hertz passive crossovers in the classifieds and buy then some great 4 ohm raw drivers. I you will come out a lot cheaper and well match or surpass just about any ready built set in that price range.

And if you want some in the rear still you will have money left over to buy a nice coax just for rear fill. But as set already focus on your fronts first.

95ZJ
06-20-2008, 09:29 PM
I suggest going active with the Pioneers but that's just me...

Here-I-Come
06-21-2008, 05:49 AM
I suggest going active with the Pioneers but that's just me...


x2

I agree totally, if you can go active the Pioneer 720PRS's will be hard to beat.

Hoodlum007
06-21-2008, 05:35 PM
I would not put 2 comps in, i would put some super hi end comps in the front and some coax in for rear filler. The new Image Dynamics top of the line comps for the front stage and some ID coax in the rear would be my choice.