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LetsPlaybrick
10-08-2008, 07:05 PM
I was on these forums like...a year ago or something, and I was going to do some car audio stuff but I never got around to it.

This year I'm going to get some new speakers for my just about completely blown out speakers in the 2002 jetta.

I can't remember what the speakers everyone was talking about were called. And are they still the hands down best to get for the price?

I think they were about 90 dollars or so, and people said they sounded awesome.

Thanks :)

LBC99
10-08-2008, 07:20 PM
Get these instead for cheaper

http://www.buy.com/prod/pion-6-1-2-c...207470213.html

TurdFergueson2
10-08-2008, 07:22 PM
RSDs are sooooo 3 months ago. Not sure what the new forum boner comp set is yet.

x2o
10-08-2008, 07:23 PM
RSDs are sooooo 3 months ago. Not sure what the new forum boner comp set is yet.

It'll probably be the AQ comps whenever they come out. :rollseyes:

I like my RSD's, boner or not. They are far from the best speakers, but for $85? They do the job.

LetsPlaybrick
10-08-2008, 07:38 PM
haha I don't care if its the old fad here, I'm looking for the best bang for my buck right now, so any other suggestions are welcome :laugh:

lyttleviet
10-08-2008, 07:40 PM
Up the budget and get the ID CTX65cs... They perform much better than they cost.

smgreen20
10-11-2008, 06:17 PM
IMO, the RSD6.5c will out do them. Esp for the $$. Run them active if you can.

I'm not sure which set of ID's I heard tho.

bigbangtheory
10-14-2008, 05:28 AM
Look into the Pioneer Premier 720c D series. They can be had for 100 smacks at some sites. Can try newegg.com. I have them and love them to death and I had the RSD's before thse. Night and day difference IMO. Once I seal my doors off, they will be even better.

DejaWiz
10-14-2008, 11:10 AM
^ agreed on the new D series Pioneers (http://www.buy.com/prod/pion-6-3-4-component-spkr-pkg-280w/q/loc/111/207470218.html). Amazing speakers. Amazing price for what you get.

davidt487
10-14-2008, 11:20 AM
anyone ran the re comp they can be had for just over $100
id like to know where they fall in price to performance ratio

ABSOLUTEAUDIO
10-14-2008, 12:17 PM
The RE audio RE comps are great! They are very very clean and well balanced. They have clean low end output also. The xxx comps are insane.

Alpineforever
10-15-2008, 11:23 AM
RSD's are unreliable at best, I've gotten 2 crappy tweeters from them in two different sets, that to me is enough of a reason not to get them. If you get a complete working set they sound great... but if you don't it's a real hassle to deal with them, I wouldn't recommend them to anyone just because of how much trouble i and other people have had with the tweeters.

Towncar
10-15-2008, 01:24 PM
RSD's are unreliable at best, I've gotten 2 crappy tweeters from them in two different sets, that to me is enough of a reason not to get them. If you get a complete working set they sound great... but if you don't it's a real hassle to deal with them, I wouldn't recommend them to anyone just because of how much trouble i and other people have had with the tweeters.

I have never had any issues with rsd tweets ever.. Many of the threads talking about the tweets, were with a bunch of uneducated users clipping gains. Seeing as the high amount of sales the rsds have, you will see threads from time to time. In all, user error takes it 95% of the time. Also, if you arent getting them through an actual dealer, dont be sad when your product doesnt work, because their is no telling where its been...

Hoodlum007
10-15-2008, 02:25 PM
Image Dynamics CTX65 comps are worth every penny. :veryhapp:

RowJoe
10-16-2008, 06:37 AM
They're $70 shipped here: http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6952

I may have to buy a pair at this current price.

BobbyDD
10-16-2008, 06:55 AM
They're $70 shipped here: http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6952

I may have to buy a pair at this current price.

Good find, that's the cheapest I've ever seen them.

skubasteve!
10-19-2008, 04:56 PM
Just ordered some now, Ill let you know how I like them!

RowJoe
10-29-2008, 01:36 AM
Well, I've deadened and nearly completely sealed my doors. I also made some 3/4" MDF baffles for this set of comps. The deadening + sealing + baffles do make a big difference, so it was definitely worth the time. I flush mounted the tweeters on the kicks off-axis facing the center console.

I just bought a DMM, but I'm not sure how to use it and I'm pretty tired right now anyway. I've got the Alpine MRP-F300 for my comps, bridged down to two channels. I'm really not sure how much these speakers are actually seeing in power (hopefully around 100w RMS with the passive crossover), but I do think they can handle a smidge more. Gotta set the gains tomorrow, I suppose.

Initially, I wasn't too impressed by what I heard. The doors were pretty much stock at the time, though. I've changed some settings, enabling the +2 db for the tweeter on the crossover. On my Pioneer DEH-3600, I've got the HPF at 80hz. I've set the mids at 1K to -4, because IMO they can get quite harsh with hard rock and such. Everything else is flat, no loudness, bass boost, etc. It seems like a drastic drop for the mids on the EQ to me, but eh, it sounds good to me. I'm listening to music on my 30 GB Zune on the flat EQ setting. They were mostly ripped at 192 kbps and they sound pretty good.

For $70 shipped, they're pretty nice. Just gotta do a proper install and a bit of EQ to get the most out of them, like others have suggested.

Now I've gotta try and make a proper enclosure for my sub...

Hoodlum007
10-29-2008, 03:05 PM
They're $70 shipped here: http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6952

I may have to buy a pair at this current price.

That link says $60.00 lol

RowJoe
10-29-2008, 03:58 PM
I guess you can't read. Doesn't say free shipping, does it?

I blew one of my woofers. It was entirely my fault (went crazy with DMM and gain) and it's depressing after all the work I put into this project. =( Anyone willing to sell me one of these woofers?

Hoodlum007
10-29-2008, 04:48 PM
Forgot about shipping. :crap:

TheCarFather
10-29-2008, 05:37 PM
Instead of buying a new woofer, you should part out the rest of the set and put that money towards the Pioneers ;) Seriously though, I just got done listening to the two component sets back to back and the there is no comparison between the two. I have the Pioneers in my 01 Focus, and the Rsd's are in my buddies 01 Focus...although his Rsd's are 5.25's. We both agreed that the Pioneers sounded nicer :)

RowJoe
10-29-2008, 11:40 PM
I had the 1702 set from Pioneer, kinda liked the tweeter. Is the 720 set that much better?

TheCarFather
10-30-2008, 02:13 AM
I had the 1702 set from Pioneer, kinda liked the tweeter. Is the 720 set that much better?

Yes, the new set is quite an upgrade....new mid and tweeter.

RowJoe
10-30-2008, 12:25 PM
I'll have to check 'em out soon, they sound pretty buff for the price. For now, I just popped some older JL TR coaxial set back in. I think they sound quite a bit clearer than the RSDs but they don't get quite as loud as I'd like, plus they're lacking in the lower end.