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marleyskater420
07-11-2003, 08:03 PM
I'm running 2 kicker l7 12's in a ported box w/ a bx 1500d and i need speakers to work with this.i would prefer to have good SQ speakers for cheap.nothing amazing.what do you think would work,im looking at prices around the infinity kappa perfect 6.1's.about 550$... Also,do i really need component speakers if i want good SQ?could i just run 2 tweeters and 2 3way 6x9's?What would sound better-the components or the 2 tweets and 6x9's? thanks

marleyskater420
07-11-2003, 08:11 PM
i have heard the components but it was in friends car and it wasnt for long so i did not get the full effect of the system.i cant locate a store near me w/ the components setup.What did you mean the tweeter was a little harsh?bad sq or just high noise?

adam71
07-11-2003, 08:12 PM
In my experience comps sound way better than coaxes. Not that there aren't any good sounding coaxes out there because there are. But 99% of the time comps are the best way to go. Not to knock infinity or anything but I think you can do alot better for alot less money than the perfects.

Adam

marleyskater420
07-11-2003, 08:15 PM
What other component systems would you recomend for good sq?im open to anything so if you could recommend a few companys id appreciate it.i still have yet to buy the speakers so any components that sound good tell me and ill go have a listen.thanks

marleyskater420
07-11-2003, 08:20 PM
AH!that is not something i want to be listening to.thanks for the explanation.what would you recommend then?

adam71
07-11-2003, 08:24 PM
To name a few:

Focal
Boston Accoustic
MB Quart
Image Dynamics
or if you're really loaded

Rainbow

Just to name a few.

marleyskater420
07-11-2003, 08:29 PM
thanks for the suggestions.Ill go check those out later this week.if you have any more suggestions im open.im new to all this stuff so thanks. Also what models do you recommend for
Focal
Boston Accoustic
MB Quart
Image Dynamics
thanks

ss3079
07-11-2003, 10:24 PM
2 Way 6.5 Component Sets Under $300

CDT CL-61 - $149 or $299 @ www.thezeb.com
Alpine SPX-F17M - $239 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Diamond Audio M661 - $229 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Focal 165V - $229 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Focal 165K - $299 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Focal 165 V2 - $249 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
JL Audio XR650-Csi - $269 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Kicker RS6c - $229 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
MB Quart PSD216 - $249 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Orion P6.2 - $189 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Oz Audio 180 SCX - $299 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com
Rockford Fosgate FNQ2614 $249 @ www.onlinecarstereo.com

Peerless - www.d-s-t.com/peerless/index.htm
Morel www.morelusa.com

I know there's a bunch I've missed...I can go through and do lists for components under $100, $200 if someone needs it...different sizes as well.

- Steve

marleyskater420
07-11-2003, 11:40 PM
thanks for all the different components.would 3way components sound better than the 2?i would imagine.and if so,can you list a few 6.5" 3way component setups.thanks

ss3079
07-11-2003, 11:42 PM
Check out www.onlinecarstereo.com ...I think Focal has a few 3-ways, and a couple other brands.

- Steve

marleyskater420
07-11-2003, 11:50 PM
what is your opinion on the kicker RS6c components?how would those compare to the infinty kappa perfect 6.1's?

ss3079
07-12-2003, 01:52 PM
what is your opinion on the kicker RS6c components?how would those compare to the infinty kappa perfect 6.1's?

In my opinion, the Perfect's need a little bit of work...

I do like the silk dome tweeter on the Kickers, however.

Listen to both sets and see which one YOU like the best...it's your decision...human's have opinions and preferences...humans vary...opinions and preferences vary...:)

- Steve

marleyskater420
07-14-2003, 12:12 PM
thanks for the help.i went and checked out the perfect's and also the alpine type r's and the type r's sounded better for what i have to run the speakers.since i dont have a seperate amp to run the speakers and im running them off an old alpine the type r's sounded very nice compared to the infinity's.The perfects started to distort quicker than the type r's.i have yet to look at the resolution's and the Focal access and poly line's.thanks for all the help.

-tyler

marleyskater420
07-15-2003, 01:48 AM
iv decided to go with the alpine type r's 6.5" components and im going to be runnign them off a rf 200s i think.the amp still varies.it depends what is going to give it 50 watts rms.anyway thanks for all the help and thanks steve for the recommendation.i appretiate it alot.

-tyler

marleyskater420
07-16-2003, 12:41 AM
i bought the alpine type r's and a rf 100.2 and its gonna dridge to 50x2 @ 2ohms and ill just sacrifice the balance for it.thanks again for all the help with this stuff.if it wasnt for the suggestions id end up with the infinity kappas wich midbass isnt as good as the type r's..at least to me,and thats what i want.so thanks again.
-tyler

n0ftInc
07-17-2003, 04:06 AM
To name a few:
or if you're really loaded
Rainbow
How eXpensive are these pups..? What ones would you put in made by Rainbow..?

adam71
07-17-2003, 05:08 AM
I'm not really sure how expensive they are but I've heard they are up toward a couple grand. They are distributed by Arc Audio.

Adam

Boom_box
07-17-2003, 08:40 AM
To name a few:

Focal
Boston Accoustic
MB Quart
Image Dynamics
or if you're really loaded

Rainbow

Just to name a few.

if you want really good SQ seps that are not expensive try DLS UR6S. they run for about $400-$500. they got loud bass, sweet highs (not shrill but just right) and clear mids (by mids i mean the vocals). they are highly underrated coz they are not a pretty to look at . do not get MB quartz! they have no bass to them what so ever so your system will miss out on some frequencies. your subs give you the low bass, your mids should provide you with a higher frequency that the subs don't have.

marleyskater420
07-17-2003, 03:41 PM
rainbows run i think round 7g's from where i saw them.thats alotta grit for some speakers.im looking for more of a midrange sound and right now i have 2 kicker l7 12's in ported box running from a bx1500d and a alpine type r 5 1/4 component setup running off a rf 100.2,it's all in a 86 jeep cherokee.what should i use to add more midrange sound-another component setup?or a pair of 5 1/4 speakers in the mid door.also,should i buy another amp to power the 2 speakers if i get them?or can i just run them off my 40x4 deck and the 51/4 speakers take 35 watts a piece.what would be the best way to add midrange to the car.i would prefer to use the alpine type r series since i like the sound.please comment on wether i should use another component or some speakers.

-tyler

marleyskater420
07-18-2003, 02:00 PM
i went w/ mbquart 5 1/4 2ways and a new alpine amp for the componets and the speakers,plus a new box for my subs.so hopefully this will all sound good.

DrSatan
02-25-2004, 09:48 AM
What other component systems would you recomend for good sq?im open to anything so if you could recommend a few companys id appreciate it.i still have yet to buy the speakers so any components that sound good tell me and ill go have a listen.thanks

I love my Boston Acoustic 6.53 setup. I listen to hard rock and crank over 500 watts per side to them with no problem. They are kick *** IMO!!!

Pete
02-29-2004, 01:31 AM
I think I'm a little late but i might be getting rid of my Focal 165A set if anyone wanted to make me an offer.

Rainbows for sale http://www.advanceae.com.au/car/prod596.htm these are $7500 a pair but they have cheap sets for around $600 as well.

Slody4Futbol
02-29-2004, 02:59 PM
what about the planet audio comp sets? i heard a few at a local audio store and they sounded great... here's a link ... they have 2 ways and 3 ways...

http://www.lightav.com/car/planet/cs.html

tobz
02-29-2004, 05:10 PM
Here is my two cents. I purchased the pair of CDT CL-61's from thezeb.com $149 Then I purchased a Profile CA400M amp off of eBay for under $100 shipped.

So for $250 or so, I have a great sounding system. I have the 6.5"s in my doors, and the tweeters custom mounted (with double face tape, no less) in the corners of the windshield. It sounds great, and I couldn't be happier.

Here is why I went with what I did:

Price and good SQ was a factor.

I love listening to any kind of music, so harsher titanium tweeters were out. These come with 1" silk tweeters. When I'm listening to opeth and the high hats hit, I don't cringe, it just sounds really crisp and doesn't hurt my ears.

The comps are rated at 80wRMS @ 4 ohms. The amp is 100Wx2 RMS @ 4 ohms. It's a great match.

They have decent midbass, although being mounted in my doors and using plastic mounting brackets, I do believe that I can improve on the midbass response by changing it.

They have no trouble getting really loud to keep up with my subwoofer and I believe that they can keep up with yours with no trouble. The imaging is great and if you want to add a second set of tweeters, there are outputs right on the crossover.

All in all, $250 and I have much higher quality sound that my friends who upgraded all of their stock speakers in their cars with 3 ways from best buy :) Did I mention I paid about the same?

Peace out, if you're from MN, I'd be glad to let you hear my system.

T.J.