View Full Version : Focal vs. MB Quart 5.25"

10-27-2008, 10:26 AM
Looking for advice on which speakers to buy, the Focal 5K4411 or the MB Quart DKH 113 or any other pair of 5.25" speakers by each brand. does anyone have any helpful advice on which speaker is of better quality and would be better suited for an F-150 install along with a JL W7 13.5 & 1000/1?

10-27-2008, 10:32 AM
or, for that matter, any input on the best-sounding speakers for any install? ive used MB Quart before, and was satisfied, but was given input about focal and am interested in seeing if theres anything else out there that would perform better.

10-27-2008, 10:37 AM
I know for 100% that I would go with the focals. I have heard the 6.5s and I am about to get some of them. I haven't heard the mbs but focal is very very clear sounding.

10-27-2008, 10:44 AM
^^^^^^^ your opinion is worth nothing if you haven't heard both.

Johnny Law.Lulz
10-27-2008, 10:46 AM
^^^^^^^ your opinion is worth nothing if you haven't heard both.


10-27-2008, 11:02 AM
i agree, and thats my dilemma. i've only heard the MB Quart's, and have only been told that the Focal's are quality as well. im not big on hearsay or word of mouth, so thats why i come to you kind folks for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion etc...

10-27-2008, 11:08 AM
I can tell you Focal is a extremely nice brand. As is MB Quart. I do think MB has lost a little "Pizazz" since they sold out, but are still a well regarded name in car audio. I have not heard either of the speakers you speak of tho. So I hope someone with real knowledge will chime in soon.

10-27-2008, 11:14 AM
ha, you and me both. i appreciate your input though

10-27-2008, 12:09 PM
just my 2 cents but my only problem with MB Quarts is they have more of tingy sound where as the focal sound a little more natural sound.You will not be disappointed if you go with the focals.You have to listen yourself to decide.

10-27-2008, 12:10 PM
ive ran focal and mb quart.

Focal FTW!!

10-27-2008, 12:13 PM
ive ran focal and mb quart.

Focal FTW!!

This may classify me as a Grade-A Jerkoff, but can someone fill me in as to what "FTW" means? im new here... apologies to all

10-27-2008, 12:20 PM
Alot of people use FTW as **** the world. But the definition on the internet is "For the Winners" FTL is "For The Losers"

10-27-2008, 12:27 PM
ahhhh...understood, thanks.


10-27-2008, 03:47 PM
stay away from the MBquart, it's not worth it. get the focal or the morel ovation series :D

10-27-2008, 03:50 PM
Focals I've heard are clean..

10-27-2008, 05:18 PM
For my opinion not to matter it seems that more people are saying focal.

10-27-2008, 05:33 PM
I've been enjoying MB Quarts for about 4 years now, but i haven't heard focals... always wanted too though.

I'm pretty sure either speaker would be a very wise choice for you. If i was you i would give the focals a shot, if for no other reason than to try something new. Plus focal has a flawless rep, i really don't think you can go wrong with them.

10-27-2008, 05:44 PM
excellent. it looks as though its unanimously focal...i appreciate all your help, looks like im going with focal. ill update when i install them, let you know how they sound!

10-27-2008, 06:19 PM
They will sound freakin awsome. Unless you are doing a custom install go to a local audio shop and ask for some baffles to put behind those speakers so that not as much sound goes into your doors and such.

R/T Pimp
10-27-2008, 07:49 PM
MB Quarts their new widesphere designed tweeter is amazing. Yes my buddy is a distributor for Focal have been exposed to it several times and I used to own a few sets of QSD which come from preMaxsonics ownership and I still give it to the new widesphere design of MB Quart. Other then that look at Polk Audio.

10-28-2008, 02:23 PM
I would say Focal as the last time I heard MB Quartz I wasn't extremely impressed with them. They have gone to the wayside recently I believe.