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LoneStarWings
11-01-2008, 05:40 AM
Hi,

I am looking for a pair of 6.5" mids and a 1" soft dome tweets (I prefer the smoother sound of soft domes) to put in the front doors of my Tahoe.

I am getting a Pioneer Premier deh-p800prs Head Unit. If you aren't familiar with it, this unit has an active 3 way crossover with adjustable slopes up to 24 db/oct and selectable freqs roughly every 1/3 octave 25hz - 12.5 khz. In other words, I don't necessarily need a packaged component set, but I can still get one, I just won't use the passive crossover. Otherwise I could use a set with a bi ampable passive crossover.

I am going to us a 4 channel amp, a phoenix gold RSd 500.4 (85 x 4 @ 4 ohms) to power my front stage.

Anyway, I am willing to spend somewhere between 500 - 700 bucks on the 4 speakers (two tweets, two mids). I would prefer to buy an american made speaker, if any exist. Otherwise I'd at least like to stick to a US company.

Right now the front runners are Image Dynamics XS 6.5" w/ x-28 tweets or CDT audio ES-07's w/ DRT-25 tweeters.

Anyone have thoughts or preferences between these two, or other reccomendations? I'm looking for a smooth, refined sound with a generous helping of midbass growl. Thanks.

gsxrjjordan
11-01-2008, 06:25 AM
CDT!!!

In my opinion, you don't even need the Eurosport line, especially if you're running 85w... just run the CL6 woofer and DRT-25 tweets. I ran full active for a while, but like the tweets a lot better with the Satnet 560 crossover (upgrade to the CL-series, comes on the ES series sets).

My goal was exactly the same as yours, and that's the setup I landed on.

Nothing wrong with the ID components, but neither me nor my IASCA SQ-involved installer friend liked them as much as the CDTs.

LoneStarWings
11-01-2008, 06:46 AM
CDT!!!

In my opinion, you don't even need the Eurosport line, especially if you're running 85w... just run the CL6 woofer and DRT-25 tweets. I ran full active for a while, but like the tweets a lot better with the Satnet 560 crossover (upgrade to the CL-series, comes on the ES series sets).

My goal was exactly the same as yours, and that's the setup I landed on.

Nothing wrong with the ID components, but neither me nor my IASCA SQ-involved installer friend liked them as much as the CDTs.

Thanks for the reply. It's interesting that you reccomend the CL-6 even over the HD-6. That's the thing about CDT....they make about 8 6.5" midrange/woofers to decide between. Not that this is a bad thing. I just wish I could figure out the difference between all of them, as I certainly have no where to listen to them.

lyttleviet
11-01-2008, 06:56 AM
I'd take the ID set... Any particular reason you want an american made brand? There are plenty of good companies out there that offer superior products for within your price range.

LoneStarWings
11-01-2008, 07:27 AM
I'd take the ID set... Any particular reason you want an american made brand? There are plenty of good companies out there that offer superior products for within your price range.

Nah, the US made thing is just a personal preference for this install. I was running some Focal 165k2's for a long time before this and just want to change it up and see if a US designed speaker might suit me this time around.

infamous_e46
11-01-2008, 07:48 AM
check out parts express :naughty:

LoneStarWings
11-01-2008, 08:23 AM
I've got no aversion to using OEM type products either, heck I run a dayton titanic in my home theater. Any specific PE mid/tweet combos I should look at? Most of them seem to be 8 ohm, which would give me some power problems.

joshualittle
11-01-2008, 09:13 AM
I would recomend the mlk 165 for the front and the hsk 165 line for the back, u should be able to get close to ur $700.check with datboiroy as he can get u into something real nice for $700.

James Bang
11-01-2008, 02:50 PM
I'd take ID over cdt anyday. It's pretty insulting to ID to even compared them to cdts.

Inferno333
11-01-2008, 06:57 PM
I've got a set of DLS Nobelium 6.2s for sale if that interests you.

Shoot me a PM if you want to know more.

Horsemanwill
11-01-2008, 07:32 PM
ID all the way and if you wouldn't mind "modyifing" and you have the room i'd even suggest the xs69

mlstrass
11-01-2008, 07:41 PM
Do some reading on DIYMA and check out madisound for the actual drivers.