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87linkin
11-30-2008, 07:01 PM
Whats the best set overall for the money. Quality to price ratio.:cool:

WKD TC
11-30-2008, 07:02 PM
probably focal or hertz or iamge dynamics

87linkin
11-30-2008, 07:09 PM
looking for part/model numbers also. I am looking for best quality for the money (budget install)

endofdays89
11-30-2008, 07:10 PM
could you at least list your budget?

WKD TC
11-30-2008, 07:10 PM
well what do you consider your budget

87linkin
11-30-2008, 07:13 PM
hmmm lets say $200 or so a set.

endofdays89
11-30-2008, 07:14 PM
diamond hexes, i run 150 rms to mine and after they break in they sound very good.

outspoken
11-30-2008, 07:15 PM
for a little more i'd say hertz hsk-165's can be had for $250...

joshualittle
11-30-2008, 07:44 PM
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6201. I'd say these.

WKD TC
11-30-2008, 07:46 PM
id go with the image dynamics

joshualittle
11-30-2008, 07:48 PM
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=3372. Or these for a little more.

king ranch
11-30-2008, 07:50 PM
cdt cl-62cf from exige for under 200 a set and get upgraded mids tweets and xovers that would cost over 300 from woofersect, giving mine 175rms per side and they can take more power if i wanted to give it to them but they get extremely loud and very clear and detailed

Hoodlum007
11-30-2008, 09:12 PM
Image Dynamics CTX65cs

JimJ
11-30-2008, 09:35 PM
Ditching the pre-built component sets will net you far more value.

Louisiana_CRX
11-30-2008, 09:40 PM
i'd have to say the OZ Audio Matrix Elite 3 way componets...for the money if you want absolute tonal quality they can't be beat.....

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Speakers/ozaudio.jpg

87linkin
11-30-2008, 10:26 PM
i'd have to say the OZ Audio Matrix Elite 3 way componets...for the money if you want absolute tonal quality they can't be beat.....

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Speakers/ozaudio.jpg

Thats like 5x the budget :confused:

87linkin
11-30-2008, 10:30 PM
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6201. I'd say these.

Are these good? I can get them for $165 shipped.

FoxPro5
11-30-2008, 10:34 PM
Objectively, the Pioneer PRS set is easily the winner. The Polk SR set also did well on the Klippel, but is more money. But for around $200, that 720 comp set cannot be beat.

joshualittle
11-30-2008, 11:54 PM
Are these good? I can get them for $165 shipped.

Yes, I've heard great things about those speakers. And for $165 shipped they can't be beat.

mackin
12-01-2008, 12:00 AM
diamond hexes, i run 150 rms to mine and after they break in they sound very good.

x2. get the silk tweeter too. i have the silk and if the highs were any louder i might not like it lol.

dave_damage
12-01-2008, 12:16 AM
Soundstream Reference line..

http://cgi.ebay.com/SOUNDSTREAM-RF-60C-6-1-2-REFERENCE-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ200274850214QQcmdZViewItemQQptZC ar_Speakers?hash=item200274850214&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A3%7C65%3A16%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

endofdays89
12-01-2008, 12:18 AM
x2. get the silk tweeter too. i have the silk and if the highs were any louder i might not like it lol.

mine finally broke in, i got the silk tweeters as well and i turned the crossover to -3 db and the highs are great now. I don't think i need to upgrade components for a long time now.

:veryhapp::veryhapp::veryhapp::veryhapp::veryhapp: :veryhapp:

Pl8er
12-01-2008, 12:20 AM
Such a hard question to answer. I would say the real answer is whatever set, at the price range, in which you like the most?

What I consider to sound great, you may actually hate. It's very subjective.

dave_damage
12-01-2008, 01:32 AM
Get them Soundstream's You will enjoy them.

redcalimp5
12-01-2008, 03:14 AM
Rainbow SLC or SLC Kick....PM 6spdcoupe for more details.

Ignatowski
12-01-2008, 08:57 AM
search

bamaster
12-01-2008, 12:52 PM
Ditching the pre-built component sets will net you far more value.

Yeah, but wouldn't he likely have to go active and spend a little more on a head unit or crossover. The primary value in components, at least in my opinion, is the passive crossovers and implied sonic matching.

FoxPro5
12-01-2008, 01:14 PM
Yeah, but wouldn't he likely have to go active and spend a little more on a head unit or crossover. The primary value in components, at least in my opinion, is the passive crossovers and implied sonic matching.

Yep, but drop the passives on any of the sets mentioned and the drivers alone are literally worth half as much. You can buy the Polk SR's tweeters form Polk Audio for $120 or you can buy the Vifa XT25 for about half that. No they are not exactly the same, but they pretty much measure (thus will sound) almost the same. That's just one example.

Knowing this, we'd have to completely disregard personal sound preference and go off objective testing of the speakers themselves. A foreign concept to some, but once you understand what speakers can do for you, then selecting them becomes a lot easier. Asking people on a forum what they think the best sound for the buck is about as useful as asking what amp to use. You have to start with something, but perception is not a good one to go off of. Well, unless you keep your expectations extremely low...then you might be ok.

okiedokie
12-01-2008, 02:36 PM
you cant go wrong with the rainbows for the money

87linkin
12-01-2008, 06:01 PM
search

no

87linkin
12-01-2008, 06:02 PM
By the way I am not running active.