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Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 10:43 AM
I just ran across these and was wondering if anyone is running this set or has run them and what do they think of them? Also what kind of power are you running at them?

Thanks!

JL Audio
12-03-2008, 10:46 AM
search button helps you.

BASS_WARRIOR
12-03-2008, 10:46 AM
search button helps you.

LIES!!!

GAM3OVR
12-03-2008, 10:47 AM
:fyi: AND SLANDER

JimJ
12-03-2008, 10:48 AM
They aren't a bad place to start...although they benefit greatly from bi-amping.

JL Audio
12-03-2008, 10:48 AM
:fyi: AND SLANDER

i'm a sellout :crap:

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 10:49 AM
I found 1 thread based on these. Maybe my parameters were set poorly.

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 10:52 AM
They aren't a bad place to start...although they benefit greatly from bi-amping.

What kind of power would you run to the mids and what kind of power to the tweets then?

I've got 2 amps, I could pull this off.

JimJ
12-03-2008, 10:54 AM
What kind of power would you run to the mids and what kind of power to the tweets then?

I've got 2 amps, I could pull this off.

If they're anywhere around 50 to 100W, you're fine. You won't be using all of that on the tweets anyway, just adjust their level until it sounds natural. Doesn't take that much power.

The amp I heard them on was a 225x4 beast, but they were receiving a tiny fraction of that :)

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 11:16 AM
I've got an amp that runs 60x4 @ 4ohms. Do you think that is enough power to run those RE's up front and some Critical Mass SS6's in the back? Or should I run 2 amps so I can throw like 70 watts to the RE's and 100 watts to the CM's?

JimJ
12-03-2008, 11:20 AM
I'd ditch the rears entirely, and use both channels to run the RE's...

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 11:24 AM
Interesting, you think I'll have plenty of mid's and high's for my 2 Eclipse Aluminum 10's with just the RE's?

Thanks again

JimJ
12-03-2008, 11:35 AM
The subs can always be attenuated to the point where they'll blend in :)

Should sound great if properly tuned.

reed dollaz
12-03-2008, 11:38 AM
someone has the XXX re comps on sale here on the forum for 250 which is a good price. they will cost you around 400.00 online and between 500.00-600.00 in some audio shops

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 11:44 AM
I've got a Kicker Impulse x3i x-over. Do you think I should use this as my crossover and ditch the ones that come with it?

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 11:46 AM
someone has the XXX re comps on sale here on the forum for 250 which is a good price. they will cost you around 400.00 online and between 500.00-600.00 in some audio shops

That's a bit out of my price range unless I could find a buyer for my Critical Mass 6.5's.

JimJ
12-03-2008, 11:47 AM
I've got a Kicker Impulse x3i x-over. Do you think I should use this as my crossover and ditch the ones that come with it?

Yes. :)

reed dollaz
12-03-2008, 11:51 AM
use the one that comes with the set. no reason to switch

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 11:53 AM
If I decide to run the Critical Mass 6.5's in the rears can I use the mid out on the x-over from the RE's? Or is that ghetto of some sort?

JimJ
12-03-2008, 12:01 PM
use the one that comes with the set. no reason to switch

Are you familiar with active bi-amping?

reed dollaz
12-03-2008, 12:02 PM
Are you familiar with active bi-amping?

yes i am. i did not know he was doing that.

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Are you familiar with active bi-amping?

No I am not, but I just hit wikapedia. I'm interested. I'd like to do this right the first time. If you've got some advice or could steer me in the direction of some literature on this it would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 02:59 PM
Well I'm going to give them a try. I just paid for a set. It'll be a couple weeks before I install, but I'll post up my thoughts once I get a listen.

SSS 18734
12-03-2008, 03:21 PM
They're one of the best entry-level sets I've heard. I've been running an older pair in my wagon for about a year and a half now and they do well on all types of music. Midbass is lacking, but my doors are not sealed particularly well since I don't want to blow a lot of money on a car worth $800.

I'm running approximately 120 wRMS per side, and they don't break up even at max volume. Tweeters are slightly harsh at high volumes, though. The midrange sounds great, though. If you like guitar rifts, and loud, clear vocals, you'll love these speakers.

All in all, they're a great set for the price.

Ledoux289
12-03-2008, 03:32 PM
They're one of the best entry-level sets I've heard. I've been running an older pair in my wagon for about a year and a half now and they do well on all types of music. Midbass is lacking, but my doors are not sealed particularly well since I don't want to blow a lot of money on a car worth $800.

I'm running approximately 120 wRMS per side, and they don't break up even at max volume. Tweeters are slightly harsh at high volumes, though. The midrange sounds great, though. If you like guitar rifts, and loud, clear vocals, you'll love these speakers.

All in all, they're a great set for the price.

Thanks for that man. Makes me feel like I made a nice purchase. I'm going to run 60x4 @ 4ohms to start. I'm sure I'll turn down the tweeters some. If that's not enough volume I'll scratch the active crossover and run a turned down 200x2 through the passive x-over to them. I'll just have to play around till I get the best sound, but I'm excited to try out my first set of components.