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speedemn
08-11-2003, 09:47 AM
Hi,

Can you guys please give me your opinion on which component speaker set is better between the Focal Utopia 165W and the MB Quart QSD 216?

I plan on running an Alpine 7998 deck and the speakers will be powered with a Precision Power PPI PC6600 (600W 6-channel amp... all the channels will obviously not be used).

Thanks.

outbacksport
08-11-2003, 06:42 PM
I use to have MB Quart Discus series comps and now Focal 165V comps. Personally i think the Focal sound better for me. They are really amazing, the sound is so clear the discuss speaker. They are not harsh like the MB Quart.
I love the mids, i lowered my amp to 70hz and it gives good bass. You have to hear the 165w and the MBQSD 216 first and hear it your self which you like best.

lombardo
08-12-2003, 08:36 PM
how much can you get the focals for and where?

outbacksport
08-13-2003, 01:39 PM
Local dealer in S. Ca

Audio Industry
1019 S. Stimson ave.
City of Industry, CA 91745
TEl. 626-336-3327

They match up internet prices and you can bargain with them.
They also do installs.

mykeys
08-17-2003, 07:04 PM
http://woofersetc.com
http://carmedia1.com These are two of the best prices I have seen without going to Ebay.

Mike

makel23
01-19-2004, 09:28 AM
I havent heard the focals and I hope I never do. I do my best not to support anything from france. Thats besides the point, I can't imagine anything sounding better than the qsd 216. I have them in my front doors with only 75w (for now)and they sound awsome. The pce's also sound great!

denim
01-19-2004, 02:39 PM
ok well I have not listened to them head to head but I have heard both and for some reason the rool off of the Focals seem a little better to my ears, the MB Quarts seemed a little harsh to me, but then again its my ears and my preferences

adam71
01-19-2004, 05:53 PM
I havent heard the focals and I hope I never do. I do my best not to support anything from france.

Whats wrong with France.? If you don't mind me asking.

Adam :cool:

jemorgan85
01-21-2004, 12:14 PM
Utopias all the way.

onlyphases
01-21-2004, 03:55 PM
Comparison of my focal K2p vs. my friends MB Quartz components....
mine sound a lot better


Focal Utopia will be my preference.

jaheim
01-23-2004, 07:43 PM
http://woofersetc.com
http://carmedia1.com These are two of the best prices I have seen without going to Ebay.

Mike

Wow, thanks for the sites. I've been looking for the Focal 8" inch polyglass sub for a while now.

kappa546
01-23-2004, 10:06 PM
focals are beautiful.

mattj
01-23-2004, 10:27 PM
Im gonna have to agree with focal utopias.
:D

makel23
03-29-2004, 02:58 AM
I dont support them the US saved them twice and whats the thanks france gives the US? No support! So I show them the same. I now have 150w to the QSD216 and wow! They are very honest and loud. I dont want speakers that make crapy harsh music sound good, I want to hear what was recorded. If thats crap then I want to hear crap.

adam71
03-29-2004, 06:54 PM
I dont support them the US saved them twice and whats the thanks france gives the US? No support! So I show them the same. I now have 150w to the QSD216 and wow! They are very honest and loud. I dont want speakers that make crapy harsh music sound good, I want to hear what was recorded. If thats crap then I want to hear crap.

First of all.......took you long enough to respond.

Second of all.......you don't know all the facts why France decided to stay out of it.

Third.........good luck with listening to crap. :toast:

Adam

limitkid7
03-30-2004, 08:41 AM
i'm sold on the high end mbquarts now, i have yet to hear focal BUT...

we did them side by side w/the boston pro60s and the mbquarts killed them

green_slip
03-30-2004, 09:00 AM
are the pro60's Boston's top line? j/w

limitkid7
03-30-2004, 01:30 PM
i ment to say z6 series, sorry...

and yes the z series is their top of the line

JayDoggz
04-01-2004, 02:52 AM
why do all of you put mb quarts down? U make them sound like they are sonys or something. They build incredible speakers and sound great. I am thinking of getting the QSD but for right now i have premiums which sound insanely good so i can only imagine the Q line. So for all u MB quart haters don't be bias

green_slip
04-01-2004, 08:57 AM
why do all of you put mb quarts down? U make them sound like they are sonys or something. They build incredible speakers and sound great. I am thinking of getting the QSD but for right now i have premiums which sound insanely good so i can only imagine the Q line. So for all u MB quart haters don't be bias

It's not a bias thing. MB makes awesome speakers, it's just that a lot of the people on this forum think they are harsh. Now maybe you don't and the person that started this thread doesn't, but a lot of people do, so they are entitled to their opinion.

limitkid7
04-01-2004, 01:15 PM
It's not a bias thing. MB makes awesome speakers, it's just that a lot of the people on this forum think they are harsh. Now maybe you don't and the person that started this thread doesn't, but a lot of people do, so they are entitled to their opinion.

i wonder if the unit could be the reason that they sound harsh, (referring to the alpine hu thread i started in the general discussion category) but i heard them w/the 'mx' feature not present and they sounded smooth to me.

EarDrummin.
04-03-2004, 10:10 PM
I use to have MB Quart Discus series comps and now Focal 165V comps. Personally i think the Focal sound better for me. They are really amazing, the sound is so clear the discuss speaker. They are not harsh like the MB Quart.
I love the mids, i lowered my amp to 70hz and it gives good bass. You have to hear the 165w and the MBQSD 216 first and hear it your self which you like best.

You think the discus's were harsh? Gosh man.. how? They have one of the softest tweets I've heard.

green_slip
04-03-2004, 11:42 PM
i heard the qsd216 today and man they are colorful/harsh. i dont know quite how to describe them but they definitely were not for me. i need a much smoother sound than that. hopefully my utopia's will provide the sound i'm looking for.