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longhot
01-29-2009, 01:24 PM
Hello, I was serching for something like that and did't find one so, let's do it,
let's rate everybody top 5 component sets #1 will be the High End and #5 would be a "fair" set.

who'll be the first?

Cravingbass123
01-29-2009, 01:25 PM
rainbow reference line.

if its price is fairly and directly related to its performance, than thats a set thats hard to beat LOL

donpisto
01-29-2009, 01:28 PM
Can't really list top 5 as I have heard several setups with a DIY route of mixed tweeters and mids and they have sounded much better than some components. Actual components that I've heard/owned I'd say...

1. Zapco CK 16.2
2. Crystal Mobile Sound (forgot the model)
3. Hertz Hi-Energy
4. DLS Iridium

Buck
01-29-2009, 01:29 PM
I heard some diamond speakers (I think the higher end). They sounded so clear.

snb778
01-29-2009, 01:31 PM
also heard a car with some higher end diamonds... 2 sets of 6.5 comps... was clear in every aspect at full tilt

JimJ
01-29-2009, 01:50 PM
The only real "set" I'd probably go for would be the Hybrid Legatia line, at least Hybrid realizes how useless passives are in a vehicle and leaves them out :D

If you can manage to find a steal on a set that uses good drivers (like Alpine Type Xs or Polk SRs), go for it, but dollars to donuts, I'd rather piece something together using individual drivers bought at Madisound or elsewhere.

SQPL
01-29-2009, 02:07 PM
Based from what I had auditioned so far. Setup were a mix of passive and active. My top 6.

1. Rainbow CS275.27
2) Hertz MLK165
3) Focal 165K2P
4) JBL c608GTi
5) DLS Nobelium 6.2
6) Morel Dotech Ovation 6

lyttleviet
01-29-2009, 02:44 PM
In what price range?

donpisto
01-29-2009, 02:49 PM
The only real "set" I'd probably go for would be the Hybrid Legatia line, at least Hybrid realizes how useless passives are in a vehicle and leaves them out :D

If you can manage to find a steal on a set that uses good drivers (like Alpine Type Xs or Polk SRs), go for it, but dollars to donuts, I'd rather piece something together using individual drivers bought at Madisound or elsewhere.

Can't believe I left out Hybrid. I've heard several setups with those and love em.

BTW, what's passive? :laugh:

longhot
01-29-2009, 03:10 PM
Can't believe I left out Hybrid. I've heard several setups with those and love em.

BTW, what's passive? :laugh:

it's the one who getting it ...:D

headless
01-29-2009, 04:03 PM
1. Rainbow CS265.27


do you mean 275.27?

m3dia_lab
01-29-2009, 09:00 PM
iv pretty happy with my mpyre 65m comps, they dont come with a tweeter so thats up to you.... very happy for only $100

SQPL
01-29-2009, 09:19 PM
do you mean 275.27?


yep. my mistake. nice front stage you got there! ;)

okiedokie
01-29-2009, 10:11 PM
comp sets? i hope you dont think there is one best set! it's about personal taste.

1-Morel / hybrid ovation
2-Zapco/ rb 13.2-ck 13.2
3-Hertz/mlk
4-Dynaudio/ esotec 242
5-old ADS

6spdcoupe
02-01-2009, 11:22 PM
The only real "set" I'd probably go for would be the Hybrid Legatia line, at least Hybrid realizes how useless passives are in a vehicle and leaves them out :D



So does Dyn with the Esotars :fyi: ;)

Brian_smith06
02-01-2009, 11:26 PM
wish i could participate in this. i havent heard many sets in person but ill rank what i have heard

1. ID xs65
2. JL zr
3. Powerbass extreme (evolution series?)
4. Powerbass 3xl
5. lower end powerbass

wish the last three could have been better at least my first 2 or nice


also i wish i could hear some rainbows and some hertz comps. if i ever get tired of my id comps i am really going to look into them

oh seas too :)

Cpyder
02-02-2009, 12:40 AM
sr6500s sound delicious.

polyrhythmic81
02-02-2009, 01:26 AM
i just got some dls ultimate iridium 6.2i installed and i haven't experienced music reproduction in a car like this ever. i love them. i can't generate a top five, though. i've never heard diamond, hertz, cdt, focal, dynaudio, rainbow, polk sr, pioneer prs, image dynamics or any of the other brands talked about on this forum. i live in maine. haha. the only other "high end" (meaning expensive) car speakers i've heard are jl audio xr's. tweeter folded before i got to listen to any focals. =P

kizz
02-03-2009, 10:32 AM
did you like the jl xrs?

James Bang
02-03-2009, 10:59 AM
top comp sets....

I would say the ones with the speakers you choose for your liking with no passives :p and that will work best for the install/car you are putting them in.

polyrhythmic81
02-03-2009, 02:45 PM
did you like the jl xrs?
it was a long time ago, and they were on a sound board, but i remember being impressed with the clarity of the aluminum tweeters.

6spdcoupe
02-03-2009, 02:54 PM
top comp sets....

I would say the ones with the speakers you choose for your liking with no passives :p and that will work best for the install/car you are putting them in.

Nooooo, that is simply too logical. :rolleyes:

James Bang
02-03-2009, 02:58 PM
Nooooo, that is simply too logical. :rolleyes:

yeah... it can't be right. sorry.

Johnny Law.Lulz
02-03-2009, 03:06 PM
Maybe its just me being noobish but would this be all objective to the listeners preference and listening tendincies. What if someone likes a more midbass dominate set that listens to rock and someone who likes dominate hughs because they listen to rap and need highs to come through over sub base, and then price comes into it. Of course the more expensive sets will proly sound better than the cheaper sets. I think if your going to rate 5 you should post your listening prefrences and the type of music you listen to so if some of us are actaully looking at this to find a good set to buy we can see who likes to have a set-up most like what we would want.

mlstrass
02-03-2009, 03:10 PM
top comp sets....

I would say the ones with the speakers you choose for your liking with no passives :p and that will work best for the install/car you are putting them in.

Can't be right as I only have $180 in my front stage, so it must be junk compared to stuff costing $500+ ;)

shaneb
02-03-2009, 03:12 PM
Passives? BLah but....

ID XS69
DLS Nobes
Hybrid Technologies
Polk SR's
MEh, to anything else passive.

00poop6x
02-03-2009, 03:27 PM
I don't have 5 component sets, everyone's so fortunate. :(

James Bang
02-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Can't be right as I only have $180 in my front stage, so it must be junk compared to stuff costing $500+ ;)

depends on how you install/tune it :)

Lizardking
02-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Personal experience-

1. Rainbow Platinums
2. Dynaudio Esotec
3. Focal Utopia (non be series)
4. Focal K2P
5. Zapco CKs

cx-7heaven
02-04-2009, 12:47 AM
1) Old school Boston acoustics Pro 6.4 3 ( 3way)

2) Diamond d971

3) Rockford Fosgate Audiophile 6.5 comps

4) Alpine type x( last years model) 6.5

5) The Focals that RC10mike has in his car(lol forgot the model)

I listen to classic rock, Pink floyd, 80's anything, blues, bluesrock, Some current rock/pop. No rap, sorry.