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z33redlinez33
02-05-2009, 08:33 PM
I am looking to purchase new component speakers for my car. Here is my current setup..


CDT Audio EF-61NEO
Pioneer 880PRS (yes using ACTIVE setup)
Eclipse EA4100 Amp 75x4.


I bought the neos for space, but ever since I bought them I have been disappointed. So I am looking for an upgrade. Here are my requirements


6.5" ~ Diameter.
Depth 2.5". Preferably less. Depends how wide the magnet is as well. Hits window when rolled down.
1" tweeter
Work well with 75watts PER speaker.
NO more than $300 shipped.


I do not like very harsh tweeters, prefer my tweets laid back. I know I should go to a store and listen, I wish I could, but there is nothing around here worth while, unless I drive 2-3hours to Atlanta.

Since I do not need a crossover, I guess separate midranges and tweeters would be fine as well.

Any advice? Thanks

z33redlinez33
02-06-2009, 07:06 PM
Went to a local car audio shop and they sold Hertz speakers. The two I could afford from them (can we find online much cheaper?) are:


Hertz Energy ESK 165 $250

Hertz Hi Energy HSK 165 $400

Are these good speakers? Are they worth this kind of money? They have a deep mounting depth but I might be able to fit them, would be able to see before I buy...

Any other opinions?

Thanks

Trey803
02-06-2009, 07:07 PM
rainbow all day

Brian_smith06
02-06-2009, 07:11 PM
image dynamics are nice but dont really fit your budget :(

Megalomaniac
02-06-2009, 07:16 PM
Went to a local car audio shop and they sold Hertz speakers. The two I could afford from them (can we find online much cheaper?) are:


Hertz Energy ESK 165 $250

Hertz Hi Energy HSK 165 $400

Are these good speakers? Are they worth this kind of money? They have a deep mounting depth but I might be able to fit them, would be able to see before I buy...

Any other opinions?

Thanks

Thats a bit high for that set. Try to get him down to at least $300 if you can. I own a set(just have the mids now), very nice components imo.

okiedokie
02-06-2009, 07:17 PM
look into these hertz slims, & yes hertz does makes reliable/good sounding speakers.
just make sure your install is as good or better then how much you speand on your comps.

http://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/default_en.htm

aturcotte127317
02-06-2009, 07:18 PM
check rainbow

Megalomaniac
02-06-2009, 07:21 PM
check rainbow

which rainbow? he's not gay

aturcotte127317
02-06-2009, 07:24 PM
which rainbow? he's not gay

teh one with the unicorns riding down it... duh.... :crazy:

atoprak
02-06-2009, 07:40 PM
I read a lot about how harsh the tweeter of Hertz components .. even if it is HSK ...

I think you should go for Morels (Tempo 6), DLSs(at least R6) and my be you can check the Alpines as well (SPR-17LS) ... Tempo 6 is on the little higher side about power figures... but the sound is, most probably what you are looking for ..

Megalomaniac
02-07-2009, 12:05 AM
I read a lot about how harsh the tweeter of Hertz components .. even if it is HSK ...

I think you should go for Morels (Tempo 6), DLSs(at least R6) and my be you can check the Alpines as well (SPR-17LS) ... Tempo 6 is on the little higher side about power figures... but the sound is, most probably what you are looking for ..

HSK line on up is fine. anything below that line is.

okiedokie
02-07-2009, 12:16 AM
hertz mlk line isnt harsh at all, every body hears sounds differently, but iif you can a shop that carries rainbow or hertz or dynaduio or morels you then let your ears judge for them self

z33redlinez33
02-07-2009, 10:54 AM
going back to listen to Hertz Hi Energy HSK


Will let you know

fishpro
02-07-2009, 11:20 AM
I would look for some speakers that require less power. With 75w you won't push the HSK's to full potential and in trying to you could cause clipping. Elemental Designs makes some good comps that are rated for 65wrms or maybe some Bostons. You could always mix and match using Parts Express or Madisound.

z33redlinez33
02-07-2009, 12:02 PM
75watt per speaker isnt enough for these? 75watt to the woofers, 75watts (wouldnt) to tweeters each?

I can get them for $360 after tax.

fishpro
02-07-2009, 01:12 PM
It may be enough not sure. They handle 125wrms so the mid will take that not sure if the tweeter is 4 or 8ohm. If they sound good to you than that's great,just make sure when you audition the speakers they are using an amp similar to yours.(Power wise). Also you can get the HSK165 for $240 online,but I think that would kill any warranty.

Shocks
02-07-2009, 03:08 PM
Focal!! Done deal.

z33redlinez33
02-07-2009, 03:57 PM
So are the morel tempo 6 good? Where can I order?

atoprak
02-07-2009, 04:53 PM
So are the morel tempo 6 good? Where can I order?

absolutely they are good..

z33redlinez33
02-07-2009, 08:50 PM
They do fit my requirements pretty well..

Are there any places online besides Woofersetc that sell these? They arent sold locally, so thats a problem.

Also, anyone want to share there experiences or thoughts on the Morel Tempo 6? Are they bright? etc?



Also looking at the rainbow SLC 265.25 (What is the difference between the kick and non kick?), and the CSX 465.20

Opinions on these?


Thanks

andrios
02-07-2009, 08:55 PM
They do fit my requirements pretty well..

Are there any places online besides Woofersetc that sell these? They arent sold locally, so thats a problem.

Also, anyone want to share there experiences or thoughts on the Morel Tempo 6? Are they bright? etc?



Also looking at the rainbow SLC 265.25 (what is the NG version?), and the CSX 465.20

Opinions on these?

I just got the new rainbow SLC 265s, I dont know what the NG stands for but 6spdcoupe sells them on here and he is an authorized dealer. Send him a PM he will tell you everything.

If you get them just make sure you get an amp that does 100-125w per channel, these things sound so much better the more watts you put in them!

The crossover has alot of options on it, more than a normal crossover would have.

z33redlinez33
02-08-2009, 09:12 AM
So I have narrowed it down to the tempo 6 and the rainbow SLC 265.25.


I tried to place the Hertz hi energy in my door, and it wouldnt fit barely, so they are to deep..

Which of these two would you guys recommend? ATM i am leaning towards the SLC 265.25

atoprak
02-08-2009, 09:27 AM
So I have narrowed it down to the tempo 6 and the rainbow SLC 265.25.


I tried to place the Hertz hi energy in my door, and it wouldnt fit barely, so they are to deep..

Which of these two would you guys recommend? ATM i am leaning towards the SLC 265.25

Download the manual of the comps and check the depth is ok .... if hertz dont fit your car, possibly morels dont fit either...

z33redlinez33
02-08-2009, 09:33 AM
I checked, morels are 2.44 inches... It might be close, but Hertz are 2.63inches..

Actually morel and rainbows are same depth, but the rainbows I guess comes with a ring to install to make them 2.36inches

okiedokie
02-08-2009, 12:56 PM
you say your depth mount has to be 2.5 or less.
morels are to deep
hertz & rainbow do make a slim mount mids from 5 to 8inches,
make sure you buy the right speakers that work for your needs.
your could built speaker rings & fiber glass pods for any speaker.
placement, aiming & deedening is very important in your install.

andrios
02-08-2009, 01:20 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&item=380071817391&viewitem= (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&item=380071817391&viewitem=)

I used these for my altima. For the rainbow slc you need a 5.75 hole opening, they fit perfect. You can probably get any speaker you want with these spacers, plus they are made for the 350z. Get yourself some non hardning clay with these and your golden!

speedfreak28
02-08-2009, 01:21 PM
why not just make a 1/2 inch mdf spacer and use the hertz?

speedfreak28
02-08-2009, 01:23 PM
oh and for the money, these are great speakers. check DIYMA for some solid reviews.
http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-TS-C720PRS-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKER-SYSTEM-NEW_W0QQitemZ110342898569QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item110342898569&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

z33redlinez33
02-08-2009, 01:52 PM
350z is different (i guess) from the altima. I have those 1" speaker spacers, and yet when the window rolls down, its right there.. The window is actually off to the left, so if the magnet is thinner that helps. Pain in the butt for this car, considering buying door pods, but they are expensive.