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MmatsDude
02-06-2009, 12:49 AM
Would this be a nice set up.:) I havent dealt with Rainbow components before. Any input on them will be apreciated. I desided to go all out with Rainbow on this set up.

Front stage.

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7046

Rear Stage.

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7048

Amp for components.

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7093

And if I feel like buying this I might get it too.:cool:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7095

Will be purchasing all of this when my tax money gets here.:veryhapp:

Any input would be helpfull.

cx-7heaven
02-06-2009, 12:50 AM
Have you actually heard some yet? If not, you may be wasting your money.

MmatsDude
02-06-2009, 12:53 AM
Have you actually heard some yet? If not, you may be wasting your money.

No, I havent heard any, thats why I made this thread to see if my purchase will be worth it.:crap:

cx-7heaven
02-06-2009, 12:56 AM
Problem is, it is hard to use somebody else's ears as your own. What I like, you may not, and vice-versa. If I were you, I would wait until you've had a chance to listen to some different setups, go to a big comp that does sq, you'll here a lot of different stuff.

cx-7heaven
02-06-2009, 12:57 AM
I see you live in LA, there have got to be a bunch of good caraudio stores around you.

Edit: or at least ones that have some higher end gear.

MmatsDude
02-06-2009, 01:03 AM
Stores will rip you off. Lol. I'm not really that picky as long as it sounds nice. :D

soloXgt
02-06-2009, 01:07 AM
your not going to the stores to buy necessarily, but to listen. Go to the places that have the equipment you want to buy so u know what it sounds like

cx-7heaven
02-06-2009, 01:07 AM
LOL I didnt say you have to buy them there, just listen to them.

James Bang
02-06-2009, 07:33 AM
Rear Stage????? WTF!?


you didn't list what comps you're gonna use for your side stages..

MmatsDude
02-06-2009, 07:50 AM
Rear Stage????? WTF!?


you didn't list what comps you're gonna use for your side stages..

i meant for the rear lol

side stages?:confused:

Hoodlum007
02-06-2009, 02:19 PM
I have not heard all that Rainbow stuff you linked but i am using a set of the SLC comps and they sound sweet as heck. Rainbow makes awesome quality products.

MmatsDude
02-06-2009, 04:55 PM
I have not heard all that Rainbow stuff you linked but i am using a set of the SLC comps and they sound sweet as heck. Rainbow makes awesome quality products.

nice bro

ttt

Audiomagnum300
02-08-2009, 12:10 AM
I also have used Rainbow product before, and although I was impressed the Germaniums and Profi....I wasnt too impressed with the SAC and SLC lines....there is better for the price....

MmatsDude
02-08-2009, 01:07 AM
I also have used Rainbow product before, and although I was impressed the Germaniums and Profi....I wasnt too impressed with the SAC and SLC lines....there is better for the price....

Well how about this.

Image Dynamics CXS52
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=3943

Anyone?

redcalimp5
02-09-2009, 05:00 AM
Hey man! I'm running a set of the Profi Vanadium Kick mids with the CAL27 tweeters in an active setup(although one CAL27 crapped out on me, so I've got a CAL25 titan in it's place for the moment).

I'd be happy to meet up with you and give you a demo sometime, so you could get a better idea. I'm in South Orange County, around San Luis Obispo.

shaneb
02-09-2009, 05:37 AM
Well how about this.

Image Dynamics CXS52
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=3943

Anyone?

I would HIGHLY recommend those, they can take massive amounts of clean power and they have some good thump to them
The tweets are non fatiguing and very detailed!
Rainbows, meh. Also, don't waste your money on this "rear stage" crap. You don't need it.
What got you so bent on rainbow?
I would take that cash for the "rear stage" and throw it in with the amp money, get a Zapco reference or DC series maybe. This amp will work great on the CX62's http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=5450 but if you want you can find something that puts out like 250+ those mids will do fine. And if you decide to run active, you can get another small amp for the tweets. But this amp has all the processing you will ever need, built in, it's a great line of amps. Basically they all have a DSP6 built in, go look at the cost of a DSP6 by itself...
Also, I wouldn't buy a pre-amp, get a deck that will run active and has some tuning capabilities, Pioneer 800 or 880 are the best bang for the buck, but I would go with a Eclipse 7100 or 7200 if you have the cashola.

headless
02-09-2009, 07:22 AM
I'm with the others saying drop the rear stage. Ditch the rears, bridge the amp to a pair of germaniums or profi's. ...Ditch the pre-amp and use that cash towards going higher in the rainbow line. You could be in vanadium range -- almost to power line cs range with the amount of $$ you just linked to.
Hope you're not actually planning on ordering all of that from woofersetc...

cbrei1023
02-09-2009, 08:59 AM
I had the previous version of Rainbows SLC 365s back in 2006. They sounded great. it is my personel preference but I would dump the rear fill and bridge that amp. Will have lots of clean power for your components then. Also can you fit the 6.5" versions up front? If you can do that it would give better midbass.

stuckinok
02-09-2009, 01:38 PM
Rear Stage????? WTF!?


you didn't list what comps you're gonna use for your side stages..

I would scrap both ideas and focus on the above and below stage maybe even the crotch stage.

WhoSayWho?
02-09-2009, 08:11 PM
I also have used Rainbow product before, and although I was impressed the Germaniums and Profi....I wasnt too impressed with the SAC and SLC lines....there is better for the price....

Ah, the mysterious "there is better for the price post."


Those SLC's that you are looking at are pretty dam good. The crossovers are very flexible and they come with some nice tweets.

When soemone says they have heard the SLC's it might be a good idea to find out which version they heard, because the ones you are looking at have the improvements mentioned above.

Having said that, I agree with the others -- don't waste your money on the rear comps. Spend it all up front.

And don't buy from that site -- contact Don on this forum. You will actually get a warranty from the MFTR.

MmatsDude
02-09-2009, 11:44 PM
I would HIGHLY recommend those, they can take massive amounts of clean power and they have some good thump to them
The tweets are non fatiguing and very detailed!
Rainbows, meh. Also, don't waste your money on this "rear stage" crap. You don't need it.
What got you so bent on rainbow?
I would take that cash for the "rear stage" and throw it in with the amp money, get a Zapco reference or DC series maybe. This amp will work great on the CX62's http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=5450 but if you want you can find something that puts out like 250+ those mids will do fine. And if you decide to run active, you can get another small amp for the tweets. But this amp has all the processing you will ever need, built in, it's a great line of amps. Basically they all have a DSP6 built in, go look at the cost of a DSP6 by itself...
Also, I wouldn't buy a pre-amp, get a deck that will run active and has some tuning capabilities, Pioneer 800 or 880 are the best bang for the buck, but I would go with a Eclipse 7100 or 7200 if you have the cashola.


Man that zapco is ****.:D

I would do the CX62's but i cannot fit 6.5's on the front, ok i will ditch the rear stage, and now i have to since my 18 btl is going on my back seats lol.

I already have a 10 volt line driver anyways with a nice built in eq(mmats eq mp5)

so this will make a sweet combo?

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=5450

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=3943

DejaWiz
02-11-2009, 10:10 AM
Hey man! I'm running a set of the Profi Vanadium Kick mids with the CAL27 tweeters in an active setup(although one CAL27 crapped out on me, so I've got a CAL25 titan in it's place for the moment).

I'd be happy to meet up with you and give you a demo sometime, so you could get a better idea. I'm in South Orange County, around San Luis Obispo.

MmatsDude, definitely take redcalimp5 up on his offer. He's been through just about every Rainbow comp set and would be a wealth of info. ;)

Hope I win the lottery tonight... the Power CS's are still calling my name. :laugh: And red, I haven't forgotten- I'm still buying you a set once the winnings are in my bank account. :greedy:

headless
02-11-2009, 01:03 PM
Cmon dejawiz. Just buy them. ORDER IMMEDIATELY

Then have fun trying to make the ****ers fit into your doors ;) 96mm mounting depth...

http://headless.shackspace.com/GermPowerlineCS2.jpg

germanium woofer/cal25 on right...pl cs woofer/cal27 on left..

and check out how they look next to their big brother

http://headless.shackspace.com/PowerLineCSAndVanadium.JPG

DejaWiz
02-11-2009, 06:41 PM
Cmon dejawiz. Just buy them. ORDER IMMEDIATELY

Then have fun trying to make the ****ers fit into your doors ;) 96mm mounting depth...

Shouldn't be a problem, they'll be going into my Titan. I'll hack, slash, cut, form, mod, do whatever the hell it takes to get them in there. Not an unsimilar path that you had to take. :D

redcalimp5
02-11-2009, 07:15 PM
MmatsDude, definitely take redcalimp5 up on his offer. He's been through just about every Rainbow comp set and would be a wealth of info. ;)

Hope I win the lottery tonight... the Power CS's are still calling my name. :laugh: And red, I haven't forgotten- I'm still buying you a set once the winnings are in my bank account. :greedy:


Thanks for remembering, man! lol That would be my dream comp set purchase, for sure. :peace:

MmatsDude, now would be a perfect time for me to meet up too, as I'm in between jobs. PM me if you're interested.

groove269
02-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Would this be a nice set up.:) I havent dealt with Rainbow components before. Any input on them will be apreciated. I desided to go all out with Rainbow on this set up.

Front stage.

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7046

Rear Stage.

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7048

Amp for components.

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7093

And if I feel like buying this I might get it too.:cool:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7095

Will be purchasing all of this when my tax money gets here.:veryhapp:

Any input would be helpfull.

Venice High has nice components too!

MmatsDude
02-12-2009, 01:11 AM
Hey man! I'm running a set of the Profi Vanadium Kick mids with the CAL27 tweeters in an active setup(although one CAL27 crapped out on me, so I've got a CAL25 titan in it's place for the moment).

I'd be happy to meet up with you and give you a demo sometime, so you could get a better idea. I'm in South Orange County, around San Luis Obispo.

im in stockton man thats to far from orange county:crap:

crawlinYJ
02-16-2009, 03:19 AM
if you wanted to listen to some zapco competition components, let me know.

Etac
02-16-2009, 01:21 PM
i doubt op is interested but i have a set of cmx kicks for sale..

krisfnbz
02-16-2009, 07:42 PM
If I were you I wouldnt get that system. Your putting too much money in the rear stage of your system, and your overpaying for all of your equipment. And you did not mention any single sub or head unit?

Get a good pair of comps, sell the crossovers, go active....its what I would do.

headless
02-16-2009, 08:35 PM
Shouldn't be a problem, they'll be going into my Titan. I'll hack, slash, cut, form, mod, do whatever the hell it takes to get them in there. Not an unsimilar path that you had to take. :D

You know, i added a bunch of raamat on the inside of my door panels (plastic/wood), then coated them in ensolite. The ensolite provides a nice flat black look on the jagged edges of the doors where i cut them up ;) When are you going to get a set? My second vanadium 12 arrives this week, and i'm going to reinforce my deadening with another 2 layers of raamat on my doors and trunk before i install it :D

DejaWiz
02-24-2009, 11:29 PM
You know, i added a bunch of raamat on the inside of my door panels (plastic/wood), then coated them in ensolite. The ensolite provides a nice flat black look on the jagged edges of the doors where i cut them up ;) When are you going to get a set? My second vanadium 12 arrives this week, and i'm going to reinforce my deadening with another 2 layers of raamat on my doors and trunk before i install it :D

I'll be deadening the living **** out of my doors. ;) Not sure where I'll get them yet. My main concern is figuring out a way to satisfy the price tag... I can dang near get a cheaper GPS touchscreen system, some decent front comps, a sub, and an amp for the same price of the CS's alone. :laugh:

redcalimp5
02-25-2009, 03:40 AM
I'll be deadening the living **** out of my doors. ;) Not sure where I'll get them yet. My main concern is figuring out a way to satisfy the price tag... I can dang near get a cheaper GPS touchscreen system, some decent front comps, a sub, and an amp for the same price of the CS's alone. :laugh:

They're SUCH a guilty pleasure.....I'm not even sure I'd be able to mount the 7" mids in my doors. lol

headless
02-25-2009, 07:42 AM
I'll be deadening the living **** out of my doors. ;) Not sure where I'll get them yet. My main concern is figuring out a way to satisfy the price tag... I can dang near get a cheaper GPS touchscreen system, some decent front comps, a sub, and an amp for the same price of the CS's alone. :laugh:

:D Can never have too much i think... I'm about to put 2 more layers on all the metal parts of the door and a couple more layers on my trunk, plus add a bunch more ensolite all over the place. My second vanadium 12" is on the truck for delivery today :D :veryhapp:

They are expensive :( I slowly upgraded... each time using the cash from selling my previous set to fund half the cost of the next upgrade until I ended up with these... :D Would've been cheaper just to buy them in the first place...