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SKoch85
03-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Image Dynamics CTX65 or CDT Audio EF-61FG? Or is there another set beter that is around the same price, maybe a little more.

Spending limit is 300.

Spellcaster
03-16-2009, 03:54 AM
I'd get the Alpine SPS-600C or the Alpine SPR-17S for a component setup. I hooked up some Alpine Type-S SPS-13C2 to 140-150 watts at full volume, ran them for awhile, then realized I didn't turn the crossover from full to high. Really good speakers. Power Acoustik had some good speakers out called XP2K. They have a new XP series out, with better surround and tweeters. For mid bass go with Elemental Designs e3.6 subwoofer.

maloy013
03-16-2009, 11:17 AM
the id are better than the alpines you mentioned imo...

James Bang
03-16-2009, 02:51 PM
try not to take advice from those who can't hear if a mid is highpassed or not.

gunz4me
03-16-2009, 02:54 PM
I have yet to hear a CDT speaker that I like. Besides the fact that every single one I heard had a crappy midrange reproduction, you have those horrible Ronald McDonald colors to boot.

SKoch85
03-16-2009, 07:25 PM
oops just realized i never put the price i was looking for in there. Thats fixed now.

Millertime1028
03-16-2009, 07:35 PM
You may want to look at the Pioneer PRS comps .Fit you price range and will **** on those cdt's in all aspects . I know first hand being that Ive owned both sets. The ID comps are very good comps for the money also .

thevic24
03-16-2009, 07:36 PM
try not to take advice from those who can't hear if a mid is highpassed or not.

x2
i just installed pioneer ts-ai702c's in my s-10 4 days ago and have them running on an older fosgate 500x @ 250rms each x-overed at 65hz and they sound great.
dont know about your area but here in tampa, cc has them on clearence for about $100 for the set. not a bad price and you dont have to pay shipping or waite for them.:)

Horsemanwill
03-16-2009, 07:37 PM
what type of power are you planning on feeding them? if your limit is 300 if you can squeeze out 60 more i'd recommend these

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=7173

Spellcaster
03-16-2009, 11:23 PM
try not to take advice from those who can't hear if a mid is highpassed or not.

And never take advice from someone who can't read. ;)


Don't listen to them Alpines are good. Image Dynamics aren't better than Alpine.

Horsemanwill
03-16-2009, 11:49 PM
Alpines are good. BUT imo ID is better. it's all a matter of taste. i've seen plenty of ppl who went with alpine pros and are completely disappointed with the sound. but it goes both ways. so saying that ID aren't better is your opinion.

RowJoe
03-17-2009, 01:19 AM
And never take advice from someone who can't read. ;)


Don't listen to them Alpines are good. Image Dynamics aren't better than Alpine.

You've gotta be kidding.

Echo42987
03-17-2009, 01:21 AM
Id

dragnix
03-17-2009, 01:24 AM
I'd get the Alpine SPS-600C or the Alpine SPR-17S for a component setup. I hooked up some Alpine Type-S SPS-13C2 to 140-150 watts at full volume, ran them for awhile, then realized I didn't turn the crossover from full to high. Really good speakers. Power Acoustik had some good speakers out called XP2K. They have a new XP series out, with better surround and tweeters. For mid bass go with Elemental Designs e3.6 subwoofer.
WTF?

And never take advice from someone who can't read. ;)


Don't listen to them Alpines are good. Image Dynamics aren't better than Alpine.

STFU. Alpine type X are good, but all you've heard are ****** alpines

Dak446
03-17-2009, 01:29 AM
You may want to look at the Pioneer PRS comps .Fit you price range and will **** on those cdt's in all aspects . I know first hand being that Ive owned both sets. The ID comps are very good comps for the money also .

i disagree. i hate the prs tweets, way too harsh. i have also had experience w/ both sets, and i think that the lower mid response on the pioneers is WAY better than the cdts, but the real higher (like 60hz & up) mid bass and midrange is better on the cdt's than pioneer. but the tweets are what makes me think otherwise, cuz i love the cdt's silk tweeters :)

Millertime1028
03-17-2009, 12:57 PM
^ Takes some time for the tweets to burn in on the PRS's . At first they are a bit bright . And as for the midrange on both sets . We will both have to differ . All good though because many things come into factor so in your application they may have sounded better . Its just that with my experience swith a direct swap between the two sets , the PRS were more accurate and had better vocal and instrument reproduction then the CDT's. To each his own ya know.

krisfnbz
03-17-2009, 04:35 PM
Go Active

GregU
03-19-2009, 09:02 PM
I'd get the Alpine SPS-600C or the Alpine SPR-17S for a component setup. I hooked up some Alpine Type-S SPS-13C2 to 140-150 watts at full volume, ran them for awhile, then realized I didn't turn the crossover from full to high. Really good speakers. Power Acoustik had some good speakers out called XP2K. They have a new XP series out, with better surround and tweeters. For mid bass go with Elemental Designs e3.6 subwoofer.

Just wondering....... what makes a speaker a "good speaker"?

GregU
03-19-2009, 09:11 PM
And never take advice from someone who can't read. ;)


Don't listen to them Alpines are good. Image Dynamics aren't better than Alpine.


What a jackass.

Why are there SO MANY of these types of newbies out there? If they could just shut up and listen to other knowledgable people, they'd get a lot further a lot faster.

Pisses me off..... walkin around with attitudes thinkin' they know everything and actually have NO clue. It's people like this that steer other newbies, that actually want to learn, in the wrong direction and give them this "know-it-all" attitude.

I want some hard evidence or reasoning of what you call a good speaker and what makes it a good speaker. Why is any speaker "better" than another? And where the hell do you get off making a statement like that?

You need to STFU, stop giving bad advice, and relize that you dont know shiet.... cause its VERY apparent that you don't.

GregU
03-19-2009, 09:15 PM
He's probably googling "Why is one speaker better than another" as we speak. It's another Cotjones and SlimShaddy.

EuphoricBass247
03-20-2009, 01:31 AM
lol truness ^

krisfnbz
03-20-2009, 10:27 AM
im tellin ya, go active. **** sounds amazing. You dont have to fuvk with crossovers, and you can buy whatever mids and tweeters you want so you dont have to pay for expensive *** name branded sets.

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/member-product-reviews/13820-mach-5-mli-65-6-5-woofer-alpine-type-x-tweeter-budget-active-review.html

http://zaphaudio.com/6.5test/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/

**** I wish I would have gone active with my first 2 setups. ****.

James Bang
03-20-2009, 01:06 PM
im tellin ya, go active. **** sounds amazing. You dont have to fuvk with crossovers, and you can buy whatever mids and tweeters you want so you dont have to pay for expensive *** name branded sets.

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/member-product-reviews/13820-mach-5-mli-65-6-5-woofer-alpine-type-x-tweeter-budget-active-review.html

http://zaphaudio.com/6.5test/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/

**** I wish I would have gone active with my first 2 setups. ****.

wtf makes it sound better? by going active will it automatically make speakers/systems sound better?

speedfreak28
03-20-2009, 01:12 PM
im tellin ya, go active. **** sounds amazing. You dont have to fuvk with crossovers, and you can buy whatever mids and tweeters you want so you dont have to pay for expensive *** name branded sets.

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/member-product-reviews/13820-mach-5-mli-65-6-5-woofer-alpine-type-x-tweeter-budget-active-review.html

http://zaphaudio.com/6.5test/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/

**** I wish I would have gone active with my first 2 setups. ****.

Id love to know how you went active wtihout messing with crossovers:confused:
...and its a little more in depth than running any speaker and tweeter you want.;)

Pyro_By_Nature
03-20-2009, 01:20 PM
I have yet to hear a CDT speaker that I like. Besides the fact that every single one I heard had a crappy midrange reproduction, you have those horrible Ronald McDonald colors to boot.

I kinda agree.

Every CDT mid. I've heard has sounded like someone was holding a pillow in front of it. They just sound muffled with no detail. I haven't listened to any of their really expensive comp. sets though.

Between those two my personal choice would be the Image Dynamics.


Grammar edit haha, must've been half asleep writing this reply.

speedfreak28
03-20-2009, 01:24 PM
I kinda agree.

Every CDT mid. I've heard has sounded like someone was holding a pillow in front of it. They just sounds muffled with no detail. I haven't listen to any of their really expensive comp. sets though.

Between those two my personal choice would be the Image Dynamics.

i gotta a really good deal on a 3 way cdt set ( HD series, msrp 800)
they arent worth near that much. I agree the mids were lacking.

dvrmstrng
03-20-2009, 01:27 PM
going active will save you some money (sometimes) but at the same time is alot more work to fine tune