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phockey10
04-14-2009, 11:04 AM
hello all,
as u can see i am new to the forum, and was looking for some insite on a set of new components for my front stage. I currently am running a set of fosgate type RF 5.25" comps at arounnd 100rms from a RF T600/4. I blew my driver side tweet, and want to buy something in the 6.5" size, and that will get more midbass than those did, and im looking for a lil more volume out of em. looking more on the SQ side of things rather than SPL. im wanting to spend around $200 for the pair. any feedback would be helpful

Ferendon
04-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Pioneer Premier PRS-D720C
I'm sure there are tons of other choices that meet your criteria.

phockey10
04-14-2009, 03:08 PM
bump

NightDrifter05
04-14-2009, 03:17 PM
Just changing the speaker's may not give you any more mid-bass. I have the Rockford Power series and I was very surprised with how much mid-bass they have. I'm not a huge fan of the tweeter's though. If you plan to put in new comps you may want to look into deadening your door's as well as I'm sure that will help you out alot in getting a little more mid-bass. Alot of people like the Image Dynamic CTX which is right in your price range if you purchase from woofersetc.com .

phockey10
04-14-2009, 05:33 PM
thank you. I have looked at the ID comps, and those seem like they will work. same as you i dont really like the way the tweets sounded with the aluminum. Any opinions on how the ID CTX's sound compared to the Diamond S600s. my buddy just installed those in his doors, and they scream at you.

mrose
04-14-2009, 05:37 PM
I would go with Focal or some Type R tweeters

mike11202
04-14-2009, 05:46 PM
get the ID's

Shinju
04-14-2009, 05:51 PM
Cadence CWM-6 KIT

phockey10
04-15-2009, 01:21 AM
Ive listened to the Cadence in the shop before, and they were very mellow on the mid bass. it was there, but took a back seat. Im still looking like the ID's are gonna be what i put in. Would it be that hard of a thing to go active up front? With the comps in the rear also, wont it help with the imaging?

tez4life
04-15-2009, 04:53 AM
Im currently running the PG Rsds in my sig and could not be happier. Midbass is suprising strong considering my doors are not deaded or sealed. I use to own the RF Power Comps, and was impressed by their midbass, but like everyone else, found that tweeter a little harsh.

Not on the forum boner, but the Rsds might be something to consider.

phockey10
04-15-2009, 11:09 AM
The problem with the PG RSd's is that they are only rated for 60 watts . my amp is pushin 124X4rms on the birth sheet, 100x4 normal. so i dont wanna dump money into a set that im gonna have to baby. I need a set thats going to handle some power. that where my problem lies. only a few sets in my price range that can actually handle power being thrown at them. most that can handle ussually are starting around $300

Maddogg7888
04-15-2009, 11:11 AM
my jbl's can take over a 100 rms easy

tez4life
04-15-2009, 11:23 AM
The problem with the PG RSd's is that they are only rated for 60 watts . my amp is pushin 124X4rms on the birth sheet, 100x4 normal. so i dont wanna dump money into a set that im gonna have to baby. I need a set thats going to handle some power. that where my problem lies. only a few sets in my price range that can actually handle power being thrown at them. most that can handle ussually are starting around $300


The amp in my sig is quite underrated, its pushing around 125w to each set, their were people on here giving them 150w, which I honestly dont think they need. You amp would push them fine, and get quite a lot of output from them.

Trust me, this is coming from a guy who bridged a Orion 4002 (100w x 2, 400w x 1 bridged at 4ohm RMS) to a single RF Power 6.75 set (woofer and tweeter). If I felt like I was stressing the speakers I would not be running them daily like that. But its your choice man.

phockey10
04-15-2009, 04:52 PM
true that... well i will deffinatly take your thoughts into mind when purchasing. So its narrowed down to the PG RSd's or the ID CTX's. im gonna check some shops around here and try to listen to them before i bite the bullett.
BTW... anyone have any experience in sound deadening doors on a 99 pontiac firebird?

phockey10
04-16-2009, 02:48 PM
bump

whitemax
04-17-2009, 03:27 PM
Make sure that you get both inner and outer skins on the doors, as well as covering up any holes. Doing this will make a substantial improvement in the way the mid sounds.

phockey10
04-17-2009, 03:35 PM
yeah, thats what i was thinking, especially being such huge doors. i just was seein if anyone had any experience cuz some of those holes are tiny to put mat down in. a real pain in the arss

whitemax
04-17-2009, 04:38 PM
I've gotten my fair share of cuts working through those, just try to cover as much of the outer skin through those holes as you can. I actually put a few layers around & right behind the mid on the outer skin.

phockey10
04-17-2009, 05:29 PM
true that.. well im gonna try and grab my new set of comps and prob do a bulk pack of dynamat for the doors