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Snwbrdr1
05-27-2009, 02:00 AM
I'm torn here and ready to throw down cash for new comps. You guys have any suggestions, pros/cons on these items?

Are these a good deal? I have a RF T400-4

http://www.woofersetc.com/p5498/UP629CF--CDT-Audio-65"-2-Way-Complete-UpStage-Component-set-w-Rear-fill.htm

or

http://www.woofersetc.com/p1109/ES620--CDT-Audio-EuroSport-65"-2Way-Component-Speakers.htm

or the new Rainbow SLC kicks 6.5

Thanks

pjhabit
05-27-2009, 02:36 AM
The ES-620Z is a big step up from the 620 set you linked. It has a better tweeter & x/over (w/ a lower/ more suitable x/o point) for an extra $50 its tough to beat @ its price point. Better yet would be to PM exige & see if he can't do you better within your budget.
I haven't heard the Rainbows, but considering the mixed opinions, I'd have a hard time believing they were a better buy.

JLAudioCavalier
05-27-2009, 02:40 AM
Never heard the SLC's, but I will say that the Rainbow CMX components I installed in a Subaru are some of my favorite 2-way components that I have heard to this day. Definitely see what kind of deals you can find on some nice Rainbows before committing. I absolutely would love to run some more of their stuff, just to try out more of them. I have heard a few sets of CDT components(although not those specific ones, and I am running some CL-61a's right now), and would try HARD to find something from Rainbow before touching CDT if I could.

Snwbrdr1
05-27-2009, 10:58 AM
Never heard the SLC's, but I will say that the Rainbow CMX components I installed in a Subaru are some of my favorite 2-way components that I have heard to this day. Definitely see what kind of deals you can find on some nice Rainbows before committing. I absolutely would love to run some more of their stuff, just to try out more of them. I have heard a few sets of CDT components(although not those specific ones, and I am running some CL-61a's right now), and would try HARD to find something from Rainbow before touching CDT if I could.

I'm trying to find Rainbow deals......talked w/6speedcoupe, but maybe some germaniums will pop up somewhere on these threads.

Flipx99
05-27-2009, 12:21 PM
I have heard the SLCs but not the SLC kicks. I had the three way version and I thought they were nice.

Hoodlum007
05-27-2009, 01:12 PM
The Es620's are really nice sounding comps, they are the Eurosport series wich is CDT's highest series. Killer midbass and ultra smooth tweeters.

Snwbrdr1
05-27-2009, 02:31 PM
so now its either the Rainbow kicks, CDT Es620's, or Morel dotechs............this sux

Flipx99
05-27-2009, 02:32 PM
so now its either the Rainbow kicks, CDT Es620's, or Morel dotechs............this sux

PM 6spdcoupe. He can tell you the difference between the Rainbows and Morels. Dunno about the CDTs.

Snwbrdr1
05-27-2009, 02:34 PM
yah, I pm'd him. He seems to be the go to guy.

Flipx99
05-27-2009, 02:35 PM
He will probably want you to call him. I have been meaning to for a while.

stuckinok
05-27-2009, 02:49 PM
In that price range I would reccomend these

http://www.woofersetc.com/p6252/SPX17PRO--Alpine-TypeX-Pro-Series-63-4"-Component-Speaker-System.htm

Bi-ampable FTW

bigaudiofanati2
05-27-2009, 03:09 PM
When I started my search for new speakers I asked the same question your asking now. But I ended up going with Image Dynamics over either one. So that is what I am going to recommend.

Snwbrdr1
05-27-2009, 03:28 PM
ok sounds good. whats the deal with these? besides keeping the speaker free from dirt/water
.http://www.woofersetc.com/p6192/SPP514DSF--AI-Bass-Boomer-525"---65"-Speaker-Baffles.htm

bigaudiofanati2
05-27-2009, 03:46 PM
They stink I used them in my sisters car thinking it will help with the bass response if anything it hurt it. I don't recommend them.

2 Guard
05-27-2009, 09:31 PM
Why does'nt anyone ever recommend Phoenix Gold Comp Ti's??? They are in the same price range.

Snwbrdr1
05-28-2009, 12:49 AM
I dunno, personally never heard them or of them. I know sheltered huh