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plyer3
07-09-2009, 03:18 AM
I'm getting kickpanels for my accord doors and was wondering if I keep my Type-r components or switch to JL XR 6.5s? If going with the XR 6.5s, I will most likely get the JL 300/4 amplifier. My type-r components are currently being powered by an Alpine PDX-4.100.

I'm looking to see which system would sound better. I think the kickpanels will make a big difference between my stock panels.

Any suggestions?

kevin lu
07-10-2009, 12:18 AM
XR better but C5 is best.

Jeremy M
07-10-2009, 12:20 AM
i've owned both sets and i'd take the XR's all day over the R's

plyer3
07-10-2009, 03:08 AM
really? those jl components will be better than my type r components? what about the amp? the pdx or the 300/4?

also, im actually keeping the 6.5s in my stock door and the kickpanel actually has a set of 5.25 xr jls on it already. i was thinking of getting rid of my rears and pdx and use jl everything.

my original plans were following:
Type-R 6.5s in stock door.
JL XT 5.25s in kickpanels
Get JL 6x9s or Alpine 6x9s in rear.
Use PDX to power the 5.25s and the rear and my RF Punch 550.2 to power the R 6.5s

or

JL 6.5 XRs in stock doors
JL 5.25 in kickpanels
JL 300/4 to power them
JL 6x9s in rear with a small amp to power those....

Basically, i can switch the Type-R 6.5s with the JL 6.5s easily, but getting another amp is a pain so I figured getting rid of the rears would be best option.

I hate choosing...

kevin lu
07-10-2009, 04:07 AM
if you like JL then go with C5 they are better than XR, a lot softer and JL V2 amp are nice.

plyer3
07-10-2009, 04:17 AM
i've never had jl before, only the w1 sub which i just sold tonight. but i'll figure something out.

jluv
07-10-2009, 10:20 AM
XR better but C5 is best.

From JL, ZR is best. The C5s are nice, too. Heck, the XRs sound pretty good.

plyer3
07-10-2009, 05:06 PM
hmm i'll just figure something out.

lyttleviet
07-10-2009, 05:52 PM
both of those sets are pretty harsh on the ears.. Are those your only 2 choices?

plyer3
07-10-2009, 05:54 PM
not really
i got a friend who wants the jl 6.5 xrs for sure so im selling him that. my kickpanels have jl xr 5.25s installed on them.

i can always sell my type r 6.5s and the jl 5.25 then go buy completely different type of speakers. also looking to replace my 6x9s.

AllenH427
07-10-2009, 06:24 PM
I have Type-R 6x9s, and I love them. They get super loud, while staying very clear.

plyer3
07-10-2009, 06:27 PM
well another friend may buy my jl 300/4. i think ill just go get type-r 6x9s and keep my pdx to power type r 6.5s and 6x9s. need to trade or sell my rockford fosgate punch 550.2 to get smaller amp to power the jl 5.25.

kevin lu
07-11-2009, 12:02 AM
try Arc Audio they nice, i have 2 of them Arc K Series 1000.1 and 300.4, Polk Audio SR6500 comp on front, Hertz High Energy coax on rear and 2 12 IDQv.3 sub, i like them a lot better than my JL set up.

undeadxsunshine
07-11-2009, 12:06 AM
try Arc Audio they nice, i have 2 of them Arc K Series 1000.1 and 300.4, Polk Audio SR6500 comp on front, Hertz High Energy coax on rear and 2 12 IDQv.3 sub, i like them a lot better than my JL set up.

this guy knows what he's talking about ;):D

kevin lu
07-11-2009, 06:03 AM
undead we have the same hu and i love how the face look.

GAM3OVR
07-11-2009, 06:14 AM
both of those sets are pretty harsh on the ears.. Are those your only 2 choices?

:rolleyes:

Unplug your ears next time you listen to XR's


I have Type-R 6x9s, and I love them. They get super loud, while staying very clear.

Those 6 X 9's type r are some of the worst I've ever heard


To the OP:

Go with XR, that 3 way kit makes a superb front stage kit

kevin lu
07-11-2009, 10:37 PM
JL+XR=crap, Polk Audio+sr=awesome.

plyer3
07-12-2009, 12:00 AM
so definitely JL XR>Type R?

i could always go a different route if i sell my Type-R and JL Xr 6.5s, will keep the 5.25 XR though. Will probably get $100 out each from Type R and JL comps.

what im trying to avoid is adding another amp to power a 3rd set, is it ok to use the front channels and the rear chanels on my alpine for the 6.5s and 5.25s?

kevin lu
07-12-2009, 01:09 AM
XR is ok you should try Hertz Audio, from JL to Herzt is a big jump, trust me you will be happy.

plyer3
07-12-2009, 01:23 AM
never heard of that brand, ill check it out. not looking to spend a whole ton on car audio anymore. need to do something better with my money lol

kevin lu
07-12-2009, 01:33 PM
Hertz Energy doesn't cost that much, they cheaper than XR.