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4solobaricz
01-10-2010, 03:38 PM
are they some good speakers?

chaunb3400
01-10-2010, 03:42 PM
not really

SplAffair
01-10-2010, 03:44 PM
nope

4solobaricz
01-10-2010, 03:50 PM
what are the cons about them?

IBTLover
01-10-2010, 04:10 PM
LOL... Each persons opinion is just that, an opinion...

If i can give you some advise, dont relay on what people tell you, people will tell you all day long what brand is "crap" what brand is not.. but at the end of the day each person's personal preference really plays into what they consider "best"

You should really go to a few local shops, and really listen each brand side by side, and pick out the brand you like...

Personally, JBL or Infinity both are the way to go, if your looking for SQ and dont mind spending some time really fine tuning... they produce un-matched SQ Highs and Mids...

It reminds me one time I was in cartoys just wasting time while the girl was getting her nails done next door, the sales man and tech was telling this guy that focal was the way to go and how great they where the best..

Well, we put them to the test, Focal then Infinity.. Guess who won? Infinity and actually costing 1/2 of what the "recommended" brand costed wtih much better SQ so this is one example to show you, dont relay on someone else's opinion go listten to the main stream name brands and pick some out you like after hearing each one..

4solobaricz
01-10-2010, 04:39 PM
i already bought them , i just wanted to see what people had to say about them lol

i had some in my car a few years ago and i LOVED them, they were loud and sounded nice at the same time, well now i have a new car and it had some pioneers in it and i didnt like them, so i just ordered all infinity for dash and door

IBTLover
01-10-2010, 04:42 PM
what sizes?

4solobaricz
01-10-2010, 04:43 PM
5.1/4

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13962_Infinity+Kappa+52.9I.html

&
4x6
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13966_Infinity+Kappa+462.9cfp.html

Buck
01-10-2010, 04:49 PM
I think they sound ok, but you have to amp them. Amp all your speakers :fyi:

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 04:53 PM
LOL... Each persons opinion is just that, an opinion...

If i can give you some advise, dont relay on what people tell you, people will tell you all day long what brand is "crap" what brand is not.. but at the end of the day each person's personal preference really plays into what they consider "best"

You should really go to a few local shops, and really listen each brand side by side, and pick out the brand you like...

Personally, JBL or Infinity both are the way to go, if your looking for SQ and dont mind spending some time really fine tuning... they produce un-matched SQ Highs and Mids...
It reminds me one time I was in cartoys just wasting time while the girl was getting her nails done next door, the sales man and tech was telling this guy that focal was the way to go and how great they where the best..

Well, we put them to the test, Focal then Infinity.. Guess who won? Infinity and actually costing 1/2 of what the "recommended" brand costed wtih much better SQ so this is one example to show you, dont relay on someone else's opinion go listten to the main stream name brands and pick some out you like after hearing each one..

totally false i can name 5 speakers that will *** rape them on sq without even thinking about it lolz

4solobaricz
01-10-2010, 05:13 PM
I think they sound ok, but you have to amp them. Amp all your speakers :fyi:

of course...:wow:

Buck
01-10-2010, 05:16 PM
of course...:wow:

Just making sure man. I heard some kappas one time that were just off the factory radio and I didn't like the way that they sounded. We later amped them and it made a world of difference compared to some other speakers I've heard, if that makes any sense.

:crap:

chaunb3400
01-10-2010, 05:18 PM
LOL... Each persons opinion is just that, an opinion...

If i can give you some advise, dont relay on what people tell you, people will tell you all day long what brand is "crap" what brand is not.. but at the end of the day each person's personal preference really plays into what they consider "best"

You should really go to a few local shops, and really listen each brand side by side, and pick out the brand you like...

Personally, JBL or Infinity both are the way to go, if your looking for SQ and dont mind spending some time really fine tuning... they produce un-matched SQ Highs and Mids...

It reminds me one time I was in cartoys just wasting time while the girl was getting her nails done next door, the sales man and tech was telling this guy that focal was the way to go and how great they where the best..

Well, we put them to the test, Focal then Infinity.. Guess who won? Infinity and actually costing 1/2 of what the "recommended" brand costed wtih much better SQ so this is one example to show you, dont relay on someone else's opinion go listten to the main stream name brands and pick some out you like after hearing each one..

wat "tests" did you run??:confused:

Bass911
01-10-2010, 05:37 PM
I like the way Kappas sound, but they do not sound better than Focal. I've compared them side by side many times. It's almost a night and day difference.

IBTLover
01-10-2010, 06:18 PM
totally false i can name 5 speakers that will *** rape them on sq without even thinking about it lolz

Im sure but in what price range, and are they of equal spec's, with what head unit, with what car, whats the cars harmonics... there are many factors to SQ.. Im sure you could find another model, or another brand that could "*** rape" them.. but even so.. it would still be your opinion, you might think those 5 *** rape them, and someone else might not think so.. You might like the way they sound and prefer the sound of another one.. that doesn't mean they are any better or any worse than each other.. that just means you prefer the other 5..

Something to think about is my post was not promoting the Infinity speakers at all, it was in response to the first few reply's as well as the massive amounts of replies when people ask "what do you think about this" and the only response is "crap" or some vague response like that.. Ok.. they think they are crap, but give some reasons why they think they are crap.. because in all reality.. Infinity is far from Crap.. if we where talking about Legacy, then sure, crap.. but we are not.. See my point?

I was advising the guy to go listen to different brands and pick out the one he thought he liked the best.. I gave my opinion, doesnt make it absolute, just stating in my opinion and preferences the JBL/Infinity are the way to go.. and my example was only to show that the sales guy's opinion was he liked the focal.. btw sounded flat, had good bass, but no upper highs at all, no detail where the Infinity was lacking a little in the bass, but had super crisp clear highs and mids.. I prefer the crisp clear highs, where the sales guy preferred the more flat sound.. idk, maybe it hurt his ears, maybe he just doesn't like alot of treble... but in any case it was his opinion, and that was my main point.. everyone has their opinions, but when shopping for car audio, you cant go off what someone tells you or recommends, you have to decide for your self what sounds the best to you personally.. not to someone else..

We as Audiophiles can recommend all day long stuff.. sure, but its up to them if they really want to find something they will like to go test different models and brands.. and one final thought.. just as i mentioned about the vague responses, yours was too.. no detail on why you think that.. you didnt give any models/brands and your reasons.. just a vague reason.. so how can someone really find answers to that?

But its still an opinion.. of what you think sounds best..


wat "tests" did you run??:confused:

didnt mean that as an actual test it was a figure of speech.. of driving the two sets of speakers at the same volume, off the same song, same everything and listening to the SQ differences of the two.. there in the show room..

Hoodlum007
01-10-2010, 08:30 PM
I used to run Kappa comps and coax and never liked the harsh, shrill sounding tweeters. They lacked midbass big time too.

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 08:35 PM
when is the last time you ever saw infinity in the sq lanes ;)

oh wait never :)

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 08:38 PM
ok you say they have clean crisp highs a mic says otherwise
if they were as good as you say everyone would use em ;)

i understand what you were saying as well just not the way you said it.

4solobaricz
01-10-2010, 09:18 PM
ok you say they have clean crisp highs a mic says otherwise
if they were as good as you say everyone would use em ;)

i understand what you were saying as well just not the way you said it.


so what other speakers are better for under 80 bucks??

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 09:25 PM
prolly none
but where can u get the kappa for 80? for 100 or so their are a handfull that will *** rape them
hell the dkg116 6.5 coax are all over the web for under 80 and they will easily outdo them ;)

harsh tweeters are never good "SQ"

4solobaricz
01-10-2010, 09:35 PM
see page 1 for link but..thats what i paid.. under 80 bucks , coulda paid 65 with free shipping on ebay, but i had some store credit i needed to use up with sonicelctronix

and yeah im sure their are a handfull thats over a 100 dollars, thats why i said compare a speaker with the same price that can outdo it or sound better lol, but u say the mb quarts are better?

IBTLover
01-10-2010, 09:52 PM
I would actually agree on one point: Kappa's Tweets are actually a little high pitched and makes it sound like the treble has a lisp, the reference series actually have a better SQ than the Kappa in that area but not much better..

But personally, I prefer !JBL over Infinity, even though they share alot of the same core designs on some of their products, for some reason or another JBL always always comes out on top compared to its little sister company.. and IS always at both SPL, and SQ, and if I recall, JBL has always been in at least top 3 in SQ events.. and has achieved highest scores and gained their bragging rights.. I personally would choose JBL over Infinity.. oh wait I did lol..


As far as Focal, I compaired a model from each of compairable spec's and the focal sounded flat, had a little more bass quality to them than the infinity but lacked the upper hz... all infinity models lack bass.. Ive never had an issue with the mid bass unless the eq slop is poorly configured.. so idk..

In my opinion the Infinity was the better buy...

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 09:57 PM
the JBL i would agree with to a point but not infinity ever.

the mbquart are still better dollar for dollar and can be had for 80 or less all over.
you may even find some bostons at that price range as well.

Chrispy
01-10-2010, 11:17 PM
I've used Kappas before but then replaced them with some References that my brother gave me. Refs sound so much better. Would like to hear some of those green Kappas though.

RowJoe
01-11-2010, 05:08 AM
harsh tweeters are never good "SQ"

Why not?

gunz4me2
01-11-2010, 11:49 AM
I used to run Kappa comps and coax and never liked the harsh, shrill sounding tweeters. They lacked midbass big time too.

That was my experience with the Kappa 6x8s that I ran in my Rustang. Ear bleeding highs, distorted mids, and NO midbass thump. I am saving them for if I ever return my car to "stock!":p:

Sadly, those Kappas came highly recommended on the rustang forums. From that experience alone, I learned that most ordinary car guys don't know jack about audio.

ETA: Don't believe the hype about Kappas being 2 ohm either. Here's why:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c42/gunz4me2/Infinity/Infinity.jpg

danyopjr
01-11-2010, 11:56 AM
the kappa 6x9 3 way 07-09 models are badd and price is decent.I ran two pairs on a MTX 7804 and it handle the 150RMS each channel well and got loud and crispy for highs. Overall i would buy more if i bought anymore vehicles to run them in just because its performance and price. The 6.5" and below Speakers are ok but the 6.5" Perfects are badd from hearing experience and price isn't as badd for the Perfects as well

millertime49
01-11-2010, 05:51 PM
i jsut took out some infinity kappas 6x8 ( 682.7 ) ran off my candance txa 3004.. i put in the ppi's 365... the infinitys got way lounder... infintys highs were alittle to brite but i could eq them in to sounding pretty good... now i had to bridge the ppi's to get them were they are close to being as loud.. But.. i can see the fuses in the cross overs turning red when the whole band is rocking hard.. the ppi's do sound good and are not destorting and seem like they take the power good other then i can tell it is going to melt the fuse.... i can see me buying new speakers soon... i like loud good sounding music

old_greg
01-11-2010, 05:56 PM
i don't like kappas. I was impressed though to see that they switched to silk tweeters. But still no fan of infinity. But if listening to best buy employees about car audio is what your into go for it.
there is no way they have better SQ than Focal.