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death metal
02-08-2010, 03:18 AM
listen to mostly metal and industrial. i've listened to some focals a couple of years ago. very lively, and can crank. never been a huge fan of polk, but the SR6500's specs look pretty good. i can listen to these polks locally but not the focals. only shop i know that sells focal dont keep them in stock. i'm looking for solid midbass and can play loud without getting muddy.

SR6500 - Polk Audio 6.5" 2 Way Component System with External Crossover (http://www.woofersetc.com/p5543/SR6500--Polk-Audio-65"-2-Way-Component-System-with-External-Crossover.htm)


165K2P UV (Upgraded Version) - Focal 6.5" PolyKevlar Power Components (http://www.woofersetc.com/p3411/165K2P-UV-(Upgraded-Version)--Focal-65"-PolyKevlar-Power-Components.htm)

misfit138
02-08-2010, 03:23 AM
I have no experience with the Focals, but I owned a pair of the SR's not long ago. I listen to Metal and Punk more often than not, and the SR comps sounded awesome to me...

redcalimp5
02-08-2010, 03:29 AM
Two completely different sounding component sets. If you're more into rock/metal, I'd go with the Focals.

death metal
02-08-2010, 03:32 AM
i was leaning towars the polks because of the easy install. normally i go all out and do some crazy installs. i dont think i could ever match my old image dynamics idq8's matched with neo2 comp horns :(

misfit138
02-08-2010, 03:33 AM
Hmmm. The SR's sounded killer to me, and I listen to some of the heaviest music out there...

redcalimp5
02-08-2010, 03:34 AM
Cool, but listen to a solidly installed K2P set before you purchase, too.....I think you'll be equally impressed.

death metal
02-08-2010, 03:35 AM
Hmmm. The SR's sounded killer to me, and I listen to some of the heaviest music out there...

whats the kick-drum like without running a sub? drop-tune guitar midbass/midrange?

misfit138
02-08-2010, 03:38 AM
whats the kick-drum like without running a sub? drop-tune guitar midbass/midrange?

They produce a decent amount of midbass. The tweets sound pretty smooth too. I'm not saying they're the absolute best compnents on earth, but I'd recommend them...

death metal
02-08-2010, 03:40 AM
They produce a decent amount of midbass. The tweets sound pretty smooth too. I'm not saying they're the absolute best compnents on earth, but I'd recommend them...

since i've been out awhile, and we got the same taste in music.... if this was your car, what speakers would you go with? even if the polks weren't on the list.

misfit138
02-08-2010, 03:52 AM
since i've been out awhile, and we got the same taste in music.... if this was your car, what speakers would you go with? even if the polks weren't on the list.

The Polk SR's are the nicest components that I've personally owned, man. I've never had the pleasure of owning Dynaudio, high-end Rainbow or any of the other super expensive audiophile quality stuff.

I know that I'd buy the Dynaudio Esotec System 342 if I had the cash, so I guess I'll go with those. I often lust over the Boston Acoustics SPZ60's too...

kevin lu
02-08-2010, 09:12 PM
any set of component over $600 will sound good no matter what, i think

okiedokie
02-09-2010, 02:21 AM
Interesting

Hoodlum007
02-10-2010, 12:18 PM
The Focal are better speakers, the midbass is outstanding, the tweeters are as clear and detailed as can be and the mids reproduce the vocals like your in a studio live.

papermaker
02-15-2010, 08:02 PM
The Focal are better speakers, the midbass is outstanding, the tweeters are as clear and detailed as can be and the mids reproduce the vocals like your in a studio live.

i guess you heard both? the focals tweeters sound great above 12k, but they just don't blend like the soft domes. the focals and SR mids are pertty similar and IMO the polk SR is better.. they are a great set..