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djlarroc
02-19-2010, 05:48 PM
Just bought a '95 BMW and all the speakers are blown.

Want to put a budget component set that will sound decent. Going to power them w/about 65 watts each via MTX 4 ch amp.

What components do you guys recommend? I've been reading for a few hours and everything recommended is around $150+. Need something less expensive.

Stock is 5.25" mids & go in the kick panel, and the tweets will go in the stock location on the door panel.

I'm ok w/trimming to fit a 6.5". Want something bassy and ok highs, as I'm not doing a sub.

Been looking at these:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9206_Phoenix+Gold+Ryval+V65C.html
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11871_Orion+Cobalt+CO652.html
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11648_MB+Quart+FSA+216.html

Or 5.25:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_2689_MA+Audio+HK50C.html

From the reviews, the 5.25 MA audio sound to have the best bass even though they are smaller. Any other sets you guys like? Thanks.

loud-n-low
02-19-2010, 07:06 PM
phoenix gold RSD

modskwod
02-19-2010, 07:10 PM
RSD's are great if you can find them, otherwise Pierce audio Products EMP 6.5 set is pretty good. I've got some in one of my cars and for the price they're pretty good. Here's a link (http://www.pierceaudioproducts.com/gpage11.html)

krisfnbz
02-19-2010, 07:13 PM
I woudlnt go with the PG rsd's. I think they were super harsh. Everyone on this forum seems to love them for whatever reason. I would rather run with the alpine type s components. I enjoyed that sound much better, and I have bought 2 pairs for under 70$ slightly used. I think one was like 56 and the second was 63

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-SPS-600C-6-1-2-6-5-COMPONENT-SYSTEM-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ270532720632QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item3efd01b7f8#ht_2131wt_1165

bing cashback and you get 7.80 off instantly.

djlarroc
02-19-2010, 07:56 PM
Phoenix Gold RSD65CS 6.5" 120W Component Speaker System (http://www.dealercostcaraudio.com/rsd65cs.aspx) ??? How is the bass on these?

What do you guys think of the other sets I posted?

$80 is about the absolute most I want to spend. Already had to spend on 6x9 adapters, MTX amp, and wiring, etc....

Thanks for the replies.

DarkScorpion
02-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Phoenix Gold RSD65CS 6.5" 120W Component Speaker System (http://www.dealercostcaraudio.com/rsd65cs.aspx) ??? How is the bass on these?

What do you guys think of the other sets I posted?

$80 is about the absolute most I want to spend. Already had to spend on 6x9 adapters, MTX amp, and wiring, etc....

Thanks for the replies.


Don't buy from DCA. I've only read bad things about them. The RSD65cs's are great for the money - if you had acted sooner, you could've gotten them for only $30 bucks off of Amazon. But sadly, that special is over. Still a good set of components, though. Pick them up, you really can't go wrong.

djlarroc
02-20-2010, 12:25 AM
Wow, I just found that thread. Crazy deal! They sold out 5/09 though, so now I don't feel so bad.

Still $65 shipped aint so bad? Amazon.com: Phoenix Gold RSD6CS 6-Inch Component Set Speakers: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-RSD6CS-6-Inch-Component-Speakers/dp/B000H23ZH6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&m=A3LLMZ9K72U9P2&s=generic&qid=1266643093&sr=1-5)

I may orders these before Monday. Any others you guys like? Does anyone have any info on the sets in my 1st post?

djlarroc
02-20-2010, 01:19 AM
Oh ****. Just found another thread where they were back on sale for $40 last week. Now I feel bad.

amartin_72
02-20-2010, 01:22 AM
partsexpress.com ftw

djlarroc
02-20-2010, 01:25 AM
I woudlnt go with the PG rsd's. I think they were super harsh. Everyone on this forum seems to love them for whatever reason. I would rather run with the alpine type s components. I enjoyed that sound much better, and I have bought 2 pairs for under 70$ slightly used. I think one was like 56 and the second was 63

ALPINE SPS-600C 6 1/2" 6.5 COMPONENT SYSTEM *BRAND NEW* - eBay (item 270532720632 end time Mar-18-10 19:15:09 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-SPS-600C-6-1-2-6-5-COMPONENT-SYSTEM-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ270532720632QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item3efd01b7f8#ht_2131wt_1165)

bing cashback and you get 7.80 off instantly.

How does the bing cashback work? Do you really have to wait 60 days to get your rebate?

djlarroc
02-20-2010, 02:48 PM
Probably going to go w/the PG rsd.... Found them for $50 shipped so still decent. Good reviews at least..

Slammed
02-20-2010, 02:53 PM
RSDs yeah......

;)

DarkScorpion
02-20-2010, 04:14 PM
How does the bing cashback work? Do you really have to wait 60 days to get your rebate?

Yeah, you do. It's to prevent people from buying something, getting cash back, then returning the item right away. Trust me though, it works. I just cashed in $200 a few days ago right into my paypal account after buying things from stores like Dell, Sears, eBay, and Eastbay (shoes). If you look on forums like Slickdeals.net, you will find many sites have Bing Cashback (aka BCB) specials with cashback rates that are 20% - 30%. Otherwise, you can just look up stores at the BCB website (http://www.bing.com/cashback) and you'll be able to see current cashback rates.

djlarroc
02-24-2010, 10:37 PM
I bought the RSD6CS today on ebay for $34.99. Plus $16 s/h.

Used bing cashback too.

Gona use a MTX TA3404 in 3 way. Run 50 watts to each set in front and 200x1 to a pair of Tang Band 6x9 subs in back.

Can't wait.

stocker08
02-25-2010, 09:11 PM
If you are looking for comps with nice midbass then you should be happy with the rsd's. People really liked them specifically for the woofer. I cannot really remember anyone raving about the tweets.

ctt0002
03-10-2010, 10:50 PM
how are the rsd compared to these in terms of bass? I'm planning to power them with my kenwood headunit until i can run the wires for my amp, then i'll power them with my amp.

CADENCE CWM6-KIT ALUMINUM ALLOY 6.5" COMPONENT KIT - eBay (item 310152393414 end time Mar-27-10 13:19:37 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/CADENCE-CWM6-KIT-ALUMINUM-ALLOY-6-5-COMPONENT-KIT_W0QQitemZ310152393414QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item483685f2c6)

RLJ676
04-21-2010, 07:04 PM
Bump, anyone have a comparison of the Cadence above and RSD's?

DarkScorpion
04-22-2010, 08:27 PM
$75 Cadence CWM-6KIT 6.5" comps--new value leader? - DIYMA.com (http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/member-product-reviews/28905-75-cadence-cwm-6kit-6-5-comps-new-value-leader.html)

RLJ676
04-23-2010, 06:14 PM
I just ordered the Lanzar Opti6.1's. I couldn't get over the cast beefy basket, high power handling and silk dome. I've never read anything bad about the opti's (other than they're made by Lanzar) after a ton of searching. Only $76 shipped off Amazon so not much at risk.

I read too much about the RSD's being harsh if not active, and most everyone raving about them had them equalized severely. I'm running a stock head unit so this wasn't an option. Was about to go with Cadence but read about missing midbass and or harshness. It's just hard to judge people's opinions and/or installs.