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Alpine4life89
03-06-2010, 10:13 PM
Now i just want to hear how awesome they are from you guys (srs). I am pumped for what will hopefully be a great set of speakers. Smooth mids, nice sounding tweets.

Alpine4life89
03-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Nobody wants to tell me how good they are? Wow, this forum got lame.

Accordguyintake
03-07-2010, 08:02 AM
maybe not many people have experience with them? i had CX62 mid drivers... sounded nice as hell, sadly they didnt fit my car. Super nice smooth mid reproduction

Maglite
03-07-2010, 12:24 PM
Now i just want to hear how awesome they are from you guys (srs). I am pumped for what will hopefully be a great set of speakers. Smooth mids, nice sounding tweets.

They sound OK......feel better now?

blackman
03-07-2010, 12:42 PM
get the horns....lol

Mattd0344
03-07-2010, 05:08 PM
Now i just want to hear how awesome they are from you guys (srs). I am pumped for what will hopefully be a great set of speakers. Smooth mids, nice sounding tweets.

Just install them and see for yourself!

Hoodlum007
03-07-2010, 05:34 PM
Deaden your doors and the midbass will really come to life on them. You should really be pleased with them, i have been running mine for over a year and they sound awesome.

James Bang
03-07-2010, 07:17 PM
Just install them and see for yourself!

x2

Horsemanwill
03-07-2010, 09:10 PM
are you talkin about the coax ones or the ctx65cs ones? if we go by what you typed it's the coax ones which sound awesome my sister has 2 sets of them in her car ran of an Eclipse Cd7100 deck power.

keep_hope_alive
03-09-2010, 03:04 AM
I installed a set of CX62's in a 02 Tundra - doors fully sealed and deadened.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors025.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors027.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors029.jpg

midbass and overall output are good. the tweeters are a bit bright, but with them off axis in the apillars it's decent. Not good enough for my personal tastes, but the owner is happy with the output. And considering they are 2 ohm drivers, they get more power from the amp.

The depth on these was WICKED though, door panel modifications are required for this vehicle.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors007.jpg


Response with correlated pink noise and a 10" sub in a custom center console enclosure.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/RTA%20curves/04032009%20initial/all_corr_pinknoise.jpg

supermaxx123
03-09-2010, 03:09 AM
I installed a set of CX62's in a 02 Tundra - doors fully sealed and deadened.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors025.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors027.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors029.jpg

midbass and overall output are good. the tweeters are a bit bright, but with them off axis in the apillars it's decent. Not good enough for my personal tastes, but the owner is happy with the output. And considering they are 2 ohm drivers, they get more power from the amp.

The depth on these was WICKED though, door panel modifications are required for this vehicle.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/doors/Tundradoors007.jpg


Response with correlated pink noise and a 10" sub in a custom center console enclosure.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/Tacoma%20center%20console/RTA%20curves/04032009%20initial/all_corr_pinknoise.jpg

an rta would help you set an eq right?

keep_hope_alive
03-09-2010, 03:15 AM
yea, an RTA will help you visualize where you are - lets you identify peaks and valleys and match levels. but at some point you need to use your ears.

http://forum.sounddomain.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1369669&page=1&fpart=5

In the link above to my build log, I started with a >15dB swing on my RTA and got it down to a <5dB swing. Pretty flat really. I used the RTA on each speaker separately (3-way ran active) and them blended them together. From there I tuned with my ears.

tristanmay
03-09-2010, 03:19 AM
get the horns....lol

EDIT! get my horns

=)

the mids are great, i have a pair of ID mids (for sale also) and they sound AMAZING

supermaxx123
03-09-2010, 03:21 AM
yea, an RTA will help you visualize where you are - lets you identify peaks and valleys and match levels. but at some point you need to use your ears.

http://forum.sounddomain.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1369669&page=1&fpart=5

In the link above to my build log, I started with a >15dB swing on my RTA and got it down to a <5dB swing. Pretty flat really. I used the RTA on each speaker separately (3-way ran active) and them blended them together. From there I tuned with my ears.
hmmm, i need an rta! im running 2way active plus sub.

keep_hope_alive
03-09-2010, 03:33 AM
cheapest RTA setup (<$200 minus the laptop):

- a laptop computer running TrueRTA with the unlock for 1/24 octave
- a USB mic preamp such like the MXLmate, or M-Audio, etc.
- a flat omni-directional mic - Behringer ECM8000 or Dayton Audio equal.

I use an Earthworks M50 mic, SoundDevices USBPre, and a custom built laptop with Goldwave and TrueRTA.

supermaxx123
03-09-2010, 03:39 AM
cheapest RTA setup (<$200 minus the laptop):

- a laptop computer running TrueRTA with the unlock for 1/24 octave
- a USB mic preamp such like the MXLmate, or M-Audio, etc.
- a flat omni-directional mic - Behringer ECM8000 or Dayton Audio equal.

I use an Earthworks M50 mic, SoundDevices USBPre, and a custom built laptop with Goldwave and TrueRTA.

i dont have a laptop but im sure with a couple extentsion cords my desktop would do lol. Maybe someone would be nice enough to help me out with an rta, i'll be searching. Thanks again

keep_hope_alive
03-09-2010, 03:17 PM
yes, a desktop is fine. a standard sound card and mic preamp (with 48V phantom power) is also fine. a USB sound card is not necessary. you do need to characterize the system noise and calibrate the system. computers are noisy beasts. Our laptop is optimized for low internal noise.

TrueRTA is a great program, very easy to use and it's mostly limited by your equipment.

Alpine4life89
03-12-2010, 08:41 PM
Just installed them and they have some surprisingly bright tweeters. Even with the highs turned all the way down they are still too bright. The upside is that they have really smooth mids.

Horsemanwill
03-12-2010, 09:51 PM
how do you have everthing set?

Alpine4life89
03-12-2010, 10:12 PM
Everything is on flat, except for the highs which are set at their lowest lol. Crossovers are at 125 right now for low/mid/high and the slopes are all at +12. The tweeter might be a bit bright, but those mids are super smooth. Awesome clarity.

Horsemanwill
03-12-2010, 10:14 PM
how are they installed?

Alpine4life89
03-12-2010, 11:08 PM
Tweeters are in the a pillar, and i swiveled the tweeter all the way towards the window and it helped a bit, but not enough. I might just end up using a couple resistors or something. I'm just surprised they are so bright.

Horsemanwill
03-15-2010, 07:05 PM
what type of car

KMS
03-30-2010, 09:08 AM
I love bright tweeters. Now this thread makes me want to really get these right now. I have sweaty palms and a hole burning in my pocket on what to get. The type x's or these dirty girls.

loud-n-low
03-30-2010, 09:39 AM
is the crossover set to 0db?

toyopl
03-30-2010, 06:53 PM
are you running anything in the back ? I was thinking of these up front and their ctx6 in the back, but couldn't find much info on these.