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yotamutt
03-19-2010, 12:30 AM
I'm probably going to upgrade the amp running my ppi 365cs in my pick up. This will free up my pdx5to start putting together a system in my wifes MPV. This brings me to my question - any advice on the best 6.5 comps to run on 75W RMS? I'd prefer to keep the cash level around $80 - $130.

I had been considering bridging to have 2 150W channels to the front comps, but I sat in the back and listened to the factory 6x9s and they didn't sound too good. So I may want to upgrade the rears as well and am open to suggestions for that.

Thanks

Rich B
03-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Among other choices someone will mention, these seem a good deal (very efficient @ 93db)......

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)

yotamutt
03-19-2010, 01:04 AM
Only running 75 watts to these won't be too little power?

Lonnie
03-19-2010, 01:06 AM
comps can take like 5 rms to whatever their rated and still be good if im not mistaking.

Anyways thanks for making this thread lol. Was gonna soon or later...was planning on asking for like 60-70 rms comps for less than $100. Didnt know cadence made comps that are actually arent incredibly pricey.

MikeyF
03-19-2010, 01:14 AM
The PG RSDs aren't a bad choice either, RSD65cs - Phoenix Gold 6.5" Component Speaker System (http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6952). Should be a little bit cheaper on eBay. I pushed mine on 75rms for a while, and finally put them on 100rms and they shine. Not sure if the PPIs are still in the ~$130 range, but if they are, I would just grab another set of those. If not, definitely check out the Cadences, or the PGs. By the way, there is never too little power for a speaker, so you will be fine.

yotamutt
03-19-2010, 01:26 AM
yeah! I love my PPIs but I only see them at onlinecarstereo for $309. ; (

What doesn't make sense to me is that the PPIs are rated at 60 rms and sound like they need more (and I've heard that too). The cadence are rated at 100rms but everyone says that 75 rms should be great for them. How much should I pay attention to specs?

MikeyF
03-19-2010, 01:28 AM
It's all on how you set your gains, etc. Just have to be careful. There are people on here that have fed their PPIs 300rms, and said they took them like a champ. The PGs are rated for 60rms, and many people run 75-100rms.

yotamutt
03-19-2010, 01:33 AM
Any feedback on how smooth the titanium tweeters sound?
I do tend to favor smooth tweets.

Thanks everybody for the responses.

MikeyF
03-19-2010, 01:34 AM
By the way, if your on CACO, theres a guy who has a set of the PPIs for $110 shipped. Heres the link if your interested.... F/S PPI 356cs component set $110 shipped. - Car Audio Classifieds (http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=32247)

Hoodlum007
03-19-2010, 12:07 PM
The CDT Audio CL61A's would be a good set too.