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TeaQue
04-01-2010, 07:34 PM
Hi all I'm new to this forum and have been out of car audio for quite awhile so bear with me. I'm looking for a set of components for less than $200. I've had CDT CL61a's in the past and loved them though I remember them being a little bright sounding and somewhat lacking midbass. At $129 I'm not opposed to going that route again but if there are better choices for a similiar price range I'd like to give them a try.

I currently have a Pioneer AVH-3100DVD, 2 8in JL W0's that replaced my stock subs, cheap Polk 6.5in coaxials for rear fill and I'll be using an Elemental Designs NINe.2 (for the subs) and a NINe.4 (for components.)

Everything is going in this car: http://www.gonrad.com/201003/img_0479-3.jpg

I'm not opposed to bridging the 4ch to power only the components, especially if this is what you guys reccommend.

So what should I look at? :cool:

TeaQue
04-01-2010, 07:39 PM
Also, I haven't bought my eD 4ch yet so if there is another amp I should look at for less than $250 feel free to point it out! I stumbled on a really good deal for the eD 2ch so I was just going to pick up the 4ch to have matching equipment. Someone on another forum told me to look at the Audison SRX4.

power-fanatic07
04-01-2010, 07:42 PM
Love the car

4OZGLOVES
04-01-2010, 07:49 PM
Love the car
x2 smooth looking goat you got there

TeaQue
04-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Thanks guys, what speakers should I by?! :D

BeAlLsTaR13
04-02-2010, 08:58 AM
rf t1652s

slim2fattycake
04-02-2010, 09:18 AM
id

AllenH427
04-02-2010, 09:26 AM
Alpine Type-X REFs...

toyopl
04-02-2010, 11:17 AM
I was looking for speakers below $200 and here's what was the most popular and recommended to me, I will pick ID out of those....gl with you build

CTX65CS - Image Dynamics 6.5" Component Speaker System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6201/CTX65CS--Image-Dynamics-65"-Component-Speaker-System.htm)
CL-61A-25 PRO - CDT Audio Classic 6.5" 2-Way Component Speakers (http://www.woofersetc.com/p4596/CL61A25-PRO--CDT-Audio-Classic-65"-2Way-Component-Speakers.htm)
Alpine SPX-17REF Component Speakers - Car Speakers at Onlinecarstereo.com (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_18520_Alpine_SPX-17REF.aspx) (they were $179 for the longest time, sure you could still find them for this price on ebay)

Macklessdaddy
04-02-2010, 08:43 PM
I run the ref's so I'm biased but they rape the 200 and under comps IMO

the Answer
04-02-2010, 09:56 PM
phoenix gold?
rsd's 90 ebay
ryval 55 ebay

dbeez
04-02-2010, 10:11 PM
cdt's hit me up i will take care of you..

premierpounder
04-06-2010, 04:56 PM
try checking into some of the soundstreams components.

thericanballer
04-06-2010, 05:05 PM
phoenix gold makes some ****** stuff for good prices

y2kbugger
04-06-2010, 11:26 PM
RSD65cs - Phoenix Gold
# RSd 6-1/2" 2-way Component Speakers System
# Power Handling: Peak 120 watts / RMS 60 watts
# Interwoven Tinsel Leads
# Optimized Magnet/Motor Structure
# Sensitivity: 88 dB
# Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 20 kHz
# 4 Ohm Impedance


is the 60w RMS per SPEAKER or per PAIR?

gunz4me2
04-06-2010, 11:30 PM
RSD65cs - Phoenix Gold
# RSd 6-1/2" 2-way Component Speakers System
# Power Handling: Peak 120 watts / RMS 60 watts
# Interwoven Tinsel Leads
# Optimized Magnet/Motor Structure
# Sensitivity: 88 dB
# Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 20 kHz
# 4 Ohm Impedance


is the 60w RMS per SPEAKER or per PAIR?

60 watts RMS per component set (woofer/tweeter combination). The woofer can take a great deal more than 60 watts RMS but the tweeter can not. I still have a pair of RSD65cs woofers somewhere around here but I sent the tweeters to the other side with 280 watts RMS per channel.

y2kbugger
04-06-2010, 11:43 PM
60 watts RMS per component set (woofer/tweeter combination). The woofer can take a great deal more than 60 watts RMS but the tweeter can not. I still have a pair of RSD65cs woofers somewhere around here but I sent the tweeters to the other side with 280 watts RMS per channel.

what the standard budget amp to drive a pair of those?
and what about adding the phoenix gold 6x9 faded out as a rear fill? then i'd need a 4 channel.

mclerico83
04-07-2010, 12:39 AM
HERTZ 165 HSK (italian hi-end speaker system) - eBay (item 170469659565 end time Apr-09-10 18:25:14 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/HERTZ-165-HSK-italian-hi-end-speaker-system_W0QQitemZ170469659565QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar _Speakers?hash=item27b0c893ad)

my fav speakers

gunz4me2
04-07-2010, 12:42 AM
what the standard budget amp to drive a pair of those?
and what about adding the phoenix gold 6x9 faded out as a rear fill? then i'd need a 4 channel.

The only budget amp I have experience with is the Cerwin Vega EXL-400.4 and it was a nice amp for the price. Those on this forum tend to like the MB Quart Discus DSC4125, but I have no experience with that amplifier, so I can not comment on it personally.

I am also not a fan of rear midrange and high frequency drivers but am a strong advocate for taking the budget you would have spent on the rear fill and applying it to your front speakers. The only exception is if you have passengers who routinely ride in the back seat. Even then you would need to keep the gain fairly low so you don't deafen them with the 6x9s inches away from their heads. In other words, you could get away with head unit power on the rear speakers.

redcalimp5
04-08-2010, 04:12 PM
Those Phoenix Gold RSD comps are crap. If you want something that lasts, look elsewhere.

If you don't mind used, a set of Pioneer PRS 6.5"s would do nicely. They can be had for around $200 used, and are much better quality than anything else in that price range.

Love the car, too, btw. I'm a Saints fan, so the color/tint is PERFECT! lol