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danteBirosel
04-14-2010, 08:31 PM
Getting back into the Car Audio scene and would like to upgrade my front stage. Currently, I am running Boston Acoustics FS60s. My budget is around $200-$350 for a component set.

What's the current Comp Set b0ner these days? Make & Model would be great.



Off Topic: Are Type Rs still the boner here in ca.com? lol

Brian_smith06
04-14-2010, 08:33 PM
I know this is just a hair over your budget but I do not feel you will regret the little bit extra ;)

CXS64 V.2 - Image Dynamics 6.5" 4 ohm Component System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p7174/CXS64-V2--Image-Dynamics-65"-4-ohm-Component-System.htm)

DarkScorpion
04-14-2010, 09:45 PM
Nah, type-r's are long gone from being a boner. THe Hertz HSK165's are currently very popular and right near the top of your price range. Hybrid Audio in general is also very popular - the imagine and clarus component sets get lots of praise. And if you can still find them, the PPI 356cs's were a huge boner a few months ago, but the supply of new sets has just about dried up.

danteBirosel
04-14-2010, 09:48 PM
What models would you guys recommend for CDT or Rainbow?

James Bang
04-14-2010, 11:33 PM
dante loves the boners

Bumpin' Goalie
04-14-2010, 11:38 PM
CDT is pretty common around the forum now. And the ID CTX's are mentioned every 2 minutes for budget comps.

Alpine Type-X still loom around too.

James Bang
04-14-2010, 11:40 PM
Pass on CDTs. overrated

Bumpin' Goalie
04-14-2010, 11:45 PM
Pass on CDTs. overrated

Reasonably priced...

Millertime1028
04-14-2010, 11:46 PM
Stage 4 Pioneers when they are released :-)

mossberg385t
04-14-2010, 11:48 PM
I know this is just a hair over your budget but I do not feel you will regret the little bit extra ;)

CXS64 V.2 - Image Dynamics 6.5" 4 ohm Component System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p7174/CXS64-V2--Image-Dynamics-65"-4-ohm-Component-System.htm)

I second this, motion to move to a vote

danteBirosel
04-14-2010, 11:51 PM
Pass on CDTs. overrated

What up James!!! Recommend or hook me up with Comp sets! I trust your judgement. You still in So Cal?

Bumpin' Goalie
04-14-2010, 11:56 PM
Stage 4 Pioneers when they are released :-)

Supposed to be absolutely incredible. We'll see :)

AllenH427
04-15-2010, 12:54 AM
Alpine Type-X Pros scro, do it.

Johnny Law.Lulz
04-15-2010, 12:55 AM
ID CTX's. :fyi:

mclerico83
04-15-2010, 11:57 AM
Hertz HSK165

Lil Poot
04-15-2010, 12:03 PM
i've got a used set of alumapro alc 6.2 components, with the cal25 silk tweet option. 200 shipped (400 new), pm if interest :fyi:

hispls
04-15-2010, 12:15 PM
Alpine X is a nice sounding component set. Depending on your amp and HU you could probably buy separate pieces from madisound or parts express and active them.

danteBirosel
04-15-2010, 12:33 PM
i've got a used set of alumapro alc 6.2 components, with the cal25 silk tweet option. 200 shipped (400 new), pm if interest :fyi:

Never heard of these before, can anyone vouch for these components?

James Bang
04-15-2010, 01:45 PM
What up James!!! Recommend or hook me up with Comp sets! I trust your judgement. You still in So Cal?

still in socal. you still got the 9835?

danteBirosel
04-15-2010, 01:59 PM
still in socal. you still got the 9835?

Yea bro. Still rockin the 9835. Since last year I had my single 18" BTL sitting in my closet, and now I'm getting back into the car audio scene. Trying to find a new front stage and mono amp.

James Bang
04-15-2010, 02:15 PM
Same are and all? Go active :) you'd probably save some dough, by not having to buy a comp set. buy raw drivers. you'd get more for your money.

speaker locations? you up for some fab work? or just basic 'mids in doors, and tweets on door panel or a-pillar firing across'?

galacticmonkey
04-15-2010, 02:34 PM
Hertz HSK 165s are the best Ive heard. I had 2 sets before, but sold them because Im dumb. Just bought another set.

If you look around and talk to some people you can get them for $300 new.

danteBirosel
04-15-2010, 02:57 PM
Same are and all? Go active :) you'd probably save some dough, by not having to buy a comp set. buy raw drivers. you'd get more for your money.

speaker locations? you up for some fab work? or just basic 'mids in doors, and tweets on door panel or a-pillar firing across'?

I don't know about going Active. Don't have much knowledge in it. Mids are on the door panel and the tweeters are on the A-Pillars. I'm down for fab work but I **** at it! If there was someone to do it for me, I'll pay 'em.

James Bang
04-15-2010, 03:19 PM
I don't know about going Active. Don't have much knowledge in it. Mids are on the door panel and the tweeters are on the A-Pillars. I'm down for fab work but I **** at it! If there was someone to do it for me, I'll pay 'em.

Not tooo much knowledge involved. easy as pie.

what amps do you have for the fronts?

danteBirosel
04-15-2010, 03:25 PM
Right now I have an Orion 4004. But might sell it and get a Sundown 125.2. What do you think?

James Bang
04-15-2010, 04:59 PM
for more powa to your mids and getting individual level/gain setting for each mid (left mid is closest speaker to you, so you'll need it)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/mobster909/DanteDiagram.jpg

quest51210
04-15-2010, 07:15 PM
sell me your bostons

danteBirosel
04-15-2010, 08:43 PM
sell me your bostons

If your serious, pm me.

James Bang
04-15-2010, 08:47 PM
win/win

lostdaytomorrow
04-18-2010, 07:32 PM
I've had a few sets and I currently enjoy my 720PRS's greatly.

quest51210
04-18-2010, 08:05 PM
pm'd you like 2 days ago

papermaker
04-19-2010, 01:49 AM
james i dare you to name a better tweeter than the drt26 for 100 bucks.. while some of the mids are less than impressive in the midrange(its actually the xover networks) they offer substantial midbass, depth and soundstange as well as low frequency extension..
i have the ES6 and drt26 and for the money i paid i have yet to hear a set that compares.. the new Hd set is in your price ranger and the new mids and tweeters are better there basically as nice as the ES sets..
i like the pioneer and the alpine sets ill admit there mids are very nice, but where the cdt sets stand out is the excellent on axis response and the excellent soundstaging and lowend.. i know alot of people that still rather have the midrange of say dynaudio or morel but you simply won't get the same low end and depth..
so if you want my suggestion? Ill tell you what i did and i loved it.. grab a 4 channel amp with good xover and get the mids/tweeters stand alone.. sure its a bit more expensive but the tuning and tweaking you cna do is far more extensive and ultimatly it sounds better and gets louder..
for example the SS ref 920.4 and the CDT es06 mids and the ES 01 tweeter would put you right @ 1k but if you install them correctly people will swear you have a multi K setup.. when it comes to front stage you should spend at least 2x as much tweeking tuning and on a good set of speakers than your substage..