View Full Version : Re-post: 3-way component suggestions

05-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Id like some suggestions on 3-way component sets ( 6.5" ) and 4 inch 2-way component sets. I plan to use my polk audio amp 500.4 ( [email protected] x4) adding a second 4 channel can be done is speakers need more watts....also ill be useing a rockford 3sixy.2 as my sound processor

05-06-2010, 07:53 PM
CVLS-653 - DRIVERS - Cadence Acoustics, LTD (http://www.cadencestore.com/ProductCart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=126&idproduct=504)
amazing 3 ways

05-06-2010, 08:00 PM
what makes em amazing? and would it be bad to run them at 90w rms, when theyre 80

05-06-2010, 08:05 PM
nope give mine 90rms and they sound perfect. and i replied to ur sub question, return the boston and dont buy jl

05-06-2010, 08:12 PM
That's a 2-way with 2 tweeters...unless you can prove that those identical tweets are playing different frequency ranges.

05-06-2010, 08:13 PM
ok, i replied back, but how would the cadence compare to say a 1800$ set of focal components??

05-06-2010, 08:16 PM
ok, i replied back, but how would the cadence compare to say a 1800$ set of focal components??

You mean the Utopia Be set? There's no comparison. Can't really compare something that costs an insane amount versus a cheaper set of speakers.

05-06-2010, 08:18 PM
no comparision

05-06-2010, 08:21 PM
nooo deff not the utopia be those are 4200-5500....krx3 series...cost isnt an issue unless it surepases the krx3 ($1800)

05-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Well you asked in the other thread, I'll answer it here. Active is when you control what frequencies each speaker plays. In a component set the crossover controls what frequencies the tweets play and which ones the mids play. It's obviously a generic preset point that once you put the speaker in a car, is rarely ideal. All cars make things sound different, to get great sound, it helps to be able to play with this. The sound processor your using can fully control what frequency each driver will play. That's called going active, since your actively controlling it, vs passive which is preset. This gives you better SQ and allows you to afford MUCH better speakers too. Most companies use rebadged drivers from other actual manufacturers, and then build a crossover, put their names on it and jack the prices WAYYY up.

For example, someone mentioned cdt in this thread. The tweeter used on their CDT ES line, the CDT ES01 tweeter, is a rebadged vifa driver, no more no less. A replacement from CDT costs 200 dollars, just the tweets. That's because the full speaker and crossover is a bit over 1000 dollars straight from them. The exact same tweeter can be purchased for about $13 IIRC, from vifa lol. The mids from the eurosport line are actually vifa mg's which are maybe 110 a pair, IIRC, the eursports are like 700 or something silly. Point is, with the 360.2 you can save yourself alot of money by using it as a crossover and just getting speakers. For the kind of money you want to spend on components, you can literally get some of the best speakers money can buy of the sizes you want. Skip the middle man, for real.

05-06-2010, 08:37 PM
if you can afford the 1800 for the krx 3 way id get yourself a nice 2 channel a/b amp to go with them

05-06-2010, 08:38 PM
or buy these and spend the difference on a proper install
Esotec System 342 - Dynaudio 7" 3 Way Component Speakers (http://www.woofersetc.com/p5547/Esotec-System-342--Dynaudio-7"-3-Way-Component-Speakers.htm)

05-06-2010, 08:51 PM
@speedfreak28, would my polk amp 500.4 not be good enough? the rms on the krx3 is onlye 100w the polk pushes 90... and you have anymore info as far as those dyna audio's?

05-08-2010, 01:02 PM
Focal 165a3 or the Focal 165vr3's

05-09-2010, 03:13 AM
If this is going to be your first system/install you be better of with a passive VS active.
the Polk amp you have makes 90w X4 @ 4ohms and 250w X2 @ 4 ohms bridges.
if you wanna go passive 3-way, the 250w X2 @ 4 ohms bridges is more then enough .

if you wanna go active, you can get another polk 500.4 so you can have 6 chann of power and you can use that 3sixy.2
tweeters: 90w X2
midrange : 90w X2
midbass: 250w X2 ( im thinking maybe 150w to 200w)

the speakers you need for a active are not that expansive, you can get a nice 3-way set
just a few examples:

tweeters: Scan-Speak D3004 $119.00 each
Scan-Speak Discovery D2608 $80.75 each
SEAS Prestige 27TBFC/G $45.35 each
midrange or fullrange : Fountek FR88EX 3" (fullrange ) $22.75 each
Tang Band W3-1364SA 3" (fullrange ) $26.49 each
Morel CDM-54 (Midrange) $299.99 for a pair
midbass: Peerless SLS 6.5" $45.60 each
Peerless SLS 8" $49.40 each
Dayton RS180-4 7" $45.35 each
Dayton RS225-4 8" $53.16 each

BTW the amps you have are fine, it will do the job just fine

05-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Focal 165a3 or the Focal 165vr3's

how good are they for the price? obviously they wont compare to the krx3

or 165a3/vr3 vs these http://www.woofersetc.com/p8837/SAC525--Swiss-Audio-3-Way-525"-+-4"-Component-System.htm
vs http://www.woofersetc.com/p7050/SLC-36525-NG--Rainbow-SLC-NG-3Way-Component-System.htm
vs http://signature.crutchfield.com/s_107SR5250/Polk-Audio-Signature-Reference-SR5250.html?search=polk+sr&ssi=0