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HawaiianHaole
01-29-2004, 02:42 PM
Is anyone running their CL-61's wells below the 110W RMS? My amp is only putting out 50Wx4 RMS, and I don't have the money to upgrade speakers and an amp at this time. I want to take advantage of the price of the CL-61 @ TheZeb, but if I don't run enough power to them, is it not worth it at this time? People out there running about 50W to them?

outbacksport
01-29-2004, 03:09 PM
I don't have CDT's but your 50 x 4 amp will do fine for now, you can always upgrade in the future. Call thezeb first i think they're out of the CL-61a's, you could get the HD-62EF for $50 more.

What kind of amp do you by the way, your amp might be under rated, if it is your getting more than 50 rms.

HawaiianHaole
01-29-2004, 03:52 PM
I have the Rockford Punch 400a. I will give them a call.

sumone
01-29-2004, 10:44 PM
What I don't get is if an amp is rated @ 100W, that it means if you don't listen to it at 100W (it's maximum output) that it won't sound the way it's supposed to...?

I have the cl-61s and a 65x4 amp (but haven't installed them yet, so don't know how it really sounds). My head unit is 20W rms which is "plenty loud" for me, so 65 watts should be ok - that I don't need 100+ watts. so really don't know what to say...

dflock
01-30-2004, 10:56 AM
65 RMS will be fine. I ran the Cl-61s at 75 RMS and had to raise my crossover cause low bass under 70hz was too much for the speakers.

They don't need the RMS to sound good. The RMS is there to tell you how much NOT to give them, if you want them to last.

sumone
01-30-2004, 01:04 PM
yea but I remember some threads where people were like, until they gave em 100 watts, the midbass performance wasn't as good. To me, that means they listen to it on a 100W+ amp @ 100Watts. Til I install mines, I still don't know what to expect though

slick rick
01-31-2004, 01:32 AM
im running them off my pionner 8500 h/u for now and they sound great.

dflock
01-31-2004, 02:07 AM
yea but I remember some threads where people were like, until they gave em 100 watts, the midbass performance wasn't as good. To me, that means they listen to it on a 100W+ amp @ 100Watts. Til I install mines, I still don't know what to expect though


ha... 100 watts of pure midbass would shred them. I had them, on a 75 RMS Butler Audio Tube Driver and had to cut them at about 75-80hz to make sure they didn't blow.

They are the low level speakers CDT makes, they sound awesome, but if you are really looking for midbass response then you want the High Definitions or the EuroSports. I have the EuroSports now in custom kicks, real nice, flat sounding speakers. They get about 120 watts RMS max and sing just fine.

sumone
02-01-2004, 02:35 AM
Just got mine installed today (but running em off my 20/50 W hu). They're inside q-logic q-forms, but instead of by your feet, they're mounted on the door. The bass is real good to me (note: coming from someone who's never had a sub). All the way down to 60hz, they sound good.

p.s. what freq. range do you guys consider midbass? Is it more like 100-300 or like 300-600 or something else? All in all the bass is very good to me - the bass is way better than my 6x9's. I just fade it more towards the 6x9s though 'cause I don't wanna blow them before I try to install my usx4065 amp and set the cutoff's.

sumone
02-01-2004, 02:39 AM
Oh yeah I'm pretty much killing my front stage by having the 6x9's in the back; but til I get my box from loneranger (already got the e12kx.22), that's what I've got to go on; the 6x9s extend lower with regards to frequency response, but the cdt's handle it's lower frequencies more...efficiently?