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n8te81
11-22-2011, 04:40 PM
My DD mids went out and im looking for a good sound quality mids that get loud and that can handle my SA 125.2...my doors are kinda slim so it cuts my range down a bit. I believe the deepest I can go is 2.75 and i would like something thats really detailed without being too bright. My budget would prolly be around 100-200 max.

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 05:39 PM
are you running tweeters? only mids? active?

6.5s?

n8te81
11-22-2011, 07:54 PM
Ah forgot to mention all that.....it is 6.5's and the door and im not running active. Tweets are in A-pillars.

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 07:55 PM
so you are trying to use the same passive crossover?

wenn_du_weinst
11-22-2011, 08:03 PM
WoofersEtc.com - W 165 SLC NG - Rainbow SLC NG 6.5" Midrange Speakers (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-7054-w-165-slc-ng-rainbow-slc-ng-65-midrange-speakers.aspx)
guy I know with a 350z likes these

n8te81
11-22-2011, 09:27 PM
so you are trying to use the same passive crossover?

Would it be better just to go with a whole new comp set??? I didnt know how it would be using the same xover.

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 09:38 PM
Would it be better just to go with a whole new comp set??? I didnt know how it would be using the same xover.

I'm not to sure about replacing the mid with an already set passive xover. I know with the tweeter you get an impedance sweep and find a driver with the same characteristics (i.e. nominal impedance, resonant frequency)
Maybe someone here knows more about replacing the mid (or you could ask a tech at parts express)

I see it being hit or miss. You might get lucky but idk if I'd chance it. you might want to look into getting another comp set or trying active.....

n8te81
11-22-2011, 10:21 PM
Well i dont think i know enough about active to go active....Im just not sure what comp set i could get. You do all the thread reading and and listening to what ppl say and it still doesnt help that much cause of most of it being personal preference. I liked how my DD comps were but they just didnt seem to get loud enough. The way my doors are and how far down the mids are i need something that doesnt get drown out by all the road noise that my Z has.

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 10:29 PM
Well i dont think i know enough about active to go active....Im just not sure what comp set i could get. You do all the thread reading and and listening to what ppl say and it still doesnt help that much cause of most of it being personal preference. I liked how my DD comps were but they just didnt seem to get loud enough. The way my doors are and how far down the mids are i need something that doesnt get drown out by all the road noise that my Z has.

you could always go about blocking the road noise with sound barriers in your door or floor.
but as far as comps, whats your budget?

n8te81
11-22-2011, 10:37 PM
AS far as budget i would say prolly 250 like the mids....I just bought my pio 4300 last week so that was most of my budget right there.

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 10:44 PM
hmmmmm, 250...... prefer new or used?

n8te81
11-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Doesnt really matter to me...just need something that sounds good and that can handle the power i have and will last a decent amount of time.

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 10:55 PM
I'd say try the HAT Imagines. They have been the SQ boner for a while here. I did some more research on em and they seem very nice. Theyre right around 250 new. Convertible coaxial type deal, but I'd just run em coaxial in your car.
Also the Boston Acoustics SR60 Comp Set. I have the SR coaxials on my golf cart with 100rms to each speaker and they get loud and wont distort for anything.
To get good midbass from either set you'll need to properly seal and deaden your doors though.

I also know a guy over on DIYMA who's trying to clear out some stuff, I'm gonna txt him and see what comps he has for sale. I know he has some old school Diamond Hex's, gonna see what else

Z1NONLY
11-22-2011, 10:57 PM
Just scanned this, but the "existing" crossover on our Z's non-bose stock speakers are a cap on the tweeters. (if that). The mid in the door is fed full range.

How are you getting 2.75 inches? I cannibalized the stock speakers to make some nice spacers and still only have a hair over 2" mounting depth before the window becomes an issue.

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 11:07 PM
Just scanned this, but the "existing" crossover on our Z's non-bose stock speakers are a cap on the tweeters. (if that). The mid in the door is fed full range.

How are you getting 2.75 inches? I cannibalized the stock speakers to make some nice spacers and still only have a hair over 2" mounting depth before the window becomes an issue.

he already had an upgraded comp set I believe and blew the mid from that set.

mclerico83
11-22-2011, 11:20 PM
CVL6-KN CADENCE 6.5" 2 WAY COMPONENT SPEAKER SYSTEM (812902006505) | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/CVL6-KN-CADENCE-6-5-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKER-SYSTEM-/110695725810?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19c5fabaf2#ht_7818wt_1163)
nice neo magnet set like this


CTX65CS IMAGE DYNAMICS NEW 6.5" PRO COMPONENT SPEAKERS | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/CTX65CS-IMAGE-DYNAMICS-NEW-6-5-PRO-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/120726132232?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1c1bd69608#ht_5636wt_1163)
these would be my fav mids and high set, amazing sound

n8te81
11-22-2011, 11:23 PM
Yeah nothing in my Z is factory audio wise. Yeah and that would be great if you could ask him about some stuff.

o yeah and here is something Z1....

Front door speaker mounting depth Q - Nissan Forums : Nissan Forum (http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/2007-nissan-altima-discussion-2-5-3-5/281205-front-door-speaker-mounting-depth-q.html)

n8te81
11-22-2011, 11:24 PM
CVL6-KN CADENCE 6.5" 2 WAY COMPONENT SPEAKER SYSTEM (812902006505) | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/CVL6-KN-CADENCE-6-5-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKER-SYSTEM-/110695725810?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19c5fabaf2#ht_7818wt_1163)
nice neo magnet set like this


CTX65CS IMAGE DYNAMICS NEW 6.5" PRO COMPONENT SPEAKERS | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/CTX65CS-IMAGE-DYNAMICS-NEW-6-5-PRO-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/120726132232?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1c1bd69608#ht_5636wt_1163)
these would be my fav mids and high set, amazing sound

Both of those sets look pretty nice....hmmmm.

mclerico83
11-22-2011, 11:27 PM
NEW CADENCE 6.5" 300 WATT SLIM CAR COMPONENT SPEAKERS | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CADENCE-6-5-300-WATT-SLIM-CAR-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/300617571532?pt=Car_Speakers&vxp=mtr&hash=item45fe341ccc#ht_4667wt_1139)

ZSL-165 ZAPCO 6.5" SUPER SHALLOW SLIM DEPTH CAR COMPONENT SPEAKERS MIDRANGE NEW | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZSL-165-ZAPCO-6-5-SUPER-SHALLOW-SLIM-DEPTH-CAR-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-MIDRANGE-NEW-/110778862263?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19caef4ab7#ht_6052wt_1163)

might need a few slim mounts

Why So Cereal?
11-22-2011, 11:27 PM
he has a good bit of A/D/S comps, Diamond comps, PHD audio (look pretty interesting, never heard of em), and some Orion

mclerico83
11-22-2011, 11:28 PM
or get some baffles and put those other ones in which would be even nicer

n8te81
11-23-2011, 12:07 AM
or get some baffles and put those other ones in which would be even nicer

Maybe thats what i should have done with my DD comps....I keep hearing more and more good things about the ID's i just heard from other ppl that their midbass is lacking but im not sure that would stop me.

mclerico83
11-23-2011, 02:57 AM
id's are amazing and all 6.5's lack midbass. the key is sound deadening your doors