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bad03ranger
11-24-2011, 07:41 PM
Putting a HU in my nephews 90 Ranger reg cab gonna be running a DD508b and wondering if running coax off the HU with bass blockers will be a decent SQ or if (for the money) components would be better
coax from $30-50
comps from $80-100
100W RMS per channel off the amp
dont want to spend over $100 on either way I go best bang for the buck
suggestions on brands also would be great

whitedragon551
11-24-2011, 07:48 PM
Id go component and look at these:

DLS Performance K6 6.5" 2-Way Component System (K 6 -- 10-20160) (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_26137_DLS-Performance-K6.html)

PowerBass Xtreme 2XL-60C 6-1/2" 2-way Component System (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_26921_PowerBass-Xtreme-2XL-60C.html)

VIBE Audio Black Air 6 V2 (BA6-V2) 6-1/2" Component Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_28066_VIBE-Audio-Black-Air-6-V2-BA6-V2.html)

mylows10
11-24-2011, 07:49 PM
cadence makes a cheap pair of comps you may like but they only will take 60 watts rms. i think around 40-50 for them plus shipping

Nut Hair Trick
11-24-2011, 07:50 PM
geez, those Vibe's can take some power

FlexnInLa
11-24-2011, 07:54 PM
Depending on the crossover points you would be better off going with a coaxial speaker. Crossed below like 5k you will split vocals between the mid and tweeter, which will be... funky. You won't have this issue with coaxials.

I've never really looked a coaxials in that price range, so I can't offer suggestions, but if you can stretch the budget I'd sure look at Hybrid Mirus. Haven't heard them but if they are anything like the Imagines they are amazing. I think they run 150.00 or so...

bad03ranger
11-24-2011, 07:55 PM
what about pyle and lanzar i can get those off amazon for like $40

whitedragon551
11-24-2011, 08:05 PM
Depending on the crossover points you would be better off going with a coaxial speaker. Crossed below like 5k you will split vocals between the mid and tweeter, which will be... funky. You won't have this issue with coaxials.

I've never really looked a coaxials in that price range, so I can't offer suggestions, but if you can stretch the budget I'd sure look at Hybrid Mirus. Haven't heard them but if they are anything like the Imagines they are amazing. I think they run 150.00 or so...

What are you talking about? Components have a crossover that filters frequencies for tweeters and mids. Comes with the set.

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what about pyle and lanzar i can get those off amazon for like $40

Junk. There is a reason they are $40.

skitzafit
11-24-2011, 08:05 PM
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Kangaroux
11-24-2011, 08:06 PM
Only lanzars you should consider are the OPTI6pm's and they cost $40 a mid. high build quality and they are nice

FlexnInLa
11-24-2011, 08:09 PM
What are you talking about? Components have a crossover that filters frequencies for tweeters and mids. Comes with the set.

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Junk. There is a reason they are $40.

If you have a speaker low in your door crossed too low and tweeter up high it will do weird **** with vocals.

skitzafit
11-24-2011, 08:12 PM
What are you talking about? Components have a crossover that filters frequencies for tweeters and mids. Comes with the set.

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Junk. There is a reason they are $40.

Hybrid Audio Technologies - Downloads (http://www.hybrid-audio.com/downloads.html)
Why the Imagine-Series Component Speakers Don't Have an Outboard Crossover "Box"

"The reality is that the Imagine midbass are operating in a “full-pass” (full-range) configuration and
naturally attenuate at a rate of about 6 dB/octave above approximately 6,000 Hz. The tweeter
is protected only for thermal power handling near its resonance using a single, simple highquality,
low-tolerance polypropylene capacitor."

whitedragon551
11-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Only lanzars you should consider are the OPTI6pm's and they cost $40 a mid. high build quality and they are nice

Not true. People on DIYMA are having great results with the Vibe Blackair series.


If you have a speaker low in your door crossed too low and tweeter up high it will do weird **** with vocals.

Thats why your supposed to have your mids and tweeters within 12" of each other if you dont plan on going active and if your not running a midrange.

Kangaroux
11-24-2011, 08:25 PM
Not true. People on DIYMA are having great results with the Vibe Blackair series.



Thats why your supposed to have your mids and tweeters within 12" of each other if you dont plan on going active and if your not running a midrange.

I own a pair, I think I should know lol. And just because they are having good results with the VIBE's doesn't make the lanzars a bad speaker. They can handle a lot of power and get plenty loud and don't sound like ballsack either.

Nut Hair Trick
11-24-2011, 08:27 PM
Not true. People on DIYMA are having great results with the Vibe Blackair series.

I think he was saying... The ONLY Lanzars that he should consider....

Kangaroux
11-24-2011, 08:30 PM
I think he was saying... The ONLY Lanzars that he should consider....

^this

whitedragon551
11-24-2011, 08:33 PM
I own a pair, I think I should know lol. And just because they are having good results with the VIBE's doesn't make the lanzars a bad speaker. They can handle a lot of power and get plenty loud and don't sound like ballsack either.

Whoops. I assumed because of the Vibe name they were Lanzar Vibe series not just plain old Vibe.

Nut Hair Trick
11-24-2011, 08:36 PM
That GIF is killing me

Kangaroux
11-24-2011, 09:17 PM
Whoops. I assumed because of the Vibe name they were Lanzar Vibe series not just plain old Vibe.

I actually didn't even know Lanzar had a vibe series haha, I'm only concerned with their OPTI line. No harm no foul

brodeisel
11-24-2011, 09:19 PM
My friend has the vibes in coaxial off headunit power. And they are real loud and clean.

bad03ranger
11-24-2011, 10:00 PM
Hifonics ZXI6.5C
Hifonics Zeus ZXi 6.5C 6.5" Component Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6713_Hifonics-Zeus-ZXi-6.5C.html)
Alpine SPS-610c
Alpine SPS-610C (SPS610C)6.5" 2-Way Type-S Component Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_34373_Alpine-SPS-610C.html)

Kangaroux
11-24-2011, 10:15 PM
Hifonics ZXI6.5C
Hifonics Zeus ZXi 6.5C 6.5" Component Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6713_Hifonics-Zeus-ZXi-6.5C.html)
Alpine SPS-610c
Alpine SPS-610C (SPS610C)6.5" 2-Way Type-S Component Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_34373_Alpine-SPS-610C.html)

I imagine those type-S's sound terrible. From what I've heard the type-r comps sound good but for the price you can get something better.

PowerbassTech
12-01-2011, 06:51 PM
Well I have been working with the entire line of Powerbass' gear since their coming to America. I think or a budget conscious speaker that's efficient you should look into our S-Series or L-Series component sets. They work well with low power and can be had for a good price from a local dealer. If you insist on online shopping I'd say get whichever best quality set of ours you can afford. Granted I always encourage helping out the brick and mortar guys before an internet company. If you need any help with any of our line feel free to call or email me. Hope I can be of help guys. - Frankie, Powerbass Tech
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