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jmon22
12-31-2011, 02:56 PM
Hello,

I have had a CDT HD 5.25" Components running great for 7 years, but now one of the mid woofers doesn't want to work. I am guessing my best best is to find a new pair of Mid-woofers. I don't want to spend too much on these, hopefully stay under $100. Power handling isn't too important, I am going to buy a new amp also, so will match. Had 100 each side to the old ones. Will have 50 -100 per side this time.

Thanks!!

mylows10
12-31-2011, 03:09 PM
Which ones do you want. I am a cdt dealer on this forum. Are you interested in some 6.5 mids

jmon22
12-31-2011, 03:16 PM
Really doesn't need to be CDT. To tell you the truth I really don't need to spend the money on them this time.

blazeplacid
12-31-2011, 03:22 PM
go to madisound.com

good site

mylows10
12-31-2011, 03:24 PM
well i can get you a set of cdt mo-6 6.5 mids new for 120 shipped ,regular price is 199.00

jmon22
12-31-2011, 03:35 PM
No thanks, ideally want to spend somewhere around $50-75 if I can find a nice closeout or clearance somewhere. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

mylows10
12-31-2011, 03:43 PM
well i'm getting a set for my truck ,to upgrade my current cdt component mids,which are in great shape and about 4 months old , to these. i need the mids and tweets to take 175 rms each side , so they will be up for sale, for 75 shipped.[ my old set of mids]

JoshC
12-31-2011, 03:44 PM
are you looking for just mid woofers or a new component set or just some coxials

but these should sound decent. Just bought my brother some hifonics 6x9s for 40 and they sounded great for being powered by a HU, bet they would sound even better off an amp
Hifonics Zeus ZXi 6.5C 6.5" Component Car Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6713_Hifonics-Zeus-ZXi-6.5C.html)

jmon22
12-31-2011, 03:47 PM
Just some new midwoofers to replace the ones in the component system. I'm guessing that keeping the midranges the same is the best way to do it, outside of being able to find a matching speaker (not even going to try haha) Want to go with 5 1/4" so I can just plug and play.

RAM_Designs
12-31-2011, 04:15 PM
Use a dmm to see exactly what ohm load your good mid is. If you don't find something that's close to that same load, then your crossover point for the mid is going to change.

mylows10
12-31-2011, 04:16 PM
Use a dmm to see exactly what ohm load your good mid is. If you don't find something that's close to that same load, then your crossover point for the mid is going to change.

^^^^ this

jmon22
12-31-2011, 04:47 PM
Use a dmm to see exactly what ohm load your good mid is. If you don't find something that's close to that same load, then your crossover point for the mid is going to change.

Could you please either elaborate or give me a link to somewhere that explains this a little more?

trumpet
12-31-2011, 07:23 PM
I wasn't a CDT Audio dealer 7 years ago but they're almost certainly 4 Ohm mids. That's the industry standard. Put your DMM on Ohms and put one lead on each of the speaker wire terminals with no wires connected.

jmon22
12-31-2011, 07:36 PM
Oh I gotcha. Yes I do know that they are 4 ohm. Does anyone have any suggestions for replacements?

jmon22
01-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Bump. Anyone??

trumpet
01-02-2012, 01:22 PM
I wonder why you want to downgrade your mids. It could be argued the midwoofers are most often the weakest link in most installs. I don't want to steal a potential sale from mylows10, so instead I will second his recommendation of the CDT MO-6 mids for $120 shipped. What he didn't tell you is these mids just came out in December, and why they're a steal for $120. You get ES Gold sound quality for the price of CL mids. They're a true 6.5" mid, unlike the other CDT mids that are more like 6.75" and require a special baffle ring to fit stock locations.

If you would prefer to stick with 5.25" mids the CL-5 mids go for $159.99. It's a downgrade but it's staying with the CDT Audio brand.

jmon22
01-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Just not into car audio as much as I was before, so I really just want something that will sound better than just one speaker, but doesn't need to blow me away. Needs to be 5.25". Not wanting to rip the car up. Brand does not matter one single bit.

snoopdan
01-03-2012, 06:54 PM
CDT is terrible anyways. Even bose sounds better. Just buy some goldwoods off of parts express. They're surprisingly not that bad. I was playing with some last night.

mylows10
01-03-2012, 06:58 PM
CL 4 (http://www.cdtaudio.com/series/midwoofers/cl4.htm) can do the 5.25 version of these for 120 shipped new plus paypal fees

BlactimusCrime
01-03-2012, 07:04 PM
Dayton DC130BS-4 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm 295-302 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-302)

decent cheap replacements^^^^

mylows10
01-03-2012, 07:11 PM
CDT is terrible anyways. Even bose sounds better. Just buy some goldwoods off of parts express. They're surprisingly not that bad. I was playing with some last night.

to who. mine sound great

BlactimusCrime
01-03-2012, 07:12 PM
to who. mine sound great

Im with ya, I have a set of 6x9 comps in my back deck, LOVE THEM

mylows10
01-03-2012, 07:14 PM
i've upgraded the xovers and tweets so far,and soon the mids .mine will take 300 watts rms each side when done.takes 200 per side now and are loud as hell

jmon22
01-03-2012, 07:21 PM
Don't need to be dirt cheap. Just trying to stay under $100 if possible. Thanks guys for getting this going a little bit!!

trumpet
01-04-2012, 04:23 PM
CDT is terrible anyways. Even bose sounds better. Just buy some goldwoods off of parts express. They're surprisingly not that bad. I was playing with some last night.

Please keep your troll posts to yourself.

mylows10
01-04-2012, 04:27 PM
weel i'm trying to have my mo-6 by the end of the week .got 2 sets coming and one will be up for sale ,cheap,so if you or anyone else is interested ,let me know

thjrollins
01-22-2012, 11:49 PM
Can't quite tell from your last post if you found what you're looking for, but I'm about to post for sale a set of CDT Audio HD52ST component set (NOS-brand new) for $100 plus shipping if you're interested. I also have (1) HD42ST set (NOS) for $100, (1) CL-641 set (NOS) for $75, (1) MS-80 sub (NOS) for $30, CL-5x slim coaxials (NOS) for $25, 6x9 coaxials (exc.cond.) for $25 and a spare pair of CL series 4" mids (NOS) for $15 and a spare pair of 642 crossovers (NOS) for $15. Thanks,Thomas

mylows10
01-23-2012, 12:06 AM
send me some specs on the 642 xovers

Gary S
01-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Why don't you contact CDT and just buy what you need - the correct replacement mid?