View Full Version : high end components on $500ish budget
01-04-2012, 04:13 AM
Hi everyone I'm in the process of building my "dream" system, and am looking for some front components for my jeep. I now have some polk mm6501 but am looking for a good 3 way set (something out of the normal brands rockford jl etc..) with atleast a 6.5 woofer. I plan on fiberglassing enclosures for them. I am running a rockford t800-4ad for my components. Any ideas? Thanx
01-04-2012, 04:58 AM
MB Quart QS216 6-1/2" 2-Way Q Series Component Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_33013_MB-Quart-QS216.html)
Focal 165VB 6-1/2" 2-Way Polyglass Component Speakers System (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_21451_Focal-165-VB.html)
DLS X-Program X-SB 62 6-1/2" Car Speakers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_26483_DLS-X-Program-X-SB62.html)
01-04-2012, 05:26 AM
Thanx but I'm looking more for a 3 way set
01-04-2012, 05:37 AM
Soundstream RF3.6C Component Systems at Onlinecarstereo.com (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_28032_Soundstream_RF36C.aspx)
01-04-2012, 04:30 PM
CDT Audio HD-632 with a 3" midrange for $499 or HD-642 with a 4" midrange for $599. For a limted time save $100 on the 632 and save $200 on the 642. You can extend the warranty to 5 years from 1 year for $10.
01-04-2012, 04:33 PM
put them together piece by piece....check out madi sound and look for morel or scanspeak...seas and fountek
01-04-2012, 04:38 PM
A DIY 3-way set is going to require passive crossovers on the amp the OP listed. This limits him to component sets, which is by far the most painless approach to doing the difficult 3-way configuration.
Consider the JL Audio C5 3-way. They cost under $400 online..
01-04-2012, 06:42 PM
i'd go with the cdt
01-04-2012, 07:41 PM
I was looking at the cdt 642 before and was pretty impressed. Can cdts handle a decent amount of power and stay clean? There isn't all tht much info on them online
01-04-2012, 07:42 PM
yes they can. i can get you a decent deal on them too
01-04-2012, 07:45 PM
How can you get me a deal?
01-04-2012, 08:09 PM
sent you a message
01-04-2012, 08:36 PM
thanx man! I'm still open for ideas I need backs yet
01-22-2012, 11:57 PM
If you want to save some money I'm about to post some CDT CL-641 3 way's(NIB) for $75 plus shipping? Thanks,Thomas
$500 is not enough for a high end 3-way if you factor in the cost of active processing. But if I had to go 3-way with passive crossover, I'd consider JL Audio C5-653.
$500 is a great budget for a high end 2-way. HAT Clarus, Focal V30, etc. This would have been my preference.
If you have a processor, then you can indeed afford to buy some raw drivers that promise very performance in 3-way setup.
Without a good processor, I personally wouldn't have bothered with 3-way. There exist 2-way speakers (e.g. HAT Clarus), with great midbass performance, midrange fidelity, and imaging that will rival budget 3-way components.
There do exist some DIY drivers that could work well for 3-way system, but only if you can supply an active crossover. If you can go active with a capable processor, one good option is Peerless SLS midbass, plus a Dayton RS125 midrange plus a tweeter of your choice. Peerless SLS is a popular budget midbass speaker with good performance. Dayton's midranges are decent, though I have heard RS125 is better than RS100.