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go_go_thrash
02-17-2012, 01:29 AM
Item(s) for Sale:
2x Infinity Beta 15's DVC 4
2x IDQv2 15's DVC 2

Item(s) Description/Condition:
all 4 are in great shape, minor sticker issues on the motors.


Price:
Infinity Betas: 450 shipped, in boxes with styrofoam, insured, includes paypal fee
IDQs 360 shipped in a crate, insured, includes paypal fee

Shipping and Miscellaneous Item Information:
CON US ONLY- others pay difference in shipping
USPS insured, delivery confirmation or FedEx whichever is cheaper.

Item Pictures:
GO HOOSIERS!
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/Rational/car%20audio/IDQcone.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/Rational/car%20audio/IDQass.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/Rational/car%20audio/Betaboob.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/Rational/car%20audio/betaass.jpg

Spooney
02-17-2012, 02:25 AM
Nice old school beta's..........

go_go_thrash
02-17-2012, 02:37 AM
Nice old school beta's..........

Best sub I have ever heard, especially for the price they were new. At least someone knows what they are! I keep meaning to look up that guy who said they were one of the most impressive drivers ever made, but then I don't because I am lazy.

Richard Clark review:
"Description: This big woofer is very sturdy in construction. It has a very stiff polypropylene cone coupled to its cast aluminum frame by a heavy butyl-rubber surround and two conventional spiders. It has male spade terminals for connections to your amplifier. The volume of the sealed enclosure included with the woofer is 1.5 cubic feet. Eight countersunk holes are evenly spaced around the outside edge of the basket.

Subjective: Yes, even in its relatively small box it is a big speaker, and yes, on loud rock or boom music it did have limits, but, overall, this is the best-sounding woofer I have ever heard in a car. I know such a statement can get me in a world of trouble and something could come along tomorrow and change my mind, but I seriously doubt it. If you have room for a 15-inch speaker and honestly want something besides just noise and boom, take some good advice, give this one a listen before you buy anything. Make sure it is in a similar size box and in a car, not a store showroom. The design of this speaker/box combo might not be so impressive outside a car. Also make sure the rest of the system is top notch. This might not be so easy but if you visit a few sound-offs you are sure to find this creature in a good car sooner or later.

A word of warning about the sound of this speaker. If you like classical music and don't have the money to buy this thing, don't dare give it a listen. After hearing it I would beg, borrow, or steal to have it. The first thing I listened to was Olympic fanfare from the CD Center Stage, Wilson Audio WCD-8824. I have never heard drums this good in a car. The bass was clean, clear, and well defined. The speaker seemed to have no limitations. The sound quality was so good on classical music (which I consider the ultimate test of any speaker) that I felt sort of strange listening to anything else on it. I eventually did listen to other types of music on it and found it to excel with all of them, either equaling or bettering anything else I have heard.

Objective: This system exhibited a near perfect execution because its design takes the effect of the car on the speaker into account. When reproducing frequencies below resonance, any sealed speaker will exhibit flat response below where one-half the reproduced wavelength is larger than the car. This is because the air in front of the speaker behaves like a linear spring and offsets the air trapped inside the speaker box. Forces acting on both sides of the cone affecting movement are equal but opposite. This holds true as long as the car is sealed and the excursion limits of the speaker are not exceeded. If the system resonance is close to the frequency where this starts to happen the results can be very impressive.


The Infinity Beta does this very well and the results of in-car measurements can be seen in fig. 2. Except for a small dip at 70 Hz caused by an anti-node inside the car, the response is to say the least, very extended. One watt in car sensitivity was 101 dB and maximum output below 80 Hz was 117 dB with 100 watts of power. Linearity curves were very good all the way up to 300 watts where the output began to compress below about 40 Hz. The system's resonant frequency was measured at 66 Hz where the impedance rose to 140 ohms. The average impedance of this 4-ohm rated speaker from 20 to 80 Hz was 17 ohms. The out-of-car response can be seen in fig. 1. Output peaked at 95 Hz and rolled off below this at a rate of 12 dB per octave, as is normal behavior for a sealed box system."

Links to graphs:
http://web.archive.org/web/19990422114718/www.carsound.com/reviews/infinitytest.html
http://web.archive.org/web/19990422114718/www.carsound.com/reviews/infinitytest.html

Spooney
02-17-2012, 08:47 AM
I remember reading that review when it was new. Always drooled over these things back in the day. Would love to give them a shot but the price puts me out of the game. Good luck with your sale though man.

5.3bowtie
02-17-2012, 09:51 AM
Anyway you would split the beta's up? I might could squeeze one in but dont have room for both. they would go great with my beta six's :D

go_go_thrash
02-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Sure, be happy to split them up, hit me up with a PM we will figure out some details.

Dirtrider4eva
02-17-2012, 10:32 AM
sell my that jbl gto?

go_go_thrash
02-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Those are just the boxes I plan to ship the Betas in, don't actually have the GTO's.

Jroo
02-17-2012, 10:50 AM
Still some of the best sounding speakers I have ever heard. From the subs to the mids and tweeters, BETA was incredible. It upsets me so much to see how far off Inifinity is compared to products that had in the 80's and 90's

go_go_thrash
02-17-2012, 04:30 PM
Isn't it funny? How this used to mean something:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/Rational/kickerusa.png
Now you rarely, if ever, see that.

It seems this has gone the same way.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/Rational/betajapan.png

I use a lot of things made in China/Korea/Taiwan, but for the most part when it comes to car audio I stick with US, Japan, and Europe when I can. Which probably explains my fascination with old school gear. This is how I know I am old, they just don't make em like they used to.



Still some of the best sounding speakers I have ever heard. From the subs to the mids and tweeters, BETA was incredible. It upsets me so much to see how far off Inifinity is compared to products that had in the 80's and 90's

5.3bowtie
02-17-2012, 05:10 PM
PM sent

go_go_thrash
02-19-2012, 05:00 PM
Ttt

texasman1973
02-20-2012, 01:08 AM
hey your pm is full

go_go_thrash
02-20-2012, 01:23 AM
Sorry cleaned out now.

go_go_thrash
02-21-2012, 07:42 PM
up

go_go_thrash
02-23-2012, 10:48 PM
up

DoesDad
02-23-2012, 10:55 PM
You got a pm.

go_go_thrash
02-24-2012, 07:10 PM
Sale pending on the IDQ's

go_go_thrash
02-24-2012, 10:49 PM
IDQ's SOLD

go_go_thrash
02-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Betas sold on Ebay, Thread closed!