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black_sedan
06-09-2012, 09:27 PM
I just picked up a set of Rainbow SLC 6.5 3-Way components. How do I verify the set is authentic? What are the tell tale signs of fake ones? Thanks!

Gary S
06-12-2012, 03:14 PM
I've heard of Focal fakes, but I don't know why anybody would make knock offs of Rainbow, I did not know they were that well known.

DoesDad
06-12-2012, 03:28 PM
Why are you concerned? Were they suspiciously cheap? Buy em' from a swap meet?

snoopdan
06-12-2012, 03:39 PM
Does the pope **** in the woods?

Buck
06-12-2012, 03:52 PM
Post up pics.

quackhead
06-12-2012, 06:31 PM
I just picked up a set of Rainbow SLC 6.5 3-Way components. How do I verify the set is authentic? What are the tell tale signs of fake ones? Thanks!

why? do they sound like crap?

black_sedan
06-13-2012, 01:12 AM
Why are you concerned? Were they suspiciously cheap? Buy em' from a swap meet?

Got them off eBay. They weren't too cheap. They were priced ok.


why? do they sound like crap?

Haven't installed the set yet.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2i6jpk5.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/6huru0.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/mhqzo2.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/350vvj6.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/350vvj6.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/14jrtlk.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/2z5jepf.jpg

mylows10
06-13-2012, 01:31 AM
they could be unless bought from woofers etc.

Bettr n' Revrse
06-13-2012, 01:35 AM
They look fine though...

quackhead
06-13-2012, 01:36 AM
hook them up and take them for a long drive, if they don't sound like they are supposed to, take them back!

pinoy2o9
06-13-2012, 02:41 AM
those look like the real deal. who did u buy the set from by chance?

black_sedan
06-13-2012, 04:40 PM
This is my first Rainbow setup. I wouldn't know how the real deal sounds. lol.

Here's the link to the seller. They also have more Rainbow items for sale.
scorpionqueen79 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/scorpionqueen79/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686)

quackhead
06-13-2012, 04:56 PM
This is my first Rainbow setup. I wouldn't know how the real deal sounds. lol.

Here's the link to the seller. They also have more Rainbow items for sale.
scorpionqueen79 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/scorpionqueen79/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686)
LOL...that's what I was getting at, if you like the way they sound then it don't really matter. Did you see something we didn't that sent up red flags besides the seller?

seriously, hook em up and if they sound like you got your money's worth, keep them and don't look back. but if you do not think they sound like $350 ought to...ship em back!..lol I quit dealing with ebay a long time ago.