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matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 09:34 AM
So, for starters, I've ran a few different brands trying things out but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for (which could be a little far fetched unless you know otherwise).

I like my music loud and clear. I have fiberglassed pods with one 8" and one supertweet (toned down massively) per door. I've used the Pyle Pro, Crescendo (MP series? w/ phase plug), Powerbass 4XL, Memphis Studio Comp, and Soundstream but none have quite provided what I'm looking for. What I want is the loudness of say the Powerbass (using now) which get loud but dont seem to provide as much mid/lower end (~100hz) response and stay clear at the same time. I hear Eminence quite often but what else should be considered?

BTW, I want to keep it one 8" per door and would rather exchange speakers than pods.
If I missed something tell me.

Joseph7195
07-26-2012, 09:41 AM
I have personally heard these:

Cadence Acoustics CVL Series CVL-84MBX, 8" 500 Watt 4 Ohm Midrange (http://www.bestaudiodeals.com/Cadence-CVL-CVL84MBX.html)

Very clear and loud. They have a 2" coil (on an 8" driver) 102db sensitivity, are pretty easy to get down to 60 hz (especially in a fiberglass enclosure that you can change the volume of air space). You can throw up to 350 watts RMS to it and it will take it. I really like these, so I thought it could have been a good suggestion for your application!

Oh, and it is less than $90 each

matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 09:42 AM
Checking those out now. Also, powering the fronts will be a Kicker ZR600.

supermaxx123
07-26-2012, 09:43 AM
Pro audio driver tend to be loud but not get as low as say a home audio driver. Typically because in open space where most pro audio drivers are used they need to be loud and last a long time not typically sound the best. And most venues for low end will have multiple large subs to provide that. How big are your pods?

disturbed471985
07-26-2012, 09:46 AM
Ive heard the 6's in person and may be switching over to them - 2) Crossfire XS M8 8" Hi-Output Mid-Bass Driver Loudspeakers/Loud Speakers 807568308148 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Crossfire-XS-M8-8-Hi-Output-Mid-Bass-Driver-Loudspeakers-Loud-Speakers-/360474931867?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item53edfaf29b&vxp=mtr)

matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Pro audio driver tend to be loud but not get as low as say a home audio driver. Typically because in open space where most pro audio drivers are used they need to be loud and last a long time not typically sound the best. And most venues for low end will have multiple large subs to provide that. How big are your pods?


Ive heard the 6's in person and may be switching over to them - 2) Crossfire XS M8 8" Hi-Output Mid-Bass Driver Loudspeakers/Loud Speakers 807568308148 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Crossfire-XS-M8-8-Hi-Output-Mid-Bass-Driver-Loudspeakers-Loud-Speakers-/360474931867?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item53edfaf29b&vxp=mtr)

Honestly not sure about size of enclosure because it's been a while. I heard a set of those Crossfire 6.5" recently myself and they were waaay underpowered (some tiny dinky Kenwood) so I didn't get much from the experience.

matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Now I do miss my Memphis studio 8"s... they are dirt old and the thin rubber surround started separating from the frame. I wish it was fairly easily fixed because they gave me what I wanted. Things are like 12+ years old.....

Julian
07-26-2012, 09:54 AM
The new Rockford pro audio sounds pretty great and they are priced at a fairly good price not harsh at all

matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 09:56 AM
What personally had the best midrange/loudness output you guys have heard. No hugging your brand just whatever (example : I hate Pyle, but use their PA)

disturbed471985
07-26-2012, 10:06 AM
Honestly not sure about size of enclosure because it's been a while. I heard a set of those Crossfire 6.5" recently myself and they were waaay underpowered (some tiny dinky Kenwood) so I didn't get much from the experience.

The setup I heard was 12 of the 6's ran off a 200.4... It was mean!!! May treat myself to 4 of them this weekend once I get wife her tablet..

matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 10:08 AM
What were they crossed @? (if you remember)

disturbed471985
07-26-2012, 10:16 AM
What were they crossed @? (if you remember)


That I do not know.. I wanna say basscort runs them also he can give u much more details on how low they will play and still stay loud and clear. I plan on crossing mine @ 80hz with a 12db slope but that may change once I play with them.. I dnt need my mids to play down in the 60's but thats just me.

matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 10:17 AM
@basscort

disturbed471985
07-26-2012, 10:22 AM
@basscort

Its basscort2009 but I dnt know how to mention but looks as if u do.

basscort2009
07-26-2012, 10:58 AM
yes i have the xs m6s and they are fantastic. they blew my silver flutes out of the water. there rated at 75 rms and are taking 125 like a champ. play down to 80 htz very nicely and get loud without distortion. crossfire did theyre homework on those mid drivers

disturbed471985
07-26-2012, 11:01 AM
yes i have the xs m6s and they are fantastic. they blew my silver flutes out of the water. there rated at 75 rms and are taking 125 like a champ. play down to 80 htz very nicely and get loud without distortion. crossfire did theyre homework on those mid drivers

Ill be with ya soon..

basscort2009
07-26-2012, 11:04 AM
:)

matt_bennett05
07-26-2012, 12:13 PM
:)

Got a set of 8" you need to get rid of??? :up2somet:

basscort2009
07-26-2012, 02:20 PM
i wish i had 8s. i only have 6s. would love to upsize my pods to fit 8s.

matt_bennett05
07-27-2012, 07:41 AM
i wish i had 8s. i only have 6s. would love to upsize my pods to fit 8s.

I've never once tried fiberglass in my life but I've got a buddy who installed into mine (carpeted over two tone : black / tan) for a killer deal so I couldn't pass it up. Now I need to figure out where to add next in my 02 yukon for some 6.5" just for more midrange up front. Gotta decide between the nendo's or pyle's.

mlstrass
07-27-2012, 08:05 PM
The nendo PWX's have a decent amount of midbass, just did 4 8's per door in a Burban. But I prefer Seleniums as they're much louder/clearer in the midrange area.

wenn_du_weinst
07-27-2012, 08:07 PM
you could at least use good stuff if you insist on pa.
B&C SPEAKERS (http://www.bcspeakers.com/)

quackhead
07-27-2012, 08:31 PM
you could at least use good stuff if you insist on pa.
B&C SPEAKERS (http://www.bcspeakers.com/)

Thank you....this is what I was thinking too....anything but Eminence wanna be copies....geez.

quackhead
07-27-2012, 08:56 PM
Beyma Speakers - Beyma 8BR40 8" speaker - Beyma 8BR40 100 watt 8" woofer for all hi-fi and studio monitor bass speakers. Beyma 8BR40 and other Beyma 8" speakers here. (http://www.usspeaker.com/beyma%208BR40-1.htm)

Eighteen Sound Speakers - Eighteen Sound 8MB400 - Eighteen Sound 8MB400 8" woofer handles 400 watts program. Eighteen Sound 8MB400 8" mid-bass speakers are available here. 18 Sound speaker components. (http://www.usspeaker.com/eighteensound-8MB400-1.htm)

Faital Pro 8FE200 Speakers - Faital Pro 8FE200 mid-bass, bass guitar speaker and woofer 8" speaker. Faital Pro 8FE200 260 watt 8" efficiency of 95dB SPL woofer for all high power mid-bass applications. Fa (http://www.usspeaker.com/faital%20pro%208fe200-1.htm)

RCF L8S800 8" Midbass Speaker 294-828 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=294-828)

Eminence Alpha-8A 8" PA Driver 290-401 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-401)