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Brock79
08-15-2012, 11:33 AM
I'm gonna replace my components in my 04 Cobra. Looking for 6.5 components. I caught a lot of flack for going with all JL in my Edge, so now im gonna be open to new ideas for the Cobra. Looking for something comparable to the JL ZR series in sound if not better. Not sure if anything in this price range will fit the bill, but hopefully something will. Gonna run them off the stock Mach1 amps in the car. I rarely drive this car and not looking to replace the amps, the HU is a pioneer, gotta go get the model # later, can't remember it right now. THe current component system is an old school set of MB Quartz before they were bought out, One of the woofers are starting to go.

shpatb
08-15-2012, 12:04 PM
2 PAIR Boston Acoustics Z6 2-Way 6.5" Componet Speakers | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PAIR-Boston-Acoustics-Z6-2-Way-6-5-Componet-Speakers-/160864834193?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item25744a9291)

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nvm one of the tweeters are damaged...

Flex68
08-15-2012, 12:07 PM
Mid- to upper-end offerings from Hybrid Audio Technologies (HAT), Morel, Focal, Dynaudio, Boston Acoustics (as was already mentioned), just to name a handful of respected mfgs.... all would likely have to be used to fit into your budget, tho

OmegaBunny
08-15-2012, 12:16 PM
SEAS or VIFA tweets and some silver flute mids?

Imagine I61-2V2 6.5" Component / Coaxial Speaker Set - 12v Electronics (http://store.12velectronics.com/imagine-i61-2v2-6-5-component-coaxial-speaker-set/)

Unity U61-2 6.5" 2-way Component Speaker System - 12v Electronics (http://store.12velectronics.com/unity-u61-2-6-5-2-way-component-speaker-system/)

WoofersEtc.com - MSS630 - McIntosh 6.5" 2-Way Sound Quality Component System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-9358-mss630-mcintosh-65-2-way-sound-quality-component-system.aspx)

WoofersEtc.com - CS 265 X-Plain Pro - Rainbow 6.5" Component System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-7194-cs-265-x-plain-pro-rainbow-65-component-system.aspx)

WoofersEtc.com - 165VR - Focal 6.5" Polyglass Component Speakers (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-6055-165vr-focal-65-polyglass-component-speakers.aspx)

WoofersEtc.com - PRO60SE - Boston Acoustics 6.5" 2-way PRO Series Component System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-7526-pro60se-boston-acoustics-65-2-way-pro-series-component-system.aspx)

DoesDad
08-15-2012, 12:24 PM
I've heard the Focal Poly's recently in an audio shop here in Tulsa. The owner has them installed in his car. He's only got that little KTP Alpine amp on them.They are fantastic! I've heard people say they seem bright but to me they sounded perfect. Been saving up for a set ever since....

Brock79
08-15-2012, 01:41 PM
How are the morel maximo's? And also does anyone know how hertz and focal lineups go from top to bottom? I was also looking at a set of rainbows as well.

Alrojoca
08-15-2012, 01:56 PM
+2 Focals efficient no high power needed

Brock79
08-15-2012, 03:03 PM
I heard the polyglass sounded tinny or metallic though. Anyone on here have them?

shpatb
08-15-2012, 03:12 PM
How are the morel maximo's? And also does anyone know how hertz and focal lineups go from top to bottom? I was also looking at a set of rainbows as well.

I have the maximo's for the rear 6.5 in co-axle variant, they sound good for what I paid for them.

OmegaBunny
08-15-2012, 03:14 PM
Well its hard to say really what sounds good to you may sound like crap to someone else. Also the show room is a hard place to listen to a set of speakers and know what they really sound like because the soundboard in a show room is totally different than a car. I happen to like my tweets that have a slightly tinny sound to them but it might not be for everyone. When I first hooked them up they were way too bright back after breaking them in and adjusting the I love the way they sound. Really you just need to pick a pair and read reviews, if it doesn't seem like they wold be right for you, review a different set.

zako
08-15-2012, 03:24 PM
Here is an old discussion about Hertz HSK 165XL vs Focal Polyglass 165 V 30 (http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/technical-advanced-car-audio-discussion/83653-please-help-hertz-hsk-165xl-vs-focal-polyglass-165-v-30-a.html). It seems like Hertz gets more votes.

Brock79
08-15-2012, 03:53 PM
How about focal kx2 165? I believe the letters are correct.

Alrojoca
08-15-2012, 04:05 PM
I am not familiar with the Match 1 amp, sounds like a car factory amp?

I would assume that amp will deliver no more than 50 watts per channel therefore you need efficient speakers of 92 db spl or higher, any speaker in the 400-500 dollar range is going to need good power. One set in the price range that is on sale at SE and may be similar if not superior to the Hertz HSK and the Focal 165v 30 is the DLS Ultimate UP6i, the only issue is they need at least 100 quality watts for the best sound, same thing goes for the HSK and the 165V, maybe the focals not so much but over 60 watts.

I know the lower end Hertz DSK and ESK, will sound better with less power, I heard the DSK with a 40 watt amp and they even sounded better than the most expensive ones at the shop, if that amp had 100 watts rms it would have been a different story. Thing to keep in mind expensive speakers only mean better sound if you give them the power they need. Hertz sells a lot speakers in Europe made to be a direct factory replacement needing no amp, DSK and ESK for that purpose.

Another thing to keep in mind is if the speakers sound ok at the shop, they will sound much better in the car assuming they have the right power.

Brock79
08-15-2012, 06:12 PM
I believe the mach1 system is 125 watts rms stock. The dealer list 1000watts total 500 of them to the sub and 500 between the other 4 speakers. Could be 150 per front side.

mylows10
08-15-2012, 06:32 PM
cdt hd 61 a or one of the es models of cdt

Alrojoca
08-15-2012, 07:00 PM
I believe the mach1 system is 125 watts rms stock. The dealer list 1000watts total 500 of them to the sub and 500 between the other 4 speakers. Could be 150 per front side.

If that is the case, then you will not regret with any of the suggestions given here, just be cautious about buying from a place that will not have a factory warranty or at least a 3 month warranty if you are going to spend that kind of money. Also be aware of fake counterfeit sold on Ebay from Malaysia or getting a used pair that was not purchased from a US established vendor.

Good Luck and give us an update of what you get, post pictures and a review of the sound quality!

Brock79
08-15-2012, 07:45 PM
Gonna do some research on the ones posted also anyone ever hear the cdt hu upstage components?

mylows10
08-15-2012, 07:52 PM
most of the cdt components are very nice , even some of the low end cl series. i have a nice set in my truck and they are loud and very clear .they keep up with my bass no problem too.look at my sig thats my system

trumpet
08-15-2012, 08:33 PM
Gonna do some research on the ones posted also anyone ever hear the cdt hu upstage components?

I used to run the CDT CL-62Pro set that comes with UpStage imaging tweeters. With the main tweeters near the mids, which were mounted in the doors down low and forward, and the imaging tweeters at the upper corners of the windshield the sound was brought up above the dash. It was really surprising to hear how much the imaging tweeters raise the sound.

Many of the CDT Audio component sets come with crossovers that are ready to add the imaging tweeters. I think it's worth buying a set that comes with the imaging tweeters, plus they're extremely easy to install.

Brock79
08-19-2012, 05:20 PM
So I have narrowed it down to the Hertz or the DLS Gothia 6.2 or Focal 165 v30 and still considering a CDT set, not sure which one as yet. Leaning towards the DLS Gothia as of now, but I can't sind to many reviews on them.

Alrojoca
08-20-2012, 07:55 PM
If you are going to spend more than $500 maybe you should listen to the HA Clarus first.

zako
08-20-2012, 08:04 PM
Giving a listen is a good idea. For what it's worth, people who heard some of these sets says that Focals V30 and HAT Clarus speakers have comparable type of sound signature, while Hertz HSK165XL is a step above.

shadow
08-20-2012, 08:07 PM
I like my Hertz.... look into some MLK165 -HSK165......

keep_hope_alive
08-21-2012, 08:02 AM
There is a set of Hertz MLK-165 for sale right now in the classifieds that are amazing. For $300 you will not find anything even close to them. They are worth every bit of the $850 they retail for.

Alrojoca
08-21-2012, 01:51 PM
I personally would not buy any used Hertz or Focal speakers unless the seller can provide an original receipt of purchase and the serial number to verify with the manufacturer of the product is genuine. And possibly Deal face to face, unless the seller has a good track and feed back record and is willing to take them back if item is not genuine.

There have been threads on how to spot a fake product, many eBay sellers from Asia selling counterfeit focal and hertz

West
08-21-2012, 01:57 PM
I've heard the Focal Poly's recently in an audio shop here in Tulsa. The owner has them installed in his car. He's only got that little KTP Alpine amp on them.They are fantastic! I've heard people say they seem bright but to me they sounded perfect. Been saving up for a set ever since....

Focals can be bright because they do a better than average job replicating high range frequencies. The amp is important but a HU with a simple EQ can help taylor there preformance to your ears.