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SloFaust
11-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Well they don't exactly stink but they are not worth the price tag! I have a pair of Focal K2 Power 165 KR's. They are excellent for music like Skrillex and vocal track's but not a fan of how they sound with rock or rap. Lower volumes are not much to right home about either.
I am looking to replace these 6.5" component's with something else, better, and CHEAPER! Any idea's? Was thinking about the Hertz Hi-Energy 6.5" component's.

bhsdriller
11-08-2012, 06:17 PM
how are they installed...what kind of power?

skylineTT
11-08-2012, 06:18 PM
how are they installed...what kind of power?

dat

SloFaust
11-08-2012, 10:34 PM
I have them hooked to a JL Audio Slash 300/4v2 in bridged mode with the gain down to push them at around 90 watt rms. Like I said with certain music genres they are awesome but lacking on other's. I have the Focal K2 130 KRC's that I think sound way better across a wider range. So I don't know?

Falcons
11-08-2012, 10:36 PM
im guessing you do not have the doors completely sealed.

gckless
11-08-2012, 10:40 PM
Yep, guessing your install STINKS!

SloFaust
11-08-2012, 10:42 PM
I have them mounted in my large E-250 van solid walnut panel where the LCD is located. There is actually a sealed padded compartment behind each speaker. I thought I might need a signal processor for the large area I am dealing with but I am not sure.

SloFaust
11-08-2012, 10:46 PM
It is sealed tight trust me!

skylineTT
11-08-2012, 10:48 PM
Still gonna doubt that the install is correct. lol K2's definitely sound awesome with the right install.

mlstrass
11-09-2012, 02:37 AM
They just might not have the sound you like. I heard a set of K2's with the upgrade kit several years ago, wasn't impressed at all for, especially for the money he spent.

I always recommend that people listen to speakers before making a purchase vs getting feedback on websites. Nobody can tell you what your ears like.

What exactly doesn't sound right about them? Might be able to do some tweaking to get them sounding better...

subzero
11-09-2012, 02:56 AM
post pics. what are you looking to do? what k2 set do you have?

subzero
11-09-2012, 04:08 AM
I have them hooked to a JL Audio Slash 300/4v2 in bridged mode with the gain down to push them at around 90 watt rms. Like I said with certain music genres they are awesome but lacking on other's. I have the Focal K2 130 KRC's that I think sound way better across a wider range. So I don't know?

2-way external crossover with 3 tweeter levels, 2 tweeter slopes, and 2 midrange level settings
2-ohm impedance
power range: 6-80 watts RMS (160 watts peak power)frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz

These things I put in red are the reason you are having issues. Likely giving too much power and way below recomemded freq response...

SloFaust
11-12-2012, 02:38 AM
They just sound flat and not as crisp as I would like at times. I don't want a bright/harsh sound either. My ear's are just saying they should be better.

SloFaust
11-12-2012, 02:41 AM
@Subzero they are the K2 Power 165KR 6.5's.

Bettr n' Revrse
11-12-2012, 02:49 AM
Hat

SloFaust
11-12-2012, 02:51 AM
There are two installer's close to me and one is seems flaky to me and the other shoot's down any equipment as "Not as good as what we carry". I could suggest or ask about the top rated equipment and if it's not what the shop can make the most money from then it's crap! So I am hesitant to use either shop to solve this issue!