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PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 05:09 PM
If you had $2000 to spend on a front stage, including amps, midbass, mids, tweeters or just running a standard 2 way, what would you buy?

ciaonzo
02-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Any type of install restrictions?

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 05:24 PM
Any type of install restrictions?

I'd say limit your fiberglassing and no extreme modifications such as installing horns in the dash or something similar lol

ciaonzo
02-03-2013, 05:31 PM
My ultimate 2way would be comprised of these two drivers, crossed gently somewhere around 150hz-250hz between the two. I'd probably run them on a couple Audison HR100's, lol.

http://www.eadsweden.com/shop/17596/art45/8372645-6485a9-EAD_E60_v1.2.pdf

http://motusaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/UH205PW1-Spec-Sheet-7-2012.pdf

ciaonzo
02-03-2013, 05:33 PM
Think I probably just went over budget, lol.

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Think I probably just went over budget, lol.

lolol I think so hahah

Dtrom
02-03-2013, 05:48 PM
Honestly... JL audio C5 components would come to mind here. Not a jl fan by any means, but those comps are pretty awesome

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 05:49 PM
Honestly... JL audio C5 components would come to mind here. Not a jl fan by any means, but those comps are pretty awesome

.... You have $2000 and you choose JL, not even their top line, but the C5...

Dtrom
02-03-2013, 05:55 PM
.... You have $2000 and you choose JL, not even their top line, but the C5...

Hey I didn't choose jl yet! But I'd definately consider the C5s yes. Or the ZR...

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 06:03 PM
Hey I didn't choose jl yet! But I'd definately consider the C5s yes. Or the ZR...

Honestly, I have a few different routes I would take.

I would love to use:

Micro Precision component set.

Audible Physics new 3 way set.

PHD Studio component set.

Bettr n' Revrse
02-03-2013, 06:19 PM
Honestly, I have a few different routes I would take.

I would love to use:

Micro Precision component set.

Audible Physics new 3 way set.

PHD Studio component set.

I need to look into audible

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 06:20 PM
I need to look into audible

Extremely nice!!!

Dtrom
02-03-2013, 06:21 PM
Honestly, I have a few different routes I would take.

I would love to use:

Micro Precision component set.

Audible Physics new 3 way set.

PHD Studio component set.

Only one I recognize is PHD! I bet it's all great tho you seem to know your audioz

audiobaun
02-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Id prob, look at getting a Beyma set up,with,an older Linear amp

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 06:27 PM
Only one I recognize is PHD! I bet it's all great tho you seem to know your audioz

lol you should check out Audible physics and and micro precision look awesome!

audiobaun
02-03-2013, 07:16 PM
Hertz Hi Energy HSK 163 Brand New with Warranty New Model 8018823089463 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HERTZ-HI-ENERGY-HSK-163-BRAND-NEW-WITH-WARRANTY-NEW-MODEL-/130831480429?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1e7629f66d)
A friend of mine was running a set of Hertz,I think he went with the MLK series, and a DynaAudio tweet.The Hertz do sound fantastic from what I listened to

Bettr n' Revrse
02-03-2013, 07:19 PM
Hertz Hi Energy HSK 163 Brand New with Warranty New Model 8018823089463 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HERTZ-HI-ENERGY-HSK-163-BRAND-NEW-WITH-WARRANTY-NEW-MODEL-/130831480429?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1e7629f66d)
A friend of mine was running a set of Hertz,I think he went with the MLK series, and a DynaAudio tweet.The Hertz do sound fantastic from what I listened to

I havent been very impressed with them

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 07:20 PM
Hertz Hi Energy HSK 163 Brand New with Warranty New Model 8018823089463 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HERTZ-HI-ENERGY-HSK-163-BRAND-NEW-WITH-WARRANTY-NEW-MODEL-/130831480429?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1e7629f66d)
A friend of mine was running a set of Hertz,I think he went with the MLK series, and a DynaAudio tweet.The Hertz do sound fantastic from what I listened to
I think Hertz do the job well, but from what a few reviews online say, comparable PHD products outdo them :fyi: lol

I would love to give dyn a try eventually as well.

audiobaun
02-03-2013, 07:26 PM
Hertz ml 3PA Mille ml 280 ml 700 ml 1600 MLCX 2 TM 6 5" 3 Way Component Speakers | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HERTZ-ML-3PA-MILLE-ML-280-ML-700-ML-1600-MLCX-2-TM-6-5-3-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/130800028685?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1e744a0c0d&vxp=mtr)
These are what he was running,and swapped to the MLK series..They sounded very,very nice.I think he was using a Gladden amp on them,250x2.Sounded fantastic while sitting in there.he has changed up since, and I havent heard his latest set up.I havent heard the PHD as of yet.Ill bet they sound pretty nice as well:D

PHD - USA
02-03-2013, 07:29 PM
Hertz ml 3PA Mille ml 280 ml 700 ml 1600 MLCX 2 TM 6 5" 3 Way Component Speakers | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/HERTZ-ML-3PA-MILLE-ML-280-ML-700-ML-1600-MLCX-2-TM-6-5-3-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/130800028685?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1e744a0c0d&vxp=mtr)
These are what he was running,and swapped to the MLK series..They sounded very,very nice.I think he was using a Gladden amp on them,250x2.Sounded fantastic while sitting in there.he has changed up since, and I havent heard his latest set up.I havent heard the PHD as of yet.Ill bet they sound pretty nice as well:D

For that price, I know there is better out there hahaha =P

Bettr n' Revrse
02-03-2013, 07:32 PM
Ya for that Id have a lot better drivers

OnYrMrk
02-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Honestly, I have a few different routes I would take.

I would love to use:

Micro Precision component set.

Audible Physics new 3 way set.

PHD Studio component set.

I have the MicroPrecision 5 Series 2 way with the MKII tweeter, and I am giving them up for the Studio Component set from PHD.

FB6.1Neo Studio coupled with either the AF1ctw or the 1.Studio tweeter. We will see.

Systems I have used in the past:

USD Waveguides with Orion 6MB
Focal K3P
Focal KRx3
Dynaudio Mw182/Mw152/MD102
MicroPrecision 5 Series
Awaiting on my PHD studio component set from Italy.

wickedwitt
02-05-2013, 12:24 PM
I would do a nice set of 2 ways honestly and get a very nice, very large mutli-channel to over power them to keep them clean.

ThatChevyGuy
02-05-2013, 12:36 PM
i would cheap out on the front stage and run pyle pro 6.5s and two titanium tweeters on some old school 4 channel. And spend the rest on basssssss

shadow
06-16-2013, 07:13 PM
back from the dead...
How do you know what he paid for them??? LOLOL....
For that price, I know there is better out there hahaha =P

PHD - USA
06-16-2013, 07:34 PM
back from the dead...
How do you know what he paid for them??? LOLOL....

Because he linked me to an eBay ad...

shadow
06-16-2013, 08:37 PM
I see, but thats that not where his friend got them...
Just give'n ya a hard time Bro... :)


Because he linked me to an eBay ad...

ewoevo
07-03-2013, 10:56 PM
@ge_off_me, I should've never PMed you, lol! Mike is working with me, & for $2K, this is what I'm thinking: PHD AF 1.1 tweets, AF 4.1 m/b, FB 6.1 m/b pros, PHD 2200 (on the 6.1's) and PHD 4075 (on the other speakers).

jar1zx
07-03-2013, 11:14 PM
I had a set of JL top of line comps back in the day and they sounded real nice. They lasted 3 rides too. Lol
Morel, hertz,diamond hex,JL and there is just so many great comps out now its hard to list them all
I would focuse more on amp and HU and try to get the cleanest signal to amp and best sounding amp possible. A good amp will make crap speakers sound better and I tend to like old school amps better for my mids and highs. Find ya a good working PPI power class made back in 98-2000 and you can't go wrong. I still like silk dome tweets.
I need to update my front stage in my signature. I've changed all that out
Or get a really tuff set of mids and go active with crossovers. It's just crazy on how many choices that's out

PHD - USA
07-04-2013, 01:02 AM
I had a set of JL top of line comps back in the day and they sounded real nice. They lasted 3 rides too. Lol
Morel, hertz,diamond hex,JL and there is just so many great comps out now its hard to list them all
I would focuse more on amp and HU and try to get the cleanest signal to amp and best sounding amp possible. A good amp will make crap speakers sound better and I tend to like old school amps better for my mids and highs. Find ya a good working PPI power class made back in 98-2000 and you can't go wrong. I still like silk dome tweets.
I need to update my front stage in my signature. I've changed all that out
Or get a really tuff set of mids and go active with crossovers. It's just crazy on how many choices that's out

I feel a lot of the technology today has surpassed many of the amps made previously. Like a new Zuki amp I would take any day over the older PPI power series amps, not saying they are bad, I have owned many. Just that as far as sq goes the Zuki has it.

Also, toss PHD in there on your speaker list =P

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@ge_off_me, I should've never PMed you, lol! Mike is working with me, & for $2K, this is what I'm thinking: PHD AF 1.1 tweets, AF 4.1 m/b, FB 6.1 m/b pros, PHD 2200 (on the 6.1's) and PHD 4075 (on the other speakers).

I would be jealous!

jar1zx
07-04-2013, 02:21 AM
[QUOTE=ge_off_me;8426910]I feel a lot of the technology today has surpassed many of the amps made previously. Like a new Zuki amp I would take any day over the older PPI power series amps, not saying they are bad, I have owned many. Just that as far as sq goes the Zuki has it.

Also, toss PHD in there on your speaker list =P[COLOR="Silver"]

Like I said there are so many good comps out right now it's hard to name them all. I just threw a few names out
I will agree that subs, mono amps, radios that are made today are better than old school stuff
But I haven't had good luck with newer amps for mids n highs
Never listen to a Zuki but if it does better than 110db snr and 500 damping factor I would love to try it

jar1zx
07-04-2013, 02:23 AM
My ppi is about worn out lol. But after 15 years I guess it has the right to be

PHD - USA
07-04-2013, 02:58 AM
[QUOTE=ge_off_me;8426910]I feel a lot of the technology today has surpassed many of the amps made previously. Like a new Zuki amp I would take any day over the older PPI power series amps, not saying they are bad, I have owned many. Just that as far as sq goes the Zuki has it.

Also, toss PHD in there on your speaker list =P[COLOR="Silver"]

Like I said there are so many good comps out right now it's hard to name them all. I just threw a few names out
I will agree that subs, mono amps, radios that are made today are better than old school stuff
But I haven't had good luck with newer amps for mids n highs
Never listen to a Zuki but if it does better than 110db snr and 500 damping factor I would love to try it

I disagree with the radio statement. I use a Clarion DRZ-9255 in my competition sq car.

Zuki amps are very sweet indeed. I love mine and if you go on DIYMA, they love theirs as well lol

jar1zx
07-04-2013, 03:22 AM
[QUOTE=ge_off_me;8426952][QUOTE=jar1zx;8426933]

I disagree with the radio statement. I use a Clarion DRZ-9255 in my competition sq car.

My HU isn't the best sq but I can watch Netflix,Hulu, and anything else off the net going down the road.I remember older decks I had I was thrilled that they could change colors or play a small clip over and over again. So in that aspect the newer radios beat the h3ll out of the older ones. I've had some sq HU's and the sound this pioneer 8500 does isn't that bad+ web browser,GPS,play games using touch screen. Pull up weather, play my pics and vids on screen, check Facebook, turn on phones camera and it shows on screen of deck, hook up a hard drive for days of songs and vids,Backup cam, list goes on and on so this new radio beats any old school deck I had in the past hands down!
I haven't checked on this deck but I think pioneer is still 98db snr with 4 volt pre outs. I will admit a 115-118db snr old school HU with 8volt pre outs will sound a lil better but god the things I can do with this radio is worth the lil give up of sq

ewoevo
07-04-2013, 12:47 PM
@ge_off_me, how would you rate the Zuki amps, as far as SQ goes? Like I said, Mike is helping me put a system together, but didn't mention the Zuki amps. I don't have any experience with them either.

04murdalanche
07-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Probably a Dynaudio 3 way, zed Levi for power, 99prs, or 80prs, loved it when I had it, I think the 99 and 3 ways by themselves would put me over lmao

PHD - USA
07-04-2013, 08:42 PM
Probably a Dynaudio 3 way, zed Levi for power, 99prs, or 80prs, loved it when I had it, I think the 99 and 3 ways by themselves would put me over lmao

That's why you get something better and cheaper =P Like PHD AF 6.3 components.

04murdalanche
07-04-2013, 08:43 PM
That's why you get something better and cheaper =P Like PHD AF 6.3 components.
Would rather go with something I've heard. If you were local if love to give yours a listen and mayne I'd be converted lol

PHD - USA
07-04-2013, 08:49 PM
Would rather go with something I've heard. If you were local if love to give yours a listen and mayne I'd be converted lol

There is a guy on team PHD near you, he is also a legend in the competition circuit. His name is Joe Wallis. If you would like, I'm sure he would love to meet up at some point!

04murdalanche
07-04-2013, 08:51 PM
There is a guy on team PHD near you, he is also a legend in the competition circuit. His name is Joe Wallis. If you would like, I'm sure he would love to meet up at some point!

Where's he located?

PHD - USA
07-04-2013, 08:53 PM
Where's he located?

Moore, Oklahoma

04murdalanche
07-04-2013, 08:55 PM
Moore, Oklahoma
That's close to where I go to school but I'm at home in Dallas for the summer lol

PHD - USA
07-04-2013, 08:56 PM
That's close to where I go to school but I'm at home in Dallas for the summer lol

Ahhh lol. Well when you get back to school, hit him up on facebook and give him an add.