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HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 04:13 PM
OK so I just got my HU about 3 weeks ago which is a Pioneer AVH-X2500BT double din touch screen and now It's time to get my front stage. My budget is $400 and I want to get the best 6'5" comp set and 2 channel amp to power them possible for the money.
To help you guys make suggestions I can tell you what I'm looking for. I want my tweet to be a silk or softdome tweet cause I like my highs warm and not harsh. I want really good midbass response out of the 6.5. I listen to rock ( all kinds form classic to metal ) hip-hop, dubstep, pretty much all types of music except country. I would like to give my comps about 75-100 watts rms per side. All help and recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
Oh and btw, My buddy had a bunch of dynamat extreme he never used and is going to give it to me so I will be using it to dampen the doors so I get the best midbass and clean response possible.

trumpet
07-20-2013, 04:43 PM
What I recommend for good midbass(providing the doors are at least deadened and sealed to the inner panel) is CDT components, or possibly a set by JBL. Either way you will get silk dome tweeters like you requested. If you would please pm me I'll be able to give you some details.

Dextar
07-20-2013, 04:45 PM
I'd probably go with this:
Kicker DX300.2 (11DX300.2) 2-Channel Car Amplifier (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_29815_Kicker-DX300.2-11DX300.2.html) - Amp
Image Dynamics CTX-6.5cs (CTX 65 CS) 6.5" CTX Component Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22330_Image-Dynamics-CTX-6.5cs.html) - Components


From what I've been able to find, people seem to really love the ID's. I switched from the SPR-60C to the ID on my build list.

HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 05:05 PM
What I recommend for good midbass(providing the doors are at least deadened and sealed to the inner panel) is CDT components, or possibly a set by JBL. Either way you will get silk dome tweeters like you requested. If you would please pm me I'll be able to give you some details.

Yeah I have been doing some research and think I have narrowed it down to this amp cause it's extremely cheap and I always liked arc audio amps...
The amp will be the Arc Audio FD2100 ( 50X2 rms at 4 ohms ) It's only $99
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-6855-fd-2100-arc-audio-2-channel-190-watt-amplifier.aspx

Each of you guys has mentioned a comp set I have been doing research on and I think I have narrowed it down to one of these 3 sets with the Arc amp to power them at 50x2 rms.

1= CDT Audio, COM 626CR with rear fill speakers $199
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-9794-com-626cr-cdt-audio-65-component-set-and-65-rear-fill-speakers-com626cr.aspx

2= Image Dynamics CTX65CS $169.99
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-6201-ctx65cs-image-dynamics-65-component-speaker-system.aspx

3= Morel Maximo 6.5" $169.99
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-10022-maximo-6-morel-65-2-way-component-speaker-system.aspx

Looks like all 3 sets are similar. I think any would do quite well with 50 watts rms a side.

I like the CDT's cause you get the free rear fill speakers and the croosovers seem to be the best of the 3.

I like the ID set cause the midrange / midbass 6.5 just looks nasty! Looks like this set can handle the most power.

I don't know bout the Morel set except there home audio stuff is fantastic.

Thoughts on these 3 sets with 50x2 rms per side?

I know this is about $100 under the budget I listed but that just puts $100 towards my sub(s)+amp later on!!!

Dextar
07-20-2013, 05:11 PM
Might be a little underpowered, I'm buying the ID CTX65CS and the CTX-69 and running them off an NVX 800w 4 channel amp giving each speaker roughly 125w each and I was considering making the jump to 150w for each since I can buy a 900w amp for cheaper!

Just remember, the ID's have a 2 3/4" mounting depth so they are pretty deep but supposedly with enough power they can pound. I'll be buying all of my stuff early September so if you pick yours up before I do, please let me know what you go with and how it sounds!

HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 05:12 PM
What I recommend for good midbass(providing the doors are at least deadened and sealed to the inner panel) is CDT components, or possibly a set by JBL. Either way you will get silk dome tweeters like you requested. If you would please pm me I'll be able to give you some details.

I am going to use dynamat extreme in the doors and plenty of it. Can you explain what you mean by sealed to the inner panel? Thanks for your help so far.

mylows10
07-20-2013, 05:12 PM
I have a new set of cdt hd 61 components and a new cadence amp for 330 shipped if interested

naughtyca
07-20-2013, 05:13 PM
Yeah I have been doing some research and think I have narrowed it down to this amp cause it's extremely cheap and I always liked arc audio amps...
The amp will be the Arc Audio FD2100 ( 50X2 rms at 4 ohms ) It's only $99
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-6855-fd-2100-arc-audio-2-channel-190-watt-amplifier.aspx

Each of you guys has mentioned a comp set I have been doing research on and I think I have narrowed it down to one of these 3 sets with the Arc amp to power them at 50x2 rms.

1= CDT Audio, COM 626CR with rear fill speakers $199
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-9794-com-626cr-cdt-audio-65-component-set-and-65-rear-fill-speakers-com626cr.aspx

2= Image Dynamics CTX65CS $169.99
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-6201-ctx65cs-image-dynamics-65-component-speaker-system.aspx

3= Morel Maximo 6.5" $169.99
https://www.woofersetc.com/p-10022-maximo-6-morel-65-2-way-component-speaker-system.aspx

Looks like all 3 sets are similar. I think any would do quite well with 50 watts rms a side.

I like the CDT's cause you get the free rear fill speakers and the croosovers seem to be the best of the 3.

I like the ID set cause the midrange / midbass 6.5 just looks nasty! Looks like this set can handle the most power.

I don't know bout the Morel set except there home audio stuff is fantastic.

Thoughts on these 3 sets with 50x2 rms per side?

I know this is about $100 under the budget I listed but that just puts $100 towards my sub(s)+amp later on!!!

you might need more power than that 50w per channel amp

HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 05:16 PM
Might be a little underpowered, I'm buying the ID CTX65CS and the CTX-69 and running them off an NVX 800w 4 channel amp giving each speaker roughly 125w each and I was considering making the jump to 150w for each since I can buy a 900w amp for cheaper!

Just remember, the ID's have a 2 3/4" mounting depth so they are pretty deep but supposedly with enough power they can pound. I'll be buying all of my stuff early September so if you pick yours up before I do, please let me know what you go with and how it sounds!


You know what, maybe I should just go ahead and spend an extra $100 and get it right. I found the Crossfire C3 102 Mini for 199 and it does 100x2 rms.

1st off, is this Crossfire amp quality? They used to be pretty good back when I was into car audio 6-7 yrs ago. 2nd, can all 3 of these sets handle 100x2 rms? I know the ID's can but the Morels and CDT's call for less than that and I really don't wanna blow my speakers!

mylows10
07-20-2013, 05:18 PM
My cadence is 150 rms x 4 at 4 ohms

naughtyca
07-20-2013, 05:25 PM
i would go with mylows he is a good guy and been here forever and always online to answer all your questions, and i can vouch for him, he wont screw you

HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 05:26 PM
I have a new set of cdt hd 61 components and a new cadence amp for 330 shipped if interested

I won't be buying my comps+amp for another 2 weeks when I get my next pay check. If you still have them then I will PM you for more info. Are those both bnib?

HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 05:27 PM
That's really good to know. Wow, the CDT HD set would be really nice! Those have to be better than any of the other 3 sets I would imagine for the money?

trumpet
07-20-2013, 05:31 PM
I am going to use dynamat extreme in the doors and plenty of it. Can you explain what you mean by sealed to the inner panel? Thanks for your help so far.

The way some people do this is a very cheap solution, which is to get thick weather strip foam and stick that all around the edge of the midrange speaker. This is recreating the seal you find on some factory speaker brackets. It forces the sound to go through the grille instead of having some sound get wasted and add to vibrations in the door panel.

The CDT set I recommend is HD-61A. I can bundle this with a 2-channel amp that makes 115W RMS with money left over. The speakers will handle that power and more, depending on the high pass filter. I have the factory warranty to offer on everything I sell, and the speakers and amp are in stock at the store I work at.

HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the info. I will for sure look into dong that on whichever set I go with. What amp would be paired with the HD set? Also I would like to set my crossover at about 100hzup maybe even as low as 80. Could the CDT Hd's handle that with 115x2? Again, I won't be making my purchase in the Friday after next when I get my check. I am already getting some great offers and will consider all and use this 2 weeks to get max research in. Thanks again and look forward to talking to and possibly doing business with you in the near future!

HoovaDeuce 82
07-20-2013, 05:50 PM
Good news. Off to hear the Image Dynamics CTX comps at a local audio shop. Gotta get there quick though before they close!

Dextar
07-20-2013, 06:08 PM
Ooo you lucky duck! Please let me know how they sound! Keep in mind whatever set you hear WILL sound different in a car.

DonH
07-20-2013, 06:44 PM
Image i2300 with some ID CTX65cs

pm me if you are interested

HoovaDeuce 82
07-21-2013, 05:06 AM
Ooo you lucky duck! Please let me know how they sound! Keep in mind whatever set you hear WILL sound different in a car.

Yeah I didn't make it in time. Gonna go monday however I'm now considering going with an active setup using Vifa tweets and Sundown audio NEOPRO 6.5" Midrange's and a good 4 channel amp putting out around 50x4 rms. I have alot of questions about how to get this done actually which I will ask about soon.

HoovaDeuce 82
07-21-2013, 05:07 AM
What I recommend for good midbass(providing the doors are at least deadened and sealed to the inner panel) is CDT components, or possibly a set by JBL. Either way you will get silk dome tweeters like you requested. If you would please pm me I'll be able to give you some details.

Is this what you mean by sealing the doors? ( link below )

*Cheap Fix* Improve Mid Bass and SQ in your car! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxCpUUB5fDI)

Jeffdachef
07-21-2013, 07:34 AM
You'd actually have to use your dynamat extreme to cover the inside layer of the door along wit the outside layer. That video just shows him doing the outside layer covering up the holes and gaps.