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Hunter88
09-03-2013, 11:08 PM
Just purchased a very clean 08 taurus sel. Its loaded but the stock stereo and speakers are just terrible. I plan on getting the clarion cz702 or 80prs, not to sure yet. Subs will be (2) SA-8v2s. The 08 taurus is big car with a huge trunk. The cabin in huge as well.

All doors have speakers plus the rear deck 6x9. Ill leave the rears stock and run a nice front stage and subs. I listen to alot of classic rock, rock, rap and some country. I want to keep it passive with nice clarity and good midrange/bass. Going for SQ with some lows.

Looking at:

JBL MS62C
PHD fb 6.1
CDT

Want to spend under 300 for the components. Amp ideas will be considered. The ppi 900.4 for the fronts and a mono amp for the subs. Not sure on what mono to get. Thanks for helping!

Buck
09-03-2013, 11:21 PM
If you don't have a box for the sa-8's yet, I can design or build you one.

Have you looked into HAT Imagines, or any of their speakers?

whitedragon551
09-03-2013, 11:24 PM
I wouldnt even consider CDT based on quality vs. price. Clarion HU and the JBL comps is what I would go with. If you only plan on running passive PHD and the 80PRS is probably over kill. Id take the cash saved there and put it into deadener and doing a full door and trunk treatment to optimize your install.

Hunter88
09-03-2013, 11:30 PM
A design would be what I would need. I should be able to build one. As for the hat speakers, the only thing I can listen to around here are low line mainstream crap. So im going in blind. I did buy some jbl p660c for my girls car and they sound good. But im wanting something more high quality. I want the best bang for buck that will sound natural and good mids. Ill be deadening and sealing the doors and trunk.

Since Im not able to listen to the higher end speakers, Im putting trust here.

FYI, onlinecarstereo says top mounting depth is 4.5"! Front doors. I dont know if that correct or not.

Hunter88
09-03-2013, 11:33 PM
I could run the 80prs with passives correct? Leaning toward the 80 for future builds, once i understand tuning.

mylows10
09-03-2013, 11:33 PM
The cdt are nice. But you'll need to get into the $300 + range. The low end sets are ok but just like most the higher end sets are where the best sound comes from. We at cdt are having a sale all month on 2 and 3 way mc sets just a FYI

Hunter88
09-03-2013, 11:37 PM
I appreciate that, but im leaning towards the JBL or PHD. I know the phd are italian made gems, craftsman wise and quality. But Im not ready for active (i dont think?). Do the phd sound good ran passive?

Buck
09-03-2013, 11:45 PM
Dude, trust me with the hybrid audio technologies. Just look at them.

Hunter88
09-04-2013, 12:09 AM
Is 12v the only site other than the hat website and ebay? The HAT imagine coaxial are tempting due to different sail panels in my car. Im guessing their designed to be coaxial?

jeffdachef
09-04-2013, 01:25 AM
I wouldnt even consider CDT based on quality vs. price. Clarion HU and the JBL comps is what I would go with. If you only plan on running passive PHD and the 80PRS is probably over kill. Id take the cash saved there and put it into deadener and doing a full door and trunk treatment to optimize your install.

so the quality is sub par compared to the pricing with CDT? i was going to get the ES-02 and es-06 and a crossover from them but now you just gave me second thoughts lol.

mylows10
09-04-2013, 01:41 AM
so the quality is sub par compared to the pricing with CDT? i was going to get the ES-02 and es-06 and a crossover from them but now you just gave me second thoughts lol.

Jeff the Es models are seriously bad azz components. That's what I run myself these sound fantastic and get really loud I've got mine set at 250 rms per side The mid bass is great and the tweets are very smooth I've had hertz Hsk. Pb6.1 pros. Boston pro series and these sound better and louder than all of them

jeffdachef
09-04-2013, 02:26 AM
Jeff the Es models are seriously bad azz components. That's what I run myself these sound fantastic and get really loud I've got mine set at 250 rms per side The mid bass is great and the tweets are very smooth I've had hertz Hsk. Pb6.1 pros. Boston pro series and these sound better and louder than all of them

Man its a hard choice for me right now lol. I have a 265 dollar credit with vertex audio, i can either get the ES-02, es-06 and HD2000 crossover for 400 shipped which is only 135$ more

Or the HD 62 set for 315

OR i can get incriminator audio 6.5 components + IA 6 X 9 coaxials and still have money left over without having to pay a dime.

Not sure how i want to go with this. is the quality difference worlds apart or is it just a moderate difference between the two choices? I just want decent midrange and good midbass dont really care about trebles too much unless its harsh sounding then its an automatic out.

PS sorry for thread jack OP

bradl79
09-04-2013, 02:42 AM
i have the CDT CL-62 with WS100i Imaging Tweets and they sounds great, Highs are great and mids are great, so i bet the HD version is going to be awesome, i would maybe go with the HD and get u the WS100i Imaging tweets with it. so u may want to get the HD-62AS (http://www.vertexaudio.com/store/pc/CDT-Audio-HD-62AS-65p289.htm) or go with the CL-62pro (http://www.vertexaudio.com/store/pc/CDT-Audio-HD-62-65p279.htm) i think u would still be happy with the CL's i got a good deal from vertex see if he still has the cl-62 on sale for 195.00, i got them for that and the imaging tweets from Trumpet for 75.00 (not sure if he still has any at that price, but worth checking) so i pretty much got the CL-62pro (http://www.vertexaudio.com/store/pc/CDT-Audio-CL-62-PRO-65p290.htm) for 270.00 free shipping

mylows10
09-04-2013, 02:51 AM
I have cdt 3 way cl/hd component sets right now for 300 plus shipping can either get a 6.5 mid or even a 6x9 mid bass 2or3 inch mid range and silk dome tweet with theme 1000 2-3 way crossover

jeffdachef
09-04-2013, 03:02 AM
I have cdt 3 way cl/hd component sets right now for 300 plus shipping can either get a 6.5 mid or even a 6x9 mid bass 2or3 inch mid range and silk dome tweet with theme 1000 2-3 way crossover

well the thing is I have store credit i need to use sorry jim.

mylows10
09-04-2013, 03:07 AM
well the thing is I have store credit i need to use sorry jim.

No problem Jeff. Just putting it out there for you and the op

PHD - USA
09-04-2013, 07:09 AM
I'm telling you, the clear winner is PHD. ;)

I really like the fb series, if you have a ton of mounting depth, the fb pros might be a better idea. For only $30 more the midbass gain is insane, with great clarity on the top end still.

Hunter88
09-04-2013, 09:42 AM
How much do the phd pros cost?

trumpet
09-04-2013, 10:22 AM
CDT's MX Designs sets are priced lower than other well known brands, feature-for-feature. They are the only brand with a wide assortment of options to make a 2-way set into a 3-way by simply adding 1 pair of speakers and changing some switches. whitedragon, if you have hands on experience with any of the new products CDT has released in the last 2 years, of which there are many, I would like to hear your feedback. I will forward constructive criticism to the owner of the company.

PHD - USA
09-04-2013, 11:21 AM
How much do the phd pros cost?

pm incoming.

calebkhill
09-04-2013, 10:30 PM
pm incoming.

PM me to plz.

Hunter88
09-05-2013, 06:14 PM
Really liking the phd 6.1 pros. Would a ppi 900.4 amp be enough to run them? Also with a clarion cz702 or 80prs. Not sure what HU but the substage will be a single sa-8 pushed by a mono amp around 600-750 watts.

PHD - USA
09-06-2013, 08:02 AM
Either one of those would be a great head unit, and the ppi would be perfect for them.

Hunter88
09-06-2013, 09:36 AM
Okay thanks. I heard the cz702 has a gloss finish, so its hard to read during the daytime? If thats the case id go with the 80prs. Does the 80 come with the mic or do i need to buy that seperate?

PHD - USA
09-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Okay thanks. I heard the cz702 has a gloss finish, so its hard to read during the daytime? If thats the case id go with the 80prs. Does the 80 come with the mic or do i need to buy that seperate?

It comes with an autotune mic, and a bluetooth mic.

Hunter88
09-06-2013, 01:00 PM
Sounds like the 80prs is the ticket. Thank everyone and ill pm you when i get the cash around

PHD - USA
09-06-2013, 01:39 PM
Sounds like the 80prs is the ticket. Thank everyone and ill pm you when i get the cash around

Sounds good

Hunter88
09-06-2013, 05:47 PM
Well due to recent bills, I cannot spend the 300-350 anymore. I can only budget in around 200-250 for the front stage. Keep in mind I still need to buy the 80prs, amp kit, amps and subs.

Looks to be down to the JBL MS62c or IDs or HATs. Unless Im missing a component set I should look into. Im running passive because I know nothing about active and my tuning (crossover points, slope, etc) skills are not there yet. Any new help will be appreciated.

calebkhill
09-06-2013, 06:17 PM
Should be able to get a set of phd...
If not, ms62

Hunter88
09-06-2013, 06:57 PM
The jbls might be what i get. Cant find any phd under 250.

PHD - USA
09-07-2013, 09:45 AM
The jbls might be what i get. Cant find any phd under 250.

Actually, the CF6.1 kit is $249

Hunter88
09-07-2013, 06:04 PM
Is the cf set better than the ms62? Looking for the best midbass and midrange. With nice highs that arent harsh.

PHD - USA
09-08-2013, 11:37 AM
It's been a bit since I've heard the jbl set, they are both nice sets.