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Ryegye
11-12-2013, 03:57 PM
They will be going in a regular cab Silverado. I will be running an amp to them but I still need to pick one out. I mostly listen to rock and I just want something that will sound nice. I plan on getting a Dayton Audio HO 10" to put in my truck also. I was looking at the Image Dynamics CTX components. Are there better options in that price range?

trumpet
11-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Diamond TX65V is in that range. It's a great sounding set that can be installed as a coaxial or component.

CerwinVega_Fan
11-12-2013, 04:10 PM
I have some pioneer 6.75 comps. $100 shipped

mylows10
11-12-2013, 04:35 PM
There are many that will work for you in your budget best bet is to go and listen to as many as you can then make your choice

Jeffdachef
11-12-2013, 04:47 PM
the image dynamics comps are hard to beat at that price.

Dirtrider4eva
11-12-2013, 04:52 PM
jbl ms-62c :)

SounDrive
11-12-2013, 05:13 PM
Get an active capable HU or amp and run these. You won't be disappointed, they sound absolutely amazing in my car. I'm running 150w to each mid.. It's loud enough to keep up with a 3-4k substage and as I said, sounds amazing.

I'm personally running a CZ702 head unit and PPI 900.4 amp on them. Right now the mids have so much excursion that they're hitting the inside of the door panel on notes around 30-60hz.. After I fix that issue I'm going to have them crossed at around a 50hz HPF and 2k LPF. The tweeters are on a 2.5k HPF.

Silver Flute 6.5s (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/silver-flute-woofers-6-7/silver-flute-w17rc38-04-ohm-6-1/2-wool-cone/)

Vifa XT25 Ring Radiator Tweeter (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/ring-radiator-tweeters/vifa-xt25sc90-04-ring-radiator-tweeter/)

Knowmadic
11-12-2013, 05:37 PM
JBL MS-62C, either used or new can be found for that price

SounDrive
11-12-2013, 05:38 PM
JBL MS-62C, either used or new can be found for that price

I've heard lots of people say that the MS-62c are lacking in midbass. The tweets are awesome though.

cfox10
11-12-2013, 05:42 PM
Get an active capable HU or amp and run these. You won't be disappointed, they sound absolutely amazing in my car. I'm running 150w to each mid.. It's loud enough to keep up with a 3-4k substage and as I said, sounds amazing.

I'm personally running a CZ702 head unit and PPI 900.4 amp on them. Right now the mids have so much excursion that they're hitting the inside of the door panel on notes around 30-60hz.. After I fix that issue I'm going to have them crossed at around a 50hz HPF and 2k LPF. The tweeters are on a 2.5k HPF.

Silver Flute 6.5s (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/silver-flute-woofers-6-7/silver-flute-w17rc38-04-ohm-6-1/2-wool-cone/)

Vifa XT25 Ring Radiator Tweeter (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/ring-radiator-tweeters/vifa-xt25sc90-04-ring-radiator-tweeter/)

These are on my list to get soon.

neo_styles
11-12-2013, 06:05 PM
I've heard lots of people say that the MS-62c are lacking in midbass. The tweets are awesome though.

^^^This. The MS components are definitely rock-solid provided you have a competent sub stage. Even in well-sealed and deadened doors, they really didn't like playing anything below 90-100Hz for me. If you need to get extension below that, look at the JBL P660C instead as they tend to perform better on the midbass end than the midrange.

Ryegye
11-12-2013, 09:10 PM
I've read good things about he JBL MS62c components but for some reason Crutchfield lists them as not fitting my truck. I am not sure why. I found the above mentioned Diamond Audio speakers for a good price and I also found these Diamond Audio D364.5. Does anyone have any experience with them?

zako
11-13-2013, 09:47 AM
I've heard lots of people say that the MS-62c are lacking in midbass. The tweets are awesome though.


You can't have a perfect sounding speaker in this price range. Usually something will be lacking. If you want to reverse the speaker properties, check out the Morel Maximo. They have excellent reviews, with bass being the strength of the package, but some people say that the tweeters are too loud or bright.

Jeffdachef
11-13-2013, 09:59 AM
there's a pair of JL C5 components on sale in the classifieds section.

SounDrive
11-13-2013, 11:12 AM
You can't have a perfect sounding speaker in this price range. Usually something will be lacking. If you want to reverse the speaker properties, check out the Morel Maximo. They have excellent reviews, with bass being the strength of the package, but some people say that the tweeters are too loud or bright.

The silver flutes and vifas I recommended have very nice output and come to a total of around $120... The mids can be crossed as low as 32hz and the mid bass hits you in the chest. The xt25s also have a very nice on-axis response

It's pretty silly to buy "car audio" speakers. Half of the price you're paying is for the convenience of having a set you can just throw in the door with a passive crossover

trumpet
11-13-2013, 11:25 AM
I've read good things about he JBL MS62c components but for some reason Crutchfield lists them as not fitting my truck. I am not sure why. I found the above mentioned Diamond Audio speakers for a good price and I also found these Diamond Audio D364.5. Does anyone have any experience with them?

We sell Diamond Audio and we have the TX65V set in our display board. Our price on this set is the same as everyone else online, 149.99. We have JBL P660C and MS-62C in stock as well. I could make you a good deal on P660C, but I can't offer MS-62C in your price range.

Ryegye
11-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Get an active capable HU or amp and run these. You won't be disappointed, they sound absolutely amazing in my car. I'm running 150w to each mid.. It's loud enough to keep up with a 3-4k substage and as I said, sounds amazing.

I'm personally running a CZ702 head unit and PPI 900.4 amp on them. Right now the mids have so much excursion that they're hitting the inside of the door panel on notes around 30-60hz.. After I fix that issue I'm going to have them crossed at around a 50hz HPF and 2k LPF. The tweeters are on a 2.5k HPF.

Silver Flute 6.5s (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/silver-flute-woofers-6-7/silver-flute-w17rc38-04-ohm-6-1/2-wool-cone/)

Vifa XT25 Ring Radiator Tweeter (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/ring-radiator-tweeters/vifa-xt25sc90-04-ring-radiator-tweeter/)


Here is a dumb question but I am new to this stuff. Do you use the HPF and the LPF on your amp to filter the signal to the speakers? I already have a HU, it's an Alpine 147BT.

neo_styles
11-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Here is a dumb question but I am new to this stuff. Do you use the HPF and the LPF on your amp to filter the signal to the speakers? I already have a HU, it's an Alpine 147BT.

Use the HPF. High Pass means you're allowing the speakers to see all frequencies above the point at which you set the HPF. Also, you may have gotten that message from Crutchfield since they factor in mounting depth or because they assume you're not going to make a baffle to accomodate for your 6x8s. Either way, you should be fine. I still vote for the P660C, though.

SounDrive
11-13-2013, 03:07 PM
Here is a dumb question but I am new to this stuff. Do you use the HPF and the LPF on your amp to filter the signal to the speakers? I already have a HU, it's an Alpine 147BT.

The PPI 900.4 is a good active capable amp. You'll need a LPF and a HPF on the mids and a HPF on the tweeters. You can always use passive components like others are recommending for ease of installation, but you can't beat the price to performance ratio on buying individual speakers and tweeters.

Ryegye
11-13-2013, 03:58 PM
The PPI 900.4 is a good active capable amp. You'll need a LPF and a HPF on the mids and a HPF on the tweeters. You can always use passive components like others are recommending for ease of installation, but you can't beat the price to performance ratio on buying individual speakers and tweeters.

I think I understand. So you are able to use the amp like an active crossover? Do you run the tweeters at the same power as he mids or do you adjust that somehow? Sorry for the stupid questions I was only somewhat familiar with passive crossovers.

SounDrive
11-13-2013, 04:04 PM
I think I understand. So you are able to use the amp like an active crossover? Do you run the tweeters at the same power as he mids or do you adjust that somehow? Sorry for the stupid questions I was only somewhat familiar with passive crossovers.

It's fine. And no, you'll run the tweeters with much less power. It'll require a little bit of tweaking with the gains to get the tweeters and mids balanced, but nothing major.

The Vifas are rated to take up to 90w RMS.... but you'll go deaf with that much power to a tweeter, lol.

Redlineaudio
11-15-2013, 05:58 PM
I run a Set of PG Ti's in my car and The Ti2's in my truck. Both sound great, the 2's are just a bit smoother.

Roland
11-17-2013, 11:34 PM
The Silver Flutes mids, with some NVX XSPTW 29mm Tweeters, would be a VERY good front stage.

The NVX are the same as SB Acoustics SB29RDCN-C000-4 Neo Magnet Ring Dome Tweeters, but better suited for automotive apps. They're a whole other league of tweets than the Vifa's XT25's. Sonics has been known to sell them for $100 a set on Ebay with a "make offer" bid. That would keep you right in budget you would have to spend a lot more to get a better tweeter.
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Wasatch
11-18-2013, 04:34 PM
Checkout Hertz, very natural sound, but with lot's of detail. I have the ESK, but the HSK line is more money, but a notch or 2 above the ESK line.