View Full Version : Three Way Components? Under $300?

05-29-2004, 07:16 PM
Does anyone know a set of good 3 way components? I know CDT makes some but they're $360, and I know Audiobahn makes em but I don't really trust them for SQ. I'd prefer if they'd play down to 50 Hz, but if not I guess that's fine as long as they have very good SQ.

My reason for wanting them in because I blew one of my kicker midbass drivers in my door and my Infinity Perfects are a bit deep so they make the right kickpod not fit perfectly, not to mention having 2 6.5" woofers is kind of redundant.

05-29-2004, 07:25 PM
Other than the CDT's, right now I can only think of the Focal 165V3 for ~$350. Then the Focal 165K2's @ ~$370 and the JL Audio XR653-CSi for around $380 unauthorized from a couple online stores. Price just gets steeper from there. Perhaps ebay might be cheaper.

Ever think of going DIY?

- Steve

05-29-2004, 08:17 PM
Looked at the focals, they seem alright although I'm not a fan of titanium tweeters. I know RF also makes a 3 way but I really don't like RF products at all. I am actually considering the 3 way Audiobahns (since I found out they have a silk tweeter) which I've seen online for $220 at some websites.

EDIT: actually found the 2003 model CDT CL 3 ways for $250 at thezeb:
only complaint is that they only play down to 55 Hz.

Also Alpine makes some but one set costs thousands and the other goes for $400+ which is a bit more than I want to spend.

I haven't really considered doing it myself because I'm not that great with electronics (resistors and all that good stuff).

05-29-2004, 08:37 PM
Well, the one thing I will suggest ... listen to them before you buy them, if at all possible.

- Steve

05-29-2004, 11:44 PM
Could be done if you like doing your own crossover work.

05-30-2004, 01:37 AM
nahh redford will **** it up LOL j/k...bump

05-30-2004, 01:59 AM
**** trung you copying me, got a DD sub like me (even though mines broken) and

Sub: Digital Design 9512
Upcoming: in a 94 camry
-Components; Infinity perfect or CDT in kickpods
-Midbass in door

05-30-2004, 11:56 PM
Found out that the CDTs are too deep by 1/8" but I could probably just get a space for it. I don't know where to get a price quote for the Diamon HEX 3 way systems because you have to buy the 2 way and get the add on midbass or whatever.

How hard is it to make your own 3-way component system? I know the difficulty lies in making the cross over.

06-03-2004, 11:14 PM
in case you're looking for a deal, I have a set of the cdt 3 ways, brand new never installed for sale that I will let go for $200. please email me if you want pics....references id is jmdub on ebay. [email protected]

06-03-2004, 11:15 PM
I will also throw in a .5" spacer with those too.

06-05-2004, 06:02 PM
Don't think the CDTs would work well with a 1/2" spacer cause it would end up being too close to the grille. I'm looking right now to try to get some Diamond HEX speakers off ebay.