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fly_marlin
04-08-2014, 03:12 PM
Hi all,
I've had infinity reference comps in my car for a few years now. They're acceptable for entry level use, but as I've grown to appreciate music more, they're substantially lacking. I want more transparency and detail. I'm thinking of Rainbow Vanadium Phase Plug CS265 comps. Any thoughts on those? It's virtually impossible to get them in the US, but I found this German site - extremecaraudio.de
I've emailed them and they said they're an authorized dealer and normally rainbow doesn't allow them to ship outside of Germany, but they said they can do it via DHL. Price shipped is about $780. Anyone heard of this place? When looking on rainbow's dealer section, no dealers are listed for Germany, which is hard to believe.

When inquiring with authorized US dealers, they say it's hard to get this and have suggested arc audio black series and focal PS 165 fx - thoughts on those? I'm open to other suggestions, but I wanted the rainbows because I want something that less people have :) Any help is appreciated.

trumpet
04-08-2014, 03:29 PM
It makes a lot more sense to buy something readily available at least within the US in case you need warranty service.

fish1234
04-08-2014, 03:44 PM
It makes a lot more sense to buy something readily available at least within the US in case you need warranty service.

True, buy a product whose based in U.S.A. It always seemed to me that buying from an overseas market was a little to edgy for me, not knowing who/what you are dealing with. You have numerous quality productions here that are just as good as these companies in different countries.

mylows10
04-08-2014, 04:12 PM
It really depends what your wanting and trying to achieve There are some nice components here in the states as well. Where are you located ?

fly_marlin
04-08-2014, 04:35 PM
I'm in Los Angeles. What are some comparable speakers at this level? I'm also trying to avoid having kick panels installed. I want natural, transparent sound - even at higher volume. With the current infinity set, when I turn it up - it sort of sounds like the sound is coming out of a tin can, I want that gone. Any thoughts on CDT comps such as ES-62iUS? I'm not sure how the upstage setup will work - where does the 2nd set of tweeters go? Are there any cons for doing this?

fly_marlin
04-09-2014, 12:23 AM
I also get JBL 660GTI are awesome. Anyone have any experience or feedback for the these and the above comps?

mylows10
04-09-2014, 12:45 AM
I'm a cdt dealer. I have the Es models myself. And I love them. Also check out the phd sets if you like either sets. Hit me up I also have the arc audio blacks. Very nice as well. And the hertz hi energy Hsk sets

fly_marlin
04-09-2014, 01:26 AM
Thanks for the reply. So the CDT woofer appears to be too deep for my factory in-door location. I have 2007 accord sedan. Is there a way to put in a bracket to make it fit? Also, if I go with the upstage option - where does the extra set of tweeters go?

mylows10
04-09-2014, 01:28 AM
Thanks for the reply. So the CDT woofer appears to be too deep for my factory in-door location. I have 2007 accord sedan. Is there a way to put in a bracket to make it fit? Also, if I go with the upstage option - where does the extra set of tweeters go?
You need the Es 62 I'm Mids for the set. 1.5" mounting depth the upstage tweets go in the a pillars by the windshield

fly_marlin
04-09-2014, 01:35 AM
Okay. Does the shallower mount sacrifice anything? How much do the iMs go for?

mylows10
04-09-2014, 01:49 AM
Okay. Does the shallower mount sacrifice anything? How much do the iMs go for?

Expensive the Mids alone are $425 the set is $700 I could put together a really nice set for you for $550-$600

fly_marlin
04-09-2014, 02:02 AM
So it would be the shallow mids, the upstage cross and 2 sets of tweeters? It says there's a titanium option available for tweets - I'd prefer those. So with my car there's no way I can fit the regular CDT woofers in the door?

mylows10
04-09-2014, 10:51 AM
So it would be the shallow mids, the upstage cross and 2 sets of tweeters? It says there's a titanium option available for tweets - I'd prefer those. So with my car there's no way I can fit the regular CDT woofers in the door?

Pm coming

bbeljefe
04-09-2014, 11:13 AM
What kind of treatment have you done to the doors to improve sound quality? If none, then you could spend ten grand and still sound like your speakers were in a tin can... because they are.

mylows10
04-09-2014, 11:25 AM
What kind of treatment have you done to the doors to improve sound quality? If none, then you could spend ten grand and still sound like your speakers were in a tin can... because they are.

Pretty much

fly_marlin
04-09-2014, 01:47 PM
I was thinking about that. I'm not well versed in installations, so I wouldn't do any of this myself. Would I need to ask my installer to dynamat the doors? Are there alternatives to dynamt? I know there was eDead, but they're not in business anymore.

mylows10
04-09-2014, 01:59 PM
I was thinking about that. I'm not well versed in installations, so I wouldn't do any of this myself. Would I need to ask my installer to dynamat the doors? Are there alternatives to dynamt? I know there was eDead, but they're not in business anymore.

There's many types of deadener. I use stinger road kill

Tallc
04-10-2014, 04:02 AM
pm me if you need Arc Audio black or Hybrid.. I have a set of clarus available..

d_dfw
06-03-2014, 12:00 AM
I'm searching for Rainbow vs Focal speakers and 99 out of 100 posts are from 5 years ago. Then there's this post, and I'm hoping for goodness, but the OP is having the same problem. It appears there's two dealers in the Los Angeles area, but this could be out of date too. Rainbow Audio USA - Dealers (http://www.rainbowcaraudio.com/dealers.html)

Tallc
06-03-2014, 12:05 AM
I'm searching for Rainbow vs Focal speakers and 99 out of 100 posts are from 5 years ago. Then there's this post, and I'm hoping for goodness, but the OP is having the same problem. It appears there's two dealers in the Los Angeles area, but this could be out of date too. Rainbow Audio USA - Dealers (http://www.rainbowcaraudio.com/dealers.html)

not exactly sure of what your asking? But not all dealers are listed on all man. sites.. this goes for a ton of the audio brands out there. So are you wanting Rainbow OR Focal? or other.. again, not real sure of your question.. or are you just trying to compare.. Then that's another story, as there are other brands as good if not better... so again , try to be specific..