View Full Version : comp or coaxil

08-27-2004, 11:56 PM
ive always heard comp sets are better for sq then coaxil. which would sound better(in your opinion) a set of cheap comps off ebay, under $50, or a set of CDT CL-5X?

08-28-2004, 10:21 AM
When going comps, don't go too "cheap" or you'll be wasting your money.

Some good budget sets are the Infinity Reference, Peerless Definition, RE comps and the like

08-28-2004, 11:32 AM

usually (from what ive heard) the high end companies that make comps have their 'low end' and 'high end' and i suppose the low end ones will always be better than the cheap $50 pair, but im getting my cdts on thursday. from what ive heard. go comps all the way. you can change the frequencies unlike coaxial. you have dedicated midbass and high, overall quality is much better than "sell more worth less" idea that companies like rockford, audiobahn, and pioneer have.

so get comps. =)

08-28-2004, 11:38 AM
you can change the frequencies unlike coaxial.

Not too many comps have variable crossover points. Most just have tweeter attenuation.

08-28-2004, 12:42 PM
quality really doesn't have much to do with the difference...there are excellent coaxials out there and really bad comp sets, just because they're comps doesn't automatically make them better :D

08-28-2004, 01:46 PM
so i'd just be better sticking with the CL-6X up front unless i want to shell out some big buck on a nice comp set?

08-28-2004, 03:18 PM
if u are going to do a small amp 50x2 ish or HU power i say get the cdt coax's but if u wanna do a more power full amp dont get those cheapo comps off ebay save your cash and spend 150ish a nice decent set.

08-28-2004, 03:30 PM
Not too many comps have variable crossover points. Most just have tweeter attenuation.

**** satnet 560 doesn't even have that :p

08-28-2004, 06:11 PM
well im just gonna stick with the CL-6X up front. cause i don't have that much money right now.should i high pass the coaxils? what would be the optimum freq to high pass these at?

08-28-2004, 06:13 PM
120 hz 100hz.

08-28-2004, 06:27 PM
would it hurt them to pass them at about 60-70hz when i get my 15 back. cause my hcca didn't really go much over 50-60Hz. its kinda weird cause my cheap sonys are loud all the way to alittle over 80 by the expensive orion don't like high notes.

08-28-2004, 06:33 PM
60,70 is bassy. but im shure it wouldnt hurt them

08-28-2004, 06:37 PM
well if the sub didn't play over 50-60, wouldn't i want to do them lower around 60-70, so the two can kind of blend together in the middle? if i did them at 100-120 i'd have a "hole" in my music from about 50 to 120hz. . . wouldn't i?

08-28-2004, 06:40 PM
a "hole" thats funny.
70 is good if you can do it.

08-28-2004, 06:42 PM
are they gonna kinda sound muddy. my 6x9s do, they'renot high passed. but when the bass hits they get muddy. they're cheap sonys too. maybe thats why

08-28-2004, 06:50 PM
yeah, its cuz there sony's

08-30-2004, 12:41 PM
jellyfish, I have those CDT coaxials. They are good coaxials that have good sq and midbass for a simple coaxial. BUT, it sounds like you may expect more bass out of them than they are capable of giving. One of my installs uses the CDT CL-6x's as front stage but the sub I use is an 8" sub. So they can keep up with a small sub, but a 15" or two 12"'s, I don't know. My CDT's CL's, Viper comps, and Crystal CSC's could do it with no problem.

I have mine crossed around 90-100hz with a 50x2 rms amp. In my vehicle, they sound very good like this. If I put them too low they start to distort. In this install, I'm willing to give up some midbass in order to have overall clarity. So what I'm saving is that they sound very good if you use them in their intended frequency and power range.