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deadilus
01-26-2005, 10:24 PM
hi im back and have decided i want to spend 600 max on components that will sound very good,clear,VERY LOUD any suggestions im not good with rms wattage so i dont know what wattage is loud

deadilus
01-26-2005, 10:25 PM
as good as it gets for 600

Raven
01-27-2005, 12:22 AM
Rainbow Professional 6.5" comps with an midbass woofer upgrade. Mmm Mmm.
(Yeah, I screwed up saying they were over a grand, sue me. It was the platinum line, not the pros)
www.speedsound.com

RE XXX components, brute force and then some.
www.reaudio.com

Image Dynamics CXS62
www.speedsound.com

I don't know what I'm talking about.

thismightbepat
01-27-2005, 12:26 AM
theres no such thing as RE XXX components yet.

Raven
01-27-2005, 08:12 AM
Last time I checked they were listed on RE's site. If anything, they'd be worth waiting for.

squeak9798
01-27-2005, 10:39 AM
Last time I checked they were listed on RE's site. If anything, they'd be worth waiting for.


Only the mids are available right now, and there was no word on when, if ever, the full comp set would be released.


Who's doing the install, you or is it being done professionally? Because, to be quite honest, you sound kinda new.....and if you are installing/setting up the system yourself I'm not quite sure that spending $600 on a set of components would be the best thing for ya right now.

But, if you must......check out Boston Acoustics, Focal, Rainbow, Arc Audio, Morel, MB Quart, DLS, Diamond Audio, Dynaudio.

Raven
01-27-2005, 11:44 AM
Actually, I'd say start small. You can get amazing sound out of $200 components. Sometimes less. Oz Audio Vectors can be had for $130 or less (tplaya07). I personally couldn't justify the price difference between them and a $600 set of comps.

Expy2000
01-27-2005, 11:46 AM
DLS 6.2s



Ooooo baby!!! Do I ever love mine..

bri487
01-27-2005, 11:53 AM
what do you have to power them? look into dynaudio stuff. that is pimp ****.

3.5Max6spd
01-27-2005, 01:18 PM
Rainbow Profi(or Pro's) ....or Arc ACS(just about same set, made by Rainbow) for $100-150 less

deadilus
01-27-2005, 06:20 PM
yes they will be powered i must be certain i dont settle for anything less than quality might do my own install

someone16
01-27-2005, 06:23 PM
Rainbow profi's or profi vanadiums if you can find a good price on them and DlS Iridum 6.2's...either of those would sound flat out amazing

bri487
01-28-2005, 01:02 AM
yes they will be powered i must be certain i dont settle for anything less than quality might do my own install

dynaudio system 240 gt only bad thing is they are 8" drivers. only thing that i have heard that rivals dynaudio's top of the line comps are the rainbow references, which are of course, $7500 per set.

audiolife
01-28-2005, 08:03 AM
well for 600 you can get these http://www.cardomain.com/item/IDSCD1EV2 with the xovers and get some good midbasses with the $ left over. it would cover alot of your needs and would roast a rocka on the other components as far as volume and staging

squeak9798
01-28-2005, 08:48 AM
yes they will be powered i must be certain i dont settle for anything less than quality might do my own install


No offense to you personally....but do you know and understand how to properly install and setup a pair of components? Because, you can buy the best speakers on the planet, but if the install isn't up "to par" they'll still sound bad (or atleast not as good as they can). The sound of your stereo is 90% install/setup.

Droidsocket
01-28-2005, 07:46 PM
hey there...dont listen to squeak....buy what ever you want....one of the worst things to do is compromise by buying less then you want and then having to shell out even more later........

if you are new to installing....listen to as much as you can then pick what sounds good to you....then research like crazy and then install them the best you can....

audiolife
01-28-2005, 08:26 PM
hey there...dont listen to squeak....buy what ever you want....one of the worst things to do is compromise by buying less then you want and then having to shell out even more later........

if you are new to installing....listen to as much as you can then pick what sounds good to you....then research like crazy and then install them the best you can....
not nit picking but i have seen some first timers work. even seen some totally trashed door panels due to the install just if you are gonna do it take it apart and really set everything up before you start hacking away

Bigrick31
01-28-2005, 08:38 PM
RE is expecting to release the xvoers and tweets when the new woofer comes out. you can get the mids now (especially since the GB is going on) and buy the mids and tweets when they come out. you just pay the differance in the price which is about $149

squeak9798
01-28-2005, 09:39 PM
hey there...dont listen to squeak....buy what ever you want....one of the worst things to do is compromise by buying less then you want and then having to shell out even more later........

if you are new to installing....listen to as much as you can then pick what sounds good to you....then research like crazy and then install them the best you can....


Yeah.....nothing like installing a $600 set of components and having them perform at 1/2 of their ability because the install/setup was subpar.

Raven
01-28-2005, 09:59 PM
Really. I was so worried about losing what little install quality I already had, so I built mounts to go over the stock locations rather than carve into my doors.

You can show off a $600 set of speakers that sound like a $100 set of speakers because of a poor install. However, there's a lot more pride in showing off the $100 set that sounds like a $600 set thanks to the install.

KARLEON
01-29-2005, 03:02 PM
how about also give him tips on how to maximize his component install for what ever set he chooses. That way he will know the difficulty level of properly installing them and he can decide if he wants to go that route or not.. Just a suggestion. I would help, but i lack knowledge to a good component set up and would also like to see that explained

newtitan
01-29-2005, 03:34 PM
RE is expecting to release the xvoers and tweets when the new woofer comes out. you can get the mids now (especially since the GB is going on) and buy the mids and tweets when they come out. you just pay the differance in the price which is about $149


new woofer????

deadilus
01-29-2005, 04:20 PM
the image dynamics cd 1e v.2 these replace tweeters correct? i need to know if these would beworth the money really hit the highs and midrange new re xxx as midrange if not i got i got 300 to spend on midrange and crossover. help me choose

audiolife
01-29-2005, 05:07 PM
to me its a good idea to see a few installed to get the idea (apply what you read) as you look at what was done after that it boils down to craftmanship

bri487
01-30-2005, 02:46 AM
to me its a good idea to see a few installed to get the idea (apply what you read) as you look at what was done after that it boils down to craftmanship

nothing will ever compare to hands on training and experience

audiolife
01-30-2005, 05:21 AM
this is true but...in speaking of "just out and tackle it" with nadda experience its sorta hard to gauge between a picture an install and a correct install. as a former installer you dont know how many times i have seen first timers totally do damage. the point where you should try is when you feel comfortable to try it and there is a huge difference between being eager and excited compaired to being confident in what you are doing so you do it right. again i know this really isnt all that hard but people that dont learn basics right (they dont even immitate they improvise) broken panels, power wire ran up under hood hinge then through the door jam..(i fixxed more of these than i EVER wanna remember).. gotta know enough to even know common sense on how its done, now if he has a person there thats cool but i would be leary.

squeak9798
01-30-2005, 12:49 PM
power wire ran up under hood hinge then through the door jam..

Don't look @ my car then :eek:

deadilus
01-30-2005, 07:58 PM
im not worried about install

deadilus
01-30-2005, 07:59 PM
im trying to chose

Raven
01-30-2005, 09:10 PM
Well, there's your problem. Because install and speakers go hand in hand. Since money can be saved, and time is expendable, sound deaden your doors and seal off your existing speakers as good as you can. You should notice a bit more midbass. Start from there.

paikiah
01-31-2005, 11:50 PM
dynaudio system 240 gt only bad thing is they are 8" drivers. only thing that i have heard that rivals dynaudio's top of the line comps are the rainbow references, which are of course, $7500 per set.

I've been using the 240GT (the MD100 tweet recently replaced with the aura's) for quite some time now, and I don't think they are 8". :)