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03-04-2005, 12:56 AM
Ok I know these threads get tiring and all but I have been doing alot of research on these boards lately for a good comp set. So basically I have ruled out RE components, Infinity Components (had the Kappa's, liked them but want an upgrade), and JL's (was never thinking of JL's anyway. I dont like any of JL's stuff.... too much hype) Anyway so I was thinking CDT, Focal, MB Quarts, Rainbow (hard to find a dealer), and DLS. My price range for an online store should be around $300-500. I am liking the CDT line but so many choices. Same thing with the MB Quarts. Im looking for a silk tweeter too. Oh yeah and 6 1/2 inch only. Please point me in the right direction... Cheaper (with these companies quality isnt cheap), the better. Almost.

Oh and of course they will be amped.

03-04-2005, 01:54 AM

03-04-2005, 03:47 AM
Whats so good about DLS, The Sound quality?
At low volume? The specs show they dont take much power.
Will a set of DLS 6.5 components in the $300 to $500 range be loud enough to keep up with a 1000 watts of sub,, amped at the max rms? ???? hummm
if they are, maybe thats the one's i'm looking for too!
whats the part #?
Wayno in Ok.

03-04-2005, 03:49 AM
I like the MB Quarts :D

03-04-2005, 09:04 AM
Yeah see I am needing something that can take some power. Ill be running 1000-1200 watts just to my subs in a ported box. Right now im currently running 500-600 to just one sub now.

03-04-2005, 11:38 AM
Definitely take a good look at the DLS Iridiums. Extremely nice speakers. Tplaya07 can hook you up with them.

Boston Pro's can handle insane amounts of power, sound excellent and get loud: http://www.woofersetc.com/product.asp?0=237&1=238&3=1226

Image Dynamics CX64 or CX62's are good choices in that price range: http://www.cardomain.com/item/IDSCXS62, http://www.cardomain.com/item/IDSCXS64

Dynaudio mk240II: http://www.woofersetc.com/product.asp?0=270&1=271&3=1261

OZ Audio Matrix Elite Comps: http://www.speedsound.com/caraudio.asp?pg=products&specific=jnhrhmgrk

Rainbow Pro Line: http://www.speedsound.com/caraudio.asp?pg=products&specific=jncpnnpok

Rainbow Pro "Kickbass" Set: http://www.speedsound.com/caraudio.asp?pg=products&specific=jncpmorrq

Kicker SS series comps: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32819&item=5756247736&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

PG Titanium: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32819&item=5755482928&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

03-04-2005, 10:07 PM
Wow, thanks Squeak. That helps out alot. I had hoped you would reply to my thread. Any of those that you would rate for your preference?

03-04-2005, 10:43 PM
Oh I also ruled out the Kicker SS components.. I was bidding on some a couple weeks back but then I talked to a guy at a car audio place and he had some in his car but he had relocate the tweeter like a coaxial... I asked why and he went in the back and brought a new case out.. the mounting depth was like, 2 1/2 inches!

03-04-2005, 11:09 PM
The iridiums can take 180rms...

Taken from their spec sheet on their homepage..

Yes they will keep up with a 1k sub.. No prob..

Utopia's take 200rms MAX.. They make you go deaf son..

03-05-2005, 12:09 AM
Arent the Utopia's high dollar?

Also I noticed that the DLS are paper coned. Whats up with that?

03-05-2005, 12:29 AM
Arent the Utopia's high dollar?


Also I noticed that the DLS are paper coned. Whats up with that?

What's wrong with it? A lot of people prefer the sound of a paper cone.

03-05-2005, 03:10 AM

What's wrong with it? A lot of people prefer the sound of a paper cone.

I just figured that since it cars come from the factory with a paper cone and 90% of aftermarket speakers come with aluminum, poly carbonent, polykevlar, ect... then I figured it was for a reason.

03-05-2005, 12:16 PM
Trust me......it's not the same crappy paper cone that you're thinking of ;)

03-05-2005, 12:29 PM
Aha, I see.. Ok good deal. I would love to have the Utopia's but still out of my price range. Any of these you pefer supurb on your list?

03-06-2005, 10:33 AM
It's basically going to come down to personal preference. All of those are pretty awesome performers.

03-11-2005, 03:28 PM
Squeak, what do you know about the DLS UR6 midbass verses the DLS Iridium 6 Midbass?

As far as I know, the Iridium and UR6 comp sets both come with the UR1 tweeter, and the Iridums are (i think) like $100 more. Any knowledge of this?


03-11-2005, 04:16 PM
You can pick up the MB Quart QSDs for about $600. a bit out of your range, but they are absolutely gorgeous sounding speakers.