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CP5000
03-16-2005, 02:44 PM
I have been using my 5 1/4 Eclipse components for 3 years now and would like to upgrade. I am crossing them over on the HU so all I would need are the mid and tweet. I'm sure most sets have the cross over I just don't need it. The Eclipse mid kinda ***** now that I am running only fronts and a sub.

Any opinions on what some really good components are. I would like to use my amp. 85 watts per channel rms X 4.

Expy2000
03-16-2005, 02:46 PM
They make some Rainbows that are like 5g and come in a suitcase..



so I have heard.. or maybe they were 10g..

CP5000
03-16-2005, 02:50 PM
Well obviously that kind of money is a problem. I am not competing, just want some nice sounding speakers.

So just to clarify. $2000 and under.

iamamp3pimp
03-16-2005, 02:53 PM
2k?


wow

Expy2000
03-16-2005, 02:55 PM
Iridiums...

or once again some Rainbows..


You ears must be **** fine tuned...

tRiGgEr
03-16-2005, 02:57 PM
Your running them from the HU for power and crossover????

Thats not a good way to do it. And your limit is $2000 US dollors right.

If your running it off your head unit you might as well just buy some decent coaxils.

bbb543
03-16-2005, 02:58 PM
you know you can get very good ones for like 300-500...you can buy an entire *great* system for 2000

CP5000
03-16-2005, 03:00 PM
They are crossed over on my Eclipse 8454. Powered by my Eclipse PA5422. I believe 85 watts rms X 4.

squeak9798
03-16-2005, 03:01 PM
Rainbow Platinum's: http://www.speedsound.com/caraudio.asp?pg=products&specific=jncqhmkpc

Seas Lotus: http://www.mobilesq.com/products/get_product.php?id=1&productid=1

Boston Acoustic's Z6: http://bostonacoustics.com/ca_product.asp?ProductID=216&CategoryID=14

DLS Iridiums: http://www.dls.se/english/speakers/Iridium62.htm

Morel Elate series: http://www.morel.co.il/pdf-car/elate-2way.gif

If you're feeling gutsy, you can try out the new CDT ES-07 series: http://cdtaudio.com/ES07_series.htm

Alpine F#1 Status 5.25" set: http://iweb.alpine-usa.com/pls/admn/item_info?p_item_name=SPX-Z15M&p_category=80&p_subcategory=155&p_main=10

Focal Utopia's

Just remember; the best speakers in the world will still sound like crap in a poor install. Especially when dealing with speakers of this caliber, install is everything

CP5000
03-16-2005, 03:01 PM
I paid around $300 for my current set up. I guess what I really want is more mid-bass. So even a new mid with my current tweet would sound better.

tRiGgEr
03-16-2005, 03:03 PM
They are crossed over on my Eclipse 8454. Powered by my Eclipse PA5422. I believe 85 watts rms X 4.

Ok now I understand.

How about some RE XXX6.5's and some morel tweets:D

squeak9798
03-16-2005, 03:04 PM
Check into a long-throw midwoofer; like the RE XXX6.5.

tRiGgEr
03-16-2005, 03:04 PM
I paid around $300 for my current set up. I guess what I really want is more mid-bass. So even a new mid with my current tweet would sound better.
Refer to the RE XXX6.5 mid.

@ www.reaudio.com

CP5000
03-16-2005, 03:09 PM
Are the RE XXX 6.5 available separately. Or only as a whole system?

Who sells them online.

squeak9798
03-16-2005, 03:12 PM
Only the mids are available. They are not available as a full comp set.

For purchasing, contact RE directly; www.reaudio.com

skeptikal
03-16-2005, 03:19 PM
the XXX dont' come in comp sets yet... You can only buy the mids as of now IIRC.

www.reaudio.com

www.visionaryaudio.com ~ You can get them from here also

CP5000
03-16-2005, 03:22 PM
Thanks for all the input. I think I'll take a look at the RE XXX 6.5.

Nitropyro666
03-17-2005, 05:29 PM
id like to try a set of alpine f1's personally if i had the type of money!
Danny

6three6mafia6
03-17-2005, 06:13 PM
definently the alpines , car audio mag reviewed them along with the morel elites, dls iridiums and rainbow references(6g's!) and the alpines came out on top there like 2000$

Esh
03-30-2005, 03:35 AM
Alpine F#1's are flat out amazing. Undescribable quality and sound.

req
03-30-2005, 08:10 AM
dont forget. you have your nice eclipse mids and tweets. if you want more midbass, make some kick panels (or get some qforms :rolleyes: ) and throw them in there - then put the XXX6.5's in the doors.

you seriously should amp them both and get an active crossover with that kind of cash tho. wouold make a WORLD of a difference.