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onehourburn
04-13-2005, 01:22 PM
I have a 1997 GMC single cab truck that I already have 2 12" Audiobahn AW121T's and a Audiobahn A2502DP amp pushin them.. THe head unit is a Clarion Pro Audio DXZ945MP... I know am looking to upgrade my stock door speakers that are 6.5 components... I listen to very fast and heavy metal music.. I am wanting the best sound for my money... I am no pro and will not be in any contests... $250 MAX!!!

Also what would be a good amp in the same price range to push them??? I live in an area that you cant just go out and listen to them...

What I have seen in my price range...

Audiobahn ACIS62
Alpine
Infinity Perfect 6.1
CDT???
FOCAL


HELP ME!!!



OneHourBurn
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Expy2000
04-13-2005, 01:43 PM
mmm I would look into some horns for metal...

MAYBE, just MAYBE you could find I set of Focal 165 V2's..

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onehourburn
04-13-2005, 02:05 PM
What about CDT's??? Any of there models fall into my price range... Whats the best online store to score some???


OneHourBurn
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onehourburn
04-13-2005, 02:17 PM
mmm I would look into some horns for metal...

MAYBE, just MAYBE you could find I set of Focal 165 V2's..

Won EISA award back in 03 and 04



I like the looks of these Focal's... WHat made you suggest those??? Thanks a Million!!! I really appreciate it.


OneHourBurn
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Expy2000
04-13-2005, 03:06 PM
I Loved my Focals..

I just killed em playing too loud and too hard..

My friend has a pair in his extended cab.. He loves them..


CBRstereo has them for 225..

onehourburn
04-13-2005, 03:40 PM
I Loved my Focals..

I just killed em playing too loud and too hard..

My friend has a pair in his extended cab.. He loves them..


CBRstereo has them for 225..


what amp would you use to push them???


onehourburn
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Expy2000
04-13-2005, 04:57 PM
I would run either an Orion 600.2 or a sound stream 600.2, or you could co cheaper...

negativezeroz
04-13-2005, 05:00 PM
Perfect 6.1 :veryhapp: :veryhapp:

Expy2000
04-13-2005, 08:29 PM
Those perfects arent even in the same league as the Focals..

Moe Lester
04-13-2005, 08:34 PM
i recommend the focal polyglass 165v2s also. i had them and loved em. just be careful sending them a good amount of power and make sure your crossovers are set properly. i damaged my mids by burping at 51hz lol. They bottomed out and they rub now. as long as the crossover is set right, you have nothing to worry about.

onehourburn
04-13-2005, 08:50 PM
i recommend the focal polyglass 165v2s also. i had them and loved em. just be careful sending them a good amount of power and make sure your crossovers are set properly. i damaged my mids by burping at 51hz lol. They bottomed out and they rub now. as long as the crossover is set right, you have nothing to worry about.


How should the crossovers be set??? I am a total newbie to this...


onehourburn
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onehourburn
04-13-2005, 09:01 PM
I would run either an Orion 600.2 or a sound stream 600.2, or you could co cheaper...


THat is not going to be too much power is it??? I read the nominal power is 75watt and the max power of 150 watts... THe heck if I know!!!

Also do you think I would be better off getting a differant brand amp other than audiobahn to push my two audiobahn 12" AW121T subs... I already have the subs just not an amp at the moment...


onehourburn
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Expy2000
04-13-2005, 09:21 PM
Use a DMM and set your gains..

Or you could run the Soundstream 400.2.. thats a clean 100x2 @4ohm

onehourburn
04-13-2005, 09:54 PM
Use a DMM and set your gains..

Or you could run the Soundstream 400.2.. thats a clean 100x2 @4ohm


Whats a DMM??? Would it be better to get an amp that is rated over and adjust the gain accordingly or an amp with less and crank the gain???


Onehourburn
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adam71
04-14-2005, 03:55 AM
Whats a DMM??? Would it be better to get an amp that is rated over and adjust the gain accordingly or an amp with less and crank the gain???


Onehourburn
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Better to have an amp that is rated higher than speakers ratings.

If your amp is rated lower you'll never get the full potential of the speakers. And if you crank up the volume you could clip the amp and kill your speakers. :cool: :cool:

squeak9798
04-14-2005, 09:37 AM
If your amp is rated lower you'll never get the full potential of the speakers.

That's not true. Just like with subs; speakers mechanical power handling is install dependent (IB in doors? Xover point? etc). I'm only running 50w to my "80w RMS" speakers, and I can get the coil to leave the gap ;)


And if you crank up the volume you could clip the amp and kill your speakers. :cool: :cool:

Not with a properly set gain ;)

99StangGt
04-14-2005, 09:50 AM
If i was going focal i would go with polykevlar 165Ks get them on ebay max 350. alot cheaper then retail. Might look into Image dynamics CSX64. they go for about 250 on Ebay. Im not sure about the perfects but i had kappas and my Image Dynamics kill them.

onehourburn
04-14-2005, 09:52 AM
SO should I go with something a little under like 60 watts RMS or a little over like 100 watts RMS for the 75 watt rms Focal's???

You guys have been great and I thank you for it big time!!!!



onehourburn
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99StangGt
04-14-2005, 09:58 AM
It doesnt hurt to have more power then the speakers are rated just keep the gain a little low. but there are alot of good amps out there at 50w that sound better then 100w amps. remember that just because its 100w versus 50 rule of thumb is you have to double power to get 3db more sound. someone correct me if im wrong

Expy2000
04-14-2005, 10:06 AM
A DMM is a digital multi-meter.. RadioShaft has 'em...

I say get the something with 100, the Focals will have no problem handling that..


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onehourburn
04-14-2005, 01:54 PM
A DMM is a digital multi-meter.. RadioShaft has 'em...

I say get the something with 100, the Focals will have no problem handling that..


:)


Very cool!!! How will I use the DMM to set my gains???


onehourburn
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