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Deamonicus
04-15-2005, 09:29 PM
I'm sure most will agree that there is a different between the 2 but how much? :eek: I like my music loud but clear. :D I've got a pair of Kicker 3-way coax's up front and to me they just don't sound that good. I mean they are ok but I want more clarity. More distinction between highs and lows. And yes they are powered by a 70 watt per channel amp. If you think I should up grade to components, can you suggest a decent pair for under $100 shipped. I've seen a few on ebay (hifonics, cadence, Phoenix Gold) but I can't tell the quality. :veryhapp:

Acidburn
04-15-2005, 09:35 PM
components will be a big improvement

i like Cadence ;)

99StangGt
04-15-2005, 09:42 PM
I think the biggest difference is that the separates are usually better quality. when the make coaxials they tend to use cheaper parts.

JAZN
04-15-2005, 09:46 PM
http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=90412

flakko
04-16-2005, 01:25 AM
yea isznt there a sticky on this?

squeak9798
04-16-2005, 10:18 AM
Look at the post right above yours ;)

Deamonicus
04-16-2005, 05:54 PM
Thanks guys. I guess I be getting some components..... :yumyum:

JimJ
04-16-2005, 11:34 PM
The assumption that components > coaxials because of superior parts isn't always the case, imaging is a much better assumption to make :D

Deamonicus
04-17-2005, 05:56 PM
The assumption that components > coaxials because of superior parts isn't always the case, imaging is a much better assumption to make

Please expand on this. I have a set of kicker coax's in front right now. They are run off of a 70 watt rms amp per channel. The store I bought them from said they sound great. I am not satisfied. I want better clarity. :eek:

BigPimpin18
04-17-2005, 07:41 PM
I would go with the components. But I wouldn't recommmend putting the two speakers right next to each other. because of "imaging" and if u do it that way. stick with the coaxials

JimJ
04-18-2005, 11:40 AM
Please expand on this. I have a set of kicker coax's in front right now. They are run off of a 70 watt rms amp per channel. The store I bought them from said they sound great. I am not satisfied. I want better clarity.

Because some high-end speakers, including offerings from Boston Acoustics or CDT, are able to be installed as "coaxials" with the centrally mounted tweet, or as "components" with the tweeter mounted somewhere else. The parts are the same either way :)