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Shocks
05-11-2005, 01:57 AM
Hi guys I would like to know if anyone here has any experiance with Rainbow Profi Vanadium components. How would you say they compare to other sets SQ wise?(dynaudio,focal,cdt,and other high end brands) A few people have mentioned them to me but I wondering if anyone here can give me some input.Looking to spend 600 for components maybe 7 if they are truly amazing, Thanks

3.5Max6spd
05-11-2005, 10:46 AM
I think if you went with that set you'd be quite content and would care less what other sets sound like. I'm really into my $400 Rainbows and nothing out there costing up to 2x or 3x as much impresses me or has me feeling the need to replace them. With all the makes you listed above, install and application will determine their greatness. They are all fine, high quality speakers.

I feel Rainbow Profi line with the Cal26VAF silk tweet is a better, smoother set than the aluminum tweet on the Vanadium set-just my preference. If you are going to compare DLS and Dyn silk/fabric tweet sets (which is what they are known for) it would be against Rainbows silk tweets

XtrmAudioCncpts
05-11-2005, 03:21 PM
i'm kind of in the same boat as shocks, looking for new components. maybe not just rainbows but something that can handle a good amount of power has great midbass and smooth clear highs and is under about 400

AzGrower
05-11-2005, 09:53 PM
i'm kind of in the same boat as shocks, looking for new components. maybe not just rainbows but something that can handle a good amount of power has great midbass and smooth clear highs and is under about 400

Well all of your requires (except the last) would point in the direction of Dynaudio comps. Very clean at all power levels, and they will take huge amounts of power without distorting one bit. But you are looking at least 7 bills.

For under 4 bills, maybe look into the CDT Audio HD series comps. Very clean at around 200 watts each, but do well with much less power. Don Smith over at [email protected] can get you some really great prices on these sets, he is fully authorized and is a great guy to buy from. PLUS CDT offers a full 4 year warranty on all their gear. A few months ago,he quoted me $285 for the HD set, which retails for close to $500.

Schuey2002
05-12-2005, 01:45 AM
I just wished that I could find a dealer near here that carries them. The nearest dealer in this state that has them (a single pair of Profi 2-ways on a sound board) is nearly 150+ miles away. The guy over the phone said that they wanted $790 for the set. :eyebrow:

I'm dying to hear what Rainbows sound like. Dream Lines, Sound Lines, Power Lines, Germaniums, whatever.. The not knowing is killing me. :crying:

3.5Max6spd
05-12-2005, 12:11 PM
I just wished that I could find a dealer near here that carries them. The nearest dealer in this state that has them (a single pair of Profi 2-ways on a sound board) is nearly 150+ miles away. The guy over the phone said that they wanted $790 for the set. :eyebrow:

I'm dying to hear what Rainbows sound like. Dream Lines, Sound Lines, Power Lines, Germaniums, whatever.. The not knowing is killing me. :crying:

luckily my dealer is 20min from me and I was able to audition just about the whole line- on top of that he's a Maxima specialist and 90% of the installs I have the chance to audition are in the same vehicle/install platform- call me lucky

Schuey2002
05-12-2005, 02:24 PM
I called most of the dealers on the Alumapro website, and the universal response was something like this..

"Rainbows? What are those?"
"Who makes 'em? I've NEVER heard of Rainbows?"

So I go on to ask them if they carry Alumapro products. They generally reply with a "Yes!", then I tell them that Alumapro is now distributing Rainbow speakers and then I get..

"I had no idea. I'll have to call them and get some more information."
or.. "If they carry them, we shoud be able to order them. I have no idea of prices, though.."

The only dealer that actually knew something was the one in Salem. He said that he had a set of Profi's, he stated the price, then he said that it was his only pair, and that he didn't know if he could sell them or not..

So I asked him if he knew anything about them, and I get..

"I know that they are made in Germany and that they are expensive.."

Like, duh!:wallbash:

Laggie
05-12-2005, 04:14 PM
maxspeed something: How much difference is it between the soundline serie and the profi?

You had the soundline right? With the extra mid to it..

3.5Max6spd
05-12-2005, 06:15 PM
maxspeed something: How much difference is it between the soundline serie and the profi?

You had the soundline right? With the extra mid to it..

SLC265s msrp is ~$350, Profi's 265s MSRP is $599, Arc ACS(made by rainbow on par with profi set) Msrps $449

flakko
05-12-2005, 10:00 PM
mmmm soundline....

Schuey2002
05-12-2005, 10:26 PM
Anyone know of any professional reviews for Rainbow (or even ARC Audio) components? Car audio magazine reviews (PDF files/ online magazines/ bookstand mags), or on some website somewhere. I can't find anything.. :typing:

99StangGt
05-12-2005, 10:29 PM
doesnt it **** to live in oregon and try to buy good equipment. The best speakers in eugene are focals. :D

Schuey2002
05-12-2005, 10:39 PM
It blows !!!!!!!

I could deal with living in Eugene. Plenty of places to look for stuff. Heck, it's not that far of a drive to Salem or Portland. Try living down here in Coos Bay. I might as well be living in Outer Mongolia, well, as far as finding good car audio gear goes.. :wallbash:

Laggie
05-13-2005, 02:09 PM
SLC265s msrp is ~$350, Profi's 265s MSRP is $599, Arc ACS(made by rainbow on par with profi set) Msrps $449

I ment, do you know what the difference is in sound? Is soundline just a "budget" system or??

3.5Max6spd
05-13-2005, 02:21 PM
I ment, do you know what the difference is in sound? Is soundline just a "budget" system or??

look for SLC

http://car.rainbow-audio.de/press/news.php?lan=2&kat=2

http://car.rainbow-audio.de/press/news.php?lan=2&kat=2&dat=002004

http://car.rainbow-audio.de/press/news.php?lan=2&kat=2&dat=072004

http://car.rainbow-audio.de/press/news.php?lan=2&kat=2&dat=062004

Schuey2002
05-13-2005, 04:40 PM
So, there are NO Rainbow reviews out there in cyberspace?

:(

3.5Max6spd
05-14-2005, 12:43 PM
So, there are NO Rainbow reviews out there in cyberspace?

:(

Found a review on Rainbow Platinum tweeters...
http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10

You are not going to find alot of reviews on Rainbow stuff-its not your everyday brand, its not *****d for sale on line , and its not for everybody.

purerx7tt
05-14-2005, 06:08 PM
check speedsound.com for raibow products. I got my rainbow pro series off of ebay for 250 brand new, they are on speed sound for 480. Running off my alpine cda 9853 they sound incrediblem they **** on my old alpine type x 177r and those were 6.5 my rainbows are 5.25". Very impressed, looking for a good amp to push them and than I will probally be speechless.