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    Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    OOkay I finally finished off my kicks and its review time, and any other Soundline owners, feel free to chime in if anything is incorrect in my hearing lol.

    pix first:
    This is basically where they are positioned in my car:




    At first when I got into my car and started the music playin, I was like, “the soundstage is all pulled to the left, the highs were flat and dull, they sound terrible! But then, I thought to myself… “DUH, fade it to the right more and put the crossover on +3db!” so I did , I faded it 3 notches to the right, and for some reason, now that they are sealed, it sounds better with the +3db setting. With those settings, The soundstage is right up where I want it, and I don’t care what other people say about the positioning of these kicks. Now i only had around 20 minutes with these speakers so I couldn’t get my FULL impression. But what I have heard was… these speakers are AMAZING!!! I have not heard better sounding speakers than these Rainbows right here, I also need to tweak my amps crossovers and stuff now that they are sealed.

    The Midbass was just WOW (I still need to line the insides with a little hazmat) I can like feel the beat in my chest hehe. The midrange was crisp, clear and so very detailed, the Highs. Well this is where they excelled. Oh my gosh I was listening to Mariah Careys “Emotion” and every time she hit that high note, it sent shivers down my spine. The chimes, the symbols were crystal clear, and accurate, and I can hear every bit of sound in the song. The overall experience was unexplainable haha. Its like a WOW! WOW! Kinda feeling. It may sound like a sub thing, but these things get loud and sound AWESOME AMAZING while doing it .

    So I listened to a couple of artists while driving around tonite.

    Umm first was a little bit of Eyedea & Abilities “E&A” CD. Their music has a lot of midbass beats so this treated me well. Now, i have NEVER EVER experienced midbass in my car. At first i had 3.5" Infinity Coaxes wich had ZERO midbass, and then i got these just running free air off the ground. The beats were off the hook yo! (errr the actual beats, and the midbass beats, Abilities is an awesome DJ) Like I said, I can feel it in my CHEST, DUM DUM oh it also melts perfectly together with my subwoofer

    Next up was a little bit of Mariah Carey (Greatest Hits Vol.1). IMO she has one of the greatest voices ever, and what better artist to test my high midrange to high than her? Like I said, her voice put shivers down my spine, and these speakers accurately reproduced this amazing voice.

    For the rock and roll genre, what better band to test out Midrange with than Opeth’s D@mnation CD. The first song I heard was I dunno that first song lol. The woofers tackled those guitars with authority. I could feel every single guitar pluck/strum vibrating by my feet, and it sounded beautiful (I dint have much time to listen to opeth, but will continue review later on when I have more time).

    SO these speakers, I would probably pay the msrp for lets just say that (and I never buy 12volt stuff msrp… NEVER!)

    To be continued...




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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    nice review, id have to admit with everything he just said, i love mine the tweets are very detailed and smooth. I hear sound in cds i allways used to listen to adn im hearing alot more sounds and im loving it. my mid bass is kinda lacking, but then again there unamped so when there amped i cant wait to hear what they sound like



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    Quote Originally Posted by Niggz89
    nice review, id have to admit with everything he just said, i love mine the tweets are very detailed and smooth. I hear sound in cds i allways used to listen to adn im hearing alot more sounds and im loving it. my mid bass is kinda lacking, but then again there unamped so when there amped i cant wait to hear what they sound like
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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    Quote Originally Posted by flakko
    SACRELIGE!!!
    lol im broke and i gotta buy a new comp . ****** excuse but oh well im trying to buy a new car so.........eveyr lil bit helps. ill prolly get an amp within the nest 2 weeks tho



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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    hehe tis cool

    oh btw... ology, i dont know if i wanna try your comps rite now im in love with these! but if yours are anywhere near, then ya know i guess ill try them hehe.




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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    Glad you got them in kicks. I remember seeing them sitting on your floor and that made me=.

    Would you say there was a huge diffrence from going IB to sealed?




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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    Quote Originally Posted by kuijo
    Glad you got them in kicks. I remember seeing them sitting on your floor and that made me=.

    Would you say there was a huge diffrence from going IB to sealed?
    yea haha for those of you who havent seen:



    but to answer your question....YES




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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    Quote Originally Posted by kuijo
    Glad you got them in kicks. I remember seeing them sitting on your floor and that made me=.

    Would you say there was a huge diffrence from going IB to sealed?
    huge difference my friend. huge. unamped, in some kicks, i sound better than some of my co workers "highend" comps running IB i cant hear there midbass, but in mine i can hear its just nto loud. but anyway HUGE DIFFERENCE



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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    Man i always wondered how those mids sound sealed...SLC mids are some pretty sweet mids, even the techs at Arc when they distributed Rainbow would openly say the prefered the SLC mids over some of the higher sets like the Contours...



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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    I dunno go listen to some boston acoustics Z6 components and see if you like the sound better -- that will give you a pretty good idea if you would like my component sets more -- mine are even more detailed though -- there is a tradeoff -- a little less ultimate SPL due to lower sensitivity...



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    Quote Originally Posted by OlogyAudio
    I dunno go listen to some boston acoustics Z6 components and see if you like the sound better -- that will give you a pretty good idea if you would like my component sets more -- mine are even more detailed though -- there is a tradeoff -- a little less ultimate SPL due to lower sensitivity...
    Dang dude... well like if i dont like yours... i can always sell yours off???
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    as for the mids, i dunno if they are COMPLETELY sealed off. maybe i need to. ya know due to the holes for the speaker wires.




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    Dang dude... well like if i dont like yours... i can always sell yours off???
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    as for the mids, i dunno if they are COMPLETELY sealed off. maybe i need to. ya know due to the holes for the speaker wires.
    Lol yea you could -- find some local guy and sell them as custom and sell them for 2x as much as you bought them for -- they are detailed almost to a flaw *very* unforgiving to bad recordings

    Sealing them up with some clay would work -- or plumber's putty -- something that doesn't harden...



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    Quote Originally Posted by OlogyAudio
    Lol yea you could -- find some local guy and sell them as custom and sell them for 2x as much as you bought them for -- they are detailed almost to a flaw *very* unforgiving to bad recordings

    Sealing them up with some clay would work -- or plumber's putty -- something that doesn't harden...
    thanks for the info, but yea none of my friends would pay THAT much for speakers lol.




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    Re: Rainbow Soundline SLC 265.03(or 02) review n pix (LOONG)

    OLOGY you get any reviews yet man? i really wanna picc up a set but wanna see a review on this board!




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    Quote Originally Posted by noob with an RS
    OLOGY you get any reviews yet man? i really wanna picc up a set but wanna see a review on this board!
    you have PM -- no reviews against CDT or Rainbow -- just 2 saying how good they are -- and another testifying that they are a big step up from EDi6500s components...



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