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    Nice set of comps for under 800

    Ok I have a Ford Explorer so all that will fit is 5 1/4's. I want to have very good sound, and I dont need alot of bass b.c thats why I have subs. I'm trying to stay under 800 for one set of comps for the front and coax's for the back, each being run off an amp. I know most people say that you should just keep stock in the back but since they are blown thats not an option. Basically I've been looking at MB Quart QSC, Boston Acoustics Pro50, and Diamond Audio S500s, but I'm open to other suggestions.



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    Front speakers: Diamond D6 comp
    Rear speakers: Diamond D6 coax
    Speaker amp: Alpine 100x4
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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    make spacers so you can fit 6.5's in there




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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanbssc29
    Ok I have a Ford Explorer so all that will fit is 5 1/4's. I want to have very good sound, and I dont need alot of bass b.c thats why I have subs. I'm trying to stay under 800 for one set of comps for the front and coax's for the back, each being run off an amp. I know most people say that you should just keep stock in the back but since they are blown thats not an option. Basically I've been looking at MB Quart QSC, Boston Acoustics Pro50, and Diamond Audio S500s, but I'm open to other suggestions.
    IMO

    Front- Crystal CSC 50S
    Back- Crystal SSX 510

    Or

    Front - Rainbow CS 230VAN
    Rear - might be able to do another set for 800.



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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    How about Rainbow SLC's are they really as good as most say they are? More importantly are they compareable to thoose I've listed.



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    Front speakers: Diamond D6 comp
    Rear speakers: Diamond D6 coax
    Speaker amp: Alpine 100x4
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    Amps: 2 Diamond D61000.1; one on each sub

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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    For $800 you could get a set of germaniums and a amp




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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Front: Rainbow Germanium $450
    Rear: Focal 130V2 $240

    or

    Front: Dynaudio System 220 MK II $440
    Rear: MBQ QSC 213 $220




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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Boston Z5 (around 530ish on ebay)
    Boston SX55 (about 130ish)

    Those Z5/6's wail. Haven't heard the rainbows but i sure do loves those bostons.




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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Is there someting that I can buy to make 6.5's fit my door, or would I have to make it myself?



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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Yeah, they're around quite a few places. I would just make them yourself though.





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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanbssc29
    Is there someting that I can buy to make 6.5's fit my door, or would I have to make it myself?
    dremel? my past components never really fit so made them fit.

    I would cut the hole out until they fit then make a ring out of mdf and screw the driver through the mdf/panel.



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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    seas lotus reference > all



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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Quote Originally Posted by konechiwa
    Boston Z5 (around 530ish on ebay)
    Boston SX55 (about 130ish)

    Those Z5/6's wail. Haven't heard the rainbows but i sure do loves those bostons.
    I haven't heard the Seas or Rainbows, but I enjoyed the K2P's over the Z6's. I would love to take the Seas or Rainbows for a test drive, but can't find a shop or person who has them here.




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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    Quote Originally Posted by alphakenny1
    seas lotus reference > all
    I agree that those are great speakers.

    ryanbssc29,
    With a nice budget like that, have you considered an active system using raw diy drivers?

    Mids: SEAS EXCEL NEXTEL - $115.10 each
    http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind...14743&pid=1939
    World class drivers used in some high end home speakers.

    Tweets: SEAS 27 _ _ _ _ _ - $28.95 each
    http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind...14743&pid=2138
    http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/ind...14743&pid=2135
    There is a lot of talk about this tweeter.

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    Can use any decent set back there. I suggested just a mid because I don't like full range rear speakers unless it is a DSP surround sound system. Too much high end pulls the image to the rear of the car as the speakers are pretty close to your ears. I would not run the speakers higher than 4-6KHz.

    Crossover: AUDIO CONTROL 24xs
    My guess is you will need a crossover to high pass the mids if your deck does not have it built in. This is a nice unit.

    My guess is you plan to run the DIAMOND D6 amps to power these? If so that is good as they have a built in X-over that goes high enough to cover the 2-4KHz range. A D6300.4 bridged would be good for the front midsas they are 8 Ohms then, another D6300.4 to cover the tweeters and the rear mids. If you want more than two D6600.4 would be in order.




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    Re: Nice set of comps for under 800

    I dont know man that seams like a whole lot of work, and I wouldnt be using the D6's for my speakers b.c they are running my subs. Also this may seem like a noob thing to ask, which it probably is, but how do i know if an amp runs at 8ohms, or in the Boston Acoustics case 3ohms?



    2003 Ford Explorer
    System:
    Head Unit: Alpine IVA-205
    Front speakers: Diamond D6 comp
    Rear speakers: Diamond D6 coax
    Speaker amp: Alpine 100x4
    Subs: 2 12' Diamond D9s
    Amps: 2 Diamond D61000.1; one on each sub

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