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    help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    hey
    I currently own diamond s600 silk hexs powered by a zx450.2. I dont like them at all they are very harsh and fatiguing to the ear.
    I was wondering what comps i should look at i has these in mind
    rainbow germs
    rainbow profi cross line
    polk sr6500
    boston z6
    diamond d9

    also im debating whether or not to sell the zx450.2 or keep it.
    all depends if it is worth going active or not and how much power the comps i want need.
    thanks for all your help



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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    also the midbass on the diamonds is very week even with a fully deadened door



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    sub amp- tru s500
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    Caraudio.com- excelerater(bought), tukn18s(bought), zero gauge(soldto),3.5max6speed(bought)abra(sold)to)Adk Mike(sold to)thepreludedude(sold)tyler_fitz(sold)
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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    I haven't looked back with my SR's...after the break in period, amazing......


    I have 200w rms going to mine and the tweeter protector in the cross-over glows like crazy on higher volume, careful with your wattage



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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    Since you HU has active capabilities, have you considered mix and match drivers and purchasing a 4 channel amp? You could then find drivers to meet your needs cheaper.




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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    yes i have considered going active and mixing and matching mids and tweets but i am unaware of what i should get.



    set up
    97 acura integra gsr
    Hu- pioneer premier 860
    front stage- seas lotus refs/1 active
    comp amp- tru steel s45
    sub amp- tru s500
    Sub- SI magv4
    Refs:
    diymobileaudio.com entityofme, ogredave, oldoneeye, bigred
    Caraudio.com- excelerater(bought), tukn18s(bought), zero gauge(soldto),3.5max6speed(bought)abra(sold)to)Adk Mike(sold to)thepreludedude(sold)tyler_fitz(sold)
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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    Here is how I made my decision, hopefully it can help you analyze how to make yours:

    1) The tweeter needed to play well off axis.
    2) The tweeter needed to mount like a traditional driver (It is an aesthetic thing)
    3) The mid-bass needed to be rather shallow.
    4) The mid-bass needed to emphasize the "kick-bass" region. I felt it was lacking in my old install.
    5) The two drivers needed to work together. I mean can they be appropriately crossed.


    So, just list your requirements. They probably aren't unique enough where no one has a suggestion.
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    I went with the profi kick and cal27. I still haven't heard them but for a brief second because I am always in between installs. Hopefully, I can afford to get my amps next week (pdx 1.1000; 4.150) and take a listen.




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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    The Profi Cross line wont be available later in the year and will be above your budget.



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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd View Post
    The Profi Cross line wont be available later in the year and will be above your budget.
    Budgets always become elastic over time anyway.

    Mine was what, $300 or so.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipx99 View Post
    Budgets always become elastic over time anyway.

    Mine was what, $300 or so.
    ? <confused>



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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd View Post
    ? <confused>
    Sorry....what I am saying is that oftentimes one goes way over budget during the course of an install.

    I only intended to spend $300 but after view the options available and what I wanted to accomplish, the budget increased. That is what I mean by elastic.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipx99 View Post
    Sorry....what I am saying is that oftentimes one goes way over budget during the course of an install.

    I only intended to spend $300 but after view the options available and what I wanted to accomplish, the budget increased. That is what I mean by elastic.

    now i follow, very true.



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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    Quote Originally Posted by gsr22 View Post
    yes i have considered going active and mixing and matching mids and tweets but i am unaware of what i should get.
    seas neo alum. type for about 30.00 apeice very smooth tweets and they do sparkle without the harshness of a metal tweet, this is a very nice tweeter you can get them from solen.ca or madisound.com



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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    the tweeters will be going in the stock location i believe its on axis they are 1 inch in diamater
    im looking for something thats not harsh, and fatiguing to the ear.
    i hear great tings about the cal 27 tweeter
    flipx let me know how they sound when u get ur amps in



    set up
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    Hu- pioneer premier 860
    front stage- seas lotus refs/1 active
    comp amp- tru steel s45
    sub amp- tru s500
    Sub- SI magv4
    Refs:
    diymobileaudio.com entityofme, ogredave, oldoneeye, bigred
    Caraudio.com- excelerater(bought), tukn18s(bought), zero gauge(soldto),3.5max6speed(bought)abra(sold)to)Adk Mike(sold to)thepreludedude(sold)tyler_fitz(sold)
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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    Quote Originally Posted by gsr22 View Post
    the tweeters will be going in the stock location i believe its on axis they are 1 inch in diamater
    im looking for something thats not harsh, and fatiguing to the ear.
    i hear great tings about the cal 27 tweeter
    flipx let me know how they sound when u get ur amps in

    3.5 has one for sell IIRC.

    Will do.




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    Re: help deciding on comps around 500 to spend

    I have my set of Rainbow Profi Van CS365 that I might be interested letting go off. As my interest have changed they are in great condition. Have original box everything. Retial is around a $1000.00 for a set new IIRC. Mabey we can work something out.



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