Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Reload Thread: are rainbows really worth the money?

  1. #1
    armstrong's Avatar
    armstrong is offline lets poop together!



    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Age
    25
    Posts
    400
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    are rainbows really worth the money?

    ok i'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to drop $220 on a pair of 6.5" slc's. i could get a pair of pg rsd's or something else cheap plus an amp for the price of just the rainbows. are the slc's really worth their price tag or should i just go with something cheaper such as the rsds or something else cheap, but decent?



    drivin a 2003 Lexus IS300 black on black

    starting to save for the system!!!




  2. #2
    PremierAudio's Avatar
    PremierAudio is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Omaha, Ne
    Posts
    329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    It really depends on how discriminating your ears really are and how much your money matters. I know this sounds obvious but, if you are finding it hard to push for the SLCs and feel that you could live with something of lesser quality/performance, then stick with the PGs.




  3. #3
    XHiFiX's Avatar
    XHiFiX is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    220
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    Rainbows are well worth the money. There's something about German engineering..they make great cars and they make awesome speakers too haha. I've used the SLX and SLCs and they were very impressive. I can't imagine how much better sound you'd get when you go up their line (germ, profi, plat, ref.)




  4. #4
    azbass's Avatar
    azbass is offline the salty ca.com mod



    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    34,922
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    meh




  5. #5
    grampi's Avatar
    grampi is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Cheyenne
    Posts
    723
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixXx View Post
    Rainbows are well worth the money. There's something about German engineering..they make great cars and they make awesome speakers too haha. I've used the SLX and SLCs and they were very impressive. I can't imagine how much better sound you'd get when you go up their line (germ, profi, plat, ref.)
    I don't about the great cars thing. They sure look nice, but they aren't nearly as reliable as Japanese cars.




  6. #6
    JoeHemi57's Avatar
    JoeHemi57 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    1,526
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    I've ran a lot of higher end comps in the past and i'm perfectly happy with the rsd's even without a good source unit(factory deck to loc to amp).



    References:
    ebay "joeshemi57"
    IonSQL, idealrealist, excelerater, siliconinja, khail19, Silver Supra, FoxPro5, edwelly, newtitan, Raven2201, cd6551, Colin+M

  7. #7
    armstrong's Avatar
    armstrong is offline lets poop together!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Age
    25
    Posts
    400
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    any more opinions?



    drivin a 2003 Lexus IS300 black on black

    starting to save for the system!!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Mo
    Posts
    173
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    I love my cmx 265s...they are worth every penny. I have never heard rsds though. They are better than my JL XRs I ran before them.




  9. #9
    headless's Avatar
    headless is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Florida (Tallahassee)
    Posts
    1,292
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    I loved my rainbow germaniums so much the only possible upgrade i could imagine to them was the rainbow power line CS. Haven't heard the SLC's but i can tell you that i have been extremely impressed by every Rainbow product i've heard (from subs, to Germanium to Profi line and up to Power Line CS)



    Eclipse CD7000 - RioCar Empeg 3
    Rainbow Powerline CS 275.27 / Arc Audio 4150 XXK (Woofers) - Arc Audio 2100 XXK (Tweeters)
    Rainbow Vanadium 12 x2 / Arc Audio 1500 XXK
    Quote Originally Posted by TEAM HAMMER
    Your so full of Crap! The last place you want a Midbass or Sub is in front of you Retard Whens the last time you seen a 12in+ sub up front?
    Quote Originally Posted by bdawson72
    Technically, bigger wire has more resistance.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    3,393
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    IMO.. if you have a good head unit or EQ with lots of tuning options you can make any component set sound pretty good. I upgraded my old school mbquarts to SLC 265kicks and they sound almost alike but the rainbows of course do sound better, are much more musical, and get louder without being harsh.



    AIM: XaznKewLguyX

    Feedback:

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showth...32#post2178432

    Please post there if you have dealt with me also.

  11. #11
    Latina33's Avatar
    Latina33 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    550
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    I currently have SLC 265 Kicks, and I really enjoy them. The detail and quality of sound reproduction is very accurate and clear. I'll be adding a CAL25 tweeter set soon, which should make them sound even BETTER!



    Refs: jacka, PremierAudio, BoondockSaints, mlstrass, flava30

  12. #12
    NYR36's Avatar
    NYR36 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    toronto
    Posts
    390
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    To answer your question, they better be. I have a set of SLCs in my room waiting to be installed.



    "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."

    "If by the instrument of governmental power, a people is led towards its destruction, then rebellion is not only the right of such people, it is its duty."

    "I just find it incomprehensible that after 10,000 years, pride could all but vanish in only two generations"

    'Democracy: Where the votes of two imbeciles are worth more than that of one wise man'

    refs: MJ-tC, xplicitACTS, PremierAudio

  13. #13
    WhoSayWho?'s Avatar
    WhoSayWho? is offline Preston Caught a Predator



    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Hempstead State Park
    Posts
    14,848
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYR36 View Post
    To answer your question, they better be. I have a set of SLCs in my room waiting to be installed.

    Nice answer.




  14. #14
    armstrong's Avatar
    armstrong is offline lets poop together!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Age
    25
    Posts
    400
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    i'm torn between the two guys! either buy a nice set of comps and get an amp later on or get a pretty good set of comps and save a bunch of money and still be able to get an amp? tough call right here.



    drivin a 2003 Lexus IS300 black on black

    starting to save for the system!!!

  15. #15
    Latina33's Avatar
    Latina33 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    550
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: are rainbows really worth the money?

    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    i'm torn between the two guys! either buy a nice set of comps and get an amp later on or get a pretty good set of comps and save a bunch of money and still be able to get an amp? tough call right here.

    Get the SLC 265 Kicks, you won't be sorry. I actually might sell my slightly used set in the next few days. I've moved over to the CMX set with the titanium tweeter.



    Refs: jacka, PremierAudio, BoondockSaints, mlstrass, flava30

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum