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    Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Hey guys I want to spend money on a 1 pair of speaker but I don't decided yet.. I am between the Rainbow Powerline CS or the Boston Acoustic z6 or zps6... what do you recommend me? I have a kicker kx800.4.. I want an excellent sound quality, excellent tweeter, an excellent mid!.. I hear trance music.. like DJ Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren.

    I want some review that can compare powerline vs z6 or zps6.. Thanks







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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    can't speak for the rainbow's because i've never personally heard them (nobody around here carries them) but i've owned the Z6 and absolutely loved them. honestly more midbass than you really need, i actually had to EQ the low end down a bit. midrange/vocals were extremely clear and natural sounding, not strained or tinny like a lot of speakers i've heard (even compared to some very nice sets like the jl ZR's). tweets are very smooth, clear, and accurate. there was honestly nothing at all i did not like about them, except that they need a TON of power to get going. i ended up bridging a boston GT22 on each mid, and running the tweets off a GT20 just because i like the added headroom, but they were fine running a single GT22 on the mids and the GT20 on the tweets. a jl audio 450/4 would be ideal for the set.




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Quote Originally Posted by thefunkybunch View Post
    can't speak for the rainbow's because i've never personally heard them (nobody around here carries them) but i've owned the Z6 and absolutely loved them. honestly more midbass than you really need, i actually had to EQ the low end down a bit. midrange/vocals were extremely clear and natural sounding, not strained or tinny like a lot of speakers i've heard (even compared to some very nice sets like the jl ZR's). tweets are very smooth, clear, and accurate. there was honestly nothing at all i did not like about them, except that they need a TON of power to get going. i ended up bridging a boston GT22 on each mid, and running the tweets off a GT20 just because i like the added headroom, but they were fine running a single GT22 on the mids and the GT20 on the tweets. a jl audio 450/4 would be ideal for the set.
    thanks a lot for the review.!




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Bump! anyone??




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    No experience with the Rainbows but I LOVE my z6's, I have heard great things about the Rainbow products though.....



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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    I like my Cal25s silks better than the Z6s tweets. I will be purchasing Powerline CS soon so I will tell you more then.



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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Quote Originally Posted by the727kid View Post
    I like my Cal25s silks better than the Z6s tweets. I will be purchasing Powerline CS soon so I will tell you more then.
    ok thanks for help




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Thats a really tough choice. The powerline is incredible especially since it comes with the Cal25 tweet but the Z6 is an all around well built amazing speaker.

    I think the Z6 and the powerline would both be a very good choice as they are both very good speakers.

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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    I have a set of RAinbow CMX 265 in the For Sale section right now. I like them better than the Bostons. I've heard them in many installs.

    The tweeter is smooth and very detailed. The woofer has sick midbass and had good detail but not so detailed that it looses it on sub par recordings. They can take some power too. 200 per side with no problems.



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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Quote Originally Posted by Echo42987 View Post
    Thats a really tough choice. The powerline is incredible especially since it comes with the Cal25 tweet but the Z6 is an all around well built amazing speaker.

    I think the Z6 and the powerline would both be a very good choice as they are both very good speakers.

    -Nick-
    He is looking at the Powerline CS, not the Powerline CMX.....the cmx comes with the cal25 n the cs with the cal 27.



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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    honestly, i think once you reach a certain calibre of speakers, the installation will determine more of how the final product will sound than the speakers themselves. i loved my Z's, i still love my pro 6.53's, but i've heard nothing but good things about the rainbows as well. honestly, i'd say pick whichever you can get a better deal on, and run with it. put more of your concentrations in the installation itself (driver placement, sound deadening, deadening, deadening, deadening, amplification, tuning, tuning, and more tuning) honestly it took me a couple months of tweaking to get the Z's to sound just like i wanted them to, but once they did i pulled a "set it and forget it", went to the ipersonalize site, burned all my settings to a disc in case i lost power, and enjoyed




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Quote Originally Posted by thefunkybunch View Post
    honestly, i think once you reach a certain calibre of speakers, the installation will determine more of how the final product will sound than the speakers themselves. i loved my Z's, i still love my pro 6.53's, but i've heard nothing but good things about the rainbows as well. honestly, i'd say pick whichever you can get a better deal on, and run with it. put more of your concentrations in the installation itself (driver placement, sound deadening, deadening, deadening, deadening, amplification, tuning, tuning, and more tuning) honestly it took me a couple months of tweaking to get the Z's to sound just like i wanted them to, but once they did i pulled a "set it and forget it", went to the ipersonalize site, burned all my settings to a disc in case i lost power, and enjoyed
    lol couple of month to tweaking? wow! it is so hard?




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

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    lol couple of month to tweaking? wow! it is so hard?
    no, i just don't have a lot of time, and i'm suuuuuuuper picky. just tweaked a little here and there when i had free time at work. i work on other people's cars alllllllll day long, the last thing i want to do is work on my own!




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    Quote Originally Posted by thefunkybunch View Post
    no, i just don't have a lot of time, and i'm suuuuuuuper picky. just tweaked a little here and there when i had free time at work. i work on other people's cars alllllllll day long, the last thing i want to do is work on my own!
    lol .... dude the Z6 how it sound? like loud and quality or loud and distortion.. etc?




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    Re: Rainbow Vs Boston Acoustic

    very loud, and way more quality. i think with either, when they're properly set up, the only distortion you will find is when user error is involved.




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