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    CDT CL-61a and USX 4065??

    I am finally getting ready to put in my system, just looking at comps (and maybe rear fill for my factory speakers, no sub yet)..... and I see all the chatter on these CDT speakers.... they seem like a great deal!

    But, I already have the USX 4065 amp.... I was looking for comps/mids with bass to go with the amp, to compliment my new Alpine 9815....

    Since my amp is 4x65 RMS, and the CDTs are 90 RMS, with these be really underpowered (and, more importantly, will they sound like crap)?

    Can anyone help a newbie out? I have gotten pretty far with the deals I have found to date on the HU and amp.... it would be nice to be able to round this out with some half price comps!!

    Also, any suggestions on good (cheap) 6.5" rear fill for a Saturn SL2? I need something to hook up to my amp until I can save up for a sub...

    Thanks for any/all help!!!







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    you will be happy with those CDTs and 65 watts....

    a pair of those exact comps and a usx2080 will be at my doorstep tommorow for a friend...i will let you know how they sound after i install them this weekend.

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    My local shop cannot instal my Alpine 9815 for 3 weeks! The installation is free for the head unit, but I don't know if I can wait that long!

    So, giving the CDT CL-61's 65w RMS is not going to be too weak, since they call for 90w RMS? I have the USX4065, so I want to make sure the Speakers I connect to it will not be weak in my Saturn...

    Thanks for any help/suggestions!




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    Originally posted by Belgarion
    My local shop cannot instal my Alpine 9815 for 3 weeks! The installation is free for the head unit, but I don't know if I can wait that long!

    So, giving the CDT CL-61's 65w RMS is not going to be too weak, since they call for 90w RMS? I have the USX4065, so I want to make sure the Speakers I connect to it will not be weak in my Saturn...

    Thanks for any help/suggestions!
    They get moving pretty nicely at 50 and above....I run 75 to mine and love it.



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    Originally posted by Gauntlet
    They get moving pretty nicely at 50 and above....I run 75 to mine and love it.
    Good to know.... thanks Gauntlet! Just ordered a pair...




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    just installed the pair of the CL-61s today...great, great components. getting 80w RMS and the tweeter is so, so clear but not harsh at all. the midbass is good, not GREAT but perfectly acceptable. i would highly recommend these from thezeb.com for only 150 bucks...

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    Originally posted by nswartley
    just installed the pair of the CL-61s today...great, great components. getting 80w RMS and the tweeter is so, so clear but not harsh at all. the midbass is good, not GREAT but perfectly acceptable. i would highly recommend these from thezeb.com for only 150 bucks...
    Awesome! Thanks for the update Nate. Hopefully they sound that good with 60-65W RMS....




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    Originally posted by Belgarion
    Awesome! Thanks for the update Nate. Hopefully they sound that good with 60-65W RMS....
    im sure that you will be very happy with them. we surface mounted them and pointed them up and its great. i dont think that you can go wrong with them. good luck.

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    why dont u just not get a rear fill then bridge 4 channel amp to ur components. Rear fill *****. u will sound plenty nice with only 65 watts anyway.



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    Originally posted by capone28
    why dont u just not get a rear fill then bridge 4 channel amp to ur components. Rear fill *****. u will sound plenty nice with only 65 watts anyway.
    ehhh i wouldnt bridge a 4 channel amp like a us acoustics....sounds like a dumb idea.

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    Originally posted by capone28
    why dont u just not get a rear fill then bridge 4 channel amp to ur components. Rear fill *****. u will sound plenty nice with only 65 watts anyway.
    Bad, bad idea.



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    Originally posted by Gauntlet
    Bad, bad idea.
    Ok, so bridging a 4-channel USX amp is a bad idea? Good to know....

    I am really starting to lean towards picking up a sub, and amping the CL-61's and sub separately.... I just want my Alpine CDA-9815 to sound good!

    Thanks for all the help everyone!




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    why is it a bad idea?



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    Originally posted by capone28
    why is it a bad idea?
    For one, the bridged power is way too much for the components. For two, the bridged power is @ 2 ohms. The components are 4 ohms.



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    Originally posted by Gauntlet
    For one, the bridged power is way too much for the components. For two, the bridged power is @ 2 ohms. The components are 4 ohms.
    Thanks for the help Gauntlet.... looks like I should head over to the amp forum and start some searches!

    I am leaning towards either the HE2 or an ED k 12", but I have another thread open on that in the sub forum.... I hate the idea of buying 2 more amps, and giving my USX4065 to my girlfriend!

    Thanks for all the help!



    2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (97 Saturn SL2 was killed!!!)
    Soon to be installed:
    Alpine CDA-9815
    CDT CL-61a 6.5" components (they won't fit!)
    Rear fill: None
    amp for comps: US Acoustics 4085
    Sub: one Ed e12O.44
    Sub amp: Avionixx 800.2

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