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    Narrowed down my choices..a little advice

    Man shopping for speakers is a tiresome task.I did enjoy going to the stores to look and listen,but pulling the trigger on a set has been difficult.Anyway I think Ive narrowed it down to a few brands.The problem is that I can only listen to these in a sound board and its very difficult to get a real feel for them so I figured Id use your guys' experiences.Heres my list

    Focal 165 Vr's
    Jl Audio C-5's
    Boston Pro60 SE
    Diamond Audio S600s

    The prices are all very close.Im going to be running an amp that will give them 200 watts each.Please any and all opinions are welcome.

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    Re: Narrowed down my choices..a little advice

    Those comps have different sounding tweeters so you should see what you like more. The Focal and Boston have sharp sounding tweeters while the Hex and the JL have smooth.




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    Focals are very very sharp sounding.Thats the sound i prefer myself




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    Re: Narrowed down my choices..a little advice

    I defintely like a more laid back tweet.I listen to rock/metal.Would either one of my choices be better suited to my music?




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    Re: Narrowed down my choices..a little advice

    Have only heard the Focals from that list and if you want a laid back sound and you listen to metal I would leave the focals out. Sorry can't speak for the rest.




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    Re: Narrowed down my choices..a little advice

    i was in the same boat as you since i cant demo anything really because around here is nothing. i went with boston pro60SEs. i did alot of reading and people said the the tweeter isnt that sharp, and i wanted something alot of people didnt have. BUT i havent installed them yet since its too cold :so i cant tell you how they sound to me




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    Quote Originally Posted by bread0710 View Post
    i was in the same boat as you since i cant demo anything really because around here is nothing. i went with boston pro60SEs. i did alot of reading and people said the the tweeter isnt that sharp, and i wanted something alot of people didnt have. BUT i havent installed them yet since its too cold :so i cant tell you how they sound to me

    Well,what are you waiting for??? I need to know how they sound!!!




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    Re: Narrowed down my choices..a little advice

    That version of focal is not sharp compared to the 165 V2 which is sharp and the VRs is the upgraded version of the V2s. Never heard the other ones on your list though. I've heard the Hertz HSK 165 and the tweets are laid back for me try if you can audition them.



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    Re: Narrowed down my choices..a little advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    Have only heard the Focals from that list and if you want a laid back sound and you listen to metal I would leave the focals out. Sorry can't speak for the rest.
    Someone else told me the same thing.They said the Focals are more geared toward a more laid back type of music.




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    Quote Originally Posted by SQPL View Post
    That version of focal is not sharp compared to the 165 V2 which is sharp and the VRs is the upgraded version of the V2s. Never heard the other ones on your list though. I've heard the Hertz HSK 165 and the tweets are laid back for me try if you can audition them.
    No Ive been trying to find these somewhere.No one has them.As a matter of fact alot of people never even heard of them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 07ramjam View Post
    Well,what are you waiting for??? I need to know how they sound!!!


    haha im sry but its really cold i want to see how they sound also




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    Quote Originally Posted by bread0710 View Post
    haha im sry but its really cold i want to see how they sound also
    haha.. I can't wait till spring comes man to install my setup!



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    Quote Originally Posted by SQPL View Post
    haha.. I can't wait till spring comes man to install my setup!
    i know what you mean it ***** to wait but o well its worth it

    where in NY do you live?




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    pro 60's tweet can get pretty sharp



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    Quote Originally Posted by 07ramjam View Post
    Well,what are you waiting for??? I need to know how they sound!!!
    If you go with Pro 60's be prepared for a very bright tweeter. I just sold my Pro 60's about a month ago for just that reason. At higher volumes the highs would get so harsh that my ears would feel fatigued after a few minutes. I think that is just the nature of Boston's tweeters. Some people like a bright tweeter, but I prefer the smoothness of a silk tweeter myself. The mids sounded great, but their highs are pretty harsh for my tastes.




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