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    Which Component Set is Better?

    Focal 130 V1's
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...al+130+V1.html

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    Massive Audio CK5's
    http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/S...d/0/rid/123284

    I'm pretty much down to these two, help me out! Unless there is something better for around $200 or less

    EDIT: I can get the focals for 185 brand new from someone.
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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    focal




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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    Focals in this case. I would urge you to the ID chamelons or XS drivers though.



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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    are these better than the Focal 130 V1's??

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...al+130+VR.html




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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    from those two i would say the focals...

    have you thought about CDT CL-62 carbon fibers any?



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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    How about these? Better?

    http://www.woofersetc.com/p1095/EF51...t-Speakers.htm

    http://www.woofersetc.com/p4609/CL51...t-Speakers.htm

    Which of those is better? I think I want to go with CDT, I don't like the sound of Focal being too bright.
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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    ^^^^^^
    Hey KME, have you listen to any of those comp sets???
    If i where you i wouldn't buy any lower line comp set from CDT.
    I have own CDT in the past & if where to buy a lower line of comps i would look into Hertz or ID.
    http://www.woofersetc.com/p6201/CTX6...ker-System.htm
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    http://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/default_en.htm
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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    ^^ I haven't, I don't have a place to listen to any brands like CDT or Focal etc. But at this rate I'll never buy anything lol. I think I'll go with the the CDTs, they seem pretty highly recommended from various people I have talked to.
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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    the cdt is ok,
    the tweeters are bright & can be harsh, the mid doesn't have much midbass.
    with the ID's the tweeter isn't aS HASRH & you'll get plenty of midbass.
    with hertz's is more of a well balanced comp set, tweeters is bright, but the mid is a lot more smoother then the cdt's.
    I'm useing CDT es62i mids 2009, which is in a different class then the lower lines that your'e looking into.
    I have the drt25 & es010 tweeters which i really think can be harsh to my ears.
    i dont use there tweeters any more.
    Rainbow speakers are really nice as well.
    i know many guys on this forum love cdt, but you should ask more of how there set up is,
    what i'm tring to say is ask questions from Sound Quality guys about good speakers.
    there are few of use around here which can help you find a good to best speaker for your budget.




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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    Well I don't know it seems that everything I come up with someone says "dont get that...". First I was looking at MB Quartz, then I was going to get Focals, now I am wanting CDT, you are the first person to say not go with the CDTs, so I just don't know. I've been looking at speakers for a while...I'm ready to buy something.




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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    May I recommend Boston Acoustics SX50 just to make your choice more difficult....

    http://woofersetc.com/p3388/SX50--Bo...ent-System.htm




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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    Let me ask this then.... are these significantly better??

    http://www.woofersetc.com/p1107/ES52...t-Speakers.htm

    IF they are maybe I'll just get them, I want to do this right the first time.




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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    Quote Originally Posted by okiedokie View Post
    the cdt is ok,
    the tweeters are bright & can be harsh, the mid doesn't have much midbass.
    with the ID's the tweeter isn't aS HASRH & you'll get plenty of midbass.
    with hertz's is more of a well balanced comp set, tweeters is bright, but the mid is a lot more smoother then the cdt's.
    I'm useing CDT es62i mids 2009, which is in a different class then the lower lines that your'e looking into.
    I have the drt25 & es010 tweeters which i really think can be harsh to my ears.
    i dont use there tweeters any more.
    Rainbow speakers are really nice as well.
    i know many guys on this forum love cdt, but you should ask more of how there set up is,
    what i'm tring to say is ask questions from Sound Quality guys about good speakers.
    there are few of use around here which can help you find a good to best speaker for your budget.

    you might wanna check your install... CDT tweets are far from harsh, and actually can be too mellow sometimes... also seal off your doors then youll have mid bass, ive actually pulled the screws on my driver doors mid bass



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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    yes, cdt tweets can be harsh.




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    Re: Which Component Set is Better?

    Hey basebalz13
    my doors are sealed, i do know how to install speakers.
    cdt's tweeters take lots of EQing to get them to sound right, which i dont like doing.

    hey KME- I think the es mids are good sounding,
    most of CDT products are made by Vifa & or Peerless, which if you where to go active it would be cheaper & can sound much better then most comps sets on the market.

    I think for the money your'e looking to spend you cant go wrong with these Rainbows
    http://www.woofersetc.com/p7049/SLC-...ent-System.htm
    these have good midbass response, tweeters is nice as well.

    http://www.woofersetc.com/p4765/Temp...ent-System.htm
    these have a smoother midrange, the tweeters is nice as well.


    Yes I've listen to each of these comp sets




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