View Poll Results: Most compatible w/ Sax-100.4 to produce clear/loud mids

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  • Morel 6 Tempo

    2 10.53%
  • Boston Pro 60

    3 15.79%
  • Morel MW166-4 from madisound

    3 15.79%
  • Tang Band W6-1721 from parts-express

    0 0%
  • Hertz HSK 165 6.5"

    5 26.32%
  • RE AUDIO XXX6.5C

    1 5.26%
  • Rainbow CMX

    5 26.32%
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    Active Component decision

    I recently purchased a sundown sax-100.4d and wanted to run an active setup. I am looking for components that that will produce the "loudest music" and will work best with the amp. I am not really looking for a lot of midbass because I have a Re xxx 15" sub installed for bass.

    I was looking into

    1)Morel 6 Tempo
    2)Boston Pro 60
    3)Morel MW166-4 from madisound
    4)Tang Band W6-1721 from parts-express
    5)Hertz HSK 165 6.5"
    6)RE AUDIO XXX6.5C
    7)Rainbow CMX

    Which of these do you think would fit my needs the best?







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    Re: Active Component decision

    Your sub isn't gonna play much for midbass The more sub you've got the more midbass you'll need to properly blend the two.



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    Re: Active Component decision

    Quote Originally Posted by pjhabit View Post
    Your sub isn't gonna play much for midbass The more sub you've got the more midbass you'll need to properly blend the two.
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    Re: Active Component decision

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisct View Post
    I am not really looking for a lot of midbass because I have a Re xxx 15" sub installed for bass.
    I agree with pjhabit on this one.





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    Re: Active Component decision

    Gotcha man, I was just trying to say I cared more about louder/clearer "words" than mid bass. I do want some mid bass to fill the points the sub can't hit.




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    Re: Active Component decision

    I would think using a XXX for your subwoofer, thats exactly what you would want, alot of midbass to help with that subs lack of upper end. But I understand what your trying to do.



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    Re: Active Component decision

    I previously had the rainbow cmx kickbass which has more midbass than the standard series but honestly in my opinion I though the 15" drowns any midbass those door speakers made. I don't know if maybe they were defective or somthing.

    Thanks for everyone's input so far




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    Re: Active Component decision

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisct View Post
    I previously had the rainbow cmx kickbass which has more midbass than the standard series but honestly in my opinion I though the 15" drowns any midbass those door speakers made. I don't know if maybe they were defective or somthing.

    Thanks for everyone's input so far
    the 15" shouldnt "drown" anything out. Sub plays a certain set of frequencies and midbass plays a different set. When the midbasses are working the subs shouldnt be. So the sub should NOT drown out the midbass, its likely that they over power the midbass causing it to sound distorted, but the woofer typically shouldnt be pounding the same notes as the midbass.



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    Re: Active Component decision

    if you want loud clear components then the boston pro 60's are perfect.




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    Re: Active Component decision

    Thanks for yalls thoughts. I guess I do need a driver that produces decent mid bass as long as getting loud.




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    Re: Active Component decision

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisct View Post
    Thanks for yalls thoughts. I guess I do need a driver that produces decent mid bass as long as getting loud.
    for sure man, on a side note, I love my tempo 6's. I find that with the windows down (99% of the time) the tweets are comfortable, and with the windows up they are a little bright, so I just set the fader to R2 or R4 and it takes care of the problem well enough for me. I'm putting them to the xenon 200.4 gain is up fairly high. Love the comps, but I dont think they would sound AS GOOD with less than ~150 or so to each side. Maybe if you do some mean deadening the 6.5s would be sufficient off lower power though



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    Re: Active Component decision

    Make sure you have enough space to fit either the Tang Band or the XXX mids.

    They are both extremely deep.



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    Re: Active Component decision

    if your looking for loud and clear, the Bostons are a good choice for you

    BUT...instead of going active, leave the passives on there and bi amp them, your looking for LOUD and CLEAR as your main goals, the xovers might give you a little protection and save you some trouble, you dont seem like a person who is gonna benefit much from the time spent on active stuff...IMO

    i know active is the big thing here lately, but its not like those companies just throw a set of parts together for the crossovers, there is alot of time put into them for the speakers its using, it dosent take much at all to mess up a set of tweeters

    if you have T/A and such you can still do it with bi amp, still adjust levels and such, your buying speakers with passives made already, why not just use them

    thats just my opinion




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    Re: Active Component decision

    Thanks again for yalls input. Yea i would defiantly have to watch the mounting depth on those tang bangs and xxx.




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