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    CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    Hey all.

    I'm buying a set of CDT ES-62i's with the '07 (yellow) mid. I'm getting a good deal on an upgrade to the ES-010 tweeters, so I figure I might as well step up to the top of the range driver. However, I'm torn as to which crossover I should go with. They come with the EX-480, but I can upgrade to the EX-560i's for $45. Is it a worthwhile upgrade? I'm already pushing my budget, and while I consider myself a home/headphone audiophile, I've never had a great car audio system, so I'm not sure how much I would notice or appreciate the difference. I've heard that the 560's have better power handling, and that the 480's tweeter protect sometimes annoyingly kicks in?

    For reference, they will be going in an 07 Subaru WRX STI (not exactly the best car-audio platform ever. Essentially no factory sound-deadening ), running off of an Alpine CDA-9887 and either an Alpine PDX 2.150 or 4.100 (bridged). I'll probably try the tweets out in the stock location (upper door cards), but may mount them down in the kicks. Sub is an Fi Q 12", and I mostly listen to DnB and Trance, but I also listen to anything from death metal to piano rock.

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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    if you like your music loud go with the 560

    I had the 480 and I think it will take 150 or so RMS also has tweeter protect that I didnt like

    shuts off tweeter to soon for me




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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
    Hey all.

    I'm buying a set of CDT ES-62i's with the '07 (yellow) mid.
    The ES-62i's have the new ES-6 mids
    The ES-620's have the old (yellow) ES-600 mids
    Definitely upgrade to the 560i's, you'll get a lower (imo more favorable) x/over point along w/ the advantages already mentioned



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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    seems like they surely rape ppl w/ those passives.




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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    GET THE 560's id you are going to get a crossover. The 480 has a 4700 hz or something close to that cross point , while the 560's have a 2k cross point iirc



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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    Quote Originally Posted by Zachfeen View Post
    GET THE 560's id you are going to get a crossover. The 480 has a 4700 hz or something close to that cross point , while the 560's have a 2k cross point iirc
    You're thinking of the 550 that's crossed @ 2.5kHz, the 560 is crossed @ 3.7kHz.



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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    There's some Peerless HDS woofers on PE for hella cheap again.




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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    i use gold cdt es front stage 2 sets of comps up front at 2 ohm off a sax 125.2
    with the 560

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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    I have been looking for a set of 6.5 comps my self. CDT right now is looking real good whats the price tag on those? I see the CL Set on ebay for 99.99.



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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    Hey 350zspl,
    if your gold es set is rated @ 4ohms for the mid, & either 4ohms or 6ohms for the tweeters how did you get 2 ohms???????




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    Re: CDT EX-480 vs EX-560i

    Hey all. Thanks for all the input, and a huge thanks to Mike at Vertex. He went out of his way to help me figure out the deal I was looking at, with no expectation of making a sale at all, but rather, concerned as a CDT dealer that I was either getting mislead or not getting as good of a deal as I thought i was.

    As luck would have it, though, he had an awesome deal on an open-box set of the CDT PSS-626i's (only a little more than I would have spent on the 07 ES-62i's with the DRT26's and EX-560i crossover). Similar to the 2009 ES-62i set, but with the even-better 550i/25 crossover (lower xover point), PSS-6i mid (a shallow-mount driver that seems to be an improvement upon the ES-07 mid), with all components being hand-selected and auditioned.

    My only question now, is whether I should spend an extra ~$50 or so to get the ES-06 mid instead. With the lower xover point, the set should cover the range pretty well, and I'm a fan of DnB and electronica, so extra bass is a plus. I've got a pretty solid sub-stage with the sealed Fi Q 12", which can play pretty high, so I may not really need the 06 mid, but with how much I'm already spending, would it be stupid not to spend a little bit more and get what may be an even better driver for my listening tastes? Mind you, I'm already pushing my budget past what I originally planned on spending, but it sort of turned into a case of "Spend X now and risk not being totally happy, or spend Y more and be set for a long time?" Thoughts?

    Edit: One other consideration - I would have no issue at all fitting the PSS-6i mid in my doors, but IIRC the ES-06 mid has a MASSIVE driver and just shy of a 3" mounting depth, which is on the extreme end of what can reasonably fit in my doors. I'm sure I could make it work, but it is something to keep in mind.




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