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    Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    I am thinking 2 sets of RE XXX 6.5's Woofers in lower door, one tweeter just above and one in A-pillar. Just wondering if there are better 2ohm offerings out there? Staying passive for a few months then going active. I will be using all A/D/S power on them at 40, 50, 80, 100, 150, or 200 watts TRUE RMS depending on the speaker limits. I want to be LOUD and CLEAR I am looking for input on other offerings in this price range that will be any better than the xxx's I know there are other offerings from Rainbow, CDT, DLS in this price range, just have no idea which are the best. Price range 500-700 for 2 sets 2OHM to run series at 4ohm/channel. Music we will say is top 40 to cover everything LOL Mostly Classic rock though OOH yeah that Dire Straits is gonna sound live! But I can still bump the Lil' Wayne. LOL



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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    I would run two of the convertible CDT 2 Ohm sets so you can do a coaxial mount on one set and split up the other set if you prefer a separate tweeter. Putting tweeters on the A-pillars does help raise the sound stage but it introduces a lot of reflections off the glass at the same time. I'm not sure what you meant by listing all those power numbers but I would go with 200 Watts at 4 Ohms for 2 sets of 6.5s.




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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    U don't necessarily need 2 ohm mids in series to get 4 ohms final. Look for 8 ohm mids and parallel them to 4 ohms. That gives u waaaaay more options.

    Check out partsexpress.com and madisound




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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    U don't necessarily need 2 ohm mids in series to get 4 ohms final. Look for 8 ohm mids and parallel them to 4 ohms. That gives u waaaaay more options.

    Check out partsexpress.com and madisound
    If I do that, I have to go active right away, And I do not have the time for that at the moment. But thanks Prince, you are always very helpful!

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    Any opinion on these? RAINBOW SLC 265.25 NG 6.5" COMPONENT SET SPEAKERS



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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    I would run two of the convertible CDT 2 Ohm sets so you can do a coaxial mount on one set and split up the other set if you prefer a separate tweeter. Putting tweeters on the A-pillars does help raise the sound stage but it introduces a lot of reflections off the glass at the same time. I'm not sure what you meant by listing all those power numbers but I would go with 200 Watts at 4 Ohms for 2 sets of 6.5s.
    The coax is definitely not the road for me, my tahoe has a stock tweeter location in the door already.



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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    Quote Originally Posted by Skinkutter View Post
    If I do that, I have to go active right away, And I do not have the time for that at the moment. But thanks Prince, you are always very helpful!

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    Any opinion on these? RAINBOW SLC 265.25 NG 6.5" COMPONENT SET SPEAKERS
    Those rainbows are very nice. I almost bought a set.

    Also, why would u have to go active if u went with 8 ohm mids?




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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    Those rainbows are very nice. I almost bought a set.

    Also, why would u have to go active if u went with 8 ohm mids?

    I thought that the passive x-overs values would change when I change the speakers resistance. Besides I've looked on parts express and I have Noooo idea what a good 6 1/2" mid would be.



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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

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    I thought that the passive x-overs values would change when I change the speakers resistance. Besides I've looked on parts express and I have Noooo idea what a good 6 1/2" mid would be.
    Yea the xover point will change with the final ohm load. Are your current mids 4 ohms? U can still do the paralleled 8 ohm mids to a final 4 ohms and have the same xover point as series wired 2 ohm mids.

    As far as what to look for, look into peerless, scanspeak, Dayton, and silver flute off the top of my head.

    Also, if u see a mid that interests u, you can always post it here or search it on diyma. They use a lot more of the raw drivers than guys here.




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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    Yea the xover point will change with the final ohm load. Are your current mids 4 ohms? U can still do the paralleled 8 ohm mids to a final 4 ohms and have the same xover point as series wired 2 ohm mids.

    As far as what to look for, look into peerless, scanspeak, Dayton, and silver flute off the top of my head.

    Also, if u see a mid that interests u, you can always post it here or search it on diyma. They use a lot more of the raw drivers than guys here.
    Like I said, I really appreciate your input, as you are a knowledgeable person and always helpful. Im going to shuffle over to DIYMA and find out what all it would take to design a single crossover to run my entire front stage. I have been a box builder since the 80's, but I never got into all the technical BS of x-overs. I think this will be the bulk of my project!



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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    Quote Originally Posted by Skinkutter View Post
    Like I said, I really appreciate your input, as you are a knowledgeable person and always helpful. Im going to shuffle over to DIYMA and find out what all it would take to design a single crossover to run my entire front stage. I have been a box builder since the 80's, but I never got into all the technical BS of x-overs. I think this will be the bulk of my project!
    I looked into designing an xover a while back. Seems fun....active is definitely easier though.

    This should help ya with mid choices: A subjective comparison of popular 7" drivers - DIYMA Car Audio Forum




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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    For that price, you should be able to make a pretty killer set of DIY comps with an 8" or maybe even 10" midbass and a nice tweeter. Just run a beefy 2ch on the mids then a smaller 2ch on the set of tweets.




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    Re: Same old question, just need new points of view for new front stage

    Think Im going to make my own active x-over and these mids look great. Peerless 830990 6-1/2" GFC Cone HDS Woofer and only around 340 for 6 off them.



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