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    ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    I have an original set of Orion HCCA 5s Comps (the ones built here in the US, Arizona)
    and Also a set of Z5 components by Boston Acoustics

    How do you compare and which would you prefer to use in a SQ setup???

    ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components-hccareardisp.jpg

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    ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components-picture-10.jpg


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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    Z5s are sexx...idk about the Orion's though.




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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    Appreciat it Prince, showing a new member some feedback, i was like dang 50+ views no comments.
    Trying to find out if anyone knew how both compared as far as deeper cleaner midbass, or crisp highs.

    Which would you rather use in a SQ Build?




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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    I'm a big Boston acoustics fan and I'm also an SQ guy so I'm gonna say I'd grab the BAs. I was actually looking for a set of the Z's for a while a little while back.

    BA has never let me down.




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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    how do the tweets sound on the hcca's




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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    its been a long time since i have heard those orions. with that being said, those bostons are amazing. i know some people say the tweeters are too bright but i actually love them. im guessing you may need to listen to both sets in the vehicle you are installing them to see which you like best. if that is not an option then i would say go for the bostons. its hard for me to imagine someone not falling in love with that set. if you dont mind me asking, what are you planning on powering them with?




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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    Have not decided yet,
    option 1 : Autotek mean machine (pre maxx sonics) 800.4 getting about 125 rms
    option 2 : Fultron (pre memphis) 75x4 @ 4ohms, 150x4 @ 2ohms

    thought about getting a gt-42 but i currently have a gt-28 that wasnt too impressed with guts....... Idk,
    any suggestions?

    Also since you really admire the z5's how do they (if at all) compare to the pro60se set?

    Appreciate it ms150




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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    If you were able to hear both sets of speakers on a soundboard I think you'd find the HCCAs will walk all over the Z's. Aside from their impedance, those are the same speakers as the a/d/s/ 345is as both companies were under the DEI umbrella at the time.

    I own the a/d/s/ components and actually demo'd them on a soundboard next to several high dollar components (Focal, Boston, etc) and the difference between those and the Z's was staggering. And the dirty little secret about those Z's? They sound identical to the Pros...if you EQ 1 frequency out of the mid of the pros. I have a pretty darn good ear and I remember having to really concentrate to hear a difference. How good is my ear? I can hear the difference between a store-bought CD and the same CD burned on a PC. Went 10-for-10 and got a dollar menu lunch for it (guy who bet me was cheap).

    So ya, if I were in your shoes I'd snag the HCCAs.




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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    ^^ I wish my ears were as good as yours, brah. Too many Deep Purple concerts took a toll

    I've never heard Orions, but I've been around long enough to have listened to Z's in the sound board at Tweeters Etc when they were new (and retailing for $1000). Ungodly bright and clear, and man they got loud.



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    Head Unit: JVC KWHDR720
    EQ: Audiocontrol EQL
    Front Stage: Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine 5.25 mids, Morel Maximo tweets
    Sub Stage: Boston G3 10", 0.5 cu ft sealed
    Amp: PPI Phantom 900.4
    Rear Fill: Boston SE953 6X9's

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    Re: ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components

    Well I currently Own the HCCA's as well as the Z's just trying to decide what setup to keep,
    These are the components im working with as of NOW:

    alpine HU older model,
    2 autotek amps (Pre-Maxxsonic BO)
    -4ch mean machine doing 150 rms @ 2 ohms / 125 @ 3 ohm
    -1ch sx 1200x doing 700 @ 4 ohms

    1 set HCCA 5s(a/d/s) , 1 BA Z5, 1 BA Prose

    and Older HCCA 12d (TC SOUNDS)



    and again i might just keep both unless a good offer is made on either one
    ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components-hccareardisp.jpg
    ORION HCCA and Boston z5 Components-picture-10.jpg




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