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    Icon32 Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Hello guys!

    i am redoing my whole setup, starting with the front.. I stupidly purchased a pair of kappa 6.5 60.9cs and the tweeters are insanely bright, even with the -6db on, this thing is killing my ears.
    I dont want to do the same mistake again so I am looking towards silk tweeters if i understood well reading the forum.

    My choice would be between the Polk MM6501 and the ID CTX65CS.

    I am sure those speakers are great quality but id really like to buy the smoothest tweeter

    I have a Alpine f450 amp with an alpine x100 (so no eq at all ) and a sub, so i dont care about bass.

    And also i have a civic 99, will those fit ? (i already cut all the plastic to fit the awful kappa)

    Thank you for your help! I am going crazy trying to look for the right one!
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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Bump! I am gonna go for the ID, but now I am wondering if they are gonna fit or not ? I read mixed things on forums.. Thanks!




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    If you're worried about fit, just take a measuring tape to your door. If you can squeeze in a MDF baffle, you can give yourself another 3/4" of clearance.



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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Of you're looking for the smoothest tweeter in that price range, u should be looking at JL C2s. Iirc they're not as deep as CTXs either




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    ahah you want to make my choice even more difficult




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Quote Originally Posted by rafi View Post
    ahah you want to make my choice even more difficult
    I've auditioned each of these sets. Owned the CTXs and C2s. Personally I prefer the brighter CTX tweeters but the issue, reportedly, comes in at high volume when they get harsh due to the Low tweeter crossover point which makes sense.

    The C2s are the exact opposite. They made me wonder if the tweeters were even on at about low to mid volumes but had just the right amount of presence at high volumes. But, JL comps are very listener specific. Because when I say they are laidback I mean really laidback.

    JBL has a new MS set that is supposedly best of both worlds but I can't speak from experience on those.




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Quote Originally Posted by princ3cmo View Post
    I've auditioned each of these sets. Owned the CTXs and C2s. Personally I prefer the brighter CTX tweeters but the issue, reportedly, comes in at high volume when they get harsh due to the Low tweeter crossover point.

    The C2s are the exact opposite. They made me wonder if the tweeters were even on at about low to mid volumes but had just the right amount of presence at high volumes. But, JL comps are very listener specific. Because when I say they are laidback I mean really laidback.
    I like laidback the kappas, what a mistake

    What about the polk ? did you have a chance to listen to them ?

    C2s, you are talking about these one, right ? Amazon.com: Jl Audio C2-650 Component System 6.5" 2-way: Car Electronics




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Polk have been known to be sibilant if they're not properly powered. If you really want laid back, you should be sticking to silk domes. I have the JBL MS62c comps. They're pretty laid back so long as the tweets aren't on axis. Great midbass from the woofers IMO.



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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_styles View Post
    Polk have been known to be sibilant if they're not properly powered. If you really want laid back, you should be sticking to silk domes. I have the JBL MS62c comps. They're pretty laid back so long as the tweets aren't on axis. Great midbass from the woofers IMO.
    But the polk are silk and the JBL titanium. You got me totally confused now
    Alpine F450 should be enough power for all of them i believe




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    JBL just got it right with the titanium domes. Usually they are pretty dang harsh, but these just work well. Maybe it has to do with the inverted dome, I don't know. They just...work?



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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Quote Originally Posted by rafi View Post
    I like laidback the kappas, what a mistake

    What about the polk ? did you have a chance to listen to them ?

    C2s, you are talking about these one, right ? Amazon.com: Jl Audio C2-650 Component System 6.5" 2-way: Car Electronics
    Polks have lots of top end presence and yes have been reported as sibilant numerous times and I can believe it based on my small experience with their comps and home towers.
    Quote Originally Posted by rafi View Post
    But the polk are silk and the JBL titanium. You got me totally confused now
    Alpine F450 should be enough power for all of them i believe
    Tweeter material won't matter as much as crossover points, slopes, aiming, placement, etc

    In other words, the install can easily make a tweeter harsh




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Another option would be Sundown's new comps. Already saw a pretty favorable review on here, but don't expect them to be a display piece. It's all about serious business.

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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    Just ordered the JBL Thanks guys




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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    You won't be disappointed. There's a HUGE thread over on DIYMA about them if you're interested.



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    Re: Polk MM6501 vs ID CTX65CS

    If you can't get those to fit in your doors, there's something wrong, too. I did not expect them to be so shallow until I had them in hand.



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