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    Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    Ok, Ive been doing a lot of research, but yet I still cant make up my mine. Perhaps you experts and sound gurus can give me some pointers.

    Im planning on powering the components with my Kenwood head unit. Below are the specs:

    Kenwood KDC-MP922:

    high-pass crossovers for front and rear outs (12 dB/octave, selectable 40/60/80/100/120/150/180/220 Hz)
    low-pass crossover (12 dB/octave, selectable 50/80/120 Hz)
    22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
    CD frequency response 10-20,000 Hz
    CD signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB
    FM sensitivity 9.3 dBf

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-agqQP7p...asp?i=113MP922

    The Candidates!

    Alpine Type-R Specs:

    Crossover Attenuation Level : 0db, -3dB, -6dB
    Crossover Size (in) : 2-9/16" x 4-3/4" x 1-3/8" (WxHxD)
    Crossover Size (mm) : 65mm x 120mm x 35mm (WxHxD)
    Frequency Response : 40Hz - 30kHz
    Impedance (Nominal) : 4 ohm
    Sensitivity : 86 dB/W/m
    Tweeter Mounting Depth with Flush Kit (in) : 5/8"
    Tweeter Mounting Depth with Flush Kit (mm) : 15.4mm
    Tweeter Mounting Diameter with Flush Kit (in) : 2-1/4"
    Tweeter Mounting Diameter with Flush Kit (mm) : 56mm
    Woofer Mounting Depth (in) : 2-3/4"
    Woofer Mounting Depth (mm) : 70mm
    Woofer Mounting Diameter (in) : 5-3/4"
    Woofer Mounting Diameter (mm) : 145mm
    Power Handling Capacity (Peak) : 200W
    Power Handling Capacity (RMS) : 50W

    Infinity Reference 6000CS Specs:

    Power Handling, RMS: 90 Watts
    Power Handling, Peak: 270 Watts
    Sensitivity: 92dB
    Frequency Response (3dB): 53Hz - 21kHz
    Mounting Depth: 2-1/16" Mid/Woofer, 1/1/4" Tweeter
    Impedance: 4 Ohms


    The Questions!

    I listen to all kinds of music, rock, rap, pop, classic, dance, and etc, so Im looking for the best overall/complete system our of the 2 above. And I DONT have a sub!

    (1)Which components will sound the best (a best match) for my Kenwood head unit?

    (2)If I was to get an amplifier for the components, which (2 Channel) Amp would be the best bang for the buck ($100-$120)

    (3) Are there better sounding components out there in the $150-$200 range that would match the Kenwood head unit?


    Thats all, thanks in advance.
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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    I have the infinitys and they're really good for the price. I amped them with a jbl P180.2 and I don't get distortion whatsoever. With any components I would recommend that you amp them. If you want bass, you're going to need subs because the infinitys won't give you enough.

    As for the Alpines, I haven't heard them yet.




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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    I have the Infinity's and power them with a RF 400a4 - and I love them. I was torn between the same two speakers you are looking at, but was able to find the 6000 CS's for about $120 shipped (new), and I couldn't pass it up. I think I made the right decision, for what it is worth!




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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    type r > refernce



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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    I used to have the old infinity kappy 65cs ( i think that's what they were) the green ones, and I heard the type-r's the other day and fell in love with them. I think they might have a little more bass but they both sound great. You should try to listen to both and make your decision based on what you like. Remember to ask what they have pushing the two speakers too so you aren't dissapointed if you don't put enough juice to 'em. :thumbsupw




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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    What's the deal w/ the thumbs up? Thats not the one i clicked on.




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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    If i had to pick one id take the alpine type-r....and please dont run them off ur head unit,get an amp....




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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    amp em, for the sake of all that is not a walmart system





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    Re: Alpine Type-R or Infinity Reference Components?

    Off a head unit, the infinity's will do better. They have a better efficiency. The Type R's need to be amped....the infinity's should also, but i understand what your doing.





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