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    Icon6 2-3" midrange drivers help please!

    Hey guys im looking to do a 3 way setup and need some help on equipment

    I have the hybrid imagine 6.5 inch woofers (have tweeters too but one of em blew so I bought a new set)
    rainbow cal 25 silk slc tweeters
    crescendo concerto 1100.4 amp
    PPI black ice bk800.4 amp

    I want some advice on good 2 or 3 inch midrange drivers I cant decide on what to get

    not looking to spend more than $150-ish MAX

    so far im looking at

    the cadence zrs2m
    ZRS2M - Cadence Sound Store

    the cdt es-02 midrange/tweets

    the cdt hd-2

    what else would you guys recommend?

    im looking for something that sounds great and realistic will get loud enough for to keep up with my 1500 watts of subwoofer and my Imagine speakers



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    Sub amp- Crescendo BC2000
    Mid/High amp- Crescendo Concerto C1100.4
    Electrical- big 3, Optima Yellowtop
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    Re: 2-3" midrange drivers help please!

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    Front stage- HAT Imagine i61-2 for midrange and Rainbow Cal 25 Silk Tweeters for highs
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    Re: 2-3" midrange drivers help please!

    One of my favorite sounding 3" drivers.

    Tang Band W3-1364SA 3" Bamboo Cone Driver 264-844



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    Re: 2-3" midrange drivers help please!

    In my opinion(biased, of course) it's hands down the CDT ES-02s. I haven't heard the others suggested but I have a lot of listening time on those drivers and they are gorgeous. I'm using the ES-020s, which have these mids in sealed pods. These will really step it up for midrange clarity and realism when used in a 3-way configuration.




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    Re: 2-3" midrange drivers help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    In my opinion(biased, of course) it's hands down the CDT ES-02s. I haven't heard the others suggested but I have a lot of listening time on those drivers and they are gorgeous. I'm using the ES-020s, which have these mids in sealed pods. These will really step it up for midrange clarity and realism when used in a 3-way configuration.
    thanks! think im going with these with the pods! any place for a good price i could buy em with the pods?



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    Sub amp- Crescendo BC2000
    Mid/High amp- Crescendo Concerto C1100.4
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoYALbLUE08 View Post
    thanks! think im going with these with the pods! any place for a good price i could buy em with the pods?
    I can order them and have them shipped directly to your home. I'll pm you.




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    Re: 2-3" midrange drivers help please!

    If you want something of good value, consider Dayton's RS100, which is a 3 inch midrange. Dayton also has a 2inch dome base midrange (think of it as a laaarge tweeter). These are considered decent, though I personally would have preferred not to use the 2inch mid in a car unless it is mounted right next to the midbass, for imaging considerations.




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