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  1. lubetek

    Looking for speaker choice advice

    I hear you. I have tried multiple infinity speakers over the years and sure some sound better than others but they all have that infinity sound signature and IMO harsh tweeters. I mainly run CDT Gold but I have a couple of the CDT HD comps as well. They sound fantastic too.
  2. lubetek

    Fusion rebuild with 8's

    That color is cool! Dig the design.
  3. lubetek

    Looking for speaker choice advice

    Don't buy the infinity speakers. You claim you don't like the harsh tweeters (which they are known for) and want a different sound...so why buy yet another set of them. I have used many speakers over the years but for well over 10 years now I only buy CDT Audio Gold. Best sounding comps I've ever heard with smooth highs. Yer gonna have to spend more money of you want those though...or any good comp package.
  4. Just fantastic work man. Good job! I can't wait to see this finished.
  5. Yeah you can build a box pretty cheap as long as you have the tools to do it. Clamps, table saw or circular hand saw, drill etc. The cost of MDF is pretty cheap. I can build a ported enclosure that size for under $40 + my time. Hell I usually have enough wood in my workshop to build things that pop into my head without even going to the hardware store. I have one of those Kicker CompR 12" 2 ohm subwoofers. Bought it for my other car and never used it until recently i decided to put it in my Lexus only to discover it sucks. Mine came in a kicker vented enclosure and sitting in my trunk hooked up to a Fosgate R1200.1 (gain set by multimeter) and I was so disappointed. I pulled it out later that week and put my SS RL-p 15 in and won't look back. My point is I don't place much faith in Kicker products these days.
  6. lubetek

    Active or Passive Setup

    I prefer passive myself.
  7. lubetek

    >> S.O.S << SUBWOOFER SETTINGS!!!???

    Do it yourself next time. Might take longer but at least you know the quality of the work done...when you do the work. If they fed off your speaker lines for the sub amp then that might explain the high gain. If it sounds good I'd leave it alone.
  8. lubetek

    What brands do people like for subwoofer?

    For home: Hsu Research and Velodyne For cars: SoundSplinter
  9. Love this diss track and my sub hits those lows nicely. I'm running a SS RL-p 15d2
  10. lubetek

    any recommendation for 5.25 comps?

    So I decided on 6.5" CDT Audio ES-62AS 15 year anniversary. I'm super excited even though I have to now modify the speaker openings.
  11. lubetek

    any recommendation for 5.25 comps?

    I think I'm just going to say F it and modify my door panels to hold 6.5. I also think I'm just going to spend the money and buy another set of CDT ES speakers. At least I know I'll love them. I really wanted to try something different but as nice as those Infinity Perfects look I have read some poor comments on them from buyers and I think I will skip them. I have owned Kappas in the past but didn't like them. Lack of midrange kinda killed it for me but those were $149 a set (2 sets of 6.5") so maybe spending more money on higher end Infinity speakers is the better way to go but I'd hate to buy these Perfects and discover they don't sound as good as what I'm used to with CDT.
  12. lubetek

    any recommendation for 5.25 comps?

    I own their upstage kit which adds two additional tweeters to the front dash. I think it might be the same thing you are talking about. I know they have 3-way systems as well (woofer, mid and tweet) but I have no spot to place the mids so i don't see that working too well. I have these in my Hyundai: CDT ES-620 and CDT UP224 upstage kit I love the detailed and clear sound of CDT. I also love that they can handle a lot of power. Currently I own the following CDT speakers: CDT ES-620 6.5" comps CDT Audio M6+ 6.5" 240 Watt Mid-Bass/Sub-Bass Drivers CDT Audio CL-51A 5.25" comps CDT Audio UP224 I was thinking about trying out some Infinity Perfects 500 or 600 (But if I go 6.5" I will have to modify the opening to fit. I suppose I can do that if I keep in mind I will have to buy a cheap set of 6.5" to toss in if I sell the car.)
  13. Been awhile. I normally just work with current audio equipment I own or buy brands that I trust. I'm a big CDT Audio speaker fan. Been running sets of their speakers since 2005. I have 3 sets of their comps. These speakers have been fantastic over the years but now I need 5.25 comps instead of 6.5 and I wouldn't mind trying something new. If all else fails I will just order some more CDT's but we'll see. Okay so I need two sets of 5.25 comps for my 99 Lexus LS400. These will be installed in each door. I want to stick with 5.25" because that is the factory size and when I decide to sell the car I want to put all of the original audio equipment back in. So no; I do not want to modify the door openings to allow a larger speaker. The amp that I will use is my trusty Diamond Audio D600.4 ( 90 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (150 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms) ) My budget is not set in stone but I would love to pay no more than $500-600 total for both sets. I'm flexible though. I want SQ over SPL but I like my music loud and clean. These will be paired with one of my subs but I have not made a decision yet. I have a couple of 10's a 12 and a 15 to choose from. I'm tempted to use my SoundSplinter RL-p 15 but I may go with a 10 or 12 instead to save space. Also I am not interested in Active setup. I prefer passive. I know I know...active is awesome...still not interested though. Any recommendations? God it's been so long since I've looked into current comps. I like quite a few brands but would like some opinions if you don't mind. Thanks! Oh and ignore the signature below. I still own all of that equipment except for the deck but it's all in other cars now. I own 3 cars and a truck so lots of audio gear.
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