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I am looking for a set of loud, punchy, deep and strong 6.5" separates that will be the only speakers in my car other than some poor quality rear fill. These things have to crank to overpower my loud exhaust and road noise :crazy:

 

I will be using a Nak CD400 headunit and powering the front separates with an Alpine PDX 4.150 (150watts x 2 or 300watts x 2 bridged). I listen to rock, pop, country, etc so these don't have to be the most delicate sounding speakers ever made.

 

What are my best options. I am willing to spend up to $500.

 

Thanks :cool:

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install's the important thing.

 

there's an install sticky in the speakers section.

 

a good comp set + bad install = good tweeters, and no sound from the mids

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Boston Z6 or Pros, give them 300w per side and you should be happy.

 

I have never seen the Z6s before but boy are they expensive! Are they really that good? Are they better than the boutique brand speakers in the same price range, such as DLS and Focal?

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install's the important thing.

 

there's an install sticky in the speakers section.

 

a good comp set + bad install = good tweeters, and no sound from the mids

 

Point taken :) Any Cliff notes for installing the mids in the kicks of a BMW 3 series?

 

Also, the real selling point of the Z6s is they claim to play down to 40Hz. Is this marketing hype or will these things really play that low? Most of the other 6.5s I am looking at only advertise a range down to 60Hz or so. Since these are the only speakers in my car play the low-range is very important to me.

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for the OP, with that power i would get the new CDT HD62 with tw25 tweeters. i am running them right now at 180x2rms and its loud as hell, good sound quality too. if u want speakers that wang...im also planning to get the JBL c608gti. look it up, it has a beefy mid that has a voicecoil larger than 8 inch subs!

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Thanks for all the feedback to my question. I need to buy these speakers ASAP so this info is very useful. Here is the current selection...

 

-Boston Z6 (Seem like the cat's ass but they are a bit more than I wanted to spend)

-Boston Pro60 (are they any good? they don't look very exciting but what do I know ?!?!)

-Rainbow slc's (never heard them but I know they have a good reputation)

-CDT HD62 with tw25 tweeters (never heard of them. Are they high-end?)

-Extremis + BG Neo 3's (totally lose me here! what are these?)

-MB Quart Q's (I had Quarts years ago and liked them. This must be there top series?)

 

What about my previous comment about how low they can play? The Boston Z6s is rated to 40Hz which seems mighty low...if it is true.

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Rainbow slc's with 220w per side.......

 

 

sounds like way too much power fo them. I'm running them off 100watts rms and they hurt. Plus a tweeter came blown.

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The CDT M-6 is supposedly a better 6.5" driver than the HD-6. I have them here but not installed yet. They do 40 also and supposedly pound like what you want $199.00 on sale now.

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Boston Z6 or Pros, give them 300w per side and you should be happy.

 

 

x2, I'm pushing the Pro 60's with a Zapco at 90rms and they can easily take more. Nice clean, loud sound. Love'em

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for the OP, with that power i would get the new CDT HD62 with tw25 tweeters. i am running them right now at 180x2rms and its loud as hell, good sound quality too. if u want speakers that wang...im also planning to get the JBL c608gti. look it up, it has a beefy mid that has a voicecoil larger than 8 inch subs!

 

The jbls have good midbass, but imo they dont sound very good at all. Midrange just isnt there.

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I am mostly satisfied that either the MB Q series, Boston Z6 or Boston Pro60 is the way to go for my needs. The next problem is that no local dealers sell these. Can anyone suggest a good online source that offers both good prices and good service?

 

Thanks

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I am mostly satisfied that either the MB Q series, Boston Z6 or Boston Pro60 is the way to go for my needs. The next problem is that no local dealers sell these. Can anyone suggest a good online source that offers both good prices and good service?

 

Thanks

 

Well you have some choices for authorized online dealers.

 

Tweeter.com and Crutchfield.com sell Boston, but don't expect a price break. Cructch has the best service out there IMO. Not sure if you can get the Pros or the Z's there. You can at Tweeter, but I don't know if they will ship those items.

 

You also have SoundDomain.com and CarToys.com. CarToys sells JL Audio, Focal, and Eclipse and is authorized to ship I believe. SD has good prices, a good selection and a price match guarantee, and they carry MB Quart now that they were bougth out by Maxxsonics. CarToys will match a price by 105% as well.

 

Other comp sets to consider are OZ Audio Matrix Elite, Kicker SS, Seas Lotus Performance, and Alpine Type X.

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i can sell u my stock 5x7 whizzers...6spdcoupe ...slammed ..3.5max...dalucifer and a few others heard them and was slightly impressed

 

 

80

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Profi Kick.

 

Are these the famous Rainbow speakers? Where do I buy a set?

 

I should add that I have a set of Alpine Type-X SPX-177A 6.5" and Adire Koda 6.5" that I can use but I am looking around to see if there are better options out there. If it isn't worth spending $500 over top of what I have then I'll save my money :P

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i can sell u my stock 5x7 whizzers...6spdcoupe ...slammed ..3.5max...dalucifer and a few others heard them and was slightly impressed

 

 

80

 

I lawled :D

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I have the Pro 60s running acticve, with around 225w going to each mid and 75w to each tweet. My doors are also deadened fairly well. They are LOUD.

 

Just curious - why are you willing to spend $500, but not willing to get a sub? You will literally miss out on a big part of your music.

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in the case of that guy, fat girls on a naughty chat line?

 

:D

 

He could be thinkin bout the lil boy in front of him....

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