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hemanjoyman 
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Posted: August 30, 2006 at 1:19 PM / IP Logged  
Oh no, there is no way i'm going to shell out $500, let alone $600 for a component set. I was looking into the Diamond audio D6 series, heard good things about them. Unfortunately no dealers around me carry them so I can't listen to them. Any comments on them???
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For $200 your choices are limited.  If you like the sound of the Kappas they are a good choice.

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killer sonata 
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look at it as an investment. The cehaper component sets will most likely need to be replaced within a couple of years. Typically, the average customer wont buy an extended warantee on them either. Now in my case, I spent $900 on my 3-way components and $400 on my 2-way components. Both are made by Focal and I purchased a 4 year warantee with them. Now since I went the extra mile from the get go, I will never need to upgrade. They are phenominal speakers. My advice is to save up some more and get better quaity speakers. Something more towards your price range are the Focal Access series components. Very nice speakers.

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i got the kevlar series i believe.  they have a  yellow kevlar cone and black surround.  i agree, save and egt some good ones you know you'll like
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we sell diamond audio at my shop.  those d6 series sound pretty darn good.  i dont think they are all that cheap though...more than 200 if i'm not mistaken.  try to get ahold of some d9 comps...they are really good.
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try to find CDT audio in your area. I have the eurosport series w/frontstage. IMO these speakers are awesome. costly, but well worth the price.
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I think he wanted to stay @ $200 or less.
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Posted: August 31, 2006 at 9:04 AM / IP Logged  
I think I have to agree... For an off-the-shelf component set, for under 200 bux, the Infinity (even though I don't necessarily care for them 100%) is going to be hard to beat.
The Focals (where I would go, were I in your position)and the CDTs are well reviewed, and good quality components, but well beyond your 200 dollar budget. You might consider savig a few more bennies, and follow the "investment" route suggested by killer sonata. You will likely be happier if you do so... I don't mean spend as much as he did, just allow yourself a few more options...
It all reminds me of something that Molière once said to Guy de Maupassant at a café in Vienna: "That's nice. You should write it down."
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Well, I went ahead and bought a pair of Rainbow SLC 265 Kick component set.....I got a very good deal on them, I got them for $200 bucks, shipping included. I got them that cheap because the box was opened up so they could take pictures of them to put them up on their site, then put back in the box, never used....best of all, still have full warranty on them.
Thanks for all your input guys.
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I hear the rainbows are pretty nice. you will have to let us know how you like them.
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