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6.5 component suggestions

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Forum Name: Car Audio
Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
URL: https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=92678
Printed Date: November 29, 2021 at 7:51 AM


Topic: 6.5 component suggestions

Posted By: 3rd gen
Subject: 6.5 component suggestions
Date Posted: April 08, 2007 at 2:56 AM

Well I feel the need to change out my front components in my car (2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT) and I wanted to hear some honest opinions and suggestions from people.

These speakers will be run off of an Eclipse CD7100 head unit and Eclipse XA4000 4-channel (front two channels).

Here are the speakers I am looking at:

Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 (Currently installed)
Kicker SS65.2
Polk SR6500
Boston Pro60
Eclipse SC8365 (any suggestions on mounting the midrange in this specific car?)

Thanks in advance for any insight!



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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: April 08, 2007 at 7:04 AM
Ok, this is easy.  Which speakers do you like the sound of best?  Then the forum can go on from there.  If you analyze the reason(s) you feel the need to switch out your current components, that will be a good start in helping you to find a better replacement set.

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Posted By: 3rd gen
Date Posted: April 08, 2007 at 11:41 AM
I like how my Kappa's sound now, but they are just not loud enough for me. I have listened to the Boston's running on an Alpine 2-channel and they sounded pretty loud and really clean.

The Kickers, Polks, and Eclipse's I have not listened to, but I am just looking for some opinions to better guide my search.

I listen to all kinds of music, from rap to hip-hop to drum & bass and other kinds of electronics.

The reason that I am looking at these speakers (and not focals or mb quart) is because I can get a really good discount on them from work (except for the boston's, but they are all over ebay for cheap).




Posted By: jar754
Date Posted: April 08, 2007 at 3:38 PM
focals,cdt, or quartz cant go wrong




Posted By: killer sonata
Date Posted: April 08, 2007 at 9:52 PM
what is your budget and why arent you looking into running an active setup since you have a head unit that is capable?

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Posted By: 3rd gen
Date Posted: April 11, 2007 at 7:57 AM
I specifically said I was looking at this list because I get a good discount on them through work, so my budget is around $300 - $400.

What is the advantage of running an active setup? Won't I have to use my 4-channel to power my components only (leaving my rear 6x9's unpowered)? I would like to keep my rear speakers for rear fill.




Posted By: roo-dog
Date Posted: April 11, 2007 at 6:49 PM

(mb) quarts, quarts, quarts!    -sorry, i love 'em.    i never cared for bostons in the past (just my preference, they have always had quality products), but our shop started carrying them last year and i can't really say enough about them.   they sound great in everything we have put them in. 

 i haven't heard any polk stuff recently (no one i know carries them),  but their home stuff was amazing years ago! 



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Posted By: midbass_champ
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 9:59 AM
FOCAL

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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 10:13 AM
^^^^^^^ Would that be the Alpine FOCAL?

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Posted By: jar754
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 5:01 PM
no focal is its own brand. mb quartz are very good as well i used to run a 3 way comp of the quartz 628.02 about 9 years ago and they still beat alot of the newer comp that r made today. like i said focal, quartz, or cdt. the words boston or alpine will never come out of your mouth once you hear any of those 3.




Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 5:17 PM

BTW, it's MB Quart, not "quartz."

I agree with the first advice given by stevdart: buy what you like the sound of.  Period.



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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 5:17 PM

]no fo wrote:

al is its own brand

You have to notice the sig line to get the joke.



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Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 5:36 PM
jar754 wrote:

no focal is its own brand. mb quartz are very good as well i used to run a 3 way comp of the quartz 628.02 about 9 years ago and they still beat alot of the newer comp that r made today. like i said focal, quartz, or cdt. the words boston or alpine will never come out of your mouth once you hear any of those 3.


And for the same money as ANY of those I can build a three way system that'll WASTE anything you just listed. Adire woofers @ 370 pwc, Vifa mids @ 125 wpc and JL tweeters @ 125 wpc... In my doors right now. Off the shelf stuff CAN NOT (did I say CANNOT) compete with a properly designed and selected individual driver system.

So don't go there with me... posted_image

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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 5:37 PM
Yes Dave, but what kind of grease do you use?  posted_image

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Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: April 12, 2007 at 5:50 PM
First off, LOL at stevdart... Mock NOT the "Alpine FOCALS". You should know better.

Secondly, if it really matters, (and at the risk of giving away my secrets...) I use the green, slippery grease. BWAHAHAHA

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