Whats the difference between Coaxial or Component speakers?

 

Bronze Member
Username: Splinter00

Post Number: 15
Registered: May-06
ok i'm looking for some good, loud side speakers. there are some alpines:

Alpine SPR-17LP
6-1/2" Type-R Coaxial 2-Way Speaker:

• 250W Peak Power
• 50W RMS
• Frequency Response: 35Hz -- 30kHz
• Multi-Layered Hybrid Fiber Cone
• Linear Drive Magnet Motor Structure
• Lightweight Rubber Surround
• High-Strength Steel Frame
• 1" Soft Dome Tweeter with Tuned Back-Chamber in Point Source Configuration

or

Alpine SPR-17LS
6-1/2" Type-R Component 2-Way Speaker:

Crossover Attenuation Level : 0db, -3dB, -6dB
Crossover Size (in) : 2-9/16" x 4-3/4" x 1-3/8" (WxHxD)
Crossover Size (mm) : 65mm x 120mm x 35mm (WxHxD)
Frequency Response : 35Hz - 30kHz
Impedance (Nominal) : 4 ohm
Woofer Mounting Depth (in) : 3"
Woofer Mounting Depth (mm) : 76.2mm
Woofer Mounting Diameter (in) : 5-21/64"
Woofer Mounting Diameter (mm) : 135.2mm
1" Soft Dome Tweeter
Feather Light Silk Dome Tweeter
Flush & Surface (W/swivel) Mounting Kits
Neodymium Magnet
External 12dBHP/6dBLP Crossover with Tweeter Protection and Level Adjustment

I can obviously tell the second one is better, because it produces 20 more RMS watts and it's 50$ more haha, but other than that can somone tell me the difference? im kidna new to audio and such, all i want is a set of good speakers to go with my sub im putting in. thanks
 

Silver Member
Username: Johammbass

Cork, Cork Ireland

Post Number: 231
Registered: May-06
Component set is separate tweet+midbass

Coax is tweet and midbass "sitting" together
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1403
Registered: Oct-05
with components, you want to power them with a dedicated amplifier also. so u will be spendin more, but they do sound nice
 

Bronze Member
Username: Splinter00

Post Number: 17
Registered: May-06
ok, well i dont think i will be getting any amp soon, so i doubt i will go with the components quite right now, ill get some coaxiles for now and when i do get an amp and components, i will just move the coaxiles to the back i guess
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1410
Registered: Oct-05
get some CDT coaxials
 

Bronze Member
Username: Splinter00

Post Number: 18
Registered: May-06
is that a brand name or a certain type of coaxials? haha
 

Bronze Member
Username: Splinter00

Post Number: 19
Registered: May-06
nevermind i found some, what would be a decent price of those for a 6.5" pair?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Splinter00

Post Number: 20
Registered: May-06
ok between these 2 sets, which would be a better buy, and why?
1: http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=3066

or

2: http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=874

other than 10 watts?
 

Silver Member
Username: Alteraudiousa

Concord

Post Number: 847
Registered: Jan-06
i'm a CDT dealer and only difference between those coax's are models from one year to the other. Pretty much same speaker. What is your price range and i'll see if I can get something more in your range. Also as far as components/coax go, the component set is made for high power ratings and also typically has better crossover setups. A few coax do now come with passive crossovers but for the most part most 90% of coax use resistors while components use a cluster of inductors, resisters and the sort to create crossover points and slopes. Components are the better way to go but coaxs are cheaper.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Splinter00

Post Number: 21
Registered: May-06
my price range is probably about 125$ max for a pair, and i would probably go with some coaxs just because im not going to get an amp for these speakers quite yet.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Blkwardog

Post Number: 59
Registered: Mar-06
hey alter wut r ur thoughts on the cdt "braxial" series? i was lookn at the cl-63 in particular and was wonderin wut ur thoughts wer on it and would it b the ideal thing to do to power them w/ an amp? thanx and srry bout the thread jack
 

Bronze Member
Username: Splinter00

Post Number: 24
Registered: May-06
alteraudiosa, what are some good CDT's and could you get me a decent deal on any?
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