SQ based 6.5" components with good midbass

 

Bronze Member
Username: Kingoftroy

Post Number: 12
Registered: May-11
Hey guys,

SO i have all my sound deadening coming in the maile (cld tiles, ccf, and MLV) and I need a kick *ss set of coponents for the front.

I want them to be really warm, natural sounding, and clear while delivering a very very good midbass so it pounds my chest!!

What are your recomendations?
 

Gold Member
Username: Kaerfpl

Spencerport, NY USA

Post Number: 1111
Registered: Jun-06
What size are you looking for? 6-1/2's?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kingoftroy

Post Number: 13
Registered: May-11
6.5"
 

Gold Member
Username: Kaerfpl

Spencerport, NY USA

Post Number: 1113
Registered: Jun-06
Rainbow SLC 265 Kick:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SLC-265-KICK-RAINBOW-NEW-6-5-2-WAY-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/13042 0711151?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item1e5dae1eef

JL Audio C3-650:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_24221_JL-Audio-C3-650.html

Boston Acoustics PRO60SE:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_14915_Boston-Acoustics-PRO60SE-Pro60-SE.html

Image Dynamics CXS64 v.2 (4 ohm):
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22325_Image-Dynamics-CXS64-v.2-4-ohm.html

JBL C608GTi-mkII:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9128_JBL-C608GTi-mkII.html
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 14291
Registered: Dec-03
yup I was going to say Rainbow, DynAudio, DLS, or perhaps Focal. For all of them, go with the best line you can afford.
Also use a good amplifier for them. do not even consider trying to power them from a head unit.

Personally, I went with a 3-way set from DynAudio with an 8" midbass driver for my front stage, and drove them with 300WRMS x 2ch @14.4VDC @4 ohms (Orion 2250SX)
 

Bronze Member
Username: Kingoftroy

Post Number: 14
Registered: May-11
How is the MLK 165?
i can grab one brand new for 500 with 2 year warranty

can i get better ones for 500 from focal or rainbow?

Reviews on hertz mlk 165 is amazing
 

Gold Member
Username: Kaerfpl

Spencerport, NY USA

Post Number: 1120
Registered: Jun-06
Alright, now we're talking. I didn't think you had that large of a budget.

The MLK 165's are amazing Speakers. If you can snag a pair for $500, i'd say go for it. The only other Speakers I can think of that could compaire those with from Rainbow would be from the Vanadium Series Speakers and from Focal, well... the only thing close in it's price range would be the 165 VR3 which is a 3-way system.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Columbia, South Carolina

Post Number: 14318
Registered: Dec-03
Please also keep in mind that amplification will be the key to decent midbass, however a 6.5" driver is 99% of the time, a midrange driver, not midbass.
If you want midbass, you really want to give thought to a dedicated midbass driver in addition to your 2-way front stage. maybe a 7 or 8 inch pair of drivers with amplification as well.

I typically cross over a 6.5" midrange for HPF @ about 120-150Hz, on a 12dB slope. Then you can set your sub's LPF to 50-60Hz with 18-24dB and lett the roll off from sub and midrange meet somewhere between those two points to fill in that gap.
If you set the sub LPF to the same freq as the midbass or midrange HPF, you'll get a warm spot where they both overlap and play the same frequencies.
This produces an overly warm, muddy sound to the lower vocal range.

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