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Old 29th September 2004, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a good 6.5" mid bass

Well, I just toasted one of my Focal k1 6.5's....damnit! It never gave any warning or anything like that, it just went out on me. Now I need a new pair of 6.5's to take it's place.

I'm using a JL 300/2 to amp them, so about 150w per mid. They'll be in the doors, so they can't be very deep, and my door pannels are a *****, so no really wide baskets. I can fit a Vifa PL 7" depth wise, but it's too wide to clear my door pannel. I want something that will compete with my Focal's in the low end, so something strong. They will be playing from 50hz to 200hz in most cases, but I can raise the high pass to 80 if need be. They'll be in sealed doors, so I need something that works well in an Infinate Baffle set up.

I listen to mostly rock music. Bands that are usualy in my CD player are Incubus, Korn, Thrice, Finch, From Autumn to Ashes, Fallout Boy, Coheed and Cambria, etc. I also like some jazz and blues now and again. Accuracy is important too.

I don't want to spend a ton on the drivers, college budget. I'd like to keep it under $150 for the pair, but cheaper is better as long as I'm not giving up performance.
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Old 29th September 2004, 09:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking for a good 6.5" mid bass

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Well, I just toasted one of my Focal k1 6.5's....damnit! It never gave any warning or anything like that, it just went out on me. Now I need a new pair of 6.5's to take it's place.

I'm using a JL 300/2 to amp them, so about 150w per mid. They'll be in the doors, so they can't be very deep, and my door pannels are a *****, so no really wide baskets. I can fit a Vifa PL 7" depth wise, but it's too wide to clear my door pannel. I want something that will compete with my Focal's in the low end, so something strong. They will be playing from 50hz to 200hz in most cases, but I can raise the high pass to 80 if need be. They'll be in sealed doors, so I need something that works well in an Infinate Baffle set up.

I listen to mostly rock music. Bands that are usualy in my CD player are Incubus, Korn, Thrice, Finch, From Autumn to Ashes, Fallout Boy, Coheed and Cambria, etc. I also like some jazz and blues now and again. Accuracy is important too.

I don't want to spend a ton on the drivers, college budget. I'd like to keep it under $150 for the pair, but cheaper is better as long as I'm not giving up performance.
The new 6" Adire Audio Extremis looks interesting:
http://www.adireaudio.com/TextPages/...eFrameText.htm
They will be coming out with a 4 ohm version of this also. $69 each for pre-order.

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Old 29th September 2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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I wonder if those would be too deep. You can go on Solen.ca and click on the "Car Audio" link. Possibly something like Silverflute or Peerless CSX both come in 4 ohm.
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Default Morel anyone?

Zalytron has the MW-162 5 ohm 6 inch driver that might spark your interest at $40.00 each. http://www.zalytron.com
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I've been eyeing the peerless mids a bit. I've read some great reviews on them over on ECA.

Those Morel mids probably won't cut it. I had a pair of MW166's a while back and they couldn't handle any low end. I had to cross them over at 125hz and they still didn't let me crank them. They sounded great up in the higher end and did okay in kicks, but they just couldn't hold it in the doors.

After listening to the Vifa PL's in my doors, I need something stronger. I put them in while I drove to work and back today, and they just don't have any power down low. I think, from what I've read and others' experience, they need an enclosure to really shine. I found out that they will clear my door pannels, so a 7" midbass isn't out of the question. My mounting depth max is 3" for sure. The PL's are about as close to the window as they could possible be.

I'll look into those Adire drivers, but I'd like to get something ASAP. I don't want to wait until someone finaly makes then and shipps out.

Thanks for the suggestions, keep em comming!
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