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Old 05-13-2006, 02:37 PM
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Alpine Type R vs Kaption Audio 6.5

Hey guys,

I've been running Alpine Type R 6.5 coaxes straight off a Alpine 7827 deck. I'm looking to replace since I've blown them somehow.

Kromer is suggesting Kaption 6.5's over the Type R's (priced with $5) stating that I will get better sound (not bass though). I do have a single 10 in the trunk.

Anybody have any comments?


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Old 05-13-2006, 03:02 PM
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don't they have them on display for you to listen to them? Their idea of better sound may not be yours.
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how did you blow those speakers running them off of your deck? there has to be a defect with them, or they're old. I'd stick with the type R's or go with INfinity's!!

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Yeah I' not sure how they blew up, I haven't had a chance to look at them. They are only about 3 years old.

Infinity eh? Any specific model?
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Originally Posted by WrexT
Yeah I' not sure how they blew up, I haven't had a chance to look at them. They are only about 3 years old.

Infinity eh? Any specific model?

The kappa perfects (they might damage your wallet though).
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Both are in the same league. Decent sound and power handling abilities. I would want to find out why you broke these before puchasing something else.
What is your crossover point? Are they loud enough for you or are you turning them up till it hurts them to get what you want?
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Both are in the same league. Decent sound and power handling abilities. I would want to find out why you broke these before puchasing something else.
What is your crossover point? Are they loud enough for you or are you turning them up till it hurts them to get what you want?
I rarely turn the volume **** past 18 (out of 35). But would the head unit (18 watt RMS) be able to kill them no matter how high I turned it up?

I believe the crossover setting on the deck is set to 10.0 khz?
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They should not blow at 18Watts. Are you sure its the speakers? Did both go or one? Maybe the front amp section of your head unit is done. And as long as your running the speakers off your deck I dont think the Kap's will sound any better then the Alpines. Now if you were running a seperate amp with 50-100Watts RMS each channel then the quality of the speakers would be a hugh issue and you would notice the difference.

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Just the driver side went. It's been raining in T.O. for a couple of days so I haven't torn the door apart to find exactly what happened.

So your saying with an amp putting out more power the Kaptions would sound noticably better than Type R's? What about vs Infinity's (kappas/reference)?
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Yes they would but if it where my money it would be Focal and then Infinity's for choice. Is it possible the drivers got wet inside the door due to rain. This is common. And if this is thecase you need to cure that before getting new speakers.
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