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Old 11-01-2006, 06:18 AM
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Best 6.5 comps?

I'm going to upgrade my 12 yr old 5.25 MB Quart components. What are your opinions on 6.5's in the $300-400 price range? I'm using a Orion 400.4 amp to run the fronts.

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Old 11-01-2006, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian GP
I'm going to upgrade my 12 yr old 5.25 MB Quart components. What are your opinions on 6.5's in the $300-400 price range? I'm using a Orion 400.4 amp to run the fronts.

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I had the RE XXX mids for a while and they were pretty sweet. That was before they released their full comp set. Not sure what they go for now.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:29 PM
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Steve?

Grab a set of Focals.

I picked up a set on here for around $200 and they sound amazing. I've listened to a few sets in store and they are amazing IMO.
The set I grabbed were 165v2 Polyglass series... can't wait for my install possibly this weekend too
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:34 PM
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JordyO was selling DD comps for 100 bucks think and I heared someone is selling the RE comps for 100 bucks

this is what i heared but i dont know if they are or still
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New speakers or used? Eclipse, Focal, Macrom, Infinity, JBL......all have great speakers in this price range. Buying a used speaker is a total crapshoot. A used amp or cd is a much better choice for used, a speaker being the most abused part of a stereo is better left to new with warranty.
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:53 PM
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You can get a set of Focal's in that price range or the Polk audio line is very good as well.
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There is tons in that range. Go do some listening but I think you anwsered the question yourself really. Go for a set of 6.5" MB Quarts. You have been happy with them for 12years otherwise they would have been replaced by now. Correct?
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You've had MB Quart for 12 yrs? I'm impressed. Why not look into a set of new quart? My RCE-216 sound pretty good for the buck. 164.00 US, turned into 220. canadian all in.
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You may want to consider auditioning the tweets in the mentioned comp sets/manufacturers. There's often quite a lot of differences and preferences for the high freq. sounds. Example, some think MB tweets can be too harsh. It's personal. Enjoy the new comps - you can't go wrong with what's been suggested (but can I throw in CDT?). Cheers.
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I heard A/D/S not bad for what they are but i agree Polk audio is pretty sweet sounding.
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