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Old 09-11-2006, 02:07 PM
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Help me with a speaker decision

This is my first post, I am told that this is the place to be for high end discussion.

I am upgrading my from 2 way set up to a 3 way. I am trying to decide between a Focal K2P 6.5 WOOFER, a K2P 4" MID and K2P TWEETER and the Rainbow PROFI VANADIUM CS365 6.5",4", and tweeter. I will seperately power the woofer and run the mid and tweeter with a passive Xover. The mid will be passed through my Audiocontrol DQXS. I am using Audison amps.. Which component set do you recommend?

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i like focal but i have not seen heard the other speakers
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The older MB Quart Premium components are also a darn good set as well. 6.75" woofer, 4" mid and tweeter, fully bi-ampable as well. The new Eclipse components with the aluminum cone 6.75" woofer sound amazing. Good sound is in the ear of the beholder sure, these speakers amazed me.
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This is what I am going to do~


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The Focal 100KP set and the 165KBE midbass would work great in this application as well. Use the 165KBE midbass driver for this application, not the 165K2P midrange. We did a similar system to increase midbass response. We used the 165K2P component set and then added two pair of 165KBE midbass drivers in each door. (we kinda needed the front to keep up with two Focal quad coil18's).

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That's the combo! I am considering the Focal 100KP set and the 165KBE midbass then use my existing K2P tweeter. An Audison 80watt per CH amp will drive the Mid bass drivers. I guess I would probably use the passive Xover from the 100KP. Question, do you think that I will hear a sizable diff compared to the basic K2P set up that I have now?

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You most certainly will....
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no mention of install or airspace.... so IMO its impossible to make a good recommendation....
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no mention of install or airspace.... so IMO its impossible to make a good recommendation....

Please tell me specificly what you need to know other than this.

Front door install for the mid bass and midrange, A pillar for tweeters. System is in a small wagon(HHR). Power will be 70 watts into the component sets, 80 watts into the midbass set and 480 watts into the 11" Focal sub. Audison amps.
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door install is a start for info... but really IMO you should be thinking about kicks for the mids at least, and best results are usually found with the tweet next to the mid....

you or your installer should modle the speakers for response curves and Q to make a valid choice.... otherwise you are picking speakers out of a hat IMO...
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