Regarding full range speakers, I'm looking for opinions on these two top name speaker brands. I'm partial to Polk's Dynamic Balance technology. MB Quart makes very high powered tweeters but I'm not looking for a 200 Watt tweeter. I'm looking for extremely clean, accurate, moderately powered sound. These speakers are intended to be amplified and electronically crossed over.
02-28-2000, 01:22 PM
Boston makes a good set of seperates and/or coaxials...so does my brand, image dynamics...
if u havent listened to anymore than those two brands u mentioned.... go shop around some more...
if u really want sharp and smooth.... try focal, morel, or diamond audio....
Just my 2 cents im not a big MBQ fan....tweeters are WAY to harsh and shrill.
`00 A4 ID 5.25 and 6.5's
02-28-2000, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the info.! Bostons are real decent - I've heard their separates.
02-28-2000, 04:18 PM
I just had the BA Pro Series 5.5 installed in my front doors and they kick ass. I've heard a lot of the speakers in this price range and there really isn't a bad choice, just find the one that sounds the best to you. The Bostons are very bright, and that's what attracted me to them. They also are capable of producing the mid-range I was looking for, which any speaker of this caliber is good for.
02-29-2000, 06:05 AM
02-29-2000, 06:51 AM
from being run off the head unit, unless he clipped them by gating the volume. *shrug*
I agree that adding an amp soon after would be a smart idea though....
02-29-2000, 10:06 AM
It's that some speakers sound better with different amps... For example, he mentioned MBQ's respond great to high power, but i think they aren't always the best with some of the lower power amps... The amps are the heart, it's very important to know what he is going to run before we can comment on which brand of speakers he should use...
02-29-2000, 10:37 AM
never really heard of that... a good 50x4 by brand x is about the same as a 4x40 of brand y...
unless u are talking extremely high end, its all personal preference and budget.
02-29-2000, 11:14 AM
I feel that some speakers react differently to the brand of power being supplied to them...
(using brand the have a unique distinction)
Kicker Amps are known to have a better supply of the higher end of the freq. range and a lower Hz range. So using them to power say MBQ's wouldn't really be a good idea, since they have a bright response to begin with. I think an A/D/S amp or ///Alpine V12 amp would be better if you are going to use MBQ's since they are higher current type amps they can push the lower end (50-12,000hz range) better than Kicker amps. If we already know that MBQ's have a good response at the high (brightness) it would be better to suplement the weaker end of the speakers response with an amp that has a stronger lower end push...
Now I'm just using brands that are a more well known, and it's just an example of the thoughts I use when I'm trying to decide on what to use when putting a system togather. I hope my thoughts are a little more understood. Some times it hard to explain yourself to be understood...
Bacically, my thoughts are through my expirence to get a good clean sounding system you need to match the brands in a way that they supplement each others weakness... if an amp tends to have a better push at the lower freqs then my thoughts are to supplement it with a speaker that has a better response to highs or tends to be bright...
I figured if I knew what Rob's choices for amps are, I can comment on my suggestion of which brand of speakers would or would not be best...
02-29-2000, 11:18 AM
but dont think its that complicated or it wasnt for me to win at comps.
i used kicker cuz they fit my budget and gave me hella power for what they actually were rated.
i "personally" dont think any amp can help a quart tweeter. LOL.
02-29-2000, 11:42 AM
Last time I did one, I placed with an all Kenwood set-up... if you can believe that.
no more of those for me, I just want a good clean sounding system...
03-01-2000, 12:23 PM
I took Darren's (Foo's ) advice and looked at the Boston Acoustics website. I'm impressed with the technology and design behind the ProSeries Component systems. I viewed the PDF which I found very interesting (see link). These look like they can crank out really clean sound at high or low power levels.
I'm glad to hear that Shaun is very pleased with his Boston's. I plan on driving these with a high powered 4 channel amp like from Kenwood's new Excelon series I saw in the Crutchfield catalog. (good specs. on these amps 110dB S/N, <.05 THD @ rated pwr).
Of course, I plan on a separate subwoofer system like JBL or Infinity Kappa Perfect (& amp).
If I use the head unit, it will be the weakest link in the system. I'm willing to bet that S/N specs on the CD player probably don't exceed 90dB - if that. Preamp wiring will of course, be replaced.