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corb
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7th Sep 03 at 18:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive now blown my very loyal infinity's and feel its time to upgrade. I have 300 to spend and want nothing smaller than a 160mm mid-bass driver. Have been looking at Focal PolyK's - 165K2

Or MIGHT be convinced to buy the 165K3's or Utopia 165W's.

Any other bright ideas? CDT? Boston? Diamond?

Not JL, want something different!
Richie
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7th Sep 03 at 18:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a mate of mine got Phase Linear Audiophiles, they sound superb.

How did u end up blowing the infinity's?
corb
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over 2 1/2 years of caning! was just out cruising, pulled onto the motorway and it made a horrible loud fart type sound! (probably the VC going up in smoke!) They lasted bloody well though, brilliant SQ right up till the end! Not keen on the look of phase linears, the PolyK's yellow-ness makes them stand out and look different, just a shame the crossovers look so bland, but they'll be on show anyway! All part of the fiberglass plan! Just added up the cost of my fibreglass bits:Resin, Hardener, Mat, Mixing pots, Brushes, Mixing Sticks, Gloves and Releasing Agent(Wax) 97.96. Thats a lotta fibreglass and bits though, for the money!
Richie
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7th Sep 03 at 18:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my god ur going for looks
corb
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7th Sep 03 at 18:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well, Focals arent exactly ALL looks are they I mean, ive heard some 165K's and i fell in love with focal, instantly!
SteveW
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7th Sep 03 at 19:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I would have to say "go for JL's boyo"

OR:

Focal Utopia
Diamond M5's (although they are a little pricey and they are almost too accurate)
Boston Accustics
Rockford FNQ's (like my layee's ones )

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Richie
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7th Sep 03 at 19:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats what i got on my list, FNQ's
IntaCepta
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8th Sep 03 at 02:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'd go for the focals 165k, and maybe utopia if u wanna push the boat out a little.

i have to admit the 165k sounds
TOMAS
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8th Sep 03 at 12:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyone had a listen to the new Alpine x-type's? been on the website and they look so sq its unreal? Any prices on them yet?
Richie
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8th Sep 03 at 13:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.hookedontronics.com/sales/A4175b7d5b_P117_Alpine_SPX-F17M.htm


Gives u an idea of our price
TOMAS
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I just got quoted 799.99 for the two way 6.5" from CEL and 1990.00 for the three way 7", 4", tweet!!!
Richie
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8th Sep 03 at 13:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wtf? http://www.hookedontronics.com/show_prodlist.jsp?cid=1239&pg=2
TOMAS
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8th Sep 03 at 14:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Woah! Never heard of that site but do they ship to the UK, that price seems good, even though I dont know the conversion from dollar to sterling...
Richie
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8th Sep 03 at 15:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

$238 = 150.008

$278 = 175.219

$476 = 300.038


much better than 800 eh

 
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