View Full Version : I auditioned some Component speakers today (5 reviews)

11-18-2002, 04:48 PM
Set 1 -
Eclipse SC8362 - Easily the cheapest sounding of the whole bunch. These literally hurt my ears, because the tweeters were harsh and the midbass was muddy.

Set 2 -
Diamond M651 - Nice sound, severely overpriced at the places I looked. I wasn't overly impressed, but I wasn't underwhelmed either.

Set 3 -
Pioneer TS-C160R - I was actually impressed with the sound of these. The music wasn't too artificial, nor was it flat. Tweeters were smooth and crisp, but not tinny.

Set 4 -
Alpine SPR 176A - Probably the ones I'll go with. Overall they had a better sound than any of the above, the mids were precise, the tweeters were smooth and detailed. I didn't notice any distortion at volume, like I did (especially) with the Eclipses. I also noticed that they never got harsh, no matter how loud I had them... even louder than I would have them in the car, certainly.

Set 5 -
MB Quart PSD216 - Quite honestly, the most overrated speaker I've ever heard.

Of course, this is all based on what MY ears like, YMMV. Just sharing. :D BTW, Focal, a/d/s, and Oz are still on the list "to be listened to."

11-18-2002, 04:53 PM
Good rundown Jaydub, thanks for the info. good choice.
btw: keep us updated on any others that you choose to review.
tks. ;)

11-18-2002, 04:59 PM
Will do. I'm also attending CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in January, so more stuff will follow then.

11-18-2002, 07:53 PM
What type of power/amp are you running them off of?

Please post more pics of the new addition! (I know you would have even if I didn't ask:) )

11-18-2002, 08:00 PM
Gee whiz, why didn't you listen to the Jensens, Pyramids or other flee market audio stuff?

-TrippZ(j/k:D I kid because I love)

11-18-2002, 09:56 PM
Jaydub, don' t make me spank you.....

http://www.jlaudio.com/evolution/images/enlarged/XR650CS.html you should listen to the best speakers...

you know you want them.......

11-18-2002, 09:56 PM
haha, I've never been a JL fan, but I'm still gonna give them a listen.

11-18-2002, 09:58 PM
the point series form eclipse are ok and the Q series from mb quart are great, the psd are very overrated.. like you said. everyones listening is different and alot of people preceave a louder sound is better when in reality it stinks when turned up.....:'(

11-19-2002, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Surprise
Gee whiz, why didn't you listen to the Jensens, Pyramids or other flee market audio stuff?

-TrippZ(j/k:D I kid because I love)

only reason i was asking was because im gettin them off ebay. if they sound gay, i'll just resell them to some kids @ school, and grow some balls and buy real speakers.

11-19-2002, 05:53 PM
What are the prices for these setups and what else will be needed? (Amps, different HU, etc.)