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Old 03-07-2003, 01:12 AM   #1
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What are some LOUD components?

Will be given 150 watts per channel, off of a US Acoustics USX 2150. I want something loud enough to hear clearly from a distance, but something that doesn't sound bad at low levels.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:20 AM   #2
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I was looking at the renaissance line from morel. They are rated at 200 RMS, so they should get pretty loud, and they also incorporate a silk dome tweeter, that would sound nice as well.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:28 AM   #3
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I was looking at the renaissance line from morel. They are rated at 200 RMS, so they should get pretty loud, and they also incorporate a silk dome tweeter, that would sound nice as well.
RMS isnt what you want to look at for loudness, you want to look for some components with a reasonable sensitivity (something over 90db, the higher the better if you want loud) also you will want to have more than their RMS rating worth of power on tap for some nice headroom so you dont need to clip the speakers at all to get the volume you desire. that said, your amp probably isnt big enough for those morel comps.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:34 AM   #4
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Great! You'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge, but I am really learning quickly. So I would need to find a speaker rated at around 100 RMS for the best results from the 2150. I get it.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:37 AM   #5
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Actually, I was just now looking at the MB Quart Q Series comps and their sensitivity rating is 85.5 dB. So are the Quarts not as loud as everyone says?
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:41 AM   #6
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Actually, I was just now looking at the MB Quart Q Series comps and their sensitivity rating is 85.5 dB. So are the Quarts not as loud as everyone says?
those probably wont get as loud as you want. their percieved "loudness" might be because of their notoriously harsh tweeter (never heard mb's before, but this seems like the majority opinion)

what size comps do you need for your car, btw, ill help you look for some.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:46 AM   #7
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I am using 6.5" comps. Currently I am using the Diamond Audio M361's, and although I am not giving them enough power, i.e. 75 watts, and they are rated at 50-100 RMS, they are not loud enough for me.

Do you think if I was running 150 watts to each side with these, that I would get the results I want? They have a 90 dB sensitivity rating at 2.83V @ 1 meter.

Also, I have noticed that the midrange seems to get louder than the tweeter, in a disproportional way. Could my tweeter be set wrong, maybe at -3dB?
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:49 AM   #8
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try it, but be gentle, keep an ear out for distortion or any other bad sounds. and avoid cheesy bass bosting, etc. features on your HU if you have the volume up high it may drive the amp into clipping and hurt the poor little overpowered speaker.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:51 AM   #9
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Bass boosting? As in the "MX" feature on my Alpine HU?
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:58 AM   #10
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check out cdt audio, most of their line has a 90-93db sensitivity level.
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Old 03-07-2003, 02:42 AM   #11
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I've checked both the U.S. and international sites for Eclipse, neither of them post the sensitivity of their component sets. Does anyone know Eclipse Components sensitivity?
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