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Component Speakers!!!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by AMSFLVA, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:05 AM
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    AMSFLVA

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    Looking to upgrade my audio system from Polks to one these.

    In order of preference: HAT Unity 6 1/2", Hertz HSK 165, Focal 165VB.

    Going to the Audio Shop today to audition all of them, SQ wise what you guys think?

    Anyone knows where to get them at a good price no fakes please!
     
  2. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:22 AM
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    ProForce

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    Where are you located? I have Focal and swear by them. Best dam speaker I have ever heard, and trust me, I've heard ALOT. I do installs daily and Focal is the best quality and SQ speaker you will get from those 3 I guarantee it. But if your going to amplify them, dont waste your time or money. And that goes for just about any brand components. They need the power to sound as clean as possible.

    There is a trick though ill let you in on a little trade secret here. Focal speakers function better in a sealed environment. If you dynamat the entire door to seal it like this:
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    Then you can tune them to not only have crystal clear mids and hi's, but also a very decent low level that will surprise you. I put a pair in a single cab that only had the front components and no rear speakers and by sealing the door it sounded like it has a small 8 or even 10" sub in the back. And this is the same with my double cab too. I can turn my sub off and make my Focal's sound like full range system with great frequency range and still be clear.

    The reason I ask where you are located is because I get pretty good discounts on Focal products. See the link in my signature for more details. Even if your not local, I can probably buy and ship them to you for less than you can just buy them local. And its from an authorized dealer with invoice so you still get full manufacturers warranty and guaranteed not fake. PM me if your interested :)
     
  3. Jun 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    Can't go wrong with any of those. Personal taste will be the deciding factor if you are able to listen to all three.
    My personal pic would be the HAT.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    NWFLTACO

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    Im speaking from my own experience when i say stay away from Hertz! God dang they sound awesome but if anything ever happens to the their customer service is horrible. JS. I am personally going to try out the Hybrid Audio line I believe. GL man just remember brand name is nothing other than a brand name. Let your ear decide!
     

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