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infinity kappa vs alpine type s

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by THXEY, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Oct 8, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    so i currently have infinity kappas all the way around, but i really havnt had any good luck with them..so im thinking about switching them out. to the type s. ive aske the guys at my work and they said the type s is a better speaker. but is it worth the $52 (for the front 6x9") (i get a discount for working at best buy :cool: ) ?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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  3. Oct 8, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    kappas are better for subwoofers hands down, but for speakers i would go with the type-s, or if possible type R, i have type R's all the way around and they are crystal clear. Are you only doing the front speakers or all 4 ?
     
  4. Oct 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    I'm actually surprised you're not happy with the infinity's. The 6x9's might be your problem. A set of components would help you.
     
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    well i have a sub....the sub sounds great the speakers sound like crap.

    i would love a set of components but theres only a few 6x9 components
     
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    Now I have the Alpine 6" door speakers with the tweeter at the top of the door in the Type S. They are fairly good until I crank them up. It seems like they are just not quite crisp to me. So I talked to a audio dealer here in town and he recommended the JBL speakers. They were cleaner and more profound in the highs than the Alpine's speakers. So I might be switching to them. I am also running a alpine 4 channel amp 50x4. NO subs.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Just get the adaptors to run some 6.5" components. Mr marv makes them.
     
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    I am running the Alpine type-s 6.5 components in the front, and 6.5 coax in the back. They are an outstanding speaker. Very, very clear in the front (almost too much on the high end, I had to shift the sound to the back 2 notches on the fader), with a very excellent midrange. I used to run an Infinity Sub, but recently switched to a Type-S there as well, as my amp couldn't push the Infinity as well.

    If you're not running an external amp, I would get the type-s anyways, as you won't be outputting enough power to really justify the type-r's. The type-r's want 110 RMS, while the type-s's take 80.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    ....hmmm that could be an option.

    but as far as kappas vs type s goes kappas you guys think are better?
     
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    power isnt a problem for me man. i could run the type r's
     
  11. Oct 8, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Which amp are you running?

    I just have a little PDX-5. It matches up pretty nicely with the Type-S all around.

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    right now i just have the mrp-f300 for my 4 channel and an mrp m500 for mt mono block
     
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