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Old 17th February 2012, 21:14   #31
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I have absolutely no claims on being a guru or anything like that, but I would suggest you take a look at the Focal Access 165A1 compos. I had pretty much settled on Alpine R series speakers, but I preferred the SQ on these. I haven't checked out the Focal polyglass range since they were beyond my budget but if the components I'm using are any indication, they should be quite good.
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Thanks for your suggestion, will consider that.. but right now am also looking at a few more options besides the infintys, like the alpine R series, Polk MM, etc.

Will look to ask for advice there once i can narrow down on a few options.

Btw, any personal suggestions from your side for 6.5' comps with good SQ?
also, any for a 5-channel amp? i am considering the Alpine PDX-5.

@ Navin, Der Alte - Sirs, your suggestions would be highly appreciated as well..

thanks
@Kanhaiyo: Mate, my selection process for speakers has been based more on price and auditioning what I could. Have used brands only as rough starting points.

I am very far from being any sort of a guru. Take my opinions only as a very very rough guide.

Have usually found most Alpine stuff very pleasing. One probably pays a bit of premium for that quality. If I had to make a choice only on brands, without auditioning in a medium budget, I would be inclined to go with them. Balupunkt too makes good stuff.

I personally was very impressed with Auditors, especially for the price they sell at, out here. It seems to be a bit like the Optra. Not fancy presentations or promotions; the company just spending money on making a good product within a price range. DLS also makes some good stuff.

Had heard an Alpine-Focal setup. The guy had spent about a lac odd on the ICE. He was very happy with it, however it was not to my taste at all. Was too sharp and in-your-face sort of sound. I personally prefer a bit warmer and 'well rounded' sound, with a proper and smooth midrange (often appreciable after spending more time with the system). Would rather compromise on the bass and treble, than the midrange. This puts my tastes a bit away from most people I see around. Sound, after all is very personal.

Well, if you are serious about your sound, make a purchase after you audition it. Even if it means spending more - you never even know, that you might save money. I can see myself being happier with maybe 10-30k being spent on Auditors etc, than with the Lac spent by the polite gentleman who allowed me an auditioning in his car.

PS: That said, the Focals I heard did produce very detailed sound.

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I have absolutely no claims on being a guru or anything like that, but I would suggest you take a look at the Focal Access 165A1 compos. I had pretty much settled on Alpine R series speakers, but I preferred the SQ on these. I haven't checked out the Focal polyglass range since they were beyond my budget but if the components I'm using are any indication, they should be quite good.
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Poitive,

1. My knowledge about audio is limited - very limited. I am learning too.
Thanks Navin. What is benchmarked as "very limited" by you is way beyond what most of us ever hope to know! Appreciate your sharing your knowledge; even on that said thread. The rest has already been discussed via PM and will keep to the PMs till otherwise needed.
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