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Old 03-02-2017, 04:27 PM
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Krypt 6.5 hlcd vs kicker kmt674

Looking to add some speakers to my skylon pole
2 krypt 6.5 hlcd speakers are 4ohm and 150waft rms
Per speaker this set up includes 2 speakers and I would be making pods for the speakers on my skylon pole

The kicker kmt674 6.5 are 4ohm and 150 watts rms per speaker
This set up includes 4 speakers in 2 separate pods


Which setup would be the cleanest sounding and lowest.
Would be used for wakeboarding and just playing in the cove
But I Need to be able to hear the music at wakeboarding lengths.

They will be powered by wetsounds amps
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:45 PM
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I gave krypt a try once. I was disappointed with the sound. I now have the previous version of the KMS674, which was the 6500.2 that has the 2 6.5" midbass woofers and 2 6.5" HLCDs and couldn't be happier. To be fair, I was using a different amp on the Krypt speakers, but I was giving them the recommended power and it didn't work well for me. I'm no audio expert but running the Kicker 6500.2s on a Wetsounds HT4 I can hear them loud and clear 75+ feet back while wakeboarding. I doubt you'd get better sound than the KMS674s without stepping up to Wetsounds Rev8s.
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:02 PM
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So the newer version kmt674 should be up to par with the old one that you are running
I would be running them off a wetsounds syn 4 which produces 125x4 or 400x2 at 4ohms
Each speaker pod has one speaker wire input so I would run at 125x4 on 2 channels and bridge the other 2 channel for a subwoofer. Do that sound ok
I want the speakers to get there full amount of power
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:09 PM
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To break it down, a pair of krypts is a 2 pod setup and the KMS674 is a 4 pod setup.

125W rms would not drive either setup to their potential. Non the less, it keeps it on an even keel. The output would be very similar, although the Kicker KMS674 would deliver much better sound quality.

To drive the KMS674 to their potential, the Kicker KMX400.4 or the Wet Sounds HTX-4 are the best options.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:11 PM
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Unless you're getting them for a REALLY good price stay away from the Krypts. They are VERY harsh and high pitched sounding. (although they are loud) I had 4 of them and hated them. The kickers have got to be better since they have a designated Mid pod. The question is the budget. I would try to hold out for some of the 8" or bigger speakers. The more you research this the more you will hear the do it right the first time and go bigger. I went to REV 10's and couldn't be happier.
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:17 PM
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Ok so let's scratch the krypts off the list
So the kmt674 are a total of 600 watts rms and weight 37 pounds
Each pod with speakers weighs 18.5

The wetsounds are 600 watts rms with both speakers and weight 44.6 total and 22.3 each speaker
Looks like the syn 4 bridged 400 Watt x 2 is the way to go powering them

Like I stated these are going on a extended skylon not on a tower
So weight is kind of a deal here but I will be welding pipe to both sides of my skylon pole to hang the speakers off.

I know the rev 10 are awesome speakers and are loud as I have heard them before
But the price difference is huge

The kicker knt674 with syn 4 is $800
The wetsounds rev 10 with syn 4 is $1600
Twice as much,
What's your thoughts
Would I be happy with the kicker set up or should I spend the 800 more and go with the rev10

The boat has never had any sort of tower speakers before and it's just so the wakeboarders can have some tunes
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:57 PM
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I regularly ride behind three boats with Rev10s. Do they sound better? Yep. But do I really notice the difference while I'm riding? Honestly, no. As long as I can hear the music clearly, I'm happy. If I had it to do over I would still go with the Kicker HLCDs.

There is also a middle ground with Rev8s. Two 8" pods might look better than 4 6.75" pods, while not being as heavy as the 10s, nor quite as expensive.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:08 PM
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As long as I can hear the music I'm happy.
For half the price I'm thinkin the kickers are the better bet
The rev 8 are only around $150 cheaper so it's not to much or a difference

What amp do you have powering your kicker setup?
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:13 PM
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For wake range, you really want the KMS over the KMT. The KMT is not a true HLCD although the tweeter is horn loaded. its a more traditional dome tweeter, so not quite the power handling of a compression driver. The KMT is a great sounding setup, but does not have the projection of the KMS or other true HLCD.

The KMT has an RMS of 150 watt per each pod and a 300 watt peak per each pod. So that 600 is MAX for the total setup.

You do not want to bridge the KMT on a 4 chnl amp like the Syn-4. the KMT pod has a nominal impedance less than 4 ohm, closer to 3 ohm. This will certainly put the Syn-4 into protect mode. This does not even address the fact that the 400W x 2 from the Syn-4 exceeds the 300W peak of each pod.

There is absolutely no way on gods green earth to compare the KMT or KMS to the Wet Sounds Rev-10. Its all about the size. A 10" HLCD is going dominate all the way around, a 6.5" setup, period.

In the original post, you were going to also drive a woofer on the Syn-4. If you go with the rev-10's, you know need to factor an amp for that woofer.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:10 AM
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Agreed with MLA. You want the KMS. Not the KMT (didn't even know the KMT was a different product. I thought you were talking about the Kicker HLCDS this whole time). The HLCD horns on the KMS67 is what you hear 75' back. Without the HLCDs you're not going to get the sound projection you're looking for. All of my previous recommendations were based off the KMS. I didn't know KMT was a different product.
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