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Old 05-23-2012, 08:51 AM
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^I'd upgrade the amp and look at hcld's. PS: I'm jealous as hell at how clean your x9 is
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:32 AM
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hey sammy
not doubting your word, I'm suprised, i could have saved a few bucks. the amp puts out 60 at 4 and 130 bridged, i have it bridged right now. i would like to see the video though!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:00 AM
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^I'd upgrade the amp and look at hcld's. PS: I'm jealous as hell at how clean your x9 is
That's why I bought it. Otherwise I would have looked at a v drive. What are hcld's?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:22 AM
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sorry I was so reading a WW thread and TT thread at the same time and mentally checked out. you're going to need more power than what you have to get good sound out of the 6500.2's. I may be speaking out of term here but the 6.5's are going to be worthless if you mix the hcld (kickers) with normal speakers. I've never seen anyone do 2 kicker 6500.2 setups (8 cans) but I would just take 4 off, run 4, upgrade the amp, and be done. Once you sold the other setup you'd probably be slightly ahead on $$$
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:20 PM
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I just Added the 6500.2s to replace weather damaged arc audio lightenings. Used the 4 stock lightening cans and everything fit perfect. Running a arc audio 5150xxk amp (125rms per channel @ 2 ohms) and they are amazing for the price. I can stand 100' behind the boat and they sound like you are right there. Probably not as good as wetsounds but for $275 they make a pretty great upgrade!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:34 PM
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I just Added the 6500.2s to replace weather damaged arc audio lightenings. Used the 4 stock lightening cans and everything fit perfect. Running a arc audio 5150xxk amp (125rms per channel @ 2 ohms) and they are amazing for the price. I can stand 100' behind the boat and they sound like you are right there. Probably not as good as wetsounds but for $275 they make a pretty great upgrade!
If you really want to wake them up, swap your amp for the Kicker IX500.4 full-range Class-D. In 2 chnl mode, it will deliver 250W rms to each "side". We routinely run a pair of these amps to the 6-Pack (KM6500.2 with the extra mids) for a total of 1000W rms to the tower
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:59 PM
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I just Added the 6500.2s to replace weather damaged arc audio lightenings. Used the 4 stock lightening cans and everything fit perfect. Running a arc audio 5150xxk amp (125rms per channel @ 2 ohms) and they are amazing for the price. I can stand 100' behind the boat and they sound like you are right there. Probably not as good as wetsounds but for $275 they make a pretty great upgrade!
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guessing you got the hifisound deal? Yea my blast 100' back if not more. I get plenty of compliments/complaints depending on who you ask. Had a guy in our cove trade us beer last 4th of july for running tunes for the day. He was atleast 150' across the cove and could hear it perfect
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:42 PM
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I'm looking to do something similar to this with my 6.5" tower speakers/cans. I found a pair of Kicker KM6500s for $230 on a reputable site. But, they aren't the 6500.2s. The 6500.2s are $399. Anyone know the difference between the two?

KM6500s: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-10KM6500.html
KM6500.2s: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...0KM6500.2.html

Both are spec'd the same as far as I can tell, 100w RMS, 200w peak, etc. Except the 6500.2s come with what appear to be 2" horn tweeters. Are those worth $170 per pair? Am I going to hear a big difference between the two?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:48 PM
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The 6500's are not hlcd's. They are midrange speakers. The 6500.2 are a complete system. The 6500's are not regular speakers. They are meant to be added onto a 6500.2 package to get more midrange in the 6 pack format. The 6500.2's are good for 100'+ behind the boat. The difference is amazing. With my old polks in the tower couldn't hear chit riding. With the 6500's its like listening to the music in the boat.

And the deal to be had is
http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/S...id/0/SFV/30046

293+free shipping for the hcld's. I got them for like 270 from them and they were at my door in a few days. They are kicker refurbs so no worries on quality.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:35 PM
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Thanks, Sammy! Next question, do the HLCDs need separate mounting/wiring? Right now I've got the 6.5" tower speakers running off of channels 1 & 2 on a 4 channel amp. 3 & 4 are bridged to my sub.
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