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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

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    The infinity speakers are 2 ohms which is more efficient then other speakers in the power area plus the sub is a all in one package I got it through www.crutchfeild.com it is a sound ordnence bpt-8 which is much better then the stock 6inch sub which is very sloppy if you ask me
    Ps the reference line which is the models I listed aren't as bright as the kappa line of infinity's car speakers(I have multiple sets of infinity's older home speakers for my home audio system and home theater system which is smooth as silk in the mids and highs the nice tight low end.
    I'm gonna temporarily go with the 6030cs... I'd optimally like to have 2 way's (6032) in the doors and tweets in the pillars with 2KhZ cutoff,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRSO

    I'm gonna temporarily go with the 6030cs... I'd optimally like to have 2 way's (6032) in the doors and tweets in the pillars with 2KhZ cutoff,
    These are two way component speakers with separate woofer and tweeter if you want to see how I have mine setup I can email you pics if you want me to.

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

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    These are two way component speakers with separate woofer and tweeter if you want to see how I have mine setup I can email you pics if you want me to.
    I know but I want to have the 2 ways in the door and tweets up top also. I've always done a mid/tweet combo with an extra set of tweets... That would not be an easy feat though without doing some rewiring unless the doors contain stock 2-ways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRSO

    I know but I want to have the 2 ways in the door and tweets up top also. I've always done a mid/tweet combo with an extra set of tweets... That would not be an easy feat though without doing some rewiring unless the doors contain stock 2-ways?
    Well you could get a set of coax infinity speakers and leave the stock Bose tweeter in place so you don't have to run extra wire(it mainly depends on how much time you want to put into it)

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

    So there isn't a stock crossover in the amp or the door for the stock 6.5 and tweet? Are the stock door speakers coax?

    How is it set up in the front anyway? I haven't gotten a chance to rip the doors yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRSO
    So there isn't a stock crossover in the amp or the door for the stock 6.5 and tweet? Are the stock door speakers coax?

    How is it set up in the front anyway? I haven't gotten a chance to rip the doors yet...
    No there isn't stock crossover for the front stage except a low filter which prevents the bass from shredding the door speakers the tweeters has a cheap filter on them to prevent them from blowing from improper range.

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

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    No there isn't stock crossover for the front stage except a low filter which prevents the bass from shredding the door speakers the tweeters has a cheap filter on them to prevent them from blowing from improper range.
    That's actually perfect... So this Bose stock amps sends out full range. I can get a 2ohm coax with a passive filter and do the same with tweets... Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRSO

    That's actually perfect... So this Bose stock amps sends out full range. I can get a 2ohm coax with a passive filter and do the same with tweets... Nice.
    Yep or do like I did with the separate woofer and tweeter which gives better mid bass and midrange and has a separate tweeter for the highs.

    The Bose amp does a range from mid bass and up to the door speakers and tweeters but with the sub you wouldn't know they can do full range.

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

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    Yep or do like I did with the separate woofer and tweeter which gives better mid bass and midrange and has a separate tweeter for the highs.

    The Bose amp does a range from mid bass and up to the door speakers and tweeters but with the sub you wouldn't know they can do full range.
    I may do the component but I am seeing that these tweets are extremely harsh...???

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

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    I may do the component but I am seeing that these tweets are extremely harsh...???
    which infinity speakers have you heard that have harsh sounding tweeters?(the only harsh sounding ones that come to my mind is horn tweeters which i don't recommend) my infinity rs-5's which btw have ribbon tweeters is as smooth as silk and the model of infinity car speakers i posted sound as smooth and clear as my rs-5 home speakers(i also have a set in my other car and i haven't noticed any harshness in the highs even with a bit more then the right amount of power going to them.
    p.s. i wouldn't recommend infinity if i found a flaw in the speakers they make as i can tell the quality of a speaker by just listening to it (trust me on this i had a set of jbl's my friend's thought sounded good until i told them the flaws)
    also infinity speaker have a tendency to show the flaws in your audio equipment so if the source makes the music harsh then the speakers will reproduce the harshness(one reason i have a harmon pardon recover powering my home infinity speakers due to the quality build of the receiver)

    here is a link with the specs of the tweeters that are included in the 6030cs set i mentioned.
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-dsfSNkF...nce-1031t.html

    of course if you don't like infinity tweeters you can use a ribbon tweeter with the infinity woofer and crossover.
    fyi i seen online that the kappa line of infinity speakers has harsh tweeter not the reference line.

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    which infinity speakers have you heard that have harsh sounding tweeters?(the only harsh sounding ones that come to my mind is horn tweeters which i don't recommend) my infinity rs-5's which btw have ribbon tweeters is as smooth as silk and the model of infinity car speakers i posted sound as smooth and clear as my rs-5 home speakers(i also have a set in my other car and i haven't noticed any harshness in the highs even with a bit more then the right amount of power going to them.
    p.s. i wouldn't recommend infinity if i found a flaw in the speakers they make as i can tell the quality of a speaker by just listening to it (trust me on this i had a set of jbl's my friend's thought sounded good until i told them the flaws)
    also infinity speaker have a tendency to show the flaws in your audio equipment so if the source makes the music harsh then the speakers will reproduce the harshness(one reason i have a harmon pardon recover powering my home infinity speakers due to the quality build of the receiver)

    here is a link with the specs of the tweeters that are included in the 6030cs set i mentioned.
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-dsfSNkF...nce-1031t.html

    of course if you don't like infinity tweeters you can use a ribbon tweeter with the infinity woofer and crossover.
    fyi i seen online that the kappa line of infinity speakers has harsh tweeter not the reference line.
    It was the component set you recommended... There are a few guys online stating that they're a little harsh but they could be idiots... I own a production studio with Dynaudio BM12A's and the Yamaha NS so I'm sure it's nothing that I can't compensate for. I also listen to uncompressed .wav's and lossless files so I'm rather picky. I have B&W in the home.

    Infinity is ok for the time being but my rip out will consist of Audison, Morel and/or Mosconi for my soundstage.

    I'll get them, listen to some remastered Steely Dan and tell you what I think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRSO

    It was the component set you recommended... There are a few guys online stating that they're a little harsh but they could be idiots... I own a production studio with Dynaudio BM12A's and the Yamaha NS so I'm sure it's nothing that I can't compensate for. I also listen to uncompressed .wav's and lossless files so I'm rather picky. I have B&W in the home.

    Infinity is ok for the time being but my rip out will consist of Audison, Morel and/or Mosconi for my soundstage.

    I'll get them, listen to some remastered Steely Dan and tell you what I think!
    I have listened to some steely Dan and I think you might like the infinity speaker btw B&W is another great speaker brand but I don't think they make car speakers
    Also I have been debating on doing a ribbon mid range and tweeter setup in my truck should my infinity speakers ever give me trouble of course I will have a good quality mid bass driver to match.

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

    Send pics of your set up to tcfire@bellsouth.net. Sounds like you have a solid handle on this I would like to see what you did. Curiously at the Crutchfield site ...they indicate that the speakers you are using are a "no fit" for 2005 Escalade....any cause for concern?

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    Re: Escalade Sound System upgrade

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    I have listened to some steely Dan and I think you might like the infinity speaker btw B&W is another great speaker brand but I don't think they make car speakers
    Also I have been debating on doing a ribbon mid range and tweeter setup in my truck should my infinity speakers ever give me trouble of course I will have a good quality mid bass driver to match.
    Just to clarify, did you use the stock wiring? I noticed that you mounted the crossovers under the front seats.... See, if I start going this route, I'm going to end up just rewiring everything which I have no time for... I still need to assemble my enclosure and run a lot of 00awg / batteries, etc. I need plug and play. Shame on me for not researching more before I got that infinity component set... Maybe I was better off getting a coax for the doors...

    So what is the factory amp resistance set up for anyway? 2 ohms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprink60
    Send pics of your set up to tcfire@bellsouth.net. Sounds like you have a solid handle on this I would like to see what you did. Curiously at the Crutchfield site ...they indicate that the speakers you are using are a "no fit" for 2005 Escalade....any cause for concern?

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    They will work as the speaker locations are a drop in fit for 6 1/2 inch speakers
    I will send the pics when I am on my computer,

    As far as the wiring the tweeters came with enough wiring to reach to under the seat and I just ran a small amount of wire to the door speaker to crossover the rear door speakers and tweeters I didn't have to add wire because of the way they are set up.

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