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CDT Audio component speakers?

Slickone

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Anyone used them? I'm looking at the Classic series CL-61 in particular. How would they compare to Boston Pro 6.5's?
 

richardycc

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I do, I am using their HD series with the EF woofers. I think we have the same tweeters. I used to own a pr of BA pro 6.4s too. I upgraded the BA to a pair of diamond audio hex, it was night and day. The hexs are so much better than the BA pro. (not sure about the 6.5s thou) anyway, I replaced the hexs to my current pr of CDT HD as I kinda lost interest in car audio, and I got the HD in a group buy with 2 prs of tweeters, etc, and one of the diamond tweeter/crossover was going bad on me. So getting back to the question, I think the CDT tweeter is smooth and laid back, a bit too laid back than the diamond's tweeters. I never liked the BA tweeters, they hurt my ears. The CDt woofers can play deep and loud, I don't even use a sub anymore. Are you getting the messed up color ones for $149? not sure if they are still available, if so, its a good deal.
 

Slickone

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Yep, that's probably the ones I would get.
I have the pro 6.4's in another car as well. I thought the tweeters were a little bright too but someone that's really into car audio (sales and competitions for years) couldnt believe I was saying that and said he thought they were much softer than MB Q's, which I was looking at at the time.

If the CDT tweeter is laid back, I might like it. I usually feel my ears get fatigued easily listening at louder volumes. I'm getting older. :) Wish I could hear them first though to see how laid back.
I know nothing about Diamond.
 

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i got them with the wrong red and they sound great. but my reference point is the coaxials that were in their place before i replaced them. just make sure you have enough mounting depth or be prepared to fabricate something to make it fit.
 

Slickone

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So what other brand/model would you compare the CDT (Classics or Euro Frame) to?
 

<--- proud owner of classics and HD 3 ways.
Wouldnt go to any other brand other than rainbow.....
 

Slickone

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How much better are the CDT Professional (HD-62) or Euro Frame (HD-62EF) over the Classics (CL-61)?

 

richardycc

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the EF woofer is slightly smaller and shallower for people with european cars, and it has weird screw hole pattern, if you dont need it, get the regular version. if I could do it again, I wouldn't get the EF version. keep in mind that you are buying a pr of 150$ speakers that can kill all the other speakers in the $300-400ish price range, if you want high-end stuff, you might want to check out their EuroSport edition.
 

Slickone

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Someone told me he ordered the HD-62CF Carbon Fiber ($199) from thezeb but they said they ran out and 'upgraded' him to the HD-62EF for that price. But sounds like it wasn't really an upgrade. We both have Nissan Frontiers.

How about the Professional series (HD-62) to the Classics then?
Hate to keep asking. Too bad I can't just listen myself.


I hope they sound good in the factory locations. I have an OEM tweeter towards the top of the door, but am thinking it might be better to axial mount it (I think it said the CDT's can). I cant and dont want kick panels. CDT's webpage offers the extra set of tweeters, saying to mount them on the dash or A-pillars.
I know it's one persons review, but this review says putting tweeters behind an OEM grill and not surface mounting hurts performance. Is also says the CDT 3/4" tweets aren't good and top upgrade to the 1". The $150 set comes with 3/4".

 

Slickone

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Bump.

Also, anyone heard Kove Audio's Opulent Driver Series components? How would they compare to any of the above mentioned (Boston, CDT)? I know someone that can get them at dealer cost.
 

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