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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 10:57 am

For those of you that know auto stereo, I have a question.
I have a set of Polk DB5250, 5 1/4" component system that i bought a couple of years ago and have yet to install.
My question is: would these MB Quarts be a better speaker for the front than the Polks.? Should i buy a set of the MB's and install the Polks in my girlfriends car.?
Thanks in advance for any input you might have.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 11:58 am

The Polk db line used to be their better speakers I believe, but it's now a middle tier model. I think it's comparable to the MB Quarts. I do think the Quarts would be easier to install. Maybe buy a set and see which sounds better. I've done that before - it's surprising how different a pair of speakers sound - and most don't have the luxury of trying out multiple sets.

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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 12:37 pm

The magnet looks fairly large. Let me know if you have any issue installing them in the stock location. I'm very tempted to buy a pair for the riviera and Turbo Regal. These are mid-1990s speakers correct ?
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 12:44 pm

You guys do realize that the MB Quart speakers you are buying from this seller are "Refurbished" right?
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 12:49 pm

96RIVMANN wrote:
You guys do realize that the MB Quart speakers you are buying from this seller are "Refurbished" right?

Yes!
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 12:50 pm

I did. I've had good luck with refurbished electronics in the past, and the seller's rating is good.

If they turn out to be crap we'll just have to ban Ryan. gavel
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 12:57 pm

I think I might have to buy a pair as well. My stock concert two's sound like....... well you know what I mean.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 1:59 pm

Ryan, how long did it take to get your speakers? Did you get any kind of email notification, tracking number?

96RIVMANN - Yes, I do.

CS2 is o.k. for analog music (real instruments), until the speakers blow. It always sucks for electronic music.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 2:05 pm

Jack I ordered mine on saturday and just got notification of shipment today. The seller could be a little better but at this price i won't complain. I'm hoping these will be a good upgrade over my infinity reference coaxials i have now.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 2:27 pm

I ordered and paid the 25th. The 26th he printed a pay pal shipper. I got my speakers on the 3rd of this month.

8 days in transit if you count Saturday. Their Priority mail is an Fing joke. Its not 2-3 days anymore. Heck its the same speed as parcel post. Waste of cash I dont ship that way anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 4:21 pm

How do they sound?
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 5:23 pm

Dunno not installed yet. Probably can get them in Saturday or Sunday.

Im trying to get some TS specs from my woofer tester 3 but it keeps bugging out on me...!
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 5:30 pm

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CS2 is o.k. for analog music (real instruments), until the speakers blow. It always sucks for electronic music.
The Quarts should change your mind about this. Acoustic, vocal and instrumental sounds are the more challenging to produce with realism, compared to electronic, techno tracks. You can have my old CSII mids if you want to do a comparison. They're in great shape.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 5:54 pm

AA wrote:
Quote :
CS2 is o.k. for analog music (real instruments), until the speakers blow. It always sucks for electronic music.
The Quarts should change your mind about this. Acoustic, vocal and instrumental sounds are the more challenging to produce with realism, compared to electronic, techno tracks. You can have my old CSII mids if you want to do a comparison. They're in great shape.

Well I think Jack was referring to the utter lack of bass in the stock concert sound II system. But i agree. My infiniti reference coaxials do a fantastic job of recreating electronic music , but they struggle to satisfy on instrumental songs , particularly when the music gets busy , they tend to sound a bit muddy.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 6:37 pm

In my experience, if a speaker system can get the natural timbres right, it'll play everything else perfectly. Speakers tuned to play classical and jazz will sound great playing metal and rap, but not usually vice versa.

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


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Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 8:35 pm

I'm no audiophile, my ears are shot anyway, but my CS2 plays real instrument music o.k. Put Aphex Twin in and you'll be wondering where half his tracks went. Sounds that should be there are simply gone.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyThu Jun 04, 2009 10:17 pm

AA wrote:
In my experience, if a speaker system can get the natural timbres right, it'll play everything else perfectly. Speakers tuned to play classical and jazz will sound great playing metal and rap, but not usually vice versa.

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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 05, 2009 10:53 am

5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 MBQuart-coaxial

If anyone wants the geek numbers let me know.

Processed through my Dayton Audio WT3.

The purple is the Tweeter, green is the midbass.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 05, 2009 11:00 am

Pretty graph, but don't know what it all means.
What is your assessment of the performance of these speakers in laymen terms.
Thanks,
Rick
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 05, 2009 11:42 am

I'm equally clueless.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 05, 2009 12:12 pm

Wont know until I get them in the car.

One thing I can say, for $40 or less you will NOT find a speaker anywhere near as good, not even close.
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In my opinion it is very expensive to find speakers better than MB Quarts.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 08, 2009 9:17 pm

What do I need to install these?
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 08, 2009 10:16 pm

I just received a pair today.
If anyone could shed a little light on the proper wiring of the component board, there are three possible wiring scenarios for the tweeters.
Which should i go with.? -0dB, -3dB or -6dB.
I am going to power them off the stock head unit for now.
Will install amps later this summer.
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PostSubject: Re: 5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal   5.25 MB Quarts- hot deal - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 08, 2009 10:25 pm

Well which one to use is up to your ears.

I would mount the crossover in the interior somewhere to avoid moisture.

Then it will make it easier for you to change the tweeter around to experiment.

I would start on the -6dB and audition a few tracks. Then change to the next, and so forth. Then choose whats best sounding to you.

Personally I always run my tweets at 0dB. I like it loud and crisp.
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