Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    71

    Default NE1 use SR6500 and C400.4?

    If you have the sr6500s and a polk amp - are you using the active x-over in th amp?
    Polk shows the x-over as being calibrated for the MMC series, but doesnt say anything about the SRs.

    I want to swap out the factory bose speakers and considering a few options.

    My easiest solution (other than not doing anything) would be to get a set of Infinity Kappa 60.7cs components to match the 2ohm ratings of the bose amp.

    But I have also considered ditching the whole bose setup, in which case I was thinking either Polk or CDT audio.

    Any opinions?

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,522

    Default

    I would definitely use the x-overs that come with the SR's. It is very important to use the correct xover for the specific speaker set.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    For starters, definitley don't go with Infinity speakers planning to use the Bose amps. I can't imagine that'd work out too well. Also, don't get Infinity speakers planning to use another amp. :p Choose Polk.

    Ok, enough bias...I seriously wouldn't use the Bose amps; I'd ditch them and get a stand-alone unit. The SR6500 are great speakers, and the C400.4 would be a good match for them. However, I disagree with PT; I wouldnt' use the stock crossovers. I might use the ones on the amp, but only for precautionary measures (as in, looser settings on the amp, to protect the speakers just in case), but I would use the crossovers in my HU.

    Now, that requires that you have a pretty decent HU with a fairly extensive crossover network. I personally wouldn't dream of using a separate amp to biamp components without having either a HU with an extensive crossover, or an external, aftermarket crossover.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,522

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss
    However, I disagree with PT; I wouldnt' use the stock crossovers.
    Blasphemy!!!! You're making Polk engineers cry. :D

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    P Thuggy is dead on.

    The guys at Polk went thru a lot of time and effort to design them to get the best out of the SR's.

    You can still use the crossovers on the 400.4 as it is an excellent crossover network however dont use the Pre-EQ switch. That is designed for the Momo speakers which crossover at 2.6K Hz I believe and the SR's are designed to be cut off at 3.1K Hz. So if you use the amps x-overs make sure youve got the tweeter high passed higher than 3000 Hz.

    Still, I would use the SR crossovers. They are set right, plus they have a very cool protection fuse in them to keep you from overpowering those wonderful tweeters. Plus, those crossovers are look great and would be a shame to be sitting in your garage somewhere! ;)
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Bah-humbug.

    I still would never use a passive crossover as long as my HU had an extensive crossover. And I would much rather have an active one than use the passive one, if I didn't have such a HU.

    But, this is just like audio...all subjective. Sure, the engineers tweaked those passive crossovers to death;...but did they tweak them to suit your ear? ;)
    Last edited by audiobliss; 09-06-2006 at 09:55 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  7. #7
    Polk Engineer
    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,441

    Default

    The SR x-overs aren't the simple x-overs you'd find in a regular set of components or even the good x-overs on some amps... use the bi-amp inputs on the SR x-overs and all the channels on the C400.

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    And there it is, straight from the man.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    71

    Default

    Yup - thanx for the input!

  10. #10
    Polk Engineer
    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    1,441

    Default

    Well, I'm not "the man" for speaker crossovers... I'm just "a man" I guess.

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    356

    Default

    I have this setup and I use the active cross over on the mids, I high pass em at 50 Hz. I don't use the active cross over on the tweeters though. Both use the stock cross overs as well, and this seems to work ok.

    I'm personally not thrilled with the SR's. I need to do some more work before I say anything bad about the speakers themselves. I have a lot of issues with my source and am using some really cheap RCAs right now that I'm very unimpressed with. I have some Tsunami Ultras that I just have not gotten around to throwing in (half off or more due to last years models). And for some reason my iPod sounds horrible on some albums and very good on others. Not sure if it is consistant or not but all my albums were burned using the same settings. This is played through an Alpine with the iPod box (2004 model not the new one) I also have to get rid of some vibrations and dampen the doors more. Then throw in the Altimas major road noise and its hard to judge the SRs badley considering the conditions they work under. There are some times when they do sound pretty sweet, but like I said, I have a lot of other issues to overcome before I can really hear them.

    Howie

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    somewhere in Canada
    Posts
    530

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by howie777
    I have this setup and I use the active cross over on the mids, I high pass em at 50 Hz. I don't use the active cross over on the tweeters though. Both use the stock cross overs as well, and this seems to work ok.

    I'm personally not thrilled with the SR's. I need to do some more work before I say anything bad about the speakers themselves. I have a lot of issues with my source and am using some really cheap RCAs right now that I'm very unimpressed with. I have some Tsunami Ultras that I just have not gotten around to throwing in (half off or more due to last years models). And for some reason my iPod sounds horrible on some albums and very good on others. Not sure if it is consistant or not but all my albums were burned using the same settings. This is played through an Alpine with the iPod box (2004 model not the new one) I also have to get rid of some vibrations and dampen the doors more. Then throw in the Altimas major road noise and its hard to judge the SRs badley considering the conditions they work under. There are some times when they do sound pretty sweet, but like I said, I have a lot of other issues to overcome before I can really hear them.

    Howie

    Try to use some proper source CDs for critical listening- the SRs will sound their best if you don't put highly compressed mp3 files through them.

    If many of the files on your iPod are downloaded from places like Kazaa etc. the bitrate may or may not be as actually advertised.

    I could take a crappy sounding 128kbps mp3 file, burn it to a CD as a .wav file and give it to a buddy. Buddy rips the same .wav file as a 320 kbps mp3 track on his computer, then shares it through a filesharing site. I download the resulting 320 kbps mp3 file and compare it to the original at 128 kbps. No better in the SQ department.

    The point being...the sound quality of any mp3 file is only as good as the source it was ripped from, and there is truly a lot of poor quality mp3 files circulating on the internet.
    Last edited by Greg Peters; 09-11-2006 at 06:39 PM.
    -------------------------------------------------------

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    That is the only tiny little gripe I have with the SR's. They dont seem to work their best right out of the box.

    First off they need a decent amount of break in time. At first their midbass is pretty thin.

    Second, it takes some tweaking to get the midbass response just right. A little too much and theyll bottom out. A little to little and youve got nothing.

    HOWEVER, once they are broken in and you have them dialed in I have no doubt that youll love em! I have said many times and still stand by it, they are the best speakers on the market dollar for dollar and easily in the top 1% regardless of price.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Peters
    I could take a crappy sounding 128kbps mp3 file, burn it to a CD as a .wav file and give it to a buddy. Buddy rips the same .wav file as a 320 kbps mp3 track on his computer, then shares it through a filesharing site. I download the resulting 320 kbps mp3 file and compare it to the original at 128 kbps. No better in the SQ department.
    Very good point. I had never thought of that scenario.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Ipods and MP3's are great for convenience but are worthless as reference material.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Don't be so sure. Red Wine Audio has some great mods for the 4th generation iPod (I believe) that, coupled with a good headphone amp or plugged into a nice HA system, makes for quite stiff competition for high end CDPs. According to what I've heard/read from a few folks.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Im sure.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod
    Im sure.
    :D ;) :p


    EDIT - Doh, and to think THAT's how I chose to spend my 7500th post! *sigh*
    Last edited by audiobliss; 09-11-2006 at 10:55 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Well, that fits in with your usual "congrats" or other +1 posts! ;)
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    678

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bknauss
    Well, I'm not "the man" for speaker crossovers... I'm just "a man" I guess.
    That, too, is questionable.

    When have you heard SR's? You finally get that install done? :D

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Polk C400.4 enough to power MMC6500 & db570?
    By aphexii in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-29-2007, 06:01 PM
  2. C400.4 with MMC6500, crossover question
    By rniedzial in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-25-2006, 02:45 AM
  3. engine noise c400.4 help
    By docsnead in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-12-2006, 07:46 PM
  4. c400.4 + SR6500 question
    By howie777 in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-24-2006, 07:20 PM
  5. C300.2 or C400.4?
    By pandemonium in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-05-2006, 12:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts