Hi. I am on the verge of purchasing a new set of SR6500's. I am coming off a set of infinity components that I hated due to their overly harsh sound. So, I am stepping up a few notches here. I have always been very interested in the SR line. I thought about the Alpine X series for awhile, but I have never owned Alpine speakers, and I was ready to jump into unfamiliar territory and be let down again. So here are my two questions.......
-I remember one person saying that they thought their ipod sounded like ass on the SR6500's. Kind of like when you buy a new plasma tv and the HD content looks great, but not so much on SD. And obviously, good speakers are going to bring out the best and worst of the content playing through them. I just want to make sure if I am using a lossless usb conection with a 256 bit rate or higher that I will still be able to enjoy listening to my ipod in my car. That i don't have to rely on merily cd's taking in mind that they will obviously sound better than burned/ripped music.
-The other question is this. I am putting these guys up front. My facrotry rear's are 6X9. Obviously, it would be great to get another set of SR6500's and mount the tweeter on the coaxil and call it a day. However, I can splurge for one pair, but I don't exactly think i can swing two. Plus, 4 large crossovers could start to be a problem in terms of space for me. So, are the MM691's an okay speaker to go with in the 6x9 slot even though the specs are a little different on the account it is in a different "series" and all.
Any and all opinions posted as soon as possible would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks