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Infinty Kappa Perfect 6.1
Incredible clarity at insane volumes, but small enough to fit most doors. Very nice looking.
Like others have said, the tweeters are too bright. I've cut them back at the crossover (-4db) and cut the entire crossover range (3.5khz and up) down by 5db at the head unit and it's just OK. Looking to move the tweets down closer to the subs to see if that cures it completely.
Green colour for the crossover? Daft decision, it's an ugly colour and discourages showing it off.
I've had a set of 3-way Infinity Betas in my various vehicles for over 15 years. They have moved from vehicle to vehicle as I changed, and they were amazingly good, I have given them an incredible thrashing over the years, driven via an Alpine CDA-7998R and a bridged Alpine MRV F505 through an aftermarket crossover. I had an Alpine F405 driving rear fill 6x9s, and an Alpine MRV100 driving the subwoofer.
But I have another new vehicle and the Beta subs were beginning to rattle and the mids had bad hinges and one cone had a crack in it, so I finally conceded that their time was up. I listened to a bunch of speakers in the shop but when I heard the Kappas, it was love at first sound.
I was concerned that it would take a very special pair of speakers to replace the amazing volume, quality and depth of sound produced from the Betas, but I needn't have worried, the Kappa Perfects are incredible. In fact my biggest problem at the moment is that they can be driven so much harder and remain crisp and clear that my old trusty MRV F505 can't cope, it overheats and shuts itself down (extensive testing has proved that the amp is the limitation), so atm I've just turned the gains down a bit. A new amp in in the works, which will complete the best install I've done, with the most incredible car stereo speakers I've ever heard. I can't recommend these highly enough, just remember that the tweets have to be cut back.