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Default PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

Just to let everyone know, these won't actually be out till around the first to mid Feb. they sent me the 2 pair they had a CES. I haven't gotten them installed but I will try to get a set playing in my wife's Car this weekend. Here is some pics tho.
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The mid bass has a cast basket and a smaller phase plug than the last gen. It also has spring terminals for the Speaker wires. The mid has a stamped steel basket and standard terminals. Both have removable grills

The tweeter is the pride of the system. It is an AMT (air motion transformer). These are used in high end home systems but have never been used in Car audio. They will play up to 40k which I know you can not hear with the human ear but it is said to cause the system to sound more accurate in the fact that in real music there are frequencies above 20k, even tho you can't heat them they give depth and with. Something you can not so much hear as sense.
Can't wait to get them playing. Ryan at PPI is convinced they are the best components on the market. And I think the price will be around 500.00 or less
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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

While I certainly don't buy in to much of their marketing nonsense, I am interested to hear peoples thoughts on these once they've had a chance to give them a good listen. I look forward to seeing what you think after you get them installed.
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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

I'd be curious to hear the midrange on this set. I was about to pull the trigger on the PC3.65 set based on the midrange alone. I hope this new set is an all around great performer and not just a good tweeter. Looks like a high end set though, those cones look very nice.

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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

I've used those same AMTs in my Car last year...

But never been packaged in a Car audio set, yes.
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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

Anxious to hear your report on these! Glad to see PPI working on the Aesthetics.
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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

it's not my call, but I would rather pay 515 bucks for the addition of cast frame midranges over the 500 on stamped steel, but that's just me.


otherwise, these look nice.

I don't know about that ring of what looks like plastic covering the space where the voice coil former attaches to the cone, as being of any benefit other than enhanced aesthetics, but I am pretty sure you could fudge up a Speaker with the wrong filler material.

maybe it's butyl, and acts to actually damp something in the former/cone junction but if it's a cosmetic addition that contributes nothing to the sound...

dammit, why do I gotta go and get all pessimistic on these things...


they look good, they got a good company name on 'em and I'm sure people will dig on that punchy tweeter.
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Where are you at in Arkansas? I'd love to give this set a listen once you get them installed and dialed in.

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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

Eager to read the results and opinions; I have the previous gen currently, and I'm pleased as punch with them.

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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

I really like the tweeter mounting.
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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

You guys will love the tweeter. I replaced Scan Illuminators with some and never looked back.
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Where are you at in Arkansas? I'd love to give this set a listen once you get them installed and dialed in.



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You guys will love the tweeter. I replaced Scan Illuminators with some and never looked back.
Now that's a statement.
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So whos AMT is it?

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OK got the set for my wife's Car installed, still have to play with the mids to get them mounted correctly and get the moles plugs on the tweets.

All I can say is holy crap these are smooth. The highs are crisp. I thought the mids were slightly lacking but we had turned them down on the HU for the old ones. So much smoother than the last generation of PPI 3ways. I am still on the old tune and can't wait to here them when properly tuned. I can tell I need to change the cover points between the mid bass and mids.
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I was getting ready to pull the trigger on the old set until I saw these on the net last night. I''ll be checking in to see your review. How big is the tweeter and does it have any other mounting options? Looks pretty large to mount in an a-pillar.
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I was getting ready to pull the trigger on the old set until I saw these on the net last night. I''ll be checking in to see your review. How big is the tweeter and does it have any other mounting options? Looks pretty large to mount in an a-pillar.

It fit perfectly where the old tweeter was. Your right, it looked huge. I kept thinking I was going to have to enlarge the hole but it's the same size and their older one.



Tweeter
5/8" depth (wiring comes out the back so you gave to account for that to)
1 7/8" cutout

Mid
Depth 1 13/16"
Cutout 2 9/16"
Outside dia without grill 3 1/2"
With grill 3 11/16"


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Depth 3"
Cutout appx 5 9/16"
Outside Dia without grill appx 6 1/2"
Outside dia with grill appx 6 5/8"
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Is the mounting depth the same as well? Thanks.
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Is the mounting depth the same as well? Thanks.

I'll try to remember to check tonight
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New tweeter 5/8" depth plus Wire out the back

Old tweeter 3/4" plus wire
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Default Re: PPIs new PC 65C3 3 way Components just came in

What kind of Car are they installed in, factory 3-way?

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What kind of Car are they installed in, factory 3-way?

2012 Nissan Sentra. Factory 2 way

6.5 in OEM door location
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Tweeters in a pilers

I have a DEQ 8 so I am running all active so I didn't get to try the crossovers.
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