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Default Re: PHD AF 6.1 MB Pro; My take on things

So, I just got the tweets that actually go with my mids. And while I may change them, there is no need to. The more I listen to this front end, the better they sound. These are truly amazing speakers. These are the AF 1.1c's.


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Default Re: PHD AF 6.1 MB Pro; My take on things

Those are the ones I run with the FBpro 6.5's and really enjoy the sound.

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Wow not to bust in but those are the exact same ones that I had for sale. Too many tweeters, not enough desire to have another install done.

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Default Re: PHD AF 6.1 MB Pro; My take on things

I just got the AF 6.1's and the OP's review is spot on. I don't have the pros, but the AF 6.1'S are phenomenal drivers! Best I ever heard. I might have to upgrade to the pros in the future, but for now I am very happy.
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I just got the AF 6.1's and the OP's review is spot on. I don't have the pros, but the AF 6.1'S are phenomenal drivers! Best I ever heard. I might have to upgrade to the pros in the future, but for now I am very happy.
Good to hear! I've been running these for awhile now, and although it doesn't seem possible, they just keep getting better!
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Default Re: PHD AF 6.1 MB Pro; My take on things

Man, reading this makes me want to get my install done...stupid deployment

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^^^ may I inquire as to who did your turbo install please ?

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Default Re: PHD AF 6.1 MB Pro; My take on things

Great review.
Was wondering what amp sounded best with these? Also how was the sound after a long listen session? Did you get any thermal compression? Is there any tweeter attenuation on the passive x-over? Thanks !

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Great review.
Was wonder what amp sounded best with these? Also how was the sound after a long listen session? Did you get any thermal compression? Is there any tweeter attenuation on the passive x-over? Thanks !
Tweeter attenuation; basic + or -3db.
Thermal compression; Speakers are rated for 75/150. None of the amps listed are as powerful as the internet says. My HCCA 2100 has been measured at 173 wpc, and the 97.3 is very close to the same. So, I don't believe so.
Long listening sessions; Just about every system I've had required me to turn it down or off after extended periods. However, with these, my extended sessions weren't really notable. I didn't have to turn it down. I think that's because the tweeter wasn't pulling at my ear.
And as far as using different amps, I'd have to say the best sounding combos were the Phoenix Gold and the Sony.

I'm currently in the process of running everything active. I've run active before, but this will be my first time setting it up. I'm also dropping the power a bit. I really like my Sony amps, and these speakers don't need a ton of power.




All that being said, I still have so much to learn before I can properly answer your questions.
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That answered them all. Please keep us updated on the full active setup.
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Default Re: PHD AF 6.1 MB Pro; My take on things

Has anybody tried the FB 6.1 compaired to the AF 6.1? Just curious to know how the mat'l of the mid changes the sound.
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Has anybody tried the FB 6.1 compaired to the AF 6.1? Just curious to know how the mat'l of the mid changes the sound.

I have

I really enjoyed the af 6.1 mids more. They worked their way into being my go to 6.5" .

The fb 6.1 is nice, but for a 2 way set up, I either reach for the studio 6.1 neo or the af 6.1.

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Very nice review you have here sir. Great pics and your mix of older gearis fantastic !

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Thought I would pop in and say thank you for giving such a great review of your PHD MB Pro's & af1.a tweets. I keep checking in from time to time to see if you got everything switched over and running them active now. Looking forward to reading your impressions on how it sounds now active and if you ended up leaving those af1 tweets in? or switched them out to try the af1.c's???



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Thanks, Bob. The end of the year proved to be a trying time for me, but I did manage to get the 1.1c's in and I even did a little active action with my gen 1 Sony XES amps, and Pioneer DEX-P1R. I didn't have a chance to do any real tuning because the car went T/U on me. I will say though, that was shaping up to be the cleanest setup I've ever installed. And I say that knowing full well I am not a pro. I'm just a hobbyist who barely knows what he's doing. But I know what sounds good to me.

The good news is, I bought a new car and these are going in. Won't be anything fancy;
Stock head unit
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a single JL 8W7,
a pair of old PG MS amps,
and a Helix DSP to control it.

Once I get that stuff in and give it a good listen, I'll come back through and offer a final word on my review. Although I would imagine there are more folks than just me who have gotten their hands on these by now.


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Default Re: PHD AF 6.1 MB Pro; My take on things

Great thread. I've read somewhere that they have 8" AF now but not listed on their website. Any info on these?
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