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Op, did you just ask manufacturers to send you samples for testing at no cost or you are funding this testing yourself getting a wholesale or lower price to be able to do it?
None of the items were provided by manufacturers, I either purchased the items (some on ebay, some at brick and mortar stores where I know the owners, some through distributors, and some lent to me by friends).
 

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I don't know if it's been asked before, but are you tuning each setup to the same response?

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I test each speaker set in the same conditions, same variables, same air space (simulating a car door). The only thing that changes is the amount of power be provided (same amplifier though). Since each speaker set has a different amount of power handling that is the only factor that changes. Listening environment and listening position stay the same other than doing a on and off axis test of all.
 

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Man, I was really disappointed in reading your review of the Morel Tempo Ultra 602s. Your experience and mine are totally different. I'm very pleased with the bass response. I think it is fairly deep and pretty tight. And, the tweeters are outstanding. I can play these speakers loud for a long time and NOT get ear fatigue. I love that about these speakers.

But, until I read your reviews, I was absolutely sure I would be getting another set when I get another car. Now, I am not so sure. I did appreciate your insights and your efforts with starting (and following through on) this thread.

Now, I did not have the opportunity to compare my Tempo Ultras with the other brands as you had. I did compare them to an appropriately prices set of Focals (I don't remember the model # of them) at a local shop and did like the Morels better. I guess I would have to look at those HSKs in the future, but I hear they have been discontinued by Hertz.

All in all, I am still absolutely pleased with my Tempo Ultra 602s. By far, these are the best front stage speakers I have ever owned.
 

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Man, I was really disappointed in reading your review of the Morel Tempo Ultra 602s. Your experience and mine are totally different. I'm very pleased with the bass response. I think it is fairly deep and pretty tight. And, the tweeters are outstanding. I can play these speakers loud for a long time and NOT get ear fatigue. I love that about these speakers.

But, until I read your reviews, I was absolutely sure I would be getting another set when I get another car. Now, I am not so sure. I did appreciate your insights and your efforts with starting (and following through on) this thread.

Now, I did not have the opportunity to compare my Tempo Ultras with the other brands as you had. I did compare them to an appropriately prices set of Focals (I don't remember the model # of them) at a local shop and did like the Morels better. I guess I would have to look at those HSKs in the future, but I hear they have been discontinued by Hertz.

All in all, I am still absolutely pleased with my Tempo Ultra 602s. By far, these are the best front stage speakers I have ever owned.
In the beginning I was really excited to listen to the Morel's. I thought I was going to be happier with the results. Maybe the set was defective or a fake (haven't seen any fakes of these yet though)? These tests are purely subjective as well as everyone has different tastes etc
 

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In the beginning I was really excited to listen to the Morel's. I thought I was going to be happier with the results. Maybe the set was defective or a fake (haven't seen any fakes of these yet though)? These tests are purely subjective as well as everyone has different tastes etc
Yeah, I know the tests results were completely subjective. I, generally, I like subjective test results when it comes to this kind of stuff. I was just hoping you agreed with me. But, like you said, "everyone has different tastes".

So, I have a question for you: As I said in my previous post, one of the best features of my Tempo Ultras was that I can play them loud and not get ear fatigue. Nor, do I get ringing in my ears after extended sessions of loud playing. With your experience with the DLS RC6.2 speakers, can you say the same after extended loud sessions of playing?

I may have to consider those RC6.2 speakers for my next set. Maybe. It is going to be hard to switch from the Tempo Ultra 602's.
 

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Yeah, I know the tests results were completely subjective. I, generally, I like subjective test results when it comes to this kind of stuff. I was just hoping you agreed with me. But, like you said, "everyone has different tastes".

So, I have a question for you: As I said in my previous post, one of the best features of my Tempo Ultras was that I can play them loud and not get ear fatigue. Nor, do I get ringing in my ears after extended sessions of loud playing. With your experience with the DLS RC6.2 speakers, can you say the same after extended loud sessions of playing?

I may have to consider those RC6.2 speakers for my next set. Maybe. It is going to be hard to switch from the Tempo Ultra 602's.
I would run the tweeters off axis as they are designed for or use the -2.5db attenuation on the crossover if using on axis. When used as such they do not give me any ear fatigue.
 

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Random side note: I have been listening to a set of cdt components, haven't finished my tests yet. The cdt hd-m6 midbass driver is probably one of the most natural sounding I have heard yet. The tweeter is nothing special. Will keep you posted.
 

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Great! I think I mentioned before the Morel model tested would not be a fair comparison to a Hertz HSK, perhaps you can find a low price on a Hertz set and not the Morel making them close in price range but a Morel SW or MW woofer would be a more suitable comparison, for midbass at louder levels, then again Morel still has a laid back sound when it comes to tweeters, and tuned well will satisfy the same Hertz fans quite bit would be my thoughts based on ownership of both sets
 

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Great! I think I mentioned before the Morel model tested would not be a fair comparison to a Hertz HSK, perhaps you can find a low price on a Hertz set and not the Morel making them close in price range but a Morel SW or MW woofer would be a more suitable comparison, for midbass at louder levels, then again Morel still has a laid back sound when it comes to tweeters, and tuned well will satisfy the same Hertz fans quite bit would be my thoughts based on ownership of both sets
I agree, the comparison of the speakers is not based on price but rather what I can get my hands on to test. I was hoping there would be a set priced inexpensive that could take one of the top end sets well but still searching.
 

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Thanks for your insightful info and time! Regarding the CDT"s, any further observations regarding performance and how you rate them among st the others?

What is your current setup?

Thanks!!
 

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Hey, thanks for this subjective review, which means a lot coming from a DIYmobileAudio member. I never thought of CDT Audio as making good stuff so will have to take a closer loook at those. What would make this comparison really interesting for me is to see how an AudioFrog GS series set and Pioneer Z series set would compare in this bunch.
 
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Hey, thanks for this subjective review, which means a lot coming from a DIYmobileAudio member. I never thought of CDT Audio as making good stuff so will have to take a closer loook at those. What would make this comparison really interesting for me is to see how an AudioFrog GS series set and Pioneer Z series set would compare in this bunch.
I enjoy working within the industry, have a passion for music in general. CDT Audio manufacturers a lot of high quality items however they do have several items to stay away from, I think that applies to most brands. After my initial listening of their products I was impressed with the build quality, price points, and sound reproduction. In fact, because of the impression I picked up their products as a dealer. I then worked with Ken, the owner of CDT, to create three different component sets. These sets were based around my impressions after I listened to every speaker they manufacturer. I created a low, middle, and high end offering for my customers.

I also picked up DLS Audio as a dealer after testing several of their products. Not only do their speakers offer a great value, their amplifiers are solid performing.

So far the only brands which really have given me a wow factor in raw performance are Audison, Hertz, CDT Audio, DLS Audio, and PHD Audio. Granted, I have not had the opportunity to hear any of the higher end Focal products currently on the market. I hopefully will soon.
 
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