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By TY-one-on (typhoon) on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 3:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
In your experience in hitting the recommended rms, which speakers is louder for tower? The inifinity kappa 2 way or the Pioneer 4 way?

Infinity:
Features:

Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm Cone with Plus One Sizing
Hi-Roll Butyl Rubber Surround
Cast-Polymer Speaker Basket
Computer-Optimized 18 dB / octave Outboard Crossover
1" UniPivot Swiveling C.M.M.D. Tweeter



2-Way Speaker Specifications

Size: 6 x 9
Sensitivity: 90 dB
Frequency Response: 35-21,000 Hz
Recommended RMS Power: 110W
Peak Power Handling: 330W
Impedance: 4 ohms

Pioneer:
Features

Aramid IMPP (Injection Molded Polypropylene) Rigilite Composite Cone Woofer
High Energy Ferrite Woofer Magnet
Deep Basket Design for Extended Bass
Kapton Voice Coil Bobbin
Butyl Rubber Surround
Cloth Damper
2 3/8" Pearl Polycarbon (PPC) Balanced Dome Midrange with Strontium Magnet
1 5/8" PPC Cone Tweeter
3/4" Ceramic Supertweeter
New REV-Style Grilles



4-Way Speaker Specifications

Size: 6 x 9
Sensitivity: 93 dB
Frequency Response: 25-30,000 Hz
Recommended RMS Power: 100W
Peak Power Handling: 350W
Impedance: 4 ohms


(Message edited by typhoon on December 05, 2004)

 
By jeff 2 (waterdog2) on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 5:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have 4 of those pioneer's in my boat and they crank!
 
By Darren Yearsley (ralph) on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 7:23 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I don't have any experience with the Kappa's but the pionners are LOUD & sound pretty nice.
 
By Mike H (seaswirlmike) on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 7:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
we have 4 pioneer 5 ways and they are very very loud!!
 
By TY-one-on (typhoon) on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 3:10 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
What is up with the large price difference and the infinities take a bit more power.
 
By jeff 2 (waterdog2) on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 6:10 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The infinities handle more power, not use.
 
By Charles (chas) on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 6:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The Kappas have a good sound but the Pioneers are louder. The Kappas seam to crap out sooner than alot of other speakers.

You should also look into Memphis,thier speakers scream, have good sound and the best part is the life time warrenty

 
By Greg Moylan (x9_greg) on Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 3:22 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i would go with the pioneer. i have them in my car they are real clear, and they go louder than i need them to go. in my opinion they are a good solid product and they look good.
 
By rich g mccullough (mcculloughrg) on Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 4:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have 4 kappa's but if you want clear loud sound check out focals. Good deals on ebay. I'm not sure about the difference between kappa's and pioneer.
Good luck

 
By rich g mccullough (mcculloughrg) on Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 4:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Go round not oval for clear and loud.. Sorry I'm not trying to open a whole can of worms just giving my opinion
 
By Cliff Griffin (seattle) on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 9:01 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Have to agree with Rich here. I have six 6 3/4 Pioneers on my tower. They're loud and clear.
 
By Kevin McGuirk (ktmwakeboarder) on Sunday, December 26, 2004 - 6:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i have 4 Kappa 3-way 6x9's in the tower and am very happy with them. very loud. these are slightly different from the 2-ways you have mentioned, but just figured i'd let ya know that i love the kappas. (its also really cool how they come with crossovers)
 
By kristian (iagainsti) on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 12:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
If loudness is what your after the Pioneer @93db sensitivity will be 3x louder with the same amount of power then the Infinity's @ 90db. I love the sound of Infinity speakers. I have 2 sets of infinity kappa 6.5 components on my tower and agian love the sound but there not as loud as I would like. I'm going to switch them to Infinity reference series which are 92db instead of 90db for the Kappas. So I should still get that great infinity sound but better volume levels. In such a open enviroment I dont think I'll lose much sound quality and I'll stick the Kappas in my car.
 
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