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Too much treble after audio upgrade

Hey guys - last summer, I upgraded to a PBR300x2, polk tweeters in the upper gauge pods, crossovers, and polk 2-way 6.5's. I knew it'd be biased toward the high range, but it's just too much. It's a pain to find decent mid woofer (non-two way) 6.5's, anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
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Hey guys - last summer, I upgraded to a PBR300x2, polk tweeters in the upper gauge pods, crossovers, and polk 2-way 6.5's. I knew it'd be biased toward the high range, but it's just too much. It's a pain to find decent mid woofer (non-two way) 6.5's, anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
Do you want to stay with components or can you live with coaxial speakers?

More importantly what is your budget?
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Hey guys - last summer, I upgraded to a PBR300x2, polk tweeters in the upper gauge pods, crossovers, and polk 2-way 6.5's. I knew it'd be biased toward the high range, but it's just too much. It's a pain to find decent mid woofer (non-two way) 6.5's, anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
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I'd prefer to keep the component setup, but I can be persuaded to change. I have a hard time believing there's a coaxial 6.5 setup that can compete with a decent 6.5 midrange woofer & tweeter. Unfortunately I only had the crossovers/tweeters available and had to sub in a coax 6.5, which is the big problem. Are there any decent 6.5 mid's out on the market? I don't mind spending a few $ for something that works really well.

To answer the second question, it's when @ low speeds and stopped that it's most noticeable. You're right, over 40 you're only going to hear upper ranges anyway, but this is a little too extreme.

Thanks for the responses guys, appreciate it
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I'd prefer to keep the component setup, but I can be persuaded to change. I have a hard time believing there's a coaxial 6.5 setup that can compete with a decent 6.5 midrange woofer & tweeter. Unfortunately I only had the crossovers/tweeters available and had to sub in a coax 6.5, which is the big problem. Are there any decent 6.5 mid's out on the market? I don't mind spending a few $ for something that works really well.

To answer the second question, it's when @ low speeds and stopped that it's most noticeable. You're right, over 40 you're only going to hear upper ranges anyway, but this is a little too extreme.

Thanks for the responses guys, appreciate it
Pioneer TS-D1602R or the TS-D1702R. Those offer awesome midrange and can handle a ton of power. They are a two way speaker so they have just mids and highs. I imagine that you may be able to filter out the highs thru the amp but im no expert on that subject.

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I'd prefer to keep the component setup, but I can be persuaded to change. I have a hard time believing there's a coaxial 6.5 setup that can compete with a decent 6.5 midrange woofer & tweeter. Unfortunately I only had the crossovers/tweeters available and had to sub in a coax 6.5, which is the big problem. Are there any decent 6.5 mid's out on the market? I don't mind spending a few $ for something that works really well.

To answer the second question, it's when @ low speeds and stopped that it's most noticeable. You're right, over 40 you're only going to hear upper ranges anyway, but this is a little too extreme.

Thanks for the responses guys, appreciate it
No problem Sir! Lot of guys on this forum with a lot of knowledge always willing to chime in. Contrary to popular belief there are many coaxial speakers that sound just as good if not better than component speakers. The technology has advanced over the years and these days it's hard to tell one from the other especially on a bike. That said: Here are a few options I think you will be more than pleased with.

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1.) Biketronics 7.1 http://www.biketronics.com/bt7p1-speaker-upgrade/
2.) Infinity 62.11i http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mLHPqh1...pa-62-11i.html
3.) Hertz HCX 165 http://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/default_en.htm
4.) JL C5-650X http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136C565...50x.html?tp=94

If you choose Hertz Buy from DA Performance He's an authorized dealer. I hear the components are even more insane than the coaxial But I have not heard these personally.

Amps are personal preference but in my experience you need at least 100 watts of clean power for a system to sound good on a bike. 150 would be ideal with 4 ohm speakers.

Amps:

Soundstream 520.D
Biketronics 2180 or 4180
Fosgate PBR300x2

Hook these amps up with any of the above speakers and you will be a happy camper!
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I like to address simple fixes first. Did you adjust the frequency range of the PBR? Mine came out of the box set at a very high range. I don't remember what it was set at for sure since it has been several months ago. I hated the high frequency when I first turned up the volume. After adjusting the dial down to about 60Hz it sounded great.
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I like to address simple fixes first. Did you adjust the frequency range of the PBR? Mine came out of the box set at a very high range. I don't remember what it was set at for sure since it has been several months ago. I hated the high frequency when I first turned up the volume. After adjusting the dial down to about 60Hz it sounded great.
What speakers are you running Sir?
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What do you have your gain set at on the amp, running those speakers ?

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