1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

anyone know anything about Rainbow speakers?

Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by pissedoffsol, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    Sounds gay :D but there's a "kit" to replace all the speakers in the M for a reasonable price.

    BSW Speaker Upgrade for E46 BMW 3 Series / M3 Coupe -- Stage I Audio Upgrade | BSW: Audio Upgrades For BMWs

    Front Speakers:
    Rainbow Audio IQ Line 6.25" Midbass,
    BSW 2.5" Midrange,
    Rainbow Audio IQ Line 1" Silk Dome Tweeter

    Rear Speakers:
    Rainbow Audio IQ Line 6.25" Midbass,
    BSW 2.5" Midrange

    Bavarian Soundwerks Speaker Installation Hardware Kit: Butt connectors,
    speaker connectors,
    washers,
    etc. - applicable for your specific vehicle

    Extremely Detailed Installation Instructions:
    Provides a guideline for the DIY'ers or professional installers. Step-by-step with photos!
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,036
    Likes Received:
    3,970
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    rainbow makes hands down the BEST speakers available
    the end

    buy them
     
  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,582
    Likes Received:
    697
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    im with E. thats a nice upgrade.

    your car will sound almost as nice as mine :)
     
  4. TommyTheCat

    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

    Messages:
    1,248
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hey, Dio was in Rainbow - they fuckin rocked. So do Rainbow speakers from all the reviews I've heard.

    And that's not a bad price for 10 speakers with all the extras in a beemer.
     
  5. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    yeah its like 50 bucks a speaker which is cheap for components of any brand.

    i think i blew my passenger side mid range the other day... lol so i think its time for an upgrade.

    plus, i'm not very fond of the HK system. its better than most 'stock' systems i guess, but i'm not real impressed with it.

    that place also has a neat sub in the middle of the rear seat cubby...
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,036
    Likes Received:
    3,970
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    keep in mind though that this is Rainbows low end stuff
    their top of the line 6.5" component set runs in the area of $6500 for the pair

    this is not to say that even their low end doesnt blow the fucking dogshit out of most companies high end... im just saying this isnt even close to their best shit
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    understood. but anything with a rubber surround has got to be better than the paper harmon krapdon wizzer cones.
     
  8. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,582
    Likes Received:
    697
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
  9. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,036
    Likes Received:
    3,970
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    [​IMG]
    CS 360.30 Reference $9,900.00


    [​IMG]
    CS 260.30 Reference $6,579.00


    this looks like what is offered in that kit
    [​IMG]
    Sound Line SLC $429.00

    still a damn good price and no doubt still retardedly high quality
     
  10. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,582
    Likes Received:
    697
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
  11. 93vicb16a2

    93vicb16a2 WHATS CRACKIN??

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Location:
    bfe
    i have the same thing as turbomirage in the doors and 6x9 focal in the rear of my 2002 all powered off a jl 300/4 it sounds GRRRRRRRRReat
     
  12. neonmike

    neonmike Senior Member VIP

    Messages:
    1,308
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    i hope you don't try to install these like you did your home surround sound speakers.
     
  13. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
    :werd:

    I love my VR components.

    :lmao:
     
  14. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,582
    Likes Received:
    697
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    yeah my biggest bitch was finding a spot in the doors to mount those ginourmous crossovers.
     
  15. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    why would i do it myself, when my good friend Mike is a pro audio installer? ;)
     
  16. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,582
    Likes Received:
    697
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
  17. neonmike

    neonmike Senior Member VIP

    Messages:
    1,308
    Likes Received:
    114
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
  18. GreenStuff

    GreenStuff New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    They are quite good spekers, but they are not reliable...they brake down, a lot so to speak. I still prefer the Infinity, a little bit expencive but they last a long time.

    but that`s just my opinion :)
     
  19. d17type-R

    d17type-R Doc Brown says

    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Location:
    Langley BC
    Buy What YOU Want To Buy.... not what someone else validates you to...

    Just do it right and buy Infinity Kappa Series Components ... you'll never go back to anything else..
    (Course I thought that until I had a set of Focals with a Utopia Line Driver^_^ )

    But seriously, best bang for buck, and even if you're a nimrod and try and power components off of head unit power, they still won't sound too bad.

    Course everyone knows that you should have at least 500W per door, but that's just me;)

    Truth be told... buy what you want, and if you like how it sounds, then that's all that matters...END OF STORY
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page