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What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 10th, 2010, 11:57 am

I have been searching for literally 2 hours trying to find some kinda pic, but i can only find the old school amps(which look so freakin awesom) and the subwoofers with their carbon fibre cones. Kinda funny the most information i found was from an old post by Kaizen and SR on the NT Tweeters being the "sheit".

Well if you guys have pics or even have some let me know please.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby SR » September 10th, 2010, 2:15 pm

yellow and purple writing
carbon fibre cone on the mid bass
the comps were actually an ads speaker branded under the orion line as the parent company adst owned both orion and ads at the time

will have to scan the original catalogue from orion to post pics

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 10th, 2010, 3:35 pm

but hear this nah SR, you know where i can get some. You know if Brian has any hiding away or something. I really want a pair, i heard they have the best tweeters out there.

But what A/D/S component set are they similar to my cousin has 2 sets of 320i/s and 3 sets of 325i/s.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby pimptacular » September 10th, 2010, 4:36 pm

if u cant find a set..i would reccommend looking into dls or morel tweeters..ive used both brands high and low lines and heard them and not many tweeters can compare to their smoothness, easiness on the ear

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby SR » September 10th, 2010, 7:59 pm

those nt sets are circa 1998-1999

wont waste time one looking for a set to buy unless someone has them stashed away brand new

due to the perofrmance of the tweet and how low they could have been crossed many people over did it and damaged them
matched with the passive xover however they worked really good
in comparison the dls ultimate tweets come close but keep in mind the nt tweets were when 3 way sets were not readily available as they are now

back in the day the nt sets were around 3k which would equate nowadays to over 4k comparable

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby Gladiator » September 10th, 2010, 8:16 pm

Overall the Orion NT tweeters are the best tweeters i have ever owned.... I almost cried when one of the units failed, due to old age I guess.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 10th, 2010, 8:49 pm

sometimes i wish i was older so that i could have seen these things in action. I hear some rell good stories bout the old school orion gear as well as A/D/S but it is so hard to find them in good condition now.

I will continue in my search to find them! If the newer high end stuff comes only "close" i wonder how the old school high end stuff would sound. Maybe i should do an old school Orion Build. Some one NT100, one NT200, and some 320i/s component sets and a DEQ30.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 10th, 2010, 9:05 pm

But on another note SR, did you get the old school catalog you had.
Thanks alot if you did!

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby SR » September 10th, 2010, 9:29 pm

i stil have all my orion catalogs and pricing folders
still have my concept amplifier and 425hcca

the nt line from orion raised the bar on high end sq back then but didnt last long due to pricing and slowing economy

now there are quite a few lines now that perform just as well and even better its just that orion made such an impression back then due to not many other lines offering that kind of quality and those that did were in a totally different price bracket

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby fuzz_174 » September 10th, 2010, 10:24 pm

I still have a pair of Mint Orion NT Tweets, they were used briefly in my install with the original NT Passives ( which i still have installed)

I replaced them with some old school Rainbow sl 60 kicks, which were a bit smoother for my liking..

Maybe later this week i will power up the NT's to see if they still work properly..

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 12th, 2010, 2:13 pm

Anyone locate some pics yet, pretty certain you will be the first one on the entire internet if you do.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby fuzz_174 » September 12th, 2010, 2:35 pm

I can take some pics of the tweets if you want..

I sold the midbass some time ago..

I had the 6" and 4" Comp. Set

I Sold the 4" to Gladiator

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby SR » September 12th, 2010, 4:07 pm

use to compete with the nt6 back then

i just lazy to scan the catalog :(

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 12th, 2010, 4:15 pm

when ever alyuh ready i there to check them out. you see how productive we have been i did not even know they made a 4" component set.

I came across some A/D/S 336PX midbass at my uncle's house and think i am gonna ask for them, they are supposed to be really good. I installed some of the 346is a while back and i know i liked them but for the life of me can't remember what they sounded like.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby fuzz_174 » September 12th, 2010, 8:05 pm

Why are you looking for 10-15 year old midbass drivers?

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 12th, 2010, 8:45 pm

i just have a liking for old school gear, funny though, as you are not the 1st guy to ask me that. I am most likely not gonna use them.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby fuzz_174 » September 12th, 2010, 9:26 pm

Old school gear is da bomb,

however you have to be careful with old school speakers...

dry rotting issues, especially with foam suspension, over time the spider drops on these speakers as well

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 13th, 2010, 12:13 am

yeah i know about spiders sagging from constant abuse, and coils seizing from lack of use, and magnets shifting from speakers falling down, and suspensions with dimples from things that were rest on top of them for long periods of time.

As mentioned my uncle has alot of old school gear and whenever i check him i always check out his old stuff, and he has alot of high end old school gear. Just that he has been out of the audio scene so long that his stuff was moved around by the helper and people never take care of something they didn't buy especially if they work for you.

But i got the A/D/S, but it is actually the rebranded Orion HCCA 6.5" mids, 2 ohm versions though. i got a Rockford Punch 4040DSM to play them with but wished it was a 2 channel so that i could have given these things some power.

I do not have a camera now, but when i get one i will post some pics. Probably not gonna use these in the car, i have them in my room for now.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby Sully » September 13th, 2010, 6:35 am

I can't remember if it's still there but Sound and Security had a set of ads comps in the showcase.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 13th, 2010, 7:06 pm

up until the last time i went, they were there. They sold their 2 JBL Crown amps that sat there for about 8 years and finally now someone has bought them.

They are the only store that i know of that has so much old school equipment from A/D/S, PPI, Phoenix Gold, DEI, and others in impeccable brand new condition "on display" what they have hidden away i wanna know!

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 13th, 2010, 7:08 pm

well i got to see a set of the components today and their tweeters are large and of solid metal casing. They looked nice, and were in seriously good condition, but what do you expect from a tuner right. I mean if someone told me hey those mids and tweeters were only 3 months old, i wouldnt have a problem believing them.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby Gladiator » September 14th, 2010, 7:10 pm

fuzz_174 wrote:Old school gear is da bomb,

however you have to be careful with old school speakers...

dry rotting issues, especially with foam suspension, over time the spider drops on these speakers as well



You hit the nail on the head there FUzz... my NT tweeters failed due to mechanical failure (broken pigtail wire). Attempts to repair it resulted in more damage :(

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby carfreak1024 » September 14th, 2010, 9:07 pm

NEVER TRY TO REPAIR TWEETERS. REALLY, THEY ARE JUST TOO FRAGILE.

Learned that the hard way.

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby fuzz_174 » September 15th, 2010, 11:11 am

Gladiator wrote:
fuzz_174 wrote:Old school gear is da bomb,

however you have to be careful with old school speakers...

dry rotting issues, especially with foam suspension, over time the spider drops on these speakers as well



You hit the nail on the head there FUzz... my NT tweeters failed due to mechanical failure (broken pigtail wire). Attempts to repair it resulted in more damage :(


Yea dred, daz why i wanna power up mine to see if they still working..

I hoping for the best.. :lol:

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby cman750rr » February 2nd, 2018, 9:50 pm

New to the site been in the game since ...the 90's beyond Fortunate to be the owner , Orion NT GEAR.
NT 100
NT 200
XTREME 100
XTREME 200
2NT 12'S x4
2NT 10'S x4
NT 12 Carbon Fiber x2
NT 10 Carbon Fiber
NT 4'S x4
NT 6.5 x2
DEQ 30
CS1 x2
300 CRX
200 CRX
200 SPX
300 PHD
300 PSW
300 PRQ

FOUR 1 Farad Capacitors
ORION WIRED MBR 70

Hands down Orion Old School gear pounds SQ beats

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby cman750rr » May 12th, 2018, 10:14 pm

fuzz_174 wrote:Why are you looking for 10-15 year old midbass drivers?


Brand new Orion NT gear hands down the best period car audio made...

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Re: What do Orion NT6 Components Look Like?

Postby cman750rr » May 12th, 2018, 10:15 pm

carfreak1024 wrote:I have been searching for literally 2 hours trying to find some kinda pic, but i can only find the old school amps(which look so freakin awesom) and the subwoofers with their carbon fibre cones. Kinda funny the most information i found was from an old post by Kaizen and SR on the NT Tweeters being the "sheit".

Well if you guys have pics or even have some let me know please.

PM me I have the complete Orion NT series ...mids drivers amps etc

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