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Old 07-14-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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I am thinking of putting 6" components in the doors and 5 1/4" components in the rear deck. The rear are just for fill right? I am going to use subs in this system. Would this be a good plan? my bonne is a '90 in case it matters... Also I am going to build sealed enclosures for the 6" and 5 1/4" .
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I'd say keep the 6x9'* in the back. They'll bridge the gap between 6" and 10 or 12" for frequency range.
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i think most 5 1/4'* are sharper.......but thats my opinion
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it really depends on which speakers you get. What is your budget. do you plan on buying something from best buy or somewhere like that or what.
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I already have rockford FNX2514 5 1/4" components in the front doors. I want to get the 6" version of these speakers so they will be voice-matched. They are in small sealed enclosures. Would putting in 6" mids instead of 5 1/4 make a big difference? I am pretty sure i can get the 6" speakers for cheap. I want to avoid buying new 6x9s, but don't components give you better SQ?
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Maybe you should consider a midbass speaker. Check out rockford'* component line and see if they have a dedicated midbass and not just a bigger midrange. either way you should get more bass out of a bigger speaker, but how much more bass just depends on a lot of other things.
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The way I am thinking is that the subs are good up till about 70 hz and the 6" mid woofers would be effective down to about 60hz. Would I be better off putting the bigger speakers in the front doors instead of the rear deck? That way the front soundstage would be better.
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The way my bro has it setup on his car.. he has a 8" under the center console ( the dead space between driver side and passenger side floor ) and also 6" on the kick area.. and that surely pulls the bass out to the front.. while the rear 12" does it job..
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I doubt that any 6 can go down to 60 hz accurately. If you want something that will actually fill in the freaquency gap, you can go with adire koda 6 midbasses. they can accurately go down to about 70 hz until the sound really starts to cut off. But i still have mine cut off at 80.
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