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Old 08-06-2004, 01:56 PM   #11
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personally i'd get the 4 ways, because I know i'll be listening to music in the back seat . I like to take naps out there sometimes.. like when my dumb dog is sleeping on my bed, and my couch has crap on it.. and when my dash isn't in the back seat.. i think this afternoon i'll be taking my nap on the floor..


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Which has better bass sound? 2-way, 3-way, or 4-way. I guess that is what i should be asking. And if i replace my stock speakers, will I be able to use the gain control to control the amount of power to the woofers on the 6x9'*?
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The differences between 2/3/4 ways aren't really big at all. It'* one way for speaker makers to get more money out of you.
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Technically there are four wires to each speaker. Two for the bass portion of the speaker (gain amplifier), and two for the tweeter and mid-range coil (directly from radio).

How does this idea sound: Ideally you would want to have 3-way speakers and somehow modify them so that the gain amplifier only powers the woofer, while the stock unit powers the rest.
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The 2/3/4 way speakers just break up the frequencies that each individual cone handles. Which means that you would get a clearer sound because they can focus only on certain frequencies to produce. It all depends on how crisp and clean you want your music. If you can really tell frequencies apart and have a good ear then go with the four way, but if it really doesnt matter to you go with a 3 way. Its all in your preference.
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With speakers in general, anything more than 3-way is uneccesary. A 4-way speaker uses the same components as the same 3-way design with the exception of an added "super tweeter" which is generally used for frequencies above 10K, at this point the ear is not very sensitive to sound. If you look most home theater speakers, or the higher quality "monitor" speakers, anything over 3-way is very rare. If the woofer cone and midrange tweeters and power handling are the same, I would say go with the 3-way configuration. Cheaper and chances are you won't be a noticable difference. Save Your Money. Of course if you want to have top of the line then go for it You will be just as happy with either.
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Heres what you do:

Say you are looking at a 4 way speaker (say pioneer) and they are $139.
Take the $139 you were going to spend on them and pay the same for a 2 way speaker...It will sound better.

The more crossovers you have in a speaker system, the more the sound quality is deteriorated. So a $139 2-way system with one crossover will sound better than a $139 4 way system with 3 crossovers.

As far as bass is concerned...a $79 pair of 2 way pioneers will produce just as much bass as the $139 pair of 4 way pioneers, since they use the same 6x9 driver.
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Quote:
Heres what you do:

Say you are looking at a 4 way speaker (say pioneer) and they are $139.
Take the $139 you were going to spend on them and pay the same for a 2 way speaker...It will sound better.

The more crossovers you have in a speaker system, the more the sound quality is deteriorated. So a $139 2-way system with one crossover will sound better than a $139 4 way system with 3 crossovers.

As far as bass is concerned...a $79 pair of 2 way pioneers will produce just as much bass as the $139 pair of 4 way pioneers, since they use the same 6x9 driver.
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Heres what you do:

Say you are looking at a 4 way speaker (say pioneer) and they are $139.
Take the $139 you were going to spend on them and pay the same for a 2 way speaker...It will sound better.

The more crossovers you have in a speaker system, the more the sound quality is deteriorated. So a $139 2-way system with one crossover will sound better than a $139 4 way system with 3 crossovers.

As far as bass is concerned...a $79 pair of 2 way pioneers will produce just as much bass as the $139 pair of 4 way pioneers, since they use the same 6x9 driver.
Thank you! Finally a voice of reason.....
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