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6x9 speakers up front?

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Old 12-17-2011, 08:10 PM
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Default 6x9 speakers up front?

Doable? Or would some serious modification be needed?

Does anybody happen to have a picture with the door panels off so I can see?


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Old 12-17-2011, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 0000000000 View Post
Doable? Or would some serious modification be needed?

Does anybody happen to have a picture with the door panels off so I can see?
Certainly doable and certainly some serious modification needed. I'm thinking fiberglass.
 
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:53 PM
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wouldn't be too hard to make a wood bracket either
 
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:54 PM
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Hmm, little out of my skill range. I'm more of a duct tape and wd40 kinda guy.

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I may just get http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...alm-LS6cx.html for up front. They're too deep but maybe I can use a few washers or something?
 

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:10 AM
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you won't want to use washers because you'll want to make the speaker flush with the mounting bracket, so it's not just a free air speaker basically, are you looking to build a huge system?
 
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Ah, ya, that's true.

No, nothing huge, just an upgrade. I was hoping that with 10 seconds with a dremel I'd be able to get a 6x9 in there. Seems to be not the case.

I decided in my sleep I'm just going to get a pair of shallow speakers that should go in no problem.

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why not just throw in a nice component set? with X-overs and tweeters? you would probably be much happier then another set of 6x9s
 
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No, you will have bad imaging in the door and poor midbass response. Make a fiberglass enclosure under the carpet and cut a hole the carpet. If you do it this way, you will feel the midbass and swear it's bass response feels like a 10 or 12 inch sub. I'm going to put a 8-inch midbass driver with a 2 inch port plus a 5 1/4" midrange component on the floor. For best imaging you want to aim both speakers in the area above your steering wheel. That is what IASCA car audio competitors do for best staging. The pic below shows my old design of two 8-inch midrange speakers by soundstream, but their midbass response sucks so I went with 8-inch aurosound for midbass and 5 1/4" morel midrange driver. My A-pillar is going to have a tweeter in it to raise the staging. I also removed my parking brake pedal since my car is an automatic and allows more space for the enclosure, but your 6x9 will fit fine.

If you do decide to put them in the door, you may have to check to see if it will hit your window and have to make or reuse the factory housing to prevent water from dripping on the magnet unless you don't care about corrosion.

The door images below are so you can see what you can work with if you put them in the door. Since my car is for SPL (sound Pressure Level) my imaging will be thrown off by my 5 1/4" midrange morels that I'm also adding. I may add a volume control to turn them off when I want better imaging and turn them on for just being loud. I wired it with Scosche 9-wire which can also be seen in the pics. I hope this helps you with your decision.







 

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Old 12-24-2011, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ladybridgeport View Post
I hope this helps you with your decision.
Sure did. No friggen way lol

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I'm considering a component set as boxman suggested.

I'm pushing this off untill the spring anyway. So lots of time to look into things and decide.
 
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