View Full Version : 6x9 enclosures...which?

05-28-2005, 09:10 PM
I need some enclosures for 4 6x9's . What do you recommend? Buy or build? I saw these and was not sure if they would produce a good sound. I am going to hook up an amp to them for a total of about 60 RMS to each 100w speaker. I am adding a 12" sub also but still want to get some mid bass out of the 6x9's.




If you have skematics for a good box let me know.



05-28-2005, 09:11 PM
build your own.

05-28-2005, 09:12 PM
What dimensions to use? Ideas?

05-28-2005, 09:15 PM
ehh i wouldnt know that part just hat anythign prefab isnt the greatest from what i hear.

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05-28-2005, 09:17 PM
Just build something that looks nice and will fit. I'm sure they'll sound pretty good in any sealed enclosure.

05-28-2005, 09:18 PM
yea but they are only 6x9's so it wont it will only need to be sealed off real good. not ported off or anything. and be sure they use MDF. not P board.

05-28-2005, 09:22 PM
build your own man. research online about how to make 'em. Quality will be 5x better than buying one from the store of w/e

05-28-2005, 09:26 PM
ya build your own

05-28-2005, 09:39 PM
I was hoping you would say that... I actually just tried a pair a friend of mine had sitting empty at his house... put both of the 6x9's in with some poly I had laying around. Highs and mids sounded real clear but bass was crap. I was real muffled sounding. I'll take the polly out and see how it sounds tomorrow but I am guessing not much different. I used to have an old 1/2" plywood box with gaps all over it that sounded 10x better... at least in the bass area. I'll look on line and see if I can figure a good way to incorporate them with the 12" sub to get a good sound. Need to build a box for that also..

05-28-2005, 09:42 PM
umm you wanna like put the 6x9's in the same box as the sub?

05-29-2005, 08:43 PM
umm you wanna like put the 6x9's in the same box as the sub?

Nooo.... I am going to make a box for my sub when it comes and mount amps to box as well as (if room allows) mount the 4 6x9's somewhere.. I would like to have one big arse box that I can take out in one piece if I need to load stuff in the back of the truck (Blazer).

Here is my idea for my box... it will basically be 3 enclosures all attached. (2 6"x9" enclosures on either side of the sub enclosure). Sub enclosure will be sealed... may leave the 6x9 enclosure open backed...thoughts?


05-29-2005, 09:01 PM
The imaging from that kind of setup will be horrible...

05-29-2005, 11:51 PM
nah, i think it'll look fine... perfection varies in this forum... just do what you think looks good... sound is most important

05-29-2005, 11:57 PM
He actually meant imaging of the stage, not what your box looks like.

05-30-2005, 12:11 AM
He actually meant imaging of the stage, not what your box looks like.

Thank you :D

05-30-2005, 10:21 AM
i guess i don't know what that means...

05-30-2005, 10:34 AM
sorry jack** lol

05-30-2005, 12:01 PM
I remember back in the mid to late 80s I had a pair of 6x9 boxes that were made by the brand "Realistic" and I had my Pioneer TS-6907s in there with a small Jensen 2 channel and the boxes were mounted in my rear deck. :D I also had two 12" Free Air Cerwin Vega's in the trunk with a Pioneer GMA-200 pushing them. :laugh: Ahhhh the good ole days. :laugh:

Sorry to thread jack.

05-30-2005, 10:38 PM
From what I understand, 6x9's are designed to work in infinite baffle applications because the vast majority of installs are 6x9's in a rear shelf of a sedan, so I would recommend the largest enclosure possible to get the best mid bass out of them.