View Full Version : Rainbow component help

06-15-2005, 08:11 PM
sorry for the double post but hopefully here it will get more traffic

I am almost ready to install my rainbow slc 265's, but I have some questions before I start.

http://img115.echo.cx/img115/1684/door9ih.th.jpg (http://img115.echo.cx/my.php?image=door9ih.jpg)

That's my door, I'm deadening the whole, what do I do about all the plastic, and should I deaden the front side or the backside? Do I just go around the bolts or what? And then I deaden the inside of the door too right?

http://img115.echo.cx/img115/3329/speak7pl.th.jpg (http://img115.echo.cx/my.php?image=speak7pl.jpg)

I'm gonna put the woofer in the stock location, should I cut that grill off and make my own baffle and use the rainbow grill, or is it fine to just screw it into the stock location.

http://img115.echo.cx/img115/3142/tweet4tx.th.jpg (http://img115.echo.cx/my.php?image=tweet4tx.jpg)

That is where my tweeter and crossover are going to go. I was planning on trying to fiberglass something into it to hide the crossover and hold the tweeter, does this look like a good idea? How would I attach the fiberglass holder in, should I just make something that slips all the way in, over the crossover, and then drill a hole for the tweeter mounting cup, or is there a better way of doing it?


06-15-2005, 08:12 PM
Just build a baffle that what I did for my Rainbows..

You can deaden the plastic, I did, but its not a biggie..

My crossovers are all in the rear with the amps...

I never mount them in the doors.. EVER


06-15-2005, 11:05 PM
.........Mounting the woofers in the stock location is fine without baffles as long as you like the stock look of your stock grilles. Your crossovers will be fine in the door if thats where you want them though most people prefer them in the trunk by the amps. One thing I would NOT do though is put the tweeters in the bottom of the door. Is that where you thinking of putting them?? ;)

06-16-2005, 12:13 AM
Yeah, I was planning on putting them in that little cubby right next to the woofer, why is this a bad place, I thought you wanted them as close together, can't I put them there, and then wire them to the +3 spot on the crossover to bring them up?

06-16-2005, 03:28 PM
I thought you wanted them as close together, can't I put them there, and then wire them to the +3 spot on the crossover to bring them up?

It is true you do want the woofer and tweet as close as you can. But not at the expense of poorly positioning your tweeter. Unlike your woofer the frequencies your tweeter reproduces are VERY directional and having yours in the cubby hole not allow adequate dispersion from your tweeters AND it will put the sound stage almost behind you when you really want it to be in front of you. You'd be surprised what a dash mount or a door mount like say right above your woofer would do for your sound.

Like I said the main reason you shouldn't mount it back there is "lack of dispersion" for the tweeter. Remember sound doesn't come out of a speaker in small beams of sound like light out of a flash light. It comes out in a much wider pattern which is what gives your soundstage "depth" and realistic sound.

So if I were you I would look for a dash mount if you can. Or like I said if you have room in your door right above the woofer that would be sufficient, then you wouldn't have to use the +3 db wiring option on your crossovers. :D