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Lax916
10-15-2005, 07:45 PM
i want to put a 3 way component system in my truck but need help choosing what to get. I would like to have 6.5woofer , 5.25midrange and tweeter. i need two of everthing, and i also need help in getting passive crossovers. Also i using a DLS CA22 to power the speakers. The amp will do 60watts x 2 @4 ohms and 100watts x 2 @2 ohms. Im looking through the partsexpress.com trying to find what to order. What do you guys suggest?

thanks for the help

squeak9798
10-15-2005, 07:51 PM
Depends on your budget.

And you'll need to build your own passive crossover.

Why not just buy a prebuilt 3-way from a manufacturer like DLS, etc? I know DIY is "all the rage" right now, but most of those component sets certainly do not sound bad for the price.

Lax916
10-15-2005, 07:59 PM
i was looking to spend 200, that why i was looking to build one, maybe it might come out cheaper that way

squeak9798
10-15-2005, 08:02 PM
3-way w/ building your own passive xover for $200 is going to be tight. Especially since there aren't many budget DIY 4ohm midbass. And typically I'd say them being 8ohm isn't a big deal. But when you're talking about only having 30w available at 8ohm....I'd say it becomes more of an issue.

Lax916
10-15-2005, 08:14 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-308
how about those? are they any good

squeak9798
10-15-2005, 11:34 PM
Yes. Those are pretty good mids. You wouldn't want the sheilded version, however.

Also check out Silver Flute on www.madisound.com


Any reason you specifically want to go 3-way? IMHO with your budget, a 2-way would be a better way to to.

Lax916
10-15-2005, 11:50 PM
Yes. Those are pretty good mids. You wouldn't want the sheilded version, however.

Also check out Silver Flute on www.madisound.com


Any reason you specifically want to go 3-way? IMHO with your budget, a 2-way would be a better way to to.
On my doors i have spots for 1 6.5 and 1 5.25, so i need to 2 speakers for each door, thats why i thought about the 3 ways,

squeak9798
10-16-2005, 12:13 AM
Just because there are holes there, doesn't mean you need to fill them with another speaker ;)

alphakenny1
10-16-2005, 05:05 AM
yea with that kind of budget, i'd go two way.

OlogyAudio
10-16-2005, 04:02 PM
On my doors i have spots for 1 6.5 and 1 5.25, so i need to 2 speakers for each door, thats why i thought about the 3 ways,

Not on this budget...

I say just go with a simple 2 way -- one 6.5 and one tweeter... I've been contemplating designing a cheapo 2 way with the silver flutes and ethr a hi-vi or Vifa tweeter for some time now :) (2 options... for tight/tightest budget) -- the Vifa is a far superior tweeter though -- atleast on paper...

abcheng
10-16-2005, 06:30 PM
were you thinking about getting the w17rc38 or w20rc38s off madisound? How do you think they'd compare to RE Comps w/ the vifa or hi-vi tweets? I thought these were used more in home audio.