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cool9
07-24-2006, 05:21 PM
I'm thinking of going with either 5.25" or 4x6 speakers (eclipse or MB Quartz) for my front doors. I've had 4x6 plate speakers (Infinity) in there for a year. They don't produce much bass. Does a round or elliptical speaker produce better bass/sound? I guess it's very hard to hear the difference but to me an elliptical speaker doesn't seem capable of producing a round soundwave.

UndercoverPunk
07-24-2006, 05:26 PM
round sound wave?

Anyway... 5.25's all the way.

wesl56
07-24-2006, 05:26 PM
oval has more cone area so it may be slightly louder but round will have better sound quality.... not really a noticeable difference tho i dont think... but if you're gonna replace them just go w/ round... they will fit easy

UndercoverPunk
07-24-2006, 05:28 PM
oval has more cone area so it may be slightly louder but round will have better sound quality.... not really a noticeable difference tho i dont think... but if you're gonna replace them just go w/ round... they will fit easy

so you're saying a 4" X 6" oval has more cone are than a 5.25" circle.

ChuteBoxe515
07-24-2006, 05:49 PM
round speakers...stick with them...what does a round sound wave sound like anywyas?

T3mpest
07-25-2006, 06:07 AM
hmm, when most people think of sound they think of magic school bus style circles coming out I guess? It's definetly not the first time this has come up on this forum. Sound can be described using a sphere, well the propogation of sound can, theoretically.

Kickerkitty
07-25-2006, 06:37 AM
Holy crap you guys are confused....

A round speaker compared to a similar oval speaker will generally be more clear, due to less flex in the cone, and will often be capable of higher amplitude due to even surround flex. An oval speaker will not be LOUDER, it will just move more air. Magnitude, not amplitude...

As far as "making round sound waves" give me a break...

wesl56
07-25-2006, 11:34 AM
so you're saying a 4" X 6" oval has more cone are than a 5.25" circle.

hm guess not for 4x6's and 5.25's... i was thinking of like a 6x9 will have more cone area than a 6.5 or w/e

why do most cars come with oval speakers???

cool9
07-25-2006, 01:07 PM
The sound wave is like a 3-D sine wave? I don't think the waves are round, I can't remember from my physics classes, have to break out the books.

UndercoverPunk
07-25-2006, 05:43 PM
hm guess not for 4x6's and 5.25's... i was thinking of like a 6x9 will have more cone area than a 6.5 or w/e

why do most cars come with oval speakers???

Cause the by nines be PIMPIN!

6spdcoupe
07-25-2006, 11:49 PM
Whens the last time you visited a concert,studio,theatre,etc? How many oval drivers did ya see?

6spdcoupe
07-25-2006, 11:50 PM
why do most cars come with oval speakers???

They appear to be louder.