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Raffi
03-22-2007, 09:14 PM
Which would be better up front? Running off a 4 channel amp...

flakko
03-22-2007, 10:54 PM
is the amp going to be bridged into 2 channels? depending on how you want your installation.... how much power you have?

need more info

chucku
03-22-2007, 11:00 PM
Comps will sound better but need some power to do it. At least 50 real watts, if you have less power save your money, buy coaxes.

bdawson72
03-22-2007, 11:01 PM
more info

Raffi
03-22-2007, 11:07 PM
amp is 40rms x 4 @ 4ohms.

Darren5531
03-22-2007, 11:56 PM
I have a pair of pioneer or alpine type s 6 1/2 speakers that I could sell to you. I'm asking $50+shipping. Let me know if your interested should sound pretty good off that many watts. They are 4 ohm too.

oxsign
03-23-2007, 12:03 AM
Sorry to thread jack, but I was wondering the same. The amp I have is an Orion 400.4. Components or Coaxials? :crap:

flakko
03-23-2007, 02:25 AM
are you going to bridge... yes or no.

oxsign
03-23-2007, 09:02 AM
are you going to bridge... yes or no.No, no bridging. I'm either going to run 2 sets of comps, or 4 coax. I have a 4dr blazer, and i'm trying to keep sound in all 4drs. I carry alot of people with me (I know rear stage is not needed). Thx :laugh: :D

Raffi
03-23-2007, 09:03 AM
No Bridge....

ENDER_XVICM
03-23-2007, 09:26 AM
Bridge them and get a nice set of components, will sound better

Celly
03-23-2007, 10:51 AM
No, no bridging. I'm either going to run 2 sets of comps, or 4 coax. I have a 4dr blazer, and i'm trying to keep sound in all 4drs. I carry alot of people with me (I know rear stage is not needed). Thx :laugh: :D

Bridge the amp, and get a decent set of comps for up front... Then, run stock speakers or coax speakers in the rear off the head unit...

flakko
03-23-2007, 05:07 PM
well if you arent going to bridge, i reccomend just 2 sets of coaxes.
] although the bridge + HU power reccomendation would do nicely as well.

DaveDSMer
03-23-2007, 05:17 PM
just run coaxials since you don't seem to be worried about imaging.

mlstrass
03-23-2007, 06:58 PM
I'd go 4 coax's. Look at JBL GTO's as they get pretty loud off low power and have a nice sound to them. Look for speakers with a high dB efficiency rating...

Raffi
03-26-2007, 12:08 PM
so far its 50/50. I will see what works best....

One question, what is imaging?

JimJ
03-26-2007, 12:22 PM
Imaging/staging refers to the positioning of all the instruments, for example, if a singer's recorded directly in the middle of the stage, then your system should reproduce her voice coming from the center of your dash, at somewhere close to eye/ear level. Likewise, if a certain instrument is miked to one of the extremes of the stage, then the system should reproduce that realistically.

The problem you have with coaxials, is that mounting them in doors tends to drop the stage height a lot, because high frequencies are more directional than lower frequencies and you're way off-axis of the tweeters. What components let you do is mount the tweeters in such a way that your staging cues are preserved, such as on the A-pillars or upfiring in the dash.

Raffi
03-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Imaging/staging refers to the positioning of all the instruments, for example, if a singer's recorded directly in the middle of the stage, then your system should reproduce her voice coming from the center of your dash, at somewhere close to eye/ear level. Likewise, if a certain instrument is miked to one of the extremes of the stage, then the system should reproduce that realistically.

The problem you have with coaxials, is that mounting them in doors tends to drop the stage height a lot, because high frequencies are more directional than lower frequencies and you're way off-axis of the tweeters. What components let you do is mount the tweeters in such a way that your staging cues are preserved, such as on the A-pillars or upfiring in the dash.


ok...Makes a lot of sence....I am going with Components....I picked up 5.25 Polk EX2550 used in great condition...So I should be ok.