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Isuzu95
02-06-2003, 03:23 AM
I'm looking for midbass. I have 2 set of 5-1/4 Clarion componenets and 3 12" Rockford Fosgate subs in a sealed custom enclosure, and the setup is in my Isuzu Rodeo.

What I want is either 6-1/2 components or 8" subs for midrange/midbass, but I'm not sure what to get... people are telling me that my 12" subs will drown out the bass on the 8" subs if I get them... what to do?

And my 12" subs are crossed over at 50hz, so won't 8" subs be perfect to balance out the gap between the components and the 12" subs?

Isuzu95
02-06-2003, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by Jmac
Why don't you just raise the crossover point ?

when I do, my subs hit too hard

Isuzu95
02-06-2003, 06:15 PM
I know I can turn the gain down to avoid the punch bass, but I like getting low frequencies from my 12" subs anyway

SPLThunder
02-06-2003, 07:28 PM
different subs can sound good at different frequencies. Look for some 8" that have a higher frequency like up to 1-2 kHz

Isuzu95
02-06-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by SPLThunder
different subs can sound good at different frequencies. Look for some 8" that have a higher frequency like up to 1-2 kHz

really?... never thought of that... i wanted the fosgate punch 8" subs... what do you think of those?... or any other suggestions?... or is it just better to go eith 6-1/2" components?

SPLThunder
02-06-2003, 09:58 PM
well if they go high enough in frequency i would always rather have a larger woofer.
the coolest would be some 8" in the rear and 6.5" components with tweeters in the front. you would get full range for sure that way

Isuzu95
02-06-2003, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by SPLThunder
well if they go high enough in frequency i would always rather have a larger woofer.
the coolest would be some 8" in the rear and 6.5" components with tweeters in the front. you would get full range for sure that way

its funny you say that because someone else suggested that as well... the reason why I never really considered it because I thought that I wouldn't get much punch bass in the front by putting the 8's in the back....

I would definitly go with this setup if it will give me a full range, so any other ideas or you think that would work best?

And how much power should my amp be pushing...

say I get a fosgate 300x 4 channel amp... to push infinity 605cs or fosgate FNX 6-1/2... and for 2 8" fosgate punch subs? You think thats good?

paikiah
02-07-2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by Isuzu95
its funny you say that because someone else suggested that as well... the reason why I never really considered it because I thought that I wouldn't get much punch bass in the front by putting the 8's in the back....

I would definitly go with this setup if it will give me a full range, so any other ideas or you think that would work best?

And how much power should my amp be pushing...

say I get a fosgate 300x 4 channel amp... to push infinity 605cs or fosgate FNX 6-1/2... and for 2 8" fosgate punch subs? You think thats good?

Hmm, I don't know if a punch series would be able to handle that kind of load...
Well, if you can get the wiring to total no less than 2 ohms stereo, should be too much of a problem... but then, if you want the 8's to hit, then maybe a separate dedicated amp, perhaps?

Or you could get a 2channel and wire it into a 3channel configuration...

Isuzu95
02-08-2003, 12:17 AM
Thanks for the advice... I think i'll get a set of 6.5 components for now .. then get 8's for the back later on.

Primetime
02-08-2003, 12:28 AM
Would putting a nice pair of 8's in the rear mess up the sound stage and imageing and stuff?

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Isuzu95
02-08-2003, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by Primetime
Would putting a nice pair of 8's in the rear mess up the sound stage and imageing and stuff?

D

I wouldn't think so because, firstly I would mount them in the rear doors, then plit the rear speaker (RCA) connection to run the 8's along with the rear components..