View Full Version : Need Help Completing 3-Way

06-04-2007, 11:16 AM
I recently purchased some SLC265 Kicks and they sound nice but initially the sound was a little muffled so I set the tweeter to +3dB and that kind of fixed the problem. Now I thought that with this set I should be able to turn it up to levels that would be intolerable but now I'm thinking that's not the case. I think part of the reason is the speakers were installed in the stock locations. I don't want to relocate the tweeters really since I can't change the direction the mids are facing. Kick pods are not an option because there is not room on either side of the factory kick panels.

I've decided I want to buy some 3" mids and put them and the tweeters in the A-Pillar/Dash. I'm looking for some suggestions on the 3" mids I should use that would perform will with the components. I'm also looking for suggestions on crossovers. I'm trying to see in I can get the crossover from the 365 set and just use that if possible. I could go active but I'm trying to avoid that since it's expensive. Any suggestions and/or advice would be very much appreciated.

06-04-2007, 11:31 AM
How long have you had them? Reason is the kickbass driver tends to go through an extensive break in period as the motor adjusts to the airspace and then the midbass as well as the midrange clears up over time.

Are you using any deadning or how are you dealing with door panel resonance?

06-04-2007, 11:49 AM
Doors are deadened and sealed with Damplifier. Mids are mounted on 1/2" MDF baffles that are bolted to the door since the previous install was so terrible it destroyed the holes on my door (stripped so bad it couldn't be tapped). I'm only giving them 50 watts max right now and during rap songs they start to sound distorted but they are supposed to be 100watts RMS and I was told I could give them 75 during the break-in period. I know the mids will get better but I want them loud. I figured that going to a 3-way setup and putting the mids and tweets up on the dash corners would be better for imaging and make it louder.

06-06-2007, 04:36 PM
No one doing 3-ways with 3" mids? (Bump)

06-06-2007, 04:38 PM
Definately give them more power... are you running them off the h/u? If so, *hits you with rolled up newspaper* bad boy!

06-06-2007, 05:05 PM
Certainly not. lol. They're running off a rf t4004 that I will be bridging eventually but it's not right now.

06-08-2007, 11:38 AM
I don't think adding another driver is going to help your situation at all. Some time tuning and nailing down the installation will.