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mr Tibbs
06-06-2007, 10:05 PM
I'm looking around for a 3-way passive set for my girlfriends new FJ Cruiser. I can fit 6.5's or up to 8's for the woofers, 4.5's or smaller for the mids and whatever tweets. Power will be via the front channels of a Phoenix Gold Onyx (Xenon) 200.4, plenty of power 200x4!! The rear channels will be used for the sub.

I'm not looking for anything audiophile here, just something nice to listen to on camping trips and the such. Any suggestions?? I tried to search, but there were waaaayyyyyy to many matches for 3 way.:blackeye:

neonrt
06-06-2007, 11:01 PM
budget? i heard some nice dls 3 ways, but they don't come cheap.

mr Tibbs
06-06-2007, 11:21 PM
I'm not looking to break the bank, but on the other hand I do realize that this will not be cheap. Throw up what you know, I'll filter out what I think is too expensive.

Loud3
06-06-2007, 11:27 PM
JL makes a passive 3 way that isn't too bad in the price range. Audiobahn makes a 'budget' setup...

I'd say the JL is going to be midrange, audiobahn for lowwwwwwww end of the totem pole, and the high enders are well... high end.

mr Tibbs
06-06-2007, 11:45 PM
I'll look into the JL's, but I think the Audiobahn's are out for me. Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming!!

helotaxi
06-07-2007, 12:02 AM
Go with a 2-way. Much better quality for your money and usually much better in passive systems.

mr Tibbs
06-07-2007, 12:10 AM
Go with a 2-way. Much better quality for your money and usually much better in passive systems.

The FJ Cruiser is allready set up for a 3 way. Well, I have to fab up some sort of mounting bracket for the tweets, but that's no big deal at all. It has a spot for an 8" and a 4 1/2 allready, so I would rather use the space and just get a 3 way right off the bat.:yumyum:

jmanpc
06-07-2007, 12:13 AM
i know Memphis makes a nice 8" 2-way component set.

helotaxi
06-07-2007, 10:46 AM
You don't have to fill every speaker opening. If going passive, you'd get better sound by going 2-way. Many times, less is more.

mr Tibbs
06-07-2007, 12:14 PM
You don't have to fill every speaker opening. If going passive, you'd get better sound by going 2-way. Many times, less is more.

This is true, but with the way the FJ Cruiser is set up I really think that a 3-way front is the way to go. In my little car I'm running an active 2-way set up with no rear fill and it is PLENTY. In fact I'm using 8 ohm drivers and it gets crazy loud. But with the FJ, considering where the speakers are and the weird shape of the dash and windshield I really want to use a 3-way.;)

Hintzyboy
06-07-2007, 05:53 PM
Rainbow SLC 365s for $360 or 365 Kicks for $430.

http://premier-audio.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_2

pinkfloydms
06-07-2007, 06:14 PM
How about CDT they are pretty decently priced, but I don't knwo anything about em maybe someone can tell you about em.

Here-I-Come
06-08-2007, 01:36 AM
Oz audio New Matrix Elite 380CS

http://www.ozaudio.com/pages/380CS.html

helotaxi
06-08-2007, 02:01 AM
If you insist on running 3-way, go semi active. Get a solid 4" comp set and then add a midbass on its own amp. Actively bandpass the midbass.

///M5
06-08-2007, 11:29 AM
This is true, but with the way the FJ Cruiser is set up I really think that a 3-way front is the way to go. In my little car I'm running an active 2-way set up with no rear fill and it is PLENTY. In fact I'm using 8 ohm drivers and it gets crazy loud. But with the FJ, considering where the speakers are and the weird shape of the dash and windshield I really want to use a 3-way.;)

Your thinking is wrong. My buddy tried that in his FJ and a 2way is a better choice, especially if you are a bit new to tuning.

mr Tibbs
06-08-2007, 08:12 PM
If you insist on running 3-way, go semi active. Get a solid 4" comp set and then add a midbass on its own amp. Actively bandpass the midbass.

I would love to do an active system, but that means more amps, and that's not going to happen. I'm just looking for a good, solid set for when we are out on the trails and doing some camping. I'm not looking to put a big system in this at all. There will be the 3-way up front, and a single slim mount sub in the back. Nothing to big, and it's all out of the way when we throw the gear back there.



Your thinking is wrong. My buddy tried that in his FJ and a 2way is a better choice, especially if you are a bit new to tuning.

Not new to tuning at all. Currently in my car I'm running an active system, but soon I will be adding a lot more!:naughty: I'm not afraid to give this a try and see if it works, I have been doing this for a little while now and I know I can make it work. I'm not looking to compete with this, just have some nice tunes for camping and the such. Personally I really feel that the FJ is perfect for a 3-way set up in the front.:)

mr Tibbs
06-11-2007, 10:25 PM
Oz audio New Matrix Elite 380CS

http://www.ozaudio.com/pages/380CS.html

Know where I can get some of these?? How about a review somewhere?:yumyum:

Igno
06-11-2007, 11:43 PM
Know where I can get some of these?? How about a review somewhere?:yumyum:

from oz they are 999.99 free shipping

mr Tibbs
06-12-2007, 09:01 AM
from oz they are 999.99 free shipping

:wow: :eyebrow: :scared: , I'm not spending that much!!! Holy chit, for some reason I thought these would be cheaper!

Fixxer
06-12-2007, 10:02 AM
Look into the CDT MX-1000 (http://www.cdtaudio.com/mx_1000.htm) crossover.

burnurass
06-13-2007, 12:31 PM
DLS Iridium 8.3's would fit nice. :)
I'm planning on changing them out soon and would let them go for $550.
I've always wonder if the FJ could fit 8's...my dad has one and that grill looks AWFULLY inviting for an 8. :)

Here-I-Come
06-13-2007, 06:53 PM
from oz they are 999.99 free shipping


That is around retail on the set. Mr. Tibbs you have a PM.

BlackMaxima
06-13-2007, 08:10 PM
try this?


DLS Reference 6.3


http://www.mobilesq.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=27_50_52_69&products_id=160

burnurass
06-14-2007, 09:09 AM
try this?


DLS Reference 6.3


http://www.mobilesq.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=27_50_52_69&products_id=160

I think he wanted to stuff 8's in the door though....

mr Tibbs
06-14-2007, 09:12 AM
I think he wanted to stuff 8's in the door though....

Not necessarily, but I think the option is there. :yumyum:

AAAAAAA
06-14-2007, 12:54 PM
8's will fit with some modification to the iner door speaker grill. It's been done before and it still looks stock from the outside.