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phantom240
06-15-2007, 05:57 PM
Unfortunately, I have 4's all the way around. Weak. The two in the rear don't even work, or theyre not hooked up... or something. The fronts are alright, but they sound a bit unnatural, they lack depth. They also lack anything under 300hz or so... Of course, I don't expect bass from em, but they need SOME substance.

So what are some decent 4" speakers? 4" components? Im not sure what all will fit as far as depth goes, as I can't seem to find much info on the factory locations. I think the factory speakers are like 1.8" deep or something like that. I'll eventually be putting a small amp on them... and I'm working on designing a center channel system to fit under the radio.

xtremekustomz
06-15-2007, 06:02 PM
Are you doing 5.1?

Prowler573
06-15-2007, 06:08 PM
Before I upgraded to a component set I used a set of 4" Infinity Reference-series two-way coaxials in my front doors.
I got 'em off of eBay for like $27/shipped, I think?
Anyway - for the size speaker they were they were better than simply tolerable. Much better than the OEM speakers they replaced, to be sure...

I used the internal crossover in my HU to highpass them at about 90 or 100Hz as I recall and they performed admirably off of 25 watts or so from the amp I used on 'em.

phantom240
06-15-2007, 06:11 PM
hmm... I can use my HU's crossover. I also noticed a pair of bass blockers on them. SO, I think theyve been replaced before. Im hoping to do something like a 5.1 system. I want to build a sub/midwoofer somewhere under the radio, under the dash, and have the 1/2din pocket under the radio vent it. Like a bandpass, but with a small speaker.

tbasile1
06-15-2007, 06:11 PM
how much u wanna spend?

Infinity and Polk make good 4" coaxils

phantom240
06-15-2007, 06:48 PM
They're 4" speakers. Cost isnt an issue, as a vast majority are cheap, until you get into like JL and MBQuart component sets.

tbasile1
06-15-2007, 09:45 PM
mb quart comp set would be nice, but mounting depth could possibly prevent that lol

xtremekustomz
06-15-2007, 11:17 PM
Unless you really want 5.1 you don't need a center channel to have a center image. My truck has no center channel but you would swear there is one there. Another thing, to have true 5.1 you will need a processor and an optical cable from your dvd to your processor. Also there are only a handful of cd's that are recorded in 5.1. Personally all a center channel does is narrow the sound stage in my opinion. Just a waste of money on another set of cables, speaker, and amp. A good set of components in kick panels aimed correctly with some time alignment will work wonders.

phantom240
06-16-2007, 12:43 AM
Kicks are out of the question due to limited leg room on top of having a clutch pedal in the way. I want a center stage solely for the "wow factor" on top of adding more midrange to my music. Under the dash really isnt the best place for speakers, ya know?

xtremekustomz
06-16-2007, 09:55 AM
Kicks are out of the question due to limited leg room on top of having a clutch pedal in the way. I want a center stage solely for the "wow factor" on top of adding more midrange to my music. Under the dash really isnt the best place for speakers, ya know?

If you get the right midrange you can mount it almost completely off axis and it won't take up much room at all. And kick panels are probably the best place you can put a set of speakers because that is the location where your pathlengths are closest to each other. Also there have been alot of guys that mount the midrange directly in front of the seats firing towards the windshield. I'm sure all you are wanting is something that will be loud anyway.

phantom240
06-16-2007, 11:10 AM
If you get the right midrange you can mount it almost completely off axis and it won't take up much room at all. And kick panels are probably the best place you can put a set of speakers because that is the location where your pathlengths are closest to each other. Also there have been alot of guys that mount the midrange directly in front of the seats firing towards the windshield. I'm sure all you are wanting is something that will be loud anyway.

I realize kicks are the best place for speakers, but that doesn't change the fact that I still need use of my clutch pedal. I'm not really doing this to get loud, but I want clarity and an imaging quality I never obtained in my last car... and last but not least, this is a beater. Its not going to comsume my life. I thought of making panels to fire toward the windshield like in my mom's camry.

xtremekustomz
06-16-2007, 12:49 PM
I realize kicks are the best place for speakers, but that doesn't change the fact that I still need use of my clutch pedal. I'm not really doing this to get loud, but I want clarity and an imaging quality I never obtained in my last car... and last but not least, this is a beater. Its not going to comsume my life. I thought of making panels to fire toward the windshield like in my mom's camry.

If you are going to have them up high I would recommend using these then.

http://www.hybrid-audio.com/legatia_individual_drivers.htm

The L3 would work pretty good because it is small. The L4 is pretty awesome too if you have a little larger space to put it. Frequency range is amazing.

phantom240
06-16-2007, 01:31 PM
the legatia 41 two way looks yummy :yumyum:

I might get a pair.

xtremekustomz
06-16-2007, 02:38 PM
Call up Scott and talk to him about what you are wanting to do. He will be honest with you about everything :)