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mechmain
04-04-2008, 11:26 PM
I need some of these (5x7 components) for my front stage. I'm prob going with 5x7 coax for rear stage. (Ford crew cab truck, 5x7's front and back).
The only ones I can find are from JL and at $480+shipping (e-bay), they are a little too rich for my blood.
Does anyone know of any other ones?
I know Alpine used to make type R's but I can't seem to find them in my area. I don't like the sound from the type S's.
I'd like to keep the interior looking stock to keep the stealthy look.:)
I'll be giving them either 75rms@4ohm, or 230rms@4ohm.
I'd like to keep my budget around $200, but if i can demo/hear a great set i mite be able to find some more cash.;)
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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audiobahnuser18
04-04-2008, 11:28 PM
Hey man just wondering why 5x7?

mechmain
04-05-2008, 12:52 AM
thats the size of the stock speakers. Kind of wanted to use the stock locations for mounting.

audiobahnuser18
04-05-2008, 12:53 AM
just make some nice flush mounts man . don't always have to use stock size. just a suggestion:D.

dman4486
04-05-2008, 12:56 AM
just make some nice flush mounts man . don't always have to use stock size. just a suggestion:D.

good suggestion here.....make an adapter and put some 5.25 or 6 or 6.5's in those holes:D

WrenchGuy
04-05-2008, 12:57 AM
Don't 6x8's work also. I seen them sized together with some components over at onlinecarstereo.com

Trey803
04-05-2008, 12:59 AM
rainbow makes some

koolwhipman
04-05-2008, 01:01 AM
yeah man, I did this in my 05 explorer and put 6.5 inch comps in there. I had to cut a couple plastic things off the back of the factory grill, but they didn't really do anything productive and i dont miss them. If you do something like this, you open the door to 6.5 and 5.25 comp sets, which offer alot of variety and cheaper costs, plus round speakers play sound better because ovals distort the waves due some technical thing with more and less flexing at different areas of the oval. Something technical but I beleive its been proved somewhere.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/koolwhipman/eDsubs003.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s98/koolwhipman/eDsubs008.jpg

koolwhipman
04-05-2008, 01:03 AM
good suggestion here.....make an adapter and put some 5.25 or 6 or 6.5's in those holes:D

you poasted while I was poasting. and great minds think alike!

dman4486
04-05-2008, 01:03 AM
rainbow makes some

SLC 238.25 NG

WrenchGuy
04-05-2008, 01:13 AM
Technically round is better yes. Oval speakers are only made because of automakers. Darn them! Another engineer making **** difficult...lol

mechmain
04-05-2008, 10:17 AM
ok, you all convinced me.
I'll go with 6 or 6.5" rounds and make up some adapter plates for my application.

Thanks for your suggestions and input.

Cheers,

Gary S
04-07-2008, 11:51 PM
There is nothing wrong with oval midrange/midbass drivers... in fact, the shape can cancel out certain resonance modes/distortion. Trust me, a company like Image Dynamics would not have just come out with high end ovals in their XS line if there was a problem with them.

But realistically, it is much easier to find a deal on a conventional round component system... there are so many of them.