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hemi4me?
04-27-2008, 11:06 PM
I have a dash speaker in the corners and one in the cener. Not sure I am going to use the center speaker, but I want to do some 8s in the door or kick panels.

I have Infinity Kapp speakers right now in there, with crossovers. Has anyone used a 4" that was happy with the performance?

I guess the other option is a 6.5 component using the dash area for tweeters.

Anyone have suggestions for the 4" or just go with the 6.5 and tweet?

By the way, I have a Memphis Big Belle to run the front stage (75x4 in 4ohm and 115x4 in 2ohm). Half the channels are being used by the Kicker 8" mids.

tcguy85
04-28-2008, 12:22 AM
a 4" won't have much output below 150hz. so i'd say go with 6.5's and if you have to, put the tweets on the dash.

Side Show
04-28-2008, 12:24 AM
or a 3-way setup with the mids in the dash

tcguy85
04-28-2008, 12:28 AM
or a 3-way setup with the mids in the dash

yea, then there is that option as well.:)

kmanian
04-28-2008, 12:31 AM
I am in the process of putting my Cmass front stage in, I am running 8" midbass in the doors, 6" in the kicks, 4" in the dash with tweets in the same pods as the 4"
Basically a 4way active front stage

kmanian
04-28-2008, 12:32 AM
what are you putting it in?

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 12:37 AM
going in a chrysler 300C srt

Have 8s for the doors or kicks, have not decided yet they play like 50 - 300 or so...

I just want something higher end than what I have, and no need to play anything below 200 plus

kmanian
04-28-2008, 12:40 AM
you could get away wiht a nice set of 4" comps, I think the stock spk in the dash of you car is a 3.5, but with a little manipulating you can get the 4" in there and running it above 200-250hz you should be very happy with the results. Your staging will be lifted greatly

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 12:57 AM
you could get away wiht a nice set of 4" comps, I think the stock spk in the dash of you car is a 3.5, but with a little manipulating you can get the 4" in there and running it above 200-250hz you should be very happy with the results. Your staging will be lifted greatly

I have the 4" Kappas in there now. I enlarged the holes, and trimmed them up!

Here is a pic

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b277/hemiforme/perfectfit4.jpg

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 12:58 AM
How about the image dynamics coax?

Can anyone tell me if there is a 4" coax that sounds good as a component?

kmanian
04-28-2008, 01:20 AM
That is a tall order, I have some Cmass 4" coax if you want to try them

pickup1
04-28-2008, 01:27 AM
i wouldnt put 8's in the kicks,you'll get better sound and performance with them in the doors.
but how much would you have to build out the door to fit the 8's?
those 8's are they the free air ones?

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 01:31 AM
Yes they are the free air mids... why do you say not to put them in the kicks?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250237583801&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=015

pickup1
04-28-2008, 01:41 AM
mounting depth,do you have alot of foot room to give up?plus if you dampen the door correctly,its almost an ideal enclosure.

but hey that how i did it in my nissan kingcab back in the day.

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 01:46 AM
I have a nice ampount of foot room, and a dead pedal I could lose.

I never had klcks before and I might want to try to make them... I read a post on here, made it sound easy.

Plus I neer has them before!

king ranch
04-28-2008, 02:12 AM
how do those free air midbass sound if they are sealed up in pods or panels

just curious if they sound better either way

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 02:29 AM
Only way I used them was like this... Tell me if you think kicks would sound better?

They hammered when they were in the doors, and heres all the guys did. They simply made a 6x9 1/4" baffle, attached it to the door, did no dynamatting, and sealed off nothing. Simply put them in the fired them up.

Wonder if they would sound better in a kick?

I am going to call Kicker techs tomorrow and see what they say about either building a simple baffle on the floor, a kick sealed enclosure, or throwing them in the doors.

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 02:34 AM
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=4774

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 02:39 AM
That is a tall order, I have some Cmass 4" coax if you want to try them

PM sent, any pics? Price?

tcguy85
04-28-2008, 02:40 AM
they should do better in the doors. more volume. they will most likely seem chocked in the kicks, there just won't be enough airspace behind them.

hemi4me?
04-28-2008, 02:41 AM
OK thank you... Doors it is then.

atsaubrey
04-30-2008, 12:50 AM
YGPM ;)

What what you guys think if he did the MB Quart QSC 3 way set? :yumyum:

WKD TC
04-30-2008, 01:52 AM
i put 4' hertz coax in my lotus

hemi4me?
04-30-2008, 02:39 AM
And did you like them?

WKD TC
04-30-2008, 02:46 AM
YES sound awesome can take good amount of power

hemi4me?
04-30-2008, 03:35 AM
Anyone know where to buy the Hertz stuff or the critical mass ones?

hemi4me?
05-01-2008, 06:46 AM
How about a set of Morel 4" Integra line (older one) coax for $100.00? BRAND NEW IN BOX

PaulD
05-01-2008, 11:53 AM
for SQ, try the HAT 3" or 4" mid or the the scanspeak 12M. As for the 8" midbass, like the guys said above, the kicks will not have any where near enough airspace unless you vent them to the outside - freeair subs need a lot of airspace. You could also AP them into the doors, gives you a smoother response.