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dpu2014
05-18-2008, 01:05 PM
The assistant at my local audio dealer told me that he recommends me putting 4inch circular speakers in the back rather than 4 x 6 inch. He said circular speakers are more clear. Is this true?

benchambers80
05-18-2008, 01:11 PM
Oval speakers make oval sound waves, Square speakers make square sound waves. So round speakers make round sound waves.


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dpu2014
05-18-2008, 04:52 PM
Oval speakers make oval sound waves, Square speakers make square sound waves. So round speakers make round sound waves.


Not really, try the search button.

hahaha thnx for the advice :rolleyes:

hoxie08
05-18-2008, 04:54 PM
Oval speakers make oval sound waves, Square speakers make square sound waves. So round speakers make round sound waves.


in which case the oval is the best of both worlds!!!!! BRILLIANT! lol

so OP go kick that guy in the nuts and tell him to go to hell.

dpu2014
05-18-2008, 05:08 PM
ha yea wat an idiot. It was clever though. Although really, does the shape matter? Or is the sales rep blowin me smoke.

title&registrat
05-18-2008, 05:12 PM
it makes a difference. pick the one with a sound you prefer

kross
05-18-2008, 05:39 PM
I've heard it said many times in these forums that round sounds better than oval, but I've never compared two speakers of the same model, but in round vs oval, side by side to compare. So I don't know.

dpu2014
05-18-2008, 05:42 PM
ok thnx.......also what does db sensitivity mean when it comes to speakers? Does it mean that they start to loose clarity or become "sensitive" at that certain db?

kross
05-18-2008, 06:13 PM
No. Speakers with a higher sensitivity rating will be louder with a given amount of power than those with a lower rating.

dpu2014
05-18-2008, 06:17 PM
oooo ok gotchya

audioarsonal
05-18-2008, 06:20 PM
It mainly had to do with the old 6x9 and 4x10.

helotaxi
05-18-2008, 07:53 PM
The difference in not usually found in the woofer but in the tweet. Most oval speakers are going to be of the coax variety and the tweets in most coaxes are junk and the frequency division is lacking at best. This gives the oval speakers a bad rep. A high end 6x9 with a quality tweet in either separate or coax form with a good outboard crossover can sound great. It can also flat own a 6.5" round speaker in terms of midbass by virtue of significantly increased cone area. The problem is that quality oval speakers are few and far between. If the speakers are the same other than shape the difference is going to be minimal. The concern then falls to the breakup nodes of the oval driver. They might color the midrange a bit.

Towncar
05-18-2008, 09:36 PM
^^ That pretty much covered everything. Their arent many decent 6x9s out anymore, but they can sound very good, and like mentioned they are midbass monsters compared to the 6.5 counter parts.

dpu2014
05-18-2008, 09:39 PM
I cant fit 6x9 anyway.

PaulD
05-18-2008, 10:09 PM
what did you think that saw was for ? :D

dpu2014
05-18-2008, 10:25 PM
I wud but im gonna sell it eventually.

helotaxi
05-18-2008, 10:43 PM
Boston Acoustics makes (or made at least) a 4x6 plate speaker that was a separate 4" mid and tweet on a mounting plate with outboard crossover. They sounded quite nice. If this is for rear speakers, my preferred option is to unhook whatever is there and don't worry about it.

dpu2014
05-18-2008, 10:49 PM
yea the 4x6s are gonna go in the back......i still want a nice set though.

ultimate157
05-18-2008, 11:04 PM
Round cones are more rigid than oval cones, assuming the materials used in construction are the same.