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b0mbrman
05-21-2003, 10:17 PM
I'm thinking about putting together a 3-way system with a 6.5" midbass in the door facing the middle of the car, and a 2" midrange and a 1" tweeter facing the passengers.

Here's what I'm looking at so far:

Midbass - Adire Koda
Tweeter - Focal TN45
Crossover - Madisound custom job

Any thoughts on these?

The midrange is where it gets tricky as the topic of 2" midranges is very rarely discussed and not that many companies make them specifically for car applications. Here's what I've so far. Any thoughts?

Dayton 2" Dome Midrange
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&PartNumber=285-010&DID=7
$29.90 * 89 dB * 500-6k Hz * 80w/115w

Tangband 2" Tweeter/Full-range/Mid-range
http://www.nuera-acoustic.ca/products.html
$7.00 * 86 dB * 155 - 20k Hz * 10w/20w

Aura Sound 1.5" Full Range
http://www.madisound.com/aurasound.html
$20.60 * 78 dB * 220 - 20k Hz * 5w/10w

Aura Sound 2" Full Range
http://www.madisound.com/aurasound.html
$26.15 * 84 dB * 250 - 14k Hz * 15w/30w

AVI MDN-50
http://www.avisound.com/mid_devices/mdn50.htm
? - 89 dB * 450 - 15k Hz * 50w/80w

paikiah
05-21-2003, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by b0mbrman
I'm thinking about putting together a 3-way system with a 6.5" midbass in the door facing the middle of the car, and a 2" midrange and a 1" tweeter facing the passengers.

Here's what I'm looking at so far:

Midbass - Adire Koda
Tweeter - Focal TN45
Crossover - Madisound custom job

Any thoughts on these?

The midrange is where it gets tricky as the topic of 2" midranges is very rarely discussed and not that many companies make them specifically for car applications. Here's what I've so far. Any thoughts?

Dayton 2" Dome Midrange
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&PartNumber=285-010&DID=7
$29.90 * 89 dB * 500-6k Hz * 80w/115w

Tangband 2" Tweeter/Full-range/Mid-range
http://www.nuera-acoustic.ca/products.html
$7.00 * 86 dB * 155 - 20k Hz * 10w/20w

Aura Sound 1.5" Full Range
http://www.madisound.com/aurasound.html
$20.60 * 78 dB * 220 - 20k Hz * 5w/10w

Aura Sound 2" Full Range
http://www.madisound.com/aurasound.html
$26.15 * 84 dB * 250 - 14k Hz * 15w/30w

AVI MDN-50
http://www.avisound.com/mid_devices/mdn50.htm
? - 89 dB * 450 - 15k Hz * 50w/80w


Not a center channel, just 2" mids on doors that face occupants? Hmm, why not, so long as you have amps that will push decent power at about 6/8ohms (home audio speakers tend to be in that range)

There are many SQ cars here that has all home audio 6 ohms speakers, except the subs.

azngurlbaybee
05-21-2003, 11:38 PM
i'm thinking about doing this too (small car too :))...let me know how it turns out

Paikah...are those all good speakers? Are any of them the best? Is there any midbasses that are better than the Koda at the price?

hihoslva
05-22-2003, 05:13 PM
Personally, I'd shy away from the dome mids.

Not that they're bad, but with a freq respons that starts at 500 Hz, you're leaving a pretty big frequency gap. Your midbass will suffer somewhat, as it will have to go up to 500 Hz or so - well into midrange territory.

The advantages of the domes are supposed to be excellent off-axis response, and small driver depth. I have read that they work well in systems that have the midbass in the door, dome midrange in a kick panel, and tweet in the A pillar.

I was considering the same thing - but I'm probably going to use a typical 6.5", 4", 1" setup, with a traditional cone midrange. Wider frequency response - and hopefully the midbass can stay in the lower frequencies.

~HH

paikiah
05-22-2003, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by azngurlbaybee
i'm thinking about doing this too (small car too :))...let me know how it turns out

Paikah...are those all good speakers? Are any of them the best? Is there any midbasses that are better than the Koda at the price?

well, according to a lot of people, the Koda's are the best bang for the buck. Plus, it's 4 ohms, off-axis (or was that off center?) for the car environment, etc, etc...

I'm sure Koda's are superb drivers, I just need to have a chance to listen to them.
Another thing is that since I drive all the time, not parked, a bit of SQ drop is no biggie for me. :)

There have been quite a few reputable people who praises the Koda's to no end. Why not have a listening test with it in your area? Also, you can see a detailed review of the Koda on the product review section of this same website. ;)

b0mbrman
05-24-2003, 03:44 PM
Yeah...seriously though

What I'm thinking is that the Morels and Focals will be like a little comp set...and the Adires will work like a small in-cabin sub...

Miniature setup for a miniature car :)