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hemi4me?
06-28-2008, 11:58 PM
Hello all, I was hoping someone could make a suggestion for mounting my newly upgraded Dynaudio MW170 (about 7.5" or so) in my factory door locations using wood, and no glass. I was hoping to make a baffle that was angled up a lil if possible.

Originally 3 weeks ago I had mounted Dynaudio MW160 is the doors of my 300C (1st pic). I wanted to have the MW170 and figured big deal 10 mm more, well I was wrong. These things are monsters in comparison. The mounting hole was like 1.25" larger than the 160 and a little deeper which is not a problem.

In the factory location, there is a hard plastic baffle that is angled to contour to the door. What I did originally was made a 5/8" MDF Baffle that I inserted into the center of the hole that was made to fit the factory 6x9". Then I cut a hole for the MW160 which was only about 5.25".

I had 2 ideas - both of these ideas will get the speaker mounted, then I will have to figure out a trim afterward.

1. I was thinking of still using the factory baffle (pic of the plastic piece), mounting another baffle at an angle to get the woofer pointed up a lil.

2. I was thinking of not using the factory piece at all, and simply mount from the back of the plastic door panel a 3/4" baffle the same size as the opening you see there (I have seen this done before and it turned out great). I just dont understand how solid this would be? Or if its a terrible idea or what? When I had the MW160 mounted to the factory pod it sounded awesome and seemed to be mounted very solidly.

If anyone has any mounting suggestions or Ideas that might help me I would greatly appreciate it! If you have pics to post that would be awesome too!

Thank you in advance, Paul.

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kovemaster559
06-29-2008, 01:08 AM
nice

hemi4me?
06-29-2008, 01:09 AM
NICE WHAT? LOL

I need some opinions on how to get the **** things in the doors... hahahah

Any thoughts on that?

hemi4me?
07-05-2008, 01:49 PM
The other option I am seeing alot is making one ring, then glassing to to the actual plastic door panel. That means the speaker is actually not mounted to the metal. Is this secure? I would think not, but I see it all the time.

Here is a link to a picture that I like.

http://fiberglassforums.com/showpost.php?p=47021&postcount=46

http://fiberglassforums.com/showpost.php?p=48706&postcount=92

hemi4me?
07-06-2008, 02:48 AM
Well I played all day and this is the angle, and the depth I wanted. Now I need to glass this I guess, but I am not sure what to use to do that? I mean basically the top of the baffle is where I want it and the bottom will need more resin. So I was thinking of what to use that is maybe a little more rigid than fabric? Can I use a thin card board or tape?

I still have no idea how I will mount this to the door, or make a grille for the speaker. I guess I will see how it goes tomorrow when I route out the speaker hole to flush it a lil.

Any one have any suggestions on where to go from here?

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Crzy
07-06-2008, 12:34 PM
build up wood from behidn ur door pannel untill it reaches the back of the pannel. then get a thinner peice of mdf or some type fo woode and have it moutn over the speaker to cover the screw area of it and make it look cleaner?