View Full Version : what 8" midrange?

01-10-2009, 05:57 PM
will be going into a sealed fiberglass pod near the rear of my car and ran on 150 rms@2 ohms, i need nice output to keep up with music

what reasonably priced mid range would work for me?

01-10-2009, 06:00 PM
just found some Jl Audio ZR's i could feed them 100 rms @ 4 ohms

anyone use these? there actually not that expensive

or what ID mid does everyone talk about?

01-10-2009, 06:26 PM
What purpose are you trying to serve by this?

01-10-2009, 06:42 PM
What bandwidth are you wanting them to play? If you're trying to run a 2-way setup with 8" mids, you'll be hard pressed to do it well without some horns. With an 8" mid you're limited to about 1.25-1.5khz, which make finding a tweet to match very difficult(hence the need for horns).

01-10-2009, 06:46 PM

01-10-2009, 07:28 PM
In their two way set with a 1" tweet, the 8 is crossed at 3800hz.


James Bang
01-10-2009, 11:45 PM
Laser beam!

01-10-2009, 11:48 PM
An 8" midrange would be even too much at home, perfectly on-axis...I have 6.5's playing full range, anything above that and it'd get ugly...

Then again, if the words "keeping up" are involved, chances are you aren't too concerned about staging accuracy :)

01-10-2009, 11:52 PM

those are 8 ohms tho ?
how do you amp them correct power at 8 ohm value ?

side note -
I have been verry much thinking of the 8" powerbass mid woofers
I have been finding a fiew sets at my local crap car audio stores
for about $40 each one. verry tempted in them.
I forget exactly - but the frequency response of them is wide as heck.

01-11-2009, 10:25 AM
the amp just runs @ 8 ohms.

unless u have say 2 mids per door, and u can wire both 8 ohm mids for a 4 ohm load on your amp

either way those eminence will get loud, as will B&C, selenium, etc