View Full Version : 6.5" or 5.25" ?

04-27-2009, 01:03 PM
The factory door speakers in my car are 5 1/4 inch speakers, with a really small tweeter, it looks like less than an inch.
My question is, do 6 1/2 inch speakers perform or sound any better an 5 1/4? would it be worth the time cutting bigger holes in my doors to accomodate the larger speakers, or should i just stick with the 5 1/4 size?

04-27-2009, 01:06 PM
if you dont mind cutting,do it.you'll get alittle louder and possibly alittle more bass with the bigger cone.

if you dont want to modify,then stick with the 5 1/4's.

04-27-2009, 01:06 PM
the 6.5's willll dig a little deeper, but thats also install depedant.. the 5.25's might be smoother in the upper range, but its driver and install dependant.. those are just rules of thumb

04-27-2009, 01:08 PM
Ok, I think i would like the extra midbass that comes with the bigger ones.

04-30-2009, 02:36 PM
Make sure you deaden your doors/seal up the holes to improve bass response.
Sometimes you can make baffles/adapters from MDF to make the larger speaker fit and not have to cut your door.

04-30-2009, 10:00 PM
If you're sticking with factory locations, don't always assume that the larger sizes will be best.

5.25's can have surprising midbass impact provided a properly deadened door and strong baffle, and may have better off-axis response than the larger ones in door mounting.