View Full Version : 3-way components

02-29-2004, 01:27 AM
I am customizing the botton half of my door panels and i am thinking of puttin a 3 way component. Looking at cdt, crystal and focal. Prob going to settle with cdt just cuz of budget.

they usu come with a 1'' tweeter, 4'' midrange, and 6.5'' midbass. i m putting the midrange n midbass in the doors. Is there an order that they should be in, like midbass being the closest n midrange the farthest? also, what bout enclosures, would i benefit if i put the midrange in a separate enclosure, and then use the whole door as the midbass's enclosure?

i am trying to think which way it would be better. since i m buildin the whole bottom part, it would be better to know in which order they will be.

03-01-2004, 11:10 PM

different enclosures or same enclosures for midbass n midrange?

03-02-2004, 08:48 AM
Kick Panels... 4" midrange and 1" Tweeter together, close as possible.

6.5" MidBass in the doors, just dynamat the hell out of the door and try and stop all air leaks. Done.

03-02-2004, 08:41 PM
kickpanels get in the way. wanna keep as much leg space

03-02-2004, 09:18 PM
As long as you get them as far forward as possible and keeps them as close together as possible, it doesn't matter what order they go in. I would put them in a tight triangle with a small chamber behind the mid range and a properly sized enclosure behind the midbass, tapping into the space inside the door as needed. Angle the mid up and back if possible and aim the tweet for best imaging.

03-03-2004, 09:22 AM
kickpanels get in the way. wanna keep as much leg space

Good luck getting a 3-way in then...

03-03-2004, 07:03 PM
It's not that hard. I had a 5.25 mid, 1" tweet and 2 6.5" mibasses in my front door on my old Ranger. Imaging was pretty good.

I have seen plenty of cars with 3-way sets in the doors. It just takes a little custom work.

03-03-2004, 07:20 PM
dont 3 ways use 7" midbass?

03-03-2004, 08:04 PM
Depends entirely on the system. I've seen up to 8" and as small as 5.25. for the midbass. I've seen 3" dome mids and 4-5.25" conventional mids. There is not really a standard.

03-03-2004, 10:10 PM
3 way comps? hmm i should think about that. na, i'm too lazy. i

f u have dash openings put the midrange in there(3.5's might fit, but depends on what u want), tweeters in the a pillar, and the 6.5's in the door.

only problem is there not close together.

03-04-2004, 03:56 AM
door is good for me. custom work is the fun part of it =D