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JoshC
01-18-2012, 02:13 AM
Considering putting 2 3.5in speakers into my dash since theres mounts and my HU could power the set. So anyone special i should look into? Not wanting too spend much on them.

Been looking at
Fosgate P132
Kicker D350s or somthing

Also wanting to looking into memphis, any suggestions?

JoshC
01-18-2012, 10:07 AM
wow 50views an no one has an opinion? Thats gotta be a record

kramer_212
01-18-2012, 10:29 AM
The Jl tr series ones are decent also

JoshC
01-18-2012, 12:53 PM
I really liked my clarion coxials in a previous truck. So im really considering these
Clarion SRG921C 3-1/2" 2-Way Car Speakers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22116_Clarion-SRG921C.html)

Why So Cereal?
01-18-2012, 12:55 PM
Dayton and Tang Band

fasfocus00
01-18-2012, 01:02 PM
at that size, I've only used Kicker DS series and a cheap set of Kole Audio. both were pretty good but i'd go with the Kickers again and again for the price and sound.

JoshC
01-18-2012, 01:02 PM
Dayton and Tang Band

tang bang only has 3in and 4in speakers, and there not set up to mount in my dash like all the others, and i cant find any daytons that size on partsexpress

Why So Cereal?
01-18-2012, 01:18 PM
Why exactly do u want to mount speakers there? I just see a coaxial tweeter there reflecting off the windshield doin more hurt than help.

But if u must, id go with a full range driver as opposed to a coaxial so ur highs dont get too bright from glass reflections.

JoshC
01-18-2012, 01:42 PM
Why exactly do u want to mount speakers there? I just see a coaxial tweeter there reflecting off the windshield doin more hurt than help.

But if u must, id go with a full range driver as opposed to a coaxial so ur highs dont get too bright from glass reflections.

because i drive a Ram and dash is made to hold them..... Thats where my tweeters are now and they sound good, i just want it louder. So i figured move the tweeters to the doors and drop a set of 3.5s into the dash. Bad idea???


This is what im talking about below
Ram Dash (http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1280&bih=619&tbm=isch&tbnid=ikv8APgtywNEZM:&imgrefurl=http://www.wheelstowaves.net/DodgePickup.html&docid=-ijYGLrqQzna4M&imgurl=http://www.wheelstowaves.net/images/gallery/Dodge/2007Dodge350010r.jpg&w=900&h=507&ei=6QIXT7azGOiysALd0dSiAg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=332&sig=116563390036667387973&page=3&tbnh=100&tbnw=177&start=38&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:19,s:38&tx=133&ty=73)

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1280&bih=619&tbm=isch&tbnid=z8T5i27hV4IOLM:&imgrefurl=http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D14614&docid=7vMzfBCOiMhEyM&imgurl=http://i25.tinypic.com/2ufbko7.jpg&w=1600&h=1200&ei=6QIXT7azGOiysALd0dSiAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=195&vpy=224&dur=142&hovh=133&hovw=193&tx=187&ty=108&sig=116563390036667387973&page=7&tbnh=133&tbnw=193&start=124&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:124

I also had 4x6's in that location in my 94 chevy and everyone that got in my truck said they it sounded great

Why So Cereal?
01-18-2012, 01:53 PM
I guess it you're just after more volume it may help slightly....

I think Boston has a 3/3.5 incher

maylar
01-18-2012, 02:10 PM
I've tried most of 'em. Boston Acoustics, hands down. You'll need to bass-block them - I chose 75 Hz blockers.

JoshC
01-18-2012, 02:13 PM
I guess it you're just after more volume it may help slightly....

I think Boston has a 3/3.5 incher

Well i would hope a addition pair of speakers would help in a single cab lol my tweeters are pretty loud there.... Yea boston had i few i looked at


I've tried most of 'em. Boston Acoustics, hands down. You'll need to bass-block them - I chose 75 Hz blockers.

My HPF is @ 80Hz threw my HU, think i should still run them?

Have you tryed the clarions? Like i said ive really liked there previous models i owned

JoshC
01-18-2012, 10:48 PM
I spoke too soon, i found some daytons :)
Dayton ND90-4 3-1/2" Aluminum Cone Full-Range Driver 4 Ohm 290-208 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-208)

Ill either be going with a pair of these or eclipse's if i find a set for around 45bucks

JimJ
01-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Dodge 3.5" speaker mounting locations are perfect for a set of tweeters, with midbasses in the doors.

JoshC
01-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Dodge 3.5" speaker mounting locations are perfect for a set of tweeters, with midbasses in the doors.

lol really? Cuz thats already how my set-up is, as stated above

Like i said, looking for more volume. So im moving the tweeters to doors and adding a set of 3.5s. For my application, dosnt that seem like a good option?

JimJ
01-18-2012, 11:38 PM
How much power are you using now?

Flipx99
01-18-2012, 11:52 PM
Not a fan. I have bought several and always been disappoint.

Louisiana_CRX
01-18-2012, 11:59 PM
i have some really nice well made coaxial componets ...they are convertible style another advantage is they can be bi amped

RAM_Designs
01-19-2012, 12:18 AM
Why exactly do u want to mount speakers there? I just see a coaxial tweeter there reflecting off the windshield doin more hurt than help.

But if u must, id go with a full range driver as opposed to a coaxial so ur highs dont get too bright from glass reflections.

This. I'd go after the Tangband 3" bamboo cone fullrange, or the Dayton RS75 if you're looking for some more vocal/instrumental volume. Cross them at 250hz and you're golden.


Tang Band W3-1364SA 3" Bamboo Cone Driver 264-844 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=264-844)
Dayton Audio RS75-4 3" Reference Full-Range Driver 4 Ohm 295-380 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-380)

JoshC
01-19-2012, 10:34 AM
i have some really nice well made coaxial componets ...they are convertible style another advantage is they can be bi amped

You have component 3.5"s? Bi amped? Like running 2 channels to one speaker?


How much power are you using now?

Will be using the HU to power them, 18wrms from an Alpine cda


This. I'd go after the Tangband 3" bamboo cone fullrange, or the Dayton RS75 if you're looking for some more vocal/instrumental volume. Cross them at 250hz and you're golden.


Tang Band W3-1364SA 3" Bamboo Cone Driver 264-844 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=264-844)
Dayton Audio RS75-4 3" Reference Full-Range Driver 4 Ohm 295-380 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-380)


The TB has a rms of 15 and max of 25, i feel thats a bit low. Plus they'd be 80 for a set >.>

Im considering the Dayton 3.5s, almost same as one u posted just a 3.5 not 3. Both full range drivers

But im still thinking about going with clarion, not positive

Why So Cereal?
01-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Id go with Dayton on a budget all day. Get the one with the phase plug though....reference series as opposed to the neo

JoshC
01-19-2012, 12:36 PM
Id go with Dayton on a budget all day. Get the one with the phase plug though....reference series as opposed to the neo

which ones are these?
Dayton ND90-4 3-1/2" Aluminum Cone Full-Range Driver 4 Ohm 290-208 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-208)

Why So Cereal?
01-19-2012, 12:39 PM
Those are neos

JimJ
01-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Will be using the HU to power them, 18wrms from an Alpine cda


There's your problem. All the speakers in the world won't help if you don't have enough power.

Believe me, with a 2-way front stage and 100W+ per channel, you won't have any complaints about volume.

okiedokie
01-20-2012, 08:31 PM
Fountek FR88EX 3" Full Range: Madisound Speaker Store (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/approx-3-fullrange/fountek-fr88ex-3-full-range/)
or
Fountek FR89EX 3" Full Range - 4 ohm: Madisound Speaker Store (http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/approx-3-fullrange/fountek-fr89ex-3-full-range-4-ohm/)
or
Dayton ND90-4 3-1/2" Aluminum Cone Full-Range Driver 4 Ohm 290-208 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-208)

with any of these fullrange speakers you can go tweeterless

maylar
01-21-2012, 11:22 AM
One thing to consider is the mounting size of non-automotive speakers. The dash mounts in my 85 Olds were a ****** to access and being under the windshield they're impossible to work on. Luckily the speakers mount to the grilles but even so I had to make modifications to fit coaxials in there. I'm just sayin', make sure you can fit them if they're not exactly the size of OEM 3.5's

matt_bennett05
01-21-2012, 11:29 AM
There's your problem. All the speakers in the world won't help if you don't have enough power.

Believe me, with a 2-way front stage and 100W+ per channel, you won't have any complaints about volume.

This!

JoshC
01-21-2012, 09:14 PM
There's your problem. All the speakers in the world won't help if you don't have enough power.

Believe me, with a 2-way front stage and 100W+ per channel, you won't have any complaints about volume.

>.>, check my sig dude. Im running hertz 165s in my doors @ 90rms with DD T2 tweeters currently in my dash. Ure just repeating what already had been said/discussed in post 14 & 15. At higher volumes it gets very loud but i want a fuller more rounded upper mid range. My HU isnt powering anything right now

All 3-4in speakers im looking at are about 20-30wrms, so my HU would power them perfect

Why So Cereal?
01-21-2012, 09:35 PM
Tang Band W4-1320SJ 4" Bamboo Cone Driver 264-847 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=264-847)

I run a set of these on about 20-25wrms as my only midrange in my car and they keep up with everything just fine! and will scream whenever I want em to