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schackel
05-03-2012, 12:46 AM
I love extra midbass and i wondering because my civic doesnt support an array of 6.5s in the door, would it help to enclose some 6.5-8 in the truck along with my standard set up? Or will they just be flushed out?

goingdef
05-03-2012, 12:49 AM
don't do it they will run a different freq range so yea drowned out and what you do hear will be disappointing, if anything cut out 6.5 openings in the door panel and use the grill that comes with the kit should look good depending on what you get

Kangaroux
05-03-2012, 12:50 AM
Don't put mid basses in the trunk. Mid bass, despite it having the word "bass" in it, is directional. You want to keep it in your front doors if you can. Putting it behind you isn't worth the time simply because it will sound like everything is coming from your trunk (...which it will be lol). Fiberglass your door panel so it's all sealed up and drop a dedicated mid bass in there, or replace your current 6.5" with a strong midbass and add in a 4" mid higher up in the door to take care of the vocals (effectively running a 3 way)

Why So Cereal?
05-03-2012, 12:58 AM
Don't put mid basses in the trunk. Mid bass, despite it having the word "bass" in it, is directional. You want to keep it in your front doors if you can. Putting it behind you isn't worth the time simply because it will sound like everything is coming from your trunk (...which it will be lol). Fiberglass your door panel so it's all sealed up and drop a dedicated mid bass in there, or replace your current 6.5" with a strong midbass and add in a 4" mid higher up in the door to take care of the vocals (effectively running a 3 way)

What he said!

Make sure your doors are solid and get some good processing in there. Obviously some of the freqs will be coming from behind you...the point is to make them SEEM to come from in front of you. Proper phase alignment does exactly this.

IMO, virtually any decent 6.5 has enough midbass for 90% of installs, you just have to know how to get the most from your equipment....I'd work on that before you go grabbing more drivers..

keep_hope_alive
05-04-2012, 03:05 AM
yep, get those doors sealed up and more rigid. seals are crucial for midbass. even sealing the front of the speaker to the door panel.

Jroo
05-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Dont put them in the trunk for sure. Up front is best, but I have heard a few systems with midbass on the rear deck or rear panels that sounded really good. The times I heard them, they paid attention to the xover points and used some T/A. There was a guy locally that had 8's on his rear deck and 15's in his trunk. His car sounded incredible and you never felt like the midbass pulled from the rear. With anything, it is really all in the install.

nateberrier
05-04-2012, 11:39 AM
yep, get those doors sealed up and more rigid. seals are crucial for midbass. even sealing the front of the speaker to the door panel.

How exactly would one go about sealing that portion up?

Falcons
05-04-2012, 12:16 PM
Haha all the info I wanted to provide was already said by princ3cmo keep_hope_alive and Kangaroux. That's why I love this forum. Great info guys.

Why So Cereal?
05-04-2012, 12:24 PM
How exactly would one go about sealing that portion up?

I used weather stripping foam and just wrapped it around the front of the speaker and used enough that it pushed against the door panel. I'm not completely sure this was the "right" way to do it, but it seemed to work fine for me.

nateberrier
05-04-2012, 01:02 PM
I used weather stripping foam and just wrapped it around the front of the speaker and used enough that it pushed against the door panel. I'm not completely sure this was the "right" way to do it, but it seemed to work fine for me.

Thats the only way i could figure, didnt know if there was a better route to it or not. I know also that I would need a lot of it haha.

keep_hope_alive
05-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Yep, weatherstripping foam around the front of the speaker basket so it seals against the door panel. Use the factory seals as a reference.