View Full Version : 6-Speaker Setup?

04-13-2004, 11:50 AM
Ok here's the deal:

I originally purchased a Pioneer DEH-P4500MP Head Unit, Pioneer TS-A1664 6.5" fronts, and Pioneer TS-A6985 6x9" speakers for the rear. However, the 6.5" speakers were too big for the stock location so I replaced them with Pioneer TS-G1340R 5.25" speakers, and now they sound fine. I'm planning on getting a HiFonics NX440 Amplifier for the speakers, and my question is this:

Should I find a place to put the 6.5" speakers and run them off the head unit, while the other four speakers run off the amp? Or, should I just sell the extra pair?

04-13-2004, 11:59 AM
If you must have rear speakers, I would put the 6.5" in the back and get rid of the 6x9s.

04-13-2004, 12:02 PM
Well the thing is, I cut holes for the 6x9's where the stock speakers used to be (on the shelf behind the back seat), so if I use the 6.5" speakers there will be big gaps around them... any way to get around that?

04-13-2004, 12:56 PM
Cut mounting plates for them that fill the gap?

04-13-2004, 04:41 PM
That might work, or in a crunch I could see how much a replacement panel would cost.

04-13-2004, 04:52 PM
If you must have rear speakers, I would put the 6.5" in the back and get rid of the 6x9s.

Why 6.5's over 6x9s? Are the 6.5s quieter or is there another reason.?

Just wondering by the way.

Adam :smokin:

04-13-2004, 04:58 PM
The 6.5" ones sound better than the 6x9s, but I'm not sure if that's a general rule or if it just applies to the ones I have.

04-13-2004, 06:21 PM
Pretty general rule. The oval speakers have some nasty cone breakup characteristics.

04-13-2004, 06:30 PM
oval speakers tend to distort faster that typical round speaker!

04-13-2004, 06:34 PM
So is my 6 speaker setup a bad idea?