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superquest
02-09-2013, 10:43 AM
I have Sound Ordnance 3.5 in dash speakers which hold 25 watts and are getting the 22 rms watts from my headunit. They're starting to crackle at times. Was wondering a couple things 1: What quality 3.5 inch speaker holds the most rms under $100? 2: Whats the best sounding 3.5 inch speaker under $100?

av83
02-09-2013, 10:53 AM
I have Sound Ordnance 3.5 in dash speakers which hold 25 watts and are getting the 22 rms watts from my headunit. They're starting to crackle at times. Was wondering a couple things 1: What quality 3.5 inch speaker holds the most rms under $100? 2: Whats the best sounding 3.5 inch speaker under $100?

You're not going to get much out of a front stage that's comprised of 3.5's. Do you have door speaker locations to work with, or just the dash? If that's all you can do, I'd amp them with about 40-50 watts and set the hpf to 150hz. The factory amp on a hu is going to clip pretty bad once you get to the upper volume levels.

superquest
02-09-2013, 11:18 AM
My car only has 3.5's in the dash and 6x9's or 6.5's with an adapter plate in the rear deck.

trumpet
02-09-2013, 11:50 AM
The speakers should sound much better and last longer if you do what av83 suggested. At the least you should put some bass blockers on them. Amazon.com: Install Bay BB199 Cap Percent 199Uf 100 Volts 200 Hertz 4 Ohm Non-Poplar: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Install-Bay-BB199-Percent-Non-Poplar/dp/B00032BCDE)

av83
02-09-2013, 11:53 AM
My car only has 3.5's in the dash and 6x9's or 6.5's with an adapter plate in the rear deck.

Myself, I'd look into pods for the kickpanel. Just do the best install you can for those 3.5s in the meantime. Deaden the area and use foam seals to get what can. I world definitely amp them. I'm not sure if buying new ones will help, but Infinity makes nice ones.


Also, you may be able to squeeze a 4" mid in there with a little modification, and be able to use a component set. I think CDT makes a set on that size. What car are you working with?

superquest
02-09-2013, 02:42 PM
1986 Olds 98 sedan.

audiobaun
02-09-2013, 03:20 PM
1986 Olds 98 sedan.

Are you apposed to doing any type of door modifications?Add pods to the doors?

audiobaun
02-09-2013, 03:23 PM
Impala SS/Caprice Speaker Pods (http://www.customspeakerpods.com/Front-Door-Speaker-Pods-for-65-Speakers-GM-00-00-01-A.htm)
You would be surprised of what you can find to make work, and look great

calebkhill
02-10-2013, 06:07 AM
Wonder if he could amp the speakers in the rear deck and use them to make up for what the 3.5s aren't able to do. This is a little 2 door car right?

maylar
02-11-2013, 09:20 AM
My 85 Olds Delta-88 has 3.5's in the dash and I've burned out every pair I've owned with just HU power. You MUST put bass blockers on them, at least 150 Hz preferably 300 Hz. The best I found was Boston Acoustics coaxials - FE3 or Se35, but you'll have to modify the Olds' grilles to fit them (the tweeters stick up above the woofer).

But the best thing I ever did with that car is mount 5.25's in the doors. You have to be creative:

http://www.davidrcullen.com/PanelSpeakerHole.JPG

http://www.davidrcullen.com/RAAMMat'ed%20Door.JPG

http://www.davidrcullen.com/RS5Mounted.JPG

pickup1
02-11-2013, 09:46 AM
Impala SS/Caprice Speaker Pods (http://www.customspeakerpods.com/Front-Door-Speaker-Pods-for-65-Speakers-GM-00-00-01-A.htm)
You would be surprised of what you can find to make work, and look great

those look nice..