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Jonahdude
04-26-2005, 10:03 AM
I'm looking for a pair of 4 ohm mids, that will be crossed over to play 80hz - 3.5khz. I'll be sending them 40 watts each, and probably stepping up to 100 watts in the near future. They need to be suitable for use in the doors (good off-axis response), and blend well with the stereo in my sig (they'll be replacing the Profile 6 1/2 inchers). Size doesn't matter too much, but a shallow mounting depth would be appreciated (I'll probably be fiberglassing them into my doors). The cheaper the better, but I'm willing to spend around $100 if necessary. Hope this isn't too picky...

95RAM
04-26-2005, 11:45 AM
i like the cat

squeak9798
04-26-2005, 12:07 PM
Check into Vifa, Peerless, Seas, Scanspeaker, Usher, Max Fidelity, Morel, Dayton, etc..

www.partsexpress.com
www.meniscusaudio.com
www.zalytron.com
www.speakercity.com
www.madisound.com

Jonahdude
04-26-2005, 02:37 PM
How's this one look? I'd go with the reference series but they're all 8 ohm.

Berry47
04-26-2005, 02:52 PM
How's this one look? I'd go with the reference series but they're all 8 ohm.

They also have 3.625 inch mounting depth which can be a pain. Have you looked at the xxx series by re.

Berry47
04-26-2005, 02:53 PM
IB the daytons lack a liitle midrange also

Jonahdude
04-26-2005, 05:05 PM
They also have 3.625 inch mounting depth which can be a pain. Have you looked at the xxx series by re.

I'd love a pair of XXX mids, but don't they run near $200?

Jonahdude
04-26-2005, 05:06 PM
i like the cat

His name is Spudmuffin, and he's beautiful.

Jonahdude
04-26-2005, 05:09 PM
These any good?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=297-349

squeak9798
04-26-2005, 05:10 PM
Don't expect much midbass output from them......

Berry47
04-26-2005, 05:22 PM
If you could fit baffles behind the ref's they'd sound great.

Jonahdude
04-26-2005, 09:54 PM
Don't expect much midbass output from them......

I'm not looking for tons of midbass, and if necessary I can cross them over at 120hz, and have the REs play up to that. Would a pair of 5.25" Dayton Classics be good? I'd go with the References, but if I paired them with 4 ohm tweeters (the References are 8 ohm) how would that work?

Jonahdude
04-27-2005, 09:23 AM
Here's what I've been looking at:

Dayton Classics:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-302

Vifa:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=297-349

Goldwood:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=290-301


Which of these would you use? Would I be able to get decent midbass out of a <6" speaker, if I put it in a small enclosure? Would any of these sound good in the doors or kick panels and facing each other, or do I need to put them on-axis? Am I asking too many questions?

squeak9798
04-28-2005, 09:50 AM
If you went with the Dayton, you'd want it to be a little more off axis. If you went with the Vifa, you'd want it to be more on-axis.

Of the two; I'd probably go with the Vifa.