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    midbass/midrange

    I'm looking for midbass. I have 2 set of 5-1/4 Clarion componenets and 3 12" Rockford Fosgate subs in a sealed custom enclosure, and the setup is in my Isuzu Rodeo.

    What I want is either 6-1/2 components or 8" subs for midrange/midbass, but I'm not sure what to get... people are telling me that my 12" subs will drown out the bass on the 8" subs if I get them... what to do?

    And my 12" subs are crossed over at 50hz, so won't 8" subs be perfect to balance out the gap between the components and the 12" subs?



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    Originally posted by Jmac
    Why don't you just raise the crossover point ?
    when I do, my subs hit too hard



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    3 - Voodoo digital capacitors

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    I know I can turn the gain down to avoid the punch bass, but I like getting low frequencies from my 12" subs anyway



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    3 - Voodoo digital capacitors

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    different subs can sound good at different frequencies. Look for some 8" that have a higher frequency like up to 1-2 kHz




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    Originally posted by SPLThunder
    different subs can sound good at different frequencies. Look for some 8" that have a higher frequency like up to 1-2 kHz
    really?... never thought of that... i wanted the fosgate punch 8" subs... what do you think of those?... or any other suggestions?... or is it just better to go eith 6-1/2" components?



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    well if they go high enough in frequency i would always rather have a larger woofer.
    the coolest would be some 8" in the rear and 6.5" components with tweeters in the front. you would get full range for sure that way




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    Originally posted by SPLThunder
    well if they go high enough in frequency i would always rather have a larger woofer.
    the coolest would be some 8" in the rear and 6.5" components with tweeters in the front. you would get full range for sure that way
    its funny you say that because someone else suggested that as well... the reason why I never really considered it because I thought that I wouldn't get much punch bass in the front by putting the 8's in the back....

    I would definitly go with this setup if it will give me a full range, so any other ideas or you think that would work best?

    And how much power should my amp be pushing...

    say I get a fosgate 300x 4 channel amp... to push infinity 605cs or fosgate FNX 6-1/2... and for 2 8" fosgate punch subs? You think thats good?



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    Originally posted by Isuzu95
    its funny you say that because someone else suggested that as well... the reason why I never really considered it because I thought that I wouldn't get much punch bass in the front by putting the 8's in the back....

    I would definitly go with this setup if it will give me a full range, so any other ideas or you think that would work best?

    And how much power should my amp be pushing...

    say I get a fosgate 300x 4 channel amp... to push infinity 605cs or fosgate FNX 6-1/2... and for 2 8" fosgate punch subs? You think thats good?
    Hmm, I don't know if a punch series would be able to handle that kind of load...
    Well, if you can get the wiring to total no less than 2 ohms stereo, should be too much of a problem... but then, if you want the 8's to hit, then maybe a separate dedicated amp, perhaps?

    Or you could get a 2channel and wire it into a 3channel configuration...



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    Thanks for the advice... I think i'll get a set of 6.5 components for now .. then get 8's for the back later on.



    Pioneer DEH-P8400MP head unit,
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    3 - 12" Fosgate HX2 Subs,
    1 - Fosgate 1001 BD Power amp,
    1 - Fosgate Punch 501x 4 channel amp
    3 - Voodoo digital capacitors

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    Would putting a nice pair of 8's in the rear mess up the sound stage and imageing and stuff?

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    Originally posted by Primetime
    Would putting a nice pair of 8's in the rear mess up the sound stage and imageing and stuff?

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    I wouldn't think so because, firstly I would mount them in the rear doors, then plit the rear speaker (RCA) connection to run the 8's along with the rear components..



    Pioneer DEH-P8400MP head unit,
    2 sets of Clarion 5-1/4" components SRS1353,
    3 - 12" Fosgate HX2 Subs,
    1 - Fosgate 1001 BD Power amp,
    1 - Fosgate Punch 501x 4 channel amp
    3 - Voodoo digital capacitors

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