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    Icon32 Suggestions???

    I am planning on installing some 5x7's in my truck. I was woundering what the best way to mount these is, A sealed box or free air or what????

    I am asking this because I am used to making boxes for subs and I do not have much experience with components.

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    Re: Suggestions???

    usually the smaller coaxial speakers, such as your 5x7's, do not need a sealed enclosure to bring out their full potential and will run in free air applications real well. however, enclosing them will make them sound better with a better bass response. as for mounting them you may have some trouble. you will most likely need to put them in custom boxes (assuming they will not fit your doors or the mounts are taken.) if you give me a run through of the inside of your cab i could help you with some placement ideas.




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    Re: Suggestions???

    Personally I dont like 5x7's I would run round 6.5s and just fit them in stock enclosures if you have them or build some kicks to get the best imaging possible.




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    Re: Suggestions???

    Majority of car audio speakers are designed to work best "free-air" (infinite baffle). Enclosures are not needed.




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    Re: Suggestions???

    arent 5x7's just 2 way plate speakers with a 4" mid and a 2" high?

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    whats so bad with them? i would rather run 6.5s or 5.25s as well




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    Re: Suggestions???

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    arent 5x7's just 2 way plate speakers with a 4" mid and a 2" high?

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    whats so bad with them? i would rather run 6.5s or 5.25s as well
    Nope, 5x7's and 6x8's are the normal (atleast used to be) speakers used in fords, They are actual coaxials, basically just smaller 6x9's, but yes they do make plates like you mentioned.



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    Re: Suggestions???

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    arent 5x7's just 2 way plate speakers with a 4" mid and a 2" high?

    like this;



    whats so bad with them?
    No, those are plate speakers (as you pointed out). There are also "regular" oval 5x7 speakers (HERE). General consensus is that round speakers are "better" than oval speakers.




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    Re: Suggestions???

    I wouldnt run the plate speakers or any oval speakers in my car ever....I just dont think they produce quality sound...not like a good 6.5




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    Re: Suggestions???

    choice is plate or oval.

    what do you choose?




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    Re: Suggestions???

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    choice is plate or oval.

    what do you choose?
    Limited to those two options, I'd choose a good quality plate speaker. They're basically a component set mounted to a baffle.




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