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    Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    I'm being told by some experienced car audio enthusiasts that I should just take my rear speakers out. They say the optimum car setup only has front speakers and this is also how competition cars are run. I'm not looking to compete or anything, I just want the best set up for sound quality. I'm used to having rear speakers since I've always used stock systems which utilize rear speakers. Now that I'm getting a system I'm questioning what I should do for the rear. Should I just disconnect them? Or should I get some midrange drivers? Or maybe just some regular speakers to upgrad stock ones? Should they stay or should they go?







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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    if you have components up front, and/or you don't usually have passengers in the rear of your car, i would not bother with rear fill.

    if, however, your front speakers are going to be located in the doors (down near your feet), or you often have folks riding in the rear of your car, then i would go with rear fill, tuned much quieter than the fronts.

    that's my opinion on it -- guarantee you'll get a few people who just adamantly DEMAND that you not put rear fill in. just remember, this is all subjective.

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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    As allyourblood said, this is all subjective.

    In my own opinion, use the rears as "rear fill", as in they are barely heard. To me it adds more detail, but I get people saying heads over heals that I should take them out. It would be better if your sub-output is a none-fader since there's a good chance you will have to fade frontward so that the rear speakers are much quieter.

    I have my sub amp on my front pre-amp-output, since my rear pre-amp-output doesn't work. Try tuneing down the rear speakers.



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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    I will be installing a pair of MB Quart RCE 216s 6.5" Component Speakers. The midrange will be at my feet. I think I will mount the tweeter higher near the door handle so it will be in front of me. I still have a feeling that I will end up with rears. But who knows. Maybe I'll be preaching front speakers only after listening to it a while.




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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    My front speakers are down by my feat, I think adding some rear fill greatly improved my system with the fader set half way forward. But I have a relatively small car so made a big difference. maybe thats something else to consider?




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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    I'll never understand why people think rear speakers are not needed. I think they're a must......




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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    Rear speakers play less of a role when you have a really good set of components in the front with good imaging and a lot of power to them, you hardly hear the rears anyway, they just distract you from the image being produced in the front.




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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    I dont know about anyone else here, but I have people riding in my back seat pretty much every day, and if you dont have rear speakers, music will sound like total butt to them. I've had my rear speakers turned off w/ the fader before and people in the back complain almost immediately, seeing as they are sitting right in front of the sub and the speakers (esp tweeters) aren't anywhere near them. Thats of course if you're talking about in a daily driver, competition is a different topic.




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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    its all how u like the sound, no1 can tell u 1 is better than the other (well they can, but u may like 1 way better). again this is jus my opinion, very broad. but that is wat it comes down to how u like the sound



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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    To each his/her own IMO. buddy of mine has boston tweets/full range door speakers up front with focal 6x9's in rear with 2 jl 10w3v2's in a nissan ext cab. Sounds extremely loud and one of the best sounding lower cost systems i've heard in quite some time.




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    Re: Rear Speakers: Yay or Nay?

    I guess it kinda depends on what kind of car too right? From what I'm gathering hatchbacks, pickups, SUVs, coupes, and sedans all have their own way of carrying sound.




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