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    Question about actual measurements for speakers....

    So I'm measuring the stock speaker in my car (supposed to be a 5-1/4), and it measures 6" OD and the speaker itself is less than 5. So how do they come up with 5-1/4?

    I'm told 6.5's will fit....but is that 6.5" measuring the mounting ring from end to end? Or is that the actual size of the cone? I thought it was the former, but now I'm cornfused

    Also, how is top mount depth measured? Looks like my car is a tight fit, so I'll need to know exactly how this is measured.

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    Re: Question about actual measurements for speakers....

    if 6.5's will fit and thas wat u want, get a speaker that has the size 6.5 on the box n ull b fine

    is top depth the same as mounting depth? if so the mounting depth from the door till it goes back n hit something like the window wen its down or sumptin like that i beleive



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    Re: Question about actual measurements for speakers....

    Top mounting is the most common way to mount a speaker. The top mounting depth is the length from the very back of the speaker(the magnet) to the surface it is screwed into.


    -------------|+

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    | equals the metal panel you screw the speakers ring into,
    + equals the actual speaker ring, and
    - equals the rest of the speaker.

    Top mount would be the length of all the -'s.

    I hope I didn't over-explain that.

    As for the question about speakers size, I'm not exactly sure.




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    Re: Question about actual measurements for speakers....

    so its the same thang



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    Re: Question about actual measurements for speakers....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobyota
    I'm told 6.5's will fit....but is that 6.5" measuring the mounting ring from end to end? Or is that the actual size of the cone? I thought it was the former, but now I'm cornfused
    It depends; the 6.5" measurement will typically include the mounting ring. But, not many speakers are exactly that size. Some are bigger, some are smaller, etc etc. For example; I have a 6.5" mid who's outside diameter is really ~7".




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    Re: Question about actual measurements for speakers....

    Ok thanks y'all. Looks like 2-1/4 is as deep as I can go w/o making baffles.



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