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    Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    I'm thinking of going with either 5.25" or 4x6 speakers (eclipse or MB Quartz) for my front doors. I've had 4x6 plate speakers (Infinity) in there for a year. They don't produce much bass. Does a round or elliptical speaker produce better bass/sound? I guess it's very hard to hear the difference but to me an elliptical speaker doesn't seem capable of producing a round soundwave.







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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    round sound wave?

    Anyway... 5.25's all the way.



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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    oval has more cone area so it may be slightly louder but round will have better sound quality.... not really a noticeable difference tho i dont think... but if you're gonna replace them just go w/ round... they will fit easy




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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by wesl56
    oval has more cone area so it may be slightly louder but round will have better sound quality.... not really a noticeable difference tho i dont think... but if you're gonna replace them just go w/ round... they will fit easy
    so you're saying a 4" X 6" oval has more cone are than a 5.25" circle.



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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    round speakers...stick with them...what does a round sound wave sound like anywyas?



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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    hmm, when most people think of sound they think of magic school bus style circles coming out I guess? It's definetly not the first time this has come up on this forum. Sound can be described using a sphere, well the propogation of sound can, theoretically.




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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    Holy crap you guys are confused....

    A round speaker compared to a similar oval speaker will generally be more clear, due to less flex in the cone, and will often be capable of higher amplitude due to even surround flex. An oval speaker will not be LOUDER, it will just move more air. Magnitude, not amplitude...

    As far as "making round sound waves" give me a break...




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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by UndercoverPunk
    so you're saying a 4" X 6" oval has more cone are than a 5.25" circle.
    hm guess not for 4x6's and 5.25's... i was thinking of like a 6x9 will have more cone area than a 6.5 or w/e

    why do most cars come with oval speakers???




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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    The sound wave is like a 3-D sine wave? I don't think the waves are round, I can't remember from my physics classes, have to break out the books.




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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by wesl56
    hm guess not for 4x6's and 5.25's... i was thinking of like a 6x9 will have more cone area than a 6.5 or w/e

    why do most cars come with oval speakers???
    Cause the by nines be PIMPIN!



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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    Whens the last time you visited a concert,studio,theatre,etc? How many oval drivers did ya see?




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    Re: Better sound from round or elliptical speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by wesl56

    why do most cars come with oval speakers???
    They appear to be louder.




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