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    Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    My ford explorer has 6X8 speakers, should I put the infinity references located here... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1140392384390 or the Alpine type S' that are 6", Ill buy an adpater plate







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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    Quote Originally Posted by hotshiz View Post
    My ford explorer has 6X8 speakers, should I put the infinity references located here... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1140392384390 or the Alpine type S' that are 6", Ill buy an adpater plate
    i've always liked the sound of rounds better than oval.






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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    Get the 6.5s.. Get the alpines, they sound much better than the infinitys which are crap imo. The alpines are much smoother.



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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    Do you think best buy would install the adapter plate




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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    I would think that wouldn't be a problem. Hopefully they won't charge you any more money to do so. You should be much happier with the Alpines. They are nice.




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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    If you're comfortable with a jigsaw, it won't be too hard to make your own baffle out of MDF. It'll work better than the usual hard plastic plates and it'll likely be cheaper too.




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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    do i really need t make a baffle out of MDF? if so what is the purpose?



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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    Well, you don't NEED to, but MDF would have lower resonance than a plastic plate. In theory, it ought to be better for mounting speakers to. They both do the same thing, provide a place to install a smaller speaker in a larger hole. Best Buy would probably do a plastic plate, and unless you're comfortable installing/fabricating, that might be the best option for you, I suppose.




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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    yea fabricating it isnt the problem. The 6.5's drop in perfectely and i didnt kno if i added 1/2" of hight to the cleaers that the front panel would end up not fitting. so i was asking if it was necessary o not. BUt i IM'ed snoopdan aand he said that i dont need a baffle since the MTX ace comps are infinite baffle speakers



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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    i dont really care for the alpines, i think the infinitys blended a little nicer than the alpines. but they weren't amped, so i dunno.



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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    The hell with both. Get Polks.




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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    Anyone thoughts or opinions on which of these sound cleaner and clearer for rock/country music. Im talking about the 6.5 coax's. Thanks.




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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    My friend actually has both of these. References up front, Type S in back, both seeing about 45-50 RMS. I like the Type S better, but he likes the references better..



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    Re: Alpine Type S or Infinity Reference

    Quote Originally Posted by Jared530 View Post
    yea fabricating it isnt the problem. The 6.5's drop in perfectely and i didnt kno if i added 1/2" of hight to the cleaers that the front panel would end up not fitting. so i was asking if it was necessary o not. BUt i IM'ed snoopdan aand he said that i dont need a baffle since the MTX ace comps are infinite baffle speakers
    Well, it would be infinite baffle either way. The MDF baffle is just for fit, just something to mount the speaker to. Not sure if you understand what I mean, but what I'm saying is to take a .5 inch-thick piece of MDF, cut it to the 6x9 factory hole (basically, the outline of your factory speaker), drill appropriate holes to screw it into the factory speaker mount, and then install the 6.5 inch round into a hole cut in the middle of the MDF plate. The MDF, by nature of its density and material, absorbs some of the vibrations that would otherwise be directly transferred to the door metal, thereby reducing resonances, etc.

    I always use baffles even when I don't have to just because it sounds better. Add some other sound-deadening to the rest of the door and it helps improve the sound quite a bit.

    The problem with the plastic adaptor plates is that since they're made of hard plastic, they do nothing to cut down those vibrations. An MDF baffle isn't absolutly necessary, but they usually charge like $10+ for the stupid plastic baffles. That buys a whole lot of MDF. Elbow grease is free, so I just prefer to make my own out of MDF, which is superior to the plastic anyway.

    Depending on the speaker and the mounting hole, etc., you can sometimes get away with making an MDF baffle that can fit a 6.5 inch mid and a component tweeter next to it. That would allow you to fit a component set in the 6x9 opening. Not always an option, but you can sometimes do it.

    Just other fabrication options.




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