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    Help me with my setup please

    Hi guys and gals,

    Ok so my system has slowly coming together and now I have to think about replacing the speakers in the doors. Currently I have This amp powering These speakers(one in each door 4 in total). I have each speaker on its own channel and the filter on high and no db bost on with the cross over set to the higher frequency (IDK exact numbers but I can check). When I set the crossover point I just tried to use my ear to set it to what sounds best. It sounds ok to me, but when I ride in my sister's 99 cougar her stock (I think its the premium sound package) speakers sound better than my speakers do. With that said are the 6 x 8 I have in there now any good?
    I was thinking of switching my rear speakers to some 6.5 for some mid bass but I don't know which ones. I was also thinking that I might not be getting enough power to the speakers since I am giving them ~ 75 watts and their "max" is 225

    Basically I need advise on my set up. As for SQ vs SPL I just want it to sound good and get loud so they are both important. Budget wise I would like to keep it under 150, but I can spend more if necessary.

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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    If you have the room for a custom MDF adapter, make one and get the Phoeniz Gold RSd65cs comps for the fronts.

    Bridge that amp for the fronts, ditch the rears (or run them off the HU if you actually like rear fill), and make sure to tune your gains with a DMM using test tones.

    One question before you go all apeshit replacing everything - Are your doors deadened?



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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    Quote Originally Posted by DejaWiz View Post
    If you have the room for a custom MDF adapter, make one and get the Phoeniz Gold RSd65cs comps for the fronts.

    Bridge that amp for the fronts, ditch the rears (or run them off the HU if you actually like rear fill), and make sure to tune your gains with a DMM using test tones.

    One question before you go all apeshit replacing everything - Are your doors deadened?
    Lol I went apeshit before I found these forums that is why I have after market speakers and amp but not that good quality sound, but my apeshit days are over. I have been trying to make a plan for everything now, that is why I am asking this in the thread about a month before I can afford the speakers.

    Making an adapter out of MDF is going to be hard for me to do due to lack of proper tools, could I just buy an 6x8 to 6.5 adapter?

    If you can help a noob out, Why are the Phoenix Gold rsd65cs better than the 6x8's?

    The doors are not deadened yet, when I get the new speakers I was going to.

    Thanks man



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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    I've read a few of the reviews floating around the net on the RSd65's and they all conclude that the midbass is super deep and rich - totally insane for the price you pay.

    I really recommend making adapters out of MDF, as there's much less chance to pass vibrations to the innder door panel than with those cheap and chincy plastic or metal adapters. If you don't have the tools, I would recommend calling up some audio shops or maybe even some woodworking shops if there are any nearby and ask for a quote.

    And definitely get those doors deadened! www.secondskinaudio.com



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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    If I were to buy two set of those components would that be over kill?

    Thanks for the advise, Any one else out there have any advise for me, still have about a month before I can buy the speakers.



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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodstalker999 View Post
    If I were to buy two set of those components would that be over kill?
    Depends on your goals. If you want SQ, then I would suggest one set for the fronts and then run your sub(s) only. If you want loud and rear fill, then two sets would be a good choice.



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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    TTT Still open to others advise, Have about a month before I buy anything



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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    TTT anyone have any more advise?



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    Re: Help me with my setup please

    Ttt



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