Closed Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Reload Thread: if speakers dont fit exactly...

  1. #1
    Civic96Lx's Avatar
    Civic96Lx is offline Formally 92OldsTrefeo



    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Carmel, IN
    Posts
    901
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    if speakers dont fit exactly...

    am i loosing bass, do they have to be pretty sealed like a subwoofer would be... cuz i have some 6.5's in my doors and they dont go into my factory screw locations so i had to drill it in and it is a little tilted and not up against the back of the door...



    Head unit: CDA-9835
    coaxials: Polk audio db650 + db690
    Subwoofers: 12" Infinity Kappa Perfect's
    Mono amp: Mrd m605
    4 channel amp: Mrv f345
    Wiring: Kicker

    Refs: molurus73, Sweet Dome, deluxe_247, Calikid, Need-SQ, 92eclipserace, FLOSSINON24S, corona_jeff , MTXman, Don't_Taze_Me , azngotskills , Andjk62 , beatinthablock , TheLow , vetvetter, adas




  2. #2
    Civic96Lx's Avatar
    Civic96Lx is offline Formally 92OldsTrefeo

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Carmel, IN
    Posts
    901
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    ...



    Head unit: CDA-9835
    coaxials: Polk audio db650 + db690
    Subwoofers: 12" Infinity Kappa Perfect's
    Mono amp: Mrd m605
    4 channel amp: Mrv f345
    Wiring: Kicker

    Refs: molurus73, Sweet Dome, deluxe_247, Calikid, Need-SQ, 92eclipserace, FLOSSINON24S, corona_jeff , MTXman, Don't_Taze_Me , azngotskills , Andjk62 , beatinthablock , TheLow , vetvetter, adas

  3. #3
    bass_lover1's Avatar
    bass_lover1 is offline Metal Head \m/ \m/



    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NPR, FL
    Age
    28
    Posts
    1,574
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    Yes, you will lose a bit of midbass response as well as overall clarity will be reduced.

    My recommendation would be to fab up a 3/4" MDF spacer that should allow the basket to clear to stock speaker cutout.



    - Alpine CDA-9887 - AudioControl DQS - Linear Power 652I - B&G Neo3 - Clarion DPX 2251 - Vifa XT18 - Clarion DPX 1851 - Alpine SWX-1243D -

  4. #4
    Civic96Lx's Avatar
    Civic96Lx is offline Formally 92OldsTrefeo

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Carmel, IN
    Posts
    901
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    ...so something that will go over the speaker location and allow it to flush mount it.. what should i use to seal it up?? silicon??



    Head unit: CDA-9835
    coaxials: Polk audio db650 + db690
    Subwoofers: 12" Infinity Kappa Perfect's
    Mono amp: Mrd m605
    4 channel amp: Mrv f345
    Wiring: Kicker

    Refs: molurus73, Sweet Dome, deluxe_247, Calikid, Need-SQ, 92eclipserace, FLOSSINON24S, corona_jeff , MTXman, Don't_Taze_Me , azngotskills , Andjk62 , beatinthablock , TheLow , vetvetter, adas

  5. #5
    Trey803's Avatar
    Trey803 is offline GAMECOCKS



    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    5,637
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    You shouldnt have to seal it with anything except a little non-hardening model clay around the edges of the "baffle" Another way to increase the midbass is to cover you doors in a dampening material.



    HU: DEH-80PRS
    Doors Deadened
    Front Stage: Rainbow SLC 265
    Front Stage Amp: Image Dynamics i2600
    Sub: Dayton RSS210HF-4 8"
    Sub Amp: Image Dynamics i2300
    Wire: Knu

  6. #6
    Prowler573's Avatar
    Prowler573 is offline R.I.P. Gossamer!!



    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Northwest Louisiana
    Age
    41
    Posts
    18,522
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    Quote Originally Posted by Civic96Lx View Post
    am i loosing bass, do they have to be pretty sealed like a subwoofer would be... cuz i have some 6.5's in my doors and they dont go into my factory screw locations so i had to drill it in and it is a little tilted and not up against the back of the door...
    I put 6.5" drivers in my front doors where the factocy location only allowed for a 4" speaker to reside.
    Consequently I had to make a spacer to both allow it to sit flat against the door panel as well as allow for the backside of the driver to clear my window workings.

    When I still used the OEM-sized speakers in the factory location ~

    Before:



    After I went with 6.5" components (though these are not the components currently installed)
    After:



    Refs: [CA.com] [eBay.com]



  7. #7
    Grmanalishi's Avatar
    Grmanalishi is offline Member



    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Saskatchewan
    Posts
    74
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    Closed cell foam or a MDF baffle. If they are behind the door and not flush you might get reflections with the door panel. You may or may not notice a sound difference.




  8. #8
    Civic96Lx's Avatar
    Civic96Lx is offline Formally 92OldsTrefeo

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Carmel, IN
    Posts
    901
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    how about this??

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2-INSTALLBAY-XTC...ayphotohosting

    how would this work??



    Head unit: CDA-9835
    coaxials: Polk audio db650 + db690
    Subwoofers: 12" Infinity Kappa Perfect's
    Mono amp: Mrd m605
    4 channel amp: Mrv f345
    Wiring: Kicker

    Refs: molurus73, Sweet Dome, deluxe_247, Calikid, Need-SQ, 92eclipserace, FLOSSINON24S, corona_jeff , MTXman, Don't_Taze_Me , azngotskills , Andjk62 , beatinthablock , TheLow , vetvetter, adas

  9. #9
    Civic96Lx's Avatar
    Civic96Lx is offline Formally 92OldsTrefeo

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Carmel, IN
    Posts
    901
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    ...



    Head unit: CDA-9835
    coaxials: Polk audio db650 + db690
    Subwoofers: 12" Infinity Kappa Perfect's
    Mono amp: Mrd m605
    4 channel amp: Mrv f345
    Wiring: Kicker

    Refs: molurus73, Sweet Dome, deluxe_247, Calikid, Need-SQ, 92eclipserace, FLOSSINON24S, corona_jeff , MTXman, Don't_Taze_Me , azngotskills , Andjk62 , beatinthablock , TheLow , vetvetter, adas

  10. #10
    ///M5's Avatar
    ///M5 is offline Big Member



    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Up North
    Posts
    584
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: if speakers dont fit exactly...

    If your doors don't look like this

    or this (without acoustic fabric, ensolite in this case)


    You need to fill those holes, the MDF baffle is really helpful as well. Just bolting up speakers is a sure way to make them sound bad.




Closed Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum