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    best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    im looking for an 8" midbass driver to run in the doors. it's gonna be powered by a zapco 750X2. the doors are gonna be sound deaden pretty good. i need an 8" that will perform very well free-air. any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

    4 ohm speakers only... thanx

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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    I recently installed some seas L18RNX 7" midbass woofers in my doors, for an active 3 way front stage. I deaded my doors for a month, several layers of deadening matt, follwed by deadening liquied on top, thought my doors would never be able to rattle. Also closed up ever hole in the door, basicall making as much like a sealed box as possible. Let's just say that it sounds awsome, yet rattles like crazy from 50-100 herts, after all that deadening, I think i'll just make kickpanels, doors just arnet ideal for midbass, if your looking for some high quality midbass speakers, go to madisound.com, great prices , and a ton of 7 and 8 inch midbass speakers. My buddy has the 8 inch paper cone SEAS in his car, his sound good, no rattle that i can tell, just depends on the car



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

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    I recently installed some seas L18RNX 7" midbass woofers in my doors, for an active 3 way front stage. I deaded my doors for a month, several layers of deadening matt, follwed by deadening liquied on top, thought my doors would never be able to rattle. Also closed up ever hole in the door, basicall making as much like a sealed box as possible. Let's just say that it sounds awsome, yet rattles like crazy from 50-100 herts, after all that deadening, I think i'll just make kickpanels, doors just arnet ideal for midbass, if your looking for some high quality midbass speakers, go to madisound.com, great prices , and a ton of 7 and 8 inch midbass speakers. My buddy has the 8 inch paper cone SEAS in his car, his sound good, no rattle that i can tell, just depends on the car
    Sounds like you are in need of some ensolite to line your doors with and wrap all your rods inside the door. A door is a pretty good place for a dedicated midbass just because most people don't have the room in their kicks for a large driver which is the optimum place for a midrange. I do like kick mounted midbass though. Most of the time you don't have the airspace for a larger driver down there as well and need to do an AP vent which alot of people aren't willing to cut into the floor of the vehicle to do it.



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    LOL once again...my vote is for the Dynaudio MW172



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    I've never heard them, but I heard that the Kicker SSMB8 is a pretty bad ass midbass driver.

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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    Quote Originally Posted by gamecock guru View Post
    im looking for an 8" midbass driver to run in the doors. it's gonna be powered by a zapco 750X2. the doors are gonna be sound deaden pretty good. i need an 8" that will perform very well free-air. any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

    4 ohm speakers only... thanx

    i listen to my music super loud. 90% metal
    Why just 4 ohm?

    What frequencies do you need them to run at?



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    Peerless SLS 8". It's an 8 ohmer but does not need that much power. i had them getting 75 watts @ 8 ohms and wanged.



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    just fyi, you dont need a 4 ohm driver.

    read.

    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31


    and dtours doors rattle in places you cant fix. mostly the locking mechenism for the door latch. its pretty gay




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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    can't be fixed, what a bummer



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    thats why I like having a .5 cu ft enclousure in each of my doors




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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    howd you do the enclosures in your doors, would it work for a civic, i'm from lafayette, what about you?



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    Quote Originally Posted by req View Post
    just fyi, you dont need a 4 ohm driver.

    read.

    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31

    While I don't disagree outright with npdang, myself and others have had different real-world experiences when switching from 8-ohm to 4-ohm midbasses. I had an extremely noticeable increase in output.

    Theoretics is one thing, real-world experience is another. IF and only IF the sensitivity difference will even it out, then I'd consider it, but for me, 8-ohm speakers will forever be at a disadvantage again.



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    Quote Originally Posted by tRdoc View Post
    While I don't disagree outright with npdang, myself and others have had different real-world experiences when switching from 8-ohm to 4-ohm midbasses. I had an extremely noticeable increase in output.

    Theoretics is one thing, real-world experience is another. IF and only IF the sensitivity difference will even it out, then I'd consider it, but for me, 8-ohm speakers will forever be at a disadvantage again.
    yeah, i want plenty of output. that's the whole purpose of running a dedicated midbass driver. what if i just ran with the iridium 8 comp set? would i get the same spl as a seperate active 3-way? i dought it.

    those dynaudio's look sweet. what would be a good comp set to run with those dynaudio 8"s?




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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    read, http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...ad.php?t=11159.

    the test was done in my car and as stated earlier I'd still go with the Peerless SLS 8" if you can fit them. you'll have plenty of power on tap as well. Price to performance ratio, hands down the peerless.



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    Re: best 8" midbass drivers for a 3-way system

    Quote Originally Posted by alphakenny1 View Post
    read, http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...ad.php?t=11159.

    the test was done in my car and as stated earlier I'd still go with the Peerless SLS 8" if you can fit them. you'll have plenty of power on tap as well. Price to performance ratio, hands down the peerless.

    thanx for the link... killer review!!! yeah, i wanna hear some serious kick-drum and super low guitar riffs from the front. i'm sick of hearing speakers bottom-out at very loud volumes. especially the tom toms in dead skin mask by slayer




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