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    home speakers in a car?

    Got some M&K's sitting in the garage...could i use them in a car if I wanted to? I've got a set of S-150's (3 tweeters + 2 x 5.25 mids per speaker), M&K PRO MPS-1610 studio monitors (1 tweeter + 1 6.5 mid per speaker), and one SS-5000THX that I could pull drivers from (2 x tweeters + 2 x 6.5 mids).

    Glad to hear thoughts on this. Did a quick search but could not find it...

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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    sure....dont forget a denon receiver too. Are you serious? they are not meant to be in a car as they are not designed to be in a automotive environment, why do you think they made car audio?



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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Makaveli7haDon View Post
    sure....dont forget a denon receiver too. Are you serious? they are not meant to be in a car as they are not designed to be in a automotive environment, why do you think they made car audio?
    you're an idiot.

    people use stuff like eminence and the like all the time in car audio, just because its placing is different wont mean it will magically preform differently.

    you can put home audio in a car, will it sound good? chances are no.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf View Post
    you're an idiot.

    people use stuff like eminence and the like all the time in car audio, just because its placing is different wont mean it will magically preform differently.

    you can put home audio in a car, will it sound good? chances are no.
    I didn't say anything about placement. What I meant was home speakers were not designed to withstand heat and UV rays like car speakers. They also are not optimized acoustically to be in a car. Sure you can use home audio drivers but they are much different than DIY car audio drivers and you have to be a audio expert to design your own crossovers and such.



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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    another issue is the durability of the drivers. typically automotive speakers are designed to withstand the extreme temperatures, weather, vibrations, etc. that are present in an automotive application. home speakers are designed to be in a solid enclosure, dry, room temperature, average humidity, etc. They are not made as physically durable as car speakers.



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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    while it is very true what has been said about home drivers being not designed for car doors, not designed to handle the environment of a car, etc. Using home drivers can be used effectively in a car if you know what you are doing. really no need to design passive crossovers, just go active . there is actually a dedicated website that mainly uses home audio drivers in their cars, www. diymobileaudio.com. maybe give them a visit and maybe it'll changes your guys minds about home drivers being used in cars .

    many world champs use scan speak revelators and seas excel drivers in their cars to win competitions.



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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    Quote Originally Posted by alphakenny1 View Post
    while it is very true what has been said about home drivers being not designed for car doors, not designed to handle the environment of a car, etc. Using home drivers can be used effectively in a car if you know what you are doing. really no need to design passive crossovers, just go active . there is actually a dedicated website that mainly uses home audio drivers in their cars, www. diymobileaudio.com. maybe give them a visit and maybe it'll changes your guys minds about home drivers being used in cars .

    many world champs use scan speak revelators and seas excel drivers in their cars to win competitions.
    that was what I was referring to when I said DIY drivers in my post. But those people are a select few with lots of knowledge of car audio and most people wouldn't be able to put together a system like them or let alone afford them.



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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Makaveli7haDon View Post
    that was what I was referring to when I said DIY drivers in my post. But those people are a select few with lots of knowledge of car audio and most people wouldn't be able to put together a system like them or let alone afford them.

    Not true on pricing. You can put together a great set of comps for little cash. Actually DIY is growing and you would be suprised how many are using them now. Most people started out not knowing anything and have researched and started out DIY. You can learn enough on diymobileaudio.com to get you up to speed and have at it. So you do not need to be an expert or car audio veteran to go DIY. It does require going active though which IMO is awsome. I used passive for years and now I am active and would never go back.

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    Complete set-up total-$700.00 now just add in you choice of sub and amp and you can still be in at or under $1000 total

    Grap you a TXA-3002 with a couple RE Audio RE 10 running the TXA-3002 @ 2ohm per channel for 300 x 2 @2ohm

    Total $950.00 and have one **** nice sounding set-up IMO

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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    Thank you all for your comments.

    I used to run Vifa drivers with custom passive x-overs that Speaker City (Burbank, CA) built. It was very cost effective and sounded good.

    The question was posed merely as a result of some pretty decent speakers just gathering dust in the garage and custom installs I had seen using home speaker drivers.

    Best to all...




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    Re: home speakers in a car?

    It's a free country, you can do anything you **** well please.



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