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    Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    Finally got my license back after 2 years!! So i bought a sax-125.2 and a set of morel tempo 6's. Its going to be summer in a week for me so i decided to attempt to fabricate a fiberglass kick's.

    This thread inspired me: http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2341790

    But what I was wondering was the position of the tweets. Should i place them in the a-pilars or keep them in the kick panel?



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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    Put them in the a-pillars. I've messed around with having tweeters in the kick panels and it's just a pain to make them play as if they're above the dash. You need a lot of processing and good aiming to make it work. A-pillars are definately the best location I've used for tweeters, you just have to find the right tweeter if you're planning to go on or off axis.




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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    I like to keep the mid & tweet close. Generally its much easier to deal w/ a common point source (keeps things simple w/ minimal tuning). When listening to music from multiple point sources, issues like time arrival, phase shifts, colb filtering/frequency response, etc. all become more prominent. A car environment is a harsh place for sound reproduction & each install will differ. So, figure out what your willing to sacrifice, as there are pros & cons to either approach. Best thing to do is use some double sided tape & experiment w/ the different positions. Let your own ears decide which placement works best for you.



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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    I've done both, and had good results from both.

    In addition to what the previous replies said, keep in mind the room you have to work with, especially on the drivers side.

    I originally wanted to do a kick panel setup in my current ride (8th gen Civic) but it's a stick and there's no room to work with on the drivers side. The kick location is also located so far under the dash that I didn't think it would work anyways with so much stuff in the way of the sound path (legs, center console, etc) ;>

    Had a kick panel setup in my '96 Accord automatic and it sounded great.



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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    I like mine in the A-pillars



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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer~Saturn View Post
    I like mine in the A-pillars
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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightskye View Post
    I've done both, and had good results from both.

    In addition to what the previous replies said, keep in mind the room you have to work with, especially on the drivers side.

    I originally wanted to do a kick panel setup in my current ride (8th gen Civic) but it's a stick and there's no room to work with on the drivers side. The kick location is also located so far under the dash that I didn't think it would work anyways with so much stuff in the way of the sound path (legs, center console, etc) ;>

    Had a kick panel setup in my '96 Accord automatic and it sounded great.
    Okk cause I have a 96 accord automatic as well. It looks like the kickpanels would get in the way but I guess not. Do you still have the kicks?



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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    Unfortunately, no. My attempt to build custom kicks failed miserably, so I ended up using a stock Q-form from Q-logic. The tweet positions are fixed, but I found them acceptable. I just used them for the tweets. The mids went in the doors.



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    Re: Tweets in kickpanel or A-pilars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightskye View Post
    Unfortunately, no. My attempt to build custom kicks failed miserably, so I ended up using a stock Q-form from Q-logic. The tweet positions are fixed, but I found them acceptable. I just used them for the tweets. The mids went in the doors.

    Is fiberglassing extremely hard the first few times?



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