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    How to have a well rounded setup with 8 speakers?

    My 2003 VW Golf has 4 6.5" Door Speakers, and 4 tweeters, 2 in back, and 2 in front.

    Could I get away with mid-bass range speakers in my doors since I have the tweeters? Or at least the back ones?

    This way maybe I could get by without a Sub (savin money) - NOT that im EXPECTING it to sound like a have a sub, just bass that isnt distant.

    Its all powered by a stock multichannel amp in the back (Monsoon)







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    Re: How to have a well rounded setup with 8 speakers?

    If you want bass, you need a sub...

    Although there ARE 6.5" subwoofers out there; you could put two of them in the back. You'll want some kind of crossover (or an aftermarket amp) otherwise you'll be playing higher frequencies through the sub and it'll sound like crap.



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    Re: How to have a well rounded setup with 8 speakers?

    When you're limited to the factory amplifier for power it's all going to be a disappointing compromise. If you want bass add a subwoofer.




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    Re: How to have a well rounded setup with 8 speakers?

    I don't need it'll sound like subs. I've never had subs in any car before and I've lived, so that's where my idea of saving money, and (for now) change out the rear speakers for Midbass ones, and install an eq for AUX input




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    Re: How to have a well rounded setup with 8 speakers?

    This sounds like a pretty standard setup. two front comps + two rear comps. I'd suggest to look into getting a compact class D 5-channel amplifier. Then you can amp all speakers and potentially a subwoofer without losing much space. And should you move into higher end setups involving active 2-way front stage, then you will have enough channels to power active front + subwoofer. Alternatively, you could start with a 4-channel amplifier powering all speakers, but when the time comes to add a subwoofer, disconnect the rear speakers, bridge the two channels for a subwoofer.




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    Re: How to have a well rounded setup with 8 speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Newah View Post
    I don't need it'll sound like subs. I've never had subs in any car before and I've lived, so that's where my idea of saving money, and (for now) change out the rear speakers for Midbass ones, and install an eq for AUX input
    Mid bass needs to be in front of you. It starts getting in to the not omni directional freq range.



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