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    help me decide

    im trying to pick a set of speakers out for my truck from this list which are the best? the front will be running off a JL Audio 300.2 while the back(boston acustics) run off the deck

    1)Focal 136W
    Component Speakers

    2)Alpine SPX-F17T
    3-Way Component Speaker Set

    3) Focal 165K3Le
    Component Speakers


    open to other suggestions too



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    Re: help me decide

    imo.....i would get the Focal 165K3Le



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    Re: help me decide

    could someone explain to me the advantages of a 3-way compnent speaker set? also will it fit in my door panel?




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    Re: help me decide

    General advantages of a 3-way:

    1) The midrange frequencies (which are generally the most important to imaging and tonality) aren't being split up between drivers like they sometimes are in a 2-way setup. In a 3-way, they will be played by mainly one speaker, which is the dedicated midrange.

    2) In a lot of cars, the mids will need to be flipped out of phase to help correct some midrange frequency phasing problems. In a 2-way system where one speaker plays midrange & midbass, running one of them out of phase will decrease the midbass impact. By running a 3-way, the midrange can be flipped out of phase and it has no effect on the midbass since it is being played by a separate driver.

    3) The midrange and midbass frequencies in a 3-way may sound better since each speaker has more of a limited bandwidth to play.

    Disadvantages:

    1) Tuning and aiming the speakers can be a much bigger pain the a$$.

    2) Room. It can be much more difficult find the room to fit all of the speakers. In some cars, kickpanels are simply out of the question.

    Will 3-ways fit in your doors? Depends....but if you want them in your doors, you will probably need custom door pods built. Or, you can put the midbass in your door, and have kicks built for the midrange & tweeter.

    It isn't really a "3-way is better than 2-way" type of thing. More of a personal preference thing. Some ppl would rather have a 3-way (for the advantages above), some ppl would rather have a 2-way (easier to tune, less room is occupied, etc).




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