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    need help soundstaging

    ...i think its called soundstaging.
    anyway, i got a set of focal utopia 6.5's for my front doors, which are a pretty good component set, the thing is that now i need to get some coaxials to go with them.

    I am under the impression that rears should matter that much because they are there mainly just for rear fill, so i figured to go with something cheap, like $150 max.

    Or is that a bad idea, will i not do my focal's justice by pairing it with cheaper coax's??







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    Re: need help soundstaging

    Well, I personally wouldn't even bother putting anything back there. But, if you must, definitely go as cheap as you can.....like $75. Honestly, there are some pretty decent sounding co-axials for $75, and you definitely don't need anything breath-taking back there.




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    Re: need help soundstaging

    wouldn't that sound really crappy to the person in the backseat though??

    i'm probably going to have 1000 watts to my subs in the trunk, so would you guys recommend getting some decently powered coax's, or is that a waste of money? i've never rode in the back before, so i don't really know.




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    Re: need help soundstaging

    Wow, I never thought I'd see soundstaging and rearfill in the same thread.

    If you had to, Infinity Reference coaxials go as low as $60 on some sites. They are should be nice and bright.. like the TN51's on the Utopias

    I agree though, don't spend more than $75 on rearfill.



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    Re: need help soundstaging

    o, apparently it isn't called soundstaging....

    whatever, basically trying to get a nice balance in the car.




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    Re: need help soundstaging

    Quote Originally Posted by nas786
    wouldn't that sound really crappy to the person in the backseat though??
    Not enough to warrant spending more money on them. Honestly, there are some pretty good sounding co-axials that don't cost an absolute arm and a leg. If you want to run rear-fill, $75 will get you a pretty good sounding set of co-axials.

    i'm probably going to have 1000 watts to my subs in the trunk, so would you guys recommend getting some decently powered coax's, or is that a waste of money? i've never rode in the back before, so i don't really know.
    I wouldn't put anything back there. I don't know what you drive....but I'd leave the rear-fill spots open to allow the sub to vent through into the cabin.




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    Re: need help soundstaging

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    If you want to run rear-fill, $75 will get you a pretty good sounding set of co-axials.

    can you give some examples?

    anyone know anything about pg tantrums? i might consider those....

    i know, i'm probably looking to much into it, but **** it, that's how you learn ****. thanks to you guys for helping me out




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    Re: need help soundstaging

    before you get too gung ho about this get a test cd. autosound 2000 has many that deal with stageing. get the cd go to a local shop that allows returns and get a set of rear fill co axles and test it out for yourself. as a betting man to yourself the level they will be tuned to they wont do anyone much good. this will also help you set your phases correctly (meaning you might have to flip phase on your mid bass or 1 of your tweets.)



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    Re: need help soundstaging

    Quote Originally Posted by nas786
    ...i think its called soundstaging.
    anyway, i got a set of focal utopia 6.5's for my front doors, which are a pretty good component set, the thing is that now i need to get some coaxials to go with them.

    I am under the impression that rears should matter that much because they are there mainly just for rear fill, so i figured to go with something cheap, like $150 max.

    Or is that a bad idea, will i not do my focal's justice by pairing it with cheaper coax's??

    I have a set of Pioneer 6x9 5-ways in the rear and they sound amazing running of the factory Head Unit. For your budget i would recomend the 4 ways if you have the space cuz my friend has them in his car and they sound equally as good.

    But hey it all depends on the sound that you are trying to acheive, go out listen to speakers and pic the one the sounds the best to you. Everybody has different taste some like highs other like low's, me i like a nice inbetween, and the pioneers do that just great espacially for the $$

    http://search.ebay.com/ts-a6980r_W0Q...rbinZtQQsojsZ1




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