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    quality sounds front and rear?

    hi guys

    most people usually spend alot more money
    for front speakers and spend very little for the rear speakers.

    but for me the question is
    why not have the same amount of quality speakers
    for both front + back?
    (if money is not an issue)







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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    most people dont use rear speakers at all... they are quite pointless in a vast majority of installs.

    for starters, you can easily put a set of components up front, in the floors, dash, doors, a-pillars, etc... while in the rear you are pretty much limited to coaxials or point sources. you can put components back there, but the aiming is harder and they are usually in a less than ideal area.

    also, if you have a proper front stage, the imaging should carry to the rear seats with no problem. in my car my front component set is just as loud in the rear seats as it is in the front.

    thirdly, rear speakers will pull the sound stage towards the rear of a vehicle. while this is only important to audiophiles and competition vehicles, it is still something to consider, and it goes along the same principle as the point made above this one.

    lastly, they do nothing but consume extra power and money. why spend money on something that you dont really need? and why spend even more money sending power to it?

    you are better off(in most installs, remember) only spending the money on a quality set of front speakers, and putting nothing in the rear. and one last final thought to leave you with... how often do you drive your car from the back seat?




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss
    .......... and putting nothing in the rear. and one last final thought to leave you with... how often do you drive your car from the back seat?

    hehe actually there is no back seat at all.
    its a two seater

    its a 1994 nissan 300zx.

    properly only need a split in the front
    a sub at the back.
    should work
    adding the extra 2 rear speakers that not sure will make a diff
    properly make it louder thats about it?




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    properly make it louder thats about it?
    probably not...

    read my first reply again... most importantly the part about having to buy more power to feed them, and saving up to buy a good front stage... a good front stage should be efficient enough to play at volumes to your liking.




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    ok kool
    without the rear
    it will save me $180 (90USD)




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    In some cases, you may not even notice much of a SPl increase due to cancellation. I tried it in my car and some of the music spectrum dropped by over a decibel, overall it was a increase though, albeit a crappy sounding one.




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    i disagree, i think rear fill is necessary..

    based on time correction (smiling @ alpine), you can really balance the sound where no matter your location the sound is exactly the same esp if you're in the front seat.

    i say get good front comps and good rear comps as well as a nice sub to go along w/the wonder mids and highs.



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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    Quote Originally Posted by limitkid7
    i disagree, i think rear fill is necessary..

    based on time correction (smiling @ alpine), you can really balance the sound where no matter your location the sound is exactly the same esp if you're in the front seat.

    i say get good front comps and good rear comps as well as a nice sub to go along w/the wonder mids and highs.
    i guess?

    in this case
    there is only front seats
    no rear




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    can't argue w/that..... ok



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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    Because "rear fill" is a Communist plot designed to weaken America?




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    I tried listening to my components without the rear fill, and overall the sound output was really lacking. I do agree that the rear seems to put out more sound than the fronts, but it isn't all that bad. Like was said, if you like how it sounds with rear fill, and aren't into competitions, it will great to get some rear fill. I myself, like the surround sound, and will probably always use rear fill. So basically it's all opinionated, so don't do something cause everyone thinks it's the best, because you are they one who will have to listen to it everyday.



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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    If your stereo sounds empty with only the fronts running, then you have a lacking frontstage....which is a setup problem




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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    i myself prefer overall surround sound compared to concert sound..

    i made a thread and poll on this in 2004



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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    if you are willing to let your OEM speaker locations limit your system, then sure use rearfill........I stopped being lazy and better positioned my highs and people cant tell i only have a pair of separates putting out all that sound-and it does sound better front and back.



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    Re: quality sounds front and rear?

    The need for rear fill seems to be determined on a car to car basis. My 95 eagle talon simply sounded better with rear fill. It just sounded thin without it. In my 02 GTI rear fill does absolutely nothing. I'm sure placement of the factory speakers has alot to do with it as well.




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