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  1. 4BangerStanger

    Need shallower midbase drivers

    It's a 2015 Mustang Coupe. Most of the installs I've seen have been component sets, i.e. Kicker, Focal, etc. But, have seen the Daytons discussed and the consensus is that they're too deep. One person successfully installed a set of 2.75" deep Image Dynamics, but only by reusing the factory speaker bracket/spacer. There is apparently not much, if any room between the front of the speaker and the door panel, which makes it impossible to add more spacer. So, I'm on the hunt for something 2.75" or less. The couple models that I linked and the other Massives that were mentioned all fit that criteria, so seems like it'll be relatively easy to find something that will work. It's just tricky to get feedback on those because it doesn't seem like a lot of folks use them.
  2. 4BangerStanger

    Pioneer or Kenwood?

    Anyone? Bumparoo.
  3. 4BangerStanger

    Need shallower midbase drivers

    Those Illusions are definitely out of my price range. Any thoughts or input on the brands/models I linked? I've always thought Memphis stuff was pretty highly regarded. People seem to love the Massive tweeters (which I'll be running). Maybe their mids are good too?
  4. 4BangerStanger

    Need shallower midbase drivers

    Found these too. https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_142927_Massive-Audio-M6R-Sold-Individually.html
  5. 4BangerStanger

    Need shallower midbase drivers

    I've seen a few of those inverted types too. But, don't recall the brand at the moment. I did find a Memphis model that's pretty shallow: https://www.woofersetc.com/c-172-speakers/c-15-midrange-speakers/c-103-65/memphis-srxp62-6-5-125-rms-pro-audio-component-speakers.html Anyone have any experience with them?
  6. 4BangerStanger

    Need shallower midbase drivers

    As I've been doing my research here and on a couple Mustang forums, I've come to the realization that the 6.5s I was planning on using (either Daytons or Silverflutes) may be too deep. Based on what I've read, 2.75" is about the max depth for my door speakers. It seems like everything I've found is either too deep or much more expensive than the two brands I mentioned above. Can anyone recommend some that'll work? I may be able to squeeze a 1/4" spacer in there and make one of these, but it doesn't sound promising. Those that have done the 2.75" deep speakers had to reuse the factory spacers and it sounds like there's no room between the speakers and door panels.
  7. 4BangerStanger

    Pioneer or Kenwood?

    So, I had pretty much made up my mind on my next HU purchase and had chosen the Pioneer DMH-1500NEX: https://www.crutchfield.com/S-krCwoNyGb2h/p_130DM1500/Pioneer-DMH-1500NEX.html The main deciding factors were price point (since I also have to purchase a $400 kit to install it), Android Auto, and the ability to run active components via network mode. But, I'm seeing that Crutchfield has some pretty good deals on some Kenwood units and I'm starting to rethink my decision. I've read quite a few reviews and it seems to be a concensus that the Kenwoods offer better SQ and better looking screens. These are the two that I'm looking at. Both have wireless Android Auto, which is appealing. But, I'm unsure whether the built in crossovers have the same functionality as Pioneer's network mode. One is an open box deal, the other is just on sale. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DMX905S/Kenwood-Excelon-DMX905S.html?cc=02&tp=5684 https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DDX9705/Kenwood-DDX9705S.html?avf=Y What would y'all do?
  8. 4BangerStanger

    Do cables go bad?

    Good to know. I need to dig through and see what I have. I'll inspect and test everything before I even consider using it.
  9. I'm about to embark on building my frist system since basically the turn of the century. I have a huge storage bin full of cables (Power wire, speaker wire, and RCA cables - including some RF RCAs that I spent a small fortune on. I think I even have some distribution blocks in there). Some are used, some are not. It seems like as long as they're in good shape and not damaged or corroded then they should be usable. But, I don't know if they'd degrade over time. I'd appreciate any insight y'all can provide. If I do need to replace them all, what are some good brands that won't break the proverbial bank? I've been out of the game so long, I don't know what's what anymore.
  10. 4BangerStanger

    Build your own comp

    Yeah just realized I linked the wrong ones. These are the 4ohm versions: https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dc160-4-6-1-2-classic-woofer-speaker--295-309 What if I wanted something better than "not bad"? Is there something in the $200ish range that would be better? It's unfortunate that you can't really go listen to a lot of the stuff that's out there. So, you have rely a lot on the experience of other people.
  11. 4BangerStanger

    Build your own comp

    I asked this question in another post, but it was buried in some other questions, and didn't get any replies. Can y'all suggest some raw drivers to make up the components? I was looking at these for the mids: https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dc160-8-6-1-2-classic-woofer--295-305?AID=1457483&PID=6147010&SID=jvaw1xodtm000jz40005c&cjevent=f020bfb06f2d11e981a701ea0a240610 And these for the tweets: https://www.amazon.com/Massive-Audio-CT2II-Tweeter-Crossovers/dp/B00NBC25UM Anything better for not too much more money? I'll be running a Pioneer deck with network mode and a Taramps TS 400x4.
  12. 4BangerStanger

    Thoughts on this "high powered" head unit?

    I'm thinking I'll go with this one. Since I really want Android Auto https://www.crutchfield.com/S-RL9Pb21WSUV/p_130DM1500/Pioneer-DMH-1500NEX.html I need to read up on network mode. But, my understanding is that it'll allow me to run active components. Which sounds like what you're saying. I'm assuming in order to do that, I'd run the amp 4 channel with a speaker on each channel (2 mids, 2 tweets), right?
  13. 4BangerStanger

    Thoughts on this "high powered" head unit?

    I like the look of that 400x4. I'd seen it before but looked passed it because I didn't want another amp in the trunk. I never thought about hiding it somewhere else. There's definitely potential there. The sub and sub amp (HD3000 per your recommendation) have been chosen, so I'm just looking for something to push the kids and highs. If I do go with the 400x4 would I be better off running the mids and tweets on their own channels, or bridge it to two channels and run mids and tweets together? For speakers I'm thinking of going with some Dayton 6.5s and some Massive tweeters. Like I said, I haven't figured out crossovers yet.
  14. 4BangerStanger

    Thoughts on this "high powered" head unit?

    Thanks for the clarification on whether I'd be able to run the active components off the deck. I asked that question in the speaker section, but didn't get any responses. As far as them being bi-amp capable, I'm thinking of piecing together my own components and I haven't figured out what to do about crossovers yet. If I could find a small amp that could be hidden in the dash, that would be great. I was looking at the GM-8704 but it seems pretty big and not something that could easily been hidden. I'll have a look at some of the smaller ones. Also, I will at the very least have a sub amp, which is why I was interested in the pre amp voltage. Is that not that big a deal?
  15. I'm thinking of picking this guy up when it comes out, as long as it's not too pricey. https://www.sony.com/electronics/in-car-receivers-players/xav-ax7000/specifications I really like the clean, simple look of the 5000, but figured upgrading to the 7000 would allow me to run my front speakers without an all. I drive a 2015 and space is pretty limited. Plus, the 7000 has higher voltage pre amp outputs. I know you guys are all going to tell me to just buy a 4 channel amp, but I'd rather not. I'll just be running a set of 6.5" components. So, I'm actually considering running the tweeters off two channels and the mids off the other two, if that's even doable.
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