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Thread: center channel in front/behind rear view or in center dash vents

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    center channel in front/behind rear view or in center dash vents

    I want to make a center channel for my blazer when I install my truckputer. I want to make a center channel without hacking up my dash. so I was thinking of putting one in front of or behind my mirror. in front of seems more appropriate. another good alternative is to use some some small mids in the dash vents. I'm thinking 3".

    comments, suggestions,tips, advice, setups?

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    oh, its all going into a 98 blazer LT

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    Dash vents.

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    I went with a sony home theater center channel. I gutted it and built an enclosure that fit into the way back in the center vents. It still looks factory and it really sounds good.

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    ok, any size and type of speaker to recommend? i have 3.5" to use. im thinking that if i use a 3" speaker i will be using most of of my vent. during the winter, that would be getting too hot since a 3" speaker will be acting like a block.

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    looking factory and sounding good is exactly what i want. is the sound loudness effected any from beong so far back in the vents?

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    The sony that I am using is a 3x2 oval and what I did was built a back plate for way in the back of the vents and used high temp plactic glue and sealed it in. Then, I built a front plate that went around the speaker and fit in the vent and also glued that one in. So there is not a lot heat build up on the speaker because it is isolated. It also made it sound a lot better. Also leaving the vents in does affect the sound by making it directional depending on which way your vent are pointing. But it seems to help SQ in the truck.

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    that does sound like a like a great setup. can the air still flow out adequetly?

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    can you post apic of your dash so we can se what space you have available and what you have done to incorporate a screen?

    Would make it much easier to give you some advice...............
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    Does it pretty much look like this:



    If so and you don't want to alter the dash, I would recommend you block off one of the center vents outlets in back and use that space to mont a small center channel. Other than putting an enclose down low under the dash, I don't see many options outside of "customization"...........
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