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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon228 View Post
    Are you using home audio speakers in there? Haven't seen that done in a LONG time. If you are, you'd benefit greatly, I would think, from having stuff geared more at car audio. Home audio components are meant to run at 8ohms primarily and, from my experience, sound way too treble heaving in a car environment.

    Also just in general it seems you have too much going on. When it comes to car audio a lot of time, less is more. Your front stage is paramount. A nice 6.5" or if you can't fit that 5.25" component set is perfect really. Then some rear fill can consist of something as little as some mid-range drivers. Your subs should be fine. With 2 subs though, if you can do a 6.5" comp set up front, and some 6.5" drivers in the back I think you'll really like the way it sounds.
    (durwood and I are both using home audio speakers in our cars... my mids and tweets are 8 ohms )
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    I think there's a pretty darn big difference between what you two are using and what's shown in those pics...
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    It's funny though - we ask ourselves "but does it really sound good?"

    Dare I go against the current, do I try something different? Is it possible that there are MANY ways to produce nice sounds in a mobile evironment?

    With the human capacity for self-delusion, though, we must ask someone else. The verdict: my listeners say WOW!

    It's fun to be different. But, sometimes it IS a bit lonely.

    Happy CarPC'ing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucedog View Post
    It's funny though - we ask ourselves "but does it really sound good?"

    Dare I go against the current, do I try something different? Is it possible that there are MANY ways to produce nice sounds in a mobile evironment?

    With the human capacity for self-delusion, though, we must ask someone else. The verdict: my listeners say WOW!

    It's fun to be different. But, sometimes it IS a bit lonely.

    To each his my friend, to each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucedog View Post

    It's fun to be different. But, sometimes it IS a bit lonely.

    that is awesome
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    Hey scott can you help me out tuning my system. I'm having a horrible time doing so and really need some advice.

    Specifically with time alignment and crossovers.

    I want to get the db meter and tune my EQ in, but can't do this until I get these other issues sorted out. If you can take a minute to help me out that would be great.

    Let me know and I'll hit you with a PM, or if you prefer we can do it right here.
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    no problem ronjon, i would start a new thread and get everyone's input. durwood, red and a bunch of others have a lot more experience then i do and they'll be valuable in the discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    (durwood and I are both using home audio speakers in our cars... my mids and tweets are 8 ohms )
    Actually come to think of it, I'm using 8 ohm speakers for my front mids and tweets as well. Almost forgot about that. Since the speakers are 8 ohms, and I'm running the comps off of the passive crossover, I'm effectively bridging the speakers down to 4 ohm final impedance to my amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    no problem ronjon, i would start a new thread and get everyone's input. durwood, red and a bunch of others have a lot more experience then i do and they'll be valuable in the discussion.
    Will do man, I'll set it up right now, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon228 View Post
    Actually come to think of it, I'm using 8 ohm speakers for my front mids and tweets as well. Almost forgot about that. Since the speakers are 8 ohms, and I'm running the comps off of the passive crossover, I'm effectively bridging the speakers down to 4 ohm final impedance to my amp.
    if the passive x-over was designed for a 4 ohm speaker then you are changing the x-over points that were called out for in the x-over design
    New System in progress:
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    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog

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