Can someone help with my questions about my install?
Okay, here is what i have and i need some help on what to get and what to do.
Right now i have this:
Kicker K65.2 (150Max/75RMS) Components in the doors, midrange in door and tweeter in sail.
Kicker Coax in rear, i'm gonna do away with rears.
Kicker KX350.4 (90w x4) running all that.
Kicker S12L7 (1500Max/750RMS)
Kicker KX600.1 (600Wx1) running the sub.
Kicker KQ30 EQ
I'm wanting to add a midbass driver to the door and put the midrange and tweeter in the kicks.
So here is what i want.
Kicker SSMB6 Midbass (250Max/125RMS)
I am wondering if i can run the KS65.2 Components up front and SSMB6 midbass off the KX350.4. Will this be enough to power the system, what should i do?
Whoa, dude just read it thru
Hey man, I never said that he COULDN'T accomplish what we wants with what he has. I am used to working on high end cars, and work is only done right. I am not saying that your way is wrong, but I just wouldn't do it that way. I SUGGESTED, my methods, thats all.
Let me clarifiy this:
"before I get to crossovers, I had one question you brought up about speaker position. man, you are right about how nothing can be more important than speaker position! ... But first you say dont put the midrange and tweeter more than 24 inches apart. THEN you say they need to be closer to ear level. these contradict each other! finally, in an attempt to resolve the conflict, you suggest putting the tweeter in the door 13 inches above the mid, whether its in a kickpanel or in the door. wierd!"
Well, when I was taking about the distance of 24" between the tweeters and the woofers those two should not be more than 24" apart when you only have those two components. When you introduce a midrange the tweeter and midrange should be a certain distance apart as well as the midrange and woofer. The TWEETERS should be close to ear level, I never said the midrange and/or woofer. You two seemed to be getting the two mixed up woofer vs. midrange. As for your piece on ditching the rears, I STILL COULDN'T AGREE MORE! Now if, and only if this kid is running 2.1 off his sound card(doubtful, but for agruements sake) then, and only then do I support this. I have a stong feeling this is not the case. Simply put, a quadraphonic configuration is better than that of a biphonic. This is that whole imagery thing gagin, so very important, and so VERY over looked! The rear speakers can offer a lot to the over all sound quality, especially if you are watching a movie or playing a game. Would you disconnect your rear speakers of your home theater? Of course not! And why wouldn't you want to do this I ask you...? Your (silent) answer defends my point, and I rest my case on that issue. It is certainly possible to damage a speaker by underpowering it, Underpowering a speaker is likely to damage the voice coil due to the excess heat created by distortion. This distortion, called clipping, is created when the amp is not able to supply the power demand when the volume is turned up. If you turn the volume up very high without the power to back it up, you'll end up clipping the signal coming out of the amp. The speaker will try to reproduce this clipped signal, and if played under these circumstances for any length of time, the speaker will not last very long. There is a mis-conception that if you're not giving the speaker as much power as it can handle you won't blow it, but that simply is not the case. The only way to really address this problem is to replace your speaker for one with a lower power rating, and a higher SPL rating, or replace your amp with one that better matches the speaker's power handling capability, but the number one cause of speaker damage has nothing to do with power or signal. It is UV damage. CROSSOVERS! This guy most certainly will need a three way crossover vs. the two way that came with the speakers to make this sound right. The simple fact is that between the two of us we could get this thing done for this guy, but really this is what I have done in the past and certified for as well as other A/V installations, designs and the like.