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Old 25th April 2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default dome midrange good or bad ?

Can a 2" or 4" dome midrange be integrated into the front stage of a car audio system along with a conventional 2-way component set ? I'm thinking for location would be: 6.5" mid-range in doors (semi off axis) 1"silk dome in the dash (off-axis using windshield) and dome midranges in kick pods or low in the doors either on or off axis. any thoughts ?
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Old 4th May 2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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Default Hmmmm?

How about 2-2", per side, so's you can get proper ohmage into your system???
Don't see a problem, but a crossover might just be(a Problem)...
efficiency?
Hz crossed over?
power @ clipping?
Proper amp sizing?
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Old 4th May 2006, 11:10 AM   #3
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How about 2-2", per side, so's you can get proper ohmage into your system???
Don't see a problem, but a crossover might just be(a Problem)...
efficiency?
Hz crossed over?
power @ clipping?
Proper amp sizing?
They will have there own designated amp with active x-over, so the mechanics of the system will be ok, i'm concerned with the improvement or destruction of the sound stage. the dome midrange freq will be playing the primary vocal range correct ? so, will they dominate or help staging?
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Old 4th May 2006, 03:21 PM   #4
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The good thing about your setup is your ability to fine-tune it. With active xover and dedicated amp, overpowering the soudstage will be a non-issue. I've found that you don't need much to create a soundstage - just a nice blend of frequencies and the time to tune it.

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Old 4th May 2006, 03:38 PM   #5
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The capability of a dome mid range ( at least on paper ) forms itself well for an accent type speaker, any advice to location, kicks? low doors? dash? also where can i get some good quality cheap, so i can opt to keep them or toss them ?
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Old 4th May 2006, 05:45 PM   #6
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Like with anything vehicle specific, you're limited to your surroundings. If it were me and I had the capability I'd put them front and near center. That's where the soundstage would start and imaging would be pin-point.

Madisound seems to have some stuff on sale, perhaps check them out.

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Old 4th May 2006, 05:53 PM   #7
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My next project is door pods, and i'm considering putting these type of speakers in them. look at ....car

for more info. hows winnipeg ? i'm an Albertan originally, have not been back in five years.
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Looks like you put in a fair bit of work on it already - good for you! I think you'll be turning heads once you're done.

And Winnipeg... despite getting a bit of snow yesterday, we've had the best winter/spring that I can remember. Perfect, 'cause I get to start on projects earlier

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