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6 1/2" subs for daily driver

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by redtaco, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    redtaco

    redtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have a 99 tacoma and i want to run a pair of 6.5 subs in the rear speakers stock locations but not sure what brands to look at ive looked at Kicker and JL also Digital Designs and a pair of Tang Bangs.

    I am between the JL and DD b/c i have had JL and heard DD and both sounded great but those were 8" subs in ported boxes , so im not sure on the 6.5s

    i want whatever sub will give be the best deep bass response in the location they are being installed in.

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    got rid of the center sub for more room and i dont really want a ton of bass just something to make the music sound better, any kind of box is out of the question i want to keep both my seats and the storage under the seats

    has anyone done this type of install before

    thanks for any input
     
  2. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    6.5" subs? sounds like a mid range speaker.
    Im running 6.5" components in my front doors are they are really nice. nothing like a "sub" though...
     
  3. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    DanGer

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    You wont get much bass from them, but they would function as good midrange woofers. The airspace just isnt there to install a real sub
     
  4. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    yea, you would need to have a sealed or ported box for them, just installing them into the doors would not give them what they need to sound right...unless you built some sort of fiberglass box to fit in the door itself
     
  5. Jun 21, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Depends on what the area behind it looks like. There are many different types of subs out there that have vastly different requirements. See what you got behind there and then see if you can find a suitable sub to go in it.

    Just because it's a small woofer, don't mean it can't perform well. Installation is the key in any speaker. Done right, it'll do fine. I think your install will have a larger impact on performance than which mini-sub you choose. Interesting install idea, I like it.

    Here's a few to check out
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i504_6-1-2--component-subwoofers.html
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    what ill end up doing is sealing off that cab area behind the speaker with great stuff and fiberglass then dinomatting all the metal areas to reduce vibrations basically making that area a sealed inclosure

    i looked into the kickers first then JL and now im thinking about DD

    heres a vid i found of one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV2eZY7NKCo&feature=related
     
  7. Jun 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I'd say go with the Tang Band 6.5" woofer found here http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=264-832

    Anyone who says 6.5" subs can't rock out is either a liar or just hasn't tried it yet for themselves. In my IS300 that I just sold (to get the Taco) I had four of these in a sealed box on 600RMS and they freakin pound. They are actually very nice sounding too. I've got the trophies from the sound quality competitions to prove it. I say fucking go for it! If you need any help with enclosure design let me know. I'd be happy to lend a helping hand!

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  8. Jun 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    yeah for $100 for the pair its worth a shot and i wont overwork my amp either, i may give them a shot

    which is the RMS rating i would need to run at?
    NOMINAL POWER ​
    70 W--this one i believe

    MUSIC POWER 140 W
     
  10. Jun 22, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    75 is the RMS rating but honestly, I've run double that and they were happy as a clam. Just watch out for over excursion and build them the correct box and they will be freakin sweet.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    thats the only problem im running into is they are not going in a "box" im going to seal off the rear cab corners of my ext cab and put the 6.5s in the stock speaker locations

    im not sure if that would be classified as IB or free air
     
  12. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    did you ever do this? I have an 8" ported sub at home in my computer room and it has knockin my stuff off the walls. I think a 6.5" sub can make noise if done right.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    not yet im really busy with work right now, but i have taken the truck to the shop for them to look at teh best possible way to seal the cab corners i will post on the install when i get around to doing it
     
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