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Are 8" mid bass possible with baffles?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ashman5, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    ashman5

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    Trying to decide what to do with the doors of my '06 DC.

    I will be using a set of HCLDs and will probably go with the TW5 sub, along with PPI art series amps.

    I'd really like to go with the ID x69s, but the cost is tough to swallow.

    So the question is, are there any high quality 8" midbass that will fit without destroying the door.

    thanks
    ash
     
  2. Sep 19, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    Mr. Marv would be the guy to ask about baffles for our trucks he's made bunches of them. I'm told that 8" mid basses fit but you need to do some cutting.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    You will without a doubt have to do some cutting. Now, how much cutting constitutes destroying the door is between you and who ever buys it next.

    I am of the opinion that it can be done and still keeping a stock panel and not destroy the door.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2009 at 11:55 PM
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    It depends man...I think you could get by with minimal if any cutting. The basket taper (slant down to the magnet) will be the largest determining factor. With a thicker baffle it might work.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    I use the ID CS62 midbass drivers. Plenty of output, and priced lower than the XS series. 6.5's make better midbass drivers as they do not need to produce lower frequencies, and move faster than 8's. Then you would not have to modify your doors as much either.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    Thanks everyone for the responses.

    "6.5's make better midbass drivers as they do not need to produce lower frequencies, and move faster than 8's."

    I'm looking for a solution that WILL produce lower frequencies. From all I have read, I'm confident that the x69s will do it, but at the $$$ of the x69s, could I install something else that would be better/cheaper?

    Ultimately, I'd like something that could keep up with the dynamics that the horns are capable of. There are numerous 8's that would work, but finding one that will fit is key.

    Maybe Mr. Marv will chime in with his experience.
     
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