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Just ordered 6x9 Alpines...

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Polymerhead, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    SPS-609 type S. Does anyone have a template for some 6x9 spacers? I'm planning on jigsawing some from MDF, sanding and maybe rubberizing, but a template would be awesome.

    If not, I'll draw one out using the stock speaker. I'll take pics, but it probably won't be until the last weekend of Feb that I get them installed.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 3:59 AM
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    If I remember this evening I will trace out the one I have laying in the garage.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    A template should be included with the speakers....
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    When you pull out the stock speakers, simply use it as your template. :)
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    or just give mrmarv a call he has the best quality adapters I have seen.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    My alpine 6.75s are 2 17/32s deep and didn't need special spacers. I used the one's that they came with.

    Your 6x9s are 3"

    not that much deeper. I'd try the ones in the box.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Thanks for all the input guys - I'll let you know how it turns out!
     
  9. Feb 12, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    OK, this has basically turned into a budget build. Someone gave me a template (awesome) but there's some PDF issue that keeps me from printing at 100%. So...I did what everyone says not to do and used the old speakers as my spacers. I bought some rubber weatherstripping, which worked great to make a seal between the speaker and door.

    I was really annoyed half way through when I compared one I had installed to the other I hadn't removed yet. The factory 6x9 speaker has more bass! Once I got them all bottled up and panels back on though, it sounded way better. No mushiness and you can crank them up without distortion. I also realized they like to be run hard (makes sense) and sound way better with bass cranked to 5 and treble to about 4.

    So, I'm done and happy. There's nothing keeping me from taking them out and making some proper baffles if I get around to it, but at this point I have no plans. These things won't win any volume contests, but they do exactly what I wanted, which is clearer sound and add the ability to crank them up some.

    Only hiccup was that I either lost or ws sent one less bolt than I needed. The speakers are a perfect slip-fit for the factory spacers though, so there's no rattle even with 3 bolts in one side. Not too shabby for <$130 all in.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    They didn't include spacers in the box? Or they weren't deep enough? The old speakers are still in there but behind the new ones? Cones n all?

    I have a pair of alpine s series in my rear doors with alpine 17refs in the front doors and there's no comparison.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    They had 1/4" spacers in the box, but they didn't seem deep enough. The factory "spacers" are about 1", so they give plenty of clearance. The old speaker cones and magnets were cut out; the cones with a utility knife and the magents/brackets with a dremel.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    You should have at least tried them before cutting up your old speakers. What if you loved the new speakers so much you wanted to take them into your next vehicle.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Not really a concern for me I guess. I can't imagine taking the time to remove $100 speakers after they've been run hard for 6 or 7 years to take them with me.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    do you still have that template by chance??
     
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