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Speakers without taking lots of room

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by nitrus5, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    nitrus5

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    I want to find the a setup that will sound great in my 05 access cab, but not take up a ton of room.
    i don't want to have to be moving them around alot. I just a good range of sound i am a huge fan of alot of bass but i like a balance. so i'm open to any suggestions as far as a component system or power subs. I have the factory head unit right now so if anyone could recommend one of those to that would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks
     
  2. Nov 4, 2008 at 9:40 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Try looking back through the this section of the forum, there's many examples. The best one I saw was where a guy created a box that fits in the middle of the rear seat's foot area. It left the ability for two people to still be seated.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.
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    My only worry with your design is that it looks like it doesn't account for speaker excursion - the cone could be slapping against the floor.

    Provided you put in a few legs for gapping, recessed the speaker, or flipped it to fire in a different direction, it would be a very good design. :thumbsup:

    EDIT: I do see where you did recess it to some extent. For other readers, be aware of this issue when designing. Those with more experience know a general rule of thumb for spacing?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.
    I understand your concern. One corner is raised about 3/4", to get it even with the storage door-level. Yes I did recess the speaker, might change that piece of particle board so the speaker can be furthur recessed, but I haven't noticed any sub-slapping excursions. overall even if the speaker were touching the floor, the gasket is almost 1/2" think, that's a lot of excursion.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Mr. Marv always has creative solutions when it comes to sub enclosures.

    I have seen one enclosure that fits right behind the center console. That seemed to be a pretty good setup.

    mjp2 has the xtremecreations door panels and he likes them.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    Depending on what you are talking about, there's the one I was talking about earlier, plus I think there's two versions of the JL stealthbox.

    Version 1 (not sure if they make it or I dreamed it) is much like the one I linked before, which ends up with some of it being an 'armrest'

    Version 2 is what lsocoee is referring to. JL removed the rear plastic of the center console and inserted a sub with a baffle. The downfall is that you lose your center console storage; but you get a sizeable sub with no other space problems.
     
  10. Nov 6, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    not what I was referring to, but that sounds nice. The one I saw was a separate box behind the console.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2008 at 11:12 AM
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    Oh almost forgot, don't forget about room for amps. If you have the opportunity, I would recommend taking a look at Alpine PDX series, Memphis S-Class, or similar style.
     
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