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 Post subject: Re: best 5 x 7 speakers bf xr6
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:00 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
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don't just get coaxial speakers if your only going to upgrade them with better tweeters in a better position.


Not really a problem, you can either permanently disable the coaxial bit (they'll be a pair of wires heading up into it from the middle of the magnet structure - cut them), or use a proper passive or active crossover to filter it out.


Yes but that defeats the point.


Not at all. If you decide that the coaxial format isn't working for you, you can replace the tweeter part with an external one, gaining better staging, and high frequency response.


But why not go for the splits in the first place? Better bass response from most drivers considering it is now a whole driver and not one with a tweeter mounted in the middle of it. Plus the higher sound stage etc.
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Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:05 pm 
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So you post 2 threads the same?.... :?

The best thing to do is to buy spacers so you can fit 6" speakers in there. 6" Splits up the front anyways.
What is your budget etc.


This, or to keep things easy, there's some good 5x7's made. Look at Hertz, and Boston Acoustics for example. You'll need to go to a real car audio shop, your strathfield, JB, autobahn, supercheap etc. will look at you funny if you ask them, they only carry regular crap.

I've got the Hertz HCX-570 running midbass duties (as part of a 4-way system) in my GT-P.

HCX-570
MD-500
HT-25
HT-20R

and a ML3000 sub.


The 570's are a full range, 2-way coaxial, and are pretty darn good by themselves, but I highly recommend getting a pair of the HT25 tweeters at least so you can better position the more directional sound (higher frequencies).
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datamine, this is more like what I want to fit, want to stick with 5x7's.

I have premo sound also, did you leave the factory A-pillar tweeters running? Was this as simple as plug the new speakers into the factory loom?

Have you changed sub? stuck with 8"? I'd like to run good midbass as I think the factory tweeters cover the highs well enough, but want more mid without fking with the EQ, as it gives too much bottom end combined with highs.. the middle sounds empty.

Is there a thread with more audio detail here?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:40 pm 
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locknut wrote:
data_mine wrote:
jrloz wrote:
So you post 2 threads the same?.... :?

The best thing to do is to buy spacers so you can fit 6" speakers in there. 6" Splits up the front anyways.
What is your budget etc.


This, or to keep things easy, there's some good 5x7's made. Look at Hertz, and Boston Acoustics for example. You'll need to go to a real car audio shop, your strathfield, JB, autobahn, supercheap etc. will look at you funny if you ask them, they only carry regular crap.

I've got the Hertz HCX-570 running midbass duties (as part of a 4-way system) in my GT-P.

HCX-570
MD-500
HT-25
HT-20R

and a ML3000 sub.


The 570's are a full range, 2-way coaxial, and are pretty darn good by themselves, but I highly recommend getting a pair of the HT25 tweeters at least so you can better position the more directional sound (higher frequencies).
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/car audio nut


datamine, this is more like what I want to fit, want to stick with 5x7's.

I have premo sound also, did you leave the factory A-pillar tweeters running? Was this as simple as plug the new speakers into the factory loom?

Have you changed sub? stuck with 8"? I'd like to run good midbass as I think the factory tweeters cover the highs well enough, but want more mid without fking with the EQ, as it gives too much bottom end combined with highs.. the middle sounds empty.

Is there a thread with more audio detail here?


I'm not using anything of the factory system (not even the wiring).

Aftermarket head unit:
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Custom A pillars:
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The photos are out of date as they don't show the ribbon tweeters, nor my new sub.

While there's some good generic info here, if you want to get into high end SQ, I recommend visting mobileelectronics.com.au they're all about car audio.

 

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 Post subject: Re: best 5 x 7 speakers bf xr6
Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:45 pm 
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Yeah just found it, it's replaced Team CAA by the looks of it. I hadn't been on there since 8 yrs ago.
Found your caa link from another audio thread, and am joining mea now.

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Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:08 pm 
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Yeah they had a name change a few years ago now.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:40 pm 
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The BEST 5 x 7 speakers made were JL AUDIO XR 570 CXI, JL AUDIO
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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:33 pm 
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Alpine do a 5x7. Can buy it though Alberts Car Stereo.

Data_Mine nice a pillars, did ya make them yourself?

 

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Little bit off topic, but has anyone used the pioneer 5x7

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Data_Mine nice a pillars, did ya make them yourself?


yes and no. the covering was professionally done so it's colour matched (to the other pillars) texture matched (to the dash), and I don't have a vacuform machine.

Make up some rings to hold the speaker(s),
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And fibreglass it to the A pillar.
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These pics are my first go, I wasn't happy with the final positioning of the speakers.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:08 pm 
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i'm running JL ZR570 5x7 splits, i'm pretty happy with them.
i really like the tweeters, mids maybe not so much, personal taste the pioneer 160Rs i've swapped into my previous cars are a bit punchier (might be a 5x7" vs 6" thing?) which suits me better, but thats a personal taste thing.
also for the power they aren't that loud, but that might be a weird thing with my setup.

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Jaycar monoblock powering RF slimline 12".

if i was to get more serious i'd turf the 360.1 and run a proper source unit like data_mine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: best 5 x 7 speakers bf xr6
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:29 pm 
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i went for Alpine 5-1/4" Type R Splits (came with a 5x7 brackets) in the front and by themselves in the front are a bit disappointing, i wish i just got some 5 x 7" coaxial 2-way speakers... even running them of a 4 channel jaycar response amp with 100wrms each channel they lack any bass/mid. iv still got standard rear speakers and a 12" JVC sub, im going to try upgrading and amping the rear speakers but i think the front will still sound empty.

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