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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:53 pm 
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My Sq system is almost finished. I have experimented with different speaker locations and speaker systems and have finally found a system that works well when my wife and I are both in the car. Kick panel mountings was first tried but thats no good when the missus gets in with her handbag so that was no good. I then tried the factory locations with my long time favourite Kef splits but the bias was too strong to the drivers side, I then tried a set of Kef uniq's in the factory door locations and that worked tremedously well but they don't have the midbass that I yearn for so I had to put in my Canton rs 3.28's. This is a 3 way set with 1's, 5's and 10's running passive. So using the factory locations for the mids, the tweeters in the sails and the midbass in the lower half of the door it all works well.
The door trims can be returned to original with no marks at all and with the sound damping required for the 10's the door even sounds more solid even when you close it.
I have some more testing to do with the 15's getting them to work properly through the rear seat, I may have to remove some of the metal from the seat back yet. What have others done regarding this???
ANy way I should get the sails done in the next week or so and I will post some pics if they turn out ok.
I would be interested in others comments if they can suggest some improvements before it is finished.
Thats it for the moment, Outlawxr6...

 

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:06 pm 
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looks good mate..

jsut a question, is it not at all bad to have subs pushed flush againt seats? doesnt damage them in anyway? i need a boot install that gives me more room back ;)

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:13 pm 
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The subs just touch the carpet on the rear of the seat. It isn't ideal so I will be moving it all back about 10mm just to give it a little bit of clearance.
Cheers, Outlawxr6....

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:22 pm 
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Outlaw,I have a system in my car,probably nothing like yours, but please inform me of the meaning of SQ,and what are sails?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:53 pm 
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Hi, Sq means sound quality as opposed to Spl which is sound pressure level or sound quantity.
Sails are the name for the panel that sits in the forward corner of the front window. In the El there is a plastic panel that sits in this location and is certainly big enough to mount a tweeter on axis to give the best possible sound from this location.
Hope this helps you some....

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:33 pm 
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Thanks Outlaw,I am more knowledgeable,about sound systems in cars.Cheers.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:47 pm 
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We should learn something everyday, as they say in the classics!!!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:59 pm 
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WOW how many sets of speakers have you got?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:02 pm 
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Looks like an awesome setup outlawxr6.
Out of interest, if you plan on moving the subs, you should try facing them the other way, towards the boot.
I have my (admittedly s**t :P) sony 12" facing rearwards, with the phase reversed.
This works well in my situation (LPG tank in boot)

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:31 pm 
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looks good there mate =D i have my 10" sub where u have ur 2 15s and doesnt seem to hit the back of the seat. mainly becos i use the exisitng holes to hold the MDF and speakers in place and that is about 5 to 10 cm away from the seats. u might want to give that a try.

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:05 am 
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phongus wrote:
looks good there mate =D i have my 10" sub where u have ur 2 15s and doesnt seem to hit the back of the seat. mainly becos i use the exisitng holes to hold the MDF and speakers in place and that is about 5 to 10 cm away from the seats. u might want to give that a try.

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:32 am 
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thanks =D i just want something with more bass....like ur 15s =D urs is going along well. it might be a bit harder for u to push ur subs back since u have 2 15s. good luck with it and once its in full form im sure it'll be a great SQ system

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so there is no issue havin the subs so close to the seats? thought it would have a detrimental effect not having as much air volume to push?

then again i know jack about car audio ;)

might have to go remake my sub box and cut it down from its ~3.5c/f ported state :)

 

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so there is no issue havin the subs so close to the seats? thought it would have a detrimental effect not having as much air volume to push?

then again i know jack about car audio ;)

might have to go remake my sub box and cut it down from its ~3.5c/f ported state :)


i think non ported sub boxes may have a problem with the subs facing the back seat. but in my case there isnt a problem since my sub is a Free-Air sub so im using my boot as my box saving a whole lotta space. but if u have a ported sub box i think it wont cause any trouble facing the subs behind the seats. correct me if im wrong anyone......

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:04 pm 
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EFfalconsrule, I only have 1 set of 3 way splits which is 6 drivers plu the 2 15's
Steady ED, as my 15's are running free air that would be a little difficult requiring a lot of fabrication but may be worth looking at.
I have a little bit more exprimentation to do yet regarding the subs but the fronts are pretty well nailed now just need to make up the permanant mounts for the tweeters and trim them......

 

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