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I'm looking into using car audio 6x9's as home audio for there incredible audio sound an ability to handle bass of cores i will have to pair them in series to match the 8 ohm out put of my home system I'm looking for advice on a affordable solution to do this with descent to excellent out put and sound for the price i will be using for movies and music will need to buy10 total the 2 main sets will be 6x9 for sure the rest I'm open to suggestions as far as size and model

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Nah, you don't want to do that. Here is a great
Starter system by a world renowned company...Paradigm.
Even includes a self powered sub.

http://www.tsto.com/Paradigm_Cinema_70_CT_5_1_Home_Theater_System_p/3572.htm
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It can certainly be done. You may want to consider proamp as some are able to drives down to 2 ohms, so you dont need to run in series. But certainly there are other and better alternatives.
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Nah, you don't want to do that.
+1. If this was a good idea you'd see boxes loaded with 6x9s on the shelves at BB and so forth. It's not a good idea, so you don't. The needs of auto sound and home sound are quite different.

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+1. If this was a good idea you'd see boxes loaded with 6x9s on the shelves at BB and so forth. It's not a good idea, so you don't. The needs of auto sound and home sound are quite different.

I think the needs are the same: quality sound in a confined space. The means to that end however may differ. I see 3 primary differences: electrical system, cabin, axis response. Beyond that...

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I think the needs are the same: quality sound in a confined space.
In an average car you have drivers mounted with no enclosure and the space is some 200 cubic feet. In an average room you have drivers mounted in enclosures and the space is some 2,000 cubic feet. The needs of the drivers to operate in those two totally different conditions are also totally different.

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I used boxed 6x9's for a semester in college in a 10x10 room and they were far from perfect but they did the trick for simple music but my 2.1 computer speakers were better
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In an average car you have drivers mounted with no enclosure and the space is some 200 cubic feet. In an average room you have drivers mounted in enclosures and the space is some 2,000 cubic feet. The needs of the drivers to operate in those two totally different conditions are also totally different.

I was only speaking about the needs of the listeners, not the systems that fulfill them.

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I was only speaking about the needs of the listeners, not the systems that fulfill them.
That doesn't address the OP's question.

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I'm looking into using car audio 6x9's as home audio for there incredible audio sound an ability to handle bass of cores i will have to pair them in series to match the 8 ohm out put of my home system I'm looking for advice on a affordable solution to do this with descent to excellent out put and sound for the price i will be using for movies and music will need to buy10 total the 2 main sets will be 6x9 for sure the rest I'm open to suggestions as far as size and model

Car audio is kinda like singing in the shower. You sound great until you sing in an open room. Even if you used separate car 6x9s, 5.25 mids and 1" tweeters you'ld need custom boxes and crossovers driving the cost above store bought HT speakers. There is a DIY section that has lots of good designs already figured out. Why risk your money on a thrown together rig?
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Trying to use coaxials or triaxials would cause all kind of problems in the home, especially if you put two together in the same enclosure. Using seperate woofer, tweeters, midranges might work but the crossovers were designed for the car interiors, not the livingroom. HT speakers in a car work 100 times better then car speakers in the home. Many of us, myself included, tried it long ago. It didn't work out very well then and it won't work out very well now.

I know it's not what you wanted to hear but there are much better drivers from Partsexpress.com, Madisound.com, etc. that were designed for HT. Look there instead. But even then, to get the best sound quality you need the proper sized enclosures and crossovers.
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I'm looking into using car audio 6x9's as home audio for there incredible audio sound an ability to handle bass of cores

I have no idea what that means (lol).

Regardless, I agree with everyone else. Get some home audio speakers for best sound smile.gif

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well i have used car audio in the home before and for music it worked excellent (if u do it right) was just the movie audio i was worried about but sounds like some of y'all have tried and didn't work so well thanks for the input

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as far as the question about 6x9's handling bass i wasn't referring to sub level. if u doubt there abilities put them in an in-closer i have done it many times for music it is excellent if u use a decent pair

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