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Upgrading rear 5.25 coaxials

post #1 of 6
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I replaced my four interior speakers when the factory Infinity's died. I used JL coaxials, 6.5" in doors and 5.25" behind seats.(two seater-sport)
I recently tired of the muddy bass and upgraded both my head unit(with Kenwood KDC-MP345U) and my fronts with Alpine Type-R 17c's.
I am very pleased.
Now I am looking to replace my rear 5.25" coaxial speakers and I was wondering what other speakers should I consider? I very much dislike forward/revealing highs and very much appreciate tight bass.
TIA!

p.s. - A small 4ch amp may be in the cards in the near future, but not definite.
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Nice!
post #3 of 6
It's a two seater and if you don't like how the 5.25" sounds... then the best is to disconnect it. My sister had a similar setup. Speakers in the doors close to your feet and speakers in the rear deck. Small cabin. The rear speakers were about the same distance from your ears as the fronts, but most of the sound, particularly the upper-mid-range and highs was mostly coming from the back. After the rear speakers blew, we disconnected it. It took ahwile for her to get used to the new lower soundstage with de-emphasized upper-mids, but it ended up sounding more accurate. You might like it too.
post #4 of 6
^^^

as a strong proponent of "no rear fill", i'd agree with that....

yo eagles... howaya?
post #5 of 6
Rearfill done right can't be beat. it gives depth to the soundstage and really centers everything. I have used both the alpine h701 and the MS-8.

On that note, not knowing what the car is or if its a convertible, I would still put them in and adjust the fader until i was unable to localize them.

Some people aren't concerned about staging in a car. They just want good sound. Like in my old jeep. I had a sound bar. Right behind my head. As long as it got loud and clear I was happy.

If you have the room, I would research a small sub. In the 6-8" range. When you/if you get that amp power the front and bridge the rear to power your sub. That would allow you to better utilize the fronts by high passing them and giving a bit more solid kick in the lower frequencies.
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Originally Posted by razel View Post
The rear speakers were about the same distance from your ears as the fronts, but most of the sound, particularly the upper-mid-range and highs was mostly coming from the back.
The secret is; separate tweets.
Higher frequencies are quite directional. Speakers (with tweeters) in the door at the feet haven't a prayer of sounding anything CLOSE to reasonable.

Some of the higher end speaker units have separate tweeters so you can mount them somewhere more direct and up-front to the ear. The front roof pillars for example are a good place to mount tweets.... and try to aim them directly at you.

The only speakers I ever get now for the front are the ones with a separate tweeter mount ability.
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