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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Another spaeker question. 68 rs

Im getting finished up on my speaker stereo install. So far I have a custom autosound headunit, 4x6's in kickpanels, and 6x9's with amp in rear package tray. Can I fit speakers in the rear panel under quarter window? If so what size. 68RS hardtop. Thanks

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 06, 08:32 AM
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Re: Another spaeker question. 68 rs

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Im getting finished up on my speaker stereo install. So far I have a custom autosound headunit, 4x6's in kickpanels, and 6x9's with amp in rear package tray. Can I fit speakers in the rear panel under quarter window? If so what size. 68RS hardtop. Thanks
Do you really need more mid and high range output ?. I really doubt adding a third set of speakers to the radio without an amplifier would do a whole, whole lot and might cause the radio to go into protection. I've done plenty of systems with the size speakers you have and have not used the power of the radio but wired in either a 2 or 4 channel amplififer and gotten plenty of volume.
If you are wanting some bottom end (bass) then you need to either get the 6x9's sealed up the best they can be or add an amplififer and sub. You don't have to go crazy with sub sizes either. A small 8" and amp can do a lot to add to what you have already. Subs and tyheir enclosures do not have to always be mounted in the trunk. You might be able to do a custom enclosure in your side panels like myself and others have done. I'm working on a 74 Nova hatchback and the plan is to custom make some fiberglass enclosures for a pair of either 8" or 10" under the rear floor to where they are not visible but I will have some bottom end in my system.
If you are out shopping for speakers you need to look at the two dimensions of the speaker. Some 6.5" speakers may only be 2" deep while others may be 3". Some 6x9's may be a shallow mount or fairly beefy and have a lot of depth to them. Some manufacturer's might call a speaker a 6" but the speaker grill is 7" in diameter while others may refer to that same "size" speaker as a 6" speaker with a 6" diameter grill but the cone is smaller than the other one which moves less air.
Even if you can cut out a hole in a panel or surface you have to see what your working depth is and then see what could possibly fit. I've mocked up plenty of systems by taking a grill and laying it on a panel only to find out it wouldn't work due to obstructions behind the panel. Some I could add spacer rings to make them work but you also have to look at the cosmetic aspect.

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Re: Another spaeker question. 68 rs

I have vert which is even harder to put speakers in but I was able to manage (barely) putting a couple 4" speakers in the armrests in the back seat. I had to make a spacer though because the magnets can ground themselves out. i also insulated them in case they get bumped into the well. Here is a pic.



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