| Originally posted by NoCal328i@Mar 20 2005, 12:00 AM |
I've been looking at speaker options, but I kind of want to stick with the stock HU if possible.* I also have the HK 10 speaker system.* Now half of the front speakers are blown and I haven't even really been pushing the system.
I'm thinking of going with MB Quartz components in front and 6x9s in the rear.* Are there any problems with just hooking the new speakers up and adding an amp or are there any special things I need to do?
Thanks for any input.
Here are the speakers I'm considering:
You may have a difficult time installing 6x9" in the rear of your car, since it calls for 4". You will have to modify the rear deck to get those in there. If you can enlarge it to a 6" hole and "bottom mount" them, thats all you really need. Looking through the hole, if you can see about 60-70% of the overall speaker, you will get the full output, any less and the speaker cant breathe, much like a restricted exhaust. As far a the MB Quarts go (I know I'll probably get some responses over this), they are a little harsh for my taste. The titanium tweeters they use are not pleasant to listen to after an extended period of time (listening fatigue). If you havent puschased them yet, check out this comparison:
6x9s: (if you want to tackle them): http://www.crutchfield.com/S-qGJlSxEd0Vs/c...269=on&x=21&y=6
Its a bigger tweeter, and the material is a textile (soft dome). This will give you more than enough sound and I can listen to mine loud for long periods of time without my ears hurting.
You can notice this partially in the frequency response as the MB's play up to 32K, the human ear cant hear above 20K, so those are unnecessary frequencies. Some women have been recorded as to being able to hear 25K, but guys are limited, and really no music is up in that range anyways.
The cymbals that are used in most music play around 8-12K. The titanium in the MBs are REALLY accented in that range, which is why they have a 0-6db cut on for the tweeters and the Infinity's dont. If you use the cut in the MBs, all of those frequencies go through a ceramic resistor, which works good for heat, not for audio.
The Infifntys are 5db more sensitive, which means in the same car, same amp, everthing else indentical, the Infinitys are louder, much louder.
3 year waranty, the "plus one" feature, cheaper, thinner, the tweeters swivel, many things are better about the Infinitys, but now that you can compare the two on paper, go and listen to the both of them in a store if you can. Listen to the same song (bring in you own cd), same headunit, and REALLY listen to the differences. Shut out everthing around, and listen. Oh yeah, then go back to Crutchfield and make your purchase :P