Mid-bass instead of sub?


New member
Username: Tikiman7

Grand Cayman

Post Number: 6
Registered: Apr-04
Looking for cheap simple upgrade. Currently have a Sony Mobile ES head, JBL GTO 4" fronts, Kenwood 6.5" rears. Current setup doesn't have enough power. Don't want subs. Kenwood's are mounted in sealed pods behind the wheelwells. How about replacing the Kenwood's with these http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/show...tnumber=267-152 and powering all speakers with a small-medium 4-channel amp?

Bronze Member
Username: Mattl

Bolingbrook, Illinois USA

Post Number: 43
Registered: Jun-04
You probably just have a power problem and the amp will do the trick.

Personally, I'd say get a good amp, see how it works, and if you still want more then look at new speakers.


Silver Member
Username: Jonathan_f


Post Number: 561
Registered: May-04
If you're expecting a midbass to perform a sub's job, it won't work. A midbass typically starts where the sub leaves off at (if in a 3 way component set, for example purposes) It is in no way capable of producing the deep bass a subwoofer can accurately. Truthfully if you want more *mid*bass, get a 6.5" component set and cut the doors to fit them. Those 4" JBL's aren't gonna cut it. Adire Audio Koda component sets have excellent midbass and everything above it. The midbass itself has nearly 6mm one way x-max, a lot for a 6.5" driver. Plus, you'll get better sound quality on top of more midbass. An amp is also a priority, the first priority if you don't upgrade to components, and if you do get components, they should be purchased together.
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