Scion xB Component Setup... Sound Imaging Question - PICTURES


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Username: Tragedy

San Jose, CA

Post Number: 2
Registered: Feb-05
Ok heres my dilema.. i am not to familar with all the technical aspects of sound imaging. I am looking at investing in a good pair of component speakers (either 2way or 3way) for the front sound stage.

My first question before i can even choose a brand of components would be... How to setup?

The door has an oversized mounting area where a 7" or 8" component woofer could easily fit. There is really no other room for mounting a mid-range.
( Picture #1)

The kick-panel i want to avoid mounting a mid-range there becuase of space issues. ( Picture #2)

The only way i see a 3-way system working is if i mounted a mid-range speaker in the dash and mounted the tweeter in the A-Pillar next to it. Would that work... door woofer, dash mid-range and a-pillar tweeter? I guess the tweeter could also be mounted in the upper part of the door or kick panel as well.. what do you guys think?( Picture #3)
( Picture #4)

If this would be a bad sound stage with any of those options i have no problem going with 2-way. If thats the case what tweeter location?

I dont want to invest in high end components then get laughed at for just throwing the speakers into wherever they fit. I need your help and suggestions...

Thank you.

Gold Member
Username: James1115

Wilton, Ct

Post Number: 1118
Registered: Dec-04
are you sure about those speaker size's. Crutchfield says they are 5 1/4. I have never been in one of those before so I am not much help. sorry man.

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Username: Tragedy

San Jose, CA

Post Number: 14
Registered: Feb-05
the rear is 5 1/4 and fronts were 6 1/2 and the dash is 3 1/2.. the front have mounting holes that were oversized and the factory speakers had adaters on them.. so the opening is plenty large to fit an oversized 7" or 8". Or i could always do some grinding =)
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