6.5 Comps With Low Mounting Depth


Bronze Member
Username: Thaansweri3

Post Number: 13
Registered: Nov-05
Hi, I have a 04 WRX...and the speaker mounting depth is really small and I was wondering what was the best set of comps. I could put in there.....my price is around $250...I dont really want any good bass from them (why get bass when u have subs right?).....I want it to be get really loud and be clear at the same time bacically just like everyone else...Thanks.

Gold Member
Username: Tjmutlow

Post Number: 2121
Registered: Sep-05
infinity kappas have shallow mounting depth

Silver Member
Username: Alteraudiousa


Post Number: 799
Registered: Jan-06
EF-61Neo's. Quite nice for a shallow mount speaker. PM me if interested.

Silver Member
Username: Alteraudiousa


Post Number: 800
Registered: Jan-06
EF-61Neo's. Quite nice for a shallow mount speaker. PM me if interested.

Silver Member
Username: Johammbass

Cork, Cork Ireland

Post Number: 206
Registered: May-06
DLS could prob fit

Gold Member
Username: Theelfkeeper

Stockbridge, GA USA

Post Number: 2264
Registered: Feb-05
look into adding a MDF ring to add some additional mounting depth. shave the door panel down a little if it hits the speaker. thats what i did. scroll down a little on this page to see what i'm talking about.


New member
Username: Mvw2

Post Number: 5
Registered: May-06
Another Subbie owner. I know where you're coming from. You can either build a baffle out of MDF yourself or grab a pre-built one from http://www.iaperformance.com/ Just grab the "thick" spacers. You can get up to 2.8" with the spacers, but I know people have squeezed in 3" deep sets if need be.

When I was in the market for speakers, I limited myself to 2.5" and under just for ease of placement. There are quite a few options from DLS, CDT, Focal, most everything from Boston Acoustics, Infinity, Morel(or Morel based: DLS Iridium, Phoenix Gold Ti Elites), Illusion Audio, and some more I can't think of.

I went with the PG Elites via Phoenix Gold Direct's store on Ebay. They seemed like the least of a compromise. They are discontinued but still available, at least woofer pair or woofer + xover, but no tweeters. Morel has a lively presence, highly detailed, and strong upper midrange presence. Midbass is quite subtle but clean down to 80-100Hz but only strong down to around 150Hz. At a mear 2.2", it's plenty easy to fit. Pricing is dirt cheap for a Morel speaker.

Shop around. There are actually quite a few options. However, some of the better speakers out there are quite deep, a good 3" deep. If you don't mind cutting through the door panel and actually mounting the speaker through or to the outside of the plastic panel, 3" is easy to fit, just need some 1" MDF. You can only run up to 3/4" or so under the plastic panel and still not have the woofer hit the panel when playing(using extention door pins).

I run an older Forester, so my door is a touch different, not a solid piece but rather with a removable plastic cover over the speaker, kind of neat but harder to work around for clearance.

Have fun shopping. Demo as much as you can to find the sound you like.
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