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Making kick panels for the first time

 

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Username: Deadrabit

Marionville, MO

Post Number: 2560
Registered: Jun-07
hey boys! so i have a pair of cdt audio M6 midbass speakers. and i figured ill have some time over christmas break to build some kickpanels...
i am going to have room to make the panels in the doors and even make them ported. so they will be setting kinda high. almost to the door handles.
i found this
http://www.cdtaudio.com/pdf/HD-M6.pdf

now... it just seems really weird to tune midbass speakers to 40Hz...
so if this is right what would u suggest when i am pointing the port?
i am guessing i will point the tweets and 6.5s at my head. so the left side and right sides will look a little different.

i know alot of u guys are sq guys... thanks for the help!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Makinblak

Monroe/Monticello, La/Ar

Post Number: 65
Registered: Oct-10
Kickpanels are by your toes under the dash, not in the door.
 

Gold Member
Username: Deadrabit

Marionville, MO

Post Number: 2561
Registered: Jun-07
thank u for that wonderful advice!!!!

.. ill call them door panels then.....
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 14177
Registered: Dec-03
generally you don't port midbass drivers at all.
what made you think you needed to do this?
Midbass should have a flat, smooth response, and most midbass drivers (NOT subs) are designed as a sealed driver, or to be put in a sealed small volume enclosure, or to be used in an IB setting with no enclosure at all, such as in a door panel.

Unless the TS specs specifically show the driver is best suited to only a ported box by the EBP of the driver, or the directions for that speaker said to use it ported, don't do it.
 

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Username: Deadrabit

Marionville, MO

Post Number: 2562
Registered: Jun-07
yay glasswolf replied! i was hoping u would say something about this

the reason i thought ported is just because it has specs for it on the site and i have room to make it ported.

glasswolf... would you suggest moving this 6.5s higher on the door , lower on the door, or make kickpanels for them?
and i am guessing have everything facing the drivers head?

thanks
 

Silver Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 156
Registered: Nov-10
you got any pics ?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 14182
Registered: Dec-03
http://www.glasswolf.net/papers/index.html

under "speakers" see the imaging, soundstage, and SQ links.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15756
Registered: Jun-04
make sure you put up build pics
 

Gold Member
Username: Deadrabit

Marionville, MO

Post Number: 2563
Registered: Jun-07
it wont be anything amazing.... i am not an SQ freak... and don't have the time to make anything crazy.
but ill post some pix if u guys want. i hope it at least looks nice
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15760
Registered: Jun-04
cool
 

Silver Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 161
Registered: Nov-10
basic can be nice as well...not everyone is a master at fiberglassing...and sometimes simple ideas can be overlooked by others ...so seeing pics might help someone that feels intimidated by something they feel might be over their head....
 

Bronze Member
Username: Jaymoung

Michigan

Post Number: 71
Registered: Dec-09
dont know much about door panel pods and kick panel pod but i know where ever you place that driver make sure its sound wave will be getting block by a seat or etc will effect the sound

my brother is tall and when he gets in my car his leg blocks my factory speaker pod and it cuts the volume of that speaker in half until he moves his leg up or back

i mean but this is common sense so id expect you to know this
 

Silver Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 171
Registered: Nov-10
I've noticed the same thing in vehicles
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15787
Registered: Jun-04
wheres the pics
 

Gold Member
Username: Ducka

Shelby Twp., MI United States

Post Number: 1550
Registered: Jan-08
I'm also thinking about doing some glassed kick pannels.
Could someone give me a list of the materials/ tools i should have before I start? Any tips or tricks? I was just going to go off the info in this link. http://www.carstereo.com/help/Articles.cfm?id=63
 

Gold Member
Username: Deadrabit

Marionville, MO

Post Number: 2564
Registered: Jun-07
i wont start until finals are over. so i should get on it dec 17th... but i have to get my wisdom teeth cut out... hope that wont slow me down to much.

i did read glass wolfs site and read about facing the speakers something like 5 inches in front and 1.5 inches down from the place on the glass that your ear is...
i am not sure if i understood that right!
 

Silver Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 195
Registered: Nov-10
q logic makes the best kick panels they have them to fit most anything...if not they make a universal model that will....
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15849
Registered: Jun-04
now thats good advise to do it the easiest way
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