Just competed at my 2nd Sound Quality show in Oswego last Saturday. Placed 1st again! Brought my score up from 86 to 91 (out of 100). I just need to make a few minor changes and upgrade my factory ground then I will easily be mid 90's.
Well here's the pics from Friday's work! I removed the amp rack and sub enclosure.. then all the trunk carpet pieces. Sound deadened the trunk lid, then wrapped the wheel wells, and laid strips on the long panels/rear deck/spare tire well. Also installed a couple cooling fans for my amp rack.
35 I was a freshman in high school in Albuquerque NM at the time and just got my permit... car audio was HUGE back then! I fact at that time I cant remember any of my friends not having a system in their car. I just really like that you can win with old gear, your amps are probably older than some people on here
Tang Band W6-1721 6-1/2" Underhung Midbass Driver - Description
The W6-1721 6" midbass features a long throw, underhung 1-1/2" voice coil driven by a massive 50 oz. ferrite magnet. A shorting ring on the polepiece is responsible for the speaker's extremely low levels of second and third order harmonic distortion. This impressive motor is coupled to an optimized paper cone with rubber surround, supported by a cast aluminum frame. The driver's naturally high and smooth upper frequency rolloff facilitates simplified crossover designs. Specifications: Power handling: 50 watts RMS/100 watts max *VCdia: 1-1/2" *Impedance: 4 ohms *Re: 3.4 ohms *Frequency range: 40-5,000 Hz *Fs: 40 Hz *SPL: 88 dB 1W/1m *Vas: 1.04 cu. ft. *Qms: 3.58 *Qes: .49 *Qts: .43 *Xmax: 8 mm *Dimensions: Overall diameter 6.95", Cutout diameter 5.8", Depth 4.3".
Going to install them in a couple weeks. For now here's some eye candy:
Yea, I wanted to be sure I did NOT say it 'couldn't be done'
Just from some estimated measurements the motor structure should fit in the same hole as my 5.25" subs, and I just need to make a wider/larger baffle cutout for the midbasses to secure to. Only concern is depth and hitting the metal lip behind the plastic baffle.
I've been following your posts for awhile now. I admire your persistency, ambition and deviation from the norm for better sound. I have a Scion XA and want to either mount either the NEO8's in the A pillar like yours or mount them horizontally on the dash. Can they be mounted horizontally? I ask this because I remember a company at CES show back in 97 who made planar's for car audio. They were mounted horizontally under the dash much like horns. Do the NEO 8's lack upper frequency response? Is that why you ran NEO3's?
Well the neo8's (PDR version) have a wide horizontal dispersion, but a fairly narrow verticle. Just a nature of the planar. So as long as you can use the windshield to help widen the stage somehow u'll be set. Might be tricky.
I went with the neo3's cause when demo'ing the neo8's in a friends car I found the highs a bit harsh. I kinda attriuted this to the large size of the planar. Turns out it was prbly just reflections. I haven't went back to confirm or deny this logic yet. Actually would be an interesting experiment. Might try it when I swap amps for the tube driver.