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I'm thinking of throwing some 8" midbass/woofers into my rear 6x9 slots. Has anyone tried this before? I would probably have to bottom mount them somehow though. This would probably be enough low-end for me so I could ditch my sub box to make room in the trunk. I am wondering if the low-end would blend in okay with my fronts.

Any suggestion? Thanks!
 

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I've done it before. Works ok, but expect that the rear deck and any grilles covering those holes may rattle quite a bit. There also is some cancellation through the backseat on lower frequencies.
 

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mitchyz250f said:
What is the best way (barrier) to stop the cancellation through the rear seats? I am curious (scared) because I am almost done mounting an Adire Tempest in the rear deck of my Passat.

bolt a big slab of wood to the rear of the back seats :)
 

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runmeshaw said:
I'm thinking of throwing some 8" midbass/woofers into my rear 6x9 slots. Has anyone tried this before?
I have as well. It's popular on my car audio forum; 3000gt's, because of the limited space.
The problem I had was the crossover point. I wanted to cross my mid-bass at around 260hz according to my drivers response (OZ Audio) but when I did my soundstage was pulled backwards - I used a 4th order. I ended up scraping the rear panel idea all together, as I found to keep the front stage where I wanted it, I had to cross the 8"s at 165hz, which limited my mid-bass usable bandwidth and caused lower limit pass-band distortion in my mid-range (4" OZ). So I guess it's up to your mid-range drivers, and what's noticeable to you in terms of soundstage according to the given x-over point/slope.
 
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