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I am flip flopping between getting horns and ribbons. (lcy 130) My question is about mounting location. Do you need to mount the driver as far away as you can in the car or can they be installed near where the door comes together with the dash. Kinda by your knees.

I m just trying all of my options before I buy. I swear, if I keep re-designing my system, I will never have a finished system.

Justin
 

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I have another ? to add to this thread. Can a ribbon sound better mounted up on the dash on axis as opposed to the kicks? Reason I ask is because I need the space down there because I have big feet and a clutch pedal :shock: , and it's already cramped down there.
 

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since im doing a 3-way setup, i want to mount my ribbons above my mids. this will place them right under the dash (normally where you would mount horns). i really dont see a problem with this - actually i see it as a benifit because theyll be higher off the floor from peoples feet.

as for on top of the dash, i really didnt think it would be a problem but after blowing onto the ribbon element, it has left that idea as the last thing i want to do (because when the windows open.....maybe...)

but if you put speaker grill cloth over the ribbons then it might be just enough to break any harsh gust....
 

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but after blowing onto the ribbon element, it has left that idea as the last thing i want to do (because when the windows open.....maybe...)
i concurr x10!! Besides the wind factor, what if you get into an accident? Unless this is very sercurely bolted on the dash or some metal frame, it'l lbe a flying leathal object. It's pretty darn heavy. Not to mention it also may be a obstructing your vision a bit.

After reading the diy ribbon element repair, ( not worrying about harming the element.) i wondered just how durable the ribbon actually was.... it wasn't very durable to say the least to direct wind pressure. A fart could've ripped it. :lol:


and vinh, wait'll u see what i got planned for the lex... just finished building the custom dash kit and it looks SWTTTTTT!! lol
 

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Why did you have to suggest that it wouldn't be a problem? Now I have to put some more money aside to buy the ribbons. Damn...

The LCY 130's look like they are well built. I wasn't worried about putting them on the floor because of them being damaged by foot traffic, I just don't have the real estate for them. I have a good sized dash so I figured they would fit perfectly right in the corners where you would mount horns.

I have heard alot about how the ribbons sound as far as the dynamics and the tonal qualities, how are they for staging?
 

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Why did you have to suggest that it wouldn't be a problem? Now I have to put some more money aside to buy the ribbons. Damn...

The LCY 130's look like they are well built. I wasn't worried about putting them on the floor because of them being damaged by foot traffic, I just don't have the real estate for them. I have a good sized dash so I figured they would fit perfectly right in the corners where you would mount horns.

I have heard alot about how the ribbons sound as far as the dynamics and the tonal qualities, how are they for staging?
Excellent for staging. I notice much wider, more focused staging (at least in the home). In a car, you're always limited by your install.
 
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