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...front 3-way stage that is. :)

I just purchased a 2004 VW R32 which I had intentions of installing a full active 3-way front stage. However, upon analyzing the door setups I do not think I can accomplish this. Hopefully you will be able to see the picture and maybe solve this puzzle.

http://pictures.sprintpcs.com/share...Xz2Y7QdQ&shareName=MMS&messageState=RETRIEVED

I cannot glass the A pillers because they have integral airbags inside them.
I cannot attach additional drivers next to the stock speaker location on the door because of two lower electrical controls on the drivers side.
I do not believe I can use HLCD's under the dash. I do not think I have the leg room.

I want to avoid kick panels at all possible for two reasons: (1) The driver's side dead pedal is massive and leaves little room. (2) I have kick panels in my other VW Golf with a tweet and 5.25" and am sick and tired of the soundstage level at my waist and poor midbass response.

The only solution I can think of is cutting into my $850 each door panels to mount a tweet, use the existing stock A-piller triangle location for some Aura 2" mids, and the stock door location for a 6.5". Any other thoughts, brainstorms, or solutions is greatly appreciated!
 

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newtitan said:
yeah thats a hard door to mod as it looks like its one piece
The dealership told me it was one piece. :(

newtitan said:
2) if not why not just get a [email protected]@ 2 way and mount the tweet up high in the triangle

your car is small enough inside from the ear HT to the door panel that that should raise the stage enough
That is my last resort.

newtitan said:
3) or what about a coaxial mounted mid/tweeter setup


if you can angle the door panel (glass work needed) up towards your ear level you should have a nice stage also

wont defeat the pathlength difference issues
Never thought of that.

newtitan said:
or look into the dls 8.3 (or 6.3) or the dyn audio x360 sets
that all have dome midranges


or go the DIY route and try the LPG dome mids npdang is blowing out really cheap
I do not think I have the room for a mid in the door, yes, even a 3" mid.

newtitan said:
here are some pics of various dorrs Ihave been collecting for ideas for my car

I have a ton more if you need more ideas :)
Yes! Yes! I would very much like to see those other door ideas. Shoot me an email: lftseat 'at' hotmail 'dot' com.

My tweet of choice is a Hiquphon OWII. However, there is no way I'll fit one of those in my car. I really wanted to somehow keep the tweet and mid pretty close together up high. The mid-bass can be anywhere.
 
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