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My car has door buildouts for two 6.5" in each door. I was going to install a set of CXS62 and ID OEM's to fill the door buildouts.


I'm thinking of recovering the doors, selling the OEM's and just install the CXS62 in the kick panes.

What should I do.....keep the door buildout with the dual 6.5's or run just one 6.5" each side? The CXS62 would get 100w per side.

Looking for opinions......

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A cool setup might be 2 6.5's in the door build out with one crossed lower at like 400hz and the other playing up to the tweeter crossover to beef up the midbass output.
 

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A cool setup might be 2 6.5's in the door build out with one crossed lower at like 400hz and the other playing up to the tweeter crossover to beef up the midbass output.
The OEM's do not come with a xover (can I cross them from the amp?). Also the OEM's only get 75w.

What frequency should I cross the CXS at if I run the OEM's at 400hz?

I know the strength of the CXS is the midbass area and the OEM's "kick like a mule". Not sure if 75w is enough power for the OEM's.
 

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Are each pair of 6.5" openings sharing airspace or are they separate chambers?

If they're sharing and you plan to keep it that way, I'd cross 2 identical 6.5s over the same in each door.

There are some acoustical reasons not to have 2 different sources for the same frequency near/away from each other, but I think the downfalls of crossing them differently in a shared airspace outweigh them.

Are you more concerned with tonality, or imaging?
 

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Are each pair of 6.5" openings sharing airspace or are they separate chambers?

If they're sharing and you plan to keep it that way, I'd cross 2 identical 6.5s over the same in each door.

There are some acoustical reasons not to have 2 different sources for the same frequency near/away from each other, but I think the downfalls of crossing them differently in a shared airspace outweigh them.

Are you more concerned with tonality, or imaging?
Both 6.5's would be free air in the door (the door has been Dynamated).

I'm more concerned with tonality. Just looking for a good sounding system.

I'm not against making kick buildouts and leaving the door stock and selling the OEM's if that makes sense.

Just wondering if 5 speakers (set of comps and one sub) is enough.....
 
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