DIY car audio

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  1. AlexKunec

    AlexKunec Stunt Coordinator

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    has anyone used DIY speaker drivers in car audio applications?? I was thinking about getting some pheonix gold speakers for my car but i thought it would be a better idea to get some peerless or focal drivers instead.

    I know this is a little off topic but can someone refer me to a place where this is the topic??


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  2. Andrew S

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    I don't have your answer, but I'd be interested as well... so hopefully someone replies.
    Andrew
     
  3. Cam S

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    I wouldn't call Phoenix Gold speakers DIY speakers, as they are fairly mainstream compared to the Adire speakers, or some other models. Peerless or Focal will be much more expensive than going with speakers from Adire, PG, Eclipse, AVI (a very good brand from Canada), or other similiar products.
     
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    The big boys have been using raw diy drivers for years. Dynaudio raw driver used to be very popular to use until they stopped selling them to diyer's[​IMG] Just about all the big raw driver companies focal, vifa, scanspeak..etc are still used. Check out www.elitecaraudio.com It has been awhile since I have been on that forum, but they used to have a few guys going that route in there systems. Hope this helped.
     
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    Peerless HD's are getting popular on elite and so are the Vifa xt tweets. There is some one right now on elite selling 2 Seas Lotus Reference 4 inch mids. There prototypes
    straight frome the factory. Most people that use stuff loke Peerless and Vifa go active. duel Peerless HD mids per door with 300 watts a side sounds good.[​IMG]
     
  6. Jeffrey Noel

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    Alex, over on the PE Tech Talk board, I read that a guy fell in love with a pair of McIntosh components but they were over $1000. After he looked on PEs site, it turns out that these Vifa tweeters, part # 264-590, are the same, or appear to be the same as the ones in the $1000 component sets. Now that's a bargain.

    Here's a link to those tweeters:
    Vifa Tweeters

    I have a pair of Peerless 5 1/4s in my doors and they sound great for only $9 each. I really need to build my own kick panels because they were definitely not made to be put in the door. They tend to bottom on rather heavy bass notes.
     
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    Im interested in Creating a 2- way passive design utilizing a passive 12db/octave crossover with morel tweets and pearless mids.

    Is there anyone that Is good with crossover design willing to give me a hand????


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    Same here Rich. I have no clue as to how to create a good crossover. I'm looking about building a component set with the Vifa tweeter I listed above and 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" midbass driver. Haven't determined that yet.

    I'm also learing how to create my own kick panels, which should be "fun". [​IMG]
     

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