What would you recommend for a 2006 Corvette?

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  1. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    My C6 has a 7-speaker Blose system. There are two low profile 10" woofers in the doors with 3 1/2" midranges (uplevel) directly above them. Behind the driver and passanger, there are two 5 1/4" midranges.

    1. I would like to replace the subwoofers in the doors with something a tad beefier. What's a good low-profile 10" or perhaps an 8" that would hit hard and do not require too much mounting depth?

    2. What should I do in terms of speakers? I would like components up front and no rear-fill but that would be impossible due to the small factory locations. Is it possible to put components in the rear and somehow position/tune them so that the sound sounds as if they are coming from upfront as opposed to behind my ears?

    3. Or would I be better off just getting some coaxials in the front and rear midrange positions?

    4. Adding subs in the trunk is not an option. I would like to keep as much trunk space as possible.

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  2. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    for the front in terms of a 3 way i would consider the

    Dynaudio System 360
    DLS Iridium 8.3
    Or piece together a rainbow system perhaps.

    Get some quality amping like Arc amps or US amps or even some Brax/Helix/DLS amps and you'll be set for a nice system

    then for the rear a pair of 5 1/4 midbass woofers or just leave it empty
    there's a plethora of quality 5 1/4 midbass woofers
     
  3. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    Any suggestions on 5 1/4 midbass woofers?
     
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    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    ooo the dynaudio 3 way set would be tits... have eyou seen JLs stealth box for a c6?? looks really nice.
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    there's too many to name here's some that would work

    Dynaudio MW150 woofers would blend well if you got a dynaudio setup up front, or would work with anything else. Can't really think of much else...
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    These also look impressive for the price

    http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=4473534.27459&pid=1038
    (8ohm so you'd want an amp that does 200x2 @ 4ohm)
    and cheap too! great xmax and quality seas stuff

    http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=4473534.27459&pid=1044
    or that one a bit less power and paper cone from seas, would want around a [email protected] amp for it)
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    Alright did some quick thinking i think you should do

    front:

    dynaudio system 360
    rears dynaudio Mw150 midwoofers
    Arc Audio 2500XXK for the front 3 way system
    Arc Audio 2100XXK for the midwoofers

    now that would be 'tits' as an above poster said. This will set you back a lot of money..... I can come up with something much more budget oriented but you got a C6 vette i'm sure you got a bit of money for a true quality stereo
     
  8. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    I've been reading about midbass woofers, and from my understanding, it's a bad idea to have them in the rear? :dunno:

    As for the system, Id love to splurge and such a system, but this might be a little too much :o. I was hoping to keep the amps and speakers to be around the 12-1500 range. If you have a cheaper system SQ setup, I'd love to see em. :o
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    1200-1500 alright let's head for the 1500 range then.

    CBR stereo has the system 360 in stock for $809 i am pretty darn sure they are an authorized internet dealer, maybe the only one

    Or possible the DLS Iridium 8.3 set would be cheaper, I'll have to talk to my dealer friend about that.

    ~~~i don't see the problem with midbass woofers in the rear. They don't move the soundstage back because there are no high frequencies passing through them. Of course they aren't essential though so we can just do the front comp set.


    then as far as amping goes we could just go for 1 nice amp

    The Arc Audio 1500XXK is $649 and that's [email protected]
    you could get it for $200 less on ebay from indoaudio with warranty but they are kinda sketchy with their products but if you want to save the $200...

    so would come to somewhere in the 1200-1500 range however you see it
     
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    Diamond D6 3way component system in the doors (you'll have to have a custom plate built to hold the speakers). one D6 ten in the trunk well (if it's still set up like the C5's were) and one hell of a four channel amp. Front channels on the comps and bridge the amps rear channels for the sub. something like a D6600.4 would make that car sing. and the whole system might set you back $3500-4000 for everything (new head unit, install and all)
     
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    Midbass frequencies are pretty directional. More so than freq. above 15khz.


    :cool:
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    yeah but the soundstage is not affected by this :big grin:
     
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    You're gonna hear midbass coming from the back, so the staging will be moved, instead of sitting in front of you.

    Think of it as a home audio 5.1 system where there are speakers in back of you. If they start playing any signal that's within the directional frequency, you're going to hear it from the back of you.

    :big grin:
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    i totally understand what ur saying but we folks who choose to run rear fill only run midbass so we won't mess up the soundstage. It may affect it a little bit but the midbass performance gained offsets any small movement of the stage :hsd:
     

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