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    Hey Mac, I'm new to this forum, but I have been reading it for a while now, and came upon some of ur threads which I have to say were very insightful! You seem to really know ur stuff, I was hoping that you could help me out a bit..Im in the process of creating a new audio set up in my car, and I've hit a few speed bumps on the way! I have just got all my equipment together and will be starting the install next saturday, but before I do I need to figure out a few basics, so here goes -

    1. The first issue i'm having is figuring out the placement of my front speakers (SR 6500). The two options I have are either to create a fiberglass enclosure in front of the door panel which will be about 0.2 cu.ft. max; I could create a 4"x4" port into the door panel if this enclosure space isnt enough - the big question is will this work well??? I cant mount the speaker directly into the door since it wont fit (the factory mid is way smaller!). The second option is to create a kick panel enclosure in fiberglass and aim it toward the centre of the front seats. My main worry here is what is the minimum size enclosure that these speakers need, since a kick panel will be rather small in volume. In one of the threads i read that the SR 6500 needs around 0.4 cu.ft. which I dont think will be possible to achieve in a kick panel without significantly reducing legroom. What is your experience with this issue and what do you think I should do? Another concern with the kick panels is that I want to place the tweets and the mids as close together as possible to avoid lobbing (I read about this in CA&E) but if I place the tweeters in the kicks then Im concerned about a low soundstage even if I direct them you can see i'm pretty confused as to which way to go. I guess if you can tell me what size enclosure works best for the 6500's it will help in a huge way as well as how you have tackled similar issues. (In one of your threads you mentioned that an IB works best, but in my case I dont have very much door panel enclosure if ported into the door with the 4"x4" port will total to about 0.4 cu.ft, but its technically two chambers of approx. 0.2 cu.ft. each).

    I would really appreciate your help in figuring out what I should do. You seem to know these speakers way better than most people, so i'm hoping that you can help me solve this. Thanks in advance... again, ur help will be much appreciated!!


    PS: can u tell me if I should stick to the 1.2cu.ft. size recommended for the SR124DVC sub enclosure or is 1.4 better for SQ? thanks
    also, this is the set up im working with -
    SR 6500 (front)
    SR 6500 (rear)
    SR 124 DVC
    Arc Audio SE 4200 (4 channel amp)
    Polk 1200.1 Mono
    Alpine PXE-H650 Processor
    Jamo spkr cables, Monster interconnects, e2 Amp wiring kit and cap
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    hey mac im tyler i asked you a question in my forum if you would please answer it and help me out id appreciate it your the man when it comes to sq
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MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
Chattanooga, TN
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MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

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