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Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:24 am

8" Woofers

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/index. ... =1&sort=4a

8" Full Range

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/index. ... =1&sort=4a

-Towels
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Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:28 am

I've heard these are the way to go... except for a 3-way component setup properly crossed over...



http://www.earthquakesound.com/sws.htm
* SWS-8 300 Max
* 2 1/8" mounting depth
* Over 1.5" long throw excursion
* 1.5" aluminum VC (4-ohm)
* MSRP: $173.00

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Kicker SSMB8

Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:58 pm

I just checked with the ebay seller that I had purchased these from. Last month they had two new pairs for sale. I bought one of the two. Looks like they are out. I would keep checking on ebay.

It was not the mounting depth the was the problem, it was the diameter of the rear of the speaker that caused some minor interference with the plastic housing and door panel.

Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:16 pm

WarTowels wrote:http://www.lanzar.com/itempage.asp?MODEL=VX830

^These are interesting.

Specs:

SPECS
# Standard 8'' Size Fits OEM Locations
# Poly-Mica Coated Woofer Cone
# 1.5'' High Temperature Voice Coil
# Neodymium Dome Tweeter
# Film Cone Midrange
# Power Handling: 200 Watts RMS/400 Watts Max
# Impedance: 4 Ohms
# Frequency Response: 37-22kHz
# Rubber Boot Magnet Cover
# Mounting Depth: 3.35''
# Includes Grills, Wires and Installation Hardware

$28.00 + shipping at amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007L ... -1&seller=

I don't know much about Lanzar, but these seem like they would been cool if powered by a small amp. I don't think it would be a great idea to power them through a deck since they have 200watt's rms.

I for one don't really want to put 8" subwoofers in my doors, I would prefer a real 8" mid bass driver or these, which are the 3 ways.

The only other "real" mid bass driver I can find for reasonable prices are from Pyle, but I don't know them either.

Thoughts anyone?

-Towels


A month and a half later... :P I'm going to ask why it wouldn't be a good idea to power these speakers through a deck?

Speakers don't "pull" power, if that's what you're getting at.

Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:27 pm

Kicker SSMB 8's available thru Amazon.com at DiscountJungle for $127.

Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:41 pm

concealer404 wrote:A month and a half later... :P I'm going to ask why it wouldn't be a good idea to power these speakers through a deck?

Speakers don't "pull" power, if that's what you're getting at.


In order for a speak to sound its best it needs to have power. Those speakers have a fairly high RMS and I would assume the sensitivity is low, so if you where to power them off the deck it wont sound very good. The deck doesn't push enough power to make those sound good.

Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:42 pm

RedCelicaTRD wrote:
concealer404 wrote:A month and a half later... :P I'm going to ask why it wouldn't be a good idea to power these speakers through a deck?

Speakers don't "pull" power, if that's what you're getting at.


In order for a speak to sound its best it needs to have power. Those speakers have a fairly high RMS and I would assume the sensitivity is low, so if you where to power them off the deck it wont sound very good. The deck doesn't push enough power to make those sound good.


The deck doesn't push enough power to make ANYTHING sound good....

I was just asking why he thought it wasn't a great idea. It's not going to hurt anything, is what i was trying to get at.

Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:23 pm

concealer404 wrote:
The deck doesn't push enough power to make ANYTHING sound good....

I was just asking why he thought it wasn't a great idea. It's not going to hurt anything, is what i was trying to get at.


I don't think it's not a great idea, because it isn't a great idea.

A) As Wayne stated, it will sound far less that optimum.

B) If you overpower an amp in an attempt to provide more power, it can damage the speakers.

So... not really sure what your getting at.

-Towels

Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:22 am

WarTowels wrote:
concealer404 wrote:
The deck doesn't push enough power to make ANYTHING sound good....

I was just asking why he thought it wasn't a great idea. It's not going to hurt anything, is what i was trying to get at.


I don't think it's not a great idea, because it isn't a great idea.

A) As Wayne stated, it will sound far less that optimum.

B) If you overpower an amp in an attempt to provide more power, it can damage the speakers.

So... not really sure what your getting at.

-Towels


All i was getting at was making sure that the common misconception that speakers "pull" power wasn't present. It's been prevalent across all the boards that i frequent lately.

But yes, i agree with both points, but neither are the end of the world if you exercise some common sense and caution and don't constantly play your music at levels that produce distortion.

As alluded to, nothing sounds good just running off a deck. :P

Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:40 pm

Get good thing no one mentioned anything, anywhere, about pulling. :D

Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:45 pm

Just tried to mount a set of kickers in my friends trac yesterday...
TOTAL HEADACHE! :doh:
were going to have to grind the doors down to make room for the speakers even after cutting the plastic up and resoldering the connectors to longer wires.

I can post some pictures if anyone is interested...

Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:24 pm

They don't pull power, but they do have a power rating. if you put speakers that are higher rated than the amp, and then crank up the gains to try and make em loud, not only can you blow the amp, but the distortion from the gains being cranked up will make them sound like shit.

spend $50 and get a used basic 4 channel speaker amp.

Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:57 am

athousandleaves wrote:I can post some pictures if anyone is interested...


Definatly

Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:24 am

YerRandO wrote:
athousandleaves wrote:I can post some pictures if anyone is interested...


Definatly


Also post up which model Kickers they are so we have a reference.

Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:16 pm

Kicker SSMB8's
I'll post pictures later tonight from home.

Has anyone else had to grind the door down to fit these in? Or am I installing them all wrong? :shrug:
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