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Hello,

Do any of you guys or gals know if the 4" drivers from this Focal system, Focal 165V3 will fit in the MKIV door without having to remove the enclosure that's for the stock speakers? I'm concerned about the magnets, they look kind of large in the pictures I've seen of the Focals. I'm pretty sure the stock speaker magnets are about the size of a peanut ;)

TIA,

Melvin

[ February 15, 2001: Message edited by: Melvin ]
 

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Melvin,
It won't be possible to simply drop the 4" Focal mid from the 165V3's into the stock Supra door enclosure. However, if you cut it a bit and use a bit of fiberglass you will be able to make it happen. We've done it with larger speakers than that Focal driver you will be using.

I would also like to make a suggestion if I may....

I assume that you are going to put the midbass driver in the kick panels right?

I feel that for imaging sake it will be much better to have the 6 in the door and the 4" and tweeter in the kickpanel.

Midrange and Upper frequency notes are more directional in nature than midbass. Plus, you will be able to build a larger more effective enclosure for the midbass in the door than you will be able to construct in the kick panels.

Just a suggestion of course...

Tom Kenyon
Custom Sounds
San Antonio, Texas
210-340-4000
 
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i had a heap of troubles with the install in my Supra aswell....

Hi Tom..have you ever installed a frontstage like the way i did below:

i ended up building an mdf baffle and reverse mounting the 5 1/4 mid on the actual door trim, making it look stock, adding bog and sanding it back round, around the speaker, to acomodate the 6" hole in the door trim,with black vinyl around it to get the "stock" look"...tweets are in the kicks
dos'nt sound too bad..considering the midis are actually angling downwards with the angle of the door trim..midbass response is better than i thought it would be
 
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I'm open to all suggestions.

Thanks for the info and suggestions.

Melvin

Originally posted by Thomas Kenyon:
Melvin,

I would also like to make a suggestion if I may....

I assume that you are going to put the midbass driver in the kick panels right?

I feel that for imaging sake it will be much better to have the 6 in the door and the 4" and tweeter in the kickpanel.

Midrange and Upper frequency notes are more directional in nature than midbass. Plus, you will be able to build a larger more effective enclosure for the midbass in the door than you will be able to construct in the kick panels.

Just a suggestion of course...

Tom Kenyon
Custom Sounds
San Antonio, Texas
210-340-4000
 
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