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Old 03-23-2006, 02:07 AM
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This weekend I am replacing my 6 x 9's that were mounted in the hullsides at the helm position with JL subs and componet 6.5's. I am planning on putting the sub in the place of the 6 x9 hole and the componet tweeter and midrange below it. I still have not finalized what will look and sound the best :

all in line up and down? - from top to bottom -sub-tweeter-mid?
The tweeter nestled between the mid and sub as in the pic below? (left is bow)

Remember the sub has got to be on top....
Old 03-23-2006, 05:16 AM
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Dont know. I would tend to say midrange driver on top, sub on bottom, tweeter in between like you have in the diagram on whichever side is closest to helm.

Is the space that the speakers are going in sealed or free air. If sealed are you concerned about airpace interference between the sub and midrange drivers?
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remember sub has to be on top...to cover the 6 x 9 hole - now what?

sub is free air....and space behind bulkhead is perfect about 4 cu feet...
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Hmmmm......I guess I should have read closer. I think your planned set up is fine. I think I would probably surface mount the tweeter instead of flush mount it. Should sound good. You're probably going to need mucho power for those two 10's. Is your Clarion amp 2 ohm stable?
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You want to keep the subwoofer close to the floor of the boat to get the most output possible. You loose the loading effect when you have the subwoofer up high. Mids are also more directional and should be mounted closer to the ear. What I would do is get creative or take it to a good audio installation shop. Make a plate out of wood that will house the subwoofer low, the mid range above, and the tweeter aimed at your ear level. This plate can be a creative shape and then painted to match. Be sure to fiberglass the wood, or build it out of fiberglass completely and not worry about it. The 6.5" should line up with the 6x9 hole and your plate could incorporate an enclosure for the 6.5" speaker that fits into the existing 6x9 hole. This will keep the low freq. subwoofer waves from pushing the 6.5" cone causing distortion. If you would like some help, please let me know and maybe I can draw something to describe. (its too late right now) GOOD LUCK. (don't cut a big hole in the boat that high PLEASE)

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