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I LOVE IT

i have two oval pioneer car speakers and they are amazing, and a cheap subwoofer that sounds great

all connected to a big sony control system thing

any tips on what i should do?
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i have two pairs of Polk MMC6500's laying around but i am WAY to lazy to make them into computer speakers
    
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I'm going to be very soon as well! I'm planning on building a new desk that has enclosures for 6x9s and 12" subs built in.

Just make sure you install a crossover so that the bass doesn't go to the 6x9s and the treble doesn't go to the sub.
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I'm going to be very soon as well! I'm planning on building a new desk that has enclosures for 6x9s and 12" subs built in.

Just make sure you install a crossover so that the bass doesn't go to the 6x9s and the treble doesn't go to the sub.
a 12" sub in a desk is WAY to much think more like 8" or MAYBE 10"
    
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Lol @ 12" in a desk!

That would be amazing xD!
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i've done it before but the clarity of studio monitors and car speakers are like night and day
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Actually Car speakers are the same thing as studio monitor speakers. Lets take Polk Audio as an example. I have some polk towers at home, and my x-girlfriend decided to blow up one of the speakers. I pulled the driver out of the box, and it just so happened that our store stocked the same model speaker, since the 2 7in speakers are 4ohm in series it was no problem to replace them with the car drivers. Usually a home speaker has a resistance of 8ohms, while car is 4ohms. Now if you build your own home towers you will need to have 2 sets of components in series, and you will have to build a new crossover network due to the resistance change. The big difference in the polk speakers was the home towers were in a 1in thick mdf box, and the tweeters were recessed so they would time align to the the voice coil of the mid driver. You would run into problems with a coax, because the tweeter crossover is mounted to the back of the tweeter, but the tweeter wires are most likely behind the sticker of the rear magnet. Some co's. have bi amp inputs on coax with external crossovers, and I use JBL Power series coax's in my own towers with custom crossovers when I am not using my mains.

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i've done it before but the clarity of studio monitors and car speakers are like night and day
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Lol @ 12" in a desk!

That would be amazing xD!
Your mouse would be moving.

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just to give you an idea of my background see pic below, this is my desk when I work at night.

Is that an Ipod you have wired into that mixer unit lol?
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post #9 of 12
how are you powering them....?

are you using a car Amp....if not then you should be
car speakers run @ 4ohms most domestic audio equipment runs @ 8ohms

the sound quality will be reduced if connected to a surround sound kit or HI-FI system....

but good car speakers provide a decent sound...
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post #10 of 12
Again, if you get 2 sets of car audio speakers and wire them in series per enclosure you will get 8ohms, you will just have to build a new x-over to get the proper cut freq. Or you can just find an old 1970'ish pioneer solid state amp, they will handle 4ohm loads + they are cheap.


And yes that is an i-pod pluged in to the board, all music is riped at a minimum of 320kbps and sounds great with 8kw of power.
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