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post 12th February 2012 19:07
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right peeps....

helped my mate find a car the other week as he wrote his off ohmy.gif

anyway he got one and it had 6' x 9's (sony) in the parcel shelf.... and f**k me they sound awesome!! its like having a sub in the boot but its not taking any space up biggrin.gif

but i dont want em in the parcel shelf (to chavy) whistle.gif

but the question is where can i put them? unsure.gif

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post 12th February 2012 19:17
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You can get 'acoustic stealth parcel shelves' like in the link....

http://www.106owners.co.uk/forums/showthre...th-6x9-speakers
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post 12th February 2012 19:26
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i looked on the website where he got it from and they dont do any for alfa's sad.gif


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post 12th February 2012 19:28
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If you cut the holes in your shelf, secure the 6x9's from underneath and re-carpet the top of the shelf they will be invisible yet just as good smile.gif

Every car i've ever fitted 6x9's to bar my mate Golf (which we made a custom shelf for) was done in this way smile.gif


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post 12th February 2012 19:35
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make sure you use an amp to power the speakers, otherwise it wont really sound that much better.


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post 12th February 2012 19:37
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QUOTE(Hybrd @ 12th February 2012 19:28) *
If you cut the holes in your shelf, secure the 6x9's from underneath and re-carpet the top of the shelf they will be invisible yet just as good smile.gif

Every car i've ever fitted 6x9's to bar my mate Golf (which we made a custom shelf for) was done in this way smile.gif



wont the shelf be to flimsy for the speakers Adam? will it ruin the bass?

also hmmm interesting my shelf does look abit tatty maybe re covering it will look good coolio.gif


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Possibly, If im honest i've never seen a 146 parcel shelf of felt what its made of...................

Another idea is to make one, piece of MDF cut to shape the go with the above mounting and trimming idea smile.gif


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post 12th February 2012 19:48
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really nath? im sure thos i heard dont have an amp

ive been looking into that also Adam

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nah you can wire your 6x9's into your stereo and if you have a decent one it will sound ok.. but if its quality and depth of sound you want an amp is the way forward, it makes the world of difference
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QUOTE(Macca @ 12th February 2012 19:52) *
nah you can wire your 6x9's into your stereo and if you have a decent one it will sound ok.. but if its quality and depth of sound you want an amp is the way forward, it makes the world of difference


+1

Buy the best 6x9's you can afford and match the power rating well, under powering a speaker will have just as bad an effect as over powering it smile.gif


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post 12th February 2012 20:15
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ok guys il get my thinking cap on laugh.gif



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post 12th February 2012 20:32
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QUOTE(Hybrd @ 12th February 2012 19:55) *
+1

Buy the best 6x9's you can afford and match the power rating well, under powering a speaker will have just as bad an effect as over powering it smile.gif


+1.. what he said!

Plus I hate admitting this always but Naan beat us to the ounch and he was right first.. eugh
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post 12th February 2012 20:33
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laugh.gif

what about THESE?

you can buy the boxes on there own also


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look on ebay, there will be someone selling 6x9s with the appropriate amp for cheap enough I would of thought lol


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QUOTE(NaanBread @ 12th February 2012 20:40) *
look on ebay, there will be someone selling 6x9s with the appropriate amp for cheap enough I would of thought lol


Roger dodger.. its suprising how much good ICE ends up on fleabay for peanuts.. have a mooch!
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post 12th February 2012 23:10
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well i can only browse atm laugh.gif


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Like this you mean.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kenwood-6x9s-Cro...=item3371b5f58d
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post 13th February 2012 11:21
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If you're looking to make a parcel shelf why not fit a pair of 8" coax units?

Come Spring, I'll be fitting a 10" sub (Hertz Mille Free-Air) and my Audison SRx3 as I don't like having detail coming from the rear, thus sub only and the rear speakers will be disconnected. Doesn't sound right to me and I've always been seriously unimpressed with 6x9s.

Pioneer's headunits w/Direct Sub Drive is a great feature as well, allowing you to hook up a single 2Ohm speaker to one of the rear channels (NOT both!) and 70WRMS peak isn't bad at all. A set of 8" 4Ohm speakers wired in parallel would bring plenty of bass, though a good amp and 8" sub would be even better. coolio.gif


I'm not trying to be rude, but...
When going through the trouble of running cables for an amp and making a new shelf, I see little point in not fitting a dedicated sub. A good 3/4/5ch amp can easily be set up to feed the original speakers and a sub with little extra effort. Most 8" subs wheigh about the same as a pair of massive-magnet-6x9-bragging-speakers anyway, so should removing the shelf and speaker be necessary it's no more of a hassle. A stealth shelf is still possible and all one needs to do is countersink the speaker a bit more.

If power cable size is an issue, there is absolutely no harm in wiring the speakers in series to raise impedance and drop current draw. Even at 8Ohms allround any decent amp will play plenty loud while the lesser current draw will be easier on both amp, speakers, battery... and you'll only need to run one pair of cables from the rear to the front.

Unless building a competition car, both 1 and 2Ohm setups seem more like bragging points than anything else. IMHO, that is. blush.gif
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post 13th February 2012 11:59
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well to answer that i dont want a sub in the boot biggrin.gif laugh.gif


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I was talking to a mate last week about Vibe "Slim" Active subs, its a 10" sub that you can put under a seat??? worth a look maybe?


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