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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2003, 08:38 PM
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I will be getting my RM in the next week or so< Finally sold my car> and I will be putting some new speakers (pioneer) in it with an aftermarket cd player(prolly a pioneer also). On my caprice i used bass blockers for the front 4x6s to keep the deck from destroying them (it was a aiwa cd player with 180 watts max 18 or something rms)... Now i believe the front speakers are 6 3/4 for the RM.. Should i put bass blockers on those too, or should they be fine?? Or should i put a medium frequency bass blocker on them just to be safe?

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Matt
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 08:00 PM
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6 3/4" Do you mean an oversized 6 1/2" (6.5S)? Never seen any speakers sized as 6 3/4" (they might measure slightly larger than 6.5", but this is considered oversized...weird, i know lol).

Don't turn the bass up too much on your cd player and you should be fine...otherwise your speakers will probably go [img]graemlins/.gif[/img] These size speakers are not intended for higher output of bass frequencies.

if you want more low-end output than they can provide buy an amp and a sub. I'd try playing them without the bass blocker first and see how they do...it's not hard to go back and add them if you can take the door panel off yourself.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 10:31 PM
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Yeah they're tecnically called oversized 6.5s.. I usually dont turn the bass up too much.. On my old aiwa cd player in the caprice i had it like 3 out of 7 and the treble 4 out of 7.. Still with bass blockers the cd player eventually distorted some of the sound of the 4x6's. I'm assuming since they are a bigger diameter speaker they can handle more Rms and shouldnt be a problem, but I might just add a set like you said after I listen to what they sound like..

Where is the best place to put the bass blockers,, closet to the cd player or closest to the speaker? Ive been told player.

How hard are those door panels to take off? On my 89 caprice you had to take the screws out of the arm rest and then pop those plastic holders off that went into the actual door. Same type of procedure or different??

I plan on upgrading my speakers as money comes and seeing how I will have some but not a lot of money to spend, I will probably just go with Pioneer speakers. I'm also thinking of (actually im bidding on one right now) a Pioneer DEH-P3500 for the RM.. Thanks for your help. You have been very informative..

Matt
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 01:10 AM
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bass blockers are a waste imho. the 6.5's will definitely be able to handle bass. pretty much anything aftermarket is able to handle the power of a deck.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 12:44 PM
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I'd agree w/ sal. FYI It doesn't matter where you install the bass blockers if you do go that route.

Later,

Aaron
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 01:14 PM
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Ohh okay.. The 4x6s that the deck distorted were pioneers. But then again they are fairly small and since i like to listen to loud music i could see how it distorted them. I will end up prolly not installing bass blockers on the oversized 6.5 just so i can get a full range of sound out of them.. Ive gotta another question if anyone knows. Since i have concert 2 or whatever its called in the RM i have a pair of seperate tweeters up front. Does anyone have any idea where those hook up to? Im assuming the tape deck is a single din plug in which would allow to hook the front and backs up but what about the tweeters.. Thanks

Matt
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