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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:56 am 
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What's the best location for a pair of good speakers in a two door Dodge Challenger or Ford Mustang? Are there better alternatives to the rear deck? From first principles I would think that you would want speakers to point toward the front of the car as opposed to either the ceiling or sideways and across.

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I use rear speakers as fill only...i set my mids and tweets up in the front.the mids are low in the door,slightly tilted up to my ears..tweets are in the door as well only higher than the mids and set to ear hight...your best sound in a car i beleive is front staging with your rears used as a fill...


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Best location is in front of you, at equal distance from each ear, mounted at ear level.
As this is close to impossible the bets trade off is in the kick panels.
As this requires custom fabrication, the stock door locations is the next best.

The rear shelf is the second worse place to put your speakers (outside the car is the worst place.)


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Some people are building fibreglass enclosures moulded into the foot wells (kick panels?), just above the driver's/passenger's feet. This is better than door placement, and allows the speakers to face the listeners directly for best dispersion/balance/separation. I've never heard this arrangement, but it strikes me as being the best one, at least in the mids/treble. Bass is still best coming from the trunk.

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Kickpanels are indeed the best location. Otherwise, put a component set in the doors, don't put anything in the back, other than woofers connected to an amp and crossed over for bass only duty.
More and more companies are making woofers to sit in the back of a lot of 2 door cars, with the intentiono f using the trunk space as enclosure volume. It works quite well too.


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I don't know why you mention the Mustang and Challenger. If you are debating which one to buy, the Challenger may have a factory middle front speaker to help with the front soundstage. My 300C does and the Challenger is basically the same car.

I find that the vast majority of the sound comes from the front speakers. The rears add some umph to the sound only.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:01 am 
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I think the OP was using these 2 doors as an example.......


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