Upgrading my rear speakers *pics*
I'm upgrading my rear speakers to improve lowend extention. I decided to try a pair of Tangband 1138SM's. Unless you're into home diy speakers, Tangband is probably a name you've never heard. Anyway, it's a small 5 1/4" subwoofer. Its +/- 9.5mm of excursion will help compensate for it's lack of cone area. I'm not trying to make license plate rattling bass, just improve over the factory produced bass. My main concern with these speakers is that they are terribly inefficient. With the small factory enclosure, I wasn't able to port them either. Also, the rear deck enclosure has both drivers sharing the same volme! Why the hell do they have stereo speakers, sharing the same volume.
Another thing I did was put a 100uF cap on the front door speakers. Strong bass sometimes causes my inside door panels to resonate with some songs at even a medium volume. The capacitor does a decent job of attenuating some of the bass below 60hz. Although I wish I had an 80uF cap around. I would like to attenuation point to be a little higher.
Tomorrow I will probably make the adaptor rings to mate the new drivers to the deck enclosure. I'll use 1/4" MDF.
And damn it's hot outside