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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:01 pm    Post subject: 5x7 speakers?? Reply with quote
Has anyone heard of putting these in instead of the 5.25s? Mine were stolen and I thought bout putting in 5x7s. Is it at all possible??
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It would probably be possible. But I wouldn't recommend it. 5x7 and their counterpart 6x8 speakers are specialty sizes. Typically only for Fords and Mazdas.

You can however easily go to 6.5 inch speakers. Which hatches are designed to use anyway. Usually hatches only came with a 5.25 driver when it was either a low line model or had factory seperates.

When putting in 6.5's, you may have to trim the back out of the factory mounting pod, or use an aftermarket spacer depending on speaker depth and magnet size. I've currently got Alpine 6.5 inch Type S speakers in the front of my CRX and that required me to remove the entire back of the pod due to the size and depth of the magnet. The Pioneer 3 way 6.5's I had before that didn't require any trimming at all to fit though.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
you get better bass out of a round speaker instead of a oval speaker anyways. go with a good pair of 6 1/2's.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, Ill try that. These are for the rear of my 93 Si hatch.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
ya, i also had to cut the whole back off of the pod when i installed my 6.5 clarions in the doors, no biggie, exacto knife did the trick Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
the OEM rear mounts fit a 5.25" perfectly, but you can get a 6.5" in there with a little work.

generally speaking the larger the speaker the lower the frequencies (at higher volumes) it will support.

Oval speakers are designed to get the most out of a smaller space. But due to cone design it will always flex more than a round speaker.

Conical rigidity/weight and magnet to coil proporationality is what makes a speaker create more accurate and clearer sound. And magnet/voice coil size are what act as a heat sync for power handeling.
So again generally speaking you want the largest speaker with the largest magnet you can fit for maximum sound quality.

Of course the balance (magnet/coil/cone_size/cone_weight) is the most important. So audition as many as you can before choosing.

IMO components are the best, two ways are a step down, a single cone with no tweeter is yet another step down, and three/four ways suck.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
im all about the components, but for the rear, unless you wanna cut a hole in your side panels, i would go co-axile there not THAT much worse that components, still a good choice, thats what im getting Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
for the money (in the rear) co-axals would be fine.

but components are better, even when you have to mount the tweeter under the rear panel. It sounds great that way in my hatch. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have 6.5" Rockford Fosgate component systems up front with spacers and 6.5" Rockford Fosgate coaxials in the rear. So a bigger speaker does work and gives you alittle more bang to your tunes. Like stated above, some speakers will need some fabrication to work but I got lucky with my setup and everything fit very nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can you take a pic of how your rear speakers are done? I want the same setup you have. Id like to see how you did it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here you go....




The speaker is actually mounted on the back of the honda oem bracket



It is close to the rear quarter panel sheet metal but it does not touch



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Do you still have the metal plate that bolts on to that bar goin up and down? It looks like you have the speaker mounted to the black plastic piece.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
When I purchased my oem rear speaker bracket kit, I did not get the items that are circled in red:



Therefore, I had no idea that I was missing some parts. So yes, the speaker is mounted to the back of the plastic piece with 3 nuts/bolts and then the plastic piece is mounted to the plastic rear panels with 4 nuts/bolts. I did not drill any other holes then the ones that were already there from the factory.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ya, i dont have those plates either, oh well, i'll do without i guess Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Cool thanx. I have the metal peices, but mine arent black. I guess I will just get the 6.5s and figure out how to get them in there.
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