Tutorial# Mounting midbass in door testing tips

9 years 8 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #1 by zion187reigneth
1. OK so you have decided on your mid-bass driver you want to use.
2. You are also wondering what angle should i mount them to get the best sound?

Here's some example of testing angles before you finalize the Custom look of your door.

This method is proven and simple and anyone with a Electric plane/Jigsaw/gap-filler/screws/bolts/tools can do this and win some SQ comps

Heres a Picture to help you

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1.Cut out MDF speaker spacers or buy them.
2. Add 2 rings together, add MDF bits for support ,screw and glue.
3. Add Cloth tape and gap-filler to strengthen and seal.
4. Use some intuition and workout where you will mount it to your door panel and also the speaker screw holes so you don't have to screw into one of the support screws on the angled spacer.These spacers can be made with a lot of angle or not much at all.

Here's what you do~
Pull your door trim off if possible to test(note ~make sure your door is still sealed from the speakers back-wave coming into the cabin.This will skew your test.)
Keep adding these angled spacer/s onto your Door mount position and angling your speakers until you get the desired effect.If you do what i did you will make a fairly decent angled spacer first and attach that to your door.Then make lesser angled spacers and keep adding them till you get the angles right.
This way you only have to attach one spacer to the door and can concentrate on getting good mounting strength
The desired effect will depend on what Freq range you are using in your woofer as well.
Test results~
You know you have given them to much angle when your driver side speaker takes over the sound stage .In that case you have come to a good understanding, as you now know what angle is excess for your install.You have 2 ways you can angle the speaker , UP and towards the seats.
Finding out what is "too much angle" is extremely useful in finding the Ultimate Speaker position.Your insight will be more in-tune with what you are looking for when you know that you have angled them to much.

See you at the Comps!

Mounting must be secure so you dont add resonance to your test angles.This is the fastest and easiest way to develop a winning SQ car.
Please note that these are designed for quick build and test use.

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9 years 8 months ago #2 by Tezzating
That diagrams awesome :P

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9 years 7 months ago #3 by zion187reigneth
For a pre angled spacer with some nice look i think they are great and cheap .
Although they are preset to a certain angle.

These small angled spacers are for testing and when u find your angle you make your own custom pods.
In most cases angling your 6.5" midbass woofer is always benificial.
9 years 7 months ago #4 by Tezzating
Being a lazy sorta guy I like to use these ;) get light colours and you can dye the vinyl to match the dash.

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #5 by zion187reigneth
Dont forget that the testing of speaker angles yields the best results in Sound Quality .
With the simple design of the test spacers you can knock up 3 or 4 sets very quickly all with small angle differences.
7 years 7 months ago #6 by zion187reigneth
Just a bump for 1000 veiws.GO hard decibelcar :beer:
7 years 7 months ago #7 by Tezzating
lol nice, congrats man

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