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Old 05-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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center speaker question

Hi folks I was wondering has anyone tried to place a 4" speaker where the 3.5" speaker goes in the center console. If so, was the fit good enough as to where the plastic cover fits as before or was it modded in any way ?
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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As the stock amp doesnt have a center channel (they cheated and just mixed the left and right channels) most people just unplug it.
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That's what I did also... Unplug and forget it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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I have a custom set up folks. i am running the top of the line kenwood navi . i have plenty of power. I upgraded the 6.5 door speakers, now the weak link is the center speaker. trust me when I tell u. With out it the car sounds far less better now that I upgraded and have the power. The center speaker makes a major sound quality difference. So I would like a little more pep. I can get the top of the inifinity reference speaker...for about 30 more watts and much better imaging or get even a bit more with a 4". So in my case I need this advice. thank you for your replies. i should of mentioned this earlier.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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Hi folks I was wondering has anyone tried to place a 4" speaker where the 3.5" speaker goes in the center console. If so, was the fit good enough as to where the plastic cover fits as before or was it modded in any way ?
The other guys are correct, you will likely be best of just detaching the speaker in the center. Since there is only .30" of mounting height to work with, you won't likely find a speaker to fit under the factory grille without issues.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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ahhh i settle for a very good quality infinity kappa 3.5 inch with adjustable tweeter.....rms is double the stock...trust when i say the car sounds a lot better with it, when running a custom set up ...just my .02 Thank u all
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #7
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If you already know what it is you want then why come on here asking ? I'd probably say 80% of camaro owners that are audiophiles totally unhook or remove the center speaker. If the door speakers and tweeters are setup correctly there is no need for a center speaker beacause 9 out of 10 its totally outpowered by the doors. There is no way a 4" speaker will outperform a 6.5" and tweeter on any given day.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #9
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If you already know what it is you want then why come on here asking ? I'd probably say 80% of camaro owners that are audiophiles totally unhook or remove the center speaker. If the door speakers and tweeters are setup correctly there is no need for a center speaker beacause 9 out of 10 its totally outpowered by the doors. There is no way a 4" speaker will outperform a 6.5" and tweeter on any given day.

Hey Pipe since u obviously didn't read my original question I will explain it to you. My request was to get an answer to whether a 4" speaker would fit without issue in the original 3.5 speaker area. In other words, I rather not experiment if some one did it. Since the area is very hard access i wanted to see if any one tried this yet. As for your very silly comment that a 6.5 will out perform a 4..ummm yeah thanks for telling me...just like a 427 out performs a 376...(and along those line do simple math with an "after market set up..aka more watts is always louder then less. So 2 X 6.5" + 3.5" equals more then just 2 6.5" any day) just like my 2 X 12' MTX 9500 out perform almost every thing i heard yet ..ding bat. Your insight is so rewarding. And since you want to tell me what 9 outta 10 people do. 9 ouuta 10 people on here and off, cant beat my twins turbo set up or my sound system set up. Guess u got piped..lol Next time just answer the question, and stop ranting about things we all know about ...smh

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Old 05-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
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actually, for a nice set up the center can be reused and with proper processing can be a nice improvement. Crutchfield is not giving you a full answer really...a midrange would be all that is needed up there. You don't need a coax in there. So height is of non-issue. The real problem is a proper driver for the center that isn't very expensive. For most 'driver' set ups just ditching the center is fine if you are just doing factory replacements in the doors and sails.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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actually, for a nice set up the center can be reused and with proper processing can be a nice improvement. Crutchfield is not giving you a full answer really...a midrange would be all that is needed up there. You don't need a coax in there. So height is of non-issue. The real problem is a proper driver for the center that isn't very expensive. For most 'driver' set ups just ditching the center is fine if you are just doing factory replacements in the doors and sails.

Thanks...i agree crutchfeild didnt address my concern...I dont want to get rid of my center speaker. i want to upgrade it. Money isnt a concern here. I already made my mind up. Going with a top of the line 3.5 coax. thanks for the good intentions grocerygetter....but I havent done factory setups ever. i need 2000 watts or more to feel at home Just like 426 hp lasted me about a month before i decide to up that
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