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Re: Stuffing 10\" subs in factory 5x7 speaker holes?
I've only listened to them once or twice since I stuck them in. Trouble is my old 2 channel Denon amp is only good to power a pair of my front midrange speakers and a pair of my front tweeters at once, the CD head unit running my other pair of rear mounted tweeters. The two 10" woofers in the back will have to wait until my new 4 channel arrives in a week or two. I just received word from Etronics that it was shipped today.
I did disconnect the mid range and front tweeters and hook up the 10s for a few trips and they were pretty loud, and fairly clear to me, though I wasn't sitting in the back. At one point when they were really pumping I thought I heard a rattle, maybe it was the ashtrays, as when I pulled over to check they were both blown or shook to open position. Maybe I'll glue them shut once and for all.
Admittedly they're aimed at each other so maybe they're not in the optimum placement, but so far they sound great to this "stuck in the 70s, nearly deaf audiophile". The 15 year old denon amp claims 80 watts per channel and made them pump, but the new amp will really drive them and will be able to run all eight speakers with ease and I'll be able to maintain front/rear fade capabilities. Not sure how or if I'll run the 10s as mono yet. The way I've got it set up the 10s won't be harmed in 4 ohm stereo, according to my speaker salesman (whose warantee-ing them).
If you decide to put your 10s there better measure the magnets as they may be too big to pass through the 5X7 holes, mine just made it with plenty of spacing from the 2X12 and 3/4" plywood. If I ever have that much of the interior out again I think I'll put some of that sound deadning stuff on the outside steel .
I'll let you know how they kick with the other 6 speakers as soon as the new amp gets here.