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Old 8th October 2007, 15:13   #1
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Need your help ! I have Philips Deck (Cd/ Cassette payer ) at home, it has 100w / 8 ohm speakers, Speakers are mint condition ( speakers has plastic box), As no-body was finding time listen it became remain unused for 2.5 years, Now its cd-player stop working. As player doesn’t support mp3 player, we have decided to get new Deck, Now speaker of earlier Deck will be un-used, can I use these speaker in my car? Do I need to add amplifier in my car ? I have Kenwood Head unit which I recently bought!

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Hi!

Yes, you can use the speakers if they are still working fine. I assume these are home audio box speakers. You may have some trouble mounting them in your car.
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Yes, you can use the speakers if they are still working fine. I assume these are home audio box speakers. You may have some trouble mounting them in your car.
yes you can use them. expect to sound a bit bass shy and a tad soft since they are 8 ohms and most car amps are expecting a 4 ohm speaker.
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Sam,Navin,

Thx for your reply ..

Sam >> Any idea how shd i fix the box.

Navin >> Could not understand much ,, what ever you wrote,, can you explain in simple language ? will sound quality will be good ?? do i need to buy Amplifier ??

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you would not be needing an amplifier to power them. the sound is very subjective, loud for me may not be loud for you. It should be OK for you to actually power them and see for yourself if you like the sound (you can attach them with no problems).
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no your HU wil drive these speakers but they wont be very loud becuae the HU was designed to drive speaker that have a lower impedance.

if you are installing the speaker with the box (I thought you are going to remove the speakers from the box and install them) you should be better off. only i have no idea how you are going to mount the box.
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Here's a pic of a fellow bhpians speaker setup:

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gosh! when did LBM upgrade?
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Mount the rear speakers (with boxes) facing up - pretty much as if they were mounted like car speakers. You could even leave the speaker boxess on the floor of the boot (I assume your car is a hatchback), facing up, without actually bolting them to the floor. Do take care to remove the hat rack, if there is one.

The very good positive side of your method (of using home speaker boxes in your car), is that they work the same way even when the hatch is open in your car - very good for parking lot parties.

Impedance wise, the car HUs do not deliver as much power into a higher impedance home speakers. Hence, the comments like "shallow bass", "not loud enough" etc.

Try the Kenwood HU. If you need more bass/punch/loudness, you could always go for an amp.

PS: From what I know of speakers, mounting them as shown in picture above (from iraghava) may not be the best way, particularly in a hatchback on the move. Of course, they are good if you are going to use your car in a parking lot party!!!
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if i places my speaker like iraghava shown or facing up without bolting then i guess they will dance up and down when i will go from pathholes

plz suggest better way !

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Here's a pic of a fellow bhpians speaker setup:

for a while there I thought you were gonna post pics of Vivek's CCTB.

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LBM did not upgrade!

He downgraded from the set up shown in Rags's pic to the current DLS-STEG-152.7db one. :-)
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LBM did not upgrade!
He downgraded from the set up shown in Rags's pic to the current DLS-STEG-152.7db one. :-)
On the ENT doctor's recommendation, one might add, answering his better half's prayers for eternal longevity for him!
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if i places my speaker like iraghava shown or facing up without bolting then i guess they will dance up and down when i will go from pathholes. plz suggest better way !
There is a post by @blueraven where there are photos of ovals mounted near the quarter glass. See if your speaker boxes can be similarly mounted in the quarter glass area using L-brackets.
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On the ENT doctor's recommendation, one might add, answering his better half's prayers for eternal longevity for him!
There is a post by @blueraven where there are photos of ovals mounted near the quarter glass. See if your speaker boxes can be similarly mounted in the quarter glass area using L-brackets.
Thx for your email ! as per your advice searched the thread but could not got ! it will be great of you can forward the link
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Thx for your email ! as per your advice searched the thread but could not got ! it will be great of you can forward the link
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...ll-wagonr.html
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LBM did not upgrade!

He downgraded from the set up shown in Rags's pic to the current DLS-STEG-152.7db one. :-)

Seroisuly speaking I used to have two Bolton 8 inch subs in the boot and a pair of Dome tweeter (MT-30) in the front of my M800. I really used to enjoy that setup back then. It was powered by twin TDA1280 self assembled amp as kits were available in the market.

But the enclosure were not so good made as posted in the above pic.
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