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Old 21st July 2008, 09:49   #1
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Hey Audio Guru's!

Am planning to replace the stock rear speaker on my OHC, present one is seated on the metal board which has the provision only for a round speaker... so i was wondering if i could go for a round speaker itself instead of a oval..

My question, does the oval sound better then the round??

If their are any good "round" once can you suggest me the model and make, approx cost too?

Did see some on the JBL site like "GTO 637"

Input/suggestions would be of great help....thank you
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An oval speaker has more cone area and is necessary for the low frequency response mainly in setups where you don't have a sub.

If you have a sub, 6.5" round speakers should do just fine.

Read around the forums and you'll notice that some of the gurus strongly recommend having only front components and a sub.

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Hey Audio Guru's!

Am planning to replace the stock rear speaker on my OHC, present one is seated on the metal board which has the provision only for a round speaker... so i was wondering if i could go for a round speaker itself instead of a oval..

My question, does the oval sound better then the round??

If their are any good "round" once can you suggest me the model and make, approx cost too?

Did see some on the JBL site like "GTO 637"

Input/suggestions would be of great help....thank you
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Old 21st July 2008, 10:20   #3
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Read around the forums and you'll notice that some of the gurus strongly recommend having only front components and a sub.
aditya, i think i agree with you as i did notice(in friends cars) that their was no necessity for a good rear speaker if you had a sub...
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front comps and sub only of your car is mostly self driven. You dont want to give your passengers a headache, do you
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front comps and sub only of your car is mostly self driven. You dont want to give your passengers a headache, do you
hehe makes sense

but what if am not going for sub??
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Are you planning to buy an amplifier ?

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hehe makes sense

but what if am not going for sub??
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but what if am not going for sub??
bigger comps in front (6" - will need some cutting-shutting /spacer rings) and an amp for some more drive maybe. These are still no substitute for a good sub, but will help you live with the reduced bass. alternately , why not try an under seat sub
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Actually the requirement is , i have a pioneer HU, and a sad speaker at the back. the comps are working for the sake of it

I dont want loud bass, just looking for a good quality music.

so was thinking that will go for a decent rear speakers & a good pair of comps
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what do you have at the back? I've heard my manager's ikon with jbl GTO 6 inchers all around , and the bass wasnt half bad

the only problem was that the installer screwed it up. he put the component woofers at the rear , and the coax in the front , along with the comp tweeters

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what do you have at the back? I've heard my manager's ikon with jbl GTO 6 inchers all around , and the bass wasnt half bad

the only problem was that the installer screwed it up. he put the component woofers at the rear , and the coax in the front , along with the comp tweeters
hehehe...the guy must be genius!!!

Meaning front gives a double dose of Highs to the front seat guy - with low bass. The rear ones hear the pounding close to their ears!!!

By the way, I think in that setup, he may have totally done away with front coaxes and it would have hardly made any difference!!!
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I think it would have still sounded better for the folks in the rear than having just a sub!
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what do you have at the back? I've heard my manager's ikon with jbl GTO 6 inchers all around , and the bass wasnt half bad

the only problem was that the installer screwed it up. he put the component woofers at the rear , and the coax in the front , along with the comp tweeters

hehehe reminds me of reading a line somewhere long back, buy a guitar from from the guy(means guitar store) whom knows to play or tune it

I have a speaker at the back now not woofer...

btw OT: i cant drive with a loud music with the AC on.... i feel its very unsafe??? thats one of the reasons i dont want to invest too much on car audio...i rather have a fantastic home theater
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