Jump to content


Photo

Budget Front Speakers Install - Opinions Please


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 cragthybob

cragthybob

    On The Road

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
  • Location: Ashby

Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

Hello, heres some pictures of my recent front speakers install. In all it cost less than £10 to put it all in! What do you guys think?

Craig

Attached Files



#2 Skortchio

Skortchio

    Camshaft & Stage Two Head

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,596 posts
  • Location: Basildon
  • Local Club: EMC

Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

Looks neat enough there, fella. Very clean.

For better listening pleasure, can you adjust the pods to point the mids at a point roughly between the headrests? Tweeters too.

Although any grasshoppers driving your car will love it! :D

Edited by Skortchio, 24 July 2012 - 06:45 PM.


#3 PaddyShepherd

PaddyShepherd

    Super Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 687 posts
  • Location: Billingham
  • Local Club: BOGMOG

Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

Looks very neat. I'm about to put some in my dash when it's finished.

#4 cragthybob

cragthybob

    On The Road

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
  • Location: Ashby

Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:34 PM

Looks very neat. I'm about to put some in my dash when it's finished.


Bet you'll never guess what the speaker surrounds are!

#5 Alex_B

Alex_B

    Doesn't put foot in mouth enough!

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,478 posts
  • Location: Eastbourne

Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:35 PM


Looks very neat. I'm about to put some in my dash when it's finished.


Bet you'll never guess what the speaker surrounds are!


look like Roses tins or generic cake tins?

#6 freshairmini

freshairmini

    Camshaft & Stage Two Head

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,718 posts
  • Location: Alresford, Hampshire
  • Local Club: Winchester Area Mini Owners

Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

For £10 it does the job. As said above cutting them to aim up may improve sound. Also did you use and sound deadening to add mass to the door enclosures?

Adding stuff like flashing tape will add mass, stop any vibrations being transferred from the speakers at louder levels plus it will improve the sound being a more solid enclosure. Proper sound deadening like silent coat would be better but more expensive. So I'd prlly just stick with the flashing tape.

Also speaker wadding would be good to put in the enclosure, it will make it act like a slightly bigger enclosure so you may get better volume out of the speakers.

#7 stbande

stbande

    Starting My Mini Up

  • Noobies
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:13 AM

Hi I really like them. how did you fix them to door card and what are them? Looking for the same setup in my wife's car.Thank you



#8 cragthybob

cragthybob

    On The Road

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
  • Location: Ashby

Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:54 PM

Hi I really like them. how did you fix them to door card and what are them? Looking for the same setup in my wife's car.Thank you

Hello! they are just cake tins, i think i bought them from wilko? Then the lid is screwed into the holes where the door pocket used to be attached too!



#9 peter-b

peter-b

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 773 posts
  • Location: Central Coast of NSW
  • Local Club: still looking

Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:17 PM

So you can have your cake and eat it too. ;D



#10 sixtyeight

sixtyeight

    Super Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 630 posts
  • Location: Newcastle, Australia
  • Local Club: forums.minidriver.com.au

Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:43 AM

Looks neat enough there, fella. Very clean.

For better listening pleasure, can you adjust the pods to point the mids at a point roughly between the headrests? Tweeters too.

Although any grasshoppers driving your car will love it! :D

 

I thought best was pointing the drivers side tweeter to the passenger, and the passenger side one to the driver.. that's what I've always found sounds most balanced to me.



#11 Skortchio

Skortchio

    Camshaft & Stage Two Head

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,596 posts
  • Location: Basildon
  • Local Club: EMC

Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:45 AM

For absolute optimum image then yes the focal point should be dead centre but slightly forward of the listeners ears, which is where the headrest aiming comes in. But in daily use scenario a few degrees off makes little difference compared to the myriad of other effects on the audio.

If you're a predominantly solo driver then you would actually benefit from moving the centre point to where your nose is when driving, for the best listening pleasure.

But then you would want to consider the relative stage heights also, so it's really a semantic argument - "point the speakers roughly towards your ears" is sufficient to improve the quality substantially from them aimed at your feet without getting overly complicated :)


Edited by Skortchio, 28 October 2013 - 10:45 AM.


#12 freshairmini

freshairmini

    Camshaft & Stage Two Head

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,718 posts
  • Location: Alresford, Hampshire
  • Local Club: Winchester Area Mini Owners

Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

to be honest, point the tweeters to where YOU think it sounds best. Speaker positioning is all subjective to a degree, if it sounds good to you then keep it like that.

 

I was reading a project thread over on TalkAudio, one chap said his particular tweeters sounded best pointing directly at each other. Albeit this was not a mini but still its all down to preference once you have some good kit.



#13 craig-721

craig-721

    Mini Mad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 166 posts
  • Location: Tyne & Wear

Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

very nice, and for less than a £10 very good



#14 APS

APS

    Learner Driver

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
  • Location: Up north

Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:23 PM

[quote name="cragthybob" post="2907679" timestamp="1380833680"][quote name="stbande" post="2903324" timestamp="1380190396"]
Hello! they are just cake tins, i think i bought them from wilko? Then the lid is screwed into the holes where the door pocket used to be attached too![/quote]

How have you made the baffle? It's possibly the most important thing to think about when installing mids.

#15 ojames

ojames

    Passed Test

  • Noobies
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts

Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:47 AM

Not too shabby, better than my first attempt at installing speakers in a Mini.






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares