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#1 MiniCarJack

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 11:12 AM

Hi all, I'm hoping someone might be able to help point me in the right direction with a speaker setup I'm looking at putting into my Mini.

 

I currently have a pair of speakers in the factory parcel shelf holes, which are the only two speakers being driven by the head unit in my car. However I've just gotten hold of an original Mini 1100 Special centre console, which will offer a really factory-looking spot to mount a 4 inch speaker which will help fill out the sound in the front, just to complement the rear speakers a bit.

 

The challenge is, I want to utilise this single space for the front left AND front right inputs. My immediate thought was to look for a dual voice coil speaker from the likes of Retrosound and Classic Car Stereo like some of the ones listed here https://www.classicc...tereo-speakers/ , but the smallest size speaker you can get with dual voice coil (that I can find!) is 5 1/4" which is too big for the centre console. So I've got a couple of questions to help work out my options...

 

1) Does anyone know of a 4" dual voice coil speaker available on the market somewhere? I've done a fair bit of Googling with no luck, but perhaps someone knows a supplier that isn't easily findable online?

 

2) Alternatively, would I be able to utilise a regular 4" speaker and somehow combine the left and right inputs, to effectively convert stereo to mono? Is this easily done?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice and assistance!

 

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Jack



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Posted 26 March 2021 - 11:38 PM

Hi Jack,

 

I've been thinking about this option recently for the front. I too have been looking at the Dual Voice Coil speaker but not sure where to place it. Was also thinking about this centre console. Did you get it from Facebook? There was one this week missed out on. Will be interesting in what solution you come up with. The smallest DVC speaker i can find is the 5 1/4" you have mentioned. If i find a smaller one, i'll let you know.



#3 MiniCarJack

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 02:45 PM

Hi Jack,

 

I've been thinking about this option recently for the front. I too have been looking at the Dual Voice Coil speaker but not sure where to place it. Was also thinking about this centre console. Did you get it from Facebook? There was one this week missed out on. Will be interesting in what solution you come up with. The smallest DVC speaker i can find is the 5 1/4" you have mentioned. If i find a smaller one, i'll let you know.

 

Yeah it was Facebook where I found the centre console, I was pretty lucky to find it just after it was listed, it generated quite a lot of interest in a short space of time.

 

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If you're not fussed about having an original item, you could maybe go for an ABS Motorsport replica of the same console design, it doesn't have any pre cut holes so you could fit a larger DVC speaker instead of having the little clock and 12v socket in that same space.






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