Music In Mini's Greetings
Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:11 PM
I will be purchasing a Alpine Head Unit shortly as I'v never had a problem with them so Im not straying from what I know. but my main question is the Speakers. I already have a Alpine Type R 12"sub so the other speakers I'm looking into. While I'd like to stay with Alpine but I would go for the DDL-rt17s im also think maybe try something else HERTZ, Polk, MB Quart or Boston. The looking around on the net I believe these to be good Speakers but I'd like to see who has used them and what they think of them and what I should or shouln't do. I'm more into my rock so that High Pitch and thuds I'm not looking for just a Good SQ
Cheers and thanks for any comments
Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:27 PM
Any chance of a shot of your dash, I have only owned Minis with padded dashes so that makes speaker fitment a whole lot easier. I was going to use some planar speakers in the dash as the Mini is about the only car that you can slap a nice big flat speaker in on axis but it is still a lot of work to install them properly.
As to the brands you have mentioned other members will no doubt have useful input, however I do recommend some decent sound deadening as the panels flex so much on these things it's not funny.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:17 AM
I thought you maybe one of the first to reply as I went and searched Minis on the forum and came across yours and the CCA SQL Mini Van
I'v actualy gone one better and ask the Question on ausmini.com. I could be wrong but I'm sure you don't need a Engineers Cert fo changing Gaurds from a Clubby to a roundy..hay look better anyway. Also we have one of our members just doing this now http://www.ausmini.c...der=asc&start=0 & here is my question about it http://www.ausmini.c...pic.php?t=70333
here's also a link to my wifes daily drive speakers set up. There are also some 6x9 on the rear Parcel shelf and a V12 Alpine Amp hidden aways also its no SQ or SPL but my wife is more than happy with it. Mine will be a little more work
sorry did forget yep Ill have put some sound deadning in the wifes daily driver, I think it was normaly used in hot waters services or soemthing but the van will be getting some dynamat or something like
Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:34 AM
I talked to an engineer about refitting a round nose after I crashed mine, he said it's a no no as you can't structurallly modify anything in front of the firewall in a post 73 car.
Honestly for your car I wouldn't bother spending a massive amount of money on speakers as Minis are so damn loud inside the only time you can appreciate the sound quality is when the engine is off. If you add loads of sound deadening you will add weight then you add stereo gear then the Mini starts to drive more like a normal car and stops being fun.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:48 AM
One advantage to the Polks is their relatively shallow mounting depth.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:22 PM
Udernood their has been some progress on the thread I started about You and Your Van but bascily with a few PMs I have recieved you can change the front end as Many have just don't tell them. When You go for the Blue slip they want know if it was a roundy or a Clubby front end orginaly anyway. Just depends on how neat it looks. When you go for a Blue slip as I have just done with my van they check it over make sure everything works and all numbers are visable. i had changed my engine and had recipts for it. Also took every thing with the blue slip including the new engine number & recipts to RTA and they gave me plates.
Undernoob I'v waitied 6 years to get this Van on the road and I'm also going to spend the money to have the tunes the way I would like them. Sound deadner will be going in on the fire wall and the foot well and the rest will still have whats on their now. Engine is strong enough to take an additional 30 KGs (i'm only 65kgs) so the addition of deadner to quieten the engine down just that much so i can enjoy my Good quility Speakers
Scravex...the polk mm6501 are defantly on my list to listen and very intersted in that the are shallow on the mounting but I'm very intersted to hear Morel Dotel Ovation 6.5s these are my short list now. Anyone got a set of these two in Sydney I can listen to
Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:38 PM
I would love to sell my current car to have a working mini again but I don't have the room to do the work involved however now that the dollar is up a dog box kit is only $1700au, wow!
OK so you are happy to add deadening which is good and if you are happy to have boxes in the dash like in the other halfs car you could have an awesome sounding front stage, if you can make a fibreglass enclosure for the speakers it would be much nicer.
If you don't put a sealed box behind the dash you will get air chuffing through the outside of the demister vents and they also seemed to vibrate lots in my car so I would try and wrap some deadening around the outside of the demister pipe(?) and on to the underside of the dash.
With my car I gave up on a stereo as I couldn't use the radio, the noise from my ignition system and water pump controller was too crazy, it used to knock the digital TV signal out at my place and the neighbours place when I drove in the driveway.
It would have been painful driving next to me.
Edit just saw your post on Ausmini, I'm an idiot
Edited by ubernoob, 26 April 2011 - 10:40 PM.
Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:41 PM
Question is where can I get a a 12"spacer to bring it out 18mm or so which will give the clearance I need from the base of the box
Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:33 PM