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Money is tight right now, but i do more hours of listening i ... Bondmanp
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The best car audio I ever had (or heard) had mini monitors on the rear deck, firing towards the front of the car, so reflections were minimized, at least compared to the usual routine where speakers fire directly into the rear window, front windshield or into the seats or footwells.
So perhaps it is the usual car speaker orientation which challenges most systems before they even have a chance.
Thoughtful installers I have talked to about this have recommended tweeters and/or midrange drivers mounted in custom fiberglass pods - either near the dashboard or sometimes in the footwells - which can then fire more on axis towards the driver. Bass, obviously, is less sensitive to placement.
But whatever the challenges, I totally disagree that ambient noise kills the possiblity for good sound.
Not to mention the fact that many cars are quieter than my house on most days, ambient noise might limit the possibility to discern low level detail, but it does not affect many other qualities and characteristics that can be clearly heard through the noise.
Which do you prefer: 1) ambient noise + high fidelity + clean power or 2) ambient noise + low fidelity + clipping?
That argument is like saying iPod electronics are only so good, so you might as well wear cheap ear buds and compress to MP3.
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Thanks for the suggestions, tiggerfc. first of all, i shoul ... Bondmanp