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Old 06-10-2008, 08:50 PM   #21
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I have 6.5 db501's all around in the sonata the highs are very clear and crisp
wait, don't you mean db650's? 501's are the five inch, and the 690's are the 6x9's


...but I understand what you are saying. I know that these speakers should sound better than what they do, I'm pretty sure I just need to do some modifications to the pods... insulation, or something.

what I'm thinking now is... have you ever placed headphones in your hand and notice how they sound different... if turned up loud enough?

well I'm thinking that by putting holes in the front of the pod, I've created this effect. and in order to cancel the resonance, i could put like cotton balls or something in the pod to keep sound from bounding off the plastic.

kinda like putting a pillow in a bass drum, or tape on your snare...
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:49 PM   #22
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Whoops I meant db651 lol
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:08 PM   #23
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wow, I must really be confusing, haha...

i cut holes in the front of the pod and on the bottom...

the pods were already vented, but designed for cloth subs, not polymer/mica composite material. by making holes in the pods, i gave the speakers more ventilation, allowing the subs to move as much as possible, in hopes of making the speaker sound like it should.

but now I'm thinking i should of just made the original ventilation hole bigger.
crud, well... I'm hoping the wires are backwards now.
am i reading this right ... did you cut holes in the pod it self so the speakers can breath ???
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:07 AM   #24
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am i reading this right ... did you cut holes in the pod it self so the speakers can breath ???
yeah
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:30 AM   #25
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im guessing the pods are causing a peak in certain mid frequencies. Its not that they arent playing the highs, but it might be overpowered by the mid range.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #26
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just get rid of the pod......
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:24 PM   #27
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im guessing the pods are causing a peak in certain mid frequencies. Its not that they arent playing the highs, but it might be overpowered by the mid range.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:27 PM   #28
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okay, so if I understand correctly... the closer you get to max power on the HU, the more distorted the audio signal becomes?
and by getting a powerful enough amp, you increase the power so that when it's turned up, it meets the power rating of the speakers but doesn't exceed the power of the amp, therefore decreasing distortion.

something like that, right
Basically, I have essentially same speakers with a 250RMS per channel amp behind them and they sound amazing. Those polks are great. I have the same setup 5" in the EX pod. They sound great, my bet is they are underpowered. Mine would barely run off the deck. I highly recommend an amp. It's well worth it.
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ok, just venting the pods isnt going to work here because the sound is actually bouncing off the rear of the pod and amplifying the midrange. If your deck has an eq, try to tweak it so it sounds less muffled.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:18 PM   #30
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ok, just venting the pods isnt going to work here because the sound is actually bouncing off the rear of the pod and amplifying the midrange. If your deck has an eq, try to tweak it so it sounds less muffled.
right, i understand now that the sound is bouncing off the back... now what if I covered up the holes i made in the front and somehow enlarge the orginal vent?

i think I'm going to try that next... it will be awhile before i get around to it... maybe tomorrow, but I'll let you all know what happens.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:59 AM   #31
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Do a polarity check on your speakers, speaker wire colors are listed in a sticky in the audio/electrionics forum.

Speaker plugs at best buy for 13 bucks.

Remove your door pods, those are designed for the crap factory speakers.

6.5" speakers will fit in your doors if your remove that pod, you may need a spacer depending on depth. If there is too much bass running through your speakers you may also have the sound your describing, try a high pass filter on your deck or caps/bass blockers/speaker savers. If there is too much bass it may have a distorted or muffled sound.
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Old 06-21-2008, 04:12 PM   #32
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right, i understand now that the sound is bouncing off the back... now what if I covered up the holes i made in the front and somehow enlarge the orginal vent?

i think I'm going to try that next... it will be awhile before i get around to it... maybe tomorrow, but I'll let you all know what happens.
cover every hole including the port hole so the front and the rear of the speakers frequencies are completely separate and then come tell us how it sounds. I have a felling thats your main problem for crappy sound.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:18 AM   #33
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So here's what I did...


You don't see it, but I stuffed some cotton balls inside the pod to try and help keep the mids from resonating. This helped, but I also tried for the high pass filter, but I only have a low pass... So, I figured I'd at least play with it to see if I heard a difference, and I did. I have the low pass set to 125hertz, and they sound a lot better.
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