I will start this question by stating that I am running a set of $60 silver flute mids so maybe I am just expecting too much out of them? I am open to new mids, however, would like to correct install first so not running into same issue with better speakers
That being said here is my issue(s)
Car is 2004 Tahoe
mids are the 6.5" silver flutes
tweeters are the Seas silk domes
amps are 2 image dynamics q700.2 and I have 175 watts on tap to each speaker
1.My left mid is significantly quieter than my right mid. I assume this is due to off axis? If I open both of my front doors and walk behind vehicle they do seem to be the same volume so don't think its a bad speaker or wiring issue.
Do you think going more on axis would solve this issue?
2. Anything above 2k I get beaming. A friend of mine said this could be due to diffraction and having part of the mids blocked in the door. Its really just the frame of the speaker being blocked so not sure that would be an issue but I'm sure stranger things have happened.
-he also said with how it is currently installed it could be using my door panel as a horn as well.
-somewhat of a solution I have come up with is to trim the inner part of the door a bit so nothing is blocking the speaker at all. This would also allow me to go more on axis as well. However, wouldn't that in theory make the beaming more of an issue?
Here is a picture of a Tahoe door(not mine) but it gives you the idea.
also yes my doors are heavily deadened and sealed before that question is asked. I also continue to try playing with speaker levels and t/a on deck but it just continues to get more wonky
Thanks in advance
04 Tahoe Z71
Eric Stevens 2xQ700.2 1xQ1200.1 Modified for hearing pleasure
Seas Twiddlers, Silver flute 6.5", Alpine Type S 10"
Second Skin/lots of dynamat