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    Will all 6-1/2 " speakers fit in the front as long as the mounting depth is not too deep? I am thinking about getting the Infinity reference which has a mounting depth of 1-7/8" (I think). There is also the infinity reference that has a depth of closer to 2-1/8"

    Which one would fit better, and sound better? Anyone using these speakers?

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    Cliff,
    Quick answer - you'll NEED spacers. No if or buts about it...

    I've researched this for a long long LONG time and came to that conclusion. I bought the shallowest speakers I could find (Kenwood Excellon dual-mags) and they're still too deep. I'll have to drill holes anyway. So... you can either buy a spacer or make one Sorry man.


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    Originally posted by cliff201
    Will all 6-1/2 " speakers fit in the front as long as the mounting depth is not too deep? I am thinking about getting the Infinity reference which has a mounting depth of 1-7/8" (I think). There is also the infinity reference that has a depth of closer to 2-1/8"

    Which one would fit better, and sound better? Anyone using these speakers?

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    thanks for the reply. I realize I am going to need spacers. thats not a big problem. I guess I am just a little worried about getting speakers and pulling the door panel off and realizing that I won't be able to roll the window down even with the spacers. Plus I've heard that shallower speakers = less quality sound.

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    Your depth statement is somewgat true, BUT... What people like Kenwood did was to replace a single magnet w/ two. If executed properly - sound is awesome. I'm very happy w/ Kenwoods. But hey, it's just like taste - everyone has their own preference...

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    Originally posted by cliff201
    thanks for the reply. I realize I am going to need spacers. thats not a big problem. I guess I am just a little worried about getting speakers and pulling the door panel off and realizing that I won't be able to roll the window down even with the spacers. Plus I've heard that shallower speakers = less quality sound.

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    The reported maximum depth is around 1.75" without spacers. But spacers do two functions: 1. Adding depth, 2. Use existing mounting holes.

    The half inch spacers seem to be popular. You might get away with 3/4" but you start running into the surface clearance issue. Whereas you could get interference with the door panel when you put them back on. So you might get your clearance up the 2.25"-2.5" on the rear side but if your speakers are two/three way design and the tweeters protrude, be sure to check it out.

    I went with the Kenwoods as well, which have a rear mounting depth of 1.875 so I added some 1/2" spacers and everything fits fine. I used plywood.
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