Using car speakers in HT setup

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prakasse

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Hi,

I am planing for a budget Home theatre. AVR for around 15K( yamaha or onkyo). I see that5 the speakers are costly in the market and am thinking of DIY route.

I use JBL speakers in my car and they sound good. Can I use car spekaers in home theatre setup.

2 pairs of JBL 6"*9" GTO 937(3 way speaker system) speakers will be around 7k which i can use for front L&R, Rear L&R.

JBL Car & Marine Audio

Also i see that impedance of these speakers is 2 ohms. whereas amplifier impedance will be around 8 ohms. Will the amplifier be able to drive these speakers without any problem for a long time.


If this idea is not viable, then i am ready to go for bookshelf speaker setup with 5.5" to 6.5" midrange and 1 inch tweeter.

For this i need good drivers. which one will be better? paper cone, rubber or kelvar. I see kelvar is used in Usher/wharfedale speakers and i am inclined towards it. I am in b'lore and can you tell from where can i source the kelvar or other drivers. One more thing is that it should be value for money and not pricey.

A wharfedale 9.1 cost 13k now. My plan is to get atelast 3-4 speakes within 13K. Boxes i can source from SP road. Would be great if some one can help me with crossover too once the drivers and speakers are finalised.

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Prakash.
 

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Hi,

Car spks r is good choice as avr(highend) can drive spk upto 4 ohm.

In your budget youcan get 4 spk(frt,sur) for 14k.
you can get Wharf 9 (7.5k)& rear(7k)-4 spk or
mission m33i(7k frt) + Mh3 system (7k ,cent & bipole surr)-5 spk system

This will do if you have avr (14k min)

other option DVDp with onboard decoders & 5.1 powered spk opt with 5.1 ana input.(creative etc)
 

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Hi,

Car spks r is good choice as avr(highend) can drive spk upto 4 ohm.

My fear is that these car epakers atre 2 ohms and will they create any problem for ampliier

In your budget youcan get 4 spk(frt,sur) for 14k.
you can get Wharf 9 (7.5k)& rear(7k)-4 spk or
mission m33i(7k frt) + Mh3 system (7k ,cent & bipole surr)-5 spk system

Mission M33i looks like a floorstander and is it available for 7K???? where in blore i can audition this?

Thanks,
Prakash
 

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Do listen and check out first. Might not always work. I have an 8" JBL Tube Subwoofer in my car and nothing that I came across in that price range of 5K gave out the thump the JBL subwoofer gave in my car. I mean in 5.1 systems, 2.1 systems etc. and standalone subs that I checked there was nothing in the 5K range that sounded anywhere near as good as the JBL in my car. I thought along your lines and tried connecting the JBL at home, but it never sounded that good or gave the thump that it delivers even now in my car.
 

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My fear is that these car epakers atre 2 ohms and will they create any problem for ampliier



Mission M33i looks like a floorstander and is it available for 7K???? where in blore i can audition this?

Thanks,
Prakash

Sorry, its m30i bookshelf.
Dont try car spk with AVR.It will damage both spk & AVR.
 

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My fear is that these car epakers atre 2 ohms and will they create any problem for ampliier



Mission M33i looks like a floorstander and is it available for 7K???? where in blore i can audition this?

Thanks,
Prakash

Car speakers sound best in car like environments which unfortunately our houses are not. I suggest to invest in small satellite or bookshelf speakers. Nothing wrong in building up a HT in small steps with decent components.

Also with 2 ohm impedance, I doubt most AVR will handle these. It may end up shutting it down more often than not by going into protection mode.

PM me if you are interested in a used 5.1 speaker setup incl. subwoofer for 7-8K. Not mine but I could source one for you.
 

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Tnx. Cranky. I myself a home builder liked your analysis very much. I feel it is One of the best I read on this forum. Keep it up.
 
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