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Old 04-13-2016, 12:52 PM
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Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

Wanted to share the new a-pillars I built to house a pair of Audiofrog GB25 midrange speakers.

My goal was to make them as unobtrusive and as OEM as possibl, but still bring the sound to the next level. I think I did a decent job on them. As for the sound, still a lot of tuning to be done but these along with the audiofrog GB10 tweeters sound fantastic. Very natural laid back tone to them. Once I let them break in and get some EQ done, I'll report back.













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Re: Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

That looks amazing. How did you build those? I just finished a basic install on mine. New speakers, Appradio 4, subwoofer and amps. The sound difference is night and day. I can only imagine how it would sound with midrange speakers like yours.
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Re: Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

that's pretty sweet! well done.
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That looks amazing. How did you build those? I just finished a basic install on mine. New speakers, Appradio 4, subwoofer and amps. The sound difference is night and day. I can only imagine how it would sound with midrange speakers like yours.


Thanks, but the audio frog mounting hardware makes for a professional looking install. And the chrome trim ring is the icing on the cake and accents the jeep interior almost perfectly.

What I did was epoxy the mount that comes with the speaker (any wood or plastic ring would work)



Wrapped with an old shirt to get the shape and covered with fiberglass resin.







Then some body filler, sanding, and some primer...







Then wrapped in black vinyl...

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Re: Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

Nice work, they look great. Looks very inspired by Bing at SIS.
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Nice work, they look great. Looks very inspired by Bing at SIS.


Thanks.... Prob the only time myself and Bing will ever be mentioned in the same sentence. Lol

I always study and try to learn from SIS builds, so good eye, a lot of what you see here was in one way or another inspired by SIS.
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Re: Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

Well done!! I bet they will sound amazing once tuned. 😁👍


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Re: Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

Great job on thoes pillars. Now you just gave me the bug to do it myself
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Thanks man. they sound amazing with only X-over and time alignment set. Very low distortion and they reveal more detail in the music than I've ever heard. Can't wait to get some eq on them.


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Great job on thoes pillars. Now you just gave me the bug to do it myself

Jump on it man lol. Worst case, you mess up and have to buy a new $40 pillar.
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Re: Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

Lmao yeah I'll go to the salvage yard and get a pair for under 10 and give it a go
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Re: Custom pillars for midrange speakers...

you should consider making these. Thats awesome work. I am looking to do a super tweeter in that same location. 3" depth is hard though
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you should consider making these. Thats awesome work. I am looking to do a super tweeter in that same location. 3" depth is hard though


3" is a little much, but if u decide to get rid of the defrost vent behind the pillar, you gain another 1.5" of depth. Then it wouldnt be so bad. The GB25 is less than 2" in depth, which was a big deciding factor in me going with that driver
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