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Kick Panel Speakers

Don't know if this is the right forum, but here goes.........I have a 66 Chevelle with a 4 speed. I have kick panel speakers now. They block the parking brake pedal, which I want to use. I've found some speakers that claim the pedal will clear. They have two choices.......80 watt/3 way or 160 watt/2 way. I have no idea what this means. The ones in the car now, I can't hear at 80 mph, but I can hear the rears. What should I order?

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have you considered making a different arm to vlear the speaker?
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It really depends on the quality of the speakers. The 80 or 160 watt is how much power they can handle and the 2 or 3 way is how many different drivers there are. I'm guessing both have a passive crossover built into the unit. If you can post a link or some more info it'd be easier to recommend one over the other.
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A two way, or coaxial, speaker has a woofer and a tweeter combined into one speaker. The speaker just has to be rated high enough in wattage to handle what the head unit can put out. The wattage has nothing to do with the quality of the speaker. Everything jschulze said is right on the money, a three way speaker has another driver added to the woofer and tweeter, probably a midrange, again, all in one speaker. This keeps the size of the speakers down and is helpful if you're replacing factory installed speakers. This may or may not give you better sound reproduction if you can't hear the difference in the first place. I am about your age, and can tell you that good speakers are wasted on me! This has nothing whatever to do with the fact that you can't hear the front speakers. Do you have the head unit adjusted properly for balance (left to right) and fade (front to rear), especially fade ?? If the fade is adjusted all the way to the rear speakers the front speakers may not be making any sound at all.

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