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blinkwatt 09-25-2009 11:02 AM

Mounting components in the dash..
 
How hard is it to mount components up to this.....http://www.e-partssales.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code =2X9966450490201C&Category_Code=986AUDIO

Anyone here done it? Is it easy?

Burg Boxster 09-25-2009 12:26 PM

it'd definitely be cheaper to modify your existing ones. Plus, w/ the "ring" from the OEM basket cone, I suspect easier too.

:)

gschotland 09-25-2009 12:28 PM

Looks like a pretty good, inexpensive solution (with your existing grills) if you're going with 4" coaxials.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230360080742

Based on the design of the grill, it looks like a separate mid & tweeter should work, but I believe there's a structural member in the way where the tweeter would go that makes this very difficult if not impossible.

Gary

blinkwatt 09-25-2009 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gschotland
Looks like a pretty good, inexpensive solution (with your existing grills) if you're going with 4" coaxials.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230360080742

Based on the design of the grill, it looks like a separate mid & tweeter should work, but I believe there's a structural member in the way where the tweeter would go that makes this very difficult if not impossible.

Gary

Holy smokes dude thanks for the link!

We'll from what I remember the mid range and optional hifi midrange/tweeter set up are the same. I even think the midrange is exactly the same,so this would be a very clean efficient way to swap out the midrange but I would still have the factory tweeter which is the most annoying part of the OEM gear in my opinion. I love super sharp treble where I can hear crisp cymbals. The fit between the midrange and tweeter on the hifi set up is super close and tight,but as long as you trim the bracket properly looks like there is still enough space for the tweeter set up.

What's the best sharp sounding 4" midrange I can buy thats not going to destroy my wallet. I don't want an orchestra from my car just stuff that's not going to get choppy when i crank the stereo past +20. I've always liked MB Quart gear.

:cheers:

gschotland 09-25-2009 01:32 PM

From what I read, you need to keep the depth to 60mm or less in the dash. That somewhat limits options. I'm planning to go with Focal 100 CVX ($250/pr) or 100 CA1 coaxials ($140/pr).

Gary

blinkwatt 09-25-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gschotland
From what I read, you need to keep the depth to 60mm or less in the dash. That somewhat limits options. I'm planning to go with Focal 100 CVX ($250/pr) or 100 CA1 coaxials ($140/pr).

Gary

http://www.woofersetc.com/p6581/100CVX--Focal-4"-Polyglass-Coaxial-Speakers.htm

focal $190 and $120

gschotland 09-25-2009 02:04 PM

Yeah, I've heard about Woofersetc. Focal's still pricey no matter where they're purchased.

Thanks,

Gary

Lil bastard 09-25-2009 02:39 PM

If buying Focal, be sure you hear them first. Focal speakers, while great, have a unique presence which isn't to everybody's liking.

I have a car with Focals mated to a McIntosh system and it's fantastic. But, I know several people who were disappointed with the sound of the focals they installed.

They're spendy, so be sure you hear them first.

:cheers:

blinkwatt 09-25-2009 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lil bastard
If buying Focal, be sure you hear them first. Focal speakers, while great, have a unique presence which isn't to everybody's liking.

I have a car with Focals mated to a McIntosh system and it's fantastic. But, I know several people who were disappointed with the sound of the focals they installed.

They're spendy, so be sure you hear them first.

:cheers:

What model Focals are you using?

blinkwatt 09-25-2009 02:50 PM

Would putting in the best 4" Focal coaxials that are made even be a considerable upgrade(considering I like the characteristics of the sound) to the cheesy yet semi decent OEM component system with the rat poop sized crossover for the tweeter.

I've always been under the impression that coaxials are a very outdated design.

blinkwatt 09-30-2009 01:43 PM

Bump, I need some more advice for the questions below.


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