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Car speakers are too big!!
Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:57 PM
or possibly some sattelite speakers from a home theater system? That way you could mount to the cieling or maybe even the back wall???? I figure i'll have a pair of small car speakers in the doors in addition to something else. In my first brat all I had was two speakers in the door and it sounded pretty bad. Totally open to some suggestions here, as I've never really intalled a stereo in a car before.
I should add that I'm not looking for a monster system, just something that looks nice and sounds ok for listening to npr on the road.
Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:09 PM
If you want better speakers for both doors. Try these! I've got two of them and it's really nice! Great bass and sound you can understand!
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I think your on the right page!
Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:02 AM
I ended up making some fairly deep (~70mm)surrounds that space some 6" components out from the front doors, and some 6x9s in the boot which I just have mounted in free boxes so that I can move them around to get them out of the way. I was surprised at how good the fronts look - I've just got the surrounds, which are made from MDF, wrapped in some dark grey carpet.
Headunits dont fit much better - I have one in at teh moment, but it sticks out miles so I have a laptop to go under the fornt seat and a 7" touchscreen LCD to put where the headunit goes.... but that can wait for a rainey day....
Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:36 AM
Not to say they won't work. But they won't work very well.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:24 AM
Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:02 AM
hmm, temperature, hadn't thought of that. From your comments I gather that 4 ohm is s standard for car speakers and 8 ohm standard for in house types? Still open to suggestions, What are you other Brat guys doing for speakers?
Yes, 4 ohm is the standard for auto speakers, 8 for home use... The Brat I'm getting next week has dome fully sealed speakers behind the seats similar to these
I'll snap some pics of the actual ones that it has as soon as I get the vehicle
Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:16 PM
Its been years since I had my Brat, and I didn't do my own audio work back then. :-\
What are you other Brat guys doing for speakers?
But you should be able to find the properly sized speakers and install them with a spacer and be ready to roll. If I were to put a system in a Brat again I would abandon the dash speakers and just do the doors, possibly with tweeters in the A-pillar. What are you installing this weekend, a radio or just the speakers? Properly amped, decent door speakers should be able to play NPR over highway noise all day.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:22 PM
Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:50 PM
Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:00 PM
I'm gonna put sony's in the door like on my last brat, but still lookin for ideas of a spot to put another set of speakers. I like the idea of something mounted to the cieling? Just brainstorming....
you can make bigger speakers fit where the stock ones are in the dash. I did with my suby. I have infinity kappa 4x6's in the dash. Passenger side is bolt in drivers side you have to get creative. If you want pictures you can go here to see it installed.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:05 PM
You can fit 5.25" speakers in the doors, as long as they aren't too deep or they'll hit the window. IIRC the propper size for the doors is 4" though...
Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:14 PM
Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:18 PM
Im no speaker expert, but I have read that the 4 ohm, 8 ohm mix will eventually damage the equipment. I believe its the head unit (4ohm) that gets the worst of it.
It shouldn't damage anything, just reduce the efficiency of power transfer to the speakers. Contrary to popular belief, its the same with decreasing the impedance (which can cause damage) - running two ohm speakers on a 4 ohm amplifier will run much less efficiently than with 4 ohm speakers. The supply and load impedance should always be matched to give maximum power transfer.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:46 PM
Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:04 PM
I like the idea of the mini sub woofer under the seat, that may be the answer.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:33 PM
I was quite surprised to say the least.
Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:52 AM
Strange, all my head units have said to use 8ohm speakers, the speakers I use are 8ohm.
My home speakers are 6ohm.
On the Hatch, I fit Pioneer 5 1/4" 3way speakers in the doors. You loose the map pocket on the driver's door, but they fit just fine even with the windows all the way down. Never got to run them, though, since I ripped one apart about three hours after installing when I threw my toolbag in the passenger footwell.
Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:15 PM
Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:55 AM
Got a spare set of house speakers, and looked at them. They be 8 ohm also, no word on wattage.
Posted 06 September 2007 - 03:52 PM
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