Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

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Brittas
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Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

Post by Brittas » Fri 05 Apr, 2019 06:35

I have put a pioneer head unit in my 1.9 Z3 which has really improved the music sound. I have tried a 15cm pair of kenwoods that were £55 from Halfords ..... Sounded worse than standard speakers. I have tried some Fusion Encounter 240w . 6.5" 4 ohm. EM-CM65 ... these sounded worse.
It seems the original speakers are not that bad with an upgraded head unit.
I guess I will never get deep bass out of a 15cm speaker. I probably am going to stick with what I have unless anyone knows a speaker that will be a definite upgrade.

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Re: Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

Post by Gazza » Sat 06 Apr, 2019 19:21

Did you run new wiring to the speakers?

The old speakers have their own amp.
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Re: Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

Post by PeteW Surrey » Sun 07 Apr, 2019 11:38

Hi Gazza


I have a query in respect to your comment, is this an amplifier behind the left hand foot-well speaker or cross-over electronics for frequency split between the main and the tweeters?

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Re: Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

Post by Brittas » Sun 07 Apr, 2019 12:49

I used existing wiring. Are you sure the bog standard set up has an amp?

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Re: Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

Post by Gazza » Sun 07 Apr, 2019 14:01

PeteW Surrey wrote:
Sun 07 Apr, 2019 11:38
Hi Gazza


I have a query in respect to your comment, is this an amplifier behind the left hand foot-well speaker or cross-over electronics for frequency split between the main and the tweeters?

Regards



Peter
Indeed, amp behind the LH footwell speaker.
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Re: Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

Post by Gazza » Sun 07 Apr, 2019 14:07

Brittas wrote:
Sun 07 Apr, 2019 12:49
I used existing wiring. Are you sure the bog standard set up has an amp?
I upgraded my headunit and speakers, used new wiring to all speakers (7) inc sub
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Re: Front foot well speaker upgrade ?? Originals not that bad

Post by Dennisthemenace » Fri 05 Jul, 2019 19:44

I’m using an Alpine KTP 445 amp with my Alpine HU, it’s ok but as said you won’t get any real bass as they aren’t in sealed enclosures, I’m looking out for the sub enclosure and accompanying parts, then I will run my old 5 channel Genesis amp to power the lot!


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