GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat (https://www.gmforum.com/)
-   Audio (and aftermarket electronics) (https://www.gmforum.com/audio-aftermarket-electronics-101/)
-   -   Help with upgrading factory system. (https://www.gmforum.com/audio-aftermarket-electronics-101/help-upgrading-factory-system-192930/)

parallelcircuits 09-26-2003 01:01 PM

Help with upgrading factory system.
 
I am thinking about replacing the front speakers. What brand are inexpensive but good for the money? Pioneer, Sony, etc. I would like to do the two front doors for under $30 if possible. I am going to need tweeters also since my SE didn't come with any.

Here are a few I found on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3049477168
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32818
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32818

I am also thinking about putting some 5 1/4 in the rear doors and mounting some 8"s or 10"s in the rear deck. If I do this I will have a toggle switch to turn the rear deck speakers on and off (I don't think my kids would like the bass in their ears).

danpuzak 09-26-2003 02:31 PM

Not a bad car, for an SE..

I would stay away from Sony, you will have problems with them. Two friends of mine used Sony XPlode speakers, one set were in a van, the other in a Z34 and they both blew them only a few months after purchase. You should just get a good pair of comps for the doors, you won't regret it. Go with a set of Kappa 50.5cs, they are good. Go to www.ikesound.com and look around, you'll find alot of stuff you'll want to get...

mremer 09-26-2003 02:41 PM

Infiniti, Pioneer Premier, MTX imo are all fine and good. Id be weary of electronics components that you can buy in an auto parts store (Pepboys has the Xplode series)...

parallelcircuits 09-26-2003 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpuzak
Not a bad car, for an SE..

What is that suppost to mean.

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpuzak
You should just get a good pair of comps for the doors, you won't regret it. Go with a set of Kappa 50.5cs, they are good.

What are comps?

Correct me if I am wrong.
The front doors are 5 1/4" for direct replacement and I will have to pull the door panels to replace the speakers.

GAMEOVER 09-26-2003 06:58 PM

get a componet system

CraZyDriVer868 09-26-2003 07:01 PM

hey dont go w/ component...get those infities...those are good...get some for the back...an amp on them...couple 10's amp and your set...dont go all out...

mremer 09-26-2003 07:05 PM

A true component system will really allow you to customize your sound staging. Have all sounds come from the same direction, or same source you wont be able to really bring out the highs/mids. With a component system you can have your tweeters seperate from your mids/lows.

parallelcircuits 09-26-2003 07:07 PM

I am staying with the stock head unit if that matters at all. And mremer stated something about seperating highs and lows. Is that not what the crossover is for. To seperate the highs to the tweeters and the lows to the main speaker.

Drifter420 09-26-2003 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parallelcircuits
I am staying with the stock head unit if that matters at all. And mremer stated something about seperating highs and lows. Is that not what the crossover is for. To seperate the highs to the tweeters and the lows to the main speaker.

I don't think its the cross over in reference to what he's saying but positioning to give best resolution of sound to your ear/sittin position. Treble and mids are directional in the sense you can hear where it comes out of with speaker location whereas bass is a bit muffled and isn't really directional sensetive. It would be like askin you to turn your home speaker against the wall or facing in some weird directions.. you will notice it.. whether the bass speakers are doesn't have such a noticeble difference ( but still will ). I think that's what he meant.

Since you're also talkin bout keepin the stock HU. are you going to be getin a line converter with it?

parallelcircuits 09-26-2003 07:31 PM

Line Converter?

I was just going to hook the speakers up to the existing wires.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 PM.