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Old 06-12-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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I was wondering if the tweeters in the front doors are wired in parrellel/series with the 6.5s in the door, if they have thier own channel, or are they true components? Can I replace the 6.5s with a standard coaxial pair (still using the stock tweeters), or do I need to replace them both with a component set?

Do our stock head units have pre-amp outputs? I doubt it but thought id ask.

Finally, What is the effect on your system when you tap your rear high-level speaker lines to power both your speakers and your amp? Does the drop in Ohm load negatively affect anything?

This is an SE base model bonnie.

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I was wondering if the tweeters in the front doors are wired in parrellel/series with the 6.5s in the door, if they have thier own channel, or are they true components? Can I replace the 6.5s with a standard coaxial pair (still using the stock tweeters), or do I need to replace them both with a component set?

yes you can replace just the 5.25 inch speaker with a 6.5 inch coax and keep the stock tweeter. But if you want to do that I must ask why you want 4 tweeters in the front?

Do our stock head units have pre-amp outputs? I doubt it but thought id ask.
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Finally, What is the effect on your system when you tap your rear high-level speaker lines to power both your speakers and your amp? Does the drop in Ohm load negatively affect anything?
shouldn't impact anything. If it does it is so slight you likely wont notice.

This is an SE base model bonnie.

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yes you can replace just the 5.25 inch speaker with a 6.5 inch coax and keep the stock tweeter. But if you want to do that I must ask why you want 4 tweeters in the front?
I don't want 4 tweeters. I want to know how the factory installed the OE. Do they have thier own channel or are they in parrallel with the 6.5" in the door? Iif they were on thier own channel the deck/HU would have three pairs of speaker terminals F-C-R. (My brother'* car was wired this way) Instead of the typical F-R channels.

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yes you can replace just the 5.25 inch speaker with a 6.5 inch coax and keep the stock tweeter. But if you want to do that I must ask why you want 4 tweeters in the front?
I don't want 4 tweeters. I want to know how the factory installed the OE. Do they have thier own channel or are they in parrallel with the 6.5" in the door? Iif they were on thier own channel the deck/HU would have three pairs of speaker terminals F-C-R. (My brother'* car was wired this way) Instead of the typical F-R channels.

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out of the headunit its only front and rear, left and right. The there are filters on the tweeter so it plays in the right freq range. if I remember correctly it is wired in parallel but I dont remember for sure. I do know there is no seperate channel for the tweeter.
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Thanks, now I know I can decide what equipment to buy.
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