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Old 17-11-2017, 08:45 PM   #11
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Take one of your old ones out and see what sort of clearance you have behind before you order anything. Unless you fancy messing with MDF rings to build up some clearance.

Get a set of comps with a crossover for the tweeters and you’ll notice a world of difference, a decent HU upgrade will too, you don’t have to spend a fortune.

Sound position is personal preference. I prefer the immersive sound of a balance between front and rear. Front speakers usually play to your feet, so rear speakers make up for that.

I’ve done the subs and amps, but in recent years have been more than happy with a sub £100 a pair speaker upgrade and a decent HU.
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Old 17-11-2017, 08:56 PM   #12
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The head unit isn't an option, I've got the upstate one already with nav, phone, dab etc. So definitely not swapping that. All I want to know is if I need component or co-axial. Thats it nothing else!
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As said above get a set of components with cross overs for the tweeters. You'll get better sound quality this way as the different sound frequencies are shared between the two speakers meaning the bigger speaker can focus on mid range and bass while the tweeter will deal with all the high range.
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Old 18-11-2017, 01:33 AM   #14
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Before anything you’ll want to deaden your doors and use a sound defuser pad behind each speaker


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In my experience, getting a better quality head unit that has a higher power amplifier inside it will make a huge difference with the standard speakers.

Using the standard head unit with upgraded speakers won't see any great improvements, bar separating the mid and high range frequencies.

I replaced the head unit in my wife's Ford Cmax with a Sony unit, it had a 4x45 W built in amp. The sound difference was incredible. The mid range bass was much punchier, although at higher volumes the sound started to distort slightly.

It seems like the stock amp just doesn't have the punch to make the best use out of the standard speakers.

Your next steps could be to upgrade the speakers, install a separate amp with crossovers, sub etc etc. It's a slippery slope, a bit like detailing lol.

Hope you get sorted.

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Edit - sorry chum. I've just seen that you're not intent on changing the head unit. Kind of removed the point for a lot of my post above lol.

Def go for components then lol.

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Defo Components But if not Amped £150 or less, If amped over that mark JL audio or Focals
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The head unit isn't an option, I've got the upstate one already with nav, phone, dab etc. So definitely not swapping that. All I want to know is if I need component or co-axial. Thats it nothing else!


If you've got separate tweeters, then component speakers would be the way to go...

As in my previous post, I swapped to a set of direct fit infinity speakers and the difference, on the same head unit was night and day.
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Cheers Andy, I will have a look at them.
I've fully sound deadened all 4 doors and the boot floor now and yesterday I adjusted the HU DSP to " optimise for driver " and tweaked the graphic equaliser and the sound is already much better.
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