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Old 05-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #61
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If we use the parts express speakers that were listed above, and we later decide to by-pass or eliminate the factory amp, would we need to add a crossover?
Even better, can someone recommend amp and crossover set up that would benefit the set up?
My initial thoughts:
1) Six channel amp from JL Audio http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...o-XD600-6.html
2) Cross over from audio control (not sure what model/application)
Yes, you'll have to invest in crossovers. There are several websites with crossover calculators for 2-way and 3-way speaker systems.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:27 PM   #62
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which pre-built crossovers have you guys used??? Im just looking to update the rear shelf speakers on my coupe, non-HK.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #63
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I bought a pair of 3-way xovers from www.marvin.com. They're powered by a JL 400/4 amp.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #64
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You can also use this as a midrange:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-807

You have to dremel the speaker flange, but it will slide and clip into the bracket. I have this, paired with this as a tweeter:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-865

And this as a woofer:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=295-372

It sounds amazing, all of the drivers listed get extremely high marks for the range they are used in for this system. I paired it with a sub and amp and it rivals some of my incredibly expensive home audio equipment. (Sonus Faber, etc.)

BSW: I have my on.
How is the fitment of the tweeter and woofer? Any cutting required? I replaced my midranges with the ones above last weekend and it was a great improvement from the blown HK's. Dremelling the speaker flange was no big deal but I'm concerned as to whether the door panel would need to be cut to get those woofers in there due to how the stock speaker mounting holes are on extended tabs. I haven't taken apart the tweeter pod to see how it mounts.

Also can you use those same woofers in the trunk?
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:50 PM   #65
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How is the fitment of the tweeter and woofer? Any cutting required? I replaced my midranges with the ones above last weekend and it was a great improvement from the blown HK's. Dremelling the speaker flange was no big deal but I'm concerned as to whether the door panel would need to be cut to get those woofers in there due to how the stock speaker mounting holes are on extended tabs. I haven't taken apart the tweeter pod to see how it mounts.

Also can you use those same woofers in the trunk?
The woofer is very tight on the sedan. You have to grind the plastic ring on the door panel down all the way. Then, within the plastic speaker adapter (purchased via eBay) you have to get the alignment just right so that the metal behind the speaker does not prevent one of the clips from clipping. I'd say the margin is 2mm at most.

The tweeter was ground down a pit in the edges so that I could wedge in it the stock foam retainer in the sedan tweeter sail panel. I don't remember if it's absolutely necessary to do so.

I tried some of the other midranges people have suggested from Parts Express and they just don't have that same, *magic* sound as the one I suggest. That and the tweeter are crucial to the sound. The woofer is not as necessary for the best sound. You might look into something that would fit with less effort instead. The woofer is good- but not worth the effort and headache to install it imo.

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I really like the midranges too. I checked my woofers and the foam surrounds appear to be in good shape, so combined with the info you just gave me I think I might just throw my 10" JL in the trunk and call it a day on bass. Oh and I'll probably do those tweeters too.

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #67
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For those who used an aftermarket, what was your approach to connecting the wires?
A. Detach the male terminals on the new speaker and re-solder to align/fit with the stock wire clip/harness?
B. Cut the in door wire and replace/re-solder new female terminals large enough to fit the speaker size?
C. Other?
I have a 325xi, replacing with these: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=295-372.
Suppose Ill have to either build a mount or chop up some of the door inner plastic to fit it.
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