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Author Topic: Speaker Upgrade sizes ?  (Read 261 times)

Offline NikNak

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Speaker Upgrade sizes ?
« on: July 11, 2021, 06:09:54 PM »
Hi i am looking at upgrading my Speakers on my 2004 Alhambra
I don’t suppose anybody has upgraded theirs ?
And know what sizes the dash , Front doors, Rear Doors, Rear quarters are?

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Speaker Upgrade sizes ?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 07:24:04 PM »
I didn’t upgrade the speakers but I put a new head unit in and a small sub woofer and that made it go a lot louder
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Offline NikNak

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Re: Speaker Upgrade sizes ?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 07:52:47 PM »
Hi thanks for reply Any pics of your Sub install?

I didn’t upgrade the speakers but I put a new head unit in and a small sub woofer and that made it go a lot louder

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Re: Speaker Upgrade sizes ?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 10:59:10 AM »
A Stylance will have the 8 speaker setup from factory, the rear doors are daisy chained with the ones in the boot so so you need to choose replacements carefully and manage the impedance to avoid blowing the amp in the head unit. Alternatively you could disconnect them but then you've lost output that you may potentially gain in replacement speakers.

The door size is 16.5cm but you are restricted by depth due to the window glass so there aren't many upgrades that are worthwhile. I also have a sub setup which is the better route IMO. There is space under the drivers seat for an amp and then its just a case of where to put the sub itself. You could also get the all-in-one boxes and mount that under the seat, they aren't as effective but will add punch.
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Re: Speaker Upgrade sizes ?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 11:50:18 AM »
Hi yes correct it is the 8 channel setup , OK so both front and rears are 16.5 cm ? Any idea on the dash board mounted ones or size of the rear quarter panels?

Yeah I have seen the space under the seats quite usefull.

A Stylance will have the 8 speaker setup from factory, the rear doors are daisy chained with the ones in the boot so so you need to choose replacements carefully and manage the impedance to avoid blowing the amp in the head unit. Alternatively you could disconnect them but then you've lost output that you may potentially gain in replacement speakers.

The door size is 16.5cm but you are restricted by depth due to the window glass so there aren't many upgrades that are worthwhile. I also have a sub setup which is the better route IMO. There is space under the drivers seat for an amp and then its just a case of where to put the sub itself. You could also get the all-in-one boxes and mount that under the seat, they aren't as effective but will add punch.

 

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