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Old 21st February 2007, 23:28   #16
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Mojo, your HU is a panasonic. It is a nice HU, except it has no line out. I have tried experimenting with the additional and data posts on the HU, there is no way to get a line out.

Leaves you 2 choices, use a high level input, if your amplifier has one. ORRR get yourself a voltage divider, like Scosche, that converts speaker level to RCA line level.
The speakers provided in the CR-V are Elfakocheapasso. This brand of speakers is available in a lot of honda cars and they are best replaced with better speakers. In fact, if you keep things as they are, and replace ALL speakers, you will notice a marked improvement.
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Size of opening for stock speakers on front door panel - 5.5 inches
Neat. So 5.25" comps and prossibly 6.5" comps with a slightly modded panel.
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Sam,
Your expressiveness continues to amaze me.

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Sam,

What models would you recommend for front components and rear co-axials. Also would I need to add a 4 ch amplifier.

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What models would you recommend for front components and rear co-axials. Also would I need to add a 4 ch amplifier.

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You should go in for a nice brand of speaker. What kinda music you like?
Amplifier is better, but not necessary.
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Sam,

My music is mostly old rock, jazz and lounge. Read in an American forum that stock speakers are pioneer and really lame. Wonder if you have had a look.

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My music is mostly old rock, jazz and lounge.
Then in that case, go for components in the front, from a nice company. I can suggest Morel, Hertz infinity and a few other brands. Expect to spend between 7 to 10K for your front compos. Rear, just leave the stock in the door.

Later, get a 4ch amp, connect the front to one channel abd bridge the rear for a subwoofer.
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On a budget I would suggest change all 4 speakers to good quality ones, components in the front and coaxials at the back running off the stock HU. The rear speakers will give you midbass gain and of course the rear fill. Later on add the 4/5 ch amplifier and subwoofer.

The other option is front components + 4ch amplifier + subwoofer (SVC), leaving the stock speakers in the rear door running off the HU.

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Thanks you guys... will change the front to components and see if my budget will accommodate rear co-axial s. One last question pl... will the stock tweeters on the dash be replaced with the tweeters from the new front components?
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Yes they will be changed...the stock tweeters will be replaced by the tweeters of component set.
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Have my eyes on Hertz components and co-axials... will get them installed next week and give my views on improvement in sound quality.
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Need some further help guys. Have had the CRV now for two weeks and myinitial impression is that the sound is fairly decent. However, I fear that I might be missing out on much better sound. How can I hear the improvement in sound quality without actually making the proposed speaker changes. Have some time to dwell on this cause Hertz dealer in Delhi not really responding to my requests for an appointment.
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If the sound is fairly decent, i would suggest you not to make any changes as of now. Just enjoy the music. When you change speakers, there is a very good chance that you will end up with a sound that you will not like. Think about it when you feel the sound is not good enough.
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Hertz dealer in Delhi not really responding to my requests for an appointment.
PM Driven (Hertz dealer) or Gunbir/Autophile (Hertz distributors), I am sure they will be able to help you get that appointment.
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If the sound is fairly decent, i would suggest you not to make any changes as of now. Just enjoy the music. When you change speakers, there is a very good chance that you will end up with a sound that you will not like. Think about it when you feel the sound is not good enough.


E_L, considering Mojo is talking about replacing his OE speakers, almost any decent speaker upgrade will sound better. Unless one really screws up and uses some pathetic stuff.

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PM Driven (Hertz dealer) or Gunbir/Autophile (Hertz distributors), I am sure they will be able to help you get that appointment.
Thanks Sam.

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How can I hear the improvement in sound quality without actually making the proposed speaker changes. Have some time to dwell on this cause Hertz dealer in Delhi not really responding to my requests for an appointment.
Mojo, re the appointment, I think you have been attended to today. Re your first question, try and listen to the speakers you are considering in another car. No doubt they will sound a bit different in your car (once installed) but at least you will get an idea of the "sonic signature" of the product you are considering.
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