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Old 28th August 2012, 22:30   #11671
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I will be getting a new i20 in the coming days, and I feel that the stock speakers lack bass and clarity in general.

Currently I do not want to add an amp and a sub, since I am short on cash. I just want to replace the speakers with better ones, which have better clarity of sound, and have a little more bass. ( I am not expecting subwoofer level bass).

Can you suggest a few speaker models which will satisfy my requirement? Also, the current speakers reside on the door panels. Is it possible to get an aftermarket speaker set which can also be fitted on the door panels? Or do I have to use the parcel tray at the back for this purpose?

Oh just to make things more clear, I am not going to change the headunit. Just the speakers. And the car comes with tweeters as well. Do I need to change them too ?
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Currently I do not want to add an amp and a sub, since I am short on cash. I just want to replace the speakers with better ones, which have better clarity of sound, and have a little more bass.

Also, the current speakers reside on the door panels. Is it possible to get an aftermarket speaker set which can also be fitted on the door panels?

And the car comes with tweeters as well. Do I need to change them too ?
Most manufacturers sell speakers that will fit the stock locations (door panels) in your car. The only real advatage of installing speakers in the rear desk is that one can install 6x9 instead of 5-6" speakers usually found in door panels. A 6x9 can reproduce more bass than an equivalent 5-6" speaker.

If the OEM speaker comes with a tweeter is is recommended that you get component speakers to replace the OEM speakers. Component speakers have a seperate woofer and tweeter and will replace both the woofer (usually in the door panel) and the tweeter.
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Old 29th August 2012, 12:08   #11674
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Most manufacturers sell speakers that will fit the stock locations (door panels) in your car. The only real advatage of installing speakers in the rear desk is that one can install 6x9 instead of 5-6" speakers usually found in door panels. A 6x9 can reproduce more bass than an equivalent 5-6" speaker.

If the OEM speaker comes with a tweeter is is recommended that you get component speakers to replace the OEM speakers. Component speakers have a seperate woofer and tweeter and will replace both the woofer (usually in the door panel) and the tweeter.
And normally what do people do? they get the 5-6" speakers which fit the door panels for the front and they get the 6x9 speakers for the rear?

I'm not sure if you misunderstood about the tweeter part. Or rather I couldn't understand. The speaker itself doesn't have the tweeter. The tweeter is separately fitted on the top of the door, and the normal OEM speaker is at the bottom of the door. So these actual tweeters, do I change them ?

also, considering the car is an i20, do i really need a subwoofer? Or are speaker upgrades enough? I don't need a lot of punchy bass, but shouldn't be flat either. I listen to a lot of Soft rock, power ballads, r&b etc. Bot not much of heavy metal.
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Old 2nd September 2012, 08:39   #11675
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Hi, ICE guru's want one help, Im big ICE fan and im going to take New Ford Fiesta 1.5 diesel (All new fiesta). Want to know something more:
1.Going to upgrade for 2 subwoofer, front components and 2 amplifiers, can i able to use the OEM HU for this upgrade?
2.How many RCA output OEM HU has? (please provide with power rating)
3.If i cant use this HU,can i upgrade it to new one? cause showroom person is saying you cant change HU.
Please im waiting for your answer, yet stoppped for booking my new car just beacuse of this confusion !
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... im going to take New Ford Fiesta 1.5 diesel (All new fiesta). Want to know something more: ...
* RCA outputs are not associated with "power rating" - they just give a (low-power) signal of 2V or 4V p-p

* You can connect external amps even if the OE HU does not have Preamp (RCA) outputs. One just has to use a Line Output (or Hi to Lo) converter - costs about 2-4K, connects to the Speaker Output lines, and gives RCA outputs

* The dealer might tell you that you cannot change the OE speakers or add amps outside - just ignore him

* Once the OE HU is taken out for connecting to amps, first check the diagram on top of the unit. Sometimes, Preamp Output is available at the rear connectors, but will need an adapter to bring out RCA output. In that case you will need that adapter, and not the Lint Output Converter

* Any particular reason why you want 2 subwoofers?

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... 5-6" speakers which fit the door panels for the front and they get the 6x9 speakers for the rear?

... these actual tweeters, do I change them ?

also, considering the car is an i20, do i really need a subwoofer? Or are speaker upgrades enough? I don't need a lot of punchy bass, but shouldn't be flat either. I listen to a lot of Soft rock, power ballads, r&b etc. Bot not much of heavy metal.
* If you are changing the OE components, yes, you have to change both the mid-bass and the tweeters. Components = set of mid-bass and tweeters

* The quantity of low frequencies produced are the least in 5-6" round speakers in doors. 6x9s, mounted on parcel shelf, give some amount of low frequencies, but don't really go low like sub-woofers. Car size does not govern whether one uses a sub or not. It is a matter of individual choice whether one wants to hear the whole gamut or a limited set of frequencies. Low bass is an integral part of most music, and not limited to heavy metal. Soft rock, power ballads, r&b etc. also have a substantial amount of bass. Try listening to the songs that you hear through a pair of good over-the-ear headphones, and you will discover what you are missing

* Whether you put 6x9s or a sub depends on your budget. The 6x9s will cost you about 5K (incl. the plank that replaces the OE parcel shelf), and so does a common sub. A sub definitely needs an amp (~6K at least for a 4 channel Kenwood / JBL / Pioneer + cost of wires and cables; same amp drives front components); 6x9s one can get away by driving from the HU

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* RCA outputs are not associated with "power rating" - they just give a (low-power) signal of 2V or 4V p-p

* You can connect external amps even if the OE HU does not have Preamp (RCA) outputs. One just has to use a Line Output (or Hi to Lo) converter - costs about 2-4K, connects to the Speaker Output lines, and gives RCA outputs

* The dealer might tell you that you cannot change the OE speakers or add amps outside - just ignore him

* Once the OE HU is taken out for connecting to amps, first check the diagram on top of the unit. Sometimes, Preamp Output is available at the rear connectors, but will need an adapter to bring out RCA output. In that case you will need that adapter, and not the Lint Output Converter

* Any particular reason why you want 2 subwoofers?
Thanks for such a good Info, will post a threat when i took car,for a detailed information, the reason for 2 subwoofers is showoff (like kicker's sub) but also comfortable with one 600-800 rms single sub.

some questions:
1.which brand HU comes with Ford fiesta? and as its sporty dash, can i able to install any single din or double din (intersted for pioneer new p80rs), im confused here !
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And normally what do people do? they get the 5-6" speakers which fit the door panels for the front and they get the 6x9 speakers for the rear?

also, considering the car is an i20, do i really need a subwoofer? Or are speaker upgrades enough? I don't need a lot of punchy bass, but shouldn't be flat either. I listen to a lot of Soft rock, power ballads, r&b etc. Bot not much of heavy metal.
Those who want some semblance of bass but do not have room for a subwoofer get 6x9s (DA has explained the cost) the rest learn to live with the limited bass of a 5" or 6" door speaker.

Subwoofers provide bass that is integral to almost all music expect maybe baroque, choral, violin concertos etc..

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1.which brand HU comes with Ford fiesta? and as its sporty dash, can i able to install any single din or double din (intersted for pioneer new p80rs), im confused here !
HUs come in 2 common sizes. The width and depth is about the same (about 7" wide and about 6.5" deep). The height is either 2" (1 DIN) or 4" (2 DIN) but there are some odd shaped OEM HUs as well as some 1.5 DIN HUs.

If replacing a odd shaped OEM HU you will need a fresh panel. These are available in the open market. See the links below for units used for the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Accent.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KTXP...us.html?tp=678

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142HY16...it.html?tp=861

Your installer can help you source one for your car.
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Hi all. am looking for speakers which give good clarity for my DUSTER. looking for JBL or INfinity or POLk speakers? am looking to put them into doors rather than backside.



which will be good choice ? i go for medium range player with usb port and cd player.

please help me in this .

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Hi all. am looking for speakers which give good clarity for my DUSTER. looking for JBL or INfinity or POLk speakers? am looking to put them into doors rather than backside.

which will be good choice ? i go for medium range player with usb port and cd player.

please help me in this .

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PAlo- Kindly provide more details like what kind of music you listen and what your budget is. This would help us to provide an apt suggestion.

Please read the last few pages of this thread to get a feel of other posts and their messages.
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Hi All,

I own a Hyundai i20. I am looking to upgrade the stock HU to a double din touch screen HU. Following are my requirements:
1. 2 DIN Touch Screen
2. Integrated Bluetooth
3. Capability to integrate with reverse camera and parking sensors
4. Ready for GPS software
5. Interface to the steering mounted controls

My budget is ~20K.

Please help me with the reliable options available in the market.

Thanks.
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PAlo- Kindly provide more details like what kind of music you listen and what your budget is. This would help us to provide an apt suggestion.

Please read the last few pages of this thread to get a feel of other posts and their messages.
Thank you for your reply. i mostly listen some soft Rock and Telugu songs . looking for speakers which gives good clarity @ low sounds.

Thinking to put up Polk or Infinity speakers for four doors! will it good enough?

Budget around 15 k (max) for both player and speakers. cant stretch more than that at the moment. looking for a player with USB along Mp3 .

i have read few pages but not able to decide what to buy.

Thank you...
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Thinking to put up Polk or Infinity speakers for four doors! will it good enough?
Polk and Infinity have very different sound signatures. Listen to both before you buy.
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Polk and Infinity have very different sound signatures. Listen to both before you buy.
Thank you. i will listen both polk and infinity.

Just back from one car decor shop. he suggested me GT5 650c for my Duster compared to polk r infinity in the same range, and with Alpine player.

will it be good choice ?

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Thank you. i will listen both polk and infinity.

Just back from one car decor shop. he suggested me GT5 650c for my Duster compared to polk r infinity in the same range, and with Alpine player.

will it be good choice ?

Thanks
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GT5 is good. At least to my ears, it sounds good. Personally, I feel Infinity is better than GT5.

JBL & Pioneer have better HUs than alpine, having said this alpine is pretty good but not as good as JBL.
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