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Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:41 pm 
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There has been some discussion recently about BA sound systems but two questions i have are; 1- Is there much trouble fitting and wiring up a subbie? and 2- anyone successfully upgraded the front door speakers? , if so with wot?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:56 pm 
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in my last ba i had 6.5 boston acoustic splits inthe fronts powered by a jaycar 2 * 150 watt rms amp sounded pretty good and also had 2 sony xplode pentagon subs in the back sounded good for a ute n real prob doin it

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:32 pm 
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Timboxrute wrote:
in my last ba i had 6.5 boston acoustic splits inthe fronts powered by a jaycar 2 * 150 watt rms amp sounded pretty good and also had 2 sony xplode pentagon subs in the back sounded good for a ute n real prob doin it


how much did the bostons set you back?
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:47 am 
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d**k wrote:
There has been some discussion recently about BA sound systems but two questions i have are; 1- Is there much trouble fitting and wiring up a subbie? and 2- anyone successfully upgraded the front door speakers? , if so with wot?

Definately worth doing.

Not that hard just off with the door skin, a couple of hours worth of sound deadening then in with the replacement drivers.

You will need to use a level convertor for geting low level inputs to your amp for the sub. Dont buy a cheap line level convertor though you will regret it down the trasck with crap sound and interferience.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:48 am 
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d**k wrote:
There has been some discussion recently about BA sound systems but two questions i have are; 1- Is there much trouble fitting and wiring up a subbie? and 2- anyone successfully upgraded the front door speakers? , if so with wot?

Definately worth doing.

Not that hard just off with the door skin, a couple of hours worth of sound deadening then in with the replacement drivers.

You will need to use a level convertor for geting low level inputs to your amp for the sub. Dont buy a cheap line level convertor though you will regret it down the trasck with crap sound and interferience.


pyroay (aaron?) you gotta give us some clue about your new project... do you know if the wiring in the BA is good enough for SQ... or would you re-run some 4 guage

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:14 am 
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I would definately run 4 gauge to the back for amplifiers.

Project is not a BA, lets just say that. It is nothing as wild as trhe previous car it's just something for my wife but with a couple of "PYRO" mods.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:13 am 
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I would definately run 4 gauge to the back for amplifiers.

Project is not a BA, lets just say that. It is nothing as wild as trhe previous car it's just something for my wife but with a couple of "PYRO" mods.


ok ok, any hints on the make and model of the car? Hope its a ford!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:24 am 
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It's a ford...........

Has 18" three piece wheels, will have a killer stereo + more...

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:27 am 
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It's a ford...........

Has 18" three piece wheels, will have a killer stereo + more...


nice nice... at least its a ford! looking forward to hearing more about it...

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:34 am 
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Ok a little bit more info, it's an E-series, will be finished the stereo in about 2 months, will be BETTER sounding than my current car with moer boot space and a few unique aspects (1 in particular).

It's an Auto with Extractors and 2.5" exhaust other than that no engine mods.

I'll start a new thread later for it as a project showing all the stereo progress photos (there are plenty), with some handy hints to other e-series owners about how some things can be done with this model.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:06 pm 
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Go to Jaycar & buy a little gadget that can convert your normal speaker wires into RCA outputs. Then you can amp all your speakers. :P You can even run an sub with the stock headunit. Works a treat I've gone 139db in a AU still be able to use the Factory volume controls.
www.JayCar.com.au 8-)
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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:40 pm 
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Go to Jaycar & buy a little gadget that can convert your normal speaker wires into RCA outputs. Then you can amp all your speakers. :P You can even run an sub with the stock headunit. Works a treat I've gone 139db in a AU still be able to use the Factory volume controls.
www.JayCar.com.au 8-)


Line level convertor..... is its title or LOC for short.

Make sure you get a reasonable one as the cheaper ones often have problems with them not to mentionr educde sound quality. I have 2 i got custom built by David Navone in the US if your interested.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:23 pm 
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I'll start a new thread later for it as a project showing all the stereo progress photos (there are plenty), with some handy hints to other e-series owners about how some things can be done with this model.

DAMNIT!!! just when i start my amateur install *grumbles*

 

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