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Old 01-11-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Considering upgrading my speakers in my 2010. I really don't want to mess with the head unit since I like XM, Bluetooth, wheel controls, etc. But, I really like my music and would like a decent set of speakers.

I called Crutchfield and the advisor told me that the rear speakers would not get the full sound spectrum unless the head unit is replaced. Evidently the speakers are driven by two separate amps? One for highs another for lows?

Also he said I could replace the front panel speakers with full range speakers (built in tweeter) and cut the wires to the factory tweeter so as to not get too much of the high end?

Please share your thoughts and thanks for the info.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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What exactly are you looking to get out of this upgrade?

I'd say just throw a set of 6.5" Components in the doors and hook them up to the factory HU to power them. Then down the road maybe throw in a small 4 channel amp if you ever get a aftermarket HU.

Let me know if you need anything audio related and I can help you out boss
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Check these out

http://skaraudio.com/index.php?route...&product_id=84
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I have heard good things about SKAR on other forums.

But like 22s says.. just hook a component set up to your factory wiring, if you don't like the tweeter in the pillars running at the same time, just unhook it, or install your new tweeters in that location(removing the old ones), but IMO that isn't the best placement for tweeters, AND it will require some modifications if it's anything like other GMs with the tweeters in the pillars.
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I used Pioneer Premier Components in my front. 6*9 4 way in the rear deck. I was able to replace my factory tweeters with the Pioneers. And added a 2800 Hz crossover in the leads. Or you could get Components. Keep the factory tweeters. Crossovers are built in. Just change the Midwoofers.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:29 AM   #6
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Thank you for your replies. I am leaning toward the components in the front. The Crutchfield dude said the HU isn't powerful enough to drive components. Doesn't make sense to me.

I still have questions about the rear speakers. I understand those are driven by 2 separate amps and that a simple swap would not allow a full spectrum of sound?
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I bought my speakers from Crutchfield. If you call there again ask for Sam. Ext 3270. I have dealt with him for over 10 years. He is only there on weekends.Tell him Chris P sent you.

It really depends on which Components you use. Most require an external amplifier to get volume.
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The comp set I recommended for you can be ran off the stock HU just fine. They are pretty damn efficient so they don't take much power to get them audibly louder than the stock POS speakers lol.


Let me know man

Also have some 6x9 3 ways that come out within the next month!
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i have been told the same thing about the rear speakers...but no one has seemed to answer it not really sure what to do back there any other thoughts
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My Elantra GS is getting Infinity 6030CS (Components Front) and 6032si (2 way) for rear. Still have my 12" JL W3v3-2 and Kicker IX500.1. Hoping I cant get installed this summer.
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