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Dash Speaker Recommendations. by Stainless1911
Started on: 07-18-2012 09:31 PM
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Report this Post07-18-2012 09:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Stainless1911Click Here to Email Stainless1911Send a Private Message to Stainless1911Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Im putting together a radio for the Fiero, and wanted to know what would sound good, really good, for a dash speaker. I have Kenwood 4x10s in it now, but they aren't anything to get excited about.

I'm looking at these now.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...&smid=A36NY6MO5E7I8U

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I have a 1987 Fiero, 4 cylinder 5 speed. With an 88 engine.

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Report this Post07-18-2012 10:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JCircsClick Here to Email JCircsSend a Private Message to JCircsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I installed these and could not be happier JBL P560C 5.25" 2-WAY COMPONENT SPEAKERS. For the money you can't go wrong.

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http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/087461.html

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Report this Post07-18-2012 10:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Stainless1911Click Here to Email Stainless1911Send a Private Message to Stainless1911Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How did you get a 5 1/4" Speaker in the dash?
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Report this Post07-19-2012 12:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for KhwClick Here to Email KhwSend a Private Message to KhwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Like this.



http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/122103.html

With an adapter plate you can mount up to a 5.25" speaker in the 4 x 10 opening. Depending on the magnet size of the speaker you may need to heat up the corner of the HVAC duct on the drivers side and dent it in a little to clear. You also might have to trim the 4 x 10 hole a little bit for the speakers basket, but not much (less then 1/8th inch per side) but that depends on how deep the speaker basket it.

**There is a diagram I can PM you that you can print out to use as a template to make the adapter plates yourself. Credit to Fierosouund for supplying the diagram to PFF must be mentioned though, Thank you Fierosound!** Personally the seperates will provide the best sound, although the 4 x 6 plates you posted about will supply really good sound also.

Edit: ** IMSA GT beat me to my edit !

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Report this Post07-19-2012 12:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have a copy of the file that Fierosound created to make the template. Let me know if you need it. You simply print it out on a piece of paper and trace it on your material to make the speaker plates.

Edit to add.....I should read a little better. KHW already offered you the file

2nd edit......He edited his post to reflect mine

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Originally posted by Khw:

Like this.



http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/122103.html


^^^^^^^^That is exactly what I did, ^^^^^^ They sounded real nice with the amp in the Monsoon head unit but when I added the amp they really came alive....

 
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Originally posted by Khw: With an adapter plate you can mount up to a 5.25" speaker in the 4 x 10 opening. Depending on the magnet size of the speaker you may need to heat up the corner of the HVAC duct on the drivers side and dent it in a little to clear. You also might have to trim the 4 x 10 hole a little bit for the speakers basket, but not much (less then 1/8th inch per side) but that depends on how deep the speaker basket it.

**There is a diagram I can PM you that you can print out to use as a template to make the adapter plates yourself. Credit to Fierosouund for supplying the diagram to PFF must be mentioned though, Thank you Fierosound!** Personally the seperates will provide the best sound, although the 4 x 6 plates you posted about will supply really good sound also.

Edit: ** IMSA GT beat me to my edit !


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Report this Post07-19-2012 09:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Stainless1911Click Here to Email Stainless1911Send a Private Message to Stainless1911Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well, thanks I really would like that template, if someone could send it, I can make one easily. A 5.25 would give me many more options for speakers. I have a 12 going in the front of the car, and maybe 2 12s going in the back, so bigger speakers in the dash would be a benefit.

Any ideas on what to do to add another rear speaker? I have 4x6 infinity reference speakers in the spot behind the seatbelt mounts, but I cant seem to find a place for another. I dont want them in the headrests.
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Report this Post07-19-2012 07:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
File emailed to you.
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Report this Post07-19-2012 07:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Stainless1911Click Here to Email Stainless1911Send a Private Message to Stainless1911Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you.

I measured across the approximate point where the center of the speaker would be in the dash, it was 5 1/4". That tells me the speaker would be very very close to being too big.

Are there pics of the speaker installed?
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Report this Post07-19-2012 11:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KhwClick Here to Email KhwSend a Private Message to KhwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This was the first time I made some but it was just temporary. I can't find a picture of the second set with the seperates in them .



It is a tight fit, but they do fit.
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Report this Post07-19-2012 11:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Stainless1911Click Here to Email Stainless1911Send a Private Message to Stainless1911Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks. that is really close.
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Report this Post07-20-2012 05:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is enough room to install more speakers with a clever template with 2 levels.
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Hey Can someone send me the File for that. I would like to change my speakers out.

NormanTorino1971@gmail.com

Thanks Thomas
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Report this Post09-27-2013 11:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have Alpine 6x9 2-ways under the dash firing up thru the speaker openings. 80w rms/channel amp. Sound is terrific, no sub required.
It takes a bit of duct modification, but is well worth it.
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How did you do that olejoedad
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Report this Post09-27-2013 12:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My car has Pioneer 4x10s and my wife's has Kicker 4x10s, they sound good to me.
The rear speakers seem more important from my experience.
I have Kenwoods in back. Just picked up some Infinities from a junk car for my wife's.
As usual depends on the nomimal output power of your player and the optimum power of the speakers too.

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Sweet! Great thread!
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Originally posted by Four_hundred_86:

How did you do that olejoedad


Pull the dash, remove the defogger/vent ductwork, mount speakers to underside of dash (trimming opening for speaker to fit the 6x9), cut and melt the ductwork for magnet/basket clearance, remount ductwork, reinstall dash.

Cannot see them, looks totally factory when grilles are installed in dash.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:


Pull the dash, remove the defogger/vent ductwork, mount speakers to underside of dash (trimming opening for speaker to fit the 6x9), cut and melt the ductwork for magnet/basket clearance, remount ductwork, reinstall dash.

Cannot see them, looks totally factory when grilles are installed in dash.


Fantastic thank you sir!
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Originally posted by Iamlost22185:

Hey Can someone send me the File for that. I would like to change my speakers out.

NormanTorino1971@gmail.com

Thanks Thomas


File sent.
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