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Old 12-21-2014, 08:12 PM   #11
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I've added 6 1/2 inch speakers in old speaker locations above driver/passenger seats. A bazooka sub behind driver seat. Two 4 1/2 inch speakers in pods on the dash and separate amplifiers for all speakers. Now I enjoy listening to music going down the road.


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That's what I'm talking about. Trying to get my components figured out. I want to mount an 8 inch sub just below the cup holders.
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:05 PM   #12
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Damn Rich, I wanna party with you dude.....lol
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:40 AM   #13
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I took some pics yesterday. I'll try and post them some time later.

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Old 12-22-2014, 05:10 PM   #14
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Here are some pics..
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Thanks for the pictures. I was wondering how you got the big speakers on the ceiling.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:17 PM   #16
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Where did you get those standoffs for the ceiling? I was thinking of doubling up on a couple of standard 1" trim rings..but you seem to have found something better.
Is the Bazooka powered...and are you just running off the radio for the others?
Nice clean work...It has to sound 1000% better than the Oem crap! Thanks for the pix.
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How much depth is there with the cubes?

Glad to see this thread. I figured if I stalled long enough Dan-Nickie would have found a good Dallas solution and I could coattail them

We're all agreed the 2 cubes are inadequate. One thing I'm considering is grabbing a set of the Bose dual cube sets, usually can find 4 or 5 plus a sub used for around $250. Considering mounting 4 of those up under the storage cabs above the windshield with a fader that would let me turn down the pr on the copilot side.

Another nontraditional approach I've been considering is putting a big sound bar up there. I got intrigued with the newer ones that send the bass signal to the sub wirelessly...also you can send Bluetooth audio to those so you could run music off your phone to the sound bar.

Probably won't get to this before mid-January but it'd be nice to figure out a nice upgrade. Gasman94, thanks for posting!
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:11 PM   #18
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Where did you get those standoffs for the ceiling? I was thinking of doubling up on a couple of standard 1" trim rings..but you seem to have found something better.
Is the Bazooka powered...and are you just running off the radio for the others?
Nice clean work...It has to sound 1000% better than the Oem crap! Thanks for the pix.

The Bazooka is powered....but little enough power that I was able to use a radio power lead. The other speakers are powered by two separate amplifiers, mounted in the radio/switch compartment. Trim rings for ceiling speakers are pods that can be found at Speaker Pods Speaker Adapters 6 5" 6 1 2" Speaker Mounts We Have Over 15 Styles | eBay
The front speaker pods were from crutchfield, and I added boom mat speaker baffles to tone down the pod vibration.

Gottawonder, I tried some boston acoustic speakers first, but I think that 8 ohm speakers just don't translate well in automotive audio systems. You may have the same problem with Bose unless you use their proprietary system for amplification. Soundbar idea is interesting.

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Thanks for the link...got it bookmarked...they have lots of interesting stuff! I'm thinking your 6.5's are the new Infinitys... I had a pair of 6.5 inch "reference" series on my boat that I loved but they are now discontinued....how do you like the new ones which I have not heard? My other choice might be the Polk db 651's which have been around a while and have the pivoting tweet...a benefit in the bus...which I know sound good.
I like your choice of the small Bazooka...they do what a sub should without going boom boom boom!
Probably gonna wait a bit myself to do anything ...but it is always good to plan and you know good sound and how to get it!
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Cam, I like the infinity's. But you definitely need to put the boom mats behind them to get the sound out front and not buried in the pods. I also had them cut the holes.....much easier than cutting them myself. I've also used Polk's in the past. I have them for my home system and in my last class c. They were not amplified in RV, so I don't think that I was getting the best potential out of them. And about the bazooka...just the right amount of added lows for my music.

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