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Old 08-13-2016, 04:18 PM   #11
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There is no way to measure positive/negative on speaker wires. Positive should be marked, but don't trust FR's installation. You could measure for continuity with a multimeter (Ohm) but far easier is to connect the speakers, don't fully screw them in yet, and connect bluetooth your phone to the stereo, and listen to the following youtube video:

After the left and right test, you will hear the phase test, which will determine if you connected polarity correct. ONLY CHANGE THE POLARITY ON 1 SPEAKER IF YOU ARE OUT OF PHASE! (doesn't matter which one)

PS the wires with the crimp connectors, just squeeze them with pliers to make a snug connection.

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Old 08-13-2016, 04:33 PM   #12
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ohmmeter (multimeter) if you have access to one is the easiest route.
Dutch, you pitching Bravo headphones?

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:52 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by DutchRv View Post
Factory installed cockpit speakers (5 inch, 25 watt, Magnadyne AS505BG) sounded like crap.

Bought a pair of Sony XS-R1645 6.5 inch, 50 watt (RMS) at Walmart for $39. Easy install. Mounting width made to fit with a Dremel. Used same 4 screw holes. Don't worry about mounting depth in those cubbies.

Sounds AMAZING. Clear highs, plenty of mids and deep and clean lows. Best $39 spent ever.

Found that the (factory) left speaker was connected out of phase (positive-negative reversed) which contributed to crappy sound. Positive wire was actually mislabeled, so it appeared to be connected correctly...

Thanks for the idea DutchRV.

I did the install, and they went in easy enough. Although I went with the Pioneer's. Any upgrade is an improvement compared to those stock speakers!

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Old 08-19-2016, 03:10 PM   #14
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Photos of our upgrades to speakers. Picked it up today from the guy who installed for us (had multiple other things needed wiring so had it all done in one place ) we replaced all factory speakers plus added 2 in bedroom and a mini sub in the cockpit/living area - the sub sits in a bracket but they left slack so we have the ability to move it closer to living for movies or it just tucks behind/beside drivers seat while traveling. The grill for living room they painted to match the ceiling - it sounds amazing! 
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:43 PM   #15
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Speaker upgrade

I purchased the drill guide from Dremel, $10.95 at Amazon. Three sides, easy, last side, free hand, but okay! Bunk barely clears in driver side!!

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