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Old 09-04-2016, 10:30 PM   #1
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2306 Speaker Upgrade

Hello.

I was not impressed with the sound from the 4 interior speakers on my new unit, so I decided it was time to gut them.




How they look in the ceiling. \/




FR supplied them with some $2 single full range 3" speakers. \/





How it looks behind the speaker enclosure\/





I got some Kicker 4" co-axials and after a bit of trimming got them in and what a difference. \/



Next thing to do is install a new head unit, amp and subwoofer.

There will need to be some creative fabrication to be done in order to conceal the wiring (signal[RCA's]/trigger) from the HU to the amp and then the speaker wires back to the terminus of the speaker wires in the cabinet. Too bad there is a fridge getting in the way




Running a new power/ground from the battery to the amp will require a hole in the belly. Lots of work to do. Now for me to get into my buddies shop and attack it.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:06 PM   #2
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Like the idea, how much for the speakers? I flipped the TV bracket (rotated 180 deg) to get a full swing out. Now, whoever lays on the bunk beds, they can see the TV and from the master bed is more centered. Yours came with an overhead bin by the dinette? Mine did and the head unit is in it. Love the idea next to the fridge.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:27 PM   #3
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Like the idea, how much for the speakers? I flipped the TV bracket (rotated 180 deg) to get a full swing out. Now, whoever lays on the bunk beds, they can see the TV and from the master bed is more centered. Yours came with an overhead bin by the dinette? Mine did and the head unit is in it. Love the idea next to the fridge.
The speakers were a whopping $150 for 4.

Install....my time. Such an improvement.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:35 AM   #4
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Question Upgraded Speakers

How deep were your speakers.. Do you know if there is a "maximum" install depth?

As a general question: What is the mounting technique? Screws? Screws with molys?

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Curious about how you got the covers off the OEM speakers. Did you have to heat them a bit to make the plastic more pliable?
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How deep were your speakers.. Do you know if there is a "maximum" install depth?

As a general question: What is the mounting technique? Screws? Screws with molys?

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The new speakers were not deep at all. Maybe 1.75" at most.

You are limited to the composition of the ceiling. I'd say you'd have 2-2.5" of depth to play with.

I just screwed them into the ceiling material. Nothing's come loose.
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Curious about how you got the covers off the OEM speakers. Did you have to heat them a bit to make the plastic more pliable?
I just used a panel popper. No heat. Super easy.
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After reading the OP, I replaced the speakers in my 23LB with the same speakers. I first replaced speakers "1" so that I can hear the difference between the new and old speakers. As I switched back and forth between speakers "1" and "2," it was very evident that the stock speakers were total junk. Larry G.
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I just used a panel popper. No heat. Super easy.
Thanks.

I need to check my speaker connections because I've found that with certain DVDs the center channel sound from the Concertone doesn't play on the center speakers. On those DVDs the center channel has the voice track. I ended up buying a Blu-ray player and connecting it directly to the TV. I want to see if the center speaker is even connected to the output on the Concertone so I need to identify the wire colors at the speaker.
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