Where is the factory crossover locatedI went with these Focal speakers in the doors and pillars. The tweeters in the pillars aren’t that hard to replace and since the stock teeeters are awful it’s well worth doing. You really need to put some sound dampening in the doors and some sound absorbing mat will really help.
Promaster is a fairly easy audio upgrade.I insulated doors with Thinsulate and replaced the factory speakers with these $44/pair JBL's for a significant improvement.
Eddie, I used the adapters from...wait for it...Hein. They simplified mounting and put a good angle on the speakers, as well as getting the speaker frame off of the door frame. I do believe that the Thinsulate in the door really helps. I replaced the factory grille-works great, doesn't attract attention.Dave,
I'm a JBL guy.. those look like a good upgrade to the factory door speakers. Did they mount easily in the factory holes? Did you use factory grill on top or use JBL grills?
As far as better sound in the back, I added a Kenwood "house radio" and 4 Kenwood shallow mount speakers in the ceiling... I really like the no-CanBus-issues, and it sounds great!
Ah, no, I did keep the factory grille, fits back on fine with this speaker and the adapter.Dave,
Any pictures of the door with the new speakers?.... when you say replaced, I think you mean that you used the JBL grills instead of the factory ones.
1974..a few years out of college... Washington's Birthday sale... I bought 3 pairs of JBL L-100's... saved up for a long time...
2018.. a few years later ... use 4 of the L-100s in my home theater, 2 in the family room... sound as good as the day I got 'em!
Dave, thank you for the added insight.
I sold JBL, Teac, Bose, Pioneer, Onkyo, Marrantz, Technics and others working at a (mom & pop) stereo/appliance store while in college. Reel-to-Reel and those egg-crate speaker grills were all the rage. Anyone remember the RCA video disc players and when Pioneer released the first laser disks. )