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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not yet!

Connecting the amp to the battery - I need terminal connectors, the wire, and an inline fuse. What size terminal connectors do I need?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't remember, sorry.. They were yellow? Does that help? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought mine with loads of Hertz components. Sounds good though. These are behind the seats.





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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly I've got spring loaded roll-over/roll-hoops behind the seats that (I'm guessing here) would be upset about sharing the same space as some speakers.

In related news, I put the 100.3's in today and, frankly, can't tell the difference between them and the Nokia's.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
In related news, I put the 100.3's in today and, frankly, can't tell the difference between them and the Nokia's.


No.... seriously? nooo That's gotta hertz...

There must be some difference, surely? Maybe not night and day... but some clarity at least? Do you still have the stock head unit?
is the new amp in yet?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the higher notes are clearer, and the speakers themselves have more volume. I need to work through the Becker menu's to make sure that it's not doing any signal processing I think. It's got a huge number of sub-menu's with regards to this stuff.

I've only changed the front speakers at the moment, the amp I am just looking at for ideas as to where to fit it.

Almost!



The JL is actually much closer in size to the Nokia than I had thought:



So I think I may try to put it in the stock location, rather than where the CD player went, but I need to do some bracket design/cable routing before I make a final decision.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a large differential in that location..
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ak7OTAfmTrHxv1zootjs14hAVazu
You can see the original amp to one side of centre.

The CD changer was against the nearside wing.

Sounds like you need to reset everything audio-wise. Start flat and go from there... Where are you? Wondering if it's worth a show and tell and compare "soundz" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After fitting all 4 off my Alpine SPG-10C2 speakers in my car (before installing the sub & amp) there was a noticeable improvement in sound with the standard Becker head unit. I think the rear speakers contributed the most.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s interesting- I have only swapped the ones in the dash so far.

I’ll do the rears, have a listen, then do the doors and amp (as I’m slowly accumulating the parts over time).

Has anyone fairly local got a 4 AWG cable cutter, and a crimping tool suitable for such cable?

Or can recommend such tools?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How are you getting on with the connectors? Much chin scratching and questioning the worthiness of the amount of faff involved? Very Happy








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One more fitted:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very neat! Good work fella! Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




And they came with these things, which I'm struggling with, frankly:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see how they fit into those "shrouds" Dont know
But more importantly, how well do the speakers fit into the housing in the door?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shrouds are going to be recycled I suspect, I cannot see how the speaker would make use of them to mount to anything, but I'll keep them until that's been proven empirically.

I don't know when i'm going to get the time to have the door cards off, possibly the weekend - I *may* have everything I need to install the amp by then which would be great.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really intrigued to how these go. I've never found anything suitable that would be a significant improvement over the OEMs that's worth the faff to change them!? lol
Door card removal isn't too bad a job. As long as you have trim tools..
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll need to put the amp in first, thinking about it - the new speakers are 4 ohms whereas the amp is expecting 2 ohm speakers.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The amp can drive 6x 4Ohm as standard - why would it be expecting 2Ohm?

http://www.jlaudio.co.uk/xd600-6-car-audio-xd-amplifiers-98262
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The existing amp is expecting 2 Ohm door speakers, which these are not.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, get you.
2Ohm nominal - it'll still drive 4Ohm, but at reduced power / volume.
Worst case scenario is a damaged amp, which you're replacing anyway..?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You shouldn't damage the amp as Halcyon says, you'll just get less power out.

You're only likely to damage the amp by lower impedance which may then draw too much current. Given the existing speakers are only 2 Ohms, you'll only really damage it by shorting out the connections and many amps have protection against this.
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