Audio/Visual Electronics Wired up? Everyone's got some sort of electrical modification... let's hear about it here.

Moving system to Accord

  #1  
Old 03-11-2012, 03:26 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Default Moving system to Accord

First post!

My old car is a 2000 VW with a Pioneer DEH-P860MP head unit. In the pillars and doors I have a 6.5"mid/1"tweet component set with X-over. And on each side of the dash I have a 4"mid/1"tweet component set with X-over. One 12" woofer in the back. One 2 channel 800W amp on the fronts and a 1 channel 800W amp on the back (both 400W when @ 4 Ohms)

I've had it all for about 7 years with no problems so I would like to re-use it all in the Accord. A 2004 EX coupe. I know I can fit the 6.5" and one set of tweeters, but where would be a good spot for the 4"/1" set?

Thanks
Chris
 
  #2  
Old 03-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Been Around A Long Time Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,653
Default

I really do not see using the 4" components in the Accord

The only place to put them would be in the rear deck but I believe you would be better off Sound wise to keep the 6x9's in the rear deck as you will get much more mid-bass with them.

Make sure you seal your doors when installing the 6.5's in the front as it makes a HUGE difference in sound.
 
  #3  
Old 03-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Senior Member Stereo Guru..Almost A Mod :)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: louisiana
Posts: 862
Default

unless you wanted to make custom door pannels I am going with crispin

edit: or you could put them in the kick
 
  #4  
Old 03-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Default

I was thinking. I may just leave the stuff in the VW and get a component set with compression loaded horns under the dash. My buddy had them in a 99 accord and that was the best sound I've ever heard.

Anybody put them in a 04' yet ?
 
  #5  
Old 03-12-2012, 06:56 PM
keep_hope_alive's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Posts: 3,209
Default

Like the Image Dynamics HLCD? Tough to fit on the passenger side, zero room there. Maybe if you sacrificed the glove box.

Great sound requires more than drop-in speakers. Lots of install time and care is requried. The Accord can sound great with enough effort.

You could use the 4's for a front 3-way but you'd need to have an active crossover and 4 amp channels for the front. Also, depth may be an issue depending on how much you want to build out the doors.
 
  #6  
Old 03-13-2012, 04:55 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Default

My buddy had Image Dynamics in his accord. The install was all the way ghetto. The horns were zip-tied under the dash. But those along with 6.5" in his doors were great.

It sounded like I could grab into the air and pick the exact spot where each sound was coming from. I never heard anything like that before.

I had a USD waveguide component set a while back, but they wouldn't fit in the VW so I sold them off.

I'll have to make some cardboard mock-ups and see what will fit in the new ride.

One question though: Would the 13 band EQ in my DEH-P860MP be enough to get the horns sounding good?
 
  #7  
Old 03-13-2012, 05:46 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Crap, I just did something crazy... looked under the dash. Yeah no room for horns Grrrrrr

OK back to the system. I don't need to use the 4" set, but I liked the extra volume they gave me.
 
  #8  
Old 03-15-2012, 11:26 PM
keep_hope_alive's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Posts: 3,209
Default

in the right place, they wil make the difference and give you more volume. a dash is the loudest location for them. since you won't have that as an option, the kicks are the next best location.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dchamberlin
Audio/Visual Electronics
1
03-29-2013 05:35 PM
trevordj
Audio/Visual Electronics
3
01-26-2013 10:19 AM
ret1614
General Tech Help
2
12-27-2011 06:49 PM
joshuaaaronalpert
Engine & Internal
4
05-31-2005 07:05 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Moving system to Accord


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.