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Old 11-20-2012, 01:12 PM
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I have the coupe and it sounds like I may be blowing a speaker up front. I cant tell if its the one in the lower door or the tweeter up next to the windshield. I have been looking at options. Are component set ups a speaker and a tweeter? Or would I have to buy them separate? Also what brands do you guys recommend for good sound.
 
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:20 PM
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Telling us what year car you have helps.

Most hondas have 6.5's in the door and 1" tweeters.

Most likely you have blown your door speaker.

YOu can just replace the driver that is blown if you want to be cheap and do not care about getting your sound better.

As for recommending speakers for you, unpossible without knowing more.

Would you like to add an amp to your front speakers?
What is your budget?

Component speakers prices range from $100 to $1,000+
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:33 PM
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It's a Honda Accord Coupe 2008, your help is highly appreciated.
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:24 PM
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you can swap the front speakers for a 6.5" component set. you will need to do some wiring though.

the factory speaker wiring is routed from the head unit to the tweeters in the dash, then from there to the door woofers. the tweeters have a small capacitor on them that protects them from low frequencies.

a component set has an external crossover that divides frequencies for each speaker - highs to tweeters and mids/lows to the woofer. to incorporate a component set in your car you'll need to intercept the factory wiring behind the head unit. this is best done with two wiring harnesses. 70-1721 and 71-1721. speaker output from the head unit goes to the crossover input. speaker wire to the speakers goes to the crossover woofer output. then you run a new wire from the tweeter output to the new tweeters and just disconnect the factory tweeters.

mounting the tweeters can be as easy as attaching them to the factory mounts, or making new mounts.

mounting the woofers is a different challenge since the factory speaker includes an odd-shaped mount. you need to either buy a mounting adapter or make your own. you also need to re-create factory seals. three in total, and foam weatherstripping is the best material to use. one seal between speaker adapter and door metal. one seal between speaker basket and speaker adapter. and the third seal between the front of the speaker basket and the door panel/grill. this last seal is vital for midbass response.

buying the new speakers from Crutchfield will be to your advantage as they provide detailed instructions and wiring adapters, mounting adapters, etc. they will not include the wire harness adapters i mention above.

you won't realize the new speakers full potential when powered by the puny factory head unit amp. an aftermarket amp is required for more musical enjoyment, but that is another topic.
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:27 PM
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I made this graphic to help visualize what i'm describing with door seals.
 
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:26 PM
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I really apreciate your reply, now all it's clear.
 
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