|12-25-2018, 01:23 AM||#431|
EOC Rank: Hydrogen
2004 4WD EX AT
Tangerine Metallic (TM)
Join Date: Jul 2016
Boss CH6530 In Front Doors
The rear speakers in my EX rattle something awful, but upon inspection, all four door speakers had rotting foam surrounds. I drive far less than 100 miles a week, and won't spend a lot for such a small listening space. These speakers provide 100-18,000 Hz, so don't provide a lot of bass; they are 3-way speakers, and do produce crisp highs. Keep in mind that speakers can take up to 100 hours to be fully "broken in", which might result in better sound, and the difference could also be minimal.
These speakers arrived with speaker wire so thin, it's not worth saving. Unfortunately I was not aware of the Honda speaker clips. I started with the passenger door, and cut the clip off the cable inside the door. I made an adapter to fit the speaker and a telegraph splice onto the Honda speaker wire. There are multiple mounting holes on these speakers, but no 3 holes aligned with where the OEM speaker mounted. I placed the OEM speaker front onto the Boss speaker front, aligned two holes, and zip tied them together. I then drilled a hole into the metal frame of the Boss using the Honda speaker's frame as a guide. This worked well, and was only a minor inconvenience.
When I removed the driver's side speaker grille, I was unhappy to find that 4 wires were attached to the speaker clip. I managed to drill out the rivet attaching the speaker clip from one of the Honda speakers, clipped the attaching wires, and cobbled together an adapter that I soldered onto the 2nd Boss speaker. Both speakers fit snugly, with no issues, and sound good.
I later found a pair of speaker adapters on Amazon for less than five bucks, and ordered several pairs. I've also ordered a pair of JVC CS-J620 6.5" two-way speakers for the rear, which offer better specs at 35-22,000 Hz, and I will follow-up on how well they fit. Both the Boss and JVC speakers were around $22 per pair from Amazon.
|05-16-2019, 04:19 PM||#432|
2004 4WD EXS 6MT
Galapagos Green Metallic (GGM)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Another satisfied (thrifty) customer...
This one... this one right here...
Thank you ToastyRiko and to all the other members that we have followed...
This was PAINLESS...
I did slightly different part number for the speakers through Spamazon:
$55 -- 4 x Pioneer TS-G1620F 6.5-inch 2-Way Car Audio coaxial Speakers 6-1/2"
$9 -- (2) Pair of Metra 72-7800 Speaker Wire Adapters for Select Honda Vehicles - 4 Total Adapters
Good enough for me, I'm no audiophile...
This fixed broken (horrible rattling) speaker; I couldn't be happier!
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|05-25-2019, 11:45 AM||#433|
EOC Rank: Hydrogen
2003 4WD EX AT
Alabaster Silver Metallic (ASM)
Join Date: Oct 2018
Thanx for that info. As I am upgrading all 7 speakers i wasnt sure what to do for front/tweeters, cause I couldnt find out if factory amp had separate output for tweeters.