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Old 12-03-2013, 01:29 AM   #1
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Replacing factory speakers

I was just curious what the audio files will say about my question. I have the Mach 460 stereo and I'm going to upgrade speakers. But just one pair at a time. What would you focus on first the rear speakers or the door speakers? I know it's not a big deal, but I'm curious what some more knowledgeable audio guys would upgrade first.
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I was just curious what the audio files will say about my question. I have the Mach 460 stereo and I'm going to upgrade speakers. But just one pair at a time. What would you focus on first the rear speakers or the door speakers? I know it's not a big deal, but I'm curious what some more knowledgeable audio guys would upgrade first.
I did doors first, but driver side was out, that was why lol. never actually did the rear speakers
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It seems like the door speakers will be a little easier to do, so I'll probably do the same and replace the door speakers first.
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Mach 460? Doors 1st and rewire if new HU because 460 use different ohms
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Mach 460? Doors 1st and rewire if new HU because 460 use different ohms
When you say rewire, do you mean these wires that were supplied with the speakers? Sorry, I'm audio illiterate.
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Rewire I mean new speaker wire from them door speaker all the way to the head unit. Only if you have a aftermarket head unit. If its stock head unit no need to
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Rewire I mean new speaker wire from them door speaker all the way to the head unit. Only if you have a aftermarket head unit. If its stock head unit no need to
Perfect thank you! I still have a factory head unit.
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You should be fine. Just to warn you though if you have mach460 its ampsplay @ a different ohm than the speaker you have. Have to do a little tuning with it to make it sound great. In tuning I mean on the HU controls
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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I replaced mine with JBL in the front. Sounds a lot better and clearer. Here are some pics comparing stock and JBLs:

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Probobly be adding amp this coming spring.
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The stock speakers are probably the best with that amp set-up (the Mach 460 amps only push low, maybe mid, frequencies). You would have to build a custom spacer so a small sub will fit in the hole. I think I fit 6" subs, but I cant remember very well, they might be 5 1/2"
Putting any other type of speaker other than a sub will be pointless and sound worse.
Audiophiles are going to tell you to get a new amp and run new wire so you can put full-range speakers in, but you could probably get away with using quick-connects, if your handy with them.
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+1 I forgot the lower speakers in the door are midbass only
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I installed the speakers and they sound better than stock, but I'll try messing with the controls to better fine tune the set up. I see what everyone is saying though, they only put out low and mid range.
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Correct. I have a aftermarket HU, ran new speaker wire to the doors and hooked up component speakers. That's seperate highs and mids. Put full range speaker in rear with new speaker wire + 10 inch sub in ported box and amp
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I'm wondering what your gonna do with your passenger door speaker
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I'd replace all the speakers at once. Front and back are both pretty easy. Door panels come off in a few minutes, the rear headrest comes off in 5-10.

Also I would bypass the Mach system completely with a good aftermarket HU and just run the speakers off the HU amp. It will sound better than the Mach system, its actually pretty crazy how much better a good set of speakers sounds with the factory amp bypassed and a good 50x4 HU.
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I'd replace all the speakers at once. Front and back are both pretty easy. Door panels come off in a few minutes, the rear headrest comes off in 5-10.

Also I would bypass the Mach system completely with a good aftermarket HU and just run the speakers off the HU amp. It will sound better than the Mach system, its actually pretty crazy how much better a good set of speakers sounds with the factory amp bypassed and a good 50x4 HU.
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Bypassing the Mach amps, this harness would use the Pioneer Head Unit Amp I currently have? At which point I can replace the woofers 6x8 in the doors with decent set of speakers?

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Always do the front speaker first. You really do not need rear speakers. Think of it this way, when you are at a concert, does the band play in front of you or behind you? If you do replace the rear speakers you want to fade the sound to the front. 80% front 20% rear. Also, no aftermarket head unit puts out 50 watts of power per channel, regardless of what they claim. However, you can get a nice headunit, and then find some very efficient speakers 95db and up and you will be able to take advantage of all the head unit wattage regardless of how much it is.
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I still need to do the damn speakers and see if the vintage Rockford Fosgate amp I have works. If it does then I basically have a free decent setup minus a sub. I do have a bazooka tube that I might hook up in the meantime. I don't need to set the world on fire...
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SPEAKERS

I did a similar set up as you did. But a Sealed 10" Sub in Trunk. and Shelby GT (Kicker) speakers in the Front, with JL Audio speakers in the Rear. JL Sub also.
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