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Old 02-03-2013, 02:09 AM   #126
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May be silly question but does '13 impreza with 6 speaker audio have some sort of passive crossover network built in? I bought component speakers to replace the front door woofers and dash tweeters and they come with crossovers. The wiring diagram seems to indicate both the woofers and tweeters get the same range from the HU (looks like they come out of same pins on HU and get split somewhere in dash). If that's really the case I plan to hook up the new crossover at the door woofer harness, run speaker wire back up to the new tweeter, and ignore the OEM tweeter wires altogether.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #127
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May be silly question but does '13 impreza with 6 speaker audio have some sort of passive crossover network built in? I bought component speakers to replace the front door woofers and dash tweeters and they come with crossovers. The wiring diagram seems to indicate both the woofers and tweeters get the same range from the HU (looks like they come out of same pins on HU and get split somewhere in dash). If that's really the case I plan to hook up the new crossover at the door woofer harness, run speaker wire back up to the new tweeter, and ignore the OEM tweeter wires altogether.
The OEM setups (regardless of year) makes use of a small capaciter setup to serve as a crossover. This is built in on the OEM speakers (not in the wiring) and thus you won't find a separate box like you see with the aftermarket setup.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #128
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Has anyone used the adapters/spacers that Crutchfield now supplies (for free) with a speaker purchase? Here's the link: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SGMQ...-Brackets.html

They obviously look flimsy compared to the solid ones the phenryiv1 and IA make, but perhaps are sufficient.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #129
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Has anyone used the adapters/spacers that Crutchfield now supplies (for free) with a speaker purchase? Here's the link: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SGMQ...-Brackets.html

They obviously look flimsy compared to the solid ones the phenryiv1 and IA make, but perhaps are sufficient.
They have always provided those (or a variation thereof). I have a set at my house (as well as 3 other designs that "work" in a Subaru). None of them fit.

Believe me- I tried EVERY off-the-shelf option before I started making my adapters.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #130
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Has anyone used the adapters/spacers that Crutchfield now supplies (for free) with a speaker purchase? Here's the link: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SGMQ...-Brackets.html

They obviously look flimsy compared to the solid ones the phenryiv1 and IA make, but perhaps are sufficient.
Call Crutchfield and they should be able to tell you.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:04 PM   #131
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Call Crutchfield and they should be able to tell you.
I buy gear from crutchfield from time to time and they really WON'T tell you. I say this all of th etime- their experts are not the experts that they used to be. If they don't sell the bracket that makes a particular speaker fit in a specific car, they say that the speaker won't fit at all. And the adapters that they say "fit" in the car are complete crap. Ask the BRZ/FR-S guys about the adapters that they use in the BRZ/FR-S.

On top of that, those same adapters (which are COMPLETELY different from what the Impreza/Forester/Legacy uses are included for several of those models. Basically, CF sells speakers and you get what you pay for in their free mounting adapters.

Their included wiring is good- but the mounting adapters are not worth the price of shipping.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:07 PM   #132
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They have always provided those (or a variation thereof). I have a set at my house (as well as 3 other designs that "work" in a Subaru). None of them fit.

Believe me- I tried EVERY off-the-shelf option before I started making my adapters.
Ah, good to know, thanks. I'm planning to upgrade the stereo this spring/summer, and just started doing my research. I thought maybe these were something Crutchfield just started offering.

It really sucks going from a pair of Paradigm Studio 60s in my home theater to the OEM system in the WRX...
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:16 PM   #133
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I buy gear from crutchfield from time to time and they really WON'T tell you. I say this all of th etime- their experts are not the experts that they used to be. If they don't sell the bracket that makes a particular speaker fit in a specific car, they say that the speaker won't fit at all. And the adapters that they say "fit" in the car are complete crap. Ask the BRZ/FR-S guys about the adapters that they use in the BRZ/FR-S.

On top of that, those same adapters (which are COMPLETELY different from what the Impreza/Forester/Legacy uses are included for several of those models. Basically, CF sells speakers and you get what you pay for in their free mounting adapters.

Their included wiring is good- but the mounting adapters are not worth the price of shipping.
I never planned to buy anyting from CF anyway but good to know. I still want your spacers though. PM'd you just now because I accidently deleted the PM you sent me about sending payment.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #134
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I was wondering about your statement about the Polk DB651s? I have read this thread and the one on subaruaudio and you say more on this later but I have not come across on you mentioning them again.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #135
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I was wondering about your statement about the Polk DB651s? I have read this thread and the one on subaruaudio and you say more on this later but I have not come across on you mentioning them again.
What would you like to know about them? I have them in my WRX and my brother has them in his Forester. Both of us are happy with the performance.

Let me know specific questions and I will be happy to tell you what I can.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #136
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I was wondering about your statement about the Polk DB651s? I have read this thread and the one on subaruaudio and you say more on this later but I have not come across on you mentioning them again.
I also had db65 front and db52 rears in my 06 and loved them. This was comin from kicker SS ($800/pr) then infinity kappa perfect components. Obviously the polks aren't better but considering I wasn't running an amp, theyre coaxials, and theyre relatively cheap, I've kept them since selling my 06 2yr ago and will be installing them in my 13 when it gets here next week.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #137
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #138
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I also had db65 front and db52 rears in my 06 and loved them. This was comin from kicker SS ($800/pr) then infinity kappa perfect components. Obviously the polks aren't better but considering I wasn't running an amp, theyre coaxials, and theyre relatively cheap, I've kept them since selling my 06 2yr ago and will be installing them in my 13 when it gets here next week.
Let me know if you need adapters for the rear. The adapters that you had for the front of the '06 shoudl transfer over if you still have them.
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