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Old 07-05-2002, 11:56 PM   #1
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Question Component Speaker Install

Do any 1995-1999 Legacy owners have component speaker systems installed in your front doors? I've been living away from home for 2 months, and it is absolutely killing me not having access to a high end sound system like I did at home.

Because of this craving, I am considering upgrading my current sound system in the Legacy, and was wondering which speakers other people have installed successfully in the front doors. Currently, I have a set of coaxial speakers in the front doors with the stock tweeters in the door sails. Without a doubt, the stock tweeters must go. They sound great at low levels, but since there is no crossover, they sound bad when you turn up the volume.I am looking for a set of component speakers with 6.5" midrange drivers and separate tweeters with a low crossover frequency (around 3Khz).

Here's the problem: it is difficult to find midrange speakers that will fit in the limited depth available in our doors. Another thing I'm looking for is tweeters that fit behind the stock tweeter grilles. Hopefully someone knows of a good speaker that will fit there (and can be aimed as well).

Please post any reccomendations or experience.
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Old 07-06-2002, 02:42 AM   #2
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Haven't upgraded anything yet, but here's a previous thread with a little info on the tweeter thing...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=209561

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Old 07-06-2002, 08:15 AM   #3
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There's quite a bit of space between the front of the speaker and the back of the door panel (you can tell if you look in through the "grille" molded into the door). So, if you really want some good components, you can buy something deeper than would normally fit and just space it out with MDF. That's what I've been planning to do for a while - I bought some Infinity components and they've been sitting in my family room for months waiting to be installed.

As for the tweeters, I'm going to mount mine down lower in the doors, near where the mid-range will be. I've been told (I'm no stereo expert, mind you) that you want to minimize the distance between the mid-range and tweeter for better imaging and clarity (or something like that ).

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Old 07-06-2002, 10:04 PM   #4
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excuse me but what is MDF?
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Old 07-07-2002, 04:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. I have narrowed it down to Infinity Kappa 60.5CS components of a set of MB Quart components. It looks like the midrange drivers won't be much of a problem as long as I use spacers, but I really want to find tweeters that will fit in the stock locations. I don't want to change the stock look of the doors in any way. Honestly, I would probably keep the original tweeters if I could find some way to aim them towards the driver's seat.
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Old 07-07-2002, 12:31 PM   #6
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Default Rear speakers?

While talking about the speakers:

Does anyone have any idea what kind of speakers and how to install them in the rear doors (it's a Wagon)?

Are there any parts one could get from Subaru to make it look stock?

Or should I take my saw, hammer and other usefull tools and 'just do it'?

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PS: Originally, the car only has front speakers and tweeters.
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Old 07-07-2002, 01:49 PM   #7
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Pioneer TS-A1664 6.5" speakers are the PERFECT fit in the front door of my 2002 GT. And, boy do they sound GREAT! A huge improvement over even the "Premium" Subaru speakers!
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Old 07-07-2002, 03:42 PM   #8
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excuse me but what is MDF?
Medium Density Fibreboard ?


Has anyone found an easy way of replacing the Speakers in the rear parcel-shelf on the 95-99 Legacy sedans ? Looks like the only way is to remove the entire mat. Has anyone actually done this, or found an easier way ?
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Old 07-07-2002, 04:55 PM   #9
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It's actually not that bad replacing the rear speakers, and no, there is no othyer way to change them I don't think.

1)Remove bolts on the front of the seat bottom. The seat is kind of hooked in the back. Just unhook(There is one hook in the middle) and remove the seat from the car.

2)Next, the overhead rest just unbolts and slips up and off. From there the rear deck just slides off. The first time you do it might be a pain is the a$$, but it's actually not that tough. The only problem I ran into was mounting the aftermarket speakers, as the holes didn't match up. I just drilled a few new holes and..."voila!" NOW, I've got "premium " sound.

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Old 07-07-2002, 09:19 PM   #10
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As Kareen said, removing the rear deck isn't too difficult. The only thing I would add is Kareen said it "just slides off". In my car there are a couple of snap-fit tabs that poke down through the metal supports, so you have to push up on the deck to pop those out, and then it just slides out.

I'm debating when I do my rear speakers if I want to actually cut the rear deck and either (1) surface mount the speakers on top of the deck, or (2) mount the speakers in the normal mounts and just surface mount the grilles. I know, I know, it's silly, but I just think it would look cool having INFINITY grilles back there.

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