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Old 09-15-2003, 05:03 AM   #1
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Question Speaker/Stereo Questions [STi]

Howdy all, I've been driving my new STi for a few weeks now, and I think I'm ready to put together the stereo for it. I'm looking at Infinity for all the speakers with Reference 5000cs Refs for the fronts, and Reference 5002i Refs for the rear. I've been trying to take in as much info from these and other forums, and talked to a few friends as well as folks a few local large chains, and these seem like the best bet, especially for the price offered. Anyone have any input on these?

Along with that, I'm also trying to figure out if my current head unit, a Pioneer DEH-P6000, can drive them out of the box, or if I'll need to get additional hardware to make them work properly. Anyone have this HU, and use it with speakers like this, or have these speakers and know what kind of power they need to sound good?

Finally, after reading what seems like a hundred threads on speaker installs, I'm pretty nervous to do it myself. The most I've done is install a HU in my old Golf, so I'm a bit green. I have taken the door trim apart on my STi already (also managed to break the trim surrounding the door handle, oops ), as well as the entire center console, so the only thing that really scares me is if the wiring is overly complicated, or if I need to make spacers or anything to install the speakers. Has anyone had experience installing these speakers, and can you speak on the difficulties, if any, you encountered with them? Thanks for any help you folks can provide!

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Old 09-15-2003, 08:46 AM   #2
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I can not believe you asked this question at almost the same time as me.
Any help guys on theses speakers.My order came in from crutchfield,and I am also installing these Infinity spearers too.I am older and a little rusty on stereo installs my last was in the middle 80's. Alpine,amp ,Infinity speakers.Now I am going with componets up front,triways back.Any help or comments would be appreciated.Also I might wire the deck without the connector what wire is for power to antenna(color,description) has anybody cut the rear deck on an sti for speakers.
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Old 09-15-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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you'll need spacers at least for the front. probably 3/4" MDF. you can make them yourself, or you can buy them from East Coast Scooby.

You'll need the little plastic grommets to accept your screws also. You can find the specific grommets and screws to use with a search.

if you ordered from Crutchfield, you have the wiring adaptors for your speakers to plug right in.

Wiring the head unit is pretty easy. you just line up the wires coming out of the head unit harness with the wires going into your Subaru specific car harness, and twist and crimp or solder.

Most of the other questions you'll have are covered here, if you search. Take your time, and you can definitely do a good job.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:00 PM   #4
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kb3drfsti, what kind of amp are you getting? Do you think the speakers will need an additional amp to power them properly? Also, what deck are you using with them?

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Old 09-15-2003, 06:18 PM   #5
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kb3drfsti, what kind of amp are you getting? Do you think the speakers will need an additional amp to power them properly? Also, what deck are you using with them?

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erz
Thanks for the info Robmarch(I think that was your name,sorry)
Hi Kerz,Well I was almost going to get a sony cd reciever,but after reading on here
they seam to like the Alpines and Pioneers.In
pioneer either the deh-p2500,4500,3500,5500 or6500.259 is all
I want to spend on the deck.In the alpine I really like the cda 9807.
Well I was going to wait and see how it sounds without the amp at first.I have an old Alpine in my Avanti with a real small amp
like 25 watts by 4,running some old top of the line Infinitys kappas and that is loud enough for me,and they do not distort at
25 rms,so I was thinking these new decks pushing 23 rms might be enough.I need 6
thousand dollars of dental work,gum sergery and 4 root canals and 1 implant plus I just bought the sti(cash too,saved for a long time) so things are tight.I hope I can skip an amp. The Infinity Kappa coponents say 2-90 watts(rms) so they are pretty efiecient. The kappa 62.5 take
75 watts rms and225 peak,They might need an amp. I would like to mount mine
in the rear deck lid if possible and the coponents up front.But I read that you should not use the rear deck lid in sti cause the glass is real thin and could break when turned up.I do not know if this is true,Hard to believe with the roads
I am driving on in PA,Alot of vibrations and potholes,you would think that would make it break.
Also I have alot of sony stuff in the house even this laptop and my plasma TV,cd player etc,and they are all really nice no problems ,I was surprised when they said the decks and amps are crappy,glad I read that before buying.Matt stay in touch
and let me know how your installation is going or if you need help!! Matt
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If you want to skip the amp, consider the 9813. It's worked very well for me, and is fine if you're not a bass monster.
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