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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    you want more low end
    so youll replace your speakers....

    speakers are not powerful enough nor designed to highly increase low end

    if you want more bass youll need to add subs its that simple
    especially since the stock amp will cut base at higher volume levels like its supposed to..

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    As mentioned previously, I've had subs before (in 3 other vehicles)..I understand how bass works..lol.

    I'm not looking to go the subs route as it's a pain, takes up space, and easily more $$.

    Maybe I didn't ask this right....has anyone out there replaced the stock speakers in the front..and had good luck getting some better bass response in doing so? If so, which model of speakers, etc. (You can get better bass response without needing to add a sub)

    I'm not looking to have a speaker on wheels....I'm just looking to upgrade the factory speakers..and trying to get a better understanding of how many watts per channel the bose system is putting out..

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    bose runs 1 ohm
    any drop in speaker you replace it with will cut the power sent to it in half

    so back to square one

    replace the stock sub with a kicker free air one?

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    STS,

    Iíll amuse this idea just to see where it takes me. The ďfactory subĒ in the vehicle, where is it located..I ask because I havenít run across it yet. I assume it to be on the rear deck of the vehicle firing into the back window area. Surely itís a tiny space, and obviously since Iím hearing poor bass with the system itself, itís nearly going unnoticed. That said, what would be your exact recommendation for replacing that item..without modification? (Iím aware the Infinity unit has a built in amp..self powered..but I assume that it wont fit this application)

    Back to the speakersÖ.they suck. If I get some JBLs, Alpine, Infinity, etcÖ.will the existing Bose amp(s) be ok to power those to improve sound? Iím not needing to be blasted out, Iím merely wondering if the Bose amplification would be enough to even provide weak power to after-market speakers? (Iím not looking to have new amps and all that)

    Thanks.

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    dead center in the rear deck
    its a 10 inch free air sub
    2 ohm
    75-125 watts stock i believe

    will the stock amp power them
    sure
    but its a 275 watt amp
    figure 75 for the sub
    thats 200 watts per channel at 1 ohm
    so 50 watts per channel at 1 ohm
    hook up a JL speak thats 4 ohms now your only using 12.5 watts
    hook up a Infinity Kappa 2 ohm and now your only using 50 watts

    and no one makes a 1 ohm speak other than bose.

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    STS....since I cant post a link (new member), I will mention the Kicker 10" free air $89 on Crutchfield....I would see this as a decent, cheap, replacement....and the factory power would be ample....(per your post I assume..)

    Thanks for the detail....loved it.

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    not a problem
    thats a good bang for buck sub nothing earth shattering but an improvement over stock without getting crazy
    id recommend adding an external amp which has speaker level inputs to power it
    connect the stock sub wiring to the speaker level inputs
    then power the sub with the amp
    powering the amp is cake since the battery is under the rear seat so no need to run amp wires the length of your car.

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    Whats up everone havent posted in 4ever! Getting the stuff to do a major audio upgrade. Just got a Rockford Fosgate Type RF X7 1500w. Ive heard from many RF fans that the birth sheets on these babies ranged from 1700-1900wrms! I wanted to test it out when I first got it, so I took a trip to my bro's house. He's got a bd1000 pushin' 2 S12L7 solobarics w/ a box as big as his little chevy malibu will fit. We tested the amp for about 1/2 hour on his 12's, adjusting the gain up then down adding a little more bass boost via bass knob, never did turn them both all the way up, as he was a little scared to, but I dont blame him. It made his radar detector drop right off the windshield, was kinda funny. Its a mean amp.

    But anyways, Im planning on getting 1 S15L7 4 ohm and a 2 farad cap. Gonna build my own vented box out of 1" MDF. Was gonna get a 10" solo-x but my jaw dropped after I figure the price of the sub and box. I also plan on taking all the carpet out and dynomating the entire trunk, then put it back together so it still looks good. Now I know the stock radio is not gonna be able to overpower the bass but I freakin love the finger controls on the steering wheel.

    And this is were I need your help Jason! What head unit will match the controls on the wheel? Also, what kinda interior speaks you suggest?

    Thanks man,
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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    none will work
    you must buy an adapter to make them work specific to the hu you buy

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacSTS2003 View Post
    none will work
    you must buy an adapter to make them work specific to the hu you buy
    Any idea were do to get the adapter? HU manufacturer or Cadillac? Ever seen anyone successful with keeping the finger controls? Think a bose out of an ETC would be enough juice to not get overpowered/drounded out? Ive never heard one out of an ETC but you obviously would know.
    Thanks
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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    pac makes them

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    Ok i know i was gonna go small and just get a solo l7 15", but it 09' im takin whats mine, just got a 12" solo x. Yea i know...wow what is he thinking, but my 10" kicker comps can only take so much from my 'source'-(1700w @2 ohms) is alot even at half gain on 10's. Got a 4 Farad Kole Audio Cap few days ago, 150a breaker installed ready for the box build. Get ready for some pics its gonna be bad! My first box build....

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacSTS2003 View Post
    not a problem
    thats a good bang for buck sub nothing earth shattering but an improvement over stock without getting crazy
    id recommend adding an external amp which has speaker level inputs to power it
    connect the stock sub wiring to the speaker level inputs
    then power the sub with the amp
    powering the amp is cake since the battery is under the rear seat so no need to run amp wires the length of your car.
    Thanks for all your help with all this. I blew my sub and now that i have it out i see where it has come unsealed around half the speaker. Probably age, Texas heat and I was listening to the Muse when i blew it!

    I just want what i had. No amps, nothing...SO I cant just go buy any ol sub?
    What are the specs i need?
    Ohms? Watts? Free Air?
    Can someone please suggest me a replacement?
    I want something cheap and comparible to what I have.

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    was wondering in the 2000 seville looks like there are 3 speakers in the front dash
    the once on the outside of tweeters right ?
    what abou tthe one in the midle or is that not a speaker ?

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    Re: Speaker Fit Guide Please Check & Ask Fitment ?s HERE ONLY!!!

    [QUOTE=CadillacSTS2003;1591216]Fit Guide
    NOTE More Years and Models will be added as I have time and chance to verify all the sizes listed below I myself have verified and fully trust.

    Eldorado
    1992-2002
    Front Door Bose 4 Inch Non Bose 5.25 with 2 inch tweeter
    Rear 6x9





    1998-2004
    Dash 3.5
    Front Doors Bose 8 Non Bose 6.5
    Rear Doors 6.5
    Sub 12.5

    I was wondering i have the Bose system in the 2000 seville but i went to look at a fitmant guide and i cant find anything and i also cant find any 8 inch speakers at all are you sure you have the right size for the bose sytem

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