When I wired in a new deck and door speakers I was still getting sound out of the blown speakers on the lower dash and near the rear hatch. Once I disconnected the lower dash and rear hatch speakers it sounded much better since it wasn't trying to drive old blown speakers and all of the power could go to the new ones.Hate to bring back an old thread but cant find an answer in newer threads.
When you guys replaced your factory hu you used a new wiring harness and the two grey/different connections inside the dash correct? When doing this you're bypassing the factory amp, also correct? My question is do your dash and rear cargo speakers still work? Most aftermarket hu are only 4 channels (front and rear doors).
Crutchfield support said the front doors and dash were connected in parallel, they didnt know about the rear cargo.
I'd like to put tweeters in the cargo area to balance out a sub, same up front. Can anybody confirm all 8 speakers still work with bypassing the factory amp?
Thanks in advance, joe.
I also just put the Morel Virtus Nano's in the front door. They sound amazing. Crazy how similar in shape they are to the stock speakers, really shallow with the cone inverted over the magnet. They are slightly larger in diameter, so had to make a little room to mount. ended up having to extend the hole where the stock grills attached and then epoxy the grills back on. They are a 2 way speaker, and the tweeter easily mounted on the dash, where there were already stock tweeters.
I found a double din Mcintosh head unit/amp combo on ebay that came out of a '01 Subaru and also installed that. The amp turned out to be dead, so got a small Nakamichi amp instead, and installed under the drivers seat. Sounds really damn good. Still haven't messed with the rear speakers or the sub, but almost don't even need them as is.
The head unit is slightly taller than the stock, and cracked the woodgrain sticker, so i just pulled the top and bottom of the sticker off and left the sides for now. Oh, the unit also has an out in the back for a cd changer, which I was able to plug a bluetooth adapter into. Works great. The adapter has a usb and 1/8 input as well that I just snaked into the glove box.
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For SQ I went with Morel Virtus Nano spkrs and Im so glad I did. Sounds I didnt know were even in my decades old favorite songs began popping out imediately and still are. They're. spendy but fantastic and they fit anywhere depth wise.