Dont want to hijack what is an excellent thread but while on the subject of speaker upgrades is there any reason why same coax speakers used in the front cant be used in the back?Just starting to look into upgrading them and got a few questions.
Also can anyone name any speakers they are very impressed with and ones that are not a good investment (Such as the Kenwoods in this thread).
Nice seeing Lenny helping folk still,absolute legend who helped me alot when i first joined!
Just read this thred and have a few comments. There are two different ways to drive speakers in the car - with or without an external amp. As mentioned earlier - you only have up to max 25W per channel (2 channel driven) in the cd-player - at best.
If you choose not to use en external amp, you have to look for a speaker set that are built for this. You can check for parameters like impedance and sensitivity - where low impedance and high sensitivity will give an easily driven speaker. But luckily this type of speakers are often marked as "High Efficiency Systems" og "High Sensitivity" - so they are not hard to find. Focals and Gladen are brands that are known for having types of easily driven speakers - others have too.
I am about to replace the original speakers in my daughters first car, a Peugeot 206 (whats wrong with Ford??). I am gonna put in Gladen M-165 (6,5" with tweeters and crossovers) these are specially built for use without an external amp. Going to use my old Pioneer DEH-4200SD cd-player to feed them. They come highly recommended by a couple of "car-stereo-guys" i have chatted with.
I will hopefully have the job done in a couple of weeks - can leave an impression then.