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In Topic: Speaker Recommendation

30 July 2015 - 08:08 PM

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.

In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

04 June 2015 - 09:52 AM


Honestly, I couldn't be happier with the Focal 165KR. Since I upgraded the amplifier to the Rockford Fosgate, these speakers just sing! I really like the Focal sound to the point that I was thinking of getting home speakers from Focal, until I realised how much they cost and then had to reconsider. Maybe in the future when I have some disposable income :P


That is great!


Focal are on top of my list if I upgrade the fronts in the future. 

In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

03 June 2015 - 12:07 PM

Very tidy install. Looks totally stock, which is the way I like it


Thanks Hassen - are you happy with the Focals?

In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

03 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

Interested in more detail on this part where you run a dedicated positive feed from the battery to the head unit,
When doing this; do you also run a dedicated earth feed from head unit to the battery,

Have you fitted a relay to this feed for ignition on
is it a permanent live to headunit?

Is there much difference to be gained if the head units internal amp is not being used?

Very interested in response mate,
Thanks very much.


Missed these questions about ignition on and live + to the head unit.


I used the 12V Ignition (switched) that controlled the old head unit - to the new. And the new 6mm2 cable is a constant 12V +. I made a new 12 negative connection to the head unit - using a more solid cable and connected it to a good connection point behind the head unit in the dash somewhere.


I don't think there much difference in SQ by turning the internal amps off - but it's a nice nerd feature :)  I think the Pioneer DEH-PRS80's better quality dac and electronic components overall - are more significant in SQ. And further it's wide tuning abilities. The only thing missing - is that the equalizer should be parametric.

In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

03 June 2015 - 11:29 AM

Thanks Lenny :)


I installed a dashcam - used a 12V relay - switching by the ignition/stereo + , controlling the 12V socket in front of the gear stick:




Camera behind the rear-view mirror: