Originally Posted by uzi577
the school will start soon, so i just wanted to complete this project in the near future.
If it is not much trouble. If you can please list the used resources along with quantity and price. it does not have to be exact just for the approximately will do
thank you in advance!!!!!!!
alright here goes nothing.
1. JBL GTO528 series speakers/tweet combo (x2). (129.00 Best buy, or 60$ ebay)
2. JBL GTO628 series speakers/tweet combo (x2). (129.00 Best buy, or 80$ ebay)
that solves your speakers. As for the tweeters in the front left and right window ledge - its up to you if you want to keep them or not.
Now, if you like the sound that is coming out of the new speakers from the OEM amplifier, your done, however, I chose to replace the amp as well. The sound quality was definetly an improvement, especially for just over 100$ for premium speakers. Yet, it was not perfect, and I figured if i spent all this time with the upgrade I might as well do it right and make it sound perfect.
So onto the next expense. Amplifier.
You need a 4 channel amplifier, to power each speaker and still have control over fading front and forward left and right. Im sure you can do it with a 2 channel amplifier and bridge the speakers but you will loose out on one of the balance/fading functions.
I chose a 5 channel amplifier, specifically a 700w alpine (250$), yet you can get a cheap one from ebay or a used one for much less and personally, the quality wont be noticable, as long as you have the right speakers in place. I chose a 5 channel one mainly because I wanted the option to have a subwoofer input for future. so 400 RMS is going to the speakers and 300 RMS is going to the future sub.
When adding a amplifier in these 3 series you also need to purchase a line out converter. The link i posted earlier explains this in more detail. Basically if you just want to remove your OEM amp and start splicing into the wires that went into the OEM amp, you will realize that there is no RCA cables (which are needed for the newer aftermarket amps). Some people advise tapping into the rear speaker wires and having a RCA jack on the opposite end, yet, ive read bad things and Id rather do it right for the extra 20 dollars.
I purchased the SVEN-4 differential/balanced to line unbalanced output converter. Its basically an adaptor which takes the 4 wires bundled up in the trunk from the CD Head unit, routes them through, and converts them to RCA outputs, which you then hook up to the amplifier. This specific converter also reduces any noise and unwanted freq's that pass through the lines. The average line out converter will not remove this noise and you will be hearing things like the whine of your engine etc. Also, this specific converter balances the signal strength from non RCA wiring to RCA coax strength - which is necessary.
Futureshop online sells the unit for 90$, but i found it online for 25$ (http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...141377f432en02
From here you basically mount the amplifier wherever you want, tap into the bundle of wires that went into your factory amp and hook up the amplifier. the link i posted above shows you the wiring diagram which indicates which wires are what speakers etc.
gl with your system...