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Old 11-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I put a new radio and door speakers in last night thanks to advice from members here - thanks! BIG difference in quality.

I've read about there being a speaker behind the drivers seat and passenger seat - is that correct? Mine doesn't have it, but from what I've read the car is all set up for installing speakers back there and even has wiring ready for a speaker, but you just have to cut the carpet. Is that right?

If so, is getting the "honda template" worth it? What size are the speakers? Also, doesn't it defeat the purpose of having speakers there if they're going to get muffled by the back of the seat? Does adding the rear speakers add a lot to the sound/quality? Would you say it's worth it?

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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6.5", same as the front. Honda put in a plastic disk to fill in the hole, it pops right out. Once you find the location you will have to cut the carpet. I was able to mount directly to the aluminum surrounding the speaker, didn't have the template. It does add to quality of sound, but I don't set my seats all the way back. I have a 3 - 4" gap between the seat and the speakers.
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Thanks for the information. To find where to cut were you able to just feel with your hand? Is the wiring alreayd there? Also, are there (2) speakers in the rear (one behind each seat) or just the one speaker behind the driver's seat?
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Thanks for the information. To find where to cut were you able to just feel with your hand? Is the wiring alreayd there? Also, are there (2) speakers in the rear (one behind each seat) or just the one speaker behind the driver's seat?
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The wiring is there, the same plugs that are on the front stock speakers. I pulled the carpet back to find the spot, starting near center on the cutting. There is one speaker location behind each seat.
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Definitely worth adding rear speakers IMHO as they add to the surround sound. Of course you can always optimize the settings for each speaker once they are mounted to your liking. Good quality speakers are always worth the extra cost and the more, the better.
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hmm.. I wonder what if you install speakers in the rear, but dont cut the carpet, or just peel away the inner white foam on the carpet where the speaker is. The sound may be a little muffled, but its already muffled from being right behind the seats.
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