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Old 06-11-2019, 11:16 AM   #31 (permalink)
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The wires are already there. All you need to do is install the speakers. There are already cut-outs under the carpet behind the seats.

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Great! Thanks.
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The wires are already there. All you need to do is install the speakers. There are already cut-outs under the carpet behind the seats.

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True but just because you can doesn't mean you should. The location directly behind the seats is not ideal for sound quality (understatement). The money and effort is much better spent upgrading the front speakers.
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While not ideal because if the proximity to the seat backs, my cars with rear speakers sound much better than the ones without them. (all Insights) They just fill in more sound in the rear of the car. If you don't like it, turn them off!

I agree that quality speakers all around are necessary.

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I plan to buy a cassette deck insert with a wire connect ( not Bluetooth ) to plug my phone Into the radio thru. Any opinions on who makes a good one?
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True but just because you can doesn't mean you should. The location directly behind the seats is not ideal for sound quality (understatement). The money and effort is much better spent upgrading the front speakers.
Upgrade the front speakers and put a sub in the rear trunk floor, wired to the DC convertor. Better highs and mids, and better lows. Love how my insight sounds now.
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True but just because you can doesn't mean you should. The location directly behind the seats is not ideal for sound quality (understatement). The money and effort is much better spent upgrading the front speakers.
Upgrade the front speakers and put a sub in the rear trunk floor, wired to the DC convertor. Better highs and mids, and better lows. Love how my insight sounds now.
I once strapped a subwoofer to the back of a van seat which shook the seat and filled in the low end response even though you could barely hear the sub over the road noise. But you sure could feel it. I have been considering harvesting 6' sub drivers from home theater systems and putting those behind the front seat, doors remain midrange, high/tweeters on dash or on the triangle side mirror hardware covers (saw that in a photo on this site.) The high frequency stuff is very directional and needs to be in front of you; the midrange, not so much, the subs, almost anywhere.
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It would seem to me that speakers installed in the pre-cut holes behind the seats would function as woofers. The mids and high notes would be absorbed by the seats in front of them. Effectively you would be left with two woofers. Some radios allow you to tune what is sent to those speakers, too, so you could send them just the low notes.
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I plan to buy a cassette deck insert with a wire connect ( not Bluetooth ) to plug my phone Into the radio thru. Any opinions on who makes a good one?
I think a $5 cassette adapter from Five Below would be a suitable match for the audiophile-quality stock radio.

(I'm not really criticizing the radio, as I'm sticking with stock myself.)

Seriously, the adapter is probably the best way to go because it effectively isolates the phone from the amplifier which otherwise would lead to buzzing when the phone is connected to a car charger, which is really hard to get rid of completely.
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I love this community's desire to stick with the crappy OEM radio... my three G1's all still have their factory radios, too. I suspect that once ic.net members don't strive for these oddities, I will lose interest in the G1. This community is awesome!
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