sloppy shifter - turn bose stereo

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at
Fri Jul 25 06:06:18 PDT 2008

Ah- something I can comment upon:

The front speakers are very limited- you'll have to remove the Bose
enclosures in the front doors and fab up some plates to adapt to the
mounting points. Then you should be able to fit 6.5" mids in the front
doors. I'd mount the tweeters low to minimize path length differences.
Otherwise, you'll be limited to 4" components in the doors if you use the
stock enclosures.

I would not put anything in the dash- tweeters mounted there are far too
harsh, reflecting off the windshield.

The rear deck will take 6x9" speakers.

BTW, you'll need a good outboard amp to make it sound good.

I used the following setup on my old car:

a/d/s P640 amp (6ch. x 40W) powering all speakers
Boston 4" components in the front (mids in door, tweeters in dash, not a
good setup, too harsh)
Boston 6x9 coax in the back
Sony ES CD receiver
12ga. wire throughout (no factory wiring for any of the speakers)

The only thing I would have done differently would be to ditch the Bose
enclosures and do custom plates for 6.5" components in the doors with the
tweeters mounted low next to the mid and use a speaker with a silk dome
tweeter for smoothness on the high end.


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:30 PM, robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at>

> had the Bose recall done. two new amps. still only one rear speaker works
> (why - isn't the amp integral with the speaker?). and the left front side
> doesn't work. when i hit the fader on the deck, the sound sort of move
> towards the working right side, but the rears get muffled and boomy.
> probably bad electrolytics in the tone control circuit on the head unit.
> amusingly enough, the CD changer works PERFECTLY! LOL!
> eh, I'm a home audiophile anyway (vintage tube McIntosh amps, etc.) - Bose
> sucks ;-)
> from what i heard of the speakers that do work, it's that typical Bose
> bloated tubby bass sound. I'm not much of a car audiophile though, but i
> will need a decently functioning stereo.
> so, i do have a nice $300 Clarion head unit from my old Taurus SHO. I'll
> throw that in and run the rest of the system off it as well.
> what size speakers do i get for the rears, the door panels and the dash?
> the stereo is not top priority as it seems UPS lost my good used H&R/Koni
> set-up from force5. that's the first time stuff got lost in shipping for me.
> Chris is on top of it though.
> just gonna drive my Nissan sentra and put the Audi in the garage. it's not
> super fun floating around with 280HP and shot suspension :-)
> thanks,
> Robby
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