sloppy shifter - turn bose stereo

robert weinberg centaurus3200 at
Fri Jul 25 08:35:30 PDT 2008

Thanks for the info Taka. so, if i stick with 4" in the doors, i can use the Bose enclosures and skip fabbing an adapter plate?

do the grills come off or do i have to remove the door panel? someone said the grills do not come off.

i don't mind 4" in the doors. Peerless (Danish) makes some nice mids and silk dome tweeters at affordable prices.

what are the dimensions of the stock door panel enclosure? need to know how deep i can go with the new driver's magnet assembly.

what is the size of the rear speakers? 6.5"?

i don't want to go nuts. I'm thinking running the doors and the rears off my Clarion head unit (made back when Clarion owned McIntosh) and possibly using the new Bose amps to run an a/d/s dual 10" sub in the trunk.

i know i won't be winning any IASCA (International Auto Sound Challenge Association) competitions, but good enough for my purposes.

is the general consensus that the Bose stereo is basically a nightmare and to free myself of the burden? ;-)


--- On Fri, 7/25/08, Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at> wrote:

> From: Taka Mizutani <t44tqtro at>
> Subject: Re: sloppy shifter - turn bose stereo
> To: centaurus3200 at
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
> Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 6:06 AM
> 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.
> Taka
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:30 PM, robert weinberg
> <centaurus3200 at>
> wrote:
> > 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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