Don't know what I am doing. Need new speakers.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24

This is a discussion on Don't know what I am doing. Need new speakers. within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; So, about a month ago I purchased a 2004 WRX. It wasn't until I got it home, did I realize ...

  1. #1
    Registered User mike_stuewe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    56

    Don't know what I am doing. Need new speakers.

    So, about a month ago I purchased a 2004 WRX. It wasn't until I got it home, did I realize that the dealer failed to mention the sub under the passenger seat. Hey, :thumbsup: It also has the tweeters in the doors.

    Now, I must say, this stereo is terrible. I previously owned a 1997 Nissan Altima, and that stereo was so much nicer. Which is sad really.

    So the problem is, I do not know jack about car stereo. Home audio, I'm golden, I know what I am doing. Car stereo, I am

    So what do you guys recomend I do, I do not want to go as far as putting a sub in the trunk, but I would like to upgrade the front and rear speakers. What should I look for, what size do I need, etc. I looked at Crutchfield, but honestly, I just want someone to tell me what to buy.

    Will 6 1/2" Infinity Kappas work in the front, with 4" in the back? I've heard good things about those. Are those my only size options? Do I need an amp? How much work would a nice Sub in the Trunk be? I want to keep the stock head unit. I like the look and don't want to draw attention to it.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User 240kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Monterey, CA
    Posts
    113
    i believe crutchfield has the OEM speaker sizes in a big list. Find out what the WRX oem size is and go from there. Infinity Kappa's are very very nice, but are a little expensive. before you buy from crutch, always check out ebay. I got 4 speakers for my old 240sx for $100 and thats how much they cost normally for each pair. After that, you should be in good shape. Get some good, heavy gauge wiring as well. thats as far as i would take it anyway, I'm not sure how much boom-boom you like.
    Drew

  4. #3
    Registered User Houstonwrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Houston,TX
    Posts
    698
    I was always a fan of the Infinity Kappa, expensive but good. Then......aaaahh I heard Boston Acoustics component speaker, my god they make a good sounding speaker, expensive as well. If you want the good stuff, I would get BA, I have heard good things from others as well, and the bottom line is the sound super good.

  5. #4
    Registered User SteelCity_WRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Pittsburgh PA
    Posts
    362
    try ikesound.com great site and usually A LOT cheaper then Crutchfield.

  6. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Palm Beach, FL
    Posts
    33
    wow, I have always gone to crutchfield for speaker sizes on all the cars I've owned, and because of this thread I went to crutchfield for the sizes on my '02, and to my surprise, crutchfield tells me my car only has rear door speakers

    hmmmmm

    anyone know the stock speaker sizes before I have to go out and measure my own

    chris

  7. #6
    Registered User Kanchou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    1,209
    also, don't forget to look up info on the spacer's you'll need for mounting depth
    I hate my WRX's stock horn....

  8. #7
    Registered User trippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    685
    Let me know if you want to sell the OEM subwoofer.

  9. #8
    Registered User mike_stuewe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by trippy
    Let me know if you want to sell the OEM subwoofer.
    I probably would sell the sub once I install the new speakers.

  10. #9
    Registered User CertainPhate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Duxbury, MA
    Posts
    425
    are you changing the stock head unit or not? if you arent then it really doenst make a difference what goes in. the stock unit sucks. the problem with the WRX is how small the doors are. make sure you check mounting depths on anything you buy. MOST speakers will not fit into the doors!! i suggest alpine type S in the back because it has an adjustable tweeter. it lets the backseat passengers still hear the highs of the songs. its awesome. also get some new components for hte front. the stock ones suck. the magent and cone are the worst things on the market. go to your local best buy and ask about what can be mounted in the car then do some research to get the best deal.
    xTristanx
    New England F4
    Blobeye Syndicate #27
    Mods

  11. #10
    Registered User CertainPhate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Duxbury, MA
    Posts
    425
    oh and the stock speaker sizes are 6.5 components in front and 5.25 in the back doors
    xTristanx
    New England F4
    Blobeye Syndicate #27
    Mods

  12. #11
    Registered User mike_stuewe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    56


    holy thread bump batman.

    actually thanks for the advise. i think i will be changing my hu now that i have XM so I can direct wire it instead of using the tape.

  13. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    3
    Sell the factory sub if you plan to upgrade the speakers.

    I bought the kapas and they sound great I also got a JVC mp3/Cd head unit 230 watt and an Infinity Bass link 2 self powered 250 watt sub and the sound is awsome. Clear with plenty of bass. I want the sound in the car and I am not looking to compete or to please the people I pass by.

    The infinity sub mounts in the trunk perfect like it was made for it. It also comes with a remote bass gain that is the size of a lighter and could be fitted naywhere.

  14. #13
    Registered User Janus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    630
    luxury is 1.00 BAR+ of boost and the inability for your passenger to touch the dashboard

  15. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Vernal, UT
    Posts
    13

    door speakers

    memphis makes a really good, thin door speaker with sizes that will fit a wrx. i got mine for 280 with warranty. came with all four doors and the two extra front tweeters

  16. #15
    Registered User Blue EJ20 WRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Orange, California
    Posts
    1,375
    Quote Originally Posted by CertainPhate
    oh and the stock speaker sizes are 6.5 components in front and 5.25 in the back doors
    Wrong. The stock speaker sizes are 5" in the front, 4" in the rear.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •