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    Install so far (with pics)

    OK not much at the mo, but the car is new to me and funds are low

    Anyway I'm trying to plan now for the prospect of building up a 'good' sounding system on a budget.

    First is obviously the head unit. The standard was ok and the 4 disc changer in the glove box was a nice touch but I love my tunes and an iPod setup was a must for me. A real stroke of luck happened a few weeks ago and managed to get an almost new Alpine CDA-9847R with iPod interface for £100.


    It's quite tricky to use some of the iPod functions but it does sound damn good.
    Next was to tuck the iPod away, so it went into a retrimmed compartment where the original changer lived;

    (put some mini LED's in for good measure )


    Last week I got a set of these http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/3917.html
    Thankfully for less than a third of that price brand new on ebay!
    These components have been made to a very high quality, complete with 4 different tweeter mounting systems which are all further adjustable. This was the outcome for the tweeter mounts;


    As these speakers have a lot of potential I thought I'd atleast try and get the best out of them, so next was some sound deadening to the front doors. As I'm sure you can already tell I like a bargain and I wasn't about to be fleeced over some Brown Bread/Dynamat. So instead I got a load of Flashing tape from B&Q. It seems to be similar but a cr@p load cheaper!
    So off with the door cards;

    And on went the Flashing tape (avoiding the side airbag)

    including within the door cavity where ever possible

    The weather seath was taped back, some more Flashing applied, the speaker adapter rings where covered in it and then a sealent applied around the edge of them

    All back together

    Pic of the tweeters and iPod

    I haven't cranked them up yet as I obviously want them to 'bed' in properly but they sound loads better and that's running off of the Head Unit.
    There is a potential problem though (suprise, suprise!) It turns out from posting on 'Mig' earlier that the components are 2 ohm and not 4! At the moment this does not seem to be creating any problems (heat, volume, cutting out....) But my next purchase won't be some Infinity Kappa 6x9's for the rear but instead a 4 chanel (2 ohm capable) amp to power the fronts and the rears (once I can then afford them).

    I'm happy with the sound from them and the nice solid thud sound when shutting the door. I also treated myself to some new gaitors courtesy of Glen Yale (http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.p...hlight=gaitors) ;


    Any thoughts / comments welcome as always.
    Ta Paul

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    hey looking really good there mate!!! nice and clean aswell

    good to see some one starting withe the small things.

    good job mate

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    looks very nice, very smart interior
    I'm after another Coupe Turbo

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    No bad mate for being on a budget
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    Cheers for the comments guys. The interior was a real selling point for me. The clear plastic sill protectors from the factory are still in place over the proper metal sill protectors! It is a very well looked after car!

    Wish I had a bit more cash to get it all sounding exactly how I want it.

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    Looks nice mate and its good to see you going to the extra effort with some sound deadening

    Never heard of 2 ohm compoment speakers before though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks
    Never heard of 2 ohm compoment speakers before though
    Ha ha neither had I! http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums/vauxh...mk4-astra.html

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    Excellent progress Paul !

    well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caul pope
    Yeah so I see there

    I read the write up on the first link you posted and it said something about coventional 4 ohm speakers but said nothing about these being 2 ohms

    I suggest not to crank it up to much until you have a amp fitted
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    Yep, 2 Ohm...

    65.7cs
    Type: 165mm 2-Way Component
    Crossover Frequency: 3.5kHz
    Woofer
    Speaker Impedance: 2 ohms
    Power Handling: 90W RMS, 270W Peak
    Sensitivity: 95dB @ 2.83V, 1m
    Frequency Response: 45Hz – 25kHz
    Mounting Depth: 2-1/4" (58mm)
    Cutout Diameter: 5-5/8" (143mm)
    Tweeter
    Speaker Impedance: 2 ohms
    Power Handling: 50W RMS, 150W Peak
    Sensitivity: 94dB @ 2.83V, 1m
    Frequency Response: 3.5kHz – 25kHz
    Mounting Depth: 3/4" (19mm)
    Cutout Diameter: 1-7/8" (48mm)

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