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    Anyone upgraded their mk5 speakers

    as the title says. what did you need and what speakers did you go for. post some pics if you've got any. gonna start on the soundsystem but keep the standard headunit. bought an inline converter the other day to run amps from just got no idea what size speakers i need and if i need adaptors to fit them.

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    Hey,

    I havent upgraded mine but am looking to do the same. i have a astra 54 h with mp3 cd30 headunit. I havent opened the door cards yet to have a look at the original speakers but i heard that the front ones are 16cm and 13cm for the rear, does anyone know if these are correct??
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    Fronts will be 17cm compoments on all MK5's, rears will be 17cm on 3 doors and 13cm on 5 doors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    Fronts will be 17cm compoments on all MK5's, rears will be 17cm on 3 doors and 13cm on 5 doors

    Thanks for the quick response!! Just wondering if my factory head unit will be able to handle certain speaker model & makes. Last thing i want to do is blow the HU
    Sunnys

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    Hi,

    You wont blow the HU by using speakers with a rating in excess of the HU's - you just wont profit from the sound they're capable of pushing. It works the other way around, if the HU can push more than the speakers can handle you may pop them.
    If you're amping them then you are best to match your speakers to the amp to get the most out of them without distortion.

    I upgraded my fronts to JL C2650 components (ran from an amp). The tweeters have silk domes and the treble is exceptionally crisp and the sound quality is unbelievable, set me back 180 notes but well worth it. IMO its not worth doing the rears -if you have some quality amped fronts thats all you need - its a better sound for you, you dont want sound pushing from the rear, it just sounds unbalanced.

    I have a second amp running my sub, and an upgrade HU (although I'm saving to upgrade again) and a custom boot install. Some pics:










    Check out my garage for some pics of the boot install.

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