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Vs Berlina Wagon - Speaker Sizes?

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by deeranp, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. deeranp

    deeranp New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've just bought a VS Berlina wagon -- it's a pretty good feeling to have
    climate/cruise/electric windows!

    Anyway the stereo is the crappy stock Eurovox unit, and I'm looking at
    getting something decent.

    If you have any ideas about the following, it would help me to decide
    what to buy.

    Q1) What size speaker will fit into the door pods -- 4" is what most
    of the other folks in here seem to have installed?

    Q2) What size speaker will fit into the stock locations in the rear
    cargo area?

    Q3) Does the Berlina wagon have an additional set of speakers/tweeters
    in the top of the dash under those grille-like holes?

    If no one knows, it'll be time to start ripping the car apart to find out.

    Ta and cheers.....

    /Deeran
     
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    hi deeranp,
    to answer some of those questions....

    1. door pods on vr and vs have a 6" speaker in them.

    2. pretty sure these are 6" as well, my brother has a vp wagon and he swapped his 6"ers for a good set of 6x9's.

    3. no, there are no additional speakers in those grills on a vs. thats where vn and vp's had their stock 4" speakers located. but is a good place for a tweeter if you get a set of splits. only problem is that it is better to keep splits close together for sound quality, which means putting the tweeters in the doors somewhere.

    hope this helps u out a bit!
     
  3. Smeagol

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    vpcommydore ... VS' have the small 1-2" speaker located in there ... I just sold my VS that had a full house alpin install in it and we had to use the standard brackets from here to mount the alpine tweeters on ...
     
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    Hi guys,

    Finally got around to putting in the speakers in the rear cargo area.

    You can take the carpet off the side walls without having to remove
    the plastic trim plates around the "mouth" of the hatch area. The clips
    are just plastic push-in thingies without a thread -- just pull carefully
    on the carpet, supporting the head of the clips as you pull them
    out and you should be right.

    The stock speakers are 6"/6.5" single cone speakers, mounted into a
    bracket that is then attached with four screws into the side panels.
    It's easiest to undo the four screws, take out the bracket, undo the
    speaker wires from the lugs and then undo the speakers from the
    brackets.

    I put in a pair of Sony Xplod 6" and they fit just fine... Oh, the stock
    speakers are held into the brackets with 3 screws. The Sony Xplods
    have both 3 hole and 4 hole mounting holes (lotta holes :p ) so I just
    used the existing screws.

    I cut the existing speaker wires (which have a specific plastic plug)
    and soldered and shrink-wrapped on the Sony-supplied wires (which
    have big and small lug connectors).

    I tossed the whole lot back in and tried the stereo before putting the
    carpet back on.

    With the carpet back on, the sound is a bit better (crisper treble) but
    it'll never be brilliant since the carpet covers the speakers (too muffled).

    I guess the best thing to do would be:
    - get a sedan instead ;-)
    - make pods to mount the speakers in the sides
    - install speakers in the rear door itself (facing
    directly into the passenger compartment)
    - forget about speakers in the back and go with a huge
    sub box in the boot. :-D

    Next thing to tackle are the speakers in the front doors, but
    that's been covered elsewhere....

    /Deeran
     

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