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Go with a good set of 3.5" speakers. Sony,Infinity or any other name brand. I have a set of 3.5" Infinity's that Cructhfiels had a buy one set get one set sale. They have been great speakers.
 

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Yes infinity is a great speaker. You will spen a little more, for those, but if your trying to be frugal, believe it or not the Jensen 3.5'' are a great speaker for the headrest. Are you running them off teh head unit or amp?
 

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Are all the NA headrest speakers the same? I have a '97 M-Edition does anyone know the clearence or the thickness of a 3.5" speakers I should get? Also anyone know the diameter and clearence of the component speakers on the 97 M? Thanks for the input!
 

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i want some dimensions for the headrest speakers like the depths i can and can't go for a speaker. since i love music it's a very high priority for me. so i am spending over what most people on here would spend on stereo stuff.also where's a good place to mount a subwoofer in these cars?
 

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I got some Clear Water head rest speakers, sounds awesome. Easy Install and worth the money as long as you tag it along with an Sub and Amp of course.
 

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i have tried clearwater crap on 2 occasions. It's crap. Total waste of $$$ as it is no better than any of the other name brands.

I have had good luck with basic pioneer stuff over the years...but all the other brands listed above are good.

As far as a subwoofer...it's a miata...the stereo will never sound great...don't waste too much $$$ on it.

I looked at a kenwood slim powered sub for behind the passenger seat...other than that....the trunk is about it...
 

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do infinity 3.5 speakers fit well in the headrest? im thinking about getting 2 pairs for my headrest. but then again theres alot of brands i want to try out.

jl audio?
boss?

also is it easy to install the 3.5 speakers in the headrest?
 

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get any 3.5 inch speaker, you will need to cut the foam out anyway, any brand will work they are so small and muffled by the seats and they are only for rear fill it doesnt really matter
just make sure they are wired right

miatas had an issue with wiring some factory speakers would be switched like the right headrest speaker would be playing the left side music and visa versa

get some crossovers also to filter out the low stuff and even $10 speakers will sound good in there

and yeah you need 2 pairs, right and left for both pasenger and driver seats
 

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I installed Polk Audio Db401 4"coaxial in my headrests. I just jammed them in there. I have never heard clearwater headrest speakers so I can't compare the two, but I am happy with the results.
 

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Clearwater all the way. They are actually made to be in a headrest. I had lose terninal on one of them after a year of abuse, called clearwater, told them my story. They sent me a new one free of charge.
 

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Just ordered 2 new pairs of blaupunkt 3.5's off of ebay for $40 shipped after hearing about em on m.net. Good find if you're on a budget.
 

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So with the 3.5" speakers, they will fit as long as you cut some of the foam out? You can still fit 2 this way right?

Also, are we looking for 8 or 4 ohm speakers?
 

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I've been using Blaupunkt GTX 352 for about 2 years. For a while, they were my only speakers because my door speaker wiring was messed up. Sound great for what it is. I bought it at a local Fry's store after demoing them on their speaker wall, so you can probably try them before buying.
 

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Reviving this thread.

I bought a set of 3.5" infinity speakers for my '92. When I took my factory ones out they were oval speakers in a square frame. From what I've read on old m.net threads the later years came with round speakers that simply press fit into the foam and mounted to a piece of plastic or something.

I know I can wire these up using the factory harness in each seat. Is there a special (proper) way I should go about doing it so I don't 1) short anything out 2) ruin my factory harness.

I'm not much of an electrical guy so I need a little help :oops: Thanks in advance
 

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I don't understand the clearwater debate. nobody is posting why they are bad, but I do see why they'd be good since they were made specifically for headrest speakers.

can anyone explain both sides of the coin on these?

I like the idea of getting a good speaker that's actually made for our stock headrest locations.

thanks.
 

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From I read on old those m.net threads I mentioned, almost any 3.5" speaker will fit just fine as seen here. And from I understand the later years came with round speakers instead of the oval ones like these . If you want to get good sound out of any speaker you'll need to hook it/them up to an amp.

I can't comment one way or the other on the CW speakers though since I've never had them.
 
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