ClubRoadster.net banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
216 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am completely new to buying speakers or anything that has to do with audio in my car so I want everyones opinions..

I want to buy 2 of these speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-GTO638-6-...2TF8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334355054&sr=8-2

With this headunit:

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-KD-X50BT-...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334356808&sr=1-2

Will the sound only come from the front and will I not get that surround sound? Should I mount Tweeters on the back rollbar?

Do I need an amp?

I also recently found out I have speakers in my headrest in my stock seats? Can I replace those?

I'm not asking for flaming, but just everyones opinions :phillyb:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
626 Posts
I am completely new to buying speakers or anything that has to do with audio in my car so I want everyones opinions..

I want to buy 2 of these speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-GTO638-6-...2TF8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334355054&sr=8-2

With this headunit:

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-KD-X50BT-...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334356808&sr=1-2

Will the sound only come from the front and will I not get that surround sound? Should I mount Tweeters on the back rollbar?

Do I need an amp?

I also recently found out I have speakers in my headrest in my stock seats? Can I replace those?

I'm not asking for flaming, but just everyones opinions :phillyb:
was going to get that head unit, but after talking to JVC directly, it does not have a detachable faceplate, and in a convertible, that is a no-no. although they are releasing a newer version soon, the JVC-KD X80BT with a detachable faceplate along with other additional features. if you were going to get the X50 i would wait till the X80 comes out.

i doubt you will need an amp.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
Hey man, I actually just got my new system installed yesterday by PC Richards... I don't know if they have them by you in CA... but I got Alpine speakers with the tweeters with the speakers instead of separate. It would've been a pain in the ass because the tweeters can't go in my headrests. I have a 91 so I don't know if they changed that up in the newer models, but my car is so loud now. I can't even put the volume all the way up without going deaf. I got a Kenwood deck with it..... man does this thing bang. I'm trying to figure out what I can put in the doors so it doesn't rattle with the bass. I have the bass @ -5 and it still is booming...
 

·
Supporting Member
Joined
·
743 Posts
I'm assuming you have an NA (headrest speakers). You can replace those (headrest), Clearwater (IIRC) makes a drop in replacement, and I believe you can use almost any 3.5"/4" speaker with a little modification. When you said you want to buy 2 of those speakers, are you referring to 1 set (pair), or 2 sets (4 speakers)? You should be able to install 1 set in the factory locations in the doors, possibly with an adapter (not hard to fabricate). If you wanted rear speakers as well, you could get another set and find a place to mount them.

It's a matter of preference, but I'd just replace the door speakers and head unit, an amp is not necessary but it can help. I wouldn't put tweeters in the headrest, it'd get annoying quick. Personally I hate headrest speakers of any variety, but as I mentioned, it's a matter of preference.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top