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    SPEAKER UPGRADE.........

    Ive got a 1999 A3 TDI sport, with the standard audi stereo system.

    2 x front door speakers & tweeters.
    2 x rear door speakers.
    1 x audi sub in boot.

    Ive had a Sony MP3 XPLOD unit installed, but the trouble is, the audi
    speakers aint up to much anymore, and are crap at handling bass!

    I just wondered if anyone had upgraded there whole speaker system in their car and which speakers would be recommended?

    Ive only got about a 500 budget for which id ideally like...

    2 x Replacement front door speakers
    2 x 6 x 9's in an accoustic parcel shelf
    1 x Sub
    1 x Amp

    (will just bypass the rear door speakers)

    Plus someone to fit it all!

    Can anyone give me a general price for what i should be paying

    And if anyone could recommend any good places in Leeds to get it fitted?

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    There is no point fitting 6X9s plus a subwoofer. Just get some good components up front, and a good subwoofer, both running of external amps, and then maybe connect the existing rear speakers to your head unit for rear fill if you want.

    The A3 is a ***** to work with, since there is only 50mm depth for the front mids, and the speakers are mounted on thin cardboard. Spend a good chunck of your budget sound proofing the creating a good mounting surface on the front door cards.

    Buying second hand of ebay will allow you to get really high quality components. If you budget £200 for the sub + amp, £150 for the components + amp, and then use the rest for cables/sound proofing.
    Fitting is a little more complicated than a normal car due to the way everything has been wired up. Use the search facility if you want more detail, there is loads of posts on this subject.

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    Cheers fot the info

    Will look into it.

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    I've just completed the upgrade on mine, replaced speakers all round with alpine components up front (5.25"inch and 6.5" 2-ways in rear), mines is a 3 door. These are powered by a 4 channel alpine amp and I also have another 2 channel alpine amp running a 12"sub in the boot.
    It sounds very nice, loud and clear!
    Make sure whatever speakers you get have a smalll mounting depth as in the front doors theres not much room at all and my speakers just fitted in.
    If you want any more info pm me

 

 

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