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Going to replace speakers - a few things to check please? (A4 B6 Cab)

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by wywywywy, May 8, 2010.

  1. wywywywy
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    [May 8, 2010]
    Hi all,

    Basically I am about to replace the speakers on my A4 B6 Cabriolet, but I would like to get a few things confirmed before I go and spend all that money.

    This is what I gathered from the internet.
    - Front and rear speakers are 6.5" (165mm)
    - Tweeters are 1" (25mm)
    - Crossovers are in the doorcards

    Now my questions are...
    - Are the above correct?
    - What is the maximum depth of front speakers can I fit? Or do I need an MDF ring to pad it out?
    - What is the maximum size of crossovers can I fit without modding?

    The headunit is a standard RNS-E, and speakers are not Bose, by the way.

    Thanks.
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    [May 9, 2010]
    Yes your info is correct. You will need adapters, 2 x 18mm MDF rings per speaker, with a bigger 9mm MDF mounting ring behind to allow the rings to screw to the door using the original bolt holes. Just use the original speaker as a template and screw these to the 18mm rings. You'll also need some Dynamat to even out the inner doorskin to form a perfect seal as it's not completely flat. Depth is not a problem as you have 45mm with the rings plus there is a hole in the door skin for the magnet. There is plenty of room for a decent xover, and rewiring through the A pillar is almost impossible. You should also get some spare pop fasterners (approx 6 in total) as these are designed to break on removal:
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    [May 9, 2010]
    Just what I needed!
    Words cannot express how much I appreciate your reply.
    Thanks a lot! :D
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