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#1 brarei200

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:30 PM

I bought the package off of http://www.KeeAudio.com/ for $290.00.... so far I only put the sail panel sub woofers in and they are great!!

Sail Panels - Bazooka 6.5" DVC Subwoofers
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Comments: The stock holes didn't fit the new speakers, had to get #6 speed nuts and the speaker was hard to get in the hole..... other than that, these speakers are great and hit pretty hard (nothing comparable to a real subs though (12"+)) but I like these, doesn't blow my ears but has a lot of bass!

Once I get the others installed, I'll review them... here's some unboxing pictures!

Just brought it in from UPS
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Peanuts!
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Removed most of the peanuts :(
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Got the speakers out of the big box and on the floor
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Bazooka 6.5" DVC Subwoofers for my Back Seats
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Opened up my hatch (trunk) speakers -- Clarion SRG-1021R
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Out of the box!
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Got the package from UPS! (CDT CL-61CV 6.5" Component Speaker System)
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Opened it
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Removed some of the peanuts
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Out of the box
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Opened the box
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Took the small boxes out of the big box :D
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Everything out
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Looks good....
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Edited by brarei200, 04 October 2011 - 12:31 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:39 PM

Good for you. You will have to post a sound clip. Don't forget you will not be using the crossover networks; and the tweeters would only be used to replace the existing ones in the doors if you want or need. Enjoy.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:14 PM

Very nice Brandon! I bet I could hear it from here, lol.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

Yea def dont use the cross overs. I had thought about suping up the audio in the ta as I do love big systems but have decided to leave it stock. Def post a vid when done I do love audio vids
Here is my last setup

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:58 PM

Yea def dont use the cross overs. I had thought about suping up the audio in the ta as I do love big systems but have decided to leave it stock. Def post a vid when done I do love audio vids
Here is my last setup http://www.youtube.c...h?v=LmvKCZTVj_Q



You won't be leaving it stock for long. As far as I know, the door midranges are not available anywhere anymore. When your cones/rings do separate from the frames (as they all will eventually), make sure to stop using them immediately before the cones rip, and then replace the foam rings. Or else you will be looking for substitutes also.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:01 PM

The crossover network is those two rectangle things? I was wondering what they were............. guess I won't use em then....


The guy before me that had the car didn't know how to take speaker covers off and apparently broke off like 3 clips on the passenger sail panel and it rattles when the bass goes..... anyway to fix that other than glue/tape/screws/replacing the entire panel thing? Any 3M replacement holder things?
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

The crossover network is those two rectangle things? I was wondering what they were............. guess I won't use em then....


The guy before me that had the car didn't know how to take speaker covers off and apparently broke off like 3 clips on the passenger sail panel and it rattles when the bass goes..... anyway to fix that other than glue/tape/screws/replacing the entire panel thing? Any 3M replacement holder things?



Yes, you won't need the crossover rectangle things. Those are used for installations where the amp sends all frequencies out on one set of wires which then need to be split to the separate speakers. The Monsoon amp has already done that internally and uses separate wires for midrange and tweeter.
For what it's worth, evidently the original grills are still available from GM. 13 bucks for the left one and 22 for the right one. Go figure why the difference in price. Nalley GMC has them listed on their web site..


http://parts.nalleyg...=0

edit: oops, you meant the panel, not the grill. I don't know about that.

Edited by GaryDoug, 04 October 2011 - 07:34 PM.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

Thanks Gary, yea I meant the actual clips on the sail panel.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:38 PM

I stuck some double stick tape on the back of the speaker grille where the clips on the panel are supposed to be and that eliminated the rattle, sounds so much cleaner. I got the trunk speakers in as well!

Hatch - Clarion SRG-1021R
Sound: 10 / 10
Installation - 9 / 10
Comments: I had to drill two new holes since only one hole on each of the speakers would line up, no big deal, put new rivets to hold them in... no rattle. They sound great and have good bass!!! This speaker also replaces the tweeter since it has one built in KeeAudio said.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:47 AM

Brandon,
The tweeters in the 4" coaxial replacement speakers will not respond because the factory amplifier contains an active crossover network (as noted previously) and the bandpass on the hatch speaker channel does not contain frequencies in the ranges reproduced by the hatch tweeters.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:29 AM

Brandon,
The tweeters in the 4" coaxial replacement speakers will not respond because the factory amplifier contains an active crossover network (as noted previously) and the bandpass on the hatch speaker channel does not contain frequencies in the ranges reproduced by the hatch tweeters.


So what your saying is to plug in the factory tweeters?
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:45 AM

So what your saying is to plug in the factory tweeters?


Yeah, That's what he saying..

I had to do the same thing on mine..

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:26 AM

That's exactly what I'm saying.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:23 AM

Long awaited video (without hatch tweeters hooked up, I don't feel like taking the panels back off to plug them in, I'll do it sometime though)



Sounds a lot better in person
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