Before going any further, you said "The harness from my deck has a lead for each speaker" - you sure about that? You just said you have 7 speakers, but your head unit is most likely 4-channels.
Usually aftermarket HU's with Bluetooth phone function outputs the voice to the front-left or front-both channels. Remember, the factory audio wiring up front has both dash and door speakers on one channel, so if you ditch the dash speakers altogether you'll still hear BT voice during a call, it'll just come from the doors.Thanks for your help! I do have tone, fade, and cross over controls in the deck. I'd ditch the dash speakers but I am a little worried about what my phone calls would sound like. Do you think that fear is founded?
Since you'd have to run extra speaker wires no matter what, I would go from HU rear output straight to the front doors, and just leave the rear wiring alone.If I disconnect the rear speakers and run those wires to the 6x9......I am guessing the easiest place to make that happen would be the kick panel on each side? My only concern with that plan is the rear speakers are not all that loud either. Could just be placement tho.
No issues, you could run the separate amp from the HU's line-out to get a signal for the 6x9's (assuming your HU has line-out).My other thought was just to pick up a small amp and run the 6x9's separately. Do you see any issues with that......Other than more wiring?
I know this is an old thread, but I just finished removing my front dash tweeters.
Last winter I installed new speakers, kicker 6x9s and 6"3/4s, into my king cab fronty that already had a pioneer head unit.
It sounded great but it vibrated the crap out of the doors at loud volumes so I decided to add an 8" JBL powered sub that would carry the bulk of the lows, which worked fantastically.
Even before the sub, when I first installed the speakers, you could tell that the tweeters in the front were playing too loud. I tried to play with the settings and got it as close as I could. When I installed the sub, I think it balanced a little better, and I think the speakers equaled out more now that they weren't pushing the bass, but in some songs, compared to other sound systems, the mids did not hit as hard.
After reading this thread I tried messing around with the tweeters and the EQ to see if removing them would make any difference. After about an hour of plugging and unplugging while comparing with all different types of music, country, rap, metal, and of course some classical, I made the decision to disconnect them. The more I listened, the more I liked it. I could now blast the music a couple notches higher without my ears bleeding and I ended up setting the bass a little lower to match the new high/mid levels. I probably haven't listened to it long enough to say that the levels are balanced but it definitely stopped my door speakers from being outplayed. And I think it got rid of some obscurities in the highs that the OEM tweeters were putting out. I wouldn't say I'm an audiophile, I just like to enjoy good music. Let me know if you have any further advice or if I should do something different.
"Bass, mid, treble" are general "tone" controls, not EQ. EQ is specific to frequencies.Well I was probably referring mostly to the head unit's EQ, but I guess there are a couple other settings that could help. Just so you know my EQ is different than standard, in other cars I've driven the EQ consists of only bass, mid, and treble, but in my frontier is has like 10 or 12 notches correlating with wave frequency.
Bass boost - Just a general boost, less specific to a particular range like the EQ is. Before my sub you couldn't here the bass without it on +2 or +3
cross over - I use it now with my sub woofer so that the doors don't have to play the lows as loud. Now that I think of it maybe you could use it to dial down the highs on the front speakers?
There are a lot more setting that still look foreign to me so maybe I'm missing something else, I just discovered how to program the time alignment yesterday.
Nope - doesn't work that way.@raine If I installed 8 ohm tweeters would more power go to my door speakers?
And IF I were to reroute their power, is it possible to tap into the speaker wire and use some other little separate amplifier to drive them? Kind of like an iddy-biddy sub and amp setup?