June 2, 2001
I decided to get the Sony CDX-CA750X. The price is right and it has several excellent options. It came with a free pair of JBL 4 1/2" speakers so I decided to install them in the rear side panels. I also installed a set of tweeters in the front. The tweeters, to my surprise, sound really good. I got the idea from another webpage.
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This deck is very impressive.I'm not sure how to use all the functions yet but I'll get it.
JBL 4 1/2" Installed very easily and sound pretty good. I plan to replace them with Sony.
I found these tweeters at a local stereo shop. $30. cdn. I drilled the holes with the molding installed. It was alot easier than trying to remove the whole thing. They installed in 10 min.
I also replaced the factor speaker wire long ago. To run the wire to the door speakers I drilled a hole in the wire harness connectors where there wasn't any wires. This way it keeps it clean and dry.
May 24, 2001
Next week I'm getting my new deck. I'm not sure what I should get. It is a toss-up between Sony CDX750 or the Clarion 515. Next Friday I'll be posting the new pics.
I started off with used equipment to find out what I like and need.
My brother gave me his Kenwwod deck(25x4). It was lacking power so I got a Kenwood amp(160watt) from my cousin to power the speakers. The factory speakers were not keeping up so I eventually bought 6x9 Sony Xplod's for the rear and 5 1/4's for the front. The rear speakers are supposed to be 5x7's but I like 6x9's better so I had to make mounting brackets in the trunk. The only problem is that I'm loosing sound quality because of rigidity. My plans are to design a speaker unit to replace the rear window shelf with a more rigid design.