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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-31-2015, 08:39 PM
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Yeah, I guess they don't have any axials at Mouser. Well, I did find one but you had to order 2000!
Thanks, I'll get them ordered.
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I used the ones that came with the Polk speakers. I also had to cut 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch off the piece of plastic holding a screw in the dash.

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I have a 2015 touring manual with the base 6 speaker stereo. I needed better sound quality as many others had reported. I just installed Polk Audio db351 in the dash. HUGE improvement. Next on the list is the door speakers.
Did you have to take the dash apart at all, or did you use some kind of right angle screw driver to remove the factory speaker from the dash? I have big ol'meat hands and working between the glass and the dash is going to be difficult.
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A right-angle screwdriver is all that is required.
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My tweeters are fried already.
I'll be shopping ebay for the Polks.

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Parts Express has a decent selection of passive crossover components. I'm using 22uF 250V caps on 8 ohm Scan 10F drivers in the dash (about the same xover frequency as 47uF with 4 ohm drivers ~800-900Hz), powered by the stock HU for now until I get my system finished. The sound is much improved over factory. You can prolly get away with 50V caps if sticking with the stock HU power.
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Put a 47uf non-polarized cap in series with the positive lead on each of those speakers; the rear is open and you will cancel a fair part of the in-door speaker bass response if you don't!

I used those in my dash; they are excellent. especially for the price.
You're installing the 47uf cap in series with the cap that's already installed?


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That's an inductor for the tweeter.
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From the DB351 description:

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Bass Blockers: The DB351 speakers include two 200 micro-farad capacitors which act as 200 Hz high-pass filters to block bass frequencies from the speakers. These should be installed in-line on the positive (+) speaker lead of each speaker.
So they ship with 200uf caps? Why would they do that?
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So they ship with 200uf caps? Why would they do that?
Prolly as a safety precaution to lessen the number of blown speakers due to consumers sending the speakers a full range signal
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