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Yeah i totally hear ya, but i dont want to replace the head unit as we all know how it is integrated with other car functions that i dont want to lose, nor do i want to spend the cash buying extra hardware to get it all back with a different unit. Im focused with what i have which hopfully will have better sound than stock.
Sorry, didnt mean the HU, just everything attached to it audio wise lol

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Sorry, didnt mean the HU, just everything attached to it audio wise lol <img src="http://forum.mazda6club.com/images/smilies/5.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" />
Well i replaced the 3.5" dash speakers and the 3/4 dash tweeters already which sounds better than the bose speakers, but still powered by the bose amp. Now its a matter of getting rid of the aweful 8" subs in the front doors and those horribly underpowered 5-1/4s in the rear doors. The lc6i was my cheapest option being on a budget to get full range signal in the front doors. So thats what led to the beginning of this thread about anyone who can clarify which harness post bose amp is designated to the door speakers and the color codes for each.

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If they are the same as the 3GT, they are 9" in the front doors. They get a very odd signal, in front or middle on the fader, they get mid and low bass. Fade it all the way back and they only get sub freqs. Very odd, which is why i want to just rip all the speakers and amp out if possible, no telling whats going on lol.

You may just have to pull the door speakers and match them to the amp output side and go from there. Likewise i would go from the HU and see if you can find matching wires going IN to the amp, those may be low level signals and should be full range.

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Just came across this vid, even though it s Ford, it might apply to the Mazda? Who knows, just pay attention to what he says about the factory amp.


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Mazda/bose calls it a 9"Nd woofer but they are 8". I saw it in another user video and ive also ripped the door panels off before and confirmed. As for the video, that pac unit does the same thing as the AC lc6i which sums a full range signal and gives a decent preamp out.

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Mazda/bose calls it a 9"Nd woofer but they are 8". I saw it in another user video and ive also ripped the door panels off before and confirmed. As for the video, that pac unit does the same thing as the AC lc6i which sums a full range signal and gives a decent preamp out.
Well, the hole is 9", cause my Kicker SSMB8 would fall right through the hole it left. You could prob squeak a shallow 10" in there, but it would still be decoupled from the car like the stock.

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Thats weird. Ive seen a thread on google where they cut the bose woofer out of the housing and slipped another 8" aftermarket shallow sub in its place. Cant remember if they fastened the new woofer directly to the housing or added a speaker ring to the housing and fastened to that. Heres a pic of the 8"bose with measurong tape to show outside diameter
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I just checked with a local car stereo shop about installing the Kenwood under-seat sub. He didn't want to do it--said it would be a waste of $. What about splitting the signal off the two door speakers for the Kenwood sub since they are already getting all the bass? Does anyone know what wires those would be? I have a 2018 Mazda 6 GT. It looks like the Bose amp might be mounted under the passenger seat.
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