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Old 04-24-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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Smile tv speakers for head rest speakers

im shore its been done before.but its cheap and letting others know i took speakers out of a tv and they fit perfect there cheap or free and work good
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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LOL, this reminds me of 'WAY' back when my buddy amp’ed a household speaker in his trunk (at least it had a big woofer, mid range, and a tweeter) and when anti thief car stereo meant you have the take the whole unite with you... Definitely not the greatest, but it worked. Oh those were the good old days.

You get a 6 out of 10 (point for saving money but deduction for ghettoness). Seriously though, how does it compare to 'other' 3.5 HR speakers? I just put 3.5 Infinity and they sound awesome! Very clear, but lack base.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:21 AM   #3
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it aint bad the tv was a newer model not a thin flatscreen but a flat panel sony.speakers work good but now i need a passenger setup
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:22 AM   #4
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o yea very ghetto i know lol just keeping the hood real!! lool
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o yea very ghetto i know lol just keeping the hood real!! lool

LOL! Yep, pretty ghetto. Seriously, the max5 speakers are only 80 bucks and thatn ain't bad for four speakers made just for the miata. I've got some 6inch kenwoods in the doors and an 8inch bazooka tube that are being powered by a 4ch kenwood amp. The max5 head rest speakers are only powered by the head unit and I have the fade way down on them to the point where they just provide some "filling in" of some of the mid and treble frequencies.

The bazooka tube provides some bass but everybody was right about that trunk not being a very good place for a subwoofer. I have a 10inch bazooka in the trunk of my 65 mustang and that thing is awesome!
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A bit off topic, but since Siber mentioned it, I have a 6.5" bazooka right in front of my passenger seat in the cabin and it sounds much better than in the trunk, AND even my 6'1" friend can sit in the passenger side comfortably.



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Old 04-25-2006, 02:19 PM   #7
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that tube does fit real nice
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Haha...yeah I'd look at getting more pump out of my speakers...only **** rattles as is. Well really only my passenger side door panel. It's busted.
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double post. The only problem I see with that is seat adjustability..I mean if you have to have the chair slid way back to make leg room that means less tilt back space. Adjustability in passenger side obviously isn't as big a deal as on driver side but still.
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:59 PM   #10
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The TV speaker idea is a great one - replacement headrest speakers are ridiculously expensive and usually pretty worn. between headrest and parcel shelf speakers, you can actually get a pretty decent soundsphere into these little cars
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:48 PM   #11
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the sony speakers sound real nice
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I know this is a VERY old post but I need to point out this speaker...

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...TOKEN=52221753

Specifications: Power Handling: 15 watts RMS/30 watts max *VCdia: 3/4" *Znom: 4 ohms *Re: 3.60 ohms *Frequency range: 150-20,000 Hz *Fs: 150 Hz *SPL: 88 dB 2.83V/1m *Vas: .03 cu. ft. *Qms: 4.44 *Qes: .67 *Qts: .58 *Xmax: .9 mm *Dimensions: Overall Diameter: 2" x 3-9/16", Cutout Diameter: 1-13/16" x 3-3/8", Mounting Depth: 1-5/8".

Headrest replacement?

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Old 09-01-2006, 05:31 PM   #13
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how many watts can they take??
I used some 3.5" round speakers... they fit fine

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how many watts can they take??
I used some 3.5" round speakers... they fit fine
Specifications: Power Handling: 15 watts RMS/30 watts max

The problem with "cramming 3.5s into the foam" is the soundwave from the rear of the speaker cancels out the soundwave from the front and you loose low/mid output. The original speakers had little plastic cups that served as a sealed "cabinet", if you will, that asorbed the soundwave from the rear. The OEM stereo had a crossover on the headrest speakers. I believe the Mazda original headrest speakers were only 5watts. If your using an aftermarket stereo these speakers will be night and day IF you use the cups. The sealed compartment also serves as dampening for the cone to prevent overexcursion. The freq. responce graph on those Parts express speakers show that there playing up to 20khz but output drops off somewhat. There conservativly rated. Oh, also for aftermarket stereos, find a "bass-blocker" somewhere in the 150-250hz range (at 8ohm rating) and you will having no problem running 50+watts to these speakers.

-LAZ

PS- I have no association with Parts Express. I just use them for my audio needs and there tech support rocks!

PSS- I need OEM speaker cups!! If ANYONE has the old ones from there car PLEASE sell them to me.
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interesting... I dont really use the headrest speakers for anything other than tweeters, the alpines in the doors produce enough bass for me, plue the music I listen to isnt very heavy on the bass anyways...the headrest speakers get plenty loud and sound great.


I'd give you the speaker cups if I knew where they were

maybe I will make some for the 3.5's to see what happens..


sorry for yoinking the thread..
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I'd give you the speaker cups if I knew where they were

maybe I will make some for the 3.5's to see what happens..


sorry for yoinking the thread..
If you find them (look hard) email me. Lazzer408 @ yahoo.com

I just got the headunit in tonight. My headrest speakers are 3.5" at the moment. During the install I test each speaker for correct phase and I have the feeling mazda has the headrest speakers wired in series, aka "mono" Maybe whoever put the 3.5" in there got some wires crossed but they run thru the foam so I don't see how. Either the positives or negitives were swapped. Once I figured that out holy cow was that a difference. Anyways... They never were designed to play bass. Bass being <125hz. Vocals on the other hand >125hz are very important as those frequencies add fullness, volume, and fill to the sound. Suprisingly these 3.5" are playing it without any "enclosure". I'm an audiophile so I'm just picky.

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Old 09-05-2006, 12:58 PM   #17
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by speaker cups we are talking about the cup behind the speaker right??
I am pretty sure I can make some..
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I could also make small boxs but I'd rather find the originals as they screw to the headrest plus I like to keep my cars as oem as I can rather then "slap it together".

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ya but these arent OEM speakers... the guy I bought mine from took those out and junked them when he first bought the car.. he put some crappy speakers out of a walmart stereo in..

I'll be getting some new seats soon.. so I wont have headrest speakers anyways..
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Well if you happen to come across an oem set, with or without speakers, let me know.

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