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white fish
01-19-2007, 07:39 PM
I cant bring myself to spend 50bucks (cnd) for door speaker adaptors

if someone can send me a bunch of pics of them I would really appreciate it

if they are special in some way I guess I will buy them

Thanks

RJW01A4Q
01-21-2007, 08:30 AM
this is free....

http://forums.audiworld.com/a4/msgs/2639923.phtml

white fish
01-21-2007, 07:17 PM
wow I wonder if that works

Poopie
01-21-2007, 07:40 PM
thats how i did mine basically

shaahid
01-21-2007, 07:41 PM
I just changed my 2 front speakers yesterday. What I did was take the existing adapter from the speakers and only screwed in my speaker from one side and dremeled the adapter so the speaker would fit. It really isn't that hard. I wish I had taken pics so I could show you, but I didn't. Just take a look at it, and I'm sure you could figure out what to do.

buck
01-22-2007, 06:13 AM
Make adapter bracket out of sheet metal.

Trim for new bracket:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551Stereo_Door_as_is_small.jpg

Drill mounting holes in new bracket and mount it:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551Stereo_Door_Modified_2_sm.JPG

Mount speaker to new bracket:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551Stereo_Door_Modified_sm.JPG

streamline
01-22-2007, 02:11 PM
anyone have pics how they mounted components, like where they put the crossover...

buck
01-23-2007, 05:59 AM
anyone have pics how they mounted components, like where they put the crossover...

My cross-overs are huge. I 'temporarily' put them on the doors.... still haven't figured out where to put them as there's not enough room behind the door.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551Stereo_Cross_Over_3_sm.JPG

buck
01-23-2007, 06:00 AM
^^^^ I really want to find a permanent home for them...... they bug me where they are right now.

streamline
01-23-2007, 08:38 AM
yea it would bother me too, i havent even bought speakers so i wonder if certain brands fit better

SurferForever
01-23-2007, 09:34 AM
My cross-overs are huge. I 'temporarily' put them on the doors.... still haven't figured out where to put them as there's not enough room behind the door.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/551Stereo_Cross_Over_3_sm.JPG

Not for nuttin but you really do need to find somwhere else to put those. Looks horrible. How long you had it like that?

a4cefed
01-23-2007, 09:58 AM
i would have takin one look at that mounting job and woudl have went back to work on finding a home, nice job on the rest of your work.

buck
01-23-2007, 10:01 AM
I've had it too long like that!!

I know it looks like ass.... but if you can find me a better place for them - I'm all ears.

I was looking at the kick panels... but no room there. Next time - I need smaller x-overs.

buck
01-23-2007, 10:06 AM
i would have takin one look at that mounting job and woudl have went back to work on finding a home, nice job on the rest of your work.

There's no room behind the door panel. That's originally where I was going to put them, until I actually had the panel off.

Wonder if they'd fit under the seat?!

Cross-overs should be mounted as close to the speakers as possible - that's why I didn't cheap out and put them in the trunk.

so ghetto [:D]

onemoremile
01-23-2007, 10:27 AM
You could measure up the crossover's internal dimensions and get a smaller electronics box for them. That might enable it to fit behind the door.

a4cefed
01-23-2007, 10:56 AM
what about putting them lower so more is out of view ?

white fish
01-23-2007, 07:22 PM
what about getting a water proof box (or something) and mounting them in the door?

sandnessmj
01-23-2007, 07:41 PM
Cross-overs should be mounted as close to the speakers as possible

I'm curious - why? Seems like it shouldn't make a difference...

FWIW, I've seen a lot of high end installs where the crossovers are mounted in the trunk all showy and whatnot...

buck
01-24-2007, 07:40 AM
I'm curious - why? Seems like it shouldn't make a difference...

FWIW, I've seen a lot of high end installs where the crossovers are mounted in the trunk all showy and whatnot...


From reading up on it in the past:

Active Crossovers (powered): anywhere in between the amp/speaker is fine
Passive Crossovers (mine): closer to the speaker the better

As for the technical jargon.... something to do with impedence/resistance with the longer line.

There's probably some audio experts that can prove/disprove this.

If it has been proven out that passive cross-overs can be mounted anywhere.... I'll put them in the trunk!!

Brrman
01-24-2007, 07:48 AM
This is what I did a long time ago
http://www.brrman.com/audi/1998_sedan/Stereo/Adapter%20Installed%202.jpg

blom0117
02-04-2007, 08:57 PM
Here is how I did my install:

I used duct strapping to fabricate the mounts to accomodate the larger speaker size and screwed these down with the stock screws. I used a combination of foam tape and zip ties to secure the speakers down to the new mounts to avoid any slippage or rattling.

I mounted the crossover to the door panel right between the woofer and the tweeter using foam mounting tape. When placed properly there is ample room on the panel, in the foam panel cover, and in the door itself.

Hopefully this info and these pictures are useful to someone:

http://www.mytechnologic.com/random/install1.jpg
http://www.mytechnologic.com/random/install2.jpg
http://www.mytechnologic.com/random/install3.jpg

Jeff
02-25-2007, 02:06 PM
Just a note when performing this, be sure to SEAL the outer rim of the speaker to the door to create a baffle. Since the driver is running free air (infinite baffle), it needs to be isolated, or else you will lose ALL your bass response. You can use simple weather stripping from home depot, and seal the outer rim of the speaker to the door itself. I like to use strip caulking (like sticky clay), which can be found here:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=269-300

Or use sealing foam:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-542

With and without sealing the speaker is a day a night difference in lower/mid-bass response with and without the baffle.

seank
02-25-2007, 02:47 PM
can someone give me the sizes that work for the front speakers non bose system? mine decided to blow up today. i got a bunch of speakers in my garage from various cars i've had so hopefully i got some that fit. also if anyone has the size of the rears for an avant that would be nice too.

TroyS
02-25-2007, 03:23 PM
These adapters worked for a guy...

http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/product.php?currency=USD&products_id=1883

....in this thread

http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=111127&highlight=front+ohm

gotdubd
02-25-2007, 06:55 PM
dude. take out the underdash and the glove box. theres more than enough room to fit those up in the dash and secure them with zipties.

and if you want to keep them in the doors, wrap them in a plastic bag and ziptie it reallll tight. that will protect them from water

onemoremile
06-21-2009, 04:00 PM
Those crossovers should fit easily in the lower rear door. There is plenty of room there. I was going to mount 8" subs there but then wouldn't be able to adjust the seat recline.

keeganhartman
06-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Mine are in my trunk. I don't like the door because of the moisture.

b.massad
06-21-2009, 04:14 PM
ok I just put in new speakers in my front doors, but i simply did the two bottom screws connected the wires and called it a day. Did i fuck up by not putting in a crossover? i mean the sound is great and doesn't sounds odd at all

Jeff
06-21-2009, 09:58 PM
ok I just put in new speakers in my front doors, but i simply did the two bottom screws connected the wires and called it a day. Did i fuck up by not putting in a crossover? i mean the sound is great and doesn't sounds odd at all

I wouldn't be too worried about a crossover, unless it has finite IC's in there. Most passive crossovers consist of inductor coils and capicators, as well as non-inductance resistors. A little moisture is okay.

Speaking of speakers, I just finished my stealth 6.5" sub. The box is tuned to 38Hz (flared port), and sounds better than the 10" in a box I had in there. Crossover is set at 65Hz/12dB octave.

http://www.audigeeks.com/images/jeff/B5/avant/sub8.jpg

http://www.audigeeks.com/images/jeff/B5/avant/sub9.jpg

I still need to fabricate a grille to cover the sub. [:)]