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    I have just bought some Alpine SXE1725 to go in the front and was planning putting the original fronts in the back, also getting some vauxhall tweeters to go in the back.

    Now, I just wanted to know if I will need any adapters or anything else, before I start dismantling my car.

    I have a 2004 Vectra.

    Will the original front speakers (17cm) be a straight fit into the back (13cm)?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Did this, I did need the fitting adapters.

    The new speakers don't sound too good to be honest, preferred the originals, might even put them back.

    Then when I had a look at the back speakers they are 17cm, but I don't have the tweeters wires in my car.

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    The biggest mistake people make with stereo upgrades is fitting high power speakers to replace standard ones without fitting a high power head unit or amplifiers. High power speakers only sound better if you put more power into them as they require more power to move the cones properly. If you keep the same amount of power going into them (ie leave a factory head unit in place) they will actually sound worse than the factory speakers because of the lack of power going through the voice coils unable to move the cones properly.

    To be honest, and I've said this loads of times on here now, the factory speakers in Vec-C's are actually surprisingly good. A head unit upgrade will make a massive difference in the sound quality even using the factory speakers. Either way the head unit should always be the first part of an upgrade as explained above or you will be disappointed with the sound.
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    I put in an Alpine W203ri head unit, sounded good with factory speakers.

    Put Alpine SXE1725s in the front (don't sound as good as the standard ones, bass nowhere near as good), the standard ones still in the back sound better.

    I am not really into music and ICE, but I just wanted something a bit better / louder / bassier than standard. Didn't want to spend a lot either, but it seems a bit of a waste of time with the speakers I did choose. I just thought I would go for some that matched the head unit, but I think they are rubbish.

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    Yeah the SXE range is one of the budget ranges in Alpine speakers and not the best sounding at all. £30 for a brand new pair of 6.5" speakers is never going to get you fantastic sound and you'd be better off with the standard speakers.

    As an alternative, as you say you're on a budget, if you can find them, a set of Alpine DDC-R17H DD-Drive components will sound amazing and you'll get them these days for about the same money if you can find any. They're few and far between as they are quite old these days, but as long as you get a set in good condition you'll be amazed with the sound. I use them in all four doors in my car. They were over £200 a set when they came out years ago but I picked up a set for my rear doors for about £25 in perfect condition and had hardly been used.

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    Thanks for that, I will keep an eye out for them.

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    Ok put my original speakers back in, much better.

    Just wondered, as I don't have the tweeter wiring in the back, can I just connect straight to the main speaker wiring, or will the sound be distorted?

    Thanks

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    If you use the Vauxhall tweeters then yes because they already have the capacitor filter fitted
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    Thanks again

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    Hi there,

    I have a 2007 Signum with CD70, and has always been dissapointed with the way it sounds (not enought bass). I wanted to keep CD70 head unit but imporve the sounds.

    First things I have done is put external amplifier SONY-XPLOD 4x35w. I chose this amplifier as it had hi-level input. (CD70 does not provide line-out). The sound is slightly better but still falls short of my expectations.

    Would it be a good idea to upgrade the speakers next? I am thinking of replacing stock speakers with Vauxall premium 2 Ohm speakers (that come with CDC40 Opera setup).

    Is the exersise worth doing?

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