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    Hi all,

    I've just replaced the HU for my Sony unit pulled from my old car. It was a complete nightmare. The car had obviously had another unit in at some stage and the numpty who sold me the car (his name and number was written on the top of the unit) purchased and installed a standard unit back in.

    Well, whilst attempting this seemingly simple task, he took a grinder to the rear of the cradle (obviously, not the unit that was meant to fit) and caused all sorts of fitting problems. He then proceeded to force the unit in so hard that he completely busted the centre console (along with stripping some cables, including the permanent live!) The console was at best botched back in position with various drill holes and some adhesive.

    To cut a long story short, I managed to get the console secured again with some quality Araldite (gotta love that stuff) and tidied up the cables with some leccy tape.

    Now, some of you may be wondering where all of this is going... So I'll cut to the chase. I'm now going to invest in some Infinity components and an amp but I don't think it's worth doing all this without replacing the standard speaker cables.

    Has anybody on the forum done this? If so, was it difficult?

    Apologies for the rant but I had to tell somebody and my wife won't listen!

    Thanks in advance!

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    I re-wired my Vec B and it was a complete nightmare, never again for me, not even gona try to do the C and yes the speaker cable is very poor quality.

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    ****e, I knew someone would say that! But thanks...

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    Unless your going massive power you wont notice much of a difference , the standard stuff is ok for the job.

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    Yeah, I agree, the stock speakers are pretty damn good.
    Just a headunit change does make a huge difference.
    But if you want to change speakers and/or amp them up, then you must do the cable as well, IMO, as the Vx factory stuff is pants.
    Personally I have stuck to a headunit change and sub with amp to run it.
    Too much work and expense to go the whole hog with the door speakers for me, not needed, I'm happy with it as it is.
    MTC has a full install in his Signum, set him back a couple K I believe, and he has upgraded door speakers so I would assume the cabling has been done as well, it was done professionally, not DIY.

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    They're gonna be Kappa 65.7cs 16.5cm 270W with an amp to drive. I'm not sure if it's worth going to this level if not replacing cables but I'm no expert...

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    Personally, I wouldn't, a lot of people forget that half the secret to a decent sound install is in the wiring, and the factory fit stuff is simply not up to the job IMO.
    If you amp the door speakers, you MUST do the wiring in my opinion.
    Other wise you wont see the best from them, and you run the danger of picking up interference as the factory cabling is so desperately thin !

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    the front door are ok to get new speaker cable into
    its the rear thats a pian

    ill put pics of where the best place is to put the wire is

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    So it seems the sensible choices are:

    1. Leave it as it is.
    2. Pay an 'expert' to do the job (wonder how much...)
    3. Put in a sub to boost the bass without stretching the standard stuff. However, I don't like the sound of a sub installation either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkNite View Post
    So it seems the sensible choices are:

    1. Leave it as it is.
    2. Pay an 'expert' to do the job (wonder how much...)
    3. Put in a sub to boost the bass without stretching the standard stuff. However, I don't like the sound of a sub installation either...



    you need to know what you are doing with the plug

    if your not shore ,,,,,pay to get this done

    by the way this is 6mm speaker cable

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