Fiat Coupe Forum
- Founded by Kayjey & James Northam
- Funded by the Club for the benefit of all owners
Fiat Coupe Club UK
join the club
Fiat Coupe Forum
 
» Announced
    Posting images


» Related sites
    Main club site
    fiatcoupe.net


» External data
    owners listed
 
Who's Online Now
3 registered members (Leighgibney, Rosso, MeanRedSpider), 86 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums68
Topics111,142
Posts1,317,600
Members2,284
Most Online731
Jan 14th, 2020
Top Posters(All Time)
barnacle 32,506
stan 32,110
Theresa 23,037
bockers 21,029
PeteP 19,967
JimO 17,917
Nigel 17,255
Jim_Clennell 16,424
RSS Feeds
Club Events
Club Information
Track Events
Rolling Road/RWYB
Social Events
Non-UK Events
Coupé Related Chat
Coupé Spotting
Coupé News/Press
Buying/Selling Advice
Insuring a Coupé
Basic FAQ's
How to Guides
Forum Issues
Technical Problems
General Maintenance
Styling
Tuning
Handling
ICE and Alarm
Coupés for Sale
Coupés Wanted
Parts for Sale
Parts Wanted
Group Buys
Business Forum
Other Vehicles for Sale/Wanted
Other Items for Sale/Wanted
Haggling/Offers
Ebay links
Other Cars
Other Websites
General Chat
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Replacing Front Speakers #1643043
01/08/2020 15:26
01/08/2020 15:26
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
I am thinking of replacing the front speakers with
Alpine SXE-1725s

They are advertised on ebay as Fiat Coupe replacement speakers and seem to fit but have a built in tweeter. Does that mean I will have to disable the crossover or the existing tweeters? If so where is it located thanks.


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1643048
01/08/2020 21:13
01/08/2020 21:13
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 117
North Macedonia
386ka Offline
Club Member 1814
386ka  Offline
Club Member 1814
On a journey

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 117
North Macedonia
I would definitely suggest you use component speakers, since the tweeter placement is quite important. If it's placed down as in the coaxial setup, the highs will be muffled by the legs and surrounding interior. The bass & lower tones do not suffer as much from this, so that's why they're placed down there.

Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: 386ka] #1643049
01/08/2020 21:33
01/08/2020 21:33
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
Thanks but I was not planning on disconnecting the existing tweeters. I understand there is just a capacitor in series with these to filter out bass and no crossover on the door speakers. If that is the case it should work but might have to reduce treble volume 3db or so.


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1643097
03/08/2020 17:49
03/08/2020 17:49
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
Settled for this in the end: Alpine SPG-17CS. Will install this week.


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1643733
22/08/2020 11:47
22/08/2020 11:47
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
Replaced all 6 speakers in the end. The rear surrounds had completely disintegrated! All sounds great now. A few tips.

No need to remove cigar lightercor install relay for 12v supply. Just run a wire to piggy back fuse in fuseholder. Test for a fuse that is ignition switched.

New rear speakers sound good fitted to standard locations a long as they are reasonably airtight and panels are fixed securely. The important thing is to have a tight seal front to back and install as close to the existing grill as possible. Most of bass comes from front pair anyway. They must be concentric cones. Alpine does a great one.


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1643762
23/08/2020 07:05
23/08/2020 07:05
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 98
Surrey
D
darthstinky Offline
Reaping the fruits
darthstinky  Offline
Reaping the fruits
D

Joined: May 2020
Posts: 98
Surrey
Hi Kevin

Did you fit the Alpine SXE-1725s in the front in the end? (my driver speaker is dead and will need replacing, hence the question)

Cheers,

DS


*******************************
20VT Money pit project status=starts, drives & MOT’ed! Happy Days.
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: darthstinky] #1643770
23/08/2020 16:59
23/08/2020 16:59
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
Hi DS
No I didn't but these are ideal for the rear. I installed the Alpine mid/bass single cone units as stated above in front. Superb...especially bass! As I said didn't bother with crossover for these.

Last edited by KevinW; 23/08/2020 19:12.

KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1643811
24/08/2020 18:29
24/08/2020 18:29
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 98
Surrey
D
darthstinky Offline
Reaping the fruits
darthstinky  Offline
Reaping the fruits
D

Joined: May 2020
Posts: 98
Surrey
Originally Posted by KevinW
Hi DS
No I didn't but these are ideal for the rear. I installed the Alpine mid/bass single cone units as stated above in front. Superb...especially bass! As I said didn't bother with crossover for these.


Thanks Kevin

Think I know what speaker replacement I’m adding to my shopping list now smile

DS


*******************************
20VT Money pit project status=starts, drives & MOT’ed! Happy Days.
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644809
04/10/2020 10:14
04/10/2020 10:14
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 65
Darkest Devon
slime500 Offline
Club Member 1848
slime500  Offline
Club Member 1848
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 65
Darkest Devon
Originally Posted by KevinW
Settled for this in the end: Alpine SPG-17CS. Will install this week.


Hi Kevin

Are the Alpine SPG-17CS speakers ok for a direct replacement for the front speakers? I don't want to change the dash tweeters, just the front speakers.

Thanks

Simon


1998 20VT, Sprint Blue, owned 18 years, man and boy!
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644812
04/10/2020 13:39
04/10/2020 13:39
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
Hi Simon. Yes they are and very good indeed...especially bass. It's only the rears which need a concentric tweeter.


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644813
04/10/2020 17:27
04/10/2020 17:27
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 65
Darkest Devon
slime500 Offline
Club Member 1848
slime500  Offline
Club Member 1848
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 65
Darkest Devon
Originally Posted by KevinW
Hi Simon. Yes they are and very good indeed...especially bass. It's only the rears which need a concentric tweeter.


Thanks Kevin, that’s really helpful. A direct swap is something even I could complete!!


1998 20VT, Sprint Blue, owned 18 years, man and boy!
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644816
05/10/2020 04:19
05/10/2020 04:19
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,678
Brisbane, Australia
Possum Offline
My life on the forum
Possum  Offline
My life on the forum

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,678
Brisbane, Australia
Looking at the grills on my front speakers, I decided that they could do with a refreshing coat of "satin black".

Do they just prise off or does one have to remove the door card and release them from the underside?


Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644842
05/10/2020 18:47
05/10/2020 18:47
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
They just prize off easily. Replaced mine with the ones that came with the Alpines....look better and much stronger. They are a direct fit and just screw into the driver mount.


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644845
05/10/2020 21:14
05/10/2020 21:14
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 117
North Macedonia
386ka Offline
Club Member 1814
386ka  Offline
Club Member 1814
On a journey

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 117
North Macedonia
Always best to replace the tweeters with the ones that came from the set, and fit the crossover (if there's one).

Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644846
06/10/2020 07:55
06/10/2020 07:55
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
Yes indeed. Particularly to fit the crossover for the tweeters not so important for the bass midrange (and a bit fiddly to do so).


KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644880
07/10/2020 14:26
07/10/2020 14:26
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 392
S Wales
Morrison Offline
Club member 1566
Morrison  Offline
Club member 1566
Making a profit

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 392
S Wales
When I changed my front speakers, I just bought a set of cheapies from halfrauds, while they do sound much better than the original ones, they've got the tweeter 'built in'. I didn't change any wiring or add in a crossover or anything like that, have I messed up?

Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644882
07/10/2020 14:35
07/10/2020 14:35
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
KevinW Offline OP
Club Member 1862
KevinW  Offline OP
Club Member 1862
Reaping the fruits

Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 96
Milton Keynes
Hi Morrison. Not really as the standard crossover is just a capacitor in series with the tweeter so the door speakers are run full range. I expect you can adjust the treble using the head unit sufficiently. The only issue is that dedicated bass speakers usually give deeper bass - the Alpines suggested are especially good. Halfords don't seem to be as good value as Amazon either. You are also paying for a tweeter that is redundant!

Last edited by KevinW; 07/10/2020 14:39.

KevinW
Milton Keynes UK
Re: Replacing Front Speakers [Re: KevinW] #1644902
07/10/2020 18:19
07/10/2020 18:19
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 392
S Wales
Morrison Offline
Club member 1566
Morrison  Offline
Club member 1566
Making a profit

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 392
S Wales
Thanks Kevin, definitely something to think about for the next ones, I fancy having a decent setup in the near future


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 7.3.23 Page Time: 0.029s Queries: 14 (0.013s) Memory: 0.8317 MB (Peak: 0.9651 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2020-10-26 12:51:36 UTC