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    saab story audio build

    last year i bought a 2000 saab 95 that came equip with the harmon kardon 9 speaker premium system... at the time i bought it i knew one day i would like to put a custom audio sound system in it. I made it almost a year with liking the premium stock sound system but now I would like to change it because my wife and I both LOVE aftermarket sound systems

    for starters I guess ill say my budget is around $1000 but it could go a little higher or lower idc

    below are the speaker sizes for the AS3 harmon kardon premium sound system
    AS3
    Dash speakers x3 = 2.5"
    Front doors = 6.5"
    Rear doors = 2.5"
    Rear shelf = 6x9"

    I am a big fan of alpine products so i was thinking of doing a full alpine install

    I was thinking on alpine type r 6.5 components for the front mounting the tweeters in the left and right dash speaker spots and the mid range woofer in the front doors---I havnt decided if i should put a center channel in the center dash speaker or leave in blank... I never understood the need for a center channel so for now I would leave in blank unless someone else can convince me otherwise
    for the rear doors i thought about putting in alpine typr r 5.25 components but only use the midrange woofers and not install the tweeters. I have these laying around but I am not sure if i can make them fit because it says the rear door speaker sizes on the stock are 2.5" but doing further research if you got either the as1 or as2 sound package for a saab 95 in those model years you got equipped with 4" speakers in the back... if the 5.25 woofers wont fit I think I will get alpine type s 4" speakers
    for the back I was going to install alpine type r 6x9's
    as for the subs I was thinking either one 10 inch type r or the slimmer model type r... would like to do at least 2 subs but i also need to be able to fit a stroller in the back from time to time... might even put in a focal 33v2 i have laying around because I never even got to use it

    1st amp would be an alpine mrx v60 that i have laying around
    2nd amp for the subs would be a alpine pdx-m6 i have laying around
    3rd amp I would need for the type r's idk prob a 2channel alpine amp or 4 channel if i use a center speaker

    headunit I have an alpine w407 double din laying around so i would probably use that or end up getting some other alpine double din headunit

    all wiring is going to be from what I have laying around most of it are kicker wires from there kits

    I've put aftermarket sound systems in for friends and myself before so I know how to do it but I have never done it on a saab 95 before so im hoping someone has any guidance or caution to take when i am taking on this project

    also if you think I sound go with other speakers/amps/subs etc. than i have listed feel free to let me know I appreciate anybodys feedback on what I should get and put in







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    Re: saab story audio build

    hi I know it's very very late what I was looking up saabs on this forum I currently have a 2003 saab 95 aero wagon I change my head unit to a Pioneer AVH 4500 bluetooth double din, I also did the pac steering wheel controllor and I tossed my stock speakers and went with cadence 6-1/2 components its all the way around. the front door are fairly easy you just have to use the stock speaker housing, I had to cut down the housing for the magnets of my components to fit, naturally 6 1/2 come in the front but the ones in the back door I had to build MDF speaker rings for them to fit the speaker rings has to be no bigger or no thicker then 1/2 inch they fit pretty good the back doors are a little tight but with a little modification it can work far as the speaker wires the front doors I ran them too the wiring loom into the door I'm mounted the crossover in the door as the back doors I did the same thing with the wiring but I put the crossover and the side pillards I ran them to an external after market amp and then in the back i built a custom box for one audioque hdc312 running off and old school kicker kx1200.1 the sub n/a 2.65 cubic foot box tuned 36 hz,it beats really good that kicker amp something this is is a very nice amp so I'm guessing I'm running about 1200 to 1300 what RMS and it sounds really good I also have a Soundstream bass processor and a really cheap SPL 800watts 4 Channel amp running my highs amp is not bad I think it would do about 400 on a good day soul 50 to 75 watt per speaker is pretty good I also have a backup,camera too. you have to please pardon mymy typing I'm using Google talk text I will put up pictures tomorrow for my Saab it has been a long road coming it took about a week to get where I'm at so far and it was all worth it the 95 sounds so so good very very clear and Crisp bass




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