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    Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    I won't to know the best way to install speakers in my headrest without it lookin jacked up. I have head rest covers with the elastic bottoms the actual headrest.*Also how do I feed and where do I feed the wires through?

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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    Why do you want speakers in the headrest? That's asking for problems, electrical and dry cloth don't make good combinations. It's not going to sound good either, just stick to the doors.




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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by jrdnhsnbrg View Post
    Why do you want speakers in the headrest? That's asking for problems, electrical and dry cloth don't make good combinations. It's not going to sound good either, just stick to the doors.
    I would use sound deadening or something of that fashion to avoid of the issues you mentioned. People put tweeters and small speakers in headrests all the time including monitors.

    I'm looking for help, not for questions on why I want it or critism.



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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    Well it would be the same as installing tvs cut out a hole that speaker size use zip ties to hold the speakers in , but the hole will have to be just right to the size of the speaker so it will look clean ( flush ) , cut the cloth so you can fold the flaps in and have space to cut the zip ties and push them under with some thing while not having the speaker hang loosely glwyb




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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    If you've got some serious woodworking and upholstery skills, why not make a new headrest? It would be like a mini enclosure with mounts and everything. Plus you could pad it in some memory foam so it feels nice.

    I don't really know if that would work great, just an idea I had come across my head.




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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    Look up Pontiac fiero seats. They came factory with speakers in the headrests.



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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    How would I feed the wires through is the real question?



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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    These would be the perfect headrests. I know they are impala headrests, just don't know what edition. I would think SS.

    http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0001_large.jpg



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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    you need to feed wire down through the back of the seat - you get to it with the same path a headrest monitor would take. basically a hole and grommet next to the headrest posts. it will come out at the bottom of the seat cover, then you will want to zip tie the speaker wire to OEM wire and mounts to keep it free of the track. lastly, zip tie to OEM wire harnesses that go to the floor, then hide under carpet (tying to OEM wire when possible).

    you don't want to hear the rear wave in the front seat, so a small enclosure is recommended. you could use PVC caps that are wrapped in deadener then use an adapter to flange for a flush appearance. lastly, be sure to high-pass the speaker based on the enclosure/response combination (probably greater than 300Hz)



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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    We did tweets in mazda miatas for a while kinda hard to get loud in a convertible otherwise. But in a sedan or coupe it seems foolish



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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    does your headrest use the two poles for mounting to the seat? make up sound tweeter holders that mount to that.... and run wiring through seat




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    Re: Installing Speakers in headrest. Need Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    you need to feed wire down through the back of the seat - you get to it with the same path a headrest monitor would take. basically a hole and grommet next to the headrest posts. it will come out at the bottom of the seat cover, then you will want to zip tie the speaker wire to OEM wire and mounts to keep it free of the track. lastly, zip tie to OEM wire harnesses that go to the floor, then hide under carpet (tying to OEM wire when possible).

    you don't want to hear the rear wave in the front seat, so a small enclosure is recommended. you could use PVC caps that are wrapped in deadener then use an adapter to flange for a flush appearance. lastly, be sure to high-pass the speaker based on the enclosure/response combination (probably greater than 300Hz)
    Dude, u might have to do a video for this. LOL. I'll still try to follow though.



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    We did tweets in mazda miatas for a while kinda hard to get loud in a convertible otherwise. But in a sedan or coupe it seems foolish
    What's so foolish about it? Man I got DC Audio 4XL 15s blowin into the cab, not the trunk. So yeah, I need all the mids and highs I can get. Why do people act like this idea is so outlandish? I wouldn't have expected to get that reaction on this forum.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jkok7 View Post
    What's so foolish about it? Man I got DC Audio 4XL 15s blowin into the cab, not the trunk. So yeah, I need all the mids and highs I can get. Why do people act like this idea is so outlandish? I wouldn't have expected to get that reaction on this forum.
    Cause putting you speakers on axis is a much better idea your not the first person with big subs



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