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  1. boomgoesthedynamite

    Speaker replacement Gen6 Camaro

    Will do. I bought and installed the Hybrid's. I smoked one of the u2's crossed over at 350Hz in 30 minutes with a 100 watt amp. I guess I should have seen that coming. Now what heh.
  2. boomgoesthedynamite

    Speaker replacement Gen6 Camaro

    I'm not really up for trying to fabricate a-piller mounts. I'm pretty picky about aesthetics and know that I won't be able to make anything that won't irritate me to look at. Audio is important but second to aesthetics for me. I like to be able to fully revert to stock without a trace. As such, I'm working to balance cost vs. quality vs. what will fit in factory locations. That leaves me with 6x9 or 6.5" in doors and 2-2.5" full range in dash. Now I'm just looking for a quality option for those two pieces.
  3. boomgoesthedynamite

    Speaker replacement Gen6 Camaro

    Were your door and dash speakers as far apart as mine? I have heard it from other Gen 6 owners that they tried it and went back to a full range dash with low crossover point for the doors. Not that Bose does everything right but they chose such a low crossover point for a reason I assume.
  4. boomgoesthedynamite

    Speaker replacement Gen6 Camaro

    Well, the whole point here is to keep the crossover closer to 300hz to keep the sound stage high. If I was going to crossover at 2500, I'd just use the Morel Tempo Ultras I bought. I hear the Silver Flute's are well regarded. There is a 6.5" adapter for my doors. I could go that route. For the dash Full ranges I have looked at a few options. 88db+ is elusive in the sizes that fit. Pretty much has to be a 2.5" or less driver. SB Acoustics 2.5" Peerless NE65W Dayton Audio PC68-4 If the HA Unity's would be significantly better than the above, I could just use the flutes in the doors and pay the coin for the U2's. I looked at the Dayton and thought about using it with the fix but having it all in one with the audio control and being able to adjust eq presets on the fly is nice. I can return the Fix... it's still in the box.
  5. boomgoesthedynamite

    Speaker replacement Gen6 Camaro

    I had already spent a fair amount of time looking over the loose drivers on Parts-Express. The 3" stuff really is too big to fit the location. There aren't a ton of 88db+ options in the 2" stuff. Most of it hovers closer to 80-83. The Unity U2 is rated at 87db with 50 watts RMS. I struggle to see how that wouldn't be as loud as the 88db 20w options on parts express. I'm leaning towards just ordering the U2 and U69V2 (2ohm if I can find it). My amp will put out 140 at 2 ohm. That would give a little more headroom for the Amp. That PRV 6x9 is only good down to 500hz. It would be crushingly loud at 97db sensitivity and 250watts but I want stuff between my sub and dash speakers to be down there like 100-300 or something like that. 500 is way too high I would think. I ordered an AudioControl DM-608. The Fix is nice but lacks a lot of tuning features without getting the twk. The DM-608 also has eq profiles which is cool. I can set custom curves for Top up and for Top down. I think I'll go broke but I plan to drive this car for 8 + years so might as well get it right now.
  6. boomgoesthedynamite

    Speaker replacement Gen6 Camaro

    Thanks for the detailed response. I’ll go though it more closely tonight when I have more time. Just to clarify, I left out the extra details for brevity. I have a 2019 with the factory Bose system with 8” touch screen. It’s far too integrated into the car to be removed. I have a JL Fix to sum the 6 channels into a “flat” stereo signal coming out of the factory amp in the trunk. I was planing to use a MOST interface but they changed to AVB for 2019 so I can’t get the clean signal. I also have t-harness to reuse factory wiring. The wire isn’t as good as it could be but the door speakers where the most of the power will be fed have a higher gauge wire. I don’t care to mess with the door plugs this round of installs. I have a 100Wx4 amp I got to active power the front stage using the front as dash and rear as door of the Fix. i plan to disconnect the rear and center speakers. I have 2 alpine type s 10’s going in the trunk in a sealed box. Thanks again.
  7. boomgoesthedynamite

    Speaker replacement Gen6 Camaro

    The factory Bose drivers are 6x9 in the doors crossed around 300hz and a full range ~3" dash speaker but not standard 3.5". My original plan was to slap in a set of Morel Tempo Ultra 6x9 components but got to thinking about how bad the imaging would be as they are crossed around 3500. I would like to avoid cutting holes and adding tweeter pods to do 3 way but standard 2-way 3.5" speakers won't fit in the dash. Someone suggested the Hybrid Audio Unity u2 and u69v2 as a potential solution. The price point is a little higher than I was trying to spend though. Are there any other loose speakers that would fit this application? I can go 6.5" in the doors as well as there is an adapter for that. I have a convertible so SPL is somewhat important when the top is down.
  8. I just ordered a new 2019 Camaro convertible. I expect it to be delivered sometime early April. I've been lurking and planing my replacement for the stock Bose system. I was much more into car audio 15-20 years ago. I built a relatively modest system into my last car about 8 years ago so I'm a bit rusty trying to get back into this. I'm aiming to pick and have my gear arrive prior to delivery so that I can get right to work on upgrade prior to convertible weather. The Camaro's Bose system uses MOST50 which is kind of convenient... I think. Looking to use the AX-DSP-MOST1 from Axxess. It comes with the T-harnesses and modules necessary to bypass my stock Bose amplifier right in the trunk but retain all of the factory "goodies" like screen, nav, car play, microphones, chimes etc. I'm eyeballing the Hertz ESK 165.5's for my front stage with the tweets going into the factory locations. I can put the crossovers in the trunk and feed power back up the stock wires at the T harness. I know, better wires would definitely be advised but I'm really not keen on hacking up my door plugs this round. Do you think it will be that bad with factory wires? Dynamat(or similar) and fast rings will be used liberally on the doors. I don't plan on any rear passengers and don't care if there is sound back there if I did... it's a Camaro... they'll be lucky if they can feel their legs. As such, no rear fill is being planned at current. Subs get more interesting and where I'm starting to struggle more. Back in the day I remember running dual Audiobahn alum 12's and liking it. IIRC, they were pretty darn loud. I'm older now and don't need that kind of slam but I also now have a convertible which loses a ton of volume to drop top. There is a company that makes a 2-10 sealed, or single 10 or single 12 sealed or ported that fits under where the top folds down nicely but their volumes are on the low sides. I listen to rock and prog mostly. I'm thinking sealed is more to my taste. I was leaning towards a pair of JL w1 in the 2-10 sealed with 600 watts behind it. I'm struggling to decide if this is enough or even too much power. Or if a different sub is a better choice. Amp choice and power wire depend obviously on the sub choice. I'll go oxygen free copper and conveniently the battery is in the trunk. So any thoughts, suggestions are very welcomed. I'm not set on any of this as I'm trying to piece it together from reading and watching videos. I don't live in an area where car audio shops really exist. Once I get under way, I can update this thread with pics of the install and results etc.