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Information, speculation and anything else specifically related to the MY07+ (FN2 & FD2) Civic Type R.
 #1527126  by TypeRGT07
 Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:44 pm
I have to say that after driving the car for just over a week I find the standard FN2 speakers a bit crud even with the base on full, and further more the base is not as loud as the standards in my old EP3.

I was not prepared to pay £500 for baseworks upgrade and from what I have read on other posts the Baseworks kit is a bit of a let down.

Im not into sub woofers and amps etc (been there, done that) but I do like a bit of base, so I may just replace the speakers but does anyone know what size the door fronts and rears are? (couldn't get the covers off!)

Any recomendations on decent speakers?

 #1527137  by glen8
 Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:49 pm
The 2007 Alpine Type-R speakers are out. They are much better than the previous generation and 150w RMS I believe

£180 will get u a pair on components for the front and a pair of coaxials for the rear

Not sure on the sizes, but I would guess at 16.5cm

 #1527253  by TypeRGT07
 Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:22 pm
Any ideas where to get them?

 #1527297  by TypeRGT07
 Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:04 pm
The other question is how the hell do you get the speaker covers off?

I have just tried (and yes I know its 11pm and dark) to get them off but they won't budge.

With the back speakers do you just pop off the black plate or do you have to take the red fabric panel off?

 #1528764  by TypeRGT07
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:29 am
Going to Huets Audio 2moz to get better speakers fitted for budget of £200 but will I notice the difference if I don't have an amp fitted?

And what speakers should I go for??

 #1528784  by glen8
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:50 am
If I had £200 to spend I'd get the new alpines mate. I had the last generation and they were VERY good. The new ones are even better.

Tech specs are above anything else in their price range

No idea how to pull the covers off

 #1528822  by 5ummer5
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:22 am
sorry but its not as easy as pulling the speaker covers off! You need to remove the whole door card.

There are 2 screws behind the handle to open the door.

There is 1 screw underneeth the little pocket that u grab to close the door and the rest is just held on by trim clips.

You will also need some vauxhall astra speaker adpters to space the speaker out because I like to lick cows udders and the hole for the standard speakers is a bit funny.

Hope this helps

 #1528843  by XxDanoxX
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:37 am
Remember to look at the output of the headunit, you could blame the speakers (highly likely to be shizen) but don't rule out the headunit putting out 3watts as well!

 #1528847  by 5ummer5
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:40 am
As for getting the rear speakers out i dont know, but i have a feeling again the whole pannel will have to be removed.

 #1528888  by Andy Dyson
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:09 am
theres a VERY good link in the other forum - civinfo

there how to guides are top notch. a geazer on there called potsy changed the front speakers to infinitys and using the vaux astra mounts. these speakers work VERY well, iv got all the parts ready for mine... when it arrives.

the rear speakers are a bitch though, iv got no idea how to remove it for a 3 door. iv been told by civinfos mechanic that the best way would be to take the rear seat out so u can get the whole panel off.

 #1529539  by Andy Dyson
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:49 pm
cheers for that 5ummer5

theres also a how to for fitting a sub and amp.

i personally dont wana go ott on the ice, but i love music. i went for the bass works upgrade and wishing i didnt after people say its crap.
so iv just got a 10inch type r sub and an amp off ebay. but mite go down to an 8 inch as i think 10 will be too much.

the amp runs off the back speakers (and the battery) though - hence my problem, and trying to figure out how to get into the rear speaker panel! thats guna be fun!

 #1529895  by madasscivic
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:04 pm
I changed my front speakers today for a set of JBL comps "wow" such a difference and very easy to do,Just need to find out how to do the rears now so i can then connect my sub :D

 #1529933  by JustinLee75
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:21 pm
madasscivic wrote:I changed my front speakers today for a set of JBL comps "wow" such a difference and very easy to do,Just need to find out how to do the rears now so i can then connect my sub :D


Wot size speakers do you need to change the fronts and how much did yours cost/where from etc?

 #1529969  by madasscivic
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:41 pm
They are 16.5cm using vauxhall astra speaker rings to give the correct mounting depth (available from halfords approx £15 )the JBL cost me around £50 i think as i had them in my Ep3 for about a year 8)

 #1529983  by JustinLee75
 Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:49 pm
Cheers, will have a listen to the standard set up when FN2 arrives and see wot i think

 #1530782  by Andy Dyson
 Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:24 pm
madasscivic wrote:I changed my front speakers today for a set of JBL comps "wow" such a difference and very easy to do,Just need to find out how to do the rears now so i can then connect my sub :D


the sub has got to be done. its a real nice day down here today and i was listenin to some summer tunage. even having a standard 8inch sub built into my a3 makes the difference. i need it.

guna have a look into connecting it up on the 1st day i get my fn2 (next week hopefully) but i think its guna be a right mission. been told removing the back seat is advised to get to the panel... oh dear

 #1530843  by glen8
 Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:54 pm
Installing a sub in the FN2 won't be a simple task

The headnuit has no crossovers or preouts for a start

You will need a line driver and an amp to run a sub

 #1530874  by Andy Dyson
 Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:18 pm
nah its piece of p1ss mate. the hardest thing is to get to the rear speakers.

you then just run cables off of those to the boot, buy an LOC for £2 from halfords, connect it to the amp. your line out can go to the cig lighter cable in the boot. the only other hard bit will be running the power bable to the battery

 #1531021  by glen8
 Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:30 pm
sorry mate, you've lost me completely

subs don't require power unless u are using an active sub? (active subs require an rca feed)

if so, does it have an onboard crossover builtin?

If u are doing what I think ur doing, then the sub will only be getting about 30w of power?

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