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Ok I can still hear myself sing and it's bad...REAL bad! I am going to install an aftermarket AMP. A 4 way in the 500 watt range. Rockford, Alpine or something along that line. I hope to not only have it louder, but better and more consistant sound with NO distortion from the various types of music I listen to(maxed out ,of course) I was told those Bose could handle a lot, it's the tweeters I worry about. I assume they are Bose or of Bose quality (hopefully) Any suggestions on this or an equalizer or even different speakers? I am definetly going to do something and soon. I will update this thread when I do if there is any interest. Thanks in advance.

-*edit- My "advisor" has a 12" boozoka tube to mount behind the backseats and a Sony 4 channel 240watt amp to give me a testing/starting point. Since this is at the top for now I would like to add some links I found,(some way down forum).


http://home.online.no/~rekse/mazda6/

http://www.mazda6club.com/forums/read.php?TID=1779

http://www.mazda6club.com/forums/read.php?TID=1588

http://www.mazda6club.com/forums/read.php?TID=1830

http://www.mazda6club.com/forums/read.php?TID=1385

http://shettel.squirrelfish.org/mazda6/ins...ll/install.html

http://geocities.com/my_mazda_6/atenza.html
 

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Bose speakers are incompatible with an aftermarket amp, since they use 1 ohm speakers instead of the usual 4 ohm ones. Aftermarket amps can usually only go down to 2 ohms before they fry.

And besides, I'd worry about putting more than 25w on the Bose speakers before they blow. 500w total would certainly produce some smoke when you turn it up to a decent level.
 

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"Bose speakers are incompatible with an aftermarket amp, since they use 1 ohm speakers instead of the usual 4 ohm ones. Aftermarket amps can usually only go down to 2 ohms before they fry"
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He told that may be a problem! Looks like I am going for some better speakers! I also had a "guy at Tweeter" tell he has a 1000 watt amp on his set of stock Bose. Do you think I am glad I found this forum??

-edit- Anyone using a 5 channel amp? That is what I am going to do, probaly a Rockfort Fosgate. Maybe a JL Audio 8" sub. or maybe a box behind the unused/folded down backseats because I am tall and already look out the back window! Still undecided about the speakers. BTW I did see a pic of the door speakers I thought, but can't remember the ohms??
 

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I thought the BOSE speakers were 2 ohms. Has another removed the speaker and looked at the back for the specs? Also if anyone replaces the BOSE sub with an aftermarket please post what you did. Interested in what aftermarket speaker and sub options are possbile. Looking for a stealth sound system install. Subs in the trunk would sound better but don't want to use any trunk space.
 

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I think it matters not what the omhs as the Bose have tiny amps on EACH speaker so I will be ditching the Bose in favor of JL audio(I'm tired of food anyway, just need fuel for the 6s;) or I see Infinity's are popular among some members. Sony explodes have been suggested also.

Also a little story: I had a Dodge Avenger. The POS dealer sent me to the Mitubishi dealer to have them order me a key and then they would cut it?? A locksmith friend of mine simply took my VIN # and came back with 4 keys. In a matter of hours and without even touching my car he had more keys to it than I did!! I hope Mazda will have better security but I did copy my VIN # and slid a black card over it. Call me paranoid but I never trusted my Avenger after that.....
 

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For what it's worth, Bose used to use 1 ohm drivers, they might have changed to 2 ohm. Whatever, they still suck ass. Unless you get the Perfects series, skip on infinity, and avoid ANYTHING Sony makes that isn't used as a TV or monitor. Simple as that. I'd rate Sony lower than Jensen, for pete's sake.
 

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I'd like to hear some people's opinions on subs. I've been shopping around for 8 or 10" subs to replace the Bose sub. Free-air would be nice but I could live with a sealed box sub. I "thought" I wanted a kicker solobaric until I realized that as good as it is, it probably won't meet my needs, not without a mid-bass driver to go with it. (28-100Hz??) I need something that'll go a little higher, like 200-400 Hz at least so I don't have to send too much low frequency to the door speakers. That being said, I have two 10" kicker free-airs from 1995 in a ported box, custom built and they sound damn good. But that's in my Honda right now and the box is TOO BIG so I gotta find something more compact. I've heard bad things about kicker comps. I've also seen some mixed reviews on other subs, particularly the Infiniti's. I don't want to spend alot, but I'd rather sacrifice on spending more than seriously sacrifice quality. That being said, opinions? What's a good sub in that size range?
 

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I am going to consider the the bazooka tube only because it's available for testing and easily switched out. I am leaning toward a 8" free air though. My reaL confusion is still the speakers and seperates. How about Polk Audio or Boston Acoustics??
 

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Skip polk entirely, trust me. Boston's upper end line is decent, but expensive for what you pay for. If you're looking for something good and cheap, check out DEI's Studio 3065, which should run about $220 for the pair.
 

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Can someone please help me get in contact with the (norwegian) guru behind this URL http://home.online.no/~rekse/mazda6/. Or if "rekse" sees this, please answer. I'm getting my M6 next wednesday and in need of some help or guidance. :)
 

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            Can someone please help me get in contact with the (norwegian) guru behind this URL http://home.online.no/~rekse/mazda6/.  Or if "rekse" sees this, please answer. I'm  getting my M6 next wednesday and in need of some help or guidance. :)[/b]
What in particular would you like to know?
 

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Oops. Haven' been here for two days..... I have the base system and was thinking of a value for money upgrade. Changing the speakers, perhaps adding an amp.

Or' maybe I should just wait for the upcoming of an audio-module console before changing anything!

Is it much gain in just changing the door-speakers?:sarc
 

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            Oops. Haven' been here for two days..... I have the base system and was thinking of a value for money upgrade. Changing the speakers, perhaps adding an amp.  

Or' maybe I should just wait for the upcoming of an audio-module console before changing anything!

Is it much gain in just changing the door-speakers?:sarc[/b]
Personally, I would upgrade the speakers and add an amp, but some people have just changed the speakers and said the difference was noticable.
 
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