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I went to a shop to put in after market speakers. They used 3-ways in the doors in place of the component speakers. Left the tweeters in the dash. It sounds horrible.

I may just get a refund and take it somewhere else, but could they fix it. The sound had very little distortion and was really clear, but it seemed to have a lot of high frequency. My ears hurt after just a few songs. They spliced the wires to make the connections. Put in Pioneer TS-A652F’s.

I obviously know very little about audio systems. Most of the threads recommended a speaker upgrade but this seems like a downgrade.

Thanks in advance.
 

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NEVER EVER replace components with coaxials. ALWAYS replace them with components. And if the shop doesnt know what speakers will fit, go somewhere else, its not that hard to pull a panel and look. Also NEVER let them cut the factory wiring OR use an LOC on the output of the amp.
 

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So let that be a lesson to anyone reading this thread. Does my system now have 6 functioning tweeters?

I’ll probably fix this myself. I’ll get 4 component speakers. I guess I’ll have to use some kind of push connector to splice the lines. Does anything need jumped? Seems that there’s 3 in/3 out (from memory?) but only one in one out to the speaker itself.

Any harm in leaving it like this until I get time, other than sound quality? Will I blow out anything, draw too much current from something?
 

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It won't hurt anything but will sound like shit.

I stuck DB351s in the dash with a bass blocker. It made a HUGE difference. The rears I replaced with Polk's, which I also like. So far I've left the door speakers alone; with the DB351s the balance was fine.

Doing the rears required fabricating brackets for them but that wasn't difficult -- just a bit tedious.
 

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Considering that with some MDF, my scroll saw and epoxy (to seal said MDF so it doesn't pick up water) I had the brackets made in about an hour..... :)
 

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Update: I took it back to the audio shop. They had forgot to replace the tweeters on the dash. Once that was done the sound was much improved. Not stellar, but what I expected and what I paid for.
 

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How on earth does a shop forget something like that? "You had one job..."

They finished up and didn't notice it sounded like shit before giving it back to you? ?

I'd avoid that place like the plague in the future.
 
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