The Infinitys are 2-ohm. According to Crutchfield they will fit sizewise. Will that be good enough?NightWatch wrote:Owners with the Bose sound systems (either the 8 or the 14) are going to have a tough time replacing speakers as Bose has a habit of producing 2 ohm speakers. Most replacement speakers are at least 4 ohm. Recommend you speak with a sound tech before trying to replace them as you may not get the desired results, or worse yet, you may damage the amp.
Looking fwd to a report of the results! good luck!dorlandm wrote:You are correct. They are 6 1/2" (adapter needed) and they are 2 ohms. NOW, has ANYONE actually changed out these door speakers without changing the amp or head unit? We are interested in just the speaker upgrade info. Yes an amp and sub in trunk would make a nice difference but I did that in my '04 M45 and it took up most of the trunk. It sounded good but way too much for a civilized gentlemen such as I is!
so, has anyone done the speaker change out and what were the results? One guy did driver side speaker only and was slightly impressed but never posted all four speaker results. I am doing it this weekend to my 2007 m35x with the 14 speaker suround sound using the Infinity referance 6022si 6 1/2" units at all four corners. I am putting Fatmat sound deadener in as well but basically just the speakers to replace the Bose paper (thin) speakers.
pangpang77 and I just want a little more high end fidelity from our M's systems, not interested in the $ 2G awesomeness that the local stereo shop could do! We know, you get what you pay for but what about just the speakers
I will post my experience monday.
PLUS: I found the color code for the wires so I think.LF + Red/Blue - WhiteRF + Pink or Brown - Blue or redLR + light green/purple - light blueRR + yellow - pink
Hope that helps for anyone trying this project.
good job Mark! thanks for reporting back.. did the rear seat come out easily? have you taken the rear back part of the seat out yet, or is that this weekends project.. good luck and take notes!dorlandm wrote:I ran my Journey DVD that same day after the install and it was much loader, better. The DVD is the lowest volume device I have heard in the car. Meaning the Radio (XM) the CD player and the DVD player are louder then the DVD player. So, to answer the ? it is better.
I think the speakers alone are worth the upgrade and if the audio shop will do it for cheap (under $100-150) I would save yourself the headache and have them do it. Otherwise it was very easy to do taking 3 - 4 hours all total and not rushing.
This next weekend I will do more FATMAT and the 2 small rear deck speakers and report back.
I would assume "LG" and "B/Y" are color schemes. If thats the case, then you got yourself a +/- diagram.dorlandm wrote: The one concern I had was which wire was positive? I ASSUMED (always dangerous to assume) that the positive was the striped wires and the negative was the solid? Love feedback on that if anyone knows for sure.
It's hard to say. The sound coming from the speaker is good, but when the bass hits there is a rattle. So maybe a loose speaker or other door component. I will open it up and see.dorlandm wrote:Hi There rsg123:
I would have taken pictures but I do not know how to up load them easily so I dod not take pics. BUT... It is easy to take the door panel off and the speaker comes right out after you unbolt the 10MM bolts that hold it in. You do have to pry it off the door due to some gasketing material, but no big deal. The rattle, does it sound like the speaker is shot or physically loose?
Hi, i got it of the service manuals for M35/45 2006. Bear in mind, this diagram is for an entertainment package ( 14 speakers ), so without it wiring might be different.dorlandm wrote:Hi DOTSADWhere did you get this diagram and/or is it for M35 2007? Reason I ask is that my wires (As I remember them) are not exactly these colors. That said, if the solid wire is Positive then I have some work to do.Mark
If you need a visual , see page #34 in this file http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/M/2006_M45-M35/ei.pdfdorlandm wrote:As for the door panels coming off, it is easy. Just gently pry the little trap door under the pull handle of eash door, take out both 10MM bolts then pry the little black panel from behind the door pull up top (the chrome handle that opens the door) and go from nearest the chrome pull itself and pry it forward. The hook system is a hook nearest the dash so go from nearest the door lock towards the dash and it will come right out. Take that 10MM bolt out and gently pry the door panel off from the bottom toawrds the sides. The door panel should then just lift up and off. The wires/plugs are short so take time to be mindful of that but just unplug them and off the door panels come. They go back on real easy just don't force anything.
Dotsad, a question..Aren't the oem door speakers 2 ohm ? The ones you picked appeared to be 4 ohm.. won't that adversely affect there performance?Looking forward to the install pics and report! good luck!dotsad wrote:Just got new speakers (Infinity Reference 6032si ) in the mail. Will be doing install over the weekend. Come back on Monday or so to see the install pictures.
Got 4 for 130$ total with shipping from here:
It's 2 ohms:Backdoc7 wrote:
Dotsad, a question..Aren't the oem door speakers 2 ohm ? The ones you picked appeared to be 4 ohm.. won't that adversely affect there performance?Looking forward to the install pics and report! good luck!
Backdoc7, I am going to order Infinti 62.9I off of ebay. They can be had for $65 shipped. What we need in our cars with the stock amplifiers are efficient 2 ohm speakers. The 62.9I's are at 95dB which is the best I have seen. Furthermore the frequency response goes down to 45Hz and they can handle 75 watts rms(overkill with the weak factory amp). The efficiency is key because you want to keep the volume as low as possible for a given SPL. Why? Because the factory amplifier will produce more distortion (mostly harmonic distortion) as it is pushed harder/higher volume.Backdoc7 wrote:
good job Mark! thanks for reporting back.. did the rear seat come out easily? have you taken the rear back part of the seat out yet, or is that this weekends project.. good luck and take notes!