Your advice is needed here oh stereo guru(s).
The sub-woofer/tweeter combo on the 2000 covertible is blown. I would like to take this as an opportunity to upgrade the rear speakers, (which are different from the coupe/t-top set ups)
The problem is, in a convertible, the rear sail panel speakers are 2ohms. The speaker itself looks like a standard coaxile BUT it is actaully a sub-woofer/tweeter. Plus the (rear) sub-woofer and tweeter each have their own leads from the Monsoon amp, meaning the speakers are bi-amped and the basket is shallow to allow the roof frame to pass by it.
So, if all the cross over and filtering happens at the amp and the speakers are bi-amped, then you can look at these speakers as really being component speakers - right?
Next dumb question. Forget the fact that the front 6.5's and the rears are different depths, if all the bypass, filtering, cross over is happening at the Monsoon amp, then there is no REAL difference between the fronts and the rears. Right?
If all of the above is true, then all of this then leads to the one big problem, well maybe two. The amp is 2ohms and 99.9% of the speakers are 4 ohms.
I located a speaker at "woofersetc.com" that are 3ohm 6.5 inch components. Take a peak at the 165H - Focal Polyflex, $173.00.
I'm thinking I'll make a trim ring to bring the speaker farther out to resolve the depth problem. Cut the high pass filter completely out. Wire the stock leads from the "sub-woofer" section of the Monsoon amp to the 6.5 speakers and direct wire from the tweeter section of the amp.
To me this makes sense but one of my buddys is telling me that I can't assume these 6.5's will do the trick and sound good. How could they NOT sound better that the crappy GM speakers? I understand that they won't have the same volume, but adding a little mor eto the fader control should resolve that.
Oh, stereo guru, I beseech you - make my rattle, broken subwoofer problem go away with better quality sound for less than 200 bucks.