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Pepsi wrote: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:27 am Is this the same for the 06 caddy.?
And possible to get links to the speakers? All 3 if poss as the standard speakers just not cutting the mustard.

Did you buy the midrange separately? An 6.5 and tweeter as kit? Any crossovers?



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believe its the same for your shape caddy too. I bought the hertz esk163L.5 kit which came as a complete kit including crossovers, but it came with 4" mids (didn't do my homework) so ended up buying 3" mille pro mids as well. theres another option for 3 way including the 3" instead but these are all the mille pro so a step up from what I have and therefore reflected in the price
link http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/speaker ... p?brand=30
if you shop around you might find it cheaper
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Thanks will have a look


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@Torpa

Thanks for the tip about 3,5"speakers.
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Nice to see what speakers can be put to my caddy, looking for good setup without subwoofer.

I have in mind pioneer headunit or some android 7-8" with dsp and good speakers to bring some bass.
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Ive just bought a pair of Focal 165AC for the doors, pretty good speakers for £90 but not the best focal do. They SAY they cover from about 80hz-20khz but they drop off below 90db at around 110hz so I will be installing a sub to pick up from 120hz and below.

I will be making an underseat sub box, installing an amplifier to run through the OEM headunit (i have an old pioneer 4ch kicking around somewhere) eventually i will install the dash 3" drivers; probably just some 25mm focal tweeters.. finally some hanging 6x9s in the rear of the van.

I prefer focal because theyre really meticulously crafted between England and France and for quality theyre top notch. However, probably just reccommend pioneer stuff if you want high SPL.
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Sorry to jump on the post guys,

When wiring in the dash speakers, what did you plug into? i have no loom there so will need to add them in somehow
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@vanmandan Ive not done it but id assume you have to run new wire from the back of the headunit, probably using a spare available output like the "rear" speakers output which would be empty if its there.. alternativley you could steal signal from the door speakers but that would likely cause some issues with the playback at higher volumes and you would need a passive HPF before the tweeter.
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Thank you for the help on this. I'm really struggling to find any kind of guide.
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Vanmandan wrote:Thank you for the help on this. I'm really struggling to find any kind of guide.
Ideally you want an amp which you can power the speakers from. Keep the door speakers coming off the headunit and then power your tweeters with the amp. Easy then just to run RCA cables to the headunit from the amp. Have you still got the srock headunit? If so might be more complicated to put tweeters in. You may find just replacing the door speakers with a pair of decent COAXIAL drivers like the Focal 165ac will be the easiest option. I have done this and can vouch they sound great.

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Asiangunner wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:14 pm Very helpful , thanks, and your English is spot on.
How about rear speakers? 6.5" too?
Maybe this android device is better than original?
https://teyes.eu/products/volkswagen-to ... 0449176835
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