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Hi all,

with my love-hate-relationship (soooo much £££ put into it an still double to come) I have a quite funny question.

The rear speakers (OEM crap) were effed and my scrappy has a 156 pre-facelift with a complete Bose system. Unfort it is a Sedan and not an Estate. So got the front and rear speakers including the tweeters for (muahahaha) £30.

When installing all 6 speakers the system is dead. Not a single sound. When installing the OEM front speakers again the system is mind blowing. I have a JVC (ooold CD radio with Ipod converter) installed which can either put out 30 or 50 Watts. Because the old rears were done I have limited it to 30 Watts. Trying to find out if I need more or different stuff this forum is clear that you need the amp as well.

Now the question: how much does the amp put out to drive the speakers (I don't need the subwoofer). And why does it work with 2 and not 4 main speakers. Would it work when un-limiting my radio as it then has 50 Watts.

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Ok here goes.

IF you don't want to install the subwoofer and only want to replace the OEM speakers (like I did) then yessssss you can install the Bose speakers for the main ones.

As it says on the back of them they are 2 Ohms HOWEVER this is only the case if the tweeter is connected. Because they are parallel this halfs the original 4 Ohms of the two (it helps to have an RT technician in the family). My brother advised to get them in line so cut the BW cable and the B and solder them together. This in turn renders them useless as the power is then sent through the tweeter and broad spectrum at the same time and they sound sh... So what did wee ******* dae: disconnect the BW cable from the tweeter directly and they regain 4 Ohms and work a treat. Plus you still use the original front door tweeters.

IF you want the subwoofer as well please see the other posts as it will be impossible w/out the whole shebang.

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:italiansmiles:

Ok here goes.

IF you don't want to install the subwoofer and only want to replace the OEM speakers (like I did) then yessssss you can install the Bose speakers for the main ones.

As it says on the back of them they are 2 Ohms HOWEVER this is only the case if the tweeter is connected. Because they are parallel this halfs the original 4 Ohms of the two (it helps to have an RT technician in the family). My brother advised to get them in line so cut the BW cable and the B and solder them together. This in turn renders them useless as the power is then sent through the tweeter and broad spectrum at the same time and they sound sh... So what did wee ******* dae: disconnect the BW cable from the tweeter directly and they regain 4 Ohms and work a treat. Plus you still use the original front door tweeters.

IF you want the subwoofer as well please see the other posts as it will be impossible w/out the whole shebang.

Axel :thumbup:
Greetings!

I've just read this post, and this is exactly what I wanted to know: is it possible to just replace the OEM 4 speakers with Bose speakers, keeping the OEM tweeters and everything else? It's not that I'm really into upgrading, but one of my OEM speakers is ripped, and searching for a replacement I found this guy willing to sell me the 4 drives only, without any loom, sub, amp, radio or tweeters for a nice price.
 
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