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Hi everyone,

Firstly i have a 2005 156

About a year a go i had a set of components fitted,headhunt,sub etc and have been really happy with what i decided to have fitted. As the time has gone on more issues have arrissed. Firstly a issue with the sub which to be fair did get replaced under warrantee so wasn't a issue.

Then over the xmas period my tweeter fell from the standard position. booked in to have this sorted and less than a week later exactly the same has happened. :censored: By now you can imagine I'm loosing faith in my local stereo fitting company and am looking for help to rectify this issue I'm having.

Does anyone have or know if you can have any A pillar tweeter holders? excuse the terminology and I'm unsure on what this would be called. I feel this maybe the only way to house these without the same issue happening again and again.

Any advice/companies/pictures/enthusiasts that maybe able to help would be amazing as all i want to do is enjoy my music hassle free


Thanks in advance
 

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You'll need customised work to fit the tweeters into the A-pillars, or in the sail panel areas where the side/door mirror are.

Any good installation workshop can do this, the emphasis on 'good'. Of course, it won't be cheap, but a lot of time may be required to construct a factory-appearing trim.

There are some old A-pillars I built for my 156 a decade ago when I had that car:
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615887.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615888.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615889.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615890.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615892.jpg

These are some better mirror panels I built in my GT:
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/314774039.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/317457572.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/318158055.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/320121316.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/320764393.jpg

A good workshop will have no problem doing similar. Plus, having the tweeters up higher, and further 'infront', plus angled optimally, should greatly improve the 'soundstage' for much better imaging (depth, width, height...of the sound).

Seems you need to find a better store. BUT, you can't expect to pay budget money for premium work. Be prepared to pay a good price. Yet, you have to decide if it's of value. Are the speakers and the rest of the system such high quality that it warrants a lot of money spent on it? Your decision, but the better the gear, it definitely warrants better installation techniques.

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You'll need customised work to fit the tweeters into the A-pillars, or in the sail panel areas where the side/door mirror are.

Any good installation workshop can do this, the emphasis on 'good'. Of course, it won't be cheap, but a lot of time may be required to construct a factory-appearing trim.

There are some old A-pillars I built for my 156 a decade ago when I had that car:
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615887.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615888.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615889.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615890.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1272/13516784/24230627/404615892.jpg

These are some better mirror panels I built in my GT:
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/314774039.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/317457572.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/318158055.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/320121316.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL97/467659/19095446/320764393.jpg

A good workshop will have no problem doing similar. Plus, having the tweeters up higher, and further 'infront', plus angled optimally, should greatly improve the 'soundstage' for much better imaging (depth, width, height...of the sound).

Seems you need to find a better store. BUT, you can't expect to pay budget money for premium work. Be prepared to pay a good price. Yet, you have to decide if it's of value. Are the speakers and the rest of the system such high quality that it warrants a lot of money spent on it? Your decision, but the better the gear, it definitely warrants better installation techniques.

:)
Thank you for the lengthy reply. Well tbh i don't want to spend to much but in the same respect i want the job done correctly so its a toss up between the two of which id much prefer to have something of quality and with work. I have Hertz Millie's in the front and altho the rest of the system is not to the high quality of them i don't think I'm asking a lot to have it right.

Total novice when it comes to fab shops etc so would another local car audio centre be able to do this type of work?

Thank you for your time and information so far
 

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Mille's deserve high quality installation, otherwise you've wasted your money and may as well have the ESK series, for example.

Ensure the doors are sound deadened and the service holes sealed over, otherwise you'll have little mid bass. The woofer should be solidly mounted, say on new mdf wood spacers, and no gaps...or you lose bass.

The tweeters will be much better in the A-pillars compared with the factory location. Even if they are 'surface mounted', it should improve imaging.

I suggest doing it properly. :thumbup:
 

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Mille's deserve high quality installation, otherwise you've wasted your money and may as well have the ESK series, for example.

Ensure the doors are sound deadened and the service holes sealed over, otherwise you'll have little mid bass. The woofer should be solidly mounted, say on new mdf wood spacers, and no gaps...or you lose bass.

The tweeters will be much better in the A-pillars compared with the factory location. Even if they are 'surface mounted', it should improve imaging.

I suggest doing it properly. :thumbup:
Cheers will have to have a look around then to try and find a company or someone to help then as I'm sure its just been put in for a simple job.

Thanks for the help and info tho its massively appreciated.
 
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