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Minisontour



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PostSubject: Nicola's stereo upgrade    Nicola's stereo upgrade  EmptyFri Mar 04, 2011 8:31 am

I went to the audio shop a few weeks ago to buy some replacement speakers for the front doors, and ended up spending a little more than I anticipated....

I bought the new 6.5" speakers for the front, but also decided to upgrade the amplifiers for the subs from 150W to 400W each. I then decided to amplify the front and rear speakers with a pair of 400W amps too. This meant a full re-wire due to the pre-out cables, and a few slight mods to the boot install's arrangement.

This is the first setup I had...

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After I was ran into back in Dec'09, I found that the weight of the subs on top of the setup was too much for the wood and it had all split. I re-arranged the setup so that the subs were mounted on the bottom and the cd changers were in the middle. I also replaced the 10 disc changer with a dvd drive.

This was all removed so that I could facilitate the fitment of the new parts..

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Then I started the stripdown procedure of the car itself, removing the rear seats, so that the rear side panels could be removed..

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The front seats were also removed so that I could remove the sill trim panel to route the cables..

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Cables front to back fitted and front seats back in place. (5 off phono cables - front, rear, subs, cd in, video in / remote switch-on for amps / power cable / speaker cables for front left and right)

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Secured cables to head unit..

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Time to start on speaker replacement - original upgrades...

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Tweeter replaced and wires routed..

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Woofer replaced and component crossover fitted in bottom of door..

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Door cover back on and still looks standard lol

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Boot install time..

Subs placed in and 2 of the new amplifiers fitted at their new angles, then wired in..

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Shelf in place, and dvd player mounted..

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Cd changers were re-painted whilst they were out, to cover up old scratches, and refitted..

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Top shelf fitted, then the other pair of amplifiers and surge capacitor fitted and wired..

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Just gotta spend a little time setting up the amplifiers now and all done (for now lol)...
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Join date : 2008-04-13
Age : 56
Location : Bradford West

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PostSubject: Re: Nicola's stereo upgrade    Nicola's stereo upgrade  EmptyFri Mar 04, 2011 5:53 pm

Well Dale im not sure were to start that looks like a work of art ..... stunning no wonder i could hear your last stero on the dales run LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Nicola's stereo upgrade    Nicola's stereo upgrade  EmptySun Mar 06, 2011 6:56 am

Where are you going to fit the tent in for the next Dales run? lol!

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Minisontour



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PostSubject: Re: Nicola's stereo upgrade    Nicola's stereo upgrade  EmptyTue Mar 08, 2011 6:59 am

U'll be surprised how much I've managed to 'shoehorn' into the mini and MINI in the past - I haven't used a boot for the last 14yrs lol....
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