Vehicle: 2003 Infinity G35 Coupe with Bose sound system
Radio: Pioneer AVH-P3400BH (DVD receiver)
I am trying to stick with a simple audio upgrade -- cost is a factor. So I opted to install a new head unit first -- Pioneer AVH-P3400BH (after my OEM Bose radio finally failed on me). My next step is to upgrade the six speakers only, with a simple swap out (in line replacement). I have no intention of replacing the Bose amplifier, and I have no desire to install any sub-woofers at any point in time.
The ambient noise (road noise, etc) in the car is relatively high, I don't want to spend many hours and money soundproofing the entire vehicle, the car is old, and I don't want to put too much money into it. But I will add some sound baffling/insulation to the door side panel, rear seat side panel, and rear deck.
I have narrowed my speaker selection down to:
- Infinity Kappa 62.9i (coaxial) in the front door
- Infinity Kappa 692.9i (coaxial) in rear deck
- Infinity Reference 6032si (coaxial) slim profile speakers rear seat side panel
I am trying to decide if it is worth the extra money (again, my budget is limited) to install Infinity Kappa 60.9cs (component
) versus Infinity Kappa 62.9i (coaxial
) speakers...??? I don't know if there will be much of a difference in the sound quality
between the Infinity Kappa 60.9cs (component) vs the Infinity Kappa 62.9i (coaxial) when installed in the front door...? Any opinions?
Lastly, does anybody know if the tweeter
for the Infinity Kappa 60.9cs (or for any of the component speaker series with the 10.9t tweeter, such as Kappa 50.9cs,60.9cs,65.9cs,680.9cs) will fit
in the door space for the existing factory/OEM tweeter? I do not want to cut way the grill, cover, or trim panel where the tweeter is located. I am also concerned as where to place to crossover unit -- will it fit between the metal door panel and the plastic door side trim panel?
When I physically measured the factory/OEM tweeter it measured 11/16" (18mm) in depth. According to the Kappa manual the tweeter depth is almost 2" (49mm). I am not sure if this is the tweeter depth WITH the mounting hardware attached to the tweeter or just the dimensions of bare tweeter? Does anybody have some info?