Iím building out a camper van and doing SDS-style insulation to the front doors, so now is the time to upgrade door speakers. Can you help with component speaker suggestions?
- Front door speakers 6-1/2Ē or 6-3/4Ē
- In dash Tweeters
- Speaker budget ~$500?
- Last 20 years
Installation blog: https://sprintervanusa.com/2016/09/1...dash-speakers/
Another guy sells adapter rings: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Spe...53.m1438.l2649
His notes: ďThere are also what the industry calls 6-3/4" speakers which allows for a bigger cone and improved base response. These speakers require the 5.62 or 5.75 ID cutout diameter (hole). We have 5.62 and 5.75 ID adapters for these speakers. Do not choose speakers with thick cast aluminum or plastic frames with protruding terminals. These are too large to fit into the smaller hole in the door sheetmetal. It is best to choose a speaker with a thinner formed metal frames and terminals that can be bent slightly should they interfere. Also do not choose a speaker that has a thick frame above the mounting face. This will interfere with the door panel. Overall height of the spacer and speaker should not exceed 1". The door panel can be trimmed to clear a taller speaker.Ē
One thing Iím confused about is the diameter of dashboard tweeters that will fit back into the same OEM location. One members of the sprinter-source forum used 39mm and another 51mm, but that doesnít tell me if they fit right. Soon I ought to pull the dash apart to figure out the right size tweeters?
Until I get the camper built out, Iím not driving the van much and getting a new head unit is delayed until last. When I do, itíll power another set of modest rear cabin speakers. A must-have for the head unit is a physical volume knob, integration with the steering wheel buttons, backup camera, and to interface with (Android) smartphone. Not to distract from the immediate speaker question, but candidates include Sony XAV-AX210, Xtrons PB79M245IP and Dynavin N7-MBA.