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I have another Co-worker with a 2015 GMC Sierra SLT with center console Bose.
His budget is $2000.
Equipment we are looking at is...

NAV-TV M650GM for good clean signal
Kicker KEY180.4 for 2 way front (Bi amp mode)
Kicker CXA400.1 for the sudwoofer
Audiofrog GS25 in the dash
Audiofrog GS690 in the front door
JL Audio center console Stealth box for the sub.
PAC APH-GM02 speaker connection harness
Rear door speakers disconnected.

Really curious to see how this system turns out.
Will be posting pics once equipment arrives.
 

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He doesn’t need tweeters with the GS25 although using tweeters might work out better.
 

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Where’s the tweeters? Or did I miss that part?
The GS25 is wideband speaker it plays up from 200hz to 20Khz. The Kicker KEY will cross it over at 320hz and play it all the way up to 20K.

He doesn’t need tweeters with the GS25 although using tweeters might work out better.
Why would a tweeter work better?
 

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Where’s the tweeters? Or did I miss that part?
The GS25 is wideband speaker it plays up from 200hz to 20Khz. The Kicker KEY will cross it over at 320hz and play it all the way up to 20K.

He doesn’t need tweeters with the GS25 although using tweeters might work out better.
Why would a tweeter work better?
If the gs25 is going in stock dash location it may work out. Stuff some foam behind and around it in the dash and that will help.
 

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If the gs25 is going in stock dash location it may work out. Stuff some foam behind and around it in the dash and that will help.
Absolutely, I will be sealing off the back wave from the front wave, and work a foam gasket around the speaker to seal it up to the dash grill.
 

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The GS25 is wideband speaker it plays up from 200hz to 20Khz. The Kicker KEY will cross it over at 320hz and play it all the way up to 20K.


Why would a tweeter work better?
In my experience a tweeter will have more sparkle than a 2.5” full range doing tweeter duty due to beaming early on with the larger driver but it really boils down to what you want or need in your system. I’ve done it both ways and prefer a tweeter that can cross low to the door woofer in a two way but you are using AudioFrog so you’re already using better equipment than I had at the time when I was using a Celestion 2-7/8” full range in the dash firing up at the windshield. I now have AudioFrog GB15 tweeters in that car and they are awesome. The SB Acoustics SB29 neo tweeters I have in my other vehicle in the dash are also awesome and cross very low too.

I think you’ll be very happy if you can get the tuning right with the Kicker Key which shouldn’t be an issue. You already selected some nice equipment.
 

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The GS25 is wideband speaker it plays up from 200hz to 20Khz. The Kicker KEY will cross it over at 320hz and play it all the way up to 20K.


Why would a tweeter work better?
In my experience a tweeter will have more sparkle than a 2.5” full range doing tweeter duty due to beaming early on with the larger driver but it really boils down to what you want or need in your system. I’ve done it both ways and prefer a tweeter that can cross low to the door woofer in a two way but you are using AudioFrog so you’re already using better equipment than I had at the time when I was using a Celestion 2-7/8” full range in the dash firing up at the windshield. I now have AudioFrog GB15 tweeters in that car and they are awesome. The SB Acoustics SB29 neo tweeters I have in my other vehicle in the dash are also awesome and cross very low too.

I think you’ll be very happy if you can get the tuning right with the Kicker Key which shouldn’t be an issue. You already selected some nice equipment.
We will see how it all turns out.
I did a different coworker's truck a month back (2017 Silverado) with GB15, GB60, VX700/5 and JL Stealth.... it was AMAZING
 

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Some equipment came in. Still waiting in the JL Audio center console Stealth box 20191110_162716_1573428424124.jpg
Audiofrog GS25
Audiofrog GS60
Audiofrog GS62
Kicker KEY180.4
Kicker CXA400.1
plus all the other miscellaneous adapters, wires, ect.
 

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Been working on this in my spare time (not much of that these days) started Deadening the Metra speaker adapters. Would have preferred to have built my own set, but these there free from Crutchfield and we are going with them.
Deadened the inside of the adapters. This made a dig difference in weight and density. Used some acoustical foam on the front of the adapters. Soldered the wire connectors to the speaker leads.

Next to come will be deadening the door and door panels and add fast rings once they are installed.

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I did a little test with my oem dash speakers. Place some foam behind the speaker as well. It made a nice little difference
 

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I hope they GS25's work, but I don't suspect they are going to be a very good replacement for a tweeter. Those 2.5" speakers are going to be beaming really early, around 5khz. Hopefully the windshield will help by acting a bit like a waveguide, but those GB25's will not do 20khz off axis.

The install is looking clean though!
 

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I hope they GB25's work, but I don't suspect they are going to be a very good replacement for a tweeter. Those 2.5" speakers are going to be beaming really early, around 5khz. Hopefully the windshield will help by acting a bit like a waveguide, but those GB25's will not do 20khz off axis.



The install is looking clean though!
Gs25

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