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Fitting speaker into the rear panel behind the seats

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Adam K, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I found some Kenwood 6" x 9" speakers. I thought I'd see if they would fit into the rear panel. I've seen that lots of other Copen owners have fitted speakers in this area.

    Stripping down the panels. First you need to take the wind defletor out. Get a small srewdriver & pop off the top cover. Be careful as they are easy to break.
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    All the panels pop off, first is the centre piece.

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    The white bits are the snaps.

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    Then lift the rubber grommet around the hoops up. Then pop off the panel.

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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    The corner panel now pops out. Exposing the seat belts.

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    The centre panel also pops out.

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    To fully remove the centre panel, you'll also need to partial remove the centre console. That allows you to pop ot the last securing snaps.

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    I've taken some dimensions of the panel. I'll knock up a drawing. That way if anyone wants to make an mdf replacement panel, you can make one before you take it all appart.
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Once it's all out you can see how much space is left to fit speakers. Not much really.

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    I have the tonneau cover stored in the boot. In it's rack. With that in place, there isn't much room. As you can see. If I didn't want to keep the cover in the boot, I think they would be space to fit speakers in the area. So my 6 x 9 speakers go up for sale.

    I might try to fit some small 10cm speakers, but I don't really want to loose the net thing. Time to search for some shallow 10cm speakers.
     
  4. Greg

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    tonneau cover rack

    Adam,

    Have bought the tonneau cover recently, but haven't got that special rack in the boot. Can you take some photos please? Are you able to fully open the roof without taking off the cover from the boot? Can you store it in the boot permanently? Didn't try as do not want to jam the roof mechanism :think:

    Have recently installed new door speakers Hertz Energy ECX165. Had Sony Xplod XS-F1724 190W before but Hertz speakers are much better. The sound quality is amazing. Very good performance and dynamic sound, without using separate components. The only problem is with their depth... couldnt open my windows... but finally put some washers so everything works perfectly :D

    HERTZ ECX165.4
    2-way Coaxial System
    Power Handling: 140 Watts Peak Power
    Power Handling: 70 Watts Continuous
    Woofer: 165mm (5.25")
    Tweeter: 20mm (3/4")
    Frequency response: 60Hz - 23kHz
    Sensitivity: 93dB/SPL
    Impedance: 4 Ohms

    ENERGY COAX speakers consist of ENERGY COMP woofers and of a special tweeter designed to give wide, flat off-axis response. Filters are built into the tweeter housing, ensuring a good crossover point and reducing the size.

    Full specification:
    http://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/Doc/pdf_ecx165.pdf

    Cheers!
     

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    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I'll take some pictures of the tonneau supports in the boot.
    You can see the back of the supports in the pictures of behind the panels.

    The tonneau stays in the boot when the roof open's & closes. It doesn't get in the way.

    I have the parts manual at home, it shows the part numbers for these parts. I'll let you know later.
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Here is the model & drawing of the rear centre panel.

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    The holes in the panel are for the snap fasteners. These slot into the 3mm thick board. So if you go for a bigger thickness you'll need to think of another way to secure it.
     
  7. Adam K

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    Hey Greg, here's some pictures of the tonneau in the boot.

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  8. Rex

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    Just to add to Adams post...
    I used 9mm MDF for a new back board. This was a quite tight fit between the mounting points and the centre console and it held in place without the fasteners, especially when the the plastic molded covers are back in place.

    Rex.
     
  9. Adam K

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    I did wonder how you mounted the thicker board.
     
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    same here i used 9mm mdf and it was a hell of a squeeze to get it in.
     
  11. Adam K

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    As my toneau cover storage prevents me from mounting speakers into the back board. So I've bought some pod speakers instead. Did some searching & found these small Pioneer units. Perfect size to fit in the gap.

    http://www.online-caraudio.co.uk/sh...t-speakers/pioneer-ts-44-speakers-465035.html

    They're not the most powerful speakers in the world. I just want something to help with the spread of the sound.
    I've fitted them in. I was surprised at how good they are. Really helps fill the space with sound. Nice & easy to fit too. Very happy.
    Mounted pictures to follow.
     
  12. Adam K

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    Here's my setup:
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    With the seats right back Adam is the sound noticeably muffled?
    I notice you have two nets behind your seats. Is the long net a one you have fitted yourself?
     
  14. Adam K

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    With the seats back there is no muffling of the sound. The seats don't cover the speakers. The angled housing helps.
    The large net bag is a Genuine Copen accessory.
     
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    That net looks more practical than the standard net.
     
  16. Adam K

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    I don't use it for anything. Only bought it as it was a genuine accessory.
     
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    This looks really good. I'd be scared to do that much work.
    I have looked at the other thread about fitting front speakers...

    What type of speaker and size would you suggest at the front?

    Also what wattage is the head unit? I find that anything over volume 22 becomes distorted on the standard fit speakers so I'm guessing the head unit is a 40 watt?

    thought i'd smash a few questions like these into this thread, as you're doing the back speakers questions about front ones are bound to come along.
     
  18. Adam K

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    Front speakers ideally you want 16cm, 16.5cm can be used but you need to make spacer.
    Be prepared to make extra holes in the door though. I bought 16.5cm multi fit speakers, even then I could only get two of the holes to line up.

    My head unit is 4 x 40W.
     
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    But that's where I hide all the umbrellas, cleaning cloth, wax, leather treatment, bottles of water, computer bag.....
     
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