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post #1 of 8 Old 04-11-2018, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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speaker replacment

So i know this question has been posted several times but I want to be a lil more specific with mine. Any advice appreciated OK, so I have a 2015 Versa Note SL with tech package. So my car has the navigation, bluetooth, steering wheel controls, and phone & text features built in. SO I do not want to get a new head unit/ receiver. I also paid to have my 36000 mile warranty converted to 100,000. So i don't want to do anything to void my warranty since the electrical and navigation are included with it. I know I'm limited on my options for door speakers. I don't need something much louder. Mostly want something that isn't so distorted. Cause lets face it, these stock speakers are terrible. Any one have experience on some speakers made SPECIFICALLY to bring out the best with stock units? looking to spend around a 100 a pair. Im not against spending more than that, but only if it will actually make a difference with sound. Cause i know i can only do so much with the power im putting into it. but in the same breath i don't want to fry my receiver either. Oh and last thing, would like speakers that can be plugged through wire harness so there is no cutting and or smoldering involved. (for warranty issues if needed down the line)
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Metra and a few others make adapters for the wires and speaker opening. Im a Kicker fan as I like heavy bass and those require more power and the stock HU can handle it.

Id go somewhere you can demo speakers like bestbuy in the auto section and pick out the pair you like and if you arent a fan of bestbuy order them elsewhere as well as the adapters.

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I am in the same boat with my 2016 Versa S sedan. I like the basic head unit or radio I have but the speakers do suck. If I upgrade the speakers will the stock radio need to be upgraded too? In other words if I just upgrade the speakers will the new ones still sound like crap due to the stock radio? I am not looking for extreme bass or anything really loud. Those days for me are over. I just don't want all the distortion I have with the stock speakers. Thanks.
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Yes, anything are better than stock and you can get adapters for the connectors and mounting so you do not hack into the car. Id go to bestybuy or some place with car radios and speakers on display and try a few sets listening to what music you like. I use to be a kenwood fan then moved to kicker for heavier bass.
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So I've been looking around and I really like the Rockford fosgate speakers. They are priced very decent and sound good. I wanted to go through crutchfield but i see they only have them in this size. Will these fit in my doors? I know they are suppose to be 6.5, but I think I remember someone stating the 6 3/4 will fit as well. Crutchfield has them listed for my car.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_575R16....html?tp=78072
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Yes, you will need the adapter rings. Its a loose fit, so anything around 6 inches is fine.
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I know this is an old post but I was considering upgrading the speakers too in my 2017 Versa Note. There are plenty of good speakers well below $100 a pair. When using a stock radio there is the issue of diminishing returns for speakers over a certain wattage.

A few tips for choosing the best speakers:

If you are sticking with the stock stereo, choose a speaker that has a high sensitivity (dB) rating. 90dB and higher should be fine. Consider speakers with a 90-93dB rating as this will allow you to get the most volume with a low wattage stock radio.
Sensitivity is more important than RMS wattage since most if not all speakers will be able to handle the low wattage that the stock stereo will deliver with no issue. Higher wattage will not = louder sound.
Maximum RMS power, or peak power, means almost nothing when using a stock radio. Unless you are going to be using a seperate amp, do not focus on maximum power. The stock radio will clip the signal long before the speaker's maximum power is reached.
You might be able to use a lower impedance speaker. Some of the performance ones are 2-3 ohms, but this will put a heavier load on the stereo and will increase distortion.

With this in mind I was also considering the Rockford Fosgate R1675X2 or the Kenwood KFC-1666S or Kicker 43CSC674 speakers since they have a ~90 dB sensitivity rating, although the Rockford is the only one that is backed by CEA-2031 industry standards (which means you can trust the power ratings). For around $35 a pair I see no reason to spend any more than that when using the stock radio. The only thing that would improve the sound by much more is by using a component speaker system with a passive crossover, and surface mounting the tweeter.

EDIT: right after I made this reply I purchased those Rockford speakers since they were on sale and Crutchfield supplies the wiring harness and speaker mounting bracket for free. These speakers have over 2,000 reviews on Amazon.https://www.crutchfield.com/p_575R16...e-R1675X2.html

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How did those speakers work out for you? Do you feel they were worth replacing the stock speakers? How hard was it to replace? I still havent replaced mine.
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