I mounted it myself. The kicker I chose http://www.cardomain.com/item/KIC04KX2004whaleblue22 said:Thanks for the info. I was thinking about an amp. Where did they mount it and is there a line out of the nissan head unit to do so without modification?
Oh... it'll run 'em, no doubt. At 92db you might even be surprised. Don't expect the same kind of volume you got from the factory speakers.... then again, you never know. The factory speakers could be terribly inefficient......whaleblue22 said:Found a nice set of 4ohm boston two ways rated at 92db. I wonder if there is enough power in the head unit to power them.
I wholeheartedly agree. I have a very picky ear, let me tell you. With speakers, it's no doubt a personal preference thing. My personal preference is that I really love a brilliant, bright midrange, crisp but not tinny or overpowering treble, and a hard, solid, feel-it-in-your-gut bass that is not boomy or sloppy. I recently "test drove" many home theater speaker systems. I found the Klipsch RF5 and RF7 systems to have a very bright upper-end, but the horn tweeters tend to over-exaggerate the treble. The bass was solid but not balanced well. I thought the Definitive Technologies BP7000 were a beautifully built system. The bass was unbelievably solid and clean and perfectly balanced. My only complaint was the midrange was a tad warm for my taste. I also listened to Polk Audio -- not a single one of thier products turned me on. Same with the Bose. The Energy Veritas and Connoisseur systems were very impressive, but the price was quite high. The most beautiful sounding speakers I heard were the MartinLogan electrostatics. They were also cost-prohibitive and suffered from a side-effect of having a very narrow sweet-spot. Not perfect for a multi-function living room/home theater area. Vienna Acoustics and B&W both blew me away with beautiful sound, and a whopping price tag to match. Then, on accident, I stumbled across a set of Boston Acoustics VR975s. What a gorgeous, clean, bright speaker with solid and well-balanced bass. And they were only $1800 each, literally thousands less than anything else that sounded that good. I was sold.ZBoy said:Boston makes good stuff.. its worth a try, and you can always add an amp later if you feel like it.
I can check this evening...whaleblue22 said:I also found a pair of eclipse rated at 98db which were really efficient next to the other speakers I demo'd. This may get me in the ballpark with the output of the factory speakers. Hopefully the factory speakers are 4ohm also and not 2ohm. Anyone know the answer to this?
Its not much wattage at all, maybe 15 watts or so.whaleblue22 said:Thanks Z. I'd like to make sure before I put out any money. 98db is about the most efficient I've ever seen. A difference in 3db often will nearly double volume. Any idea what the factory stereo wattage rating is? I tested a highlander before I decided on the Murano and the nissan stereo sounded much better. I had a bose system in my mazda6 and I don't think it sounded much better than the factory stereo in the MO. I have an s model with the four speakers. Not bad.
No prob... options are what its all about. Although I still have to recommend an aftermarket amp. The difference is like night and day, even though the amp only puts out 50 watts per speaker...whaleblue22 said:Lot of options here. Thanks. Let me know if you find out the factory impedence. Thanks again.