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Have a question, hopefully someone can help.

I've been told by an auto speaker installer that in order to upgrade my standard speakers in my AU1XR6,(the vehicle orginally came with the premium sound system head unit to accomodate the factory Ford 6 stack CD, but without a speaker upgrade) the new speakers will need to be earthed back to the head unit in lieu of the existing Ford installation which earths the speakers direct to the car frame (according to the installer) .

Is this correct or am I being set up for a ride on installation costs(ie so that I don't just buy the speakers and install them myself!).
Are the standard speakers actually earthed to the vehicle or are they already earthed to the head unit? Or may this just be specific to the speaker brand/model I'm looking at installing.

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On my EL they have seperate earths for each speak back at the head unit. This made upgrading nice and easy as i didn't have to run extra wires...
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.......in lieu of the existing Ford installation which earths the speakers direct to the car frame (according to the installer).....
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Find a new installer or do it yourself.
Surely this can't be correct.:oo1:

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Well I am an auto elec and I believe all speaker wires are ran off the deck coz they got a built in amplifier.

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Well I am an auto elec and I believe all speaker wires are ran off the deck coz they got a built in amplifier.
Spot on:: They have four wires going to back! Std system..E.B..

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Be aware when connecting your new speakers to pay attention when disconnecting the old ones which wires are +ve and -ve and connect the same on the new ones.
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I don't think speakers have been earther for years. I think you are being taken for a ride. Also if you have the premium sound, shouldn't you have an amp????

Speakers are easy as long as you keep the polarity the same.

Do they need upgrading? What warrents the upgrade?

Anyway higher quality speakers can't hurt, it will help you sound quality. Keep in mind that bigger doesn't mean better.

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