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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-03, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Upgrading EB2 Ghia sounds

Hi people,

Ive just got myself an EB2 Ghia and it has the premium sound which has the 4 (i think) speaker setup running off an amplifier in the boot with a 8 inch sub under the parcel tray and a 6 cd stacker. The gear is all alpine.

There is a few problems with it at the moment however.

1. WHen i turn the volume up or down the spaeakers get a lot of scratching.
2. the left hand side cuts out when i adjust it but comes back in if the knob is in the right place
3. it goes ok but the fronts are pretty quiet and im pretty sure it clips when i turn it up to around 50%

What I want to do is keep the stacker at least and hopefully get a headunit that will work with it. Im not a real fan of hugely loud systems as id rather have better sound quality. At the moment I have a Pioneer DEH2450, Pioneer 4 way 6x9 inch 220w max? (i dont know the model number), pioneer 6.5' 3 way TS-A1665, a Pioneer 12' sub TS W304C and a US audio amp USA554220X

I dont want to cut the parcel shelf either. The stacker doesnt have an alpine part number either just the ford part number.

WHat would you guys recommend?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-03, 04:48 AM
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The cheapest way would be to ditch the factory deck/stacker/amp/front speakers and run the

Pioneer Hu
the pioneer 6.5" up front and use your amp to power the factory sub.

I dont think the factory stacker is compatable with anything but the factory hu, although the hu is compatable with alpine M-Bus stackers with an adaptor

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I agree with Walkinshaw in that i dont think the stacker will be compatible with ne other HU, try and sell the current gear, and use the $$$ for pioneer stacker.
Ditch the 6x9's for some $$, i just sold the same 6x9's only mine were 260w peak, for $150 to a mate, im sure u could make 200 if you pushed it.
Use the money for some cheap splits, that will improve the sound quality 10x compared to the 6" 3wy's. Then put the 6"s in the back so wont draw your front stage mids back as much as the 6x9's. Keeping a descent sound stage setup.

Hold it helps

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I can see why the sub sounds like absolute shit.



The cone was physically hitting the grill as the rubber spongey thing thats supposed to be right around it isnt there. That would also explain the clipping I think

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im pretty sure you can get anadaptor to put the stacker to alpine headunits
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I can see why the sub sounds like absolute shit.



The cone was physically hitting the grill as the rubber spongey thing thats supposed to be right around it isnt there. That would also explain the clipping I think
Oh my! That has had a rather hard life hasn't it!

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