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Getting a set of these fitted tomorrow to replace the crap already there. Anyone else use Focals??

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I agree in replacing the built-in crap.

Havn't tried the Focals - fitted Polk db-6501 instead.
Also noticed that the built-in amp isn't exactly word class, so I'm going to repace that also.
In 2 hours.
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I 've known Focal from it's hifi-speakers, and back then it really was state-of-the-art equipment for DIY-speaker builders. That was some time ago, but for me Focal has a good reputation, and it was certainly good value for money. If I remember well, the polyglass technology was something they made the cones with, and it gave a crisp an bright sound, and a very straight bass. Please keep me posted when they're fitted!

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i heard focal k2p's and they were sweet!

Im on the lookout for rainbow vanadiums or hertz millies mlk2's though as i prefer em.

You will enjoy your focals!!
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Dropped the car off an hour ago. Had a look at the speakers and components. They are super slim and they have a lovely shiny silver magnet on the back - a lot smaller than comparable speakers. The guy who is fitting him (a professional by the way!) has them in his old stlye Type R and says thay are fantastic.
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Right thats them fitted an sounding superb!!! The treble is crisp and loud, bass is improved - not earth shattering but 100% better.

I had to laugh when he showed me the old speakers. They weigh about 5 grams and are almost entirly made of ****** plastic. Probably the worst speakers i have ever seen. In fact no - they ARE the worst speakers i have ever seen

Next stop is sound deadening the doors as Japanese cars are notorious for having 'tinny' panels. Then a wee Genisis amp i think.

I was also looking under the rear seats...think theres some room for a couple of small subs under there?? Any thoughts??
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i got a set of polyglass 165 V2 installed about 3 months ago in the front of my TypeS. I got that sound insulation in the door when it was done.Like yourself 100% better but not earth shattering.
But now they have bedded in nicely. They will get even better with age(like a good wine)

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In my last car i had Focal Polyglass in the front, with a 10" Focal Polyglass subwoofer in a small 25 liter bass-reflex box. All of the components were directly adjusted to a 6-chanel Rockford Fosgate 360.6 amplifier. Very, very good sound.

I am also thinking about using the space under the backseats, in a closed box. I think the bass will be a bit to heavy for me in a box with bass-reflex pipe.
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... I think the bass will be a bit to heavy for me in a box with bass-reflex pipe.
Bass reflex enclosure has nothing to do with heavier or deeper bass. It's just another concept of building a bass box. In a bass reflex housing you have in fact 2 "speakers": the bas speaker itself, and the moving air in the bass tube or bass tunnel. When such system is well tuned, the enclosure can be smaller and you have a different sound.
Theoretically, there are two resonance peaks at the low end, and they should be tuned in such a way that both peaks are equal in terms of loudness.
There are several other types of enclosures: horn, bandpass, open cabinet,... All have different characteristics and sound. Most of the time, when you choose a chassis/speaker, it is suitable for one or two types of housing. IF you'd like to learn more, there's plenty of info on the net. Or download WinISD: a very userfull speaker designer program.
But, I'll shut up now, I'm getting carried away a bit...

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All very true.
The sound of a bass-reflex can be a bit heavy if the subwoofer is right behind you. In my opinion an closed box sounds a bit more "musical".
The Polyglass sub is disigned for a closed box (17-30 ltr).
I used this WinISD for disigning a bass-reflex enclosure. It gives the 27V2 a more heavy sound, what in my opinion sounds better in a bigger car (in my 307 SW family-van).
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Hi. I think I will go with the Focal Polyglass 165V1 (not the slim-model) in my CTR FN2, if I only knew if the components would fit in the original holes, and if the tweeter could be mounted easily in the original place?
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Replied to your PM.

I am happy with the Focals but really really need a new amp.

Trying to save up for one now!
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Replied to your PM.

I am happy with the Focals but really really need a new amp.

Trying to save up for one now!

If you haven't already done it, it is well worth putting some dynamat in the doors especially round the speaker area. You get a lot more sound power out of the speakers instead of vibrating the door panels that the speakers are mounted to.
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Is this Dynamat doorkit enough to fit both left and right doors? Dynamat Extreme Door Kit - 10435
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Is this Dynamat doorkit enough to fit both left and right doors? Dynamat Extreme Door Kit - 10435
That should be enough to do both doors

This is what I did, with a few guides:
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Getting a set of these fitted tomorrow to replace the crap already there. Anyone else use Focals??

Any opinions??
Where did you get these installed and how much did it cost? What model of Focals did you get?

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What size speakers does the FN2 take? 17cm?
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Dropped the car off an hour ago. Had a look at the speakers and components. They are super slim and they have a lovely shiny silver magnet on the back - a lot smaller than comparable speakers. The guy who is fitting him (a professional by the way!) has them in his old stlye Type R and says thay are fantastic.
Any need of speaker rings to fit your "slim" Focals?
Plastic Astra rings or MDF:s?
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ive got a set of focal 165 a1's in the front and dynamatted, a jl 12" sub and jl g2250 amp in the boot, had this fitted all for 420.sounds superb.
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