Looking for Tips on Audio Upgrade for 360
I know there have been threads posted here discussing audio options. Hope one more thread does not offend any one ...
I am preparing to upgrade my audio system and looking for some tips. I have a 360 Modena and it has factory audio consisting of Becker head unit, CD changer in the front trunk, factory amplifier installed under the dash and a factory sub-woofer. I have some specific questions that I am hoping readers here can help with and provide some comments on their experiences and recommendations.
When installing new speakers, most kits come with a mid-range woofer and tweeter for each door. The kits also include a cross-over to adjust the high / low range frequency balance. When I removed the door panel on my car, I did not see a cross over in the door. The tweeter and woofer in the door have a connector that I assume goes back to the amplifier enclosure. Is the cross-over located in the amplifier enclosure?
Do readers have recommendations on speaker (vendor / model) that I can use and install without performing major surgery on the door or the door panels.
The sub-woofer enclosure is small and can only accept a 5.25" sub-woofer. This is not very large, but for my taste should be adequate. The existing enclosure contains an active sub-woofer and a passive radiator. I am thinking of replacing them, but keeping the same configuration ... i.e., active speaker and passive radiator. Does anyone have experience with this and what is result?
After a speaker upgrade, I will likely upgrade the head unit to get blue tooth, USB port and Pandora function. If I can, I want to keep costs down by keeping the factory amp. Is this a likely possibility? Or should I think about replacing the amp as well? I am not concerned in keeping the CD changer function as a blue-tooth and USB upgrade will allow me to use my i-Pod / i-Phone to play my tunes.
I appreciate any response to this thread.
Thanks in advance.