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Old December 8th, 2017, 08:54 AM
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Front speaker in seat box

Sorry i know there has been loads of discussion in the past about speaker placement but ive got long legs, air con, and no previous speaker placement. I have been looking at placement options for the speakers in the front area and it struck me that i could place them in the front surface of the seat box facing forwards and slightly up. Despite battery location and CPU there is plenty of room in both. Every other option is facing back wards and towards the floor or in the door which i know will get kicked every time i swing in and out with snow boots on. Any thoughts on the suggestion or experience would be gratefully received.It a 2000 110 TD5
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Old December 8th, 2017, 09:12 AM
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I like the tray across the top of the windshield option. You'll have to build one, but it makes many problems go away.
Something like this:
http://www.consoles.com.au/Rover_LandDefender_shelf.htm
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Old December 8th, 2017, 10:00 AM
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Or LaSalle headliners have a multitude of options, including speaker and radio pockets:
Products | LaSalle Interior Trim
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Old December 8th, 2017, 10:22 AM
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don't do it?

I'd recommend sticking a small bluetooth speaker on top of your dash pad with velcro before cutting into your aluminum or trying to mod your vehicle to fit speakers.

just slap a soundlink mini or micro on top of your dash and enjoy the music without having to do much work.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 10:48 AM
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I enjoy music and wanted good tunes in my 90. I wanted a good set of Focal component speakers. In this case, 6 3/4” woofer with a separate tweeter. As part of my LS install, I removed the clutch pedal and most of the rear bulkhead which allowed me to lift slightly and push back my seat by about 3”. I then installed speakers in the foot wells using these enclosures. BTW, im 6’4” with big feet. I used these enclosures:

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_044QLU....html?tp=61423

I’m not suggesting this location for you, but these enclosures give you options with out cutting huge holes in your seat box or bulkhead.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 12:06 PM
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The JBL Flip 4 is pretty awesome. Waterproof and take-with-you portable when you're done in your truck.
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Old December 8th, 2017, 07:18 PM
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I use pioneer ts-cx7 speakers they are 4ohm 60w center channel speakers... No longer made but you can find them.

They mount right on top of the dash with velcro
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Old December 11th, 2017, 11:45 AM
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cubby box

I mounted my 'rear' speakers in the cubby facing rearwards. I used the Retro Sound dual coil 5x7 speaker mounted low to the inside rear of the cubby and the radio itself to the inside front. I cut out a hole for the speaker, put a piece of open wire screen over the hole (for some protection) then covered the rear of the cubby with a thick speaker fabric. I reused the original cubby liner plus some of the same British textured cardboard I had around to reline the interior of the cubby around the speaker.


The sound is not perfect, but is more than good enough for me (AM, news and the occasional CSN&Y song) and is discrete. There is also a fair amount of storage remaining in the cubby. PM if you want pics or details.
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MUD UK rear speaker enclosures allow larger rear speakers, powered sub on back of console, standard dash placement for fronts, with tweets up top.

Noico or DynaMat is a must.

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Old December 12th, 2017, 09:20 PM
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Not sure about putting main speakers in seat box but couple companies make thin powered sub with 8" speaker that will fit under NAS passenger seat without problem. Important to have sub in noisy defender.

No cutting needed - Bass is non-directional and you don't need to "see" the woofer in most cases.

I have one in my SW and sounds great.

Check this page for options.

https://www.crutchfield.com/g_51000/...ml?tp=114&pg=1

As for "main" speakers - I sourced some jeep enclosures for the Series that give some options.
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