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Mondeo Ghia-X Speaker Replacements

Discussion in 'Portable Disc & Media Players & Recorders' started by Tim Cooper, May 9, 2005.

  1. Tim Cooper

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    I have a 1997 Mondeo Ghia-X with a 7000 RDS head unit & 6 cd changer under the passenger seat, I have 2 blown speaker cones on the passenger side of the car & want to replace the speakers, i'd prefer not to replace them with the originals from Ford.
    What speakers would you recommend i replace the originals with (bearing in mind the original speakers are oval) & are compatible with the above mentioned head unit & changer, i def' don't want to re-wire/chop about the interior & nothing too esoteric i'm not "into" car stereo's that much :smashin:
    Cheers.
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    If your wanting non Ford Speakers then some chopping of wires will have to be done as they use non standard connectors but thats nothing major, i would get the speakers out and then take them to a car audio shop and see if anything comes close. The mounts are normally in different places on the ford ones as well. My local car audio shop have plastic mounts that fit different cars, so out of the box speakers just fit into the car. Or make your own out of good old MDF. JBL used to make Oval speakers, i had some in my Ford Escort.
     
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    ford speakers are 7*5 or 6*9, 7x5 slot straight in and 6x9 require a minimum of work.

    for more information on your mondeo and its most likely common problems etc www.fordmondeo.org is the place to go!
     
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    Pioneer have custom replacements & an adapter for round speakers here.
     
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    Cheers chaps for the info & advice.

    Mattym: Those Pioneer TS-H683 do they slot straight in front & rear? also i've checked some car audio sites but they don't tell you if they are sold singley or as a pair, do you know?

    Buzzlightyear: Thanks for the info, i do appreciate that i will have to change the speaker connections or make up an adapter.

    Anyone upgrading at all? could do a deal if someone has a couple of pairs that fit my Modeo directly or with adapters as long they will work with my stereo.

    Cheers.
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    the pioneer fit straight in, as i remember, you even get an adaptor to take the ford t plug........the link i gave above to the mondeo site has a huge community, many of us have changed the speakers, register and check it out!!
     
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    the mondeo speaker adaptors from Autoleads allow you to put in 16.5cm coaxial or component speakers :) Much better than the Ford sh*te :D
     
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    incidentally, ALL ELIPTICAL speakers i.e. Pioneers and 6x9s mentioned above, sound utter utter crap. They are far more coloured than traditional circular speakers. As i said, get some adaptors for a tenner, then look at some Kenwood dual mag 16.cm coaxials or some Focal access lines for £80-120
     
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    I wont be offended by that comment..... :thumbsdow

    i have to say that the pioneer speakers sound lightyears better than the ford speakers, i paid £40 for my pioneers, granted not barryboy levels of volume from a kenwood headunit, but for someone who just wanted better sound, i was happy. If you want to spend £80+ on speakers then Focal access are very good, and on MEG, there are members discounts from a car audio specialist. :smashin:
     
  11. Tim Cooper

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    Hi Chaps,
    It seems fitting 6x9's into doors is a no no due to vibrations, i may go the 170mm route with adapters, can anyone recommend a decent set of 170mm coaxial speakers for my car pref' under a £100 for the 4, failing that i might fit the Pioneer TS-H683's to all four doors.
    Anyone know the best place to buy (shop or internet).
    Tim.
     
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    Dynomat stops vibrations, the only thing that vibrates in my door is the mirror, and thats only cos its got a broken spring where it got clobbered by a 205! ANY high power loud speaker will give you vibrations, brown bread or bynomat in the door will stop drumming and vibration though
     
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    theres no point in fitting decent speakers to the rear. spend money on decent front speakers and put the faders to the front. having sound from the rear only messes the soundstage up.

    you can then put the fader to all four when u have rear passengers
    ok. heres a pair u can use for the front when u get some autoleads mondeo adaptors
    http://www.raysmith.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=3_4_14&products_id=17

    or if they dont' take your fancy for some bizarre reason...
    these are good too- the predecessors, the Dualmag series were good
    http://www.justkenwood.co.uk/speakers01/kfcps1700.asp
     
  14. Tim Cooper

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    Well i've decided to go with the Pioneer TS-H683 all round...£70 delivered, yeah i know rozzar's gonna call me a luddite but as i said "i ain't into car stereo's".
    Thanks again for the help chaps.
    Tim
     
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    no i'm not gonna call u a luddite. to be honest i think you're stupid upgrading rear speakers and elliptical speakers sound sh*te. i know what i'm talking about.
     
  16. Tim Cooper

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    In your humble opinion of course ;) mate you ain't gonna get a decent stereo image in a tin can so why waste thousands trying, as long as these Pioneers sound equal to or better than the speakers they are replacing that's good enough for me.
    Thanks for your input.
    Tim.
     
  17. rozzar

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    its not in my humble opinion at all. I know what i'm talking about.
    I also know I can get a decent stereo image in my car. Not as accurate as the one at home, of course, but a stable soundstage all the same. But by all means, spend money on whatever you want.
     
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    Chaps,
    Fitted my Pioneer TS-H683's to the front today & i must say they sound the nut's, well pleased :smashin: I'm going to fit the rear pair tomorrow weather permitting.
    mattym: Thanks for the heads up mate best £70 i've spent in a long time :smashin:
    Cheers.
    Tim.
     

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