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Yesterday I replaced the factory speakers, with my DLS UR6S speakers (quality brand in Europe) http://www.dls.se/english/speakers/ur6s.htm

At first, I thought it would be a big problem, since I didn't have an adaptor to fit the 6,5" speakers. So I called a couple of ICE dealers, with no result. Then I visited my Mazda dealer, and bingo... he had a Sony customfit-adaptor for Ford Mondeo, which they use for Mazda 626.

The installation:
It was pretty easy. The biggest problem, was to adapt the tweeters to the "hole" in the tweeter pod, since you have to remove the grille and the plastic behind it, to get the new tweeters in (the DLS tweeters are BIG...). I used a solder iron to melt a nice round hole 8) Quite effective, when you don't have the right tools...
I hid the crossovers in the doors, packed in foam so it's sitting tight.

The music sounds brilliant, perhaps even better than in my old Peugeot 206, which had great sound capabilities. So far I'm using the original Mazda radio, which does a great job, driving the DLS', but I can't wait getting my DLS amp in the trunk together with the 12" sub.

http://www.dls.se/english/fstark/a5n.htm
http://www.dls.se/english/speakers/ur12.htm
 

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*drool*

I'm also going with an all DLS setup in my car once I put the money together. UP36 up front, UR12 in the back, and Classic amps to actively amp everything. The biggest thing I'm debating about right now is where to put the speakers. I am pretty sure I'll put the woofers in kick panels, but I don't know if I should put the mids in there too or put them on the dash firing up. I guess I'll just have to test them out in different locations once I get the equipment.

PS - do you know of a euro version of a head unit that has digital out for fairly cheap (and doesn't need a special cable or $50 special connector)? The best thing I've found so far is the Japanese Alpine CDA-9811J... only costs $350 USD, but I have yet to find someone who will ship to the US.
 

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Could use a component in the door and stick a long throw 7" mid in the kicks.

I have a set of Kicker comps just sitting around wasting space. Ive thought about throwing them in the kicks.
 
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