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post #1 of 16 Old 05-23-2017, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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plug & play speaker replacement

I just replaced all 6 units of stock tweeter/mid bass driver on my 2017 CX-3, due to poor sound from the lousy stock speakers. Since the car is new, I decided not to cut any single wire inside the car. I bought all relevant plug & play connector and the speaker spacer/adaptor (3 mounting points, compatible with CX-5 rear speaker) from China and at this moment no intention to add soundproofing.
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front mid bass driver installed on existing plastic case by adding the spacer, Need to add some foam in between 2 plastic to prevent potential sound leaking.
The stock speakers are small in magnet, so don't expect a good sound from it
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installed rear coaxial speaker, drill hole on spacer for cable to go in
Remove the stock tweeter from dashboard, this tweeter widely used in many Mazda car. The tweeter is slightly bigger than the replacement tweeter
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DIY a stainless steel adaptor ring for the replacement tweeter, fix with 3M double tape and sit nicely on the dashboard.

The main reason I go for this component speaker set is this model is using planar ribbon on the tweeter.
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How much did all this run you?

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How much did all this run you?
6.5" Speaker bracket/spacer x 2 pairs roughly USD $6
Speaker plug n play socket x 4 roughly USD $4
Tweeter plug n play socket x 2 roughly USD $3
Edifier component speaker roughly USD $169
Edifier Coaxial speaker roughly USD $119
machined Stainless Steel adaptor ring x 2 roughly USD $14

Total about USD $315
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Do you have a code or serial number for the Tweeter plug n play socket? I'm having a hard time finding it.
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Do you have a code or serial number for the Tweeter plug n play socket? I'm having a hard time finding it.
I only found it on Taobao.com. If you able to buy from taobao, it is very cheap.
However. there is another way to have 'plug n play' as well. Get a 2 pin connector/plug, take the pin out and solder the tweeter wire directly to it, just slot into the female socket of the tweeter cable.
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Anyone else do an audio upgrade?

I am also looking for an audio upgrade. Especially looking for component speakers that have a tweeter that works in factory location without much modification. It seems most tweeters will be too small for the hole. Or if any adapters of plates available to make smaller tweeters work.
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