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post #1 of 17 Old 12-02-2015, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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6 vs 7 Speaker Audio

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I am looking forward to picking up my CX3 Akari on Friday in Australia and have found the forum very interesting re mods, differences etc.

This is the top spec model in Australia but is listed as "6 Speaker" audio.

So I assume it does not have a sub in the spare like others do. (on Friday I will know for sure :-)

What I am trying to understand is the main difference between the 6 & 7 speaker systems.

Is the MZD the same between both ?

Does one just have a Bose amp and sub ?

Can I tap into line outs from the deck to add a sub if there is not one ?

Wiring diagrams for stereo ?

etc etc?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Hmm, well. I can tell you that the Bose system has high power door speakers and an amp under the right hand seat. I think it sounds really good but some who have listened to both say there isn't that much difference. I will try and find more details next time I peruse the manual.

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Hmm, well. I can tell you that the Bose system has high power door speakers and an amp under the right hand seat. I think it sounds really good but some who have listened to both say there isn't that much difference. I will try and find more details next time I peruse the manual.
Thanks Anchorman.

I will know more tomorrow when i pick it up but if I could source the wiring diagrams for Bose and non Bose CX3's that would be a great help.

From what i can find on other forums it looks like the head unit is possibly the same but the Bose model has a better amp and speaker combo added.
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So in the top spec Australian CX3 Akari is a 6 speaker system.

No sub in the spare tyre.

would love to see the wiring diagrams for the 6 speaker stereo to see if it can be expanded, added etc.
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So in the top spec Australian CX3 Akari is a 6 speaker system.

No sub in the spare tyre.

would love to see the wiring diagrams for the 6 speaker stereo to see if it can be expanded, added etc.
I'll have a look this coming week Craigh, see what I can find.

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I'll have a look this coming week Craigh, see what I can find.
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The bose audio sounds great IMO. I used to have a mazda 3 with 6 speakers, no sub (not bose) and I can say the bose produces much higher quality sound. However, i dont like the fact that the sub can't be controlled seperately. If someone knows how, i'd like to know. The overall bass can be turned up, but it can sound muddy if too high.
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Who has put in the cargo mat ? and how does that affect the sound from the sub ?

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Who has put in the cargo mat ? and how does that affect the sound from the sub ?
That's a great question Dean. I know from being a student of sound recording technology that low frequencies are pretty forgiving in terms of sub placement and muffling. Bass frequencies will pass though many materials uneffected and I cant imagine a cargo mat making any noticable difference.
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Any updates on this thread? I don't have the sub in my S-touring either in Australia. Is there a pic of a UK version with the location of the plug, and is it possible to get a price please on this?
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