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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:56 pm

After hearing Randy's speakers and comparing them to the factory sound, there is NO comparison. I will be making these upgrade a high priority for my Leaf....the sound was my biggest complaint. Not any more!!! ;)

Thanks for all the pics, Randy. I'll be picking your brain in the future for my version of the install!!! I hope you're thirsty! 8-)
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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:07 pm

Good to see you again today, JimmyD....

I'm glad you liked the upgrade, and I'd be more than happy to help you...There's a lot of ways to skin the cat with audio systems, but I can sure point you in a good direction for your Leaf...We had fun today at the Hometown Buffet meet, and it was fun to do the "sound-off" with the memory sticks...

See you soon....

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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:25 pm

What songs might be good leafy-theme songs?

Everyone put it/them on a USB Flash Drive, a group of LEAFs circle around, doors open, and everybody selects the song and pushes "Play" at the same time.

Pan pipes ("El Pájaro Campana"), chants of Druid ceremonies, far away African beats, steel drums, and "the Wolf" theme from "Peter and the Wolf"?
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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:57 pm

Jimmydreams wrote:After hearing Randy's speakers and comparing them to the factory sound, there is NO comparison. I will be making these upgrade a high priority for my Leaf....the sound was my biggest complaint. Not any more!!! ;)

Thanks for all the pics, Randy. I'll be picking your brain in the future for my version of the install!!! I hope you're thirsty! 8-)
+1 to how good this sounded compared to the stock setup - night and day. Nice job, Randy!
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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:30 pm

garygid wrote:What songs might be good leafy-theme songs?
I'm planning to play TMBG whenever anyone asks me if they can take a ride in my electric car:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/electr ... =328074281
(Point to the "5" and click the "play" triangle for a preview if you've never heard it before.)
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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:35 pm

sdbonez wrote:+1 to how good this sounded compared to the stock setup - night and day. Nice job, Randy!
I wanted to chime in after having done this myself for a week or so now and relay how much it's growing on me. It didn't sound THAT much better at first, but the speakers are breaking in now and sound significantly better than when they were first installed. Night and day for sure, and I don't even have the subwoofers... 8-)

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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:25 am

Here's a link to the Amazon subs that fit on the hump and clamp to the seat belt loops on the rear of the back seats...You know you want them!!!

Powered BTA6250D Bazooka 6-inch sub (left side, 2 straps):
http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-BTA6250D- ... 906&sr=1-1

Passive BP6014 Bazooka 6-inch sub (right side, 1 strap):
http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-BT6014-10 ... 874&sr=1-1

Amplified Subwoofer Wiring Kit (10 Gauge) - $7.93:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002UPGOI

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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:40 am

Randy wrote:Here's a link to the Amazon subs that fit on the hump and clamp to the seat belt loops on the rear of the back seats...You know you want them!!!

Powered BTA6250D Bazooka 6-inch sub (left side, 2 straps):
http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-BTA6250D- ... 906&sr=1-1

Passive BP6014 Bazooka 6-inch sub (right side, 1 strap):
http://www.amazon.com/Bazooka-BT6014-10 ... 874&sr=1-1

Amplified Subwoofer Wiring Kit (10 Gauge) - $7.93:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002UPGOI

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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:51 am

garygid wrote:What songs might be good leafy-theme songs?

Everyone put it/them on a USB Flash Drive, a group of LEAFs circle around, doors open, and everybody selects the song and pushes "Play" at the same time.

Pan pipes ("El Pájaro Campana"), chants of Druid ceremonies, far away African beats, steel drums, and "the Wolf" theme from "Peter and the Wolf"?
Oh, come on, there is only one song for a leaf gathering. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7woJN8KNqM
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Re: Door Speakers & Subwoofers in my Leaf

Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:22 am

lemketron wrote:I'm planning to play TMBG whenever anyone asks me if they can take a ride in my electric car
+1. It's a great theme tune for EV'ers. The video for it is kinda cute too.
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