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Old 08-18-2012, 11:25 AM
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Default Monsoon Front Speaker Replacement 2 - Infinity Kappa 652.9i





Here's another option to replace the front door speakers in our Monsoon system. I chose to use a set of Infinity Kappa 652.9i two ways. I like them because they handle 75 watts RMS, the tweeter is able to be aimed up towards the listener, the factory bracket DOESN'T need to be modified and (most of all) the driver is 2 ohm which matches the factory speaker.



Once you remove the factory speakers, be sure to try to save the gaskets. I reused mine and it worked great. I also cut off the plug from the back of the speakers so that I could make this a "plug-n-play" install







These Infinity Kappa speakers come with an inline crossover. You will not need this, as the Monsoon system is already crossed over. I cut this off, exposing a red, black and white wire. The red wire is the woofer + and the white is the tweeter +. This speaker shares the black wire as a common ground.







I chose to use the red and black wire from the crossover to hook up the woofer. I then clipped the black ground wire going to the tweeter and the white positive from the crossover to hook up the tweeter.



When you look at the factory plug like this, the red (+) and black (-) pair on the left is the woofer. The tweeter's red and black pair is on the right.

If you need it, the factory color codes are as follows.
  • Black - Driver - Tweeter +
  • Yellow - Driver - Tweeter -
  • Dark Blue - Driver - Woofer +
  • Light Blue - Driver - Woofer -
  • Light Green - Pass - Tweeter +
  • Purple - Pass - Tweeter -
  • Orange - Pass - Woofer +
  • Dark Green - Pass - Woofer -

That's about all there is to it. These speakers sound amazing. Crutchfield listed them for about $150, but I found them on Amazon for $69. I highly recommend Amazon for a lot of car parts. I usually find the best prices there.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask.
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Nice! Def going to try this out.

Although my front speakers ar componant... any suguestions there? I'm also wanting to replace the ones in the hatch (which are also componant) I know the maros might not have them but I've been trying to figure out what to do.
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The monsoon has a rear "component" high/low section as well... it's just the low is in the sail and the high is on the hatch. Do you need a wiring schematic?
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hmmm Yeah I guess just looking at the schematic might help me figure it out. I also just need to figure out the size of the speakers to find replacements
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Here it is.

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I bet it sounds great. I haven't done audio in a few years but taking the time to match things like you did really pays off.
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What's your idea for your sails bone?
My buddy put 2 kicker 6.5 cvt's in there. They sound a world different, really brings out the lows, if hearing all of your music is important to you.
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As of now, I'm just keeping the factory speakers back there. I have a ten in a stealth box, so lows aren't a problem.

If I add another amp, I'll probably put 8's back there.
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O.o 8s fit there?
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Yes, with a little... "tweaking."
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