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Old 10th August 2003, 06:04 AM   #1
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If so, I'd appreciate details or suggestions
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Old 10th August 2003, 07:45 AM   #2
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A friend of my was a audio nut. ill see if i can find my pictures in a week or so of the several setups he had. in his for probe gt. In the end he had a 15" rock-ford sub in a specially mad box via rock-ford rep. he had 2 kick panels in the front and a center channel. i think he was running 1500 watts to the 15" and 70 or 1150 to each front kick panel. he had the Rockford famous eq. ( cant remember the name of it. ) there was lots more ill see if i can dig up some pictures. oh and the deck was a alpine. hi end.. ohh hehe symmetry that's it. the amps i believer where phenix gold hi end series tooo.
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Old 13th August 2003, 01:12 AM   #4
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1995 Ford Probe GT

I'm looking for good front + rear speakers and a decent 4 channel amp to drive them. I'm not looking for a huge system, but an overall improvement over the factory sound.
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Assuming you're using the factory head unit:
A GT should have the Premium Sound system, right? If you have the factory CD player, great. If not, the AM/FM cassette unit has an output/input loop for a CD player (does require an outboard switch.) The neat thing about the Premium Sound head unit is its true balanced preamp output. About 400mV per side, expecting about 4kohm amplifier input, IIRC. I have it written down somewhere, if that sounds like an interesting option.

Seems like the factory amp is under one of the front seats. Silver, about 6" square or so. If there's room for a 50Wx4 amp where it's mounted, that would simplify installation quite a bit. All the signal/speaker wires are already there.

The 5 door locations are big enough to allow many 5 or 6's to fit, if not too deep. I have no recollection of how deep they can be, but the factory speakers are about 1" deep. Rear speakers are 6x8's, best upgraded with a decent 6. Don't spend a lot on speakers for the rear factory locations, they don't lend themselves to great sound.

In short, get a good pair of 5-6" component speakers for the doors, and a lesser pair of 6" for rear fill. It would be worth trying to enclose the rear speakers to help them out. A modest subwoofer in the back would be a welcome addition.

If this sounds on target and you'd like more details/suggestions, ask or email.

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