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Old 07-25-14, 07:07 PM   #1
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i've tried looking up to see if anyone has upgraded their stock speaker without adding an additional amp. no luck maybe i just suck at researching. but i did find that some people have the same complaint as me. our system lacks mid bass. have you guys heard of anyone just upgrading the speakers? Did they notice any improvement. is there disadvantages to swapping them?
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Old 07-25-14, 10:21 PM   #3
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I upgraded my 3 ways using Hertz Hi Energy speakers including one on the center of the dash but did use an aftermarket amp (its an odd size in the midrange). I'd suggest if you want clearer sound and more mid bass that you get an amp. Here is my audio build thread.
http://m.clublexus.com/forums/showth...252&styleid=15

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wondering the same thing..
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will definitely need an amp. The stock system...not levinson.. is under powered. Speakers alone will not do it. And unfortunately it is not an easy task based on the Lexus wiring system/electrical system.
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will definitely need an amp. The stock system...not levinson.. is under powered. Speakers alone will not do it. And unfortunately it is not an easy task based on the Lexus wiring system/electrical system.
i just got my '13 is350, how do i know if i got the Levinson package or plain stock?
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i just got my '13 is350, how do i know if i got the Levinson package or plain stock?
There would be a ML logo on your radio/cd somewhere. Also there's a center channel speaker in the center of the dash. A tiny flat head can pry up the grille.
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On that note , is it possible to have ml on non nav from factory? (2009 2is)
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How much and where to install?^
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How much and where to install?^
can't be done aftermarket. Must be from the factory. Well..I guess you could but it would be cost prohibitive.
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Sounds processor with new amp and new mids and highs pffff night and day.
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I upgraded my 3 ways using Hertz Hi Energy speakers including one on the center of the dash but did use an aftermarket amp (its an odd size in the midrange). I'd suggest if you want clearer sound and more mid bass that you get an amp. Here is my audio build thread.
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beautiful setup! Hey, how do you like those Hertz Hi Energy 3 ways ? I was going to order those.
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Sounds processor with new amp and new mids and highs pffff night and day.
how was wiring. was that a pain?
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beautiful setup! Hey, how do you like those Hertz Hi Energy 3 ways ? I was going to order those.
Sound GREAT!!!! Another member also used them for front and rear and he's an audiophile. High quality and can take the power. Thanks for the kind words on my setup.
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