I know Dynamats are expensive. I could soundproof just the doors, how much will that help? Soundproofing other areas is beyond my skills and budget.The higher the sensitivity rating of a speaker, the better it will sound at lower volumes and lower power. I would use components with a midrange in the door and tweeters with crossovers wherever they mount. The real issue in the CR-V is that they are not very quiet inside, so higher volumes are necessary. Some moderate soundproofing can help a lot. You could always try that first, then if still not satisfied, add an amp.
Do you know what's the power output for the stock head unit? I'm intrigued because you said replacing the head unit made the sounds better.I have upgraded audio in two Accords (1999, 2006) and 3 CRVs (2008, 2010, 2013) and a Civic (2006). These were all family cars (I am not a pro, but I am an Electrical Engineer)
First three times I upgraded speakers only (Polk coax or components), the mid-bass was much worse. Replacing the in-dash unit or adding amps & EQ made a HUGE difference.
What do you want to improve most about your audio?
How much can you spend?
Typo? suspect this is a typo. You don't connect an amp to an amp.Still debating if I should get an amp. I heard there is already a hole with rubber grommet at the firewall so maybe getting an amp isn't too difficult. Maybe I can buy a 4 channel amp and use 2 channels for the front speakers and the remaining channels to power an amp?
I also want to replace the corner tweeters, because I like highs. Do those need amps?
Yeah it was a typo, I meant connecting the amp to the sub.Typo? suspect this is a typo. You don't connect an amp to an amp.
I'd not spend the money on those Kicker speakers...they aren't going to be any better than what you have now.
If you buy cheap/inexpensive speakers you will get crappy sound.
You can...sometimes...run a set of component speakers, separate mid and tweet, off the head unit...if they are very efficient. But realize you aren't going to get the same sound out of them as you would with a separate amp.
You can use a small footprint amp that will reside in the dash. A 4 channel amp can run a pair of components...front channels to the mids and rears to the tweeters...
The fly in that ointment is that almost anything aftermarket will be better than the super-cheapo paper-coned OEM speakers. Kicker actually makes some decently competitive speakers by comparison, though for similar money there are better ones. Beyond a certain point human hearing is not good enough to discern the difference, so a decent mid-priced speaker should prove quite adequate in a vehicle. But it's also true that 22wpc won't produce very high quality sound from any speaker. 50wpc will sound much better. The major makers are actually, just this year in fact (they are just coming out now) with new head units with 50wpc built into the head unit. I just started seeing YouTube videos on this this month. They should become available in the next couple of months. I think one of those, along with speakers with good sensitivity, might prove to be a financially efficient solution. I'd like to see these new head units with built-in DSP. But they won't be cheap.I'd not spend the money on those Kicker speakers...they aren't going to be any better than what you have now. If you buy cheap/inexpensive speakers you will get crappy sound.
No. But you can replace them with components, with crossovers between them. They come in sets.I wonder if the stock CRV speaker is a "component" speaker since there is a separate pair of tweeters by the windshield? And that's probably where I'd put the tweeters if I get an aftermarket component speaker?
Klokers advice is great. My only add is that if you think there is any chance at all that you'd get an amp in the future, get yourself a higher end component speaker than maybe you would otherwise. It will sound great on your current setup, and is future proof.No. But you can replace them with components, with crossovers between them. They come in sets.
Usually it's smaller speakers via brackets. Go with 6.5" if that's what crutchfield recommends. Talk to one of their advisors, they're actually really helpful.I checked a few different sites and they all said 06 CRV uses 6.5 speakers, but unlike Crutchfield, they don't let you choose a specific speaker and tell you the compatibility. On Crutchfield, under 06 CRV Ex, the list of speakers contain 6.5 and also 5 1/4s That's strange.
Is it possible that some 6.5 speakers are too large (or thick) and that some 5 1/4 fits somehow?