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    2016 CX-5 Center Dash Speaker Upgrades

    Whats going on everyone? I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and I’m upgrading the Sound System.. I purchased 3.5in’s for the center dash, thinking mine had a center; but that’s not the case. I was thinking about adding a center and getting a small 5-channel amp (4-Ch. Kicker KEY200.4 if I don’t add...
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    2019 CX-5 Touring Non-Bose Speaker Upgrade

    Hey guys! I bought a ‘19 CX-5 Touring with non-Bose. Needless to say, the stock speakers are absolute trash. I had a 2012 Cadillac SRX with Bose before so it is a huge downgrade in the sound. I don’t know much about anything. So I guess I’m asking, what’s the easiest way to make this sound...
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    2017 CX-9 Bose Dash speaker replacement. Tweeter upgrade

    I had a tweeter go out on my 2017 CX-9 with Bose. The replacement tweeter is around $75 so i decided to buy some 3.5 in. coaxial speakers instead. I figured the tweeter and the 3.5 mid were wired together but it appears they are not. It appears the dash tweeter and the front door speaker are...
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    2016.5 CX-5 Sound upgrade: Speakers, dash/front door balance, bluetooth

    Thanks for reading--this is my first post, and yes, I have searched and read numerous threads. I need clarification (and this might help others as well). Short version: Goal: moderately better sound and less glitchy bluetooth for 2016.5 CX-5 sport with stock 4 speaker stereo Willing to do...
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    Mazda5 Speaker upgrade time

    Upgraded the door drivers today with some very inexpensive Dayton Audio classic woofer and tweeters. The 6.5's are DC160-4's, and the tweeters are ND25FN-4's. Only $25 each! That's it! I had some MB Quart crossovers laying around, and used those. The 6.5's fit perfectly with some extremely minor...
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    2021 CX-5 Bose upgrade questions

    All, just got a new 2021 grand touring cx-5 with the 10-speaker Bose stereo. I think it’s ok - but could use upgrading. However, in reading posts pre-2021, it sounds like there are challenges with Bose playing well w add-on speakers. It’s the quietest car I have ever owned, but is there value in...
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    2013 CX-5 Infotainment Upgrade Options

    What upgrades have you done and how has your experience been specifically for the 2013 CX-5 with Bose? My front speaker keeps blowing (normal use) and I'm looking for a potential Android Auto upgrade and would love to hear from the forum!
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    Upgrading sound in 2016 CX-5 Bose Grand Touring

    Ok I'm looking for advice without totally breaking the bank. I havent installed anything yet, but putting things together. 1) Want to upgrade the front and rear door speakers. I picked up the rockford fosgate r165x3 for both from Crutchfield. Will these work with the Bose amp tho? If not what...
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    2016.5 CX5 Speaker Replacement/Upgrade

    I have a 2016.5 GT CX5 Bose system. My passenger side door sub-woofer is blown. It seems simple enough to change out but my question is what have you used to replace that sub with? I would like a better sub if possible. I am not looking to upgrade the amp or head unit, just the 2 front subs...
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    2017~2022 Base 4 Speaker System Upgrade

    Has anyone done an install on a '17 or later CX-5 to change from a 4 speaker system to a 10 speaker system?
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    2015 Mazda CX5 satellite radio upgrade kit issue

    I ordered the Mazda Kit KF69 V6 029 with wiring harness P. My Mazda CX5 has the bose speakers. After installing the upgrade kit, i cannot get the radio display to acknowledge Sirius. Im wondering if something is different due to the Bose speakers. Im at a loss, I rechecked my wiring and...
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    2016.5 CX5 Speaker Replacement/Upgrade

    I saw another thread with excellent write-up by rdmtech. Ever since his door speakers blew (due to moisture per TSB) he had been trying to piece together how to replace all of the speakers without spending a fortune. He completed this project for under $400.00 for the upgrade on all Bose...
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    Anyone upgrade their 2016.5 Touring (Non-bose) Audio System?

    Hi All, I'm planning on upgrading my 2016.5 Touring without Bose and I was wondering what are some good choices for speakers? Based on the comments I received, I would not mind getting an aftermarket amplifier. I have no idea how to install an amplifier so it would be nice to have one that can...
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    2016.5 CX5 Speaker Replacement/Upgrade

    good info, thank you. Going thru this too to see which way is best.
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    "Premium DSP Upgrade" Inspired by Musicar Northwest; Anyone tried this?

    Hey all! I have a 2017 Mazda CX 5 w/ Bose Upgrade. Has anyone tried to do a DSP install to retain factory speakers? I have an Axxess AX DSP from my old car that I would love to use, but it has RCA outputs only. Could I remove those RCA connectors and just use the +/- wires To wire back into...
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    "Premium DSP Upgrade" Inspired by Musicar Northwest; Anyone tried this?

    @Mike Allen , I did get around to dampening my doors this weekend. I created a new thread to detail my audio upgrades present and future. Link here. Otherwise, I highly recommend dampening your doors at the least. It'll help bring out the other components. Sound quality is improved and I do...
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    Upgrading sound in 2016 CX-5 Bose Grand Touring

    Can agree. Also, check out Focal's Integration Series speakers. They're rated at lower watts RMS (the kind of watts that factory amps push out.) Another thing to note, sound dampening would help out a lot without breaking the bank. A few hundred at most to do the doors would make a huge...
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    2018 CX-5: Speaker upgrade help and what's under the dash grill

    Found it easier for me when upgrading to sacrifice the existing speakers front and back by cutting cones and frames out and reusing the existing 3 bolt frame and remounting 6.5,s within - my personal choice was JBL GTO 629,s 2 way - approx 3 ohm - but decided later to upgrade with 4 channel amp...
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    2019 CX-5 Touring Non-Bose Speaker Upgrade

    just curious did you read ANY of the previous threads? "So I guess I’m asking, what’s the easiest way to make this sound better?" Do you have a budget in mind? Are you DIY? With no information and just a...
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    2017~2022 PAC AOEM-MAZ2 adapter install help

    while I can appreciate the effort to upgrade the speaker cable.. for the sake of technical discussion this article goes into the why's you may or may not want to upgrade. Wire Gauge Length/Power for 8 Ohm Speakers Length/Power for 4...