Upgrading Sound System / Speakers in 2007 S2 Elise


Btilly

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Hello,

Does anyone have any experience / advice on upgrading the speaker system in an Elise S2? I have a 2007 model and it has 4 speakers, 2 front and 2 back. I think the standard speakers are:

Alpine SPS-1329 5¼" (13cm), 80W peak power, 20W nominal power. Frequency response 50Hz-25kHz. Sensitivity 91dB/W/m.
http://www.elises.co.uk/components/s2/audio/index.html

Looking on the Halfords website, there seems to be a fairly large range of alternatives that would offer, on the surface at leas, a vast improvement over sound quality?

Any thoughts and advice would be massively welcome.

Ben

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Hi Ben,

I went through the same thing last year with the S1 as we use it for long distance touring it is nice to be able to listen to the radio ! Last year my research took me to "Kicker" products as they produced the most compact sub with low frequency resonse I could find. Unfortunatly the exisiting enclosure on the S1 isn't deep enough by about 0.5 inch but with making a small alteration to the exisiting rear speaker case and overlaying a new home made mdf enclosure it took up very littile extra space and is reversable to put the car back to standard. You need to put in a small amplifier to drive it, I found a german amplifier on the net made by carpower which fits perfectly up under the dash in some dead space. The fronts I used some Kicker mid range and some 100mm enclosures which I bonded to the dash in much the same place as the S2. You have the luxuary of a factory enclosure here. (The biggest fault with the S1 was not having forward speakers !!)

The subs I used are COMPVT 6.5"
The mids for the front where KS type (They come with a cover that is almost identical in looks to the S1 elise wheel !!)

[url="http://www.kicker.com/"]http://www.kicker.com/[/url]

The amp was a NANO range from here.. [url="http://monacor.co.uk/products/carfi-amplifier/"]http://monacor.co.uk/products/carfi-amplifier/[/url]

Hope this helps

Simon

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I found the old order info for the items I used... (Last summer)

Product ID: CVT654
Product Name: KICKER CVT654 6.5" Subwoofer 4ohm
Unit Price: £57.50
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Product ID: KS400
Product Name: KICKER KS400 4" KS Series 2-way Speaker
Unit Price: £49.99
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Kenwood KDC-6051U Car CD/MP3/WMA/AAC Stereo, USB, Aux In, iPod Control (KDC-6051U)
£159.95
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Product Name : Carpower NANO-404 4 Channel Compact Car HiFi Amplifier 300W Max
Product Code : 14.2790
Price per Item : £63.59

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