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Speaker upgrade with stock nav head unit


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#1 Isstatu1

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:43 PM

Hello all,

I drive a 2015 NV 1500 cargo. The van is overall amazing and i love it to death. The only thing i would like to change in it are the speakers. I would like to upgrade them without swapping out the stock nav head unit. Is there a direct speaker swap available or should I not even bother because it won't improve the audio quality with the stock head unit?

#2 Glidedon

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:20 PM

I added a sound processor and 2 amplifiers, infinity speakers plus subwoofer to the stock nav unit and it sounds great.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:57 AM

I added a sound processor and 2 amplifiers, infinity speakers plus subwoofer to the stock nav unit and it sounds great.


Could you please share some more details about this project? What speakers did you use?
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#4 Glidedon

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:23 AM

Audio Control LC7 sound processer , this is necessary to work around the OEM limitations on output , put in place to prevent cheap OEM speakers from blowing out.

I used cheap ampififires ~ $100.00 (Blaupunkt, Cerwin Vega)

cheap subwoofer Sound Ordinance ( Crutchfield house brand)

Infinity Component speakers, Dash and doors and pair of 3 ways in back

I also used a plug and play harness so no cutting factory wires. There is a link to the harness somewhere in the Audio/Navigation thread.

Found the post
http://nissannvforum...findpost&p=2504

Edited by Glidedon, 13 November 2017 - 01:41 AM.

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#5 Isstatu1

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:35 PM

Are there any direct swap speakers without additional hardware like amps and wiring harnesses?



#6 eddiebecerra

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:31 AM

No, even if you just do a speaker swap you won’t be able to directly connect to the aftermarket speaker with the factory connector. You will need a harness adapter which retains the factory connector and allows you to connect to the aftermarket speaker terminals.

Your factory radio is the amp so technically you don’t need to buy and extra amp unless you want more power

Edited by eddiebecerra, 25 July 2018 - 12:34 AM.


#7 EnigmaMan

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:42 AM

Honestly, do you intend to put the stock speakers back in your ride?

Why waste the money on multiple factory speaker connectors?

 

I replaced all of my speakers inside with Rockford Fosgate speakers all the way around and you would not believe the sound difference even with the stock headunit! 

 

Also since the panels on the back are wide open with tons of holes, make sure you pick up some sound deadening material to put behind the plastic panels! It makes a huge difference in rattles/ road noise and the slamming of bass :-D

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...co 80 mil&psc=1

 

I'll ditch the factory Nav head unit with an aftermarket one in a few months to handle a DVD player and setup the visual piece of it! 


Edited by EnigmaMan, 25 September 2018 - 11:42 AM.


#8 iowarhino

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:48 PM

Did you attach the sound deading material to the plastic panels or did you attach to the metal of the van and cover up the "access" holes?   Do you have any pics of what you did?

Thanks!

 

Looking at doing a speaker upgrade/subwoofer/amp but keeping the stock head unit for now and but would love to deaden outside noise/seal up the vehicle first!

 

 

 

Honestly, do you intend to put the stock speakers back in your ride?

Why waste the money on multiple factory speaker connectors?

 

I replaced all of my speakers inside with Rockford Fosgate speakers all the way around and you would not believe the sound difference even with the stock headunit! 

 

Also since the panels on the back are wide open with tons of holes, make sure you pick up some sound deadening material to put behind the plastic panels! It makes a huge difference in rattles/ road noise and the slamming of bass :-D

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...co 80 mil&psc=1

 

I'll ditch the factory Nav head unit with an aftermarket one in a few months to handle a DVD player and setup the visual piece of it! 



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:32 PM

You should apply it directly to the metal. Usually the stuff has a self adhesive on the back with a roller and you roll the stuff on. It's a little time consuming but worth it in the end of the think.

When I pull off the door panels I'll be sure to take photos of this process!
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