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Old 02-24-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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Are the Boston Acoustics & base head unit the same?

Ok, here is the question. Do the Boston Acoustic system and the base system use the same head unit? I know that the Boston system has a power amplifier. Is the amp a separate unit. I ask because I plan on upgrading amps and speakers using "Clean Sweep" to feed them. If the head units are the same, why spend the $495 for the Boston system.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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Ok, here is the question. Do the Boston Acoustic system and the base system use the same head unit? I know that the Boston system has a power amplifier. Is the amp a separate unit. I ask because I plan on upgrading amps and speakers using "Clean Sweep" to feed them. If the head units are the same, why spend the $495 for the Boston system.
im sure its the same head unit.most likley a separate amp.speakers will make a world of difference.Plus i dont believe the non-BA system has 9 speakers.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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im sure its the same head unit.most likley a separate amp.speakers will make a world of difference.Plus i dont believe the non-BA system has 9 speakers.
That would be ok as I would upgrade them as well. Also, I think there are only 6 speaker locations.
1 - each door
1 - tweeter in each A-piller
2 - rear deck
Someone please confirm.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:35 PM   #4
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That would be ok as I would upgrade them as well. Also, I think there are only 6 speaker locations.
1 - each door
1 - tweeter in each A-piller
2 - rear deck
Someone please confirm.
I've been wondering this forever. When I was in the car in Jacksonville I wasn't able to find any other than those. Sooo.... I dunno. I didn't really look all that hard though. I also didn't find the amp. Maybe it's mounted under the seat or something.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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each speaker in the door i believe counts as two so that would make it nine i cant remember why it is two but someone else can

i think it is up here somewhere
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:26 PM   #6
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2 in door
2 tweets
1 in dash(center speaker)
2 6x9s in back
2 3.5" coaxially mounted on 6x9s
totall 9 speakers
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:31 PM   #7
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2 in door
2 tweets
1 in dash(center speaker)
2 6x9s in back
2 3.5" coaxially mounted on 6x9s
totall 9 speakers
I bolded the stuff that I know to be wrong. How do I know?




6x9s aren't round. They look more like 6.5s. I probably should've crawled in the trunk and gotten a better look and found a label maybe but that's all I got. And to me it doesn't look like anything else is mounted on them but then again, you probably wouldn't need a big ol harness like that just for normal speakers. It looks like there's 4 wires for each side, 2 per speaker so there very well may be some mounted on there.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:33 PM   #8
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That is an oval speaker there dude. Those are 6x9....You been drinking?
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:41 PM   #9
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That is an oval speaker there dude. Those are 6x9....You been drinking?
That's just the perspective of the 2nd one. I knew I shouldn't have posted it hah. I'm 99.999% sure they're round.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #10
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I know the magnets are round....I still say 6x9...but i would be happy if something else just becuase of the options i would have when I swap them out!!!
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:10 PM   #11
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It looks oval to me too. The plastic arms hold the magnet are different lengths.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:19 PM   #12
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I think the the base audio has 6x9s but the BA system is 6.5s Check out the opening on the top side...

BA on a 2LT


Regular on blue 1LT


And again, when I was looking at it in person I'm fairly certain I recall seeing round speakers.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:26 PM   #13
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They do look more round there...but they also look bigger than a 6.5....hmmmm who knows...maybe somebody with a car in their garage should chime in....wink, wink, nudge, nudge
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #14
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I believe the "premium sound" (aka BA) should have round 6 1/2" If you stay with the standard and do not upgrade it will be 6x9's Unless I have been horribly told wrong and seen wrong.
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Does anyone know about the venting on the rear deck? It looks like 2 the same and one in the center. Those are good sized speakers in the rear deck.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:57 PM   #16
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Ya, that venting in the rear deck is for the Shunt that comes in each and every trunk!!


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Old 02-24-2009, 10:45 PM   #17
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Ya, that venting in the rear deck is for the Shunt that comes in each and every trunk!!


Dammit I gotta block that vent off... when I throw a "date" back there I will have to hear her screaming all the way home!
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #18
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That is an oval speaker there dude. Those are 6x9....You been drinking?
I think so
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:00 PM   #19
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The pics of the openings are the same. Its just a perspective thing. Compare where the bottom of the opening ends and near the top by the square piece(baby seat latch?) Same locations. Plus its in the ordering workbook. Both get 6x9s. BAs get 3.5 coaxially mounted and center speaker(9 speakers), base(6 speakers).
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Where's the center speaker? Dash? It's certainly not in the trunk/back.

It does not mention the speaker size or locations in the workbook. All it says is "Boston Acoustics ® premium 9-speaker system, 245 watts."
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Where's the center speaker? Dash? It's certainly not in the trunk/back.

It does not mention the speaker size or locations in the workbook. All it says is "Boston Acoustics ® premium 9-speaker system, 245 watts."
There is two versions of their workbook. Ill try to find em for you. The center is in the front dash.
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I hate the darn center speaker...I will have to use that spot for something new once I rip that one out !!!! They do sound nice, but they are a pain when you get into aftermarket stuff
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Guys, thanks for all the speaker info but let's get back to the original post.
Are we sure the head units the same as Nexus6 says?
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:26 AM   #24
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I don't think anybody really knows or will know til someone gets their car and decides to rip it apart and take a peak at the back. Or maybe a dealer with access to the parts list can look into it?
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I got to sit in a SS with the boston system today....No we did not get to hear it, but those are definetly 6x9 in the rear deck!!
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