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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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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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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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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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