Sound Stage - Front Or Rear

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  1. John Dirks Jr

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    Subject vehicle is 92 LX Hatchback.

    I have a new JVC head unit to install in place of the factory cassette player. I have the correct plug and play harness and 4 new speakers. 6.5" round for door panels in front - 6"x8" for rear side panels.

    I know that in the past car stereos were set for rear sound stage and that they have switched over to front sound stage these days. I wonder if the 6x8's have more potential for umph than 6.5 rounds. I bet the default arrangement in the new head unit will set it as front sound stage. I wonder if I should switch it around to make the rear more prominent based on the larger 6x8's that will be back there.

    So, if I wanted to do this, and considering I'll be using the currently installed factory speaker wires, I suppose I would have to switch the speaker wires at the harness behind the head unit.

    Does this make sense? What are your opinions on the matter? Should I shoot for front or rear sound stage?

    I am aware that if I switch it, my fader control will be reversed but I can live with that.
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    I wouldn't worry about it unless you are going all out on the stereo. Stick with the rear sound stage cuz that's what was originally in the car
     
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    My concern is that the new JVC head unit will put the sound stage up front unless I address the issue during installation by swapping the speaker wires front to rear.
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    I haven't messed with aftermarket stereos for a while, but they most of them have so many adjustments that are unnecessary unless you have a finely tuned ear. I say hook it up normal and see what you get. Not hard to swap the wires if you don't like it.
     
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