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Old 01-22-2018, 06:58 AM
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Question Help with a Setup (Replacing Bose in a 350Z)

Hello, everyone.

I am replacing the stock Bose system in a 2008 350Z. I already have the HU installed (Sony XAV-AX100), and need help with the rest:
  • Amplifier: Kenwood X801-5. I have limited amount of space (under the large glove box behind the passenger's seat).
  • Subwoofer: JL Audio 10W0v3-4 in a custom 26-liter enclosure behind the driver's seat.
  • Front: Hertz DSK 165.3 components going to the stock locations (in the doors).
  • Rear: Hertz DCX 165.3 rear speakers (stock location just behind the head rests).
My goal is to have a decent sound system. I don't need much volume, just better sound quality. Also, car is really small on the inside.
  1. Does that setup make sense, or am I making a silly mistake?
  2. Are these components good in their class (price/value), or can I do better?
  3. I have read good reviews of the Hertz overall, but I have also seen the occasional criticism, so I am wondering if these are good?
Any input is most appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 01-22-2018, 02:56 PM
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Hello, everyone.

I am replacing the stock Bose system in a 2008 350Z. I already have the HU installed (Sony XAV-AX100), and need help with the rest:
  • Amplifier: Kenwood X801-5. I have limited amount of space (under the large glove box behind the passenger's seat).
  • Subwoofer: JL Audio 10W0v3-4 in a custom 26-liter enclosure behind the driver's seat.
  • Front: Hertz DSK 165.3 components going to the stock locations (in the doors).
  • Rear: Hertz DCX 165.3 rear speakers (stock location just behind the head rests).
Any input is most appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:49 PM
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What is stumping you?
I should have made that clear from the beginning.

My goal is to have a decent sound system. I don't need much volume, just better sound quality. Also, car is really small on the inside.
  1. Does that setup make sense, or am I making a silly mistake?
  2. Are these components good in their class (price/value), or can I do better?
  3. I have read good reviews of the Hertz speakers overall, but I have also seen the occasional criticism, so I am wondering if these are good?
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This is what I did in the trunk of my 08 Infiniti G37 Coupe. Kept the oem HU and integrated the wiring with an AudioControl Matrix Plus.


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Looks good. How does it sound?
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Sounds good, I'm still tweaking the subs but overall it's strong and detailed. It's not going to win a beauty contest installed as it is but it's very functional as everything is right there in front of you. The oem HU has 24/96 Burr Brown dacs so it's a decent sounding HU, beats the Blose system hands down and it's still early days.
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I believe its a bose integrated HU ? J/K well congrats. I see you went with different components then mentioned before? Are those audiofrog subs?
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I believe its a bose integrated HU ? J/K well congrats. I see you went with different components then mentioned before? Are those audiofrog subs?
The oem HU was manufactured by Clarion. Dayton RSS265HO-44 10" subs wired for 4 ohms.
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No kidding Dayton... I was thinking of using some of there woofers on a home project. Whats your opinion of em so far?
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I like them, I've used them on several other projects. 91db sensitivity and they hit as hard as I'd ever want them to. Can't beat the price and the warranty.
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