FAQ: MX5 Headrest Speakers

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FAQ: MX5 Headrest Speakers

Post by zorruno » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:03 pm

Many models of MX5 have speakers mounted in the headrest of the seats.

See the following links for details of replacement, connections, improvements etc.

Queries and info on Aftermarket Headrest speakers from 'The Warehouse'
http://www.mx5forum.co.nz/viewtopic.php?t=4963
http://www.mx5forum.co.nz/viewtopic.php?t=7777

Information on speaker polarity, impedence etc (including with regard to headrest speakers)
http://www.mx5forum.co.nz/viewtopic.php?t=5017

More info on headrest speakers:
http://www.mx5forum.co.nz/viewtopic.php?t=3243

A pdf document showing how to wire the headrest speakers (someone please tell me if this link stops working...)
http://www.3rdstrategy.com/Miata%20Head ... ations.pdf

An NB (second Generation MX5) doesn't have them... here is how to install some:
http://www.wizco.net/MX5/Mods/NBheadrest.htm

Links from the Miata.net FAQ pages with regards to Headrest speakers:
http://www.miata.net/garage/97headrest.html
http://www.miata.net/garage/96headrest.html
http://www.miata.net/garage/headrest.html
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Post by mazline » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:17 pm

Some NA's also have 2 4" speakers in the headrest with a 6" in the middle of the back of the seat.tend to be 94> model.
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Post by thebears » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:02 am

mazline wrote:Some NA's also have 2 4" speakers in the headrest with a 6" in the middle of the back of the seat.tend to be 94> model.
My set is like this, car has a premium sound system from pioneer when new that has a separate small cross over box. Even the front door speakers have separate high level tweeters mounted.

What's the best advice for a overhaul as it sounds crap!

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Worked a treat

Post by PeterH » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:47 pm

I just did a changeover from old blown ones, using the info at http://www.mazda-madness.co.uk/2010/11/ ... -speakers/ - fitting was a doddle, as promised.

I couldn't easily find inexpensive 3.5" or 4" ones locally, but eventually settled for these (they end up mailing them from Aust., all up cost $41 shipped):

http://www.voltelectronics.co.nz/speake ... -4w-2.html

Sound is as good or better than the originals.
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