Remarkable difference. The Audison speakers provided so much more clarity and especially mid bass from the doors. The stock 6.5 inch factory speakers are such a poor component and are definitely the weak link to the entire sound system. Someone told me "Anything you install will sound better than those crappy door speakers Honda uses now".
Great to know, I saw the orinigainal speakers ans it's surprising how good they sound in light of how they are constructed....
Did both the front and back. Replaced the rear door speakers as a test bed. That in itself is a worthy upgrade. Was happy with them - so went ahead and purchased that component set for the front. I'm not done yet - but the rear pillar/center dash speakers present more of a challenge as Audison doesn't have a 3" speaker in the Prima line. Only a 2 inch wide range and a 4 inch mid Bass available. There is a 3" in the Voce line (which I'm thinking might not be a good alternative for me with the factory amp driving them.) Got some considerations ahead of me. Thoughts?
The Focal speakers I have installed at the moment fit nicely behind the existing 3" C Pillar locations. Due to the Angle that the C Pillar speakers are pointing (At the driver/passengers heads) they provide a lot of direct sound! I would try to mount your Audison Tweeter the same way.
NOTE: For my next upgrade, I will be mounting Audison Thesis 1.5 II Violino Tweeters in that location, not behind the OEM grills though, they will be mounted with the Grills showing.
I've read a lot of your stuff - more than once, and envious. It was my first exposure to them. Appreciate all the info, it was a big help in getting me to this point and so fast. I considered a full aftermarket upgrade. Got a bit overwhelmed with all the speakers and amp considerations (My first time through), and didn't find an installer in my immediate area that seemed a good fit. Keep the info coming. a subwoofer/amp improvement project is on my list.
I guess I'm still a bit confused, you have TWO sets of the APK 165 2-ohms? One is mounted in the front and the rears, you only mounted the woofers in the doors? Leaving the OEM Mids (or whatever they are..lol) in the C Pillars? IF YES to all of that, I would go ahead and mount your second set of Tweeters in the rear.
As far as an Amp, I would suggest looking at the Audison AP 8.9 (see link below) : 8 channels, 65wpc @ 2ohms, which will drive your speakers just fine!
Check out the deal on Audison Prima 8 Ch. Amplifier with 9 Channel DSP at Classic Car Stereos
Oh perhaps I missed it, Did you sound deaden your doors? It makes a HUGE difference!
Lastly, you've inspired me to do another Audio Upgrade recommendation thread, look for it soon...