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#16 Bobbins

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:00 PM

The original covers just pull off ... if you pull hard enough! I’ve ordered a pair of the Pioneer speakers so will have a play with the original grills and report back, I’ve got a spare pair of grills if I mess up!!

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 12:22 PM

My Pioneer TS-G670 speakers have arrived.

The Rover o/e grill centralises really well on the Pioneer speaker but there’s not really enough purchase to enable it to stay in place, probably solved with a dab of silicon or maybe sticky Velcro would work well.

The “standoff” at the rear is obviously flush with the Pioneer grill, but with the o/e grill it’s still only 2mm which could be rectified with a small neoprene filler or could be left as is, this might depend how much the speaker pulls into the rear shelf fabric when fitting.

I’ve not fitted these in the car yet but can’t see any issues using the o/e grills to keep as much as possible standard.

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#18 Alice Dooper

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 10:02 AM

My Pioneer TS-G670 speakers have arrived.

The Rover o/e grill centralises really well on the Pioneer speaker but there’s not really enough purchase to enable it to stay in place, probably solved with a dab of silicon or maybe sticky Velcro would work well.

The “standoff” at the rear is obviously flush with the Pioneer grill, but with the o/e grill it’s still only 2mm which could be rectified with a small neoprene filler or could be left as is, this might depend how much the speaker pulls into the rear shelf fabric when fitting.

I’ve not fitted these in the car yet but can’t see any issues using the o/e grills to keep as much as possible standard.

They’re on a good offer in Halfords at the minute, just bought a set for £17 with my trade card.  Yet to fit them.  Have door speakers fitted into MK 1 metro door pockets too.



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 04:08 PM

Finished fitting them, as per Richard's guide, and the sound quality is much improved. Though, TBF, the originals were 22 years old.

A fiddly job with all the contortionism required when working on Minis. I'm glad I wasn't paying someone an hourly rate!

Depends how fussy/OCD you are about getting the Pioneer Logo straight. On the photograph the red arrow should be the back centre position but would've meant grinding down the lip on the 'U' shaped cutaway, to let the capscrew lay flat. I just put it through the orange spot and blacked the chrome bits with a Sharpie.

I also, new to me, learned about the significance of speaker polarity and corrected the connections on my door-pocket speakers.

Thanks again, Richard, for your input, without which the job wouldn't have been done.

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