powered by factory Toyota amplifier
2001 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Front door speaker install: The door speaker install went well, but I did have to cut the factory speaker harness and crimp the wires together. For some reason the Crutchfield-supplied harness didn't snap into place, so it would easily disconnect when I went to screw everything back together. Mounting the speaker required that I shave down two plastic tabs on the factory speaker ring. It didn't take much effort to do so. I also had to open up the four mounting holes on the speaker itself because the speaker holes didn't reach far enough to the original mounting holes. Again, not a big deal. Once that was all done the speaker easily cleared the window, and the door panel went back on without an issue. Tweeter install: Since I was connecting these to the factory Toyota amp I didn't use the included Blaupunkt crossover. The factory tweeter wires come directly from the output side of the Toyota amp. The install went well. Crutchfield didn't supply a harness so I just clipped the original Toyota harness and crimped them to the Blaupunkt connections. The tweeter didn't fit exactly into the original tweeter spacer so I used RTV silicone ($5 at Home Depot) and glued the tweeter into the original tweeter pod. The original Toyota speakers were 2ohm, but installing 4ohm Blaupunkt compenents was a very good decision. They are affordable, and sound fantastic (plenty of bass to fill in my music selection of pop, rap, rock, and even helps with ESPN sports talk radio)!
Pros: Fills in the bass, and mids very well for those long daily drives to and from work. The speakers have even made listening to ESPN sports talk radio even more enjoyable as the voices now sound very natural. For the price I couldn't have made a better decision.
Cons: I had to modify the speaker basket a bit to fit into my 2001 Toyota Sienna. Maybe not all of the holes should be completely circled.