Originally Posted by jwye
Is there only one 3.5" speaker in the dash on the WK2? If so, do you know if the signal to it is a combined left and right channel signal when you are listening to a stereo source? I've been trying to decide on a good replacement for this speaker because I completely agree that the stock "preumium" one is no bueno. I haven't really found any information on it so far. Crutchfield seems to be ignoring the fact that this speaker exists. I really don't understand why this speaker is even there because a good set of left and right components can sound amazing, and are there really a lot of people out there listening to 5.1 surround in their vehicle?
Any info is much appreciated.
The front dash contains only one 3.5 inch speaker. From my understanding, the space is extremely tight to install an 4 inch speaker unless you are going to perform modifications.
The Alpine system is suppose compete (in theory) with systems such as JBL/Harman's Logic 7. The speaker is designed for multimedia recording source's to bring out the vocals the same way as in the home theater system. My guess is after all these years with folks that have some sort of home theater setup, they feel a good many of us is conditioned to listen to L/C/R setup.
You can also use a quality 3/3.5 inch midrange woofer or full range speaker since most information is between 100 Hz and 12,000 Hz. Try looking at partsexpress.com or madisonsound.com.
Best for now.