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Old 05-02-2017, 03:05 PM   #1
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Replacing ceiling speakers

I plan to replace the tiny ceiling speakers on my 2007 Kountry Star with 6-7 inch round ones.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who has already done this to find out if there any obstacles I will find when I enlarge the headline holes.
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Use care when cutting the headliner. There can be wires and/or ductwork directly above the headliner material. All the best.
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If you have a floresent light in area drop it to see what is in ceiling, you do have a AC vent duct up there do not want to cool ceiling.

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Good idea 007 - I will try that on my two front lights to see if there is a way to pull a new wire - only have 2.3V at the front fixture. I sure learn a lot here. Thanks.
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I replaced mine with 4" and am very happy with the results. Make sure your new speakers will fit in the opening depth wise. There is not a lot of space. With speakers that big check your placement compared to the roof structure. Several of my originals were placed close to roof supports.
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Good idea 007 - I will try that on my two front lights to see if there is a way to pull a new wire - only have 2.3V at the front fixture. I sure learn a lot here. Thanks.
If its your florescent light your talking about light works off 12v but ballast increases to 110 lighting for bulbs.
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I have replaced the speakers in my 05 Kountry Star twice. First time I went with decent quality 4" speakers and they really sounded poor. If you want anything more than noise then I would suggest a bigger speaker. However, clearance above the ceiling is an issue. So I did a lot of research and found HTD speakers (link below) had suitable dimensions. So I visited their facility to listen to them and they sound pretty good, especially at only $65 each!

HD-R65 In-Ceiling Speakers

I was able to simply pull out the existing speakers, cut a bigger hole and install the new units. I did not try to replace the existing wiring (which is not very good quality speaker wire) because it seemed like it would be a lot of work.

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