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Light Harmonic speaker HONEST review and install

ADEEL421

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Sep 14, 2020
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west palm beach
So I recently did an upgrade to light harmonics speakers. Wanted to post here hopefully it helps someone.
I only recommend buying 2 speakers for front and not the rear. I explained the reasoning in the video link below which also shows the installation.
The rear speakers upgrade is a waste unless you add an amp and power them.
Light harmonics really need to sell them as a pair of 2.

 

beatle

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Aug 31, 2019
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Though I did not buy Light Harmonic speakers, I did buy some aftermarket speakers for the rear. They sounded okay, but the sound is EQ'd so much in the rear that they don't make an impact. Better off spending the money on better front speakers. You could get an incredible front stage for $1k.
 

tcoombes

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Jan 22, 2018
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Yes but if Savings are huge I would rather take 5mins extra to splice two wires. Not like the plug and play connectors add quality to the sound.

Agree, again just a minor point. Those same connectors can be purchased and spliced on the speaker side to avoid cutting existing wiring from the amp if it bothers anyone.
 

ADEEL421

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Sep 14, 2020
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west palm beach
Agree, again just a minor point. Those same connectors can be purchased and spliced on the speaker side to avoid cutting existing wiring from the amp if it bothers anyone.

True...I wish someone make a good video on adding a custom amp and sub. I couldn’t find anyone doing that. I would love to add a custom amp for added base.
 

Doanster1

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Great info and vid OP!
$250/speaker is crazy, though. I’m all for improved sound, but not at that price. Literal plug and play is great, but again, not at that price. I’d hack/sacrifice the stock speakers to re-use the mounting brackets with other decent speakers that cost less. Maybe winter covid project. :)
 

Doanster1

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BTW, does your car have UHFS OP? I’m wondering if the speakers are the same for all cars or whether UHFS cars have bigger mids in the front doors?
 

Ostrichsak

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Correct. This is basic system but it’s still same speakers even if you have UHFS. Just more power coming from amp and more speakers.
You're half right. The rear door speakers in both cars are the same 6" mid-woofer just as the front door speakers in the non-UHFS uses the 6" mid-woofer. The front door speakers in the UHFS uses a larger (8") and better mid-woofer that's capable of producing more lower frequencies. These larger 8" front door speakers as well as the four smaller 3" speakers in the dash & hatch area is what's amped by the external amp which is under the left shin panel under the driver's side dash.
 
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Doanster1

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You're half right. The rear door speakers in both cars are the same 6" mid-woofer just as the front door speakers in the non-UHFS uses the 6" mid-woofer. The front door speakers in the UHFS uses a larger (8") and better mid-woofer that's capable of producing more lower frequencies. These larger 8" front door speakers as well as the four smaller 3" speakers in the dash & hatch area is what's amped by the external amp which is under the left shin panel under the driver's side dash.
This is what I wanted to confirm. The baffles would def be different and I’d have to measure before looking at other speakers (ex Kappas) since I have UHFS. Thx!
 

tcoombes

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You're half right. The rear door speakers in both cars are the same 6" mid-woofer just as the front door speakers in the non-UHFS uses the 6" mid-woofer. The front door speakers in the UHFS uses a larger (8") and better mid-woofer that's capable of producing more lower frequencies. These larger 8" front door speakers as well as the four smaller 3" speakers in the dash & hatch area is what's amped by the external amp which is under the left shin panel under the driver's side dash.

I always thought the LH speakers should have been designed with 200mm front door speakers instead of front and back the same smaller size. Mentioned it to LH owner Larry Ho, but I don’t think he thought it was worth it.
 
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ADEEL421

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Sep 14, 2020
131
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west palm beach
You're half right. The rear door speakers in both cars are the same 6" mid-woofer just as the front door speakers in the non-UHFS uses the 6" mid-woofer. The front door speakers in the UHFS uses a larger (8") and better mid-woofer that's capable of producing more lower frequencies. These larger 8" front door speakers as well as the four smaller 3" speakers in the dash & hatch area is what's amped by the external amp which is under the left shin panel under the driver's side dash.
Ah got it. Thanks for the details. Didn’t know.
 

Ostrichsak

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Sep 6, 2018
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Colorado, USA
I always thought the LH speakers should have been designed with 200mm front door speakers instead of front and back the same smaller size. Mentioned it to LH owner Larry Ho, but I don’t think he thought it was worth it.
He also thought it would make sense to upgrade the rear door speakers that are basically barely powered so....
 

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