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    Quote Originally Posted by Adarshji View Post
    Thanks Anemeth, Ok, so upgrading or adding amps is out of question  speaker upgrade it is.

    I will swap out the sub and four door speakers, but would like to check, should I also look into changing the three dashboard speakers (is it even possible without going the B&O route) and/or the two pillar B speakers? Don't want to go overboard ripping up the panels and just want to focus on what will truly make a noticeable difference. What's your guidance?

    Lastly, my sub is 2 ohm, so bought a 8 inch kicker 2 ohm single coil 200 rms sub. Do you think power wise it could cause an issue? I will measure ohms for all other speakers but could benefit from your guidance on the max power rating I should consider for all other speakers - I know the amp pushes out 195watts rms but I don't know the breakout by channel. Thanks much!
    I would suggest to try to replace dash side speakers on these from Q8 B&O Premium Sound System (4M8035399A) which should cost CA 40 Euro each. The swap should be plug&play. Not on the popping out B&O Advanced Sound System tweeters since these cost a fortune of CA 750 Euro each and the swap is much more complicated. I also agree with Anemeth that the replacement of center dash speaker will not bring the significant sound improvement.
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    Thank you Anemeth and Retom, sincerely appreciate your guidance and quick responses. I will follow through and update back on results. Thanks again!
     
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    I've bought a 2016 q7 after having a 2013 a6 and was so dissatisfied with the sub I ventured into a big project ...building a bespoke shaper box around the weird floor pan with 12 inch kenwood shallow mount sub and to drive it , it's own amp...its come out amazing ...but hard work
     
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    Hi Anemeth and Retom, happy to report that I was able to upgrade my sub to an 8 inch one and it sounds way better than the factory stock. I made a flange collar out of plywood, which saved me from having to cut the opening on factory plastic subwoofer box any bigger. Pics attached.20200530_181852.jpg20200530_111730.jpg20200530_111727.jpg20200530_181847.jpg
     
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    This sub box fits snug around the floor and doesn't move . The sub amp is mounted in front of the sub under the drivers side 7th seat . Leaving the whole left hand side for all of the tools and bits and pieces in carry. Like bottle jack and other bits for my caravan. Also I wired the amp from the fuse box in the boot on the left hand side panel . Fuse no 2 on the red row is the fuse that the Bose upgrade would have used anyway . I also made a connector to the sub 4 ohm feed using cut down space terminals and heatshrink . This has been cable tied in , but the beauty is that i can revert this whole system back to stock in about 15 mins including de wiring it
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adarshji View Post
    Hi Anemeth and Retom, happy to report that I was able to upgrade my sub to an 8 inch one and it sounds way better than the factory stock. I made a flange collar out of plywood, which saved me from having to cut the opening on factory plastic subwoofer box any bigger. Pics attached.20200530_181852.jpg20200530_111730.jpg20200530_111727.jpg20200530_181847.jpg
    Thanks Adarshji for your update. Excellent job! Congratulations! The flange collar made out of plywood is very impressive and looks as hi-end product. Did you do it yourself?
     
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    Thanks! Yes, I made it myself using some scrap plywood, a jig saw, cordless drill and wood glue. I cut several rings of same inner and outer diameter, and stack glued them on top of one another. The only exception was ring at the bottom, which has a smaller inner diameter to match the opening on stock sub-woofer box. Everything can be reverted to factory if need be. Next stop - door speakers!
     
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    Hi Retom, Anemeth, do you guys know what the small hole to the left of center dash speaker is? I am just wondering if it is an empty slot that could possibly be used for a nice aftermarket tweeter or midrange - just thinking out loud. 20200601_170453.jpg20200601_170458.jpg
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adarshji View Post
    Hi Retom, Anemeth, do you guys know what the small hole to the left of center dash speaker is? I am just wondering if it is an empty slot that could possibly be used for a nice aftermarket tweeter or midrange - just thinking out loud. 20200601_170453.jpg20200601_170458.jpg
    It looks like on the enclosed picture: left (small) is a treble speaker 4M0 035 399, right is the front center loudspeaker 4M0 035 416:

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