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I have recently seen the full set of 6 Harmon Kardon speakers on e-bay. I assume this is the set up used in the Griffin ES3??
If I bought these would that uprate my system to ES3 200w spec, or are more parts required.
Is there already wires for the speakers in the parcel shelf?
Thanks adam
 

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It's the AS3 you are thinking of, not ES3.

And I'm afraid it's not as simple as that, even if you have AS2 fitted.
Cars with AS2 and AS3 are wired differently at the factory, they have different amps and the AS2 speakers have different sizes, different impedances, and different frequency ranges than the AS3 speakers.

You need to do the following to get to factory spec AS3:
  1. Remove old seven channel AS2 amplifier (made by Pioneer).
  2. Remove seven old AS2 speakers (made by Pioneer).
  3. Remove old AS2 cable harness.
  4. Install new AS3 cable harness.
  5. Install nine new AS3 speakers (made by Harman Kardon) and Harman Kardon logo on rear speaker grilles (4 door models).
  6. Install new nine channel AS3 amplifier (made by Harman Kardon).
You need to do the following to get a working AS3 system:
  1. Remove old seven channel AS2 amplifier (made by Pioneer).
  2. Remove seven old AS2 speakers (made by Pioneer).
  3. Add missing speaker cables to AS2 cable harness.
  4. Install nine new AS3 speakers (made by Harman Kardon).
  5. Install new nine channel AS3 amplifier (made by Harman Kardon).
 

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Ah, Not quite as simple as I first thought then! I will probably scrap that idea and listen to the engine!;)
 

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Adam, what system do you have in your car? AS1 (cd head unit) or AS2 (cd/tape unit). I transformed my AS1 to a seven speaker setup that sounds great for about £340 all via ebay, Alpine head unit £95 (new), JBL 4 channel amp (rrp £250, paid £92 new), JBL 6X9'S (£21 2nd hand), Alpine wheel control adaptor £45 new), amp wiring kit (£16 new), install £80 (top fella off ebay). I had the boxed 12" Kenwood sub from a previous install, but you could get one from ebay for about £45-50. If you're electrically competent you could save the price of the install, see the sticky for rudimentary instructions, its well worth the effort. :cool:
 
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