Description of the installation of the Infinity Kappa Speakers in our ML's rear doors.
Swapping Kappas with OEM speakers
Door panel reinstallation
The door panels were removed and reinstalled as part of the installation of the sound damping material.
The rear speakers are held by 4 Torx (T15) screws in a plastic enclosure mounted to the metal door panel.
These enclosures will house either 4 inch (OEM speaker size) or 5.25 inch (the Kappa 52.1i) speakers. The Kappa's were a tight fit, both in terms of diameter and depth. The OEM speaker wires just clip on, no special harness required as is the case in some Japanese vehicles. The following images illustrate the size difference and how the new speakers look installed.
The Kappa 52.1i 2-way speakers have a rotating angled tweeter mounted in the center of the midrange driver. I rotated it so that if "pointed" more or less stright up.
The sound was much improved.
|Infintiy Kappa 52.1i 2-way speakers||US$ 115.00||AUTOTOYS.COM|
|.5 hr inexprienced labor||"free"|
last updated 1999-01-24