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I hate the stock base speakers in the car right now, I need more accurate sounding speakers. I went to the place that installed my Acura's speakers and fell in love with these:

HERTZ - Special Car Stereo

Will these install by themselves (professionally) for use through the stock head unit with no need for any extra components? My CT is the base non-navi.
 

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Yes and no. The tweeters could be mounted in the dash, but it is not a drop in replacement, you would have to fabricate some kind of adapter. The dash speaker size is 3.5 in. The woofer you showed is 6.5 in. That is the same size as the rear door speakers, but not the correct size for the front door (which is 6x9). However, lots of places make 6x9 to 6.5 in speaker adapters, so you could use one of those. If you were to do that you wouldn't need the built-in cross over that comes with this component set. You would install them as two separate sets of speakers. Keep in mind that the OEM head unit doesn't put out a lot of power, so yes it will work, but no you will not be getting anywhere near what these speakers are actually capable of.
 

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I have Hertz speakers. see the write-up I did http://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/lexus-ct200h-general-discussion-forum/119609-upgrading-audio-tomorrow.html#post1651723. I replaced the three front dash speakers, the tweeters, and the front door speakers and added amplification. I understand you don't have the premium sound so you don't have tweeters or subwoofer. I also did not replace the head unit. My sound is better, but AM/FM/XM is still somewhat muddled and sub-par to almost any other car audio available. Lexus really when the cheap rout on the CT200h: cheap speakers and cheap head unit, Panasonic.

You did‘t mention adding amplification, you might consider that. Even with new speakers the OEM head unit puts out very low signal level
The AUX/USB will show very good improvement by changing the speakers. Also the CD sound will be better.


If you get co-axial or tri-axial Hertz speakers you can compensate for the high frequencies and the bass frequencies. The premium subwoofer, in fact adds very little. A true audiophile doesn’t rely on a loud vibrating subwoofer to mask the inadequacies of the other frequencies by shaking the car as well as your body.

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I need more accurate sounding speakers.

Will these install by themselves (professionally) for use through the stock head unit with no need for any extra components? My CT is the base non-navi.
Replacing the speakers will help the sound but they are only as good as the signal they get. The headunit is horrible, FM and SAT leave so much to be desired. At least the CD and iPod are ok. I hope one day we'll have a kit to replace the radio...I'm trying to push that issue.

I would recommend an amplifier if replacing the speakers. The extra power will be welcomed by the speakers and make them sound better. Add a sub if you desire to round out the sound but only if you are ok with taking up some space in the hatch.
 

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So FM and Satellite receive poor quality sound from the stations because of the low end head unit? That wouldn't bother me much honestly, I use iPod and BT pretty much any time I'm in the car alone. FM or SAT when family doesn't want to listen to my music, haha.
 
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