Hey hey ChimChim...chimchim said:Hey again EHinthe604naholic!!
My RAVies front speaks had the tweeters separated from the woofers.. and if I'm not mistaken, the rear speakers had no tweeters at all(I may be wrong, but I think that's what I had). The speakers are basically the same except for the tweeter part(if it exists).
As for sound quality... the fronts have a little more line-of-sight to your ears since they are slightly more in front of you when you sit in the front seat... whereas the rear seats have the person sitting with the speaks basically pointed at their ankles.. not really an optimal place to hear any of the higher frequencies.
I'm still baffled your RAVie came with a Panasonic! Who knows... maybe they did bless you with some Dynaudio's up front
Thanks for the explanation... The rear speakers did indeed sound like they were simply woofers without tweeters, while the fronts may be coaxials - either stock or aftermarket - to compensate for the lack of satellite tweeters on the rearview mirror bezels.
When I tested my rear speakers, I did turn my fader all the way to the rear speakers and tilt my head back to listen carefully. I concluded that the high notes came through more clearly from my fronts than than my rears!
Yeah, the Panasonic deck is actually one of the hallmarks of the RAV4 Chili Edition. The Chili Special Edition is simply more cosmetic than functional - heated mirrors (definitely functional!), Chili-embroidered floor mats, Chili rear quarter decals, Panasonic deck... and new for 2005, sports pedals and power moonroof... I SHOULD HAVE WAITED!!! :x
However, the Clarion deck that I bought sounds way better - or maybe it's just a self-fulfilling prophecy.