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Large round cutouts in van walls

Has anyone installed large speakers in the round cutouts in the rear of the Transit? Look at the image below. I'm thinking of the round hole above and to the left of the inner rear wheel well. Looks like it would be ideal for a decent size speaker.


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If you want a speaker 10ft behind you in a metal hollowed box near the floors then yes you can install one. It won't help much for the driver and passenger but may help while working in the back of the van.
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When I'm camping for the weekend I have been known to leave the driver seat and sit in the back. I don't think I'm the only one either.. others have done this as well when they camp.

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Large round cutouts in van walls

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Previously... My point is, and this is a question: arenít all 6 speaker cutouts the same??? Front doors, mid-ship (as pictured in Gapís OP), and rear doors. Obviously the tweeters in the A-pillars are different. ...

(see above) I speculated all the speaker cutouts were the same size, but SportCoupeís post below showing Heinís offerings on eBay implies the cutout sizes (or shapes) varies with position in the van...since he sells a different version depending on location.



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Hein sells speaker adapters for those mid-ship holes.


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build a baseball field and they will come,
put a round hole in the internal body panels and they will fill it.

There are also round holes in the back door.

Many completed conversions seen on this forum would completely obscure speakers in the walls. Is it worth the trouble? The wonders of blue tooth and the remarkable quality of portable wifi speakers of today, ices the incentive of staying attached to the legacy approach for implementing sound system expansion beyond the cockpit.
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Have you had the opportunity to hear a Bose brick? No need for a permanent sound system with the marvelous sound that comes out of the brick. Never again will I install speakers in van or house.
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Have you had the opportunity to hear a Bose brick? No need for a permanent sound system with the marvelous sound that comes out of the brick. Never again will I install speakers in van or house.
Yeah I recently was thinking about installing a system in the transit to replace the 4 milliwatt head unit and 2 tissue paper speakers. But then the thought of all that work and money to put in a different head unit and speaker seemed silly given that my phone contains all the media I will use and is in itself a head unit that only requires some powered speakers. So I decided to look for the most powerful blue tooth speaker I could find instead. I bought a JBL boom box https://www.amazon.com/JBL-Boombox-P.../dp/B0759GC766
I use this thing when I’m driving and when I’m working on it, and then can carry it to the lake with me. Never have to worry about killing my starter or house battery. The wireless speaker has its own 20Ah battery which last for over 24 consecutive hours on a single charge. The sound is fantastic. The volume goes up to 11. I love this thing.
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When I'm camping for the weekend I have been known to leave the driver seat and sit in the back. I don't think I'm the only one either.. others have done this as well when they camp.
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Yeah I recently was thinking about installing a system in the transit to replace the 4 milliwatt head unit and 2 tissue paper speakers. But then the thought of all that work and money to put in a different head unit and speaker seemed silly given that my phone contains all the media I will use and is in itself a head unit that only requires some powered speakers. So I decided to look for the most powerful blue tooth speaker I could find instead. I bought a JBL boom box https://www.amazon.com/JBL-Boombox-P.../dp/B0759GC766
I use this thing when Iím driving and when Iím working on it, and then can carry it to the lake with me. Never have to worry about killing my starter or house battery. The wireless speaker has its own 20Ah battery which last for over 24 consecutive hours on a single charge. The sound is fantastic. The volume goes up to 11. I love this thing.

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