Replace Stock JBL Green Edge speaker? And keep stock amp

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Hortevin, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Hortevin

    Hortevin Junior Member

    Dec 10, 2013
    2012 Prius

    I would like to know, if someone here has already tried changing the stock speaker of JBL Green edge audio system of Prius gen 3, with stock amp?
    I want really to keep stock amp and stock wiring system.

    Even if it is said "energy saving", I find out the medium is crap.
    The bass is better since I add a slim self amp Subwoofer Crunch GP800 .
    I would like to replace with Focal Flax speakers.

    For me, I am afraid with the conseqencies of changing the speakers as:

    1. The stock Green Edge speakers are high efficiency (probably mid 90 dB)

    2. I don't know what impedances are the green edge speakers

    3.the stock amplifier is a class H amplifier, with probably crossover function included?
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  2. Zedknepplin

    Zedknepplin semper prius

    Mar 25, 2011
    2013 Prius
    Hi Hortevin,

    Yes I tried. I bought a nice set of infinity Triax on sale to replace front door speakers. I took photos and documented the whole process for Priuschat forums. Result - no difference. The Amp acts as a crossover like you said, so even with a Triax speaker all the door gets is lows. I called Crutchfield and asked what gives? I got a different tech that said they should have not sold me the speakers because of the JBL setup. I even tried to replace the dash 'squawkers' with some nice Pioneer High Freq Tweeters. Result - JBL Green edge tweeters in my 2013 Prius 4 Solar were already just as good. So what I did was left JBL stock stereo in place and added a powered Blaupunkt Sub in the trunk and extra tweeters in the A Pillars powered by an amp under the drivers seat. Sounds great except for some reason I am getting high freq (HF) noise from the ICE that I did not get in my last Prius. I twisted the cables coming from the zbox, shielded the zbox, get +12v straight from the battery, grounded and shielded just about everything I can think of, but still get ICE HF. I do not know what the speaker resistance in Ohms is, they were not labeled. But, Here are some pix for ideas:






    Some pix of my other mods: Click
    I am always adding mods to my car as I am never satisfied with one mod to the next, but I do like music. I just added rain sensing wipers & interior accent lighting and will do a writeup on that soon. Waiting for some rain for real world testing. I hope this stereo info is helpful!
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