Bose Speaker Layout for the 2014 Mazda 6
Substance outshines flash in this sizable sedan from Mazda. Their i-ELOOP technology mirrors how hybrids reduce fuel consumption by using battery power to power electronics such as audio systems and HVAC units.
Standard features on this vehicle include rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control and keyless entry/go. An available upgrade offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well as panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.
Front Door Speakers
Bose 6 1/2 Inch Midbass Speakers in each front door speaker are rated at 100W RMS each and feature sealed designs to optimize sound quality in vehicles with Mazda Audio Systems, such as these front door speakers. When replacing speakers it is recommended that these remain installed if replacing any as this will help maintain uniform audio quality throughout.
Engineers from Mazda and BOSE(r) put in long days testing every aspect of the CX-5’s premium audio system, from testing different music files and formats people like to listening for how seat material impacts audio experience; no stone was left unturned in creating what makes this crossover SUV truly handcrafted.
After doing my research I discovered a post from someone who installed new front door speakers in his 2014 Mazda 3. He managed to tap into the grey and blue wires present at the BOSE amp under the passenger seat to power an aftermarket subwoofer. Furthermore, he discovered that input selection is handled through the head unit/TAU rather than going directly through BOSE and all notification sounds such as seatbelt chimes and blindspot warning chimes are also handled pre-BOSE amp.
One of the best parts about his accomplishment is that it all happened without bypassing stock BOSE functions such as AudioPilot or Centerpoint. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your Mazda with some new speakers, I would strongly suggest trying this approach.
Rear Door Speakers
The rear door speakers of the Mazda 6 feature a Bose audio system and measure 3.5 inches in size with 3 ohm impedance, equipped with both tweeters and midbass speakers for optimal sound output. Although not as powerful as its front doors speakers, they still produce good audio. Furthermore, these rear door speakers are covered by a grille to further add aesthetic value.
The Mazda 6 sedan is an acclaimed sedan that provides drivers with numerous features and amenities. Perfect for families, thanks to its spacious cabin and comfy seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technology are both included as standard in this vehicle’s technology offering. Furthermore, its upmarket style and enjoyable performance has earned Edmunds road testers’ praise as a prime pick among their vehicles tested on our roads.
For 2018, Mazda 6 has undergone significant upgrades to enhance its look and feel, such as new exterior grilles and updated lighting; on the inside it features revised upholstery and trim. Furthermore, safety upgrades such as lane keep assist and smart city brake support have been installed as well.
the Mazda 6 remains one of the top selling midsize sedans despite falling slightly short in terms of horsepower and acceleration time. This can be attributed to its enjoyable driving dynamics, impressive fuel economy, and premium interior. As such, this vehicle is an excellent option for families searching for safe and reliable transport solutions.
Though the Mazda 6 may not boast as many luxury features as some of its competitors, it does come equipped with a premium sound system from BOSE that features AudioPilot, Centerpoint and SurroundStage technologies. AudioPilot automatically adjusts music for any sustained background noise; Centerpoint transforms stereo-recorded music into surround sound; while SurroundStage can enhance bass frequencies in your tunes.
If you are considering replacing the Bose speakers, keep in mind that replacing their surround processor (which takes standard stereo signals and generates different ones for each speaker) may prove challenging and that their speaker fuses in their fuse box may also prove tricky to replace.
Center Console Speakers
The Mazda6 sedan offers sporty-feeling performance thanks to its 205 horsepower 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine with 185 lb-ft of torque. While this may not provide enough muscle around corners as found on an Miata or power through lane changes like an M3, there’s enough grunt available to support its size and weight with MacPherson struts up front and multilink independent suspension at the rear.
Bose’s standard 11-speaker premium audio system boasts solid sound quality thanks to AudioPilot noise compensation technology and Centerpoint surround technology, both of which aim to create an engaging music experience. If listening to an album recorded with two channels — left and right — AudioPilot adjusts the mix accordingly to account for any sustained road noise; Centerpoint takes stereo recordings and transforms them into three dimensional sound with its spatialization technology.
Your Mazda6 offers Bluetooth connectivity to allow for hands-free calling and audio streaming from smartphones; AM/FM radio or CD playback may also be an option, with Pandora Internet radio app supporting devices able to navigate turn-by-turn directions as you drive while also controlling song playback, skips, thumbs up/down buttons from its dashboard touch screen display.
As well as digital and analog audio sources, the Mazda6 comes equipped with an integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio receiver for turn-by-turn navigation as well as AM/FM radio and 3.5mm analog auxiliary inputs for your tunes. Furthermore, should you plan on making your Mazda6 your daily driver, its standard rearview camera and navigation system are both compatible with telematics-enhanced SiriusXM Travel Link services – making driving even simpler!
the optional $900 Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) package gives your Mazda6 the capability of becoming a semi-autonomous vehicle. It combines FOW functionality with Smart City Brake Support system activation when an oncoming object or pedestrian is detected ahead of you and automatically applies brakes if needed.
Front Seat Speakers
The 2014 Mazda 6 features front door speakers equipped with a Bose Premium Audio System. Each door contains four 3.5-inch speakers running at 3 ohms; these connect directly to a Bose amplifier through two subwoofers equipped with four-ohm amplifiers for added bass response.
Bose Surround Processor transforms standard stereo music signals into output for front speakers, center channel speaker and rear surround speakers to produce an immersive, high-quality surround sound experience – far surpassing that of typical car audio systems! Sound quality is quite remarkable and provides for an unparalleled surround sound experience.
Mazda 6 with Bose speakers are an ideal option for drivers seeking luxury without spending an arm and a leg. Unfortunately, bass sound quality may be slightly subpar when compared with factory installed systems; this issue should be taken into consideration before purchasing this option.
The Mazda 6 stands apart from other crossover SUVs in that it puts performance first. Its tight yet agile handling is enjoyable to drive while its seats provide enough support for long drives. Furthermore, its engine offers ample power while its transmission provides seamless shifts.
Tuning the CX-5’s premium BOSE(r) sound system required several days of driving around Mazda Miyoshi Proving Ground in Hiroshima, Japan at speeds ranging between 80-90 mph. Engineers from Mazda and BOSE(r) both in Japan and America ensured every aspect of its aural experience was optimal; from seat material selection to sound processing technology.
The small volume knob near the commander wheel and all of the sound controls in the head unit (fade, balance, treble and bass) allow users to manipulate signals before reaching their BOSE amp. All bluetooth inputs, calls, Android Auto/Apple Carplay features and Google Assistant features also operate pre-BOSE amplifier and are therefore still fully operational even without power to the amp itself.