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Old 03-28-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Monsoon audio system - 1998 to 2002 Camaro/Firebird/Trans-Am

found this and thought I'd share with you guys here because its pretty substantial info.


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Front speakers:

6-1/2 inch 'S' (Oversized), 2 ohm HSS speakers, positioned in the forward section of the doors.

0.6 inch, 4 ohm Dome Tweeters mounted coaxially with the main driver.

Rear speakers:

4 inch 4 ohm extended-range speakers in the rear hatch area.

Sail panel subwoofers:

6 inch, 2 ohm, single voice coil subwoofers are mounted in the sail panels (rear seating area).

8 Channel amplifier:
The Monsoon amplifier powers all drivers in the Camaro. 2x front channels, 2x rear channels, and 2x SVC subwoofers (4 total channels)
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Head Unit:
Delco / Monsoon AM/FM Cassette or AM/FM/CD. All cars with cassette units and selected cars with CD units are pre-wired to control an outboard 6 or 12 disc CD Changer. It has not been verified whether or not all CD units have the capability to control the changer.

Front speakers:

6-1/2 inch 'S' (Oversized), 2 ohm midbass drivers, positioned in the forward section of the doors.

0.6 inch, 4 ohm dome tweeter drivers, positioned in the door panel directly above midbass drivers.


Rear speakers:

4 inch, 2 ohm midrange drivers in the rear hatch area.

0.6 inch, 4 ohm dome tweeter drivers, positioned in the rear hatch area, adjacent to the midrange drivers.



Sail panel subwoofers:

6-1/2 inch 'S' (Oversized), 4 ohm dual-voice-coil subwoofers, mounted in the sail panels (rear seating area).


6 Channel amplifier:

First off, I know Pontiac and Monsoon both quote a 10-channel amplified system. This is because they are counting the channels from the source unit as well. The head unit powers the system tweeters directly, in addition to providing input signals to the 8-channel amplifier.

wiring chart/pin setups for the camaro can be seen here.


wiring chart/pin setups for the fb/ta can be seen here.


edit: made changes
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:51 PM   #2
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Interesting post......but only because a lot of what the original poster posted is incorrect/missing details.

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Monsoon was available in '97 as well.

HU - no such thing as a Monsoon HU -- they are all the same, Monsoon or no Monsoon - Delco.

***CAMARO***


Hatch mids are 4 ohms.

Sail panel subs are SVC 2 ohm subs, NOT DVC.



***FIREBIRD/TA***


Door mids are 2 ohms.

Sail subs are correct there...but note that they have 4 ohm impedances PER voice coil. DVC 4 ohm can be taken differently than if one were to say 4 ohm DVC.

He is correct in saying the in the Firebird the HU powers all 4 tweeters (it does)...but incorrect in saying that the Monsoon amp in Firebirds is only 6 channels. The Firebird Monsoon amp has 8 channels as well. It powers 2 front midrange woofers, 2 hatch midrange woofers, and 2 DVC subs with each voice coil getting it's OWN channel. So each side of the sails takes 2 cahnnels (1 per VC) making 4 for all sail panel sub VC's plus the other 4 midrange woofers. That's 8 channels, and then the Delco HU powers 4 tweeters......12 "channels" combined.

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EDIT: as for the whole first part....it's obvious you need a line-level converter (as with most factory systems) when adding an amp to the factory system, and that's how everyone has been doing it....so nothing really critical or new there -- in fact, it's more likely to spread false information if anything.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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god GM really knew how to make crap complicated with all there renditions of bose and monsoon
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:02 PM   #4
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The poster is referring to the head units marked as "Monsoon" and "Delco." I don't think the head units were ever different, other than the label on the tinted plastic display.

Who makes electronics for Delco, or do they manufacture all their own junk? What about the speakers?
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The poster is referring to the head units marked as "Monsoon" and "Delco." I don't think the head units were ever different, other than the label on the tinted plastic display.
Correct they were all the standard Delco HUs used in Monsoon/non-Monsoon setups. Earlier years (97's and most '98's) did not use the Monsoon sticker on the HU for Monsoon systems, and after that it was used. I don't see where the poster separates the two though...
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sorry...but why? Almost half the info was incorrect anyway...

EDIT: Sorry I didn't see that you edited it and probably just wanted ppl to see the changes -- you still have some info incorrect though.
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I am going to go look at a 98 SS, it has an aftermarket head unit, but the stock one is coming with it-its a tape deck. How can I Tell if its a monsoon or not? Any tell tale signs short of looking at the front of the stock unit. Or couldn't you get monsoon with a cassette? Thanks
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