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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 03:12 PM
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Sorry I didn't search first so forgive me if this has been covered. After driving to and from Arlington I reliezed how weak the stock system is. Even on some light Metallica I could hear the speakers bottoming out with the bass hits.

What is a good system that will fit the stock speaker locations, sound decent, and not cost an arm and a leg.

I don't need anything award winning. I don't listen at huge levels or anything. I just want a nice setup.

Oh, and I like the factory radio so I don't plan on buying a new unit.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 05:20 PM
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I have Polk Audio speakers in my 96 SS. I am using the factory C.D receiver, and they sound great. I have 6x9's in the rear, and 6.5's in the doors. Only spent a couple hundred bucks.
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 06:49 PM
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Front doors are 4x6 stock. My brother upgraded with same size speakers and that was fine for him. Try Crutchfield; that way if you don't like the sound quality you can send them back for a refund.
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 10:20 AM
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I bought my Caprice '91 just a couple of months ago.As I recall the only thing I didn't have to order from your country were the damn speakers in the back!I had some JBL's out of my earlier car in the time I thought a Beamer should do the trick...I know better now.... Anyway,I guess you are familiar with JBL and for me with 200 watt and very little work they sound great.As for the front I would not know.There is a good chance another JBL speaker wil fit.I lost the box so I can't tell you the model of the speaker.But even the screwholes(pardon my English [img]tongue.gif[/img] )were the same!I know it's a long story for a simple tip and it's an even longer story trying to find the right words.....

Good luck and greetings from Holland,Patrick.
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 02:02 PM
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I bought my speakers (both front and rear) in separate auctions on EBay. They are new Polks (coax 4X6 in front and triax 6X9 in the rear)and I spent less than $120 including shipping. A friend sold me his 6 month old kenwood CD player cheap ($100) because he is a techno freak who had to have a deck that plays MP3s. I did the speaker install before I changed the head unit and I must say, the kenwood sounds much better than the stocker ever could hope to. I'm not just talking louder either. I couldn't beleive how cheap looking (and sounding) the stock speakers were. I read that the factory typically spends less than a dollar per speaker. I can believe it!
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-09-2002, 05:42 AM
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What is a good speaker in 4x6? 6x9? I looked at Crutchfield but all the speaker specs confused me. What are some important specs to look for?
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 02:13 PM
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I replaced my rear speakers and the difference is amazing. Much better! The problem is that the fronts can't handle any volume, so I have it slightly faded out in the front so bass does not distort it. I have a 4" component set lying around that I plan on making a plate for to install the 4" and the tweet. That should take care of it, and the total cost is about $300 (from crutchfield about 4 years ago).

Crutchfield is a good place to deal with, I recommend them. Prices are ok, but their help and tech support is great. They will include wire harnesses for free with speaker purchases, so you do not have to cut factory wiring.
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 02:31 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 96BBB:
What is a good speaker in 4x6? 6x9? I looked at Crutchfield but all the speaker specs confused me. What are some important specs to look for?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you are going to stay with the 4x6s I recommend the Kenwood 468c for the front and 6907s for the rear. Both are modest priced and work well with the factory power and will be a noticeable difference.
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 03:41 PM
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Crutchfield has their headquarters about a mile and a half from my house. They have a retail store here in town with an outlet center, too. I've gotten some great deals on returned stuff in the outlet - I've gotten speakers for $20 less just because the original box was trashed. Everything still has the warranty, too.
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 06:41 PM
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Boston Acoustic all the way. Even if you keep the factory head unit, you'll want something you can upgrade into. My sig has the models I use, and imho they're the best.
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