Speaker upgrade.

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Speaker upgrade.

Postby cockneyrebel » 10 Dec 2015, 19:59

Time to upgrade the 6" rear speakers in the 36 Saloon,

Names of the latest " very good " speakers please peeps.

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Re: Speaker upgrade.

Postby M60NJP » 10 Dec 2015, 20:03

Haven't a clue what's 'good' but do have a couple of trade suppliers if you want indicative prices?
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Re: Speaker upgrade.

Postby cockneyrebel » 10 Dec 2015, 20:14

M60NJP wrote:Haven't a clue what's 'good' but do have a couple of trade suppliers if you want indicative prices?


Yeah please Neal, what was once thought to be the doggies of all speakers now seem to get panned by the "experts" who I think haven't actually heard them installed.
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Re: Speaker upgrade.

Postby chrislux » 11 Dec 2015, 12:30

Hi Si,

I've been looking as well recently, the 2 that kept coming up were Rainbow and Fokal.
Or if you can be bothered to import from US, BSW (BavSoundWorks) make complete upgrade kits, wjich are supposed to be excellent.

Lemme know how ya get on, I'd be interested :d
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Re: Speaker upgrade.

Postby DrewM. » 11 Dec 2015, 12:52

There is little point upgrading the rears if the fronts are stock, it could shift the sound stage rearward and make it sound worse.

Are you using aftermarket front speakers?

Are you going to bother amplifying any of the speakers?

What sort of budget you have in mind?

Personally I'd replace the fronts (if they have not been done) with some nice amped components, and get something average for a little rear in-fill and to keep passengers happy.
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Re: Speaker upgrade.

Postby cockneyrebel » 11 Dec 2015, 14:24

DrewM. wrote:There is little point upgrading the rears if the fronts are stock, it could shift the sound stage rearward and make it sound worse.

Are you using aftermarket front speakers?

Are you going to bother amplifying any of the speakers?

What sort of budget you have in mind?

Personally I'd replace the fronts (if they have not been done) with some nice amped components, and get something average for a little rear in-fill and to keep passengers happy.


Hi Andy, everything else is Alpine, + sub, as members will testify I do love me bass lol & they're starting to pay the price on the shelf.
Chris, thanks mate will have a gander at those mentioned.
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Re: Speaker upgrade.

Postby DrewM. » 11 Dec 2015, 17:06

cockneyrebel wrote:
DrewM. wrote:There is little point upgrading the rears if the fronts are stock, it could shift the sound stage rearward and make it sound worse.

Are you using aftermarket front speakers?

Are you going to bother amplifying any of the speakers?

What sort of budget you have in mind?

Personally I'd replace the fronts (if they have not been done) with some nice amped components, and get something average for a little rear in-fill and to keep passengers happy.


Hi Andy, everything else is Alpine, + sub, as members will testify I do love me bass lol & they're starting to pay the price on the shelf.
Chris, thanks mate will have a gander at those mentioned.


Si, will the rear be running from an amp then?

I guess your looking for some coaxials and not components?
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Re: Speaker upgrade.

Postby cockneyrebel » 11 Dec 2015, 17:30

DrewM. wrote:
cockneyrebel wrote:
DrewM. wrote:There is little point upgrading the rears if the fronts are stock, it could shift the sound stage rearward and make it sound worse.

Are you using aftermarket front speakers?

Are you going to bother amplifying any of the speakers?

What sort of budget you have in mind?

Personally I'd replace the fronts (if they have not been done) with some nice amped components, and get something average for a little rear in-fill and to keep passengers happy.


Hi Andy, everything else is Alpine, + sub, as members will testify I do love me bass lol & they're starting to pay the price on the shelf.
Chris, thanks mate will have a gander at those mentioned.


Si, will the rear be running from an amp then?

I guess your looking for some coaxials and not components?


Can go either way, will have a look at the speakers Chris mentioned.
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