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Old 08-07-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Question Rear speakers?

Alright, I just bought the back storage box for my boxster because I wanted to get some speakers in behind my head. The box cost me $200, and it looks like the kits are like $250+

So my question is has anyone put in any other speakers than the PNP or the OEM kit? Has anyone put in just some 4x6s?

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Old 08-08-2004, 08:21 AM   #2
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I just installed the PNP speakers in my '99. I added some stuffing material in the cavities behind the speaker elements. The results in my car are very good. The system without the rears sounded weak and cheap. With the PNP's and some front to rear and bass adjustment the sound is totally new. On a scale of 1 to 10, it went from a 3 to a 9.
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Forgot to say that I changed from the 4X40 boxster amp to the 996 6X40.
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:57 AM   #3
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I did, I added mb quart 4x6's sounds great, in a hurry but search for my name in the search field and find the thread that explains my stereo set up.
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Old 08-08-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
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Jaygo,

You got any pictures? I'd like to see how they fit in the cabinet. It would seem to me that the hard part is to get the speakers in the enclosure and keep them in there and fastened down.

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Just out of curiousity, where did you pick up the speaker box from? Also, is it possible to get the door enclosures aftermarket? I've got only the base stereo, and would like to add the 6.5 MB Quarts I've got into the doors, and explore possibilities of a rear speaker set up to finish it up...
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Sorry I have no pics, although, to fit the speakers in the rear storage, I had to remove the cover that fits in the speaker hole, I then wedged the speakers in a slight angle and siliconed them in place. You have to play with the fit, but they will fit.
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I have a question -- i have the bose system, with the rear speakers, but i can BARELY hear them. like i only notice them if the fader is all the way back, and even then i have to pretty much crank the volume to hear em. is this how everyone's are? or should i be able to hear them pretty clearly?
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In an earlier post, I commented that I got a storage box off ebay for cheap and found some PNP speakers on ebay from a guy in Greece... the same guy who makes all the batwing logos out of pure silver.

Anyway, I got those pesky cubby enclosures out without breaking the front plastic off the box, got the PNP speakers installed, grills hot glued in place, and installed the unit today.

Amazing! The sound fills the cabin and makes the car seem completely new to me. It was surely what was lacking.

That and my new-to-me gear shift out of a 2002 and my 1997 is looking and sounding very nice indeed!
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:24 PM   #9
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I am thinking of making a custom stereo box for my Boxster. I am going to model it after the Bose unit. I think the oem boxes are extreamly expensive. Think anybody would be interested in buyin one if I made a couple? Any recomendations for speakers?
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Hmmm...I am interested to see what you come up with in terms of a "custom" enclosure. I might be willing to barter and see what we can come up with in terms of pricing and whatnot.

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I'll make one and post some pictures. Maybe I can start my own Boxster speaker box business!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:20 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Richard Truss
I have a question -- i have the bose system, with the rear speakers, but i can BARELY hear them. like i only notice them if the fader is all the way back, and even then i have to pretty much crank the volume to hear em. is this how everyone's are? or should i be able to hear them pretty clearly?
Sounds wrong- I didn't buy the Bose because I couldn't AVOID hearing them. Seemed like a huge amount of volume in the 50-90HZ range that I couldn't quiet down to my normal fader settings. If you have a Bose it is probably still under warrantee, I'd take it to the dealer.


P.S. I only tested the Bose in the showroom in parked cars, and didn't choose them because of personal listening tastes - no need for anyone to correct me about the base response - butif I am misleading Richard about volumne, please chime in.
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I have a question -- i have the bose system, with the rear speakers, but i can BARELY hear them. like i only notice them if the fader is all the way back, and even then i have to pretty much crank the volume to hear em. is this how everyone's are? or should i be able to hear them pretty clearly?

Did you ever find out what the problem was with this. I have a 2005 S and I
am having the exact same problem.
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I have the same problem as Richard Truss. Can barely hear the rear speakers. So far the entire Bose system has been a waste of money. 2007 Boxster S.

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