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Old 10-19-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Changing Dash Speakers

I was thinking about changing the speakers in the dash. I know their dimesions are a 4 inch midrange and a tweeter. If i were to order a set of MB Quart,Alpine etc. would they mount up directly? Would they connect to the Becker amp? Does anyone have any preferences as to speakers they have changed to with the standard Becker receiver?
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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No one has ever changed their dash speakers?
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:18 PM   #3
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I was going to post earlier to tell you that MLegere did it before he sold his boxster and bought his Audi TT. I will email him and ask him to come back to this thread and tell you what he did.

He said it dynamically increased the volume and quality of sound, and if I'm not mistaken, he used MB Quarts speakers, but I'm not sure about that.

You should also search on speakers here and find his thread contributions as I know he posted about doing it.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:30 PM   #4
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i went with MB Quart's PCE 210's in the dash. they are supposed to be 4", but are slightly smaller. they come with a flush mounting ring. trimming off the outer portion of this ring allows mounting of the speakers directly into the factory grills on the dash.

the PCE 210's can be configured as component separates or as coaxial mid / tweet speakers. as the tweets are larger than factory, i used the coax configuration to avoid having to modify the factory grills to accept the MB Quart tweets.

i had no factory door speakers to begin with. i managed to shoe-horn a set of MB Quart PCE 164 6-3/4" midbass woofers into the doors FLUSH mounted (they BARELY fit, but look / sound awesome). if you don't have door speakers, wiring them is a MAJOR pain. i found it easier to physically take the doors off of the car.

this is all driven with an amp mounted where the factory 6-disk changer would go under the hood (120w / ch @ 4 ohms x 4 channels). i mounted the PCE 210 crossovers under the hood where the factory amps would go. the PCE 164 crossover was mounted in the dash behind the cubby holders (on top of the airbag sensor).

i rounded out the system with a clarion powered sub that is only 2" thick. this fits behind the passenger seat with minimal impact to leg room.

the overall sound is unreal. it starts to wash out a bit on the bass side at > 80 mph with the top down, but hey, it's a convertible.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:34 PM   #5
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Your going to have to do some tweaking to mount them:
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=6617&

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Old 10-20-2005, 12:19 PM   #6
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I replaced dash speakers

I replaced dash and door speakers, hu, and mounted an amp in the front trunk. For the dash midrange I used Alumapro 4", I did not mount to the original grill. I mounted the Alumapro and a 1" tweeter on mdf teardrop template which fit into the dash, I then covered it with black speaker cloth to match the dash. For the doors and tweeter I used Rainbow Xplain 6.5, German made of course!!! I used these because they are thin and easily fit in the door. My new system creates much better fidelity!!!!

I might look into that clarion sub for a little bit deeper bass, you don't need to run that thru the amp, it has it's own right???

I can email you pics, It's not original but to use the original grill piece would have been a pita.....but looks decent and sounds 10x better.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:38 PM   #7
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MB Quart makes/made a 3 1/2" tweeter set that would fit the OEM sizes. I believe you still need to trim the mounting ring. There's also a set of Infinity components that fit but the name escapes me.
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