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Old 12-20-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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Upgraded My Speakers, Sort-Of

The stereo in my '98, which is the optional system with woofers in the doors and 2-way dash speakers, sounded terrible. Although it's clearly not an audiophile system, I suspected it couldn't really be THAT bad, despite everything I've read.

A member of the forum was kind enough to send me a replacement set of speakers that were originally part of a Bose system, and they were an exact replacement for the Nokia speakers, including the connector. I dropped them in today, and there was such a marked improvement in the sound, I sat in the car for 20 minutes listening to the stereo.

Looking at the back of the original speakers, I can see that the midrange driver surrounds had completely deteriorated. If your system sounds awful, and you're seeking a quick, easy improvement, a factory set of replacements might do the trick, particularly if you can get the Bose version, which has a beefier woofer and magnet structure.

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Old 12-20-2017, 07:39 PM   #2
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That's awesome!

It's good to see a simple fix make such a big improvement.

For others who want to follow suit, keep an eye on eBay for factory Bose speakers from 986 Boxsters. They show up occasionally.

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