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My girlfriends 2009 6spd base...need speaker upgrade recommendations please..

Old 04-19-2019, 04:58 AM
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Default My girlfriends 2009 6spd base...need speaker upgrade recommendations please..

I'll be clear....I'm a forced induction, dyno tuning, engine building guy...audio isn't my space...lol. She commutes in her car 75 miles per day and she has a base car (which she loves to death). She likes the audio, versus her old E46 BMW, but says the front door speakers sound a bit shot. I did some searching and found some nice 4" door speakers another user said were outstanding with a little adapter, but what about the rears?

We just did a big cross country relocation and cash is tight this summer, so not looking for big budget upgrades. Just a speaker swap to maybe bring things up to par?

Help is appreciated!

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Old 04-19-2019, 03:11 PM
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Here is a thread someone started recommending some Polk 522 MM. They are a little pricey. IMO, even most cheaper speakers would be an upgrade over the stock ones.

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Old 04-23-2019, 02:25 PM
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Depends on how much of an audiophile she is. But, even the entry level line of Focal speakers sound really good.

Side note...wassup Torch?! Been a while.

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Old 05-01-2019, 01:13 PM
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I used JL audio's in mine. sound great!

the ones that most stay will fit a couple are:
c2-350x (front door upper)
c2-525x (rear)

this will keep the door "subwoofer" in place.

it would be about $300 for all 4 brand new, but may be able to find a deal

then later on you could add an amp and not have to worry about replacing the speakers.

but be careful!!!!! it's addictive hahahaha I was only replacing my head unit and ended up spending $1500+ and I didn't even completely delete the factory system.
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None of my girl friends could ever afford a Corvette. I must of been hanging out at the wrong bars.
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I'm also doing a JL audio based upgrade, but using a clean-sweep approach incorporating:

* Doors: JL Audio C2650 - 2 piece component speakers, woofer down low and tweeter up top
* Rear: and JL Audio C2-525X 5.25" 2-ways
* Center: Deleted single OEM speaker
* Subwoofer: JL Audio Stealthbox Single 10"
* Headunit: Kenwood Excelon DDX9905S
* Amplifier: 5 Channel Hertz HCP - 50W x 4 + 280W x 1

The plan is for the amp and crossovers to be where the OEM amp is placed.

A full sound-deadening of the car installing both mat and liner on all spaces is also part of the plan.

I'll also likely carbon wrap the center console and other hard dash/door pieces before putting them back in.

I'm 70% done on interior removal with one more day this upcoming weekend and then I'll start the installs.

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