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Hey guys,<P>I've got a 1996 850 Turbo with the SC-815 Premium Sound System.<P>Well, I stopped at a buddy's house last night and we tested out his mom's new s60 2.4t's audio system, INCREDIBLE!! Great highs and lows.<P>Well, we head out to my 850 with his personal sound system test CD in hand, and start playing his tracks. There was one bass test track, I played it quietly, and it hit hard enough, with the bass all the way up. He decided to turn the volume alot higher, and blew out my 2 rear deck speakers, passenger door speaker, my driver's side rear door speaker, and not sure if my two highs in the dash.<P>Well, I was wondering what size(s) these speakers were, because I need new ones <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"> I can't take this scratchy sound, the system was sooo nice factory too...<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JHEIII850Turbo:<BR><B>... and blew out my 2 rear deck speakers, passenger door speaker, my driver's side rear door speaker, and not sure if my two highs in the dash.<P>Well, I was wondering what size(s) these speakers were, because I need new ones <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"> I can't take this scratchy sound, the system was sooo nice factory too...<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>All speakers in the 850 are specially made for Volvo by Luxor in Motala, Sweden. That was a while ago, now that factory is bought by Harman but they still supply speakers for Volvo. The best chance of getting matching speakers that fit and restores the good sound quality is of course if you go to your Volvo dealer and get repacements, I'm sure thay have it in stock or can order for delivery in a couple of days. Getting after market units is a hassle if you don't want to manufacture new brackets, fiddle around with sealing and damping, tuning crossovers etc. And you might still not get the same sound quality since the original speakers were matched to the EQ in the radio and the acoustics of the car. No after market speakers can do that.<P>A tip: listen to the system with bass and treble in defeat (centre) position, that's how the system was tuned. Turning the bass AND volume way up is a sure recepie for disaster, test disc or not...<P>The rear deck speakers are 5"x9" coaxial, the front door speakers are 5", the rear door speakers are 5" coaxial and the dash tweeters are 2" cone tweeters.
 

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Thanks, man.<P>Good point when you say tuning the bass up is a recipe for disaster, you're 100% correct!!<P>Well, I'm paying for 1/2 and my buddy's paying for 1/2, but he works at Circuit City, so he'll get a nice discount on speaker prices.<P>Thanks for telling me the sizes! I'm gonna try to keep my system as stock (nice) sounding as possible... might cost both me & him an arm and a leg, though.<P>Thanks!!!<P>
 

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Don't buy new factory speakers, aftermarket ones sound so much better. I replaced every speaker in my 850 and the sound is much much better. Just replace every speaker with an aftermarket one, because dealers are going to charge a lot for the stock ones<P>Pete<P>oh and audioguy, my front door speakers were smaller than the rear ones in my 95 850 turbo...
 

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I think aftermarket is the way to go also. I have tried it all, I like aftermarket way better. Check my website out and you can see how I replaced blow speakers. Hehe! Anyway, you need to try them before you buy them. Many speakers with cast frames will not fit into the stock locations, so you will probably need to get stamped frame speakesr, but not necassarily. Try them out. Also your front depth is limited and so you may have trouble with that. If I were in your shoes I would get a set of components for the front and coaxials for the rear for both sets. If you thought the stock system sounded SSOOOO Goooddd! just wait, cuz the factory speakers were relaly of lousy quality. Maybe they are good for OEM, but they just dont compare to good aftermarket speakers. My Dynaudio speakers just blow away the speakers that came in my car. No comparison.<P>
 

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Thanks mrmandmman and pj's 850!<P>I'm goin into Circuit City this weekend to check out prices and such... quick question?? what's a good speaker to get, that's affordable... I'm talkin like less than $100 for a pair (i know it's probably cheap) but i'm not working right now!! Pain in da a$$ finding a job at 16!! Of course, McDonald's is hiring <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JHEIII850Turbo:<BR><B>Quick question?? what's a good speaker to get, that's affordable... I'm talkin like less than $100 for a pair...<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I am not an expert by any means, but I have always felt that you can't go wrong with either Polk Audio or Infinity Kappa in that price range. A lot of my friends love Infinity products, as they are not too expensive, but sound great. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew
 
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