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I know there will be a lot of different ideas but I want to upgrade/replace the door speakers in the R. What is the best way to go stock or aftermarket? I have an HU-803 with the IMiv IPod adapter. What do you all recomend and where to buy it.<p>HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Speaker upgrade? (CM2RAS)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know there will be a lot of different ideas but I want to upgrade/replace the door speakers in the R. What is the best way to go stock or aftermarket? I have an HU-803 with the IMiv IPod adapter. What do you all recomend and where to buy it.<p>HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you plan on buying the stock R speakers, you better bring your wallet, they are freaking pricey. I'm not sure that you'll get better sound with aftermarket speakers, it's set up pretty well as it is, I think. I think if you want to upgrade, you'll have to gut it from the ground up.
 

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Re: Speaker upgrade? (Husker Z)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>If you plan on buying the stock R speakers, you better bring your wallet, they are freaking pricey. I'm not sure that you'll get better sound with aftermarket speakers, it's set up pretty well as it is, I think. I think if you want to upgrade, you'll have to gut it from the ground up.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't want to go crazy I just have one or two that are not sounding as good as it should, where would be the best place to get the R speakers then?
 

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Hmm...<p>You want the whole setup?<p>I could part with the speakers in my R.<p>What do you want? the factory amp? Factory 850?<p>Factory speakers?<p>Speakers with the housings?<p>Factory wiring?<p>Do your research, let me know....since I could pull eveyrthing out before the Davis meet. I haven't really gone crazy on them, since i've always had an external subwoofer in the car, so bass inside the cabin has been at a minimum. Previous owner listened to Garth Brooks.
 

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Nitrous1,<p>I am just looking for some door speakers, I love the current factory set up in my R so I would be looking for just the stock R door speakers. The R has a factory amp right? So there is no need to change that right???? I am completely new to messing with the stereo in a Volvo so please put up with my stupidity. And yes I would very interested in your factory R speakers.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nitrous1,<p>I am just looking for some door speakers, I love the current factory set up in my R so I would be looking for just the stock R door speakers. The R has a factory amp right? So there is no need to change that right???? I am completely new to messing with the stereo in a Volvo so please put up with my stupidity. And yes I would very interested in your factory R speakers.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If he'll part with them I'd say go for it. I looked up the factory door speakers one time and was blown away at the price, it was just insane.
 

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I'm wondering. I have the 850 Hu, dont I have premium speakers too?
 

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I would think you do, you Dolby and all that right?
 

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Unless you're getting them second hand, there's no reason to pay so much for the stock replacement speakers. Just find some low profile speakers with low RMS rating.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Unless you're getting them second hand, there's no reason to pay so much for the stock replacement speakers. Just find some low profile speakers with low RMS rating.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thats our next mouth project matt!! my R/F spker is GONE!!!
 

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what is the cheapest source for OEM replacement front speaker?? cost?
 

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I changed both front door speakers on my wife's 2.5T. I suspect that both were blown because of the moisture that got inside. Still trying to figure out how to fix it.<br> I got the speakers from the local electronic store. I think my requirements were 6.5 inch round speakers and 4 Ohms Impedance. The manual says that the speakers vary from 25 to 75 W. <br>Today you get aftermarket speakers that rated 200 W. I think it is fine to put something like that as long as Impedance does not change. There are a lot of choices that fit this category. <br>The installation was easy, but required some drilling. I enjoyed the project though.<p>Have fun
 

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Shouldn't we just be able to spec out the factory premium sound speaker and get a suitable replacement (size, power handling, resistance, etc...)? I'd love to replace all of my speakers. I may be the only person around here that thinks the Volvo premium sound is *ok*, but lacks a resilient punch that a good aftermarket speaker can handle.
 

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Re: (JoeLvo)

I just replaced the premium factory front door speakers in my T5 with Alpine SPS-600's 6.5".<br>The job was simple and the improvement is amazing! I would use aftermarkets if I were you. Cheaper cost and better sound. I am replacing all my speakers over the summer. May go with infinity for the rear doors.<p>My install required no drilling. I removed the original speaker from the factory mount. That required cutting the 4 clips off the back and using a flathead to separate the glued on speaker from the mount. Then I just used a screw and a bolt for each mounting tab. Mounted them thru the slots where the factory speaker's clips were. No need to drill that way.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the door speakers like 8"ers? Did you have to build a mount with a smaller diameter for the 6.5's?<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ViriiGuy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just replaced the premium factory front door speakers in my T5 with Alpine SPS-600's 6.5".<br>.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 
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