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Thanks for the info Dave ! (eom) (archive)

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Posted by Ashok on July 10, 2000 at 17:40:08:

In Reply to: Re: Very informative.......Question ? posted by Dave S. on July 10, 2000 at 16:16:19:

: Since I plan on keeping the car for at least 6 years, I decided on splurging a bit on the front speakers and went with MB Quart Referenz Premium components. The 5.25" woofers went in the factory locations in the front doors, the stock mid-ranges were disconnected, and the component tweeters replaced the stock ones at the upper location by the windows. They aim almost directly at the occupants and are amazingly clear. This set cost about $475 for the pair. I used 5.25" MB Quart Autobahn coaxials in the rear deck, since sound from the rear is mainly for "fill", and is not as important as the front soundstage. The coaxials go for around $150 a pair. They sound great also. A lot of the total cost I paid was for the installation. Make sure the installer knows his stuff. An installer should be certified by the Mobile Electronics Certification Program(MECP). If he/she is, you can relax knowing that a pro is on the job. My advice is to upgrade the speakers first for the most dramatic improvement in sound, even with the factory amp. You can then add to your system as time and/or money permits. The only other thing to consider is that the stock speakers have double voice coils, with the second used for the cell phone, so you may lose the cell phone capability with a speaker upgrade.

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