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Aftermarket speakers with stock appearance


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What have any of you guys figured out for upgrading the factory speakers, without cutting or having to give up the factory look? For now, I can certainly live with the head unit and amp........but as a first step I'd like to try speaker improvement. I hope this car is my "starter Porsche", and I can't justify going wild with stereo upgrades on a car I hope to trade up from within the next 2 years.

Its a 2000 cabriolet with the factory hi-fi system which has the 5 1/4s in the doors, and 2 sets of 4 inch mids and (whatever size) tweets in the dash and backseat sidepanels.

I've been told the factory amp houses a crossover to separate the 5 1/4 drivers from the other 4 componet sets. I'll wager each of the componet sets have their own crossovers tucked somewhere nearby in each mounting location.

I've had MB Quartz & some French brand (which I can't recall) recommended thus far by local stereo installers. One setup was quoted @$1000 installed, the other $1400.

Any suggestions or advice? Any other brands worth looking into? While the back set is probably a no brainer install, the doors and dash may pose more difficulty. One installer mentioned some dilemma with the passenger side front airbag hardware on other 996s they had done. Any tips, or just let a "professional" hack away at my car?

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hi, I felt that the Porsche sound system couldn't deliver the right High frequency that I wanted and was recommended to just to do an upgrade of the dash speakers and replace it with Jehnert sound system.

check them out: Jehnert

they also delivers cool doorboards but that's for Porsche w/o sound system.

cheers,

Tony

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I used the MB Quart 5 1/4" seperates (tweeters in the dash/5 1/4"s in the door) in my car with Boston Acoustic 4" coaxials in the rear. Both were installed without any modifications and looks stock. Also installed an Alpine head unit and amplifier, plus a custom subwoofer box with 2 8" subs, which fits neatly behind the rear seats. FYI.

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