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Hi all, I've been checking for posts on speaker options but have not found the answers I was looking for. I have a bog standard speaker set in my 98 S 996 ie 4 speakers and no amp, one speaker in the dash is on the way out! I want to upgrade the sound system since I have to get one new speaker for the dash anyway.

I'm just fitting a becker traffic pro 7820 (using the posts on this great forum) but what are my options re speakers amps etc - I want the best look and sound without spending 100's. Please help!?

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I just put a set of Focal components up front and a set of Boston Acoustic 4inch'ers in the back locations. Had to fab some pieces (panels to mount onto) to use the OEM locations. If you don't have the door speakers, you probably ought to look at four four inch two-way speakers for the factory locations and a subwoofer to add a little 'kick'.

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i want to upgrade the standard speakers in my 04 996C2 but just want to use the factory locations i.e. something that will just bolt straight in!

any suggestions? :huh:

The Focals went in fairly easily. My car had the 'upgraded' system with the 5 1/4 inch door speakers plus four tweeter/mid component combos in each corner. I pulled the door panels off and bolted in the new 5 1/4 focal mids. Easy drop in install. The tweeters were *slightly* more involved as I wanted to be able to return to stock with no issues. I cut a piece of plastic sheet in a circle and mounted the tweeter to the sheet then mounted the sheet to the factory grill assemblies. Bolted them right back into the stock location. The rears were slightly more complicated because of the very odd shape that the OEM speaker uses. (I'll try to take a picture in a bit so you can see what I'm talking about). I pulled the side panels off and screwed a thin plywood mount to some of the interior sheetmetal. The new 4 inch coaxials are mounted to that board. The panels went right back on and the grills cover as if stock. Both sets can be removed and OEM reinstalled.

The only thing left to do is design and fabricate an OEM looking enclosure for a subwoofer. Nothing huge, just something to put a little bit of the low frequency kick back into the system.

Overall, I am thrilled with the results and would rate it a five on a scale of one to ten. The only complex issue was making sure I didn't break the panels in taken them out and recovering a screw that wanted to move into the rocker panels. :P

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