<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by RicksAlfas:
<strong>I'm not a hifi guru at all, but our 145 has a dealer fitted Sony speaker upgrade and they sound great, even nearly four years on.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Rick, I ve made almost 1000
speaker measurements during my diploma research, using the MLSSA
system. Trust me, the japs dont know a shιt about speakers. UK and American speaker manufactures do a great job, if you dont wanna trust the state of the art Danish brands.
@Latino: Thats the point. To use speaker seperates. meaning that the tweeter to be independent from the woofer. If you definetly wanna use co-axials, like the Bose, take a look at the Focal coaxials
. They use the same quality tweeters as the seperates, and they have crossovers too. Two details that most coaxials do not have, thats why they sound crap.
If you go for the seperates, which is the optimal solution, you will get a set of 2 tweeters, 2 woofers, and 2 crossovers and all the cables needed, in one package check these
Dont worry about the connections, its a piece of cake, all you need will be in the package. You can find the Focals at most online shops ( for example www.sounddomain.com
but you may find cheaper if you search ) if you are having problems ordering Peerless or Vifa speakers.
If you dont know what a crossover is, its a small "box" which devides the audio signal (the one that comes to your Bose speaker right now ) into two parts, the one for the woofer, and the one for the tweeter. No need to know the techie details on this, just know that is absolutely nesessary, and that you will have to pay attention to make the right connections. Dont worry, they re all indicated for example W+ for woofer +, T- for tweeter - and so on.
Here is a crossover:
You can fit it inside the door trim, at the curve it has at the arm rest area. Piece of cake. wink
Ant, you can also trust the American Lanzar AS6.1
I ve fitted them on a friend and they sound amazing, considering their price. They should cost 40% more epxensive imo. Great buy.
PS: you can consider the Lanzars as an Alfa, the Peerless as a Maseratti, and the Focals in between. wink
Many people like the MB-Quart
too, i ve heard them, the re not bad, although the highs seemed too harsh for my taste. Metal dome tweeters have harsh sound in general, soft dome (like silk dome) tweeters have more natural and sweet sound.