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My 147 Ducati (2008) blew it's front speaker, so i have decided that it is a perfect excuse to replace all 4 :)

I have recently fitted a Alpine INE 900r and am considering sticking with Alpine for speakers. I have a max budget of £200.

Can anyone give me any suggestions alpine and other brand speakers?

I went to a few of my local car audio places, and as usual, they have never dealt with any 147s so they asked what the speaker mounted depth was....does anyone know?

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It's pretty shallow. I'd recommend DLS RS6A for the fronts.
 
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Tbh you want to spend more of your budget on the fronts than the rears.
Shiny_Car should be around later and I'm sure will have some recommendations. Really depends on how much work you want to do to fit them, have a look at his GT Ice thread.
Focal, Hertz etc should have something suitable.
Did you audition any of the speakers at the places you went ?
Oh - and do you have the Bose system fitted ?
 

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Not auditioned any speakers as yet. Thought the speakers mounting depth would be shallow. I guess this would restrict my speaker choice????

I want to maintain the factory look, some of the tweeters i saw were massive!
 

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147 speakers

Personally I really like the sound of Hertz Energy ESK's.

Hertz Energy ESK 165.3

If you want to spend more then Focal components sounded even better but were a tad over budget for me.
 

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Ah, good to see people posting links to my car to show what can be done. :thumbs: Indeed, there's plenty of depth in the doors, so I would expect any speaker you choose in that budget will fit without probs.

The wooden spacer rings ensure the woofers have a perfect fit. Poor fitment and air gaps leads to poor performance (and sealing over the service holes in the doors using sound deadener helps a lot too).

As suggested, Hertz are good value, and definitely worth considering. I would also recommend Morel Maximo or Tempo series, and DLS Performance or Reference series. Alpine speakers are ok, but I think you'll find these specialist brands sound more musical and lifelike. But, everyone's tastes differ, so best to audition at a store.

If you anticipate adding an amplifier in the future (which will significantly improve performance), you can justify spending even more on speakers. Otherwise, GBP$200 is about as much as I'd spend for speakers running off the headunit.

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Some people are not fans of Focal tweeters (bit bright/loud). Definitely appeal to many though, so have a listen. It does highlight the important of auditioning first.

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Another speaker has come into the frame! Googled them and they seem to have good reviews:

SPL Dynamics 6.2, plus they can be had for £90!

i have been quoted £70 fitting fronts and backs. Is that reasonable?
 
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Only your ears count.
TBH I would spend more on the fronts and just leave the standard rears in.
 

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Sorry Alfa_Holic, I can't remember which Focals i heard. Possibly K2's? They were £200+.
 
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