Just curious, what is a better option, just improved speakers? I was
always under the impression that the Bose is an upgrade from the stock
speakers, but in two cars that I tested, one with Bose and one without,
I couldn't really tell the difference.
The Bose system speakers are a pair of single element drivers made of
paper and fabric. One's a tweeter and the other is a midrange driver.
They're the same thing you'd find as factory equipment in any economy
car. They don't sound terrible but there's an obvious lack of frequency
response and power; an AM radio sound quality.
I popped off a midrange grille and found that the speaker wasn't
directly under the opening. Replacement will involve opening the door
for sure. It might even require replacing the amps and building new
speaker mounts, but that's all fun for me. I just need to know the
secrets to safely disassemble the car - what panels cover screws, where
to pry open clips, where to reach in to disconnect wires, etc.
When I think about the stereo and the options for an oil change, the
manual sounds like the way to go.
On Fri, 09 Feb 2007 19:47:49 -0800, Kevin McMurtrie
I've found the best reference to be the Bentley manuals in that
respect... Either that or a six-pack of beer and a growing friendship
with a good dealer mechanic who's been to class for this type of work,
or a body ship that works on these cars (again, the six-pack can help
greatly!) A third choice is a non-chain audio store (DON'T try the
chains like Circuit City, their techs are not qualified at anything!)
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