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    7 speaker system question

    Hi I'm wondering whether to fit a center speaker do you think it makes improvement on the sound?
    Has anyone found an aftermarket replacement for the center speaker?
    is anyone breaking a 9-3 03>

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    Re: 7 speaker system question

    I think it is great for adding clarity - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-9-3-3...item27ca483647

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    Re: 7 speaker system question

    Cheers I'm also after the door speaker adapters, they seam to be included with the speakers in some listing but not most

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    Just wait a month or so they come up on ebay all the time just search daily that's what I did when I brought the Aero spoiler for a steal and sprayed

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    Speaker adapters to fit 6.5" into the front doors?

    Is so you'll need more than a speaker adaptor lol...

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    oops double

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    Re: 7 speaker system question

    The oem door speakers are on adapters they are standard 6.5" speakers with 4x mounting points, its just not many people sell just the adapters & local breakers never seam to have saabs
    I would rather wait to get oem adapters then modify the door card but that's personal preference
    cheers for reply tho & do like the mod you have done

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    Re: 7 speaker system question

    Finally got the adapter
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    Just need center speaker now

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    If you decide to go aftermarket on this 4" speakers in pairs I would be willing to go halves with you?

    Thinking either JL audio or Focal.

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    Re: 7 speaker system question

    Been looking for push fit like oem but can't find any one that makes them
    Can go halves which brand do you favor?
    Also thinking of scraping the audiobahn 3.5" for some component type but again can't find any one who makes them
    Is it just me that keeps swapping & changing? Think its coz I'm trying to get audiophile quality with pro audio volume which isn't easy

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    I have done the same I have had all sorts setup in mine but now I have found the optimum for the car I could of course take it to another level by replacing my amps and speakers with reference quality with processor (Bitone) but I cannot justify any more spending on the car in general.

    I have JL's up front in the dash 3.5" and they are the best I have had I did upgrade from OEM to JBL which had a huge improvment over factory but still not a scratch on the JL's I have recommended these to a few people and none have been disappointed.

    I could go for the JL centre to keep the front JL, did consider JL all round but again cost and lack of funds prohibits this.

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    Re: 7 speaker system question

    I have just discovered the cause of my rattle from the dashboard! I popped the centre loudspeker cover (in front of DIS) and there I found a speaker connector rattling around in the vacant hole!

    Any ideas why I don't have a speaker there? Was it not fitted on my Linear Sport model (9-3 TiD 4dr 2006)????

    OK so I want to put in a speaker....if there should be one there.

    Do I go OEM or retro fit one of the 3x speaker kits I see advertised??? Whats best?

    The Audio/CD is standard fit.

    Also, the speakers in the rear parcel shelf are quite small and there is not much Bass. Can I simply replace these with better quality multiple cone Oval units (hole there ready on each side) or look to install aftermarket solution all round??

    thanks for your help and advice.

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    Re: 7 speaker system question

    There is only a center speaker if you have the amp under the passenger seat
    best thing for you to do is replace the 3.5" in the dash & replace the 4" for 6X9" in the rear with aftermarket speakers as it makes a huge improvement
    is your cd with the controls or separate? As 2006 is when they changed the stereo
    Im nuts & spend >2½ hours a day in my car that's why I have taken the sound system further
    Had a quote for a system upgrade that came in at £6500 so decided to carry on doing things myself
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